Southwest Airlines launched last month a targeted offer for buying or gifting Rapid Rewards points and getting up to 50% Mystery Bonus that was supposed to end on November 10 but has been extended to November 20th.
You can buy up to 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transactions and this is a daily maximum as well. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a year, however.
You can access this offer on Southwest’s buy Rapid Rewards points website here. You need to log in to your Southwest account first before you can access it.
Price of Rapid Rewards point at 40% bonus (my offer):
The price of a Rapid Rewards points purchased under this at the 40% bonus level is 1.96 cents each. The price at the 50% bonus should be 1.83 cents each.
You need to evaluate if buying points make sense. You don’t need to pay certain taxes for award tickets that are charged for paid ones.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer is valid between October 17, 2017, 12:00:01 a.m. CST and November 20, 2017, 11:59:59 p.m. CST. Member will receive 40% bonus points when they purchase a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards® points. A valid credit card is required to buy points. A minimum 5,000 points purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis, in order to qualify for bonus points. Points can be purchased in blocks of 1,000 and a daily maximum of 60,000 points can be purchased by a Member with no annual maximum. Transactions are non-refundable and non-reversible. Offer is only valid for member receiving this email. Purchased points and bonus points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all applicable taxes. Please allow 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards account. Prices for the purchase of points are only valid while a Member is currently logged into Southwest.com and such prices are subject to change. Please allow up to 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for any particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, point redemption rate, and other factors and are subject to change.