Southwest Early “Black Friday” Deals – 40% off Southwest Flights

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Southwest is running a one day sale exactly one week prior to Black Fridays for those who just “cannot wait!”

Here are the promotions/deals for today only, Friday November 16th:

  • 40% off roundtrip Wanna Get Away fares – TODAY ONLY
    • Only available for Tuesday and Wednesday travel
    • Valid December 11, 2012 through February 12, 2013
    • Blackout dates include: 12/26/12, 1/1/13, 1/2/13, 1/22/13
    • Promotion code: EARLYDEAL
  • Up to 50% off hotels
    • Available through the Southwest hotel booking site
    • Book between November 16 – November 26 (this one is available through Thanksgiving, not a 1 day sale)
    • Travel from December 1, 2013 through January 31, 2013
  • Earn up to 1,500 bonus points by signing up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards program
    • Earn 1,000 bonus points for enrolling in Rapid Rewards; opt in to receive both Rapid Rewards e-mail communications, stay subscribed for at least three months, and earn 500 bonus points
    • This promotion is for a limited time and expires December 1, 2012
  • Save up to $100 per flight + hotel vacation package – TODAY ONLY
    • Receive $20 off per night (up to $100 per reservation) on a flight + hotel vacation package offered by Southwest Airlines Vacations
    • To take advantage of the combined 40% off flight promotion as well you must fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday
    • Valid December 11, 2012 through February 12, 2013
    • Bromotion code: BFVACATION
  • 35% off and Rapid Reward bonus points on Budget car rentals – TODAY ONLY
    • Valid for car reservations December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013
    • 1-2 day rentals: Earn 600 bonus points; 3-6 day rentals: Earn 1,200 bonus points; 7+ day rentals: Earn 2,400 bonus points
    • Offer valid on daily, weekend, and weekly rates on all Budget car groups, except car group X
    • CDB promotion code: U072771 (for the 35% off)
    • Coupon Number promotion code: MUAZ053 (for the Rapid Reward bonus points)
    • Valid at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada (off airport locations do not earn loyalty points with airlines/hotels)


  1. Any idea if they’re actually going to have a sale on Black Friday? Would it be better to get this deal or wait and see what they have next week?

    • @Mel – The good thing with Southwest is that you can change your ticket for no fee and if there is a credit you have one year to use. I am not sure if this is it, or if next week will be better.

  2. @Tom – Yawn?!?

    I just re=booked a trip to Tahoe/Reno from $604 to $340, and saved $65/each on 2 other tickets to Houston.

    This is a great promo if you can take advantage!

  3. The fact that Southwest will not allow sale bookings using Rapid Rewards points is akin to a walking into a supermarket with a gift card and finding out you can’t use it for that week’s specials. Shame on you, Southwest!

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