Back in February, I wrote about the air fare sale Southwest was having. Since that sale applied to both points and cash fares, I decided to look for tickets to DEMF over Memorial Day. I think DEMF is the best techno music festival in the US each year and have gone the last two years and had a great time. I still have oodles of Southwest Rapid Reward points after my online shopping extravaganza. I found some great flights with only one stop for 12,780 rapid rewards points total!
So with just a few clicks my seat was reserved for 12,780 points and $10 in airport security fees! Since Southwest doesn’t charge any change fees or cancellation fees there was no reason not to book my flight then and if the price in points dropped, I could simply make the changes and get the extra points back in my account. As of today, the exact same flights would be 13,500 points so a little bit higher but that is still an awesome value.
Making a great deal even sweeter with the companion pass.
To make this deal even sweeter, since I qualified for the companion pass last year by online shopping at Sears, I am able to add another person on the same flights with me for free! I do have to pay the airport security fees, but no additional cash or points. This means I can take a friend with me for only $10!
But what if I have no Rapid Reward points?
Let’s get some fast with credit card signups! You can start with the Rapid Rewards Visa that gives you 50,000 RR points after you spend $2000. Or since you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest, get the awesome Chase Sapphire Preferred card with a 40,000 point bonus after you spend $3,000.