Airline promo codes can come and go but they tend to be more stable if they involve one of the major airline’s frequent flier program and can be especially useful if they sweeten the deal you might have already received with the sign-up bonus tied to the airline’s credit card deal. When combined, that can amount to quite a few points or miles!
For example, here’s a bonus offer (which was available via a promo link) in 2014:
These offers aren’t always available, however. In the meantime …
…Here’s how to earn even more points
Getting 750 Rapid Rewards points simply for signing up an account and email updates is nice, but obviously, you need a LOT more points than that in order to get a free flight.
This is where an airline credit card bonus can ride to the rescue…
Even though it’s entirely separate from the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, using the credit card sign up bonuses can be like turning on the afterburners in terms of getting to a free flight quickly.
Another way to earn bonus points is to be on SWA’s mailing list. Rapid Rewards members are occasionally sent out targeted offers via email, which offer extra points for referring other people to the program.
Such offers will generally include a limit — the maximum number of bonus points you can earn, or the maximum number of people you can refer. However, if you earn the full amount of points allowed, it can give your rewards account a nice boost. Plus, earning new points resets the point-expiration clock, meaning recruiting just one friend can be a simple way to keep your points active.
Written or last updated September 2015