Leave it to Costco to have another Hawaii deal that deserves mention. The big-box store is now selling Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines gift certificates. The good news about these is that they will save you 10% on any fare. With earlier this week’s Hawaii deals in mind, a $76 airfare would have been just $68 if purchased with a gift card.
1. Costco Alaska Airlines Giftcard. The good news here is that you don’t need to go anywhere beyond your phone or computer to take advantage of this. It can all be purchased then redeemed online. Costco says that “emails are normally delivered within the hour to the email address you have entered.”
2. Costco Southwest Airlines Giftcard. As with the Hawaiian gift card, Southwest’s card is available for purchase and redemption online. Costco also says about the Southwest cards that “emails are normally delivered within the hour to the email address you have entered.”
3. Costco Hawaiian Airlines Giftcard. The Hawaiian Airlines gift card previously offered by Costco is not available at this time. We have seen them in the store itself recently, so they could either be discontinued or only be available for in-store purchase.
Here’s how we plan to use these.
First, find the flights that you intend to buy. There’s no reason to lock up money with an airline if you can’t use it right away. Then head over to costco.com and purchase the gift card. Wait until the email with the gift card voucher arrives and then immediately purchase the airfare desired.
Please let us know if you have purchased Costco gift cards for Hawaii or intend to.
With careful planning, these appear to be a no-brainer way to save 10% on Hawaii flights or those to other destinations these airlines serve.