Mlife Southwest Partnership
Earlier today I talked about my crazy upcoming mattress run on the Las Vegas Strip to re-qualify for Hyatt Diamond status. In that post I mentioned that I would be earning 600 Southwest Rapid Rewards points per stay and several people asked how. I figured it was worthy of sharing in a separate post since I know this is a little known benefit.
Much like how Hyatt and Mlife have a partnership, Hyatt and Southwest have one too. (Thanks to Single Flyer for tipping me off to this at the Vegas DO.) Here are the details as explained on the Southwest website:
Rapid Rewards® Members who are also members of M life, the loyalty program of MGM Resorts, can earn 600 Rapid Rewards Points for every qualifying stay, courtesy of MGM Resorts International. Plus, book your stay on southwest.com® to earn an additional 150 points.
Participating destinations: Bellagio®, ARIA®, Vdara®, MGM Grand®, The Signature at MGM Grand®, Mandalay Bay®, Delano™ Las Vegas, The Mirage®, Monte Carlo™, New York-New York®, Luxor®, Excalibur®
How to Get the Credit & Double Dipping
Thankfully Mlife lets you double dip with both Hyatt and Southwest. To get credit for both programs, simply have the agent add your account numbers to the reservation at check-in. You can also call or email the hotel ahead of time to get those numbers added as well. Either way, I would confirm at check-in that all of the information is there.
Booking Through the Southwest Website?
As is mentioned in the terms above, you can earn an additional 150 Rapid Rewards points if you book your stay through the Southwest website. While I believe these stays would also earn Hyatt credit, I have always played it safe and booked everything directly through Mlife to avoid any problems. I find my Mlife elite rates are better than public rates anyway. Either way, I can neither confirm nor deny whether booking through Southwest for the extra 150 points will keep you eligible for Hyatt points/stay credits as well.
If you do a lot of cheap one night Mlife stays like I do, then the 600 points begin to add up quickly. Considering you don’t have to do anything special other than book a “qualifying stay” (i.e. Don’t use a third party booking service) this is a no-brainer. Between Hyatt and Southwest I normally end up getting at least a 10-15% rebate in points and that is a good thing!