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Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (Southwest) only

Airline fee $250/$200/$100 reimbursement reports: WN (Southwest) only

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Reminder: you must enroll and select WN (Southwest) as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll and the wait several hours or even a day before making the purchase. (WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. SW is the IATA code for Air Namibia. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.) 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.

Caution: As of late July 2019, reports are that direct gift card purchases are no longer being reimbursed. 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.



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Old Jan 5, 19, 8:36 am
  #1471  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 41
platinum and Hilton Amex
1/1 $200 eGC purchase / $250 eGC purchase
1/2 posted
1/7 both credited and dated 1/6.

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Old Jan 5, 19, 12:49 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5
I'm looking to close my Platinum card but was hoping to double dip on the Southwest reimbursements. Purchased 2x$100 Southwest GCs that posted on 1/1 -- no credit yet. My 30-day cancellation period for the annual fee is tomorrow. Any chance the credits would past after account closing? Separately, I wonder how strict Amex is on the 30-day grace period for refunding the annual fee?
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Old Jan 5, 19, 3:39 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 12
showing up under benefits tap

It now shows I've used all 200 for the year under the benefits tab. If bought on the 1st, credit will likely post either on the 6th/7th.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 3:53 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: CLE -> BNA
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Originally Posted by BRAMP123 View Post
It now shows I've used all 200 for the year under the benefits tab. If bought on the 1st, credit will likely post either on the 6th/7th.
I apologize, but I searched and couldn't find this - did you purchase a single $200 GC (or 2x$100 or 4x$50)?
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Old Jan 5, 19, 5:02 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 12
1 x 200
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Old Jan 5, 19, 5:09 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by kerrigjl View Post
I apologize, but I searched and couldn't find this - did you purchase a single $200 GC (or 2x$100 or 4x$50)?
Not sure about him but I purchased 1 $200 egc on 1/1 and like him my tracker now shows I used the benefit.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 5:40 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by pointsgaloreandmore View Post
12/18... Received card
12/18... Selected SW as carrier
~30 min later... Purchased a $100 and $150 e-gift certificate (Was not logged into Rapid Rewards; Chrome Browser; Windows OS)
Charge shows SPD/AIR FREIGHT as document type with SW address and says will post as "Southwest Airlines - Dallas, TX"
12/20... Charges posted
12/21... Travel meter shows all travel credit used for 2018
12/22... Credit recieved
This is what worked for me again.
1/1... Purchased a $100 and $150 e-gift certificate (Was not logged into Rapid Rewards; Chrome Browser; Windows OS)
1/3... Charges posted
1/5... Travel meter shows all travel credit used for 2019
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Old Jan 5, 19, 10:49 pm
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: SNA
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Originally Posted by pointsgaloreandmore View Post
This is what worked for me again.
1/1... Purchased a $100 and $150 e-gift certificate (Was not logged into Rapid Rewards; Chrome Browser; Windows OS)
1/3... Charges posted
1/5... Travel meter shows all travel credit used for 2019
+1 on the same purchase on 1/1. Travel meter shows all credit used.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:37 am
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: CLE -> BNA
Programs: IHG Spire Ambassador, Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, Bonvoy Titanium, UA Silver, RR A-List
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Originally Posted by colvin84 View Post


Not sure about him but I purchased 1 $200 egc on 1/1 and like him my tracker now shows I used the benefit.
Thanks. Went ahead and purchased a $200 EGC today.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:22 am
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 31
whats the purpose of using the incognito tab on this?

ETA: I did not do this, hoping it works out

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Old Jan 6, 19, 4:01 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Programs: UA 1K
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Originally Posted by njs281 View Post
whats the purpose of using the incognito tab on this?

ETA: I did not do this, hoping it works out
Well at least my tracker is now showing that I used the whole benefit even though the credit hasn't posted yet.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 5:08 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 138
Purchased a $200 physical SW GC on 1/2. Charge posted on 1/4 with a transaction date of the 2nd. Today 1/6 my travel credit counter changed to show $200 fully used in 2019. Expecting the credit in the next day or two.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 5:46 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 12
Now mine are showing fully reimbursed
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Old Jan 6, 19, 5:57 pm
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: SNA
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Originally Posted by zakami View Post
+1 on the same purchase on 1/1. Travel meter shows all credit used.
Credit posted today with a Jan 5 date.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 6:37 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: JFK
Programs: AA Platinum
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2019-01-02 Southwest Airlines DALLAS TX $200
2019-01-05 AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement -$200

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