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Southwest is offering select Rapid Rewards members a pretty simple way to earn bonus points on travel this fall. Targeted members received an email, detailing the promotion and a link to register to earn 2x points on all flights between September 1 and November 18, 2016.
The terms and conditions state that only those who were targeted are eligible for the offer, however, there is a link to register for the promotion. Those interested must register between September 1 and November 18, 2016, and you must register prior to completing the travel. Eligible flights include both one-way and round-trip tickets, and there are no blackout dates or cities. The bonus points do not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred or Companion Pass qualification, and Companion Pass reward travel doesn’t qualify. Eligible Rapid Rewards members will receive the bonus points within four days of travel.
It’s not clear how Southwest is targeting Rapid Rewards members for this promotion, but it’s best to check your account and any available promotions to see if you’re eligible. According to this FlyerTalk thread, several Rapid Rewards members have reported getting targeted for the promotion at different times, so it’s best to keep checking if you’re looking at taking advantage of the offer.
If you want to earn even more Rapid Rewards points, consider signing up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card. The card comes with a sign-up bonus of 40,000 Rapid Rewards points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. You’ll get 6,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary, as well as 2x points on every Southwest purchase and 1x points on everything else. These Rapid Rewards points do count toward Companion Pass qualification, which is one of the most lucrative rewards in the travel industry.