Earn Southwest Companion Pass With Just 5 Round-Trip Flights! (Targeted)

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Via Mommy Points, some folks have been targeted to receive the Southwest Companion Pass after taking 5 round-trip Southwest flights before October 31, 2016.

So check your email to see if you qualify!  Because this is an easier way to earn the Companion Pass, especially if you already have a few trips on Southwest planned.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass With Just 5 Round Trip Flights Targeted

Bring Along a Friend or Loved One for Almost Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Fewer Flights

Usually, you need to fly 100 one-way flights (within a calendar year) on Southwest to qualify for the Companion Pass.  Or earn 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year.

But with this targeted offer, you only have to fly 10 one-way (5 round-trip) flights before October 31, 2016, to earn the pass.

And the Companion Pass will be valid through the end of 2017!  That’s pretty amazing!

So check your email, spam folder, and the promotions section of your Southwest account online, to see if you’ve been targeted.

It might even be worth taking a few inexpensive Southwest flights if you qualify for this deal.  Because the Companion Pass can save you thousands of dollars!

What If You Weren’t Targeted?

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You can still earn the Companion Pass without having to take a lot of Southwest flights.

In fact, it’s a great time to earn the Southwest Companion Pass right now, because all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 point sign-up bonuses.  And applying for these cards is the easiest way to earn the Companion Pass without flying Southwest.

If you apply for 1 Southwest personal card and 1 Southwest business card, you’ll earn 104,000 Southwest points (including points from minimum spending).  And it’s easy to earn the extra 6,000 points to reach the 110,000 points required for the Companion Pass.

But don’t forget about Chase’s stricter approval rules.  And remember to avoid these 3 common mistakes when you’re working towards the Companion Pass.

You can also read my post about 8 easy steps to Big Travel with Southwest’s Companion Pass.

Let me know if you were targeted and if you plan on taking advantage of the deal!

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8 responses to “Earn Southwest Companion Pass With Just 5 Round-Trip Flights! (Targeted)

  1. I was targetted! I have signed up!


  2. Sue, Did they email you or post it under promotions online?

  3. I was targeted & signed up, too! They sent me an email. Do you know if trips only booked and flown after signing up count or if it will count towards trips previously booked, but not yet taken. I booked two trips a month a go, but they aren’t until Aug. & Sept. Will these count towards my 5 round trips?

  4. I have the same question as Julie. Any idea if previously booked trips count?


  5. I was SHOCKED that I was targeted! Here’s the fine print in my “target”:

    First I logged into my account and it said this, which I clicked: Hey California, earn Companion Pass faster. So, I do not know if it was just for Californians or if yours will say, Hey Texas…(or YOUR state…)

    Terms and Conditions:

    Only the Rapid Rewards® Member who received this offer from Southwest Airlines® is eligible for this promotion. Offer is nontransferable. Member must register for this promotion between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016 and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Member must complete five qualifying roundtrip revenue flights (or ten one way revenue flights) originating from or returning to a qualifying Southwest served California airport between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016. Member must enter their Rapid Rewards number in their reservation for flights to count toward qualification. Qualifying Southwest served California airports are Ontario International Airport (ONT), John Wayne Airport (SNA), Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sacramento International Airport (SMF), San Jose International Airport (SJC) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). A Member who books five qualifying revenue roundtrip flights (or 10 one way revenue flights) through Southwest Airlines to or from a qualifying Southwest served California airport between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016 with travel completed between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016 will qualify for Companion Pass which entitles Member to designate a companion to fly for free (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one way)anywhere with the Member on the same Southwest Airlines flight that is purchased (with cash or points) by the Member. Companion Pass is valid from the time promotion qualifications are met through December 31, 2017. Companion Pass travel is subject to the government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way trip and any foreign government taxes/fees if traveling international, all of which must be paid by credit card when the reservation is made. Any additional tax liability, if imposed, is the responsibility of the Companion Pass traveler. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacations® Packages, Southwest Charter flights, and reward travel do not qualify for this promotion. Bookings made prior to July 7, 2016 or prior to registering for this promotion are ineligible. Changes made to itineraries after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. Please allow up to 15 business days after qualifying for Companion Pass to receive your notification to designate your companion. Visit Southwest.com® to review the full Companion Pass program rules and regulations. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

  6. Does any one if we have to actually board the flight or just check in?

  7. Thought I’d updated, in case anyone is following this thread. I used the opportunity to earn this 5 round trip companion pass to visit friends that I have always told I would come see them. I had a business trip, three friends trips and a 3 hour turn around SAN->LAS->SAN to finish my fifth trip on Oct 26. I called one week later to verify I had earned it and it was confirmed and I was told I would get an email in the next 15 business days to input my Companion’s information. I got that email on Nov 6 and promptly filled in my Companion. The email says after I do that my Companion Pass Member kit and membership card will arrive in 7 to 10 business days. So, I should have it no later (I hope!) than Nov 18. It is good for travel through Dec 31, 2017.

    I hope lots of others of you earned it, too! Thanks MMS, I would not have known to log into my Southwest account to look for this promo if you had not posted this!