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Southwest Points Wanted

Discussion in 'Coupon Swap' started by bkoelsch, May 11, 2014.

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  1. bkoelsch

    bkoelsch Tourist

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    Looking to see if anyone has some Southwest points they would like to transfer to me. I would pay by paypal for payment and would like the same honesty for the points to be transfered. If you have any points to transfer over send me a message.

    Thanks

    Robert
     
  2. npom

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    you can also buy points
     
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    Yep saw the sale and if you transfer the price is alot cheaper than buying.
     
  5. Hogman

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    So you want someone just to give you points?
     
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  6. smartone

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    I think the OP clearly pointed out they'd pay via PayPal...
     
  7. Dobber2320

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    How many points are you looking for??
     
  8. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

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    You are correct but it just seems like as unusual request, especially from someone with just 14 posts.
     
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    I saw this 25% thing, so I checked it out.

    We had gotten another card for my wife to take advantage of the 50,000 point offer. I wanted to consolidate her points that she did get into my account. Was I ever surprised to learn it that it was going to cost $400 or so to do so! And that's with the 25% discount.

    Now I was curious so I looked to see if buying points is also a terrible deal. It is.
    When looking at fares cash vs points, it usually works out for wanna get away prices, that 60 points is worth a $1 in ticket price.
    So buying points to purchase tickets costs 20% more than just paying cash. I guess Southwest does this for those people that are "oh so close" to having enough points to get a ticket, but it still offends me for some reason.
     
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    How many points do you want, and what are you willing to pay for said amount of points?
     
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    The main reason I'm asking for this is the cost of someone transferring points is half the cost of purchasing a actual ticket
     
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    I ran it and to transfer 20000 points was $150 and to buy 20000 points was $412.50. So you would have to pay giver $150 if he gave them to you. So I think this is only a good proposition for you if you got them for $150 and they probably have more value than that to owner of points. My 0.02.
     
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    Since the deval took place, 70 points is equal to $1.
     
  14. bkoelsch

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    Basically looking for 5000 points.
     
  15. Big Tip

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    When I buy tickets for friends with my points, I charge them 1%, because that's the minimum that they are worth. You can get gift cards to just about anywhere for a 1% exchange rate using your Southwest points. So 100 points is always worth a $1 in gift cards to Best Buy or Walmart etc etc.

    But buying tickets with them you can usually get more.
    I just looked to get an example
    Business select cash price; $558, or 61,060 points, means 109.32 points per dollar. This is not a good use of points.
    Wanna Get Away cash price for same flight; $187, or 11,460 points, means 61.29 points per dollar. This is the best use of points.

    The buying of points from Southwest, like 2000 points for $41.25, makes no economic sense at all.
     
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