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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (2011-2019)

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (2011-2019)

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Old Dec 11, 19, 10:56 am   -   Wikipost
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Reminder: you must enroll and select Southwest as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase.
Some have suggested the need to wait several hours or even a day before making the purchase, but there are also several DPs that worked without waiting that long.

(BTW, you will often hear people refer to Southwest as WN. WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. SW is the IATA code for Air Namibia.)

Caution: As of late July 2019, reports are that direct gift card purchases are no longer being reimbursed.
To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html Caution: Do NOT login to your Southwest Rapid Rewards account when making the purchase.

What does appear to work is buying flight tickets less than $100, OR using gift cards to get the charged amount down to less than $100.

Always read the last few pages to get up-to-date DPs.





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Old Jan 5, 17, 10:02 am
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bought on 1/2, posted on 1/2, got credit on 1/4 but no sign of the gift card from sw.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 1:08 pm
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Can we please add "DO NOT CALL AMEX OVER UNPOSTED GIFT CARD REIMBURSEMENTS" to the wiki? I feel that the gig will be up soon due to impatience and ignorance.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 1:43 pm
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Bought 100 gc the night of the 1st. Posted on third. Still no credit. Im not calling in but getting a bit impatient.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Docta View Post
Bought 100 gc the night of the 1st. Posted on third. Still no credit. Im not calling in but getting a bit impatient.
It takes 2-3 days from posting date. Relax.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 2:34 pm
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I plan to cancel this card after my January statement. Can anyone tell me if SW Gift Cards and EBCI purchases produce 3 MR points/dollar or just 1? (I want to end up with a MR point balance at either 1,000 or something divisible by 250.)
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Old Jan 5, 17, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by ktminn2 View Post
did you get your credit posted or just the transaction posted.
Bought $200 on 1/2
posted on 1/4
finally got GC on 1/4
Credit posted on 1/5
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Old Jan 5, 17, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by ruxpin810 View Post
bought on 1/2, posted on 1/2, got credit on 1/4 but no sign of the gift card from sw.
Contact their twitter team they will help you out
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Old Jan 5, 17, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Macosty View Post
Contact their twitter team they will help you out
that's exactly what i did after posting this. 4 hours later, i got my e-gift card. thanks.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:41 am
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Ordered my gift cards....got them 20 minutes later..or less didn't check right away.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 11:28 am
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Bought $100 on 1/2
Posted on 1/3
No Credit from AMEX

<$10 Charge for Airfare on 1/3
Reimbursed on 1/5

Based upon this, it looks like they may not be reimbursing $100 charges now.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by sdradius View Post
Based upon this, it looks like they may not be reimbursing $100 charges now.
Except THIS example is for a $200 reimbursement of a purchase made on the same date. American Express apparently runs batch processes for reimbursements, and if a transaction is missed it seems not to be picked up by the "next" batch. I would leave it for a few weeks.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 5:31 pm
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Bought 100 on first. Been posted for a few days now. Still nothing.
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Old Jan 7, 17, 8:36 am
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DP: Purchased $200 WN GC on 1/4. AMEX Plat credit reimbursed on 1/6.
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Old Jan 7, 17, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by sdradius View Post
Bought $100 on 1/2
Posted on 1/3
No Credit from AMEX

<$10 Charge for Airfare on 1/3
Reimbursed on 1/5

Based upon this, it looks like they may not be reimbursing $100 charges now.
Hold on this one. They had some difficulty on 1/2 I personally wouldn't be surprised if it posts soon.

1/4 bought $100
1/7 Credit
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Old Jan 7, 17, 9:32 am
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1/4 - bought $100 x 2
1/6 - nothing
1/7 - credits show posted 1/6
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