This was originally posted in May, but just wanted to remind you all that the deadline for referring your friends to Southwest is coming up soon – your friend MUST sign up with Southwest by July 20th.
A few days ago I received an email from Southwest that told me I could get up to 2,000 points for referring friends to simply join the Southwest program. I was told I’d get 500 bonus points per friend that I invite and signs up (up to four referrals). It took me about a minute to refer four different friends and another 5 minutes total for signing up these friends. If you friend signs up and subscribes to all the newsletters they will receive 750 points. For this particular offer, the friend does NOT need to fly or anything, just simply sign up – super simple!
This is a very generous offer by Southwest as 2,000 points is worth a fixed $33.33 on a Southwest “Wanna Getaway” fare. Everyone who received this offer should have no issue at all earning these points. Unfortunately though it is a targeted offer and a unique code was included in the email.
Additionally, when I was on FlyerTalk yesterday, I noticed that there is another targeted offer being passed along as well to select Southwest members. Some were receiving emails where if they refer just one friend and the friend signs up and flies a roundtrip flight on Southwest by July 20, 2013 they will receive 2,500 bonus points! The friend will also receive the same 2,500 bonus points which is great. With this promotion, the referrer is able to refer up to four friends for a total of 10,000 points which is worth $166.67 towards a future Southwest “Wanna Getaway” fare. The 2,500 points the referee receives is worth $41.67 towards a “Wanna Getaway” fare.
If you are not currently enrolled in the Southwest program (which I doubt is many) and you are flying by July 20, 2013 and would like someone to refer you to the program, feel free to comment below. If you were targeted and would like to refer someone, go ahead! Hopefully some readers can earn some points out of this!