Earn an Extra 3,000 Rapid Reward Points for Certain Routes

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Thanks so much to jaw_24 for sharing on Milepoint for sharing that you can earn 3,000 extra Rapid Reward points on Southwest for certain routes now through June 30th.  3,000 Rapid Reward points is the equivalent to $50 in Wanna Get Away fares, so it is a pretty hefty bonus.  You do need to be logged into your account to register and it only applies to new reservations on Wanna Get Away or Anytime fares.

Here are the details straight from Southwest:

Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring!  To celebrate the season change, we have created this special offer for you just in time for spring travel!  Earn 3,000 bonus points on every roundtrip flight you take into or out of Atlanta, Denver, and select California cities between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012, when you purchase an Anytime Fare or Wanna Get Away?® Fare.  And these bonus points are in addition to the standard points you earn for your flight.  With this promotion, you can explore the Rockies, watch the sunset in California, visit our newest Southwest destination (Atlanta), and earn Rapid Rewards Points!

To take advantage of this offer, simply follow these steps:

Step 1:  Register for this promotion between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

Step 2:  Book a roundtrip Anytime or Wanna Get Away? Fare for yourself between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012 for travel into or out of Atlanta, Burbank, Denver, Los Angeles, Ontario, or Orange County.

Step 3:  Complete your travel between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

Terms and Conditions:  Member must register for this promotion between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012, and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Valid on new reservations only. Member must book any Anytime Fare or Wanna Get Away? Fare between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012 for travel into or out of select Southwest Airlines’ California destinations (Burbank, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County); Denver; and Atlanta. Travel must be completed between April 12, 2012 and June 30, 2012 for all flights. Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking. Rapid Rewards earned points are calculated using base fare and excise tax.  Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Offer excludes Business Select® Fares.  Member will receive Rapid Rewards Bonus Points within four days after completion of entire ticket. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacation Packages, Jackpot Deals, and reward travel do not qualify for promotion. Valid on Southwest Airlines published, scheduled service. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. Promotion may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

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  1. Regarding this clause …

    “Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacation Packages, Jackpot Deals, and reward travel do not qualify for promotion.”

    Does the person who has earned the companion pass & is paying for the round trip qualify for this promotion, whereas the person flying on the companion pass doesn’t?


  2. The other promotion is 4,000 for business select R/T or 2,000 one way. Register under “my promotions” in the Rapid Rewards section of your account.

  3. @Jayson, yes, I think flights started in February.
    @KatefromCA, that is great it will work for you!
    @Ron, that would be my interpretation.
    @MJM, thanks! I just did another post on that promo and the joint one with AirTran and Southwest!
    @Gary S, I think the trick is you have to first be logged into your Rapid Rewards account. Hope that works for you.
    @Tarheel Traveler, very true, but I don’t see where the business select promo counts either. It’s terms seem to be the same from what I can see. Let me know if you are seeing something different.

  4. perfect timing. I am just about to book a trip from ATL to BWI. and even more luck the fares dropped from 109 each way to 69 each way from yesterday to today. I was going to pay with points and CP to bring me my wife and 2 kids there an back. Do you think I could collect the 3000 points by paying for 1 leg of the trip on one passenger and booking the rest with points?

    • @Scott, that is awesome! I don’t see why it wouldn’t award the bonus points for the paid passenger, but it does say it has to be roundtrip. If you have the cash, this may be a time where it makes sense to pay for the flights and earn the bonus miles, regular points, etc (other than the CP person who would be free).

  5. I just booked a June round-trip from PVD to ATL today and then saw this promo. I registered for the promo after the flights were booked. Do you think I’ll get the bonus miles?

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