PayPal is offering $100 Southwest Airline gift cards for only $90, a 10% discount!
- Direct Link to Offer: $100 Southwest Gift Card for only $90
- Expiration: Unknown
- Limit: 3 per buyer
- Redeem using one of the following methods:
- Online at southwest.com
- Phone at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA
- In Person at Southwest Airlines ticket counter
- Check balance by calling 1-866-393-2081
Hacking the Deal:
Use a good Everyday Credit Card
There are many cards that offer a decent base earning rate. Some options are:
- Citi Double Cash card (2% cashback or 2x ThankYou points)
- Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5x Ultimate Reward points)
Use for meeting a Spend Requirement
There are typically 3 types of Spend Requirements that credit cards may have: (1) To meet a Sign Up Bonus, (2) To achieve some kind of Elite Status, Free Night at a hotel, or a Companion Pass / ticket, or (3) To satisfy retention bonus requirement.
One suggestion: do NOT use an American Express card to buy gift cards for the above – they have been known to clawback points and not award a Sign Up / Retention Bonus if gift cards are used.
Earn American Airline miles
Since this should code as a PayPal Digital Gift (PPDG), about the only card that I know of that has a bonus category for PPDG is the CitiBusiness American Airlines card. So, while buy Southwest Airline funds at 10% discount, you can also earn 2x American Airline miles.