Receive 20% Off When Redeeming Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

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Attention Southwest Airlines fans (and those with Chase Ultimate Rewards points), the airline is presenting a unique opportunity to make your points stretch even further.


Southwest just revealed an opportunity to save 20% off of fares when redeeming Rapid Reward points for flights.

Here are the terms that you should be aware of:

  • Valid for bookings made through 17 September 2020
  • Valid for travel through 31 October 2020
  • Use code SAVE20NOW at the time of booking


It’s challenging to extract extraordinary value from Southwest Rapid Reward points because the frequent flyer program is a revenue based program. In other words, there is direct correlation between the price of a ticket (in cash) and the points required for a redemption.

Generally, the correlation between Southwest fares and Southwest points are 76 points to the dollar. In other words, if the fare is $100, the fare will cost ~7600 points. This rule applies across the board (e.g. Wanna Get Away fares, Anytime fares and Business Select fares).


Right now, Southwest is running a sale so not only are your getting a discount on the cash fare price but the points required for a redemption are also lower. With this promotion, you will be taking an additional 20% off of those award prices which is stellar value. Let’s check out a few examples…

Atlanta (ATL) to Columbus (CMH): $49 or 2,964 points
Instead, you’ll redeem
2,372 points

Chicago – Midway (MDW) to Washington D.C. (DCA): $49 or 2,964 points
Instead, you’ll redeem
2,372 points

Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas – Love Field (DAL): $78 or 5,226 points
Instead, you’ll redeem 4,181points


This adds even more value to the Southwest credit cards if you were able to obtain one during the period when Chase was offering an increased welcome bonus of 65,000 points which unfortunately just ended 2 days ago.

If you have the Southwest Companion Pass, it’s even more lucrative as two people could be flying cross country for minimal costs miles.

It’s worth noting that even if you are NOT planning any travel at the moment, Southwest does not charge any change or cancelation fees, so booking with Rapid Reward points allows the flexibility to book, cancel, book, cancel, change, cancel, and not have to worry about your points. Those points (or money) can always be used at a time in the future.

Additionally, Southwest just extended their plan to block middle seats through 31 October 2020, so if you plan to fly before then, you can rest easy knowing that your flight won’t be shamed on social media for not socially distancing passengers.

Are you planning to take advantage of the 20% discount from Southwest?

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