Southwest recently announced a terrific offer for residents of Hawaii. If you live in the Aloha State, you can earn 5,000 Southwest points just by enrolling in Southwest’s frequent flyer program called Rapids Rewards.
To take advantage of the offer, you’ll need to enroll in Rapid Rewards by July 31, 2019 and have a valid Hawaii mailing address.
Keep in mind I have not been able to find a published link promoting this offer. Instead, it came directly to me via an emailed press release, which I’m happy to share if you don’t get your points and you meet the requirements.
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How Hawaii Residents Can Enroll in Southwest Rapid Rewards (Easy as 1,2,3!)
- Visit Southwest.com.
- Click on the Enroll button at the top right of the web page.
- Fill out the form with your name and contact information.
Southwest says it can take up to 72 hours for the 5,000 points to post, though some are reporting their points are posting as quickly as 24 hour after enrollment.
Keep in mind these are “bonus” points, and “bonus” points, unfortunately do not qualify for Southwest elite status (A-List or A-List Preferred) and they do not qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with you for the life of the pass after you earn 110,000 qualifying Southwest points.
If you’d like to learn more about the Southwest Companion Pass, which is hands-down the BEST deal in travel, download my free cheat sheet, “10 Things You Must KNOW to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass” below:
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Southwest began flying to Hawaii and between Hawaiian islands earlier this year, so Hawaii residents could use their points to fly to other islands or back to the mainland.
Want to know what you could do with 5,000 Southwest points?
It only takes ~3,800 Southwest points to redeem a $49 Wanna Get Away one-way fare. Keep in mind that when you book with points, you’ll still need to pay the mandatory government security fee of $5.60 per way.
Lyn says she’s even seen flights as low as 800 points per way during a sale! So 5,000 points could take you quite far, especially if you hold the Southwest Companion Pass and could bring a friend or loved one FREE!
Do you live in Hawaii? Will you take advantage of this offer?
Note: This information was provided via a Southwest Airlines press release.
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