2 A+ Credits Expiring - Let them Die?

 
Old May 16, 14, 5:38 pm
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2 A+ Credits Expiring - Let them Die?

I have no idea what to do with these 2 lonely A+ credits, as much as I hate to waste any miles/credits -- I have no flights coming up so I assume it makes no sense to try and keep these alive in the hopes of getting a few southwest points out of them down the line? They expire June 1.
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Old May 16, 14, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by BBDDPP View Post
I have no idea what to do with these 2 lonely A+ credits, as much as I hate to waste any miles/credits -- I have no flights coming up so I assume it makes no sense to try and keep these alive in the hopes of getting a few southwest points out of them down the line? They expire June 1.
If you have Southwest points or can get them by transfering Hotel or UR points to Southwest or by some other method so that you get 16 A+ Credits (1200 Southwest points = 1 credit) before your credits expire you can transfer the Credits to Southwers Rapid Rewards and create a Southwest Standard Award that will expire one year after creation (June 1 2015 at the latest).

If you then transfer that Standard Award to Airtran creating 16 Airtran credits expiring on the same date as the Standard Award, on November 1 your A+ Credits will be convertred to Southwest points which never expire (as long as you earn at least one point every two years).

There is also reputedly another method that involves exploiting a flaw in Southwest's software where if the creadits are transfered on the day they are supposed to expire they are automagically extenderd. I don't know how it works of it is still does.

Perhaps someone can explain that option to you.

To save the your credits you better get crackin'
Or decide they aren't worth it.
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Old May 19, 14, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by BBDDPP View Post
I have no idea what to do with these 2 lonely A+ credits, as much as I hate to waste any miles/credits -- I have no flights coming up so I assume it makes no sense to try and keep these alive in the hopes of getting a few southwest points out of them down the line? They expire June 1.
I was in a similar situation - I had couple of credits expiring in June - one on the 12th and one on the 19th. I recently (2 weeks ago) moved them from my Southwest Rapid Rewards account to my A+ account. Initially, they showed the original expiration date as it was supposed to. BUT, I log in today and see that all of the credits (not only the 2 due to expire) have a new expiration date, which is 2 years from the date they were transferred. So, if you have a Southwest RR account, I recommend moving them there and then move them back to A+. Let them stay there for a few days and see if the expiration date is changed to 2016. You certainly have nothing to lose with only 2 weeks left. The other ways to get something out of them are way too costly, in my opinion. They apparently don't even have the option to donate them anymore - I've used that in the past. Maybe this is something they implemented to make the transition from A+ Rewards to Rapid Rewards easier. Good Luck!
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