Southwest Giveaway Winners + Free Southwest Check-in Tool + Delta Snack/Drink Giveaway

Four lucky winners have just been randomly selected to each win two of the eight Southwest drink coupons.

If you are a Southwest flyer, read on to find out how you can automatically check into your upcoming Southwest flights exactly 24 hours before departure FREE of charge. If not, still read on to find out how you could win two of the six Delta drink/snack coupons (a $14 value) TravelWhimsy and I are giving away.

First things first, congratulations go to our winners:

  • Sruti
  • Jon
  • Babs
  • Lee H.

Please check your email inbox for an email from Jimmy @TravelByPoints and let me know where you would like the prizes to be sent.

Using CheckInToMyFlight.com for Southwest Flights

Some of you may well be aware of Southwest’s “EarlyBird Check-in,” which costs $10 for each one-way trip but gives you a 36-hour check-in.

This past weekend, I saw and shared a tweet from MileWise that introduced a nifty tool for Southwest flyers. CheckInToMyFlight (developed by Nikil, a Stanford CS student) automatically checks you into your scheduled flights 24 hours in advance so that you could get a Group A boarding pass.

The key to using this tool effectively is to enter the correct time of your scheduled flights. If you have a round trip ticket booked under the same confirmation code, make sure you enter your information twice – one for the outbound and one for the inbound. Your assigned boarding numbers will be emailed to you as soon as you are automatically checked in. You will still need to print out your boarding passes at home/work or at the airport.

I tested the service out for our return flight from San Jose, CA this past weekend and it worked flawlessly. TravelWhimsy and I had the whole first row bulkhead seats to ourselves on a relatively full flight! As always, do your own due diligence and decide for yourself whether you’d feel comfortable giving out your personal information to a third-party web site.

P.S. Have you flown through the San Jose airport (SJC) or rented a car there before? It was our first time and we loved it! Fast, convenient, new, and efficient (no shuttle needed). If you have a choice between SFO and SJC, go with SJC. There are individual leather sofas with power outlets (better than those at the airport lounges) and those useful inserts to the armrest of the chairs at every gate. I couldn’t help but take a picture, and hope that other airports will soon start to adopt this “high-tech” addition.

 

Delta Snack Box or Drink Coupon Giveaway

We have 6 coupons to give away to 3 readers who happen to have scheduled Delta flights (1.5+ hours) before the end of the year. These coupons can be redeemed for a wine, beer, cocktail, or non-perishable snack box.

All you have to do is leave a comment below to talk about anything you’d like and indicate that you want to have the Delta coupons. We will announce the winners sometime next Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (either here or in a new post).

[Update (October 23, 2012): Congratulations, Jason74, Flamingo, and Sam! You have each won a pair of the Delta amenity coupons. Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize. Thank you all for your continued support!]

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  • B-Rad

    I am thrilled to be able to check into SW flights more easily! And I wouldn’t mind drinking on Delta either 😉

  • Jason74

    Would love a Delta coupon.  I have four round trip flights on Delta before the end of the year. 

    • Jason74, congrats! You are one of the lucky winners of the Delta amenity coupons. Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.

  • James W

    I wouldn’t mind a free drink on my flights to and from SFO this christmas.

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  • Flamingo

    Jimmy:  Love to get the Delta coupon for the coming LAX FFU (Delta) trip next month.   Hope to see youin LAX.

    • Flamingo, we will be there and hope to see you, too.

    • Flamingo, congrats! You are one of the lucky winners of the Delta amenity coupons. Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.

  • DK

    I really enjoy your blog.  Keep up the good work.

  • Bruce

    I would some free Delta drinks!

  • Barbara

    It’s all good!

  • sarah

    Free is good!!!!

  • Sam

    I fly Delta quite alot. The free Delta coupons would come in handy.

    • Sam, congrats! You are one of the lucky winners of the Delta amenity coupons. Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.

  • Nick O

    Unfortunately Southwest made Nikil take down the tool.  Just an FYI if anyone stumbles upon this post and happens to read the comments first

    • Thanks, Nick O, for pointing this out. Nikil contacted me when Southwest sent him the cease and desist letter, but I figured that readers who would still click on the link to visit his site could read about the chain of events. Happy Friday!