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Warning about postcard that you may receive

New Arrival

You may receive a postcard that looks like it's from SouthWest. It is not!


The front of the postcard shows a 747 over water, and the upper right has "SOUTHWEST CELEBRATION" (note the it's all upper case, not SouthWest).

On the back it reads: "You're Invited" "You are invited to join us for our Expansion Celebration. At this fun-filled showcase you will receive two (2) round trip, coach class airline vouchers to most major aiports in the continental United States."


It then mentions hotels stays and dining dollars, winning a free VISA gift card, ...

The number it shows is 1-866-409-1289


This is NOT associated with SouthWest. It appears to make you believe it has something to do with the recent announcement about SouthWest expanding its Denver operations.


The fine print reads: "This special promotion for travelers is not sponsored by any specific airline, resort or hotel..."




Re: Warning about postcard that you may receive


Thanks for bringing this to our awareness. I've relayed your post to the appropriate Teams!

Community Manager

Re: Warning about postcard that you may receive

New Arrival

Just received one of these today says Southwest Getaways

Silver Anniversary

Ph# 1-800-960-4583 promo code MF03

Offering 2 free airfares rnd yep

$500 in real travel dollars to almost all hotels or $100 VISA gift card 

Has a Florida seller of travel #F19000001797

It pretty much has all over the back around small typing every major hotel chains name examples..Four Season, Hilton, Marriot, Holiday Inn, Westin and Hyatt along with VISA.


Re: Warning about postcard that you may receive

New Arrival

My wife and I fell for it. We attended the 90 minute timesharing lecture assuming we were going to get two Southwest tickets for "free" and also a $50 Visa card. We were given a "voucher" for the airline tickets. In the fine print at the bottom it asks for $50 to receive the "free" airline tickets. As if timesharing needs another black eye, now they are trying to include Southwest Airlines in their schemes.

Re: Warning about postcard that you may receive

Rising Star

Thanks for the heads up.  Haven't seen this one, but have seen others like it in the past.