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Old 01-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #136
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Why would you want to do that?

You're paying a $69 annual fee for the card, you might as well keep it for the year and earn as many additional pts as possible on it during that time and then cancel before they charge you the 2nd year annual fee.
Because I have other rewards cards, but yes, I would cancel just prior to having to pay the next annual fee. Which leads me to another question, is it $69 or $99 for the annual fee? The link for the 50,000 points said $99.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #137
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Because I have other rewards cards, but yes, I would cancel just prior to having to pay the next annual fee. Which leads me to another question, is it $69 or $99 for the annual fee? The link for the 50,000 points said $99.
It varies. Mine is $69, others have a $99 fee.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #138
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Anyone know if this deal is the same one they are offering during a flight?
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:24 AM   #139
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Can someone help me with a few questions? I'm thinking of signing up for the promotion, but am not sure how it will work to redeem the points.

We are going to Florida this summer, and there are 6 people in my family.

I looked up the points values on SW and 50,000 points would cover 3 RT tickets for our flights.

If I sign up for a card, and my husband signs up for a card. Will we both be able to book 3 RT tickets on the same flights? Is ther a limit to how many you can redeem o na flight? Are there only a certain number of seat per flight that can use points to book? To ensure we are on the same flight, would it be better if I booked 6 oneway tickets to Florida, and he booked 6 on the return flight. Will this work?

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #140
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I have checked around and I don't think it's for the same time!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #141
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Can someone help me with a few questions? I'm thinking of signing up for the promotion, but am not sure how it will work to redeem the points.

We are going to Florida this summer, and there are 6 people in my family.

I looked up the points values on SW and 50,000 points would cover 3 RT tickets for our flights.

If I sign up for a card, and my husband signs up for a card. Will we both be able to book 3 RT tickets on the same flights? Is ther a limit to how many you can redeem o na flight? Are there only a certain number of seat per flight that can use points to book? To ensure we are on the same flight, would it be better if I booked 6 oneway tickets to Florida, and he booked 6 on the return flight. Will this work?

TIA for any help.
I have the SW Visa and so does my husband. I haven't read this entire thread but there is one important piece of information I have not seen mentioned here - and that is REWARDS POINTS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR TRAVEL BY THE CARDHOLDER!! So, you can't book a trip for your kids or spouse with your rewards. It's still a great deal but you obviously can't get your kids a CC, so you would still have to pay OOP for them.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #142
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I have the SW Visa and so does my husband. I haven't read this entire thread but there is one important piece of information I have not seen mentioned here - and that is REWARDS POINTS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR TRAVEL BY THE CARDHOLDER!! So, you can't book a trip for your kids or spouse with your rewards. It's still a great deal but you obviously can't get your kids a CC, so you would still have to pay OOP for them.

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That is not true, I booked flights for both of my kids with my rewards points.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM   #143
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I have the SW Visa and so does my husband. I haven't read this entire thread but there is one important piece of information I have not seen mentioned here - and that is REWARDS POINTS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR TRAVEL BY THE CARDHOLDER!! So, you can't book a trip for your kids or spouse with your rewards. It's still a great deal but you obviously can't get your kids a CC, so you would still have to pay OOP for them.

Hope this helps!
oh boy, thanks , but now I am really confused. I just called southwest and asked the same questions and the agent I spoke with said that I could use RR points however I chose. I gave her all the scenarios, and asked can I purchase 6 one way tickets on my points for the trip down, and my husband purchase 6 for the trip home on his points and she said yes.

I know that I can only earn points for my travel and not my kids or husbands travel(they need their own RR #'s to earn points on their own accts.) but I was told once I have RR points on my acct. I can spend them for someone elses travel.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #144
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My husband and I signed up for this promotion. We have purchased tickets for ourselves, and our daughter using our miles with no problem. We were charged $2.50 per one way ticket. We've purchase tickets for the three of us to fly to Colorado for summer vacation, and my daughter and I to travel to Orlando for Spring Break. All for free (minus the $2.50) using our miles.
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Copied directly from the FAQ on their website...

Can I book travel with points for other Passengers (not me)?
Yes. The Rapid Rewards Member who owns the account from which the points will be used will need to make the reservation for the person traveling. Simply get the destination, travel dates, and flight times from the person who will be using your points and log in to your account at southwest.com to book the reward travel. Reward travel is subject to the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per roundtrip, which must be paid with a credit card.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #146
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Thumbs up I DID it ....

I've been going back & forth on this & finally decided to do it today! I was approved right away & I called my mom to do the same & approved also ... I work for an airline so we alway non-rev (space available) to our vacations. We have always had great luck until last year-we were stuck. So the 1st time in almost 17 years we had a buy 3 last minute one-way tickets on SunCountry. It was only $700, yes thats alot but most same day one-ways are double that.

It will be nice to use these for our August trip & not having to worry about getting stuck !!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:44 PM   #147
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Geez, that is great news and I apologize for all the confusion!! I could have sworn that when Southwest changed their Rapid Rewards program that they restricted the usage only to the person that earned the RR. That is one of the reasons I got my husband a card.

I'll have to inform my mother, as she is under the same impression.

Thanks again for the info!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #148
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I have the SW Visa and so does my husband. I haven't read this entire thread but there is one important piece of information I have not seen mentioned here - and that is REWARDS POINTS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR TRAVEL BY THE CARDHOLDER!! So, you can't book a trip for your kids or spouse with your rewards. It's still a great deal but you obviously can't get your kids a CC, so you would still have to pay OOP for them.

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This is not true.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #149
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Does anyone know how long it takes to get approved? My husband was approved right away, but I am worried about my application. I am a housewife and applied for one on my own....I have no salary - but did put the household income as well. I expected mine wouldn't be approved right away, but I have excellent credit. Does anyone know how long it will take? I am worried because I didn't receive any type of confirmation email that my application was received.
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Found my answer - sorry!

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