Southwest

Southwest Rapid Rewards Sign Up Bonus

As most of you know, I am a recently converted Southwest evangelist.

Like many people, I used to discount Southwest as just a low cost carrier and thus avoided them like the plague. This was mostly due to the fact that Southwest (after merging with AirTran) still has a limited international presence and their Elite program is pretty bad.

Last year, I accidentally discovered how valuable Southwest Rapid Rewards Points could be when I needed a One Way from LAX to SEA and it was only 5,000 Points on Southwest. With any other program, this flight would have cost 12,500 Miles or 60,000 Miles in the case of Delta (Not even a joke. There is a reason why they are called SkyPesos).

Basically since last September, I have jumped on the Southwest bandwagon and they are now my go to for Domestic Award Flights because it is so cheap!

For those of you that don’t have a Southwest Rapid Rewards account, Southwest sent me an email offering 2,500 Points for new Customers who take a roundtrip flight by July 20, 2013.

It is worth noting that Southwest is a Chase Ultimate Rewards Partner and they typically offer 50,000 Point sign up bonuses for their Credit Cards. So even if you don’t think you have any need for Southwest Points, it might be worth signing up just in case!

If you are interested please email me and I can send you the link.

-Parag

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