Buying Southwest Tickets? Use this 20% Off Deal First for Gift Cards (or anything else sold by Amazon!)

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Written by Charlie

If you are going to be buying Southwest tickets – now or ever – make sure you do not forget about this great deal to get Southwest gift cards at a 20% discount! All it takes is 1 Membership Reward point from your activated account and you can save 20% on anything from Amazon, including Southwest gift cards.

One of my favorite things about Southwest sales (current sale here) is the ability to often stack the sales with Southwest gift cards that can be purchased for up to 10% off, via eBay. However, this 20% off sale through Amazon is a far better sale! If you are going to shop the Southwest sale (or fly them at all!), make sure you check this out first!

Buying Southwest Tickets? Use This 20% Off Discount Deal First!

NOTE: This works on everything else from Amazon as well – not just Southwest gift cards!

Link: Amazon (click the link to activate the offer – affiliate link, thanks!)

This deal started earlier last week and is still working – even for those who already used it early on! It is a great way to get anything from Amazon for 20% off (capped at $100) – and that includes gift cards from 3rd party retailers!

When you match something like a 20% off Southwest gift card with Southwest sales, you are going to be able to get some incredible travel deals! Remember, those gift cards do not expire so you could use them for flights next year or the year after, if you wanted.

What You Need

You must have an American Express Membership Rewards card added to your account for this promo to work (so go ahead and do that first). It sometimes will not activate a promo if you just add a card so you may need to try again later to activate.

When you get to your cart, select your Amex card and choose to use .01 in value for points (that will translate to just a single MR point). The 20% discount will kick in after that – up to a $100 discount!

Who Does It Work For?

Also, this is supposed to be for Prime members but there have been some reports that it is working on non-prime accounts as well.


  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $100.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is activated.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on July 2nd, 2018 and ends when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards or third-party gift cards.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.