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Costco.com is offering a $500 Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines gift card for $449.99. If you book a lot of airfare with either airline, this could be a nice chance to save 10%.
- Costco.com is offering the following airline gift cards on sale for 10% off:
- Limit of 10 per customer on Alaska, 5 per customer on Southwest
It is typically difficult to get a discount on airfare. Locking in 10% off can be a decent deal if you regularly book with one of these airlines (though be aware that you’ll be sacrificing a credit card bonus category on airfare and potentially travel protections). I typically try to make sure that I pay at least a portion of my fare on a card that covers trip delay / protection (cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Preferred or the Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite offer travel protections when you pay for part of your airfare on the card).
Costco previously offered this deal on Alaska Airlines gift cards for quite a while. It’s great to see the deal come back. One thing I like about Alaska Airlines gift cards is that I believe they still work in conjunction with an Alaska Airlines companion certificate (which otherwise requires paying with an Alaska Visa).
The best card to use is likely the Point Debit Card since the Point card is currently offer 5x points (worth 5% back) at Costco on up to $1,000 in purchases during the current offer period. That’s another $22.50 back on a $500 gift card for a net cost of $427.49. That’s a solid discount.
H/T: GC Galore