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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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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 6, 18, 10:15 am
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 6
Data point:
1/1/2018 Purchased single $200 Southwest Gift Card
1/3/2018 $200 Credit to account

Last edited by t2846834; Jan 6, 18 at 11:55 am
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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by t2846834 View Post
Data point:
1/1/2018 Purchased $200 Southwest Gift Card
1/3/2018 $200 Credit to account
Did you purchase 1 single GC for $200 or something like 2x $100 or 4x $50?
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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
My wife has both personal Premier and Plus cards. Application date was 10/1/17. Statement date is the 1st of each month. One of the cards completed $2k spend on 12/27 and the 60k points are coming. The other card completed spend on 12/31 with multiple grocery and restaurant purchases at night (but before midnight Eastern time). Statement for 1/1 closed and one supermarket charge ($90ish) didn't make the cut. Transaction activity history shows transaction on 12/31 but posted on 1/2/18. Obviously she didn't get the 60k on this statement and that's fine; should she expect a problem due to the 1/2/18 post date? (3 month mark is 1/1/18) Basically, does the transaction date or post date matter more for these deadlines?
Usually there are a few extra days in there b/c it takes a week to actually get the card. I'd send a query via chase.com to make sure all is well. I imagine it is, but you'll feel better.

NOTE: you are posting this in the wrong thread b/c this one is for Amex MR reimbursements. You might want to alert mod to move it to appropriate thread.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Stgermainparis View Post
Did you purchase 1 single GC for $200 or something like 2x $100 or 4x $50?
Updated, thanks.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 1:54 pm
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Jan. 3, 2018 -- two $100 GCs purchased online on my personal Plat
Jan. 5, 2018 -- two $100 reimbursements

Easy peasy.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 2:41 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2014
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12/24 Applied for card (pending)
12/26 Called and approved for card in morning
12/28 Card Arrived, selected airline, purchased $200 SW GC (mid day)
12/30 Credit Posted against 2017
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Old Jan 6, 18, 7:14 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Has anyone who successfully claimed their $200.00 credit in December 2017 for calendar year 2017 successfully claim their 2018 credit yet?

I was thinking about pulling the trigger again this week after successfully getting my credit on 12/31/2017...but have been procrastinating...
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Old Jan 6, 18, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeekiM View Post
Has anyone who successfully claimed their $200.00 credit in December 2017 for calendar year 2017 successfully claim their 2018 credit yet?

I was thinking about pulling the trigger again this week after successfully getting my credit on 12/31/2017...but have been procrastinating...
New calendar year- you're good to go.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 8:05 am
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Join Date: Oct 2013
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I have been trying to get my 2018 credit on SW and keep getting this message:
  • We were unable to process your request right now. Please try again or if you continue to have difficulties, please contact a Southwest Airlines Customer Service Representative at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) (SW104105)
Update: I just deleted my cc from the account and reentered it and now it went through.

Last edited by Travelz; Jan 7, 18 at 8:11 am
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Old Jan 7, 18, 3:01 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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1/4 - bought 1x $200 e-gift card
1/6 - received $200 reimbursement
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Old Jan 7, 18, 8:57 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2017
Programs: any
Posts: 3
1/7 bought 1x $200 e-gift card
1/9 Credit (reimbursed) ( though it didn't actually show on the site until 1/10) all good!

Last edited by nigelj12; Jan 10, 18 at 11:30 am Reason: waiting for results
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Old Jan 8, 18, 9:35 pm
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: NYC
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1/4 evening changed airline to SW (did United in my two previous years)
1/4 evening bought 1x $200 e-gift card 10 mins later
Still waiting for reimbursement. :/
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Old Jan 9, 18, 9:19 am
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Join Date: Mar 2014
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1/5 Bought 1 x $200 SW e-gift card on my Platinum
1/7 Charge posted on the account
1/8 Credit posted
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Old Jan 9, 18, 10:52 am
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Join Date: Aug 2017
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1/4 - set airline to Southwest
1/5 - purchased 1 x $200 WN GC
1/8 - $200 credit posted
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Old Jan 10, 18, 10:30 am
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 20
1/7 - purchased 1 x $200 WN e-gift card on my AMEX Business Platinum
1/9 - $200 credit posted
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