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This Airline Card’s Increased Sign-Up Bonus Will Survive, While the Others Drop Next Week

This Airline Card’s Increased Sign-Up Bonus Will Survive, While the Others Drop Next Week

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I let y’all know that the increased bonuses on the Chase Southwest personal credit cards are ending October 4, 2017.  But via Go to Travel Gal, there is no end in sight for the 60,000-point offer on the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card!

So if you plan to earn the best deal in travel, the Southwest Companion Pass, with the Chase Southwest cards, it’s more urgent to apply for a personal card first!

I’ll explain why.

This Airline Cards Increased Sign Up Bonus Will Survive While The Others Drop Next Week
Big Bonuses Mean Big Travel With Small Money!

Increased Offer on the Chase Southwest Premier Small Business Card Continues

Link:   Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

Link:   One Week Left to Earn the Best Deal in Travel With Minimal Effort

Link:   Timing the Southwest Companion Pass for 2017 or 2018: Everything You Need to Know Now

We have confirmed with Chase that the increased 60,000 point sign-up bonus on the Chase Southwest Premier Small Business Card will NOT expire on October 4, 2017.  Even though the better sign-up bonuses on the 2 Chase Southwest personal cards, are.

Big sign-up bonuses are always a good thing, so this is great news!  And it will help those of you who are planning to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  Which I consider to be THE best deal in travel.

The easiest way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass for 2018 is to apply for 2 Chase Southwest cards.

While Chase will generally NOT approve you for 2 cards within 30 days, some readers have had success applying for 2 cards within the SAME day, before Chase is notified of the other application.  Or by applying for 1 business and 1 personal card.

That said, some folks are uneasy about applying for multiple cards on the same day (especially from the same issuer!).  So If you’re aiming for the Southwest Companion Pass, you can open a personal card this week before the bonuses decrease.  Then apply for the small business version later down the road!

Just make sure to read my post on how to time your points earnings to get the best value from the Companion Pass.

Bottom Line

While the Chase Southwest Plus and Chase Southwest Premier 60,000 point bonuses are disappearing on October 4, 2017, the 60,000 point Chase Southwest Premier Small Business Card bonus will live on!

We don’t know when (or if!) this bonus will decrease, but we’ve confirmed with Chase that it will be available for longer than the others.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

  • Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions
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Does a 10/4 expiration mean through 10/4 or will it expire at midnight on 10/3. I can’t remember how this has worked in the past.

I would apply for the business one first because you want to make sure you are 0/30 for Chase cards before doing a Business card. 2/30 is the limit when applying for chase personal cards.

What’s the history with the sign-up bonus? When do you expect the 60,000 point bonus to return? We don’t plan to need to use our companion passes until May of 2018 so we have plenty of time to earn the passes in 2018 but do you think the sign up will stay at 50,000 points until late in the year next year? Thanks for all the helpful info!

I’m sure this has been addressed elsewhere before many times, but if my husband has been an authorized user of my Southwest Chase cards, is he considered to be a Cardholder and not eligible for the bonuses on new cards in his name?

Also, does being an authorized user count toward the no more than 5 cards opened in past 24 months rule Chase has?

Many thanks!

From my experience:

I’m sure this has been addressed elsewhere before many times, but if my husband has been an authorized user of my Southwest Chase cards, is he considered to be a Cardholder and not eligible for the bonuses on new cards in his name?

He is still eligible for the bonus.

Also, does being an authorized user count toward the no more than 5 cards opened in past 24 months rule Chase has?

It does count towards the 5/24.