Credit Card Updates: 50,000 Point Southwest Premier Credit Card (Expired)

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1.   Southwest Premier Credit Card.   Thanks to folks in the comments for letting me know that the Southwest Airlines websites shows that the Southwest Premier credit card is now also offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $2,000 within 3 months!

This means that all 4 Southwest credit cards currently offer 50,000 points after spending $2,000 within 3 months, so this is a great way to get the Southwest Companion Pass.

As always, I’ve updated the Airline Credit Card tab with links to the 50,000 point offer.  I’ll be traveling for the entire day, but will write more later.

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26 responses to “Credit Card Updates: 50,000 Point Southwest Premier Credit Card (Expired)

  1. Where ya headed? Can we expect posts?

  2. can I sign up for both the personal plus & premier & if approved get the bonus on both for total 100,000?

    Also, if I sign up for one & my wife for another can we use the same Southwest rewards # & then get the 100,000 points in one account & then with another 10,000 spend have the pass on the account?

  3. @ih I would like to know the answer to this as well.

  4. @ih (specifically, the second question)

  5. OH MY GOODNESS….I have been waiting 2 1/2 months for this to happen and I finally gave up and did an app-o-rama 3 days ago, applying for the Priority Club card (got it) and an Ink Bold card (will get it). I hope that 91 days down the road I can apply for these and get the CP through 2014. One can only hope…

  6. Since I can only get two of these in one app I want to get the rarer one first. Which pair of these offers is most likely to go away first?

    • @Penn – I was heading back in the US. You can always expect posts!

      @ih @Anthony – Some readers haven’t been able to get both the Plus and Premier at the same time, while a fee have, so your experience will vary. It is usually best to get 1 business card and 1 personal card at the same time. I also wouldn’t put the same Rapid Rewards number on different applications, because it could be a pain to sort out if the points don’t post.

      @Jasmine
      – I suspect it will be back later this year.

      @Chris – I really don’t know. The Southwest Plus has had the bonus since November 2012, so it may disappear sooner than the Premier version.

  7. Thanks for the great news! I was expecting the Premier bonus to return to 50,000 sometime soon, and in fact I was counting on that for my next app-o-rama so I could get the companion pass.

  8. What are a couple recommendations to quickly earn the final 10,000 miles? Shopping portals, dining programs, etc?

  9. If I got both cards in March 2012, how long before I can reapply to get bonuses again?

  10. Has anyone received a companion pass for points accumulated in 2013? I received my bonuses but it does not look like the Rapid Rewards site is including my bonus points towards the 110k required to receive the companion pass.

  11. I love my JetBlue credit card! I gives me a ton of flight points!

  12. A few hours ago, I applied for the Personal Premier and was instantly approved, then I immediately applied for the Business Premier and was declined. I called the business recon line and they told me they could not approve due to too many inquires and too many open/closed accounts in the last 12 months.

    Several hours later, I decided to give it a shot and apply for the Personal Plus and low and behold…instantly approved for that one too. How is that possible? Is that normal?

    After I get the card and make minimum spends we’ll see if both bonus’s post.
    I had a personal SWA card back in 2010 when they gave credits instead of points so hopefully these will be considered “new”

    Both SWA cards are already on my Chase.com online accounts
    The “premier” credit line is $23,000 and the “Plus” has a $2,000 limit which is odd

  13. Thanks, Daraius! Two questions for you:

    (1) I got the Plus Personal card in 2010 and the Plus Business card last September (2012). I still have both cards. I have an excellent credit score and would be willing to close cards or shift credit limits if needed. Is there anything about my situation that makes you think I wouldn’t have a good shot at getting both the Premier Personal and Premier Business cards in an effort to get 100,000 points toward the companion pass?

    (2) I don’t want to end up with just one of the Premier cards; I’d rather both or none. My thought is to apply for the Premier Business card first. If I don’t get it (after calling the reconsideration line), I’m done. If I do get it, I would then apply for the Premier Personal card, which I’m thinking I’d have an easier time of getting. Does that sound like a good plan, or is there any reason you’d suggest I apply for the Premier Personal card first and the Premier Business card thereafter?

    Thank you very much.

  14. Hi Daraius,

    Can I apply for two chase business cards at once? I was planning on getting the ink plus and business southwest card. I already have a ink bold from last May.

    Thanks

  15. Daraius, do you happen to know when the 3-month period starts? Is it three months from the day the account is approved? Three months from the day you activate the card? Just the first three statements? Thanks for the wonderful resources you provide.

  16. Hello,
    You asked me to report back to you if i got both bonus miles for both the plus and premier version personal cards i just received and im here to report i did get both. 🙂 Should be receiving companion pass email tomorrow 🙂

    • @Brian – I can’t really comment on specifics, but some readers have managed to get the bonus on both cards. Also applying for the business card first could make sense since getting approved for a business card is usually tougher. Good luck!

      @Buckaroo
      – You could, but it could be tough to get approved for the 2nd card (you’d have to call the reconsideration line). I’d apply for the card which you wanted the most first and be open to not getting approved for both cards.

      @Jason – Thanks for reading! It is three months from when you are approved for the card.

      @Shelley – Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  17. Question for Daraius (not sure if this went through the first time on another post–I couldn’t find it. Sorry if I reposted): I have a Plus card. I want a Premier card. But I’d really like to get a bonus for upgrading (as this person got: http://boardingarea.com/pointsmilesandmartinis/2012/09/chase-offers-southwest-visa-upgrade-bonus/). Should I just wait for Southwest to approach me (hoping it does) or should I just call and upgrade and forget about the bonus?

  18. WHAT?! Seriousleigh?! I read in the fine print that each RR# can only get the sign-up bonus one time. Is that not the case? I *just* heard today in the other forum I posted in that someone did just that. I’d really prefer not to change my RR# if I don’t have to, so I hope that’s not the case.

    Curious about your suggestion, too: is the timing of the cancel at my own pace? Or do I need to apply for the Premier and cancel the Plus in one swing? My preference would be to apply for the Premier, share the RR#, get the bonus, then cancel the Plus.

  19. First off, saw you speak in Tampa. Thanks for repeating every audience question for those of us who may have been in the back and couldnt hear. On to my question. Currently have Premier and Companion Pass until end of 2014. Would proper strategy be to wait until next year around October, apply for Plus (if offer is good) and work my way back to CP for 2015/2016?

  20. Casey Lengacher

    Actually, would just like to point out that the Premier and Business Premier offer at 50000 is still available.

    Just confirmed on the phone using this website: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer

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