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Reminder: you must enroll and select WN (Southwest) as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

(WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.)

To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html
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Old Jan 18, 16, 5:43 pm
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They've picked up the pace on rebates:

$100 x 2 on two cards on Jan. 13.

$100 x 2 rebates on those same two cards on Jan. 17.
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Old Jan 18, 16, 5:52 pm
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So, here's a new twist- I had a ~$70 ticket's price refunded to me under the Airline Fee Reimbursement ... while like many, I was going to just get GCs anyway, I was surprised when I saw this on my online statement. Just another datapoint, I guess.
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Old Jan 21, 16, 3:40 pm
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I do not see any instructions on how to purchase in the wikipost at the top of this thread. Should I do two separate transactions for one $100 gift card each or should I do 2 qty of $100 gift cards?
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Old Jan 21, 16, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by gbsemiprotraveler View Post
I do not see any instructions on how to purchase in the wikipost at the top of this thread. Should I do two separate transactions for one $100 gift card each or should I do 2 qty of $100 gift cards?
It should work either way.
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Old Jan 22, 16, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by gbsemiprotraveler View Post
I do not see any instructions on how to purchase in the wikipost at the top of this thread. Should I do two separate transactions for one $100 gift card each or should I do 2 qty of $100 gift cards?
I do the former (2 x $100 charges). I think the latter may charge your card for a single $200 (which may be fine too).
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Old Jan 22, 16, 12:48 pm
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$100 gc on 1/17
$100 credit on 1/21
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Old Jan 25, 16, 10:30 am
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Purchased 2x $100 just now, Will update when I see the reimbursement.
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Old Jan 25, 16, 4:16 pm
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Purchased 2x $50 Southwest gift cards with AMEX PRG.

1/12: Charge posted
1/15: Credit posted
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Old Jan 28, 16, 8:08 am
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2x$100 purchased as a single transaction (went through as $200)

1/20: Charge posted
1/27: Credit posted
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Old Jan 28, 16, 1:21 pm
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Will post my experience as things develop...

Purchased Gift Cards - January 23 (2x$100)
Transaction Posted - January 23 (2x$100)
Reimbursement Credit Posted - February 4 (2x$100)

See post #631 for more on this situation.

Last edited by HockeyCoachBen; Feb 4, 16 at 2:46 pm Reason: Edited to update reimbursement posting to account.
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Old Jan 28, 16, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by HockeyCoachBen View Post
Will post my experience as things develop...

Purchased Gift Cards - January 23 (2x$100)
Transaction Posted - January 23 (2x$100)
Reimbursement Credit Posted - {nothing yet - should I be concerned?}
I purchased mine on Jan 21 and was reimbursed yesterday, weird that it's taking longer.
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Old Jan 28, 16, 8:54 pm
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I purchased mine on Jan 21 and was reimbursed yesterday, weird that it's taking longer.
Awesome. Thanks for letting me know! I'm used to credits posting on AmEx purchases almost like clockwork 2-3 days later. This delay is strange indeed!
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Old Jan 29, 16, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by HockeyCoachBen View Post
Will post my experience as things develop...

Purchased Gift Cards - January 23 (2x$100)
Transaction Posted - January 23 (2x$100)
Reimbursement Credit Posted - {nothing yet - should I be concerned?}
If you have to be "concerned", or feel the need to call, you shouldn't be doing it. The T&C specifically exclude gift card purchases. But due to a quirk in some system, some are getting through. If you call, eventually none will get through. If you can't afford the "loss", which there is none, since you get the gift card you paid form don't do it. Your not out any money.
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Old Jan 29, 16, 10:59 pm
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If you have to be "concerned", or feel the need to call, you shouldn't be doing it. The T&C specifically exclude gift card purchases. But due to a quirk in some system, some are getting through. If you call, eventually none will get through. If you can't afford the "loss", which there is none, since you get the gift card you paid form don't do it. Your not out any money.
Congrats on your 1st post on the boards!

Never did I say that I was planning on calling AmEx and never did I say that I can't afford to pay the $200 for the two gift cards that I purchased. Of course, like the many others on these boards, I would prefer not to pay for them, but will if need be.

My "concern" was for the fact that maybe the gravy train is rolling to an end...or there is a glitch in the matrix...or however you want to phrase it. Concern has many definitions, I intended it in the sense of 'dismay or feeling of unease at an unexpected outcome' which would describe this perfectly.

But, thanks for your helpful post!
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Old Feb 3, 16, 12:45 am
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Gold: $100 GC posted on Dec 14. No credit yet. Approaching the 4wk barrier where you're supposed to contact them, according to the boilerplate text online...

Platinum: 2x $100 GC posted on Dec 30. Credit x2 posted on Jan 2.
Still no credit on the PRG as of Jan 27, 6 weeks after purchase. So I mentioned it to an online (chat) CSR, while discussing a separate card/issue. Credit posted Jan 28. I gave him 5/5 in the post-chat survey

You can all hate me now. Though I highly doubt this anecdote makes it way from the support centre in India to the analysts in New York. I wouldn't have done it if the charge looked at all suspicious to the naked eye (like the infamous "MPX AMAZON" loophole).
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