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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1095 on: October 16, 2013, 12:59:26 PM »
If I don't plan on flying in the near future(6 months at least) is it worth it to sell the points? or transfer them to another program, so I can make the card a lower card to get a refund on the annual fee?
if you still have the sw cc you can buy gift cards to a bunch of stores
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1096 on: October 16, 2013, 01:01:57 PM »
50,000 points = $500 of GC? I can sell and get a check in that amount.....Do you think its worth it?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1097 on: October 16, 2013, 01:06:17 PM »
If I don't plan on flying in the near future(6 months at least) is it worth it to sell the points? or transfer them to another program, so I can make the card a lower card to get a refund on the annual fee?
Canceling your card has no effect on the points already in your account.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1098 on: October 16, 2013, 01:07:38 PM »
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1099 on: October 16, 2013, 01:11:22 PM »
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards
Yes. Southwest points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months.
The trick of booking and canceling an award flight to extend your expiration date should work with SW as well.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1100 on: October 16, 2013, 01:57:16 PM »
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards

the only reason you would want to hold onto the cc is if you plan on cashing out for gift cards
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1101 on: October 16, 2013, 05:03:55 PM »
the only reason you would want to hold onto the cc is if you plan on cashing out for gift cards
Are you sure about that?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1102 on: October 16, 2013, 06:38:35 PM »
Are you sure about that?
IIRC you can transfer UR points to SW so in the future if you needed more SW points you could transfer
CMIIW
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1103 on: October 17, 2013, 09:10:22 AM »
Just got this offer in an email from SW to buy or gift points and get a bonus:

4,000 to 8,000 Points = 20% Bonus
8,500 to 14,500 Points = 25% Bonus
15,000+ Points = 35% Bonus

If you gift them, the bonus goes to your friend's account.
Ends Nov. 22

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1104 on: October 17, 2013, 09:11:17 AM »
Just got this offer in an email from SW to buy or gift points and get a bonus:

4,000 to 8,000 Points = 20% Bonus
8,500 to 14,500 Points = 25% Bonus
15,000+ Points = 35% Bonus

If you gift them, the bonus goes to your friend's account.
Ends Nov. 22
What are the fees?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1105 on: October 17, 2013, 09:46:47 AM »
What are the fees?
@27.50 per thousand. which is 2.7cpp.  Bad deal. 
With the highest level of bonus it's still 20,250 points for $412.50.  2cpp.

When using it for flying, the point are worth 60 points per dollar or 1.67 cents
After 3/31/14 they're worth 70 points / dollar or  1.4 cents

So don't buy points, pay cash  :o

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1106 on: October 17, 2013, 10:34:41 AM »
@27.50 per thousand. which is 2.7cpp.  Bad deal. 
With the highest level of bonus it's still 20,250 points for $412.50.  2cpp.

When using it for flying, the point are worth 60 points per dollar or 1.67 cents
After 3/31/14 they're worth 70 points / dollar or  1.4 cents

So don't buy points, pay cash  :o

Where does it say anything about the fees?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1107 on: October 17, 2013, 11:30:56 AM »
Where does it say anything about the fees?
I signed onto my SW account.  they had the offer written there for me too.  I clicked on it.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1108 on: October 17, 2013, 11:48:56 AM »
I signed onto my SW account.  they had the offer written there for me too.  I clicked on it.

Gotcha. Do you know of a thread that explains the different point values for the different programs?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1109 on: October 17, 2013, 12:54:05 PM »
Gotcha. Do you know of a thread that explains the different point values for the different programs?
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