At the beginning of this month, I read a blog post regarding a targeted promotion by Southwest/AirTran where they rewarded members with free 750 bonus points for linking their Rapid Rewards and a+ Rewards programs. I didn't have an AirTran account then so it didn't really affect me. And, besides, the blog post mentioned that this happened in May so I thought I missed that window of opportunity.
But given how I am a sucker for anything free and thinking that I am not going to lose anything by trying anyway, I decided to sign-up for an AirTran a+ Rewards account hoping that I'll get offered the bonus points eventually. I didn't know if I needed anything in my AirTran account (like a few points, longer membership tenure, etc) to qualify but that didn't matter.
That was July 7.
Just two weeks after, I received the email.....
Woot! Although the bonus points offered was now down to 500 points. But still :-)
A few minutes of signing up for 500 FREE points? Anytime :-)
Given how the programs won't be officially combined until November 2, 2014 and how I still managed to earn some free points, I advise those with Southwest Rapid Rewards accounts to create an AirTran a+ Rewards account for the possibility of earning 500 free points to add to their Southwest account.