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Southwest just announced a pretty cool promotion that will allow Southwest credit card holders to earn 50X on June 11.
The 50X will apply to purchases made on Southwest which include the following:
- In-flight purchases
- Southwest gift cards
- Rapid rewards points center
- Southwest vacations packages
The interesting thing here is that you can purchase gift cards and still earn the 50X. You can only earn 50X up to $100 and spend so this is limited to a total earning of 5,000 Rapid Rewards.
Depending on how you value Southwest points, 5000 points could come out to around $75 in value. So if you purchase a gift card you could look at it as if you were getting a hefty discount.
The terms state that “All Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cards are eligible.” It seems to me that you could earn 50X on multiple Southwest cards but I have not seen that confirmed just yet.
The bonus points will count towards Companion Pass but will not count towards A-List or A-List Preferred qualification.
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