Update: Costco has a deal on Alaska Airlines gift cards in-store. You can buy $500 Alaska cards for $399.99. Availability probably varies by location, but could be worth checking your local stores. Sale valid through April 18. (HT: SD)
Costco has a sweet deal online for Southwest and Alaska Airlines gift cards. You can get a discount of 10% on each brand, for $500 denominations. It gets even better if you have the Point Debit Card since you can also earn 5% cash back.
Here are the two deals at Costco.com:
This is a good deal to lock in savings on future travel with Southwest or Alaska Airlines. But it’s only a good idea to purchase if you know for sure that you will use these gift cards.
As I mentioned above the deal gets better if you use the Point Debit Card. That gives you an extra 5% cash back, for total savings of 14.% on these gift cards.
One thing to keep in mind is that when paying with a gift card, you don’t get the travel protections that some premium credit cards provide.
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