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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 3, 19, 12:45 pm
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The AMEX app is offering me another airline signup so "Yes" it appears so.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by H2O14 View Post
The AMEX app is offering me another airline signup so "Yes" it appears so.
This does not establish that the reimbursement came from your 2018 allowance. You need to look in the Card Benefits section of the website to see if you still have the full allowance remaining for 2019.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:28 pm
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Looks like I only got reimbursed for my amex gold $100 credit and not my 2x $100 amex plat GC.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:06 am
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quick questions for those that purchased 2x $100 gc.

On southwests page did you put $100 gift card and select quanity 2? Or do 1 purchase at a time?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by czech99 View Post
quick questions for those that purchased 2x $100 gc.

On southwests page did you put $100 gift card and select quanity 2? Or do 1 purchase at a time?
I have always done two different transactions.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by zakami View Post
I have always done two different transactions.
ok thanks
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:41 am
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ugh i got a
"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)"
but my amex app showed $100 charge pending from SW

guess i'll wait and see if it drops off or if it goes through

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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:52 am
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12/31- signed up for SW Amex benefit, about thirty minutes later bought 1 $200 SW gc

no signs of amex credit yet - any suggestions?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by iDoc View Post
12/31- signed up for SW Amex benefit, about thirty minutes later bought 1 $200 SW gc

no signs of amex credit yet - any suggestions?
Wait a few more days.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 1:24 pm
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Bought 2 100gc on 1/1 and so far nothing.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by antonius66 View Post
Bought 2 100gc on 1/1 and so far nothing.
Did the transaction post already? Did you check the benefits page and does it still show $200 for Airline credit?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 2:50 pm
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2019 credit is still eligible.

Originally Posted by mia View Post
This does not establish that the reimbursement came from your 2018 allowance. You need to look in the Card Benefits section of the website to see if you still have the full allowance remaining for 2019.
I spoke with Amex customer service. Since the 12/2018 airline purchase was made in 2018 the 2019 credit is still available regardless of the 2019 reimbursement.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 3:18 pm
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In my experience it usually takes longer to post at the beginning of the year. Last year I bought on the 1st and I don't think it posted til the 6th.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Jblazea50 View Post
Did the transaction post already? Did you check the benefits page and does it still show $200 for Airline credit?
Yes and yes.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by BRAMP123 View Post
In my experience it usually takes longer to post at the beginning of the year. Last year I bought on the 1st and I don't think it posted til the 6th.
Iím guessing this is the case for all offers/credits. I bought 200$ gift card and Saks 50$ purchase on 1/1. Both charges posted that day and no credit for either.
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