When Will the Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End?

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Million Mile Secrets’ reader @scott_traveler tweeted:

  Do you know when the Southwest 50,000 mile credit cards will end?

Earlier in May, Chase increased the sign-up bonus on all 4 Southwest credit cards, including the Southwest Premier Card, to 50,000 points after completing the minimum spending.  This is a very good deal because 50,000 Southwest points are worth ~$710 in travel or $500 in gift cards.

And when you sign-up for 2 cards, you’ll get 104,000 points (100,000 sign-up bonus + 4,000 points from spending).  That means you only need to earn 6,000 more points to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, which requires you to earn 110,000 points in a calendar year.

When Will The Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End

The Southwest Credit Cards Get You ~$710 in Travel and Points Towards the Companion Pass!

Chase Southwest Cards

Link:   Southwest Premier (Personal) Card

Link:   Southwest Premier (Business) Card

Link:   Southwest Plus (Personal) Card

Link:   Southwest Plus (Business) Card

The Southwest 50,000 point cards are usually offered every 2 to 3 months or so.  And in the past, the offers have usually lasted ~1 month.  That said, there’s usually at least one 50,000 point card available at any time.  So if you’re looking for just 1 card, you can get it most times.  It is rarer to see ALL 4 cards with the 50,000 point bonus at the same time!

This last round of 50,000 point cards were made available in the middle of May.  So I suspect they’ll be around for another 2 to 3 weeks.  But I haven’t heard for sure.

So @scott_traveler still has a couple of weeks to apply.  But if he misses it this time, he should be able to try again in a few months.

Which Southwest Card Is Best?

The 4 versions of the Southwest cards are all considered a different card product based on Million Mile Secrets’ reader reports.  That means you can get all 4 cards!  But not all at once.  Chase normally limits folks to 1 personal and 1 business version in the same round of applications.

And you usually can NOT get the sign-up bonus for the SAME card if you’ve had it previously.

If you’re not sure about applying for a business card, did you know you can get a business card even if you have a start up business which doesn’t generate a lot of revenue?  You can read my post on how to fill out a Chase business credit card application (but be honest on the application!).

With the Southwest Premier card (personal and business) you get:

  • 6,000 Southwest points each card anniversary
  • No foreign currency fees
  • Annual fee of $99, NOT waived for the 1st year

The Southwest Plus card (personal and business) gets you:

  • 3,000 Southwest points each card anniversary
  • 3% foreign currency fees
  • Annual fee of $69, NOT waived for the 1st year

The extra $30 in annual fees for the Southwest Premier card could be worth it for overseas travel because you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees.  And you’ll get a higher anniversary bonus of Southwest points, which almost makes up for the annual fee.  So do the math and do what works best for you.

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

Link:   Southwest Companion Pass

Applying for 2 Southwest credit cards and 10,000 extra Southwest points can get you $3,124 in travel on Southwest and a Southwest Companion pass so that your companion can fly almost free for up to 2 years!

This is my favorite airline deal.   Emily and I have saved so much money using the Companion Pass to visit family and to take vacations in the US.

When Will The Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End

The Southwest Companion Pass Can Save You a LOT of Money!

You can read my post on whether to get the Southwest cards now or later this year.  But be sure not to make these 3 mistakes that could cost you the Southwest Companion Pass!

If you apply for the cards now, you could get the Companion Pass for the rest of 2014 and all of 2015!

Bottom Line

I’m not exactly sure when the Southwest 50,000 point card offers will end, but based on past offers, I suspect they’ll be around for another 2 to 3 weeks.

If you miss them this time around, don’t worry!  They usually come back every few months.

They’re still some of my favorite cards, because they get you lots of Big Travel with Small Money, especially if you get the Southwest Companion Pass!

Did you get the Southwest cards this time around?

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11 Responses to When Will the Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End?

  1. Pingback: When Will the Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End? | Million Mile Secrets | Travel Points Central

  2. Do these points qualify toward A-list?

  3. Captain Hooks

    In reality you get less than $710 worth of travel since the $69 or $99 annual fee is not waived. Its still a good deal though.

  4. @Doug – They don’t.

    @Captain Hooks – True, but 50K points is worth ~$710.

  5. @captain, according to rep, the fee will be waived, if you ask for it in 90 days of fee posting.

  6. I just got approved for the business and personal plus cards. I applied for both on the same day and both went to pending review. Business was approved after a couple of days without calling in but I had to call recon to get the personal approved. I just had to move credit around. I’m on my way to the CP and thanks again Daraius for all the info!

  7. I just applied for the business card yesterday (6/10/14). I applied for both back in January and got the personal but got denied the business. I never called in to talk about the approval so that’s probably my fault. Sounds like I need to call them to talk them into approving the business card. I do have a legitimate business I’m trying to run on the side in my spare time too.

    I’m sure it’s on multiple pages of this website but what number should I call to talk to them about approval for my business card?

  8. I currently have both the SW Plus and Premier cards. I got the Premier card earlier this year with the 50k sign up bonus. However I got the Plus card back in July of 2012 when the signup bonus was only 25k. Can I cancel that card and re-apply and get the current 50k offer?

    Also if I wait to cancel until after I get the $69 annual fee and 3,000 yearly bonus, would those 3,000 miles count towards the companion pass?

    Thanks!

  9. Pingback: Official: Southwest 50,000 Point Cards End June 29, 2014 | Million Mile Secrets

  10. Are there still any working links to the 50000 mile southwest offer?

  11. Pat Andersen

    I have an offer for the 50000 Rapid Rewards when you apply and receive the Southwest PLUS Credit Card.

    Annual Fee of $69

    This offer is good until 9/30/2014

    If you are interested please email me at

    patomaha@yahoo.com

    and I will send you the info.

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