Ends Today: 50,000 Point Bonus (~$625 to ~$715 in Flights!) on Southwest Premier Card

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Today, June 24, 2015, is the last day to apply for the Southwest Premier card with its increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 Southwest points.

Ends Today 50,000 Point Bonus 625 To 715 In Flights On Southwest Premier Card

50,000 Southwest Points Can Be Redeemed for ~$625 to ~$715 Worth of Flights!

I’ll explain why Southwest points are great to collect.  And give you some tips about how to use them!

Limited-Time Bonus on the Southwest Premier Card

Link:   Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

Link:   8 Easy Steps to the Companion Pass

Through today, June 24, 2015, the Southwest Premier card has a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Southwest points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

Because Southwest points are worth ~1.25 to ~1.43 cents cents each, the sign-up bonus alone is worth ~$625 to ~$715 (50,000 Southwest points X 1.25 or 1.43 cents per point) in award flights.  And even more if you have the Southwest Companion Pass!

Remember, Southwest flies international routes to destinations like the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

Ends Today 50,000 Point Bonus 625 To 715 In Flights On Southwest Premier Card

Southwest Is Great for Domestic Flights but They Also Go to the Bahamas!

That said, the 50,000 point offer will likely return.  And usually you can find at least 1 version (there are 3) of the Southwest card with a 50,000 point bonus.

But it could be better to apply now, especially if you want the better bonus on the Southwest Premier card.

Should You Get a Southwest Credit Card?

Southwest credit cards are my favorite cards for domestic travel because they are a great way for many folks to have Big Travel with Small Money!

It is easy to use Southwest points because there are no blackout dates, and everyone gets 2 free checked bags on Southwest!

The points from Southwest credit cards count towards the Companion Pass.  Here’s how to pick the 2 Southwest cards that are best for you.  The sign-up bonus from 2 cards will get you most of the way to the Companion Pass which you’ll qualify for if you earn 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year.

Ends Today 50,000 Point Bonus 625 To 715 In Flights On Southwest Premier Card

We LUV the Southwest Companion Pass, the Best Deal for Domestic Travel!

The Companion Pass is a great deal because your companion flies with you for almost free on paid and award tickets for up to 2 years.  

If you are trying to get the Companion Pass, make sure you don’t make these 3 common mistakes!

Southwest started flying to the Caribbean on July 1, 2014, and yes, you can use the Southwest Companion Pass for those flights!

Other Perks of the Southwest Premier Card

Along with the 50,000 points you’ll earn after meeting minimum spending requirements, you’ll also get:

  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines, hotel partners, car rental partners, and points purchases
  • 6,000 bonus Southwest points on your card year anniversary, worth ~$75 to ~$86 (6,000 Southwest points x 1.25 or 1.43 cents per point)
  • The ability to earn A-List elite qualifying points (Tier Qualifying Points)
  • NO foreign transaction fees

The $99 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year.

And remember, everyone gets 2 free checked bags!

Because the annual bonus of 6,000 Southwest points is worth ~$75 to ~$86, it nearly cancels the cost of the $99 annual fee.

Bottom Line

You can earn 50,000 Southwest points on the Southwest Premier card after completing minimum spending requirements if you apply by today, June 24, 2015.  

Those 50,000 points are enough for ~$625 to ~$715 (50,000 Southwest points X 1.25 or 1.43 cents per point) in award travel on Southwest!

You’ll also get benefits such as a 6,000 point anniversary bonus, the ability to earn tier qualifying points, and NO foreign transaction fees.

You can use the Southwest Companion Pass to take a partner on any paid or award ticket for nearly free.  That includes international routes!

What’s your favorite thing about flying on Southwest?

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9 responses to “Ends Today: 50,000 Point Bonus (~$625 to ~$715 in Flights!) on Southwest Premier Card

  1. Are these Southwest cards affected by the recent 5 cards in 24 months rule Chase has implemented? It seems that the co-branded cards (Southwest, Hyatt, etc.) are unaffected, but I’d love some confirmation on that. I can forego Ultimate Rewards points, but I don’t know what I’d do without that Companion Pass. And I don’t want to limit apps to just 2 a year. 🙂

  2. In reply to Khad Young, I got the personal Premier card a few months ago. When I attempted to open the business Premier card (going for the Companion Pass), I was rejected twice. The stated reason from the consideration line was insufficient business revenue and already maximized on amount of credit. My credit score for this application was 810+, and they said reducing the credit lines on my 3 other Chase cards (all with ridiculously high credit lines >$20K) would not help. I make 6 figures in a salaried job, and supplementally made $3000 in self-employed consulting last year. They asked me what I made consulting in 2013 and 2012 ($0), and what my expected business income would be in 2015. My stated reason for getting a business card was to separate business and personal expenses, an explanation I never had trouble with before. Anyway, I was ultimately rejected again. Some of the chatter about the 5 cards in 24 months rule suggests business cards are not subject to the rule, but I am not sure if the business is for a small business where the owner and single employee is you. They seemed to be looking at my personal credit history for part of the analysis.

  3. @Li, you can get the CP with two personal cards, you don’t have to get one of each. I did it with the personal Premier and personal Plus card. If you think they turned you down because of business income or lack thereof, I’d try for the personal Plus Card.

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  5. I got ( the 2nd time ) my Hyatt card on 6-19 at the Chase Branch while I already had 7
    Chase cards ( 2 freedoms, CSP, BA (the 2nd time) , IHG, Marriott, United (the 2nd time) ; of course I failed the 5 or more cards if that was applicable on my last outing.

    Yesterday at Chase branch, my wife got denied on her 1st ever CSP for “5 or more cards rules in 24 months ” for 6 her own cards – one was approved and cancelled( never activated) and 3 on as Authorized user. She probably had applied less than 10 cards on her own in the last 10 years.

    So I would like to know as well does the rule apply on certain cards outside the Ultimate rewards Group ( freedom CSP INK )?

  6. @Angela, when did you get the two personal Southwest cards? With the recent changes in Chase approvals, I’m very hesitant to try to apply for two personal SW cards in the same day. But with Li’s story, I’m also hesitant to apply for one personal and one business as I’ve always done in the past. I am self-employed, so it’s not a problem for me. However, it will be my wife’s “turn” to get the Companion Pass next. She has a salaried job. Not sure the best course of action. I guess I’ll keep reading FlyerTalk to see if there are more data points on this. Would be great to hear from Daraius if he knows more. 🙂

  7. Hi all, I got the premier card a few months ago with 50k bonus, I wanted to get the plus for the other 50 k but I just now saw the offer is over, I shouldn’t have waited so long. So sad! I’m actually in the process of starting my own graphic design freelance business but I’m not sure if that is good enough for the business card. The business card is the only one that is still 50k. I Looked up a link in Google for the southwest plus 50k, it took me to the chase/SW website to apply and it said plus was 50k. I know it’s an older link but do you think it will still come through as the 50k offer? Ugh I just really want the 50k…..help!!!

  8. I have some referrals for the Southwest Plus Credit card available for the $69 annual fee if anybody wants one. You have to spend $2000 in three months to qualify. Offer ends 09/30/2015. If interested please email me at dbandersen2@yahoo.com.

    Not sure if this is the place to post. Sorry if it isn’t.

  9. I would have loved that referral but I happened to call SW a few days ago and the lady told me you can’t get 2 personal southwest cards and get the bonus for both of them. I was kind of in shock as all I read in these blogs and read from people is that they have gotten the 2 cards and were able to get the bonuses. Not sure if this is a recent policy. Chase is also being really picky with who they give business Credit cards to so I don’t know if applying for those is worth the credit pull. i’m sad! I want the companion pass but it seems impossible now.