Southwest Companion Pass

Earn 1300-1700 points and miles with a subscription to the New York Times!

If you missed the Memorial Day sale, you have another chance to score a some cheap and easy Southwest points or American miles for free flights around the U.S. But the deal is only good through July 6, 2017!

Right now, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal is offering 1300 points and half off a 12-week digital subscription to the New York Times. Or, you could subscribe through American Airlines’ shopping portal to earn 1700 AAdvantage (American’s loyalty program) miles.

Choose from Web + Smartphone (the cheapest at $1.88/week for 12 weeks, which is just more than $22), Web + Tablet, All Digital Access or Home Delivery, which also gets you unlimited access to NYTimes.com.

So, your cheapest option is $22 for 1300-1700 points or miles.

To earn either, go to the airline’s shopping portals (linked above) and search New York Times. Click through to the offer and make your purchase within an hour or two to make sure you will be credited. Your points will be credited to your loyalty account in six to eight weeks (if not sooner).

Don’t forget to cancel at the end of 12 weeks if you don’t want to pay an inflated price!

The Fine Print

Please note, this only works for new subscribers and the subscription must be active for 90 days. Only one subscription per household and not eligible for e-reader editions.

Do the Southwest Points Count Toward the Companion Pass?

This offer does not indicate if the points earned will count toward earning the Southwest Companion Pass. While typically bonus points do not count, I don’t think this is considered a bonus, as it is simply listed under Rapid Rewards Shopping as the current earn rate. I DO expect it to count.

I think this is a great deal. It would cost $60 to purchase 2000 points on Southwest, so this is significantly less.

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