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SWA Gift Card Using Points

cobswa
New Arrival

Hello,

Does anyone know if I can use Rapid Rewards points to purchase an SWA gift card?

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Re: SWA Gift Card Using Points

franktravel
Rising Star
Solution

Only if you have the Rapid Rewards credit card from Chase.  A $50 gift card is 5,000 points.  Check this link  http://tinyurl.com/mpha8dg

Re: SWA Gift Card Using Points

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

You can, but you wouldn't want to.

 

You'd lose half of the value of your points (or more) by using them to buy a gift card. Points are worth 1.9 cents (at least, depending on fare) but if you spend them on a card you'll only get 1 cents worth of value per point. Plus, fares bought with gift cards aren't refundable, but points bookings are. RR Points can be used to book flights for anyone, so simply using your points to buy someone a flight is the best value.