Hot on the heels of Southwest’s announcement of an upcoming devaluation the airline released a generous promotion targeting Atlanta based travelers. In short it’s basically a fast track to earning the Southwest Companion Pass after completing three paid roundtrip flights from Atlanta.

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To qualify you have to have a Rapid Rewards membership account with an Atlanta based address (with one of these Zip Codes). With that all you need to do is register here then purchase and fly three roundtrip flights from Atlanta by May 17, 2015.

The Companion Pass is slightly different than the traditional one given from earning 100,000 Rapid Rewards points within a calendar year. The Companion Pass given from this Atlanta promotion will only be valid through the end of the year, but you can still fly a designated travel companion for free (you’d still have to pay taxes on the flight).

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For new accounts to qualify for the promotion they need to have an Atlanta based Zip Code and enroll for Rapid Rewards through Southwest.com/Atlanta. Existing accounts had to have an Atlanta based address by February 5, 2015.

The bottom line is that this could be a incredibly easy way for Atlanta flyers to earn a Companion Pass until the end of the year. If you buy three cheap roundtrip fares you could earn the pass for under $300 plus get a few weekend trips in the process!

Hat Tip: Mile Cards

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Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.