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Earn Southwest Points for Discounted Event Tickets

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Members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program have a new option for earning points: ScoreBig, an online seller of tickets to live events such as professional sports games, music concerts, theater performances, and the like.

ScoreBig auctions off tickets that would probably go unsold otherwise, what the airlines and hotels refer to as “distressed inventory.” Would-be buyers place bids for available tickets, much as they would on Priceline for air tickets or hotel nights. The site promises savings of “up to 60% off box office prices.”

Rapid Rewards members earn between three and 22 points per $1 spent. “Per dollar points earn is based on ScoreBig ticket inventory and source.”

For a limited time, there’s a 1,000-point bonus for the first purchase.

Southwest isn’t the first loyalty program with a tie-in with ScoreBig. United and Hilton both award points for ticket purchases as well.

This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

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