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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:06 am   #1
 
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Targeted Promotion: 500 bonus points for buying rapid rewards

My wife and I received a promotional mailing offering an extra 500 points for purchased between 9/12 and 11/18. It was sent out to SW Visa cardholders.

Points don't count for CP, etc, so it doesn't seem to be that good of a deal. I've met my minimum spend on the Visa card for the year, so I don't see much incentive here.

Are there any ways to make this offer worth it?

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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:25 am   #2
 
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My wife and I received a promotional mailing offering an extra 500 points for purchased between 9/12 and 11/18. It was sent out to SW Visa cardholders.

Points don't count for CP, etc, so it doesn't seem to be that good of a deal. I've met my minimum spend on the Visa card for the year, so I don't see much incentive here.

Are there any ways to make this offer worth it?

jc
I assume that's only good once? If so, it's a free $8.33, so buy something cheap.

EDIT: I am looking at the same flyer. To be clear, this is for buying RR 2.0 points. Register at southwest.com/cmbuygiftpoints on 9/12.

Assuming the same price as today, 1000 points (the minimum) plus the 500 bonus works out to around 1.83 cents each, versus a value of about 1.67 cents. Plus a bit for using the WN Visa. I'd only do it if I needed a few points for a redemption immediately.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 5:26 pm   #3
 
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I assume that's only good once? If so, it's a free $8.33, so buy something cheap.

EDIT: I am looking at the same flyer. To be clear, this is for buying RR 2.0 points. Register at southwest.com/cmbuygiftpoints on 9/12.

Assuming the same price as today, 1000 points (the minimum) plus the 500 bonus works out to around 1.83 cents each, versus a value of about 1.67 cents. Plus a bit for using the WN Visa. I'd only do it if I needed a few points for a redemption immediately.
Got one in the mail for me and the wife. Both went immediately into the trash. What a waste of printing and postage and time.
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Old Sep 12, 13, 8:20 am   #4
 
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Hmm... trying to register for this promotion today (12th) and keep getting an error message. I was targeted with the mailing.
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Old Sep 12, 13, 10:38 am   #5
 
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I recevied the same thing but I can also trasnfer points.. are the transfered points TQP?
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Old Sep 12, 13, 12:30 pm   #6
 
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Wait for it... And it's in the trash
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Old Sep 13, 13, 8:32 am   #7
 
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I recevied the same thing but I can also trasnfer points.. are the transfered points TQP?
No, if transferred points were TQP it would be a lot easier for everyone to get A List.
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Old Sep 13, 13, 10:34 am   #8
 
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Meh, I don't think it's too bad. If you buy 1000 + the 500 bonus points + the 55 points for the CC, they're very close to their true value.
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Old Sep 13, 13, 7:06 pm   #9
 
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New to this forum. Can someone please translate, CP, WN Visa, and TQP?? Also, what are RR 2.0 points?? Sorry and thanks in advance!! - Melanie
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Old Sep 13, 13, 7:26 pm   #10
 
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New to this forum. Can someone please translate, CP, WN Visa, and TQP?? Also, what are RR 2.0 points?? Sorry and thanks in advance!! - Melanie
All your questions are answered in the Wiki at the top of this forum.
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Old Sep 13, 13, 8:19 pm   #11
 
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I still don't understand

Under Flyertalk Wiki? Couldn't find abbreviations in there either.
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Old Sep 13, 13, 8:31 pm   #12
 
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Under Flyertalk Wiki? Couldn't find abbreviations in there either.
http://flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php..._Rapid_Rewards
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Old Sep 13, 13, 10:43 pm   #13
 
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Thank you smmrfld!!
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Old Dec 3, 13, 11:14 am   #14
 
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Anybody seen their bonus points post for this yet?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 8:56 am   #15
 
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Answering my own question - these posted last week for me.
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