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Southwest is running a promotion through their online shopping portal where you can earn up to 3,000 bonus points by taking an extra minute and finding your online retailer through their site first. There are a few different thresholds of spend and earned bonus miles, so earning something should be quite easy! This bonus goes through November 20, 2017.
- Spend at least $150 and earn 500 bonus points
- Spend at least $500 and earn 1,000 bonus points
- Spend at least $1,000 and earn 3,000 bonus points
For those not familiar with an online shopping portal, essentially you go through the shopping portal first (in this case Southwest), search for your online merchant, and you’ll then be taken directly to that merchants online website. At that point, you’ll shop how you normally would as if you went to the merchants site to begin with. It takes an extra minute and allows you to earn points or miles on the way. The bonus described above is for cumulative spend and doesn’t need to be in a single transaction.
Remember, while regular points earned through shopping online count towards the Southwest Companion Pass, bonus points earned DO NOT. So let’s say you spend $1,000 at a merchant offering 2 points per dollar spent – you’ll receive 2,000 points towards the companion pass (regular base points earned), but not the bonus 3,000 points.
Enjoy your bonus points!