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Key Link: Buy Southwest points through September 19th

In addition to Southwest sales on flights, they’re also offering a good deal on Rapid Rewards points!  If you’re in need of Rapid Rewards points, ahem, Companion Pass anyone?  Then this could work for you!

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Through September 19th, you can buy Southwest Rapid Rewards at up to 40% off.  I received an email offer the other day with the subject line:  “Save big on Rapid Rewards points this summer.”  After clicking through the link and logging into my Rapid Rewards account, I snagged a 40% offer on purchasing Rapid Rewards points.  The offer is valid through September 19th, and points can be purchased in increments of 1,000.  Unfortunately, points don’t count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or your Companion Pass.  But if you already have the Pass, they can definitely come in handy!

So…is it worth it?

The lowest number of points I can purchase is 3,000 Rapid Rewards for $54.  That puts me at a value of about 1.8 cents per Rapid Reward point. In the past, I’ve gotten anywhere between 1.4 cents and 2 cents per point when redeeming Rapid Rewards, so this is definitely at the higher end of the scale.

(SEE ALSO – There’s Only One Reason to Buy Southwest Rapid Rewards…Even with a 40% Bonus.)

However, I love Rapid Rewards for their flexibility!  When booking with points, you can cancel right up until the day of the flight, and get a full refund.  I’ll happily pay a small premium to get that near-unlimited flexibility.  All other things equal, I’ll always book Southwest flights on points, instead of paying cash.

Key Link: Buy Southwest points through September 19th

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