Costco members: Save 10% on Southwest gift cards for a limited time
If you're a Costco member and are planning a trip on Southwest Airlines in the near future, here's something to consider. Costco is selling Southwest gift cards at a 10% discount right now.
That means the $500 gift card comes with a $50 discount. It's a good way to earn points on the purchase using the right credit card and buy Southwest flights at a discount and earn RapidRewards points when you book your flight.
The gift cards are officially on sale for $449.99 a 10% savings. You can buy more of them than during previous sales, which included a maximum of three gift cards per customer. You can now buy up to five, in which case you'd pay close to $2,250 for $2,500 worth of airfare.
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While that would be a hefty price to pay on the front end, it's worth noting the gift cards do not expire. This could be a great way for a family of five to book $300 round-trip tickets to save $150 on airfare.
How to pay for your gift cards
While you must use a Visa when buying merchandise in a Costco store, you can use several types of cards when checking out at Costco.com. You can use a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, JBC or UnionPay.
This isn’t the first time Costco has offered discounted airline gift cards. In past sales, Costco has allowed members to purchase Delta gift cards in-store or online and had sales that involved both Southwest and Alaska Airlines gift cards previously. This time it's just Southwest, which will send you a redemption code within an n hour or purchase via e-mail.
Whether you're buying these gift cards to save on a trip in the works or you're just looking to save on future Southwest bookings, this is a way to get airfare at a 10% discount compared to what you'd normally spend with a direct purchase from the carrier.