Southwest Airlines has released a targeted promotion for flights during the usually slow pre-holiday, post summer season which offers travelers up to triple Rapid Reward points on all flights booked and flown between Sept 18, 2014 and November 20, 2014. Check your inbox and spam folders for an email with a subject line of “You’ve been selected to earn triple points” or “You’ve been selected to earn Double Points”.
From what I have read on flyertalk, it appears as though the double points promotion is more widely available than the triple points promotion, and the triple points promotion has been targeted at the infrequent Southwest flier.
So what does triple mean? Per the terms and conditions of this promotion, “member will receive 24 bonus points per dollar spent on Business Select® Fares, 20 bonus points on Anytime Fares, and 12 bonus points on Wanna Get Away® Fares. Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification”
Rapid rewards points are worth ~1.4 cents each. During this promotion each Wanna Get Away fare earns 18 points total, Anytime fare earns 30 points total, and Business Select fare earns 36 points total. This equals a range of 25.2 to 50.4 cents earned in reward credits per dollar spent on airfare during this promotion! Honestly a great deal for someone who flies southwest!
To find all of Southwest Promotions visit Southwest Airlines promotion page and Happy flying!