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Today at 06:14 PM #2

10k points cost $165 that's pretty much all you get in points either way. ( 1.65 cents per point when redeeming) I don't think anyone ever pays what they say is the normal cost. That would be foolish ..

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Today at 06:21 PM #3

Offer is valid between April 19, 2022, 12:00:01 a.m. CT and May 20, 2022, 11:59:59 p.m. CT. Rapid Rewards® Member will save 35% when the Member purchases 5,000 to 9,000 Rapid Rewards points; or save 40% when the Member purchases 10,000 to 14,000 Rapid Rewards points; or save 45% when the Member purchases 15,000 or more Rapid Rewards points within a single purchase. Gifted and Transferred point transactions are not included in this offer. A valid credit card is required to purchase points. A minimum 5,000 points purchase threshold must be met on a per transaction basis in order to qualify for the discount. Points can be purchased in blocks of 1,000 and a daily maximum of 60,000 points can be purchased by a Member with no annual maximum. Transactions are non-refundable and non-reversible. Purchased points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass® qualification. Prices are in U.S. dollars and include all applicable taxes. Prices for the purchase of points are only valid while a Member is currently logged in to Southwest.com® or when points are purchased by phone, in the process of booking a flight, and such prices are subject to change. Please allow up to 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and is subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed.

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Today at 08:27 PM #4

To receive the maximum 45% discount, you must purchase 15,000+ miles. 15,000 miles costs $226.88, or 1.51 cents per point.

Southwest Rapid Rewards miles have a fixed redemption value of 1.5 cents each. Even with a 45% "discount," you pay more for miles than they're worthbuying miles instead of using the cash for the flights, you give up earning points (a minimum of 6x per dollar) and having those flights count towards companion pass and A-List or A-List Preferred.

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Today at 09:54 PM #5

Thanks guys for the details. Doesn't seem as great of a deal than I originally thought