Today (April 7), our Frequent Flyer program, Rapid Rewards, is launching a full-scale double credit promotion—Double Credit Days—where Rapid Rewards Members can earn one bonus credit on every flight they book and travel between April 7 and May 26, 2010. Therefore, if you’re a Rapid Rewards Member (and I certainly hope you are!), you’ll find this promotion to be quite rewarding. With Double Credit Days, you’ll get two credits for every one-way flight and four credits if you’re traveling roundtrip from any city that we serve. Since it takes only 16 credits to earn a free flight*, you’ll qualify for a Rapid Rewards Award in just four roundtrips with this promotion!
And let’s not forget that Business Select Fares get additional credit. If you combine the bonus credit you get from our Double Credit Days promotion with the additional credit you already get from purchasing a Business Select Fare, you’ll get to an Award even faster by receiving 2.25 credits for shorthaul flights and 3.0 credits for longhaul flights. That’s up to six credits for a longhaul roundtrip! All you’ll need at this point is ten more credits, and we know that’s easy to do with Rapid Rewards and our Preferred Partners—and I’m not writing this as a Marketing plug, it’s based on my own experience as a Rapid Rewards Member.
Similar to other Rapid Rewards Members, I’m always looking for ways to maximize my credit earning potential and the Double Credit Days promotion is a perfect opportunity. I already have a few credits in my account (in fact, I’m half a credit away from earning an Award!) simply from using my Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit card from Chase, renting cars and staying at hotels that are among our Preferred Partners, dining at participating Rapid Rewards Dining restaurants, and signing up for our e-mail communications (Rapid Rewards E-mail Updates and The Rapid Rewards Report). Knowing that I can combine the credits I earn from using our Preferred Partners with the ones I earn from flying, I may just skip the popular Employee “nonrev game” during this promotional period and purchase my flight(s)! Not only will I satisfy the remaining half a credit, but I’ll be well on my way to earning additional credits toward my next Award!
You will, too, if you take advantage of our Double Credit Days promotion! Simply register, book, and travel between April 7 and May 26 and watch your credits add up fast. If you’re not yet a Rapid Rewards Member, enroll today so that you can begin earning double credit toward free flights too!
See you on my next trip!
* The Rapid Rewards Award is free, but travel is subject to the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per roundtrip. Travel good on Southwest Airlines published, scheduled service. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.