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Old Dec 10, 12, 5:04 pm
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Expiring Credits (RR 1.0): redeem, donate, or use some other way?

Hi:

I have two credits in the old RR 1.0 system which expire in a week. I could top it off after converting my current set of RR 2.0 points to get a ticket (would run $75), but I often take short flights so it seems to make more sense to just keep my 2.0 points.

Is there any other way to use the credits before they expire? It does not seem possible to use them at the redemption store (https://www.southwest.com/rapidrewar...m-more-rewards) or to donate them (I did see this link but never heard back, http://www.thln.org/?pageID=35799685...F852235D988E28). I also do not have an Airtran FF so some strategies suggested here do not seem to be usable for me.

Is there another way I could use these credits before they expire? Probably not worth doing much more work on this, though kind of sad to be leaving money on the table. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old Dec 10, 12, 5:37 pm
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I'm not aware of any organization that can make use of less than 8 credits. (If you had 8 credits, you could create an AirTran account and transfer the credits to get a one-way free trip.

As to points, I would expect an organization to need a minimum of 3k to 5k points to be usable.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by MonkeyMan123 View Post
Hi:

I have two credits in the old RR 1.0 system which expire in a week. I could top it off after converting my current set of RR 2.0 points to get a ticket (would run $75), but I often take short flights so it seems to make more sense to just keep my 2.0 points.

Is there any other way to use the credits before they expire? It does not seem possible to use them at the redemption store (https://www.southwest.com/rapidrewar...m-more-rewards) or to donate them (I did see this link but never heard back, http://www.thln.org/?pageID=35799685...F852235D988E28). I also do not have an Airtran FF so some strategies suggested here do not seem to be usable for me.

Is there another way I could use these credits before they expire? Probably not worth doing much more work on this, though kind of sad to be leaving money on the table. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
If you set up an AirTran A+ Rewards account at https://www.aplusrewards.com/aplus/rewards_request.aspx, you can then transfer over your two credits. The transfer should be almost immediate.

At that point, you have a few options before the credits expire.

*As little as one credit can be donated to a listed charity https://www.aplusrewards.com/aplus/r...s_request.aspx

*Extend the credits for one year @$29+tax, per credit https://tickets.airtran.com/RewardExtendCredit.aspx

*Transfer to another A+Rewards account @$19 per credit https://tickets.airtran.com/RewardTransferCredit.aspx

An upgrade certificate can be purchased for four credits and is valid for use within one year on any domestic FL one-way ticket.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 7:05 pm
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An upgrade certificate can be purchased for four credits and is valid for use within one year on any domestic FL one-way ticket.
And that, my friends, is one of the sweetest deals in avaition. Do it once and you'll beg Airtran not to go away...
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Old Dec 10, 12, 7:30 pm
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I don't have any RR credits but I DO have some "credit money" I banked when flight prices went down. I'm probably not going to use them personally before they expire, and back in the day I could let someone else use them, but I believe they closed that opportunity.

So will I just lose them?
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Old Dec 11, 12, 5:39 am
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I don't have any RR credits but I DO have some "credit money" I banked when flight prices went down. I'm probably not going to use them personally before they expire, and back in the day I could let someone else use them, but I believe they closed that opportunity.

So will I just lose them?
You can resurrect TTFs for $75 I think it is. So if it is less than that, yes, they expire worthless.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 9:31 am
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They're $22 pp, so not worth resurrecting and not even worth finding a quick flight to use them up on
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Old Dec 11, 12, 12:09 pm
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Thanks all for the responses!

Sounds like my on,ly real feasible option is the transfer-to-airtran + donate route which mke9499 suggested (very clever!). Wish there was a away I could use em myself but I guess that will not work here.
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