Easily Earn Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased to 60,000 Points

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Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with just credit card sign-ups.

And earning the Southwest Companion Pass just got easier!  Via Doctor of Credit, the Chase Southwest Premier small business card has an increased offer of 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account.

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Easily Earn Companion Pass Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased To 60000 Points

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll show you how this makes the Southwest Companion Pass easier to earn!

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Just 2 Credit Card Applications!

Link:   Chase Southwest Premier Small Business Card

Link:   Southwest Companion Pass

I consider the Southwest Companion Pass to be the best deal in travel.

With the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member can travel with you for almost free on paid and award ticket for up to 2 years!  That effectively doubles the value of your Southwest points.

But in order to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, you’ll need to earn 110,000 qualifying Southwest points in a calendar year.

The Companion Pass will soon become more difficult to earn.  Beginning March 31, 2017, you will no longer be able to earn the Companion Pass by transferring hotel points to Southwest.

Easily Earn Companion Pass Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased To 60000 Points

Earn the Companion Pass and Bring a Friend Along With You for Nearly Free

Normally, you can earn 50,000 Southwest points with the Chase Southwest Premier (Personal), Chase Southwest Premier small business, and Chase Southwest Plus (Personal) cards when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

You would earn 104,000 Southwest points by signing-up for 2 of these cards (100,000 Southwest points in sign-up bonuses + 4,000 Southwest points from minimum spending), putting you just 6,000 Southwest points away from the Southwest Companion Pass!

But Chase has increased its sign-up bonus on the Chase Southwest Premier small business card to 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.

So if you sign-up for the Chase Southwest Premier small business and 1 Chase Southwest personal card, you would instantly qualify for the Companion Pass after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Many folks may qualify for small business cards even if they don’t think they do.  If you have a for-profit venture, like selling items on eBay, coaching, or freelance writing, you could get approved for a small business card.

This increased sign-up bonus comes at a perfect time!  Because when you earn 110,000 Southwest points, you’ll receive a Companion Pass for the remainder of the current calendar year, PLUS all of the next calendar year!

So earning the Companion Pass early in the year will give you nearly 2 years to use the Companion Pass!

But remember, if you’ve opened 5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months (except these business cards), it’s very unlikely that you’ll be approved for any Southwest cards.

If you don’t qualify for the Southwest cards, there are other good airline card offers like the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card and the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card.

Bottom Line

The Chase Southwest Premier small business card has increased its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.

This means you can earn the 110,000 qualifying Southwest points necessary to earn the Southwest Companion Pass from just 2 credit card sign-up bonuses!

Just keep in mind that Chase will not approve you for Southwest credit cards if you’ve opened 5+ cards from ANY bank in the past 24 months.

This increased bonus comes at a perfect time.  Because earning the Companion Pass early in the year means you’ll get nearly 2 years of use from the Companion Pass!

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14 responses to “Easily Earn Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased to 60,000 Points

  1. Does the 5/24 rule keep one from getting these cards? I would rather do this than burn 270,000 Marriott points.

  2. Hi Darius, should I apply for both personal and business on the same day? Or do I need to wait a couple days, please advise, thanks

  3. I am not sure if 5/24 really applies here. I was denied CSR because of 5/24 . After that denial, i waited for a month and applied for 2 southwest ( personal) cards on the same day 5 mins apart and got instant approval for both. YMMV.

  4. Chase applies 5/24 to a business card???

  5. So you’d have to spend $5000 in 3 months?

  6. I tried the link to the 60k business card and it was broken. Did I make a mistake or is the deal over?

  7. The link to the 60,000 points is not working and the offer on the Chase site is for only 50,000. Was this a flash offer and it is now over?

  8. I am trying for the companion pass ASAP but am unsure when I should sign up for the second card. I got the reserve card Mid-October, then got the SW Plus card Mid-Nov both personal. I am waiting until mid January because of the 5/24 but have been told I will have trouble getting approved for the 3rd card from chase in a short period of time. I have never done a business card before but technically have one I could attempt, would this make a difference or should I wait to not risk getting denied on the second SW card I need? Is 3 cards in ~90 days and only being 1 day past 5/24 an issue?

  9. Quick question, I am in the middle of getting my points through signing up with both the SW premier business card in end of Dec and SW plus personal card in early Jan. I signed up through the Doctor of credit to get 50,000 points each and already spent $3k on the business in 2 months (even though I only needed $2K), would I be able to get the 60,000 miles so I can get the companion pass once I meet the $2k in the plus personal? Thanks, Beth @travelingwithtail

    • I’m in nearly the same situation as you. Would be nice to think if we spent $3k on the Business Card that we would get 60k points, but unfortunately I don’t see that happening.

  10. Link works for me. I just applied for the 50k point business card on Sunday and waiting to hear back on approval. Already was approved for the personal and getting close to hitting the bonus. Do you think I can call Chase if I’m approved for the business card and ask them for the 60k point offer? I assume it can’t hurt to ask.

  11. Are the credit card sign-up offer points not considered “bonus points”? On the Chase application page, it says “50,000 bonus points” for opening/meeting minimum spending. The Southwest Website states “Tier qualifying points are earned from revenue flights during the qualifying year or through select Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase and are exclusive of bonuses or promotions.
    ” I am concerned that this caveat means the sign-up bonus points no longer count towards companion pass status.

    I noticed this after applying for both cards to earn Companion Pass status. Already approved for one card, pending the other (business).

  12. I applied for this card last year and was denied even though my credit score was over 800 and I have great credit with Chase. After much inquiry I was told I was automatically denied because I applied for (and approved for) the personal card on the same day. I ultimately decided not to pursue the business card and refused to accept the personal card. I tried again this month and was approved for the personal card after adjusting credit limits on my two existing Chase cards. I waited a couple of weeks and applied for the business card and was denied because “Too many requests for credit or opened accounts with us”. What should my response be to this. I now have 3 personal cards with Chase with a total credit of about 40,000 and have not exceeded the 5/24 rule. Thanks.

  13. Got approved for personal Cc then applied for business CC same day, pending for bus card. Called and got denied for business, reason was you can’t apply for more than one card in 30 days? Haven’t heard of this before