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Is The Southwest Premier 50,000 Point Offer Ending Soon? [Expired]

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Is The Southwest Premier 50,000 Point Offer Ending Soon? [Expired]

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Link:   All You Need To Know About the Southwest Companion Pass

Dustin comments:

Hey Darius,

Per Slickdeals, today is the last day for 50K points on the Southwest Premiere cards….

The Southwest website says that it is the “Last Chance” to get the cards with the 50,000 point offer after spending $2,000 within 3 months.

The heading of the the 1st post on the FlyerTalk thread on the Southwest card says “Alive until 3/27/2013: Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 Rapid Reward points offer”

And this SlickDeals post says “Last day to get on this deal.

What’s the Deal?

The Southwest credit cards are my favorite cards for domestic travel and are a great way for many folks to have Big Travel with Small Money within the US!

Emily and I travel almost entirely on Southwest within the US.  And I earned a Companion Pass up to the end of 2014 which will let Emily fly with me for free ($2.50 security fee per segment) on both paid and award tickets!

We earned the Companion Pass in January 2013 and it is valid up to the end of 2014.  Check out this post for all you need to know about the Southwest Companion pass.

You need to earn 110,000 points (within 1 calendar year from January 1 to December 31) to qualify for the Companion Pass.

50,000 Point Southwest Premiere & Companion Pass
Our Companion Pass!

The best way to get the Companion Pass is to apply for 1 Southwest personal card and 1 Southwest business card (for 50,000 points each) and then get the extra 6,000 points needed — after accounting for the $2,000 in minimum spending which earns points — to get the total 110,000 points for the Southwest Companion Pass.

2 Southwest 50,000 point credit cards and 10,000 transferred points can get you at least ~$3,332 in free flights if you redeem your points to travel with a companion!

Is it Really Ending?

My usual advice to folks is that the Southwest 50,000 point offers have been around officially on the Southwest website every 3 to 4 months for about the last 2 years!  And there has been an active 50,000 point link to the Plus version of the card since about November 2012.   So I wouldn’t go out of my way to apply for the cards today.

That said, I don’t know for sure if the 50,000 point offer will still be available on ALL 4 cards (personal and business Plus & Premier versions) in the next few days.  The Premier version of the card seems to have the 50,000 point sign-up bonus less frequently than the Plus version.

Bottom Line

I don’t know for sure if ALL the 50,000 point offers will still be available, but I’m pretty sure that at least 1 card will still offer a 50,000 point bonus.

But I don’t know which version of the Southwest card will still offer 50,000 points.  If you’re after a particular version of the card, it could be worth applying now, unless you’re willing to wait for 3 to 4 months (which isn’t a long time away).

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I can confirm that I was able to qualify for both the PERSONAL Plus and PERSONAL Premier. I met the spending benchmarks on my 2nd statement. I just got my companion pass and have been able to use it.

What sucks is that I have in Hawaii. SW does not fly to Hawaii so having a Companion Pass down here really does not help me unless I can make it to the West Coast. Its okay though, I got a ton of points that I can use in the future and with some strategic planning Im sure me and my better half can figure out ways to use the CP in 2014.

Thanks for taking the time to put this site together. I never thought I would do something like this. It already has been well worth it.

The links on Mommy Points appear to be 25k bonuses now. Are there any other links that you know of?

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@southwest hopeful – Thanks for using our links and for sharing your experience. It will be very helpful to others!

@Gordon Yu – Thanks! I’ll update it to the links on FlyerTalk

southwest hopeful

this is another THANK YOU to MMS and all bloggers for what you do. i’m one of the newbies trying to learn, trying to start slow but also have a bit of impatience. i recently obtained 2 new chase cards within a week of each other, they were my first in a long time, and decided to go for my 3rd within 2 months because of the SW premiere deal ending. I had to call reconsideration 3 times but finally got a wonderfully nice rep! after it was all said and done i was approved with a limit more than what i asked for!

i must recommend to listen to MMS and always be polite and ask questions but don’t be argumentative, obtain plenty of information on the reason they want to deny your application just in case it’s something you can fix before the 30 days is up! in my case by the time i talked to the second rep it was only the fact that i had 2 new cards with chase and the other bank cards that i had before this had pretty low limits because i didn’t really use them much and never asked for more. i asked them to move credit and they said i would need another $1k in credit extended to be able to move it around and they didn’t want to do it. so when they said no i thanked them and hung up. my fico was over 730, my utilization was low, income good, and even though my 2 cards were new, i’d already paid them in full a couple of times. the last rep reviewed everything and they said they had no problem approving $5k.

now just need to see if i get the 50k bonus, it was ending and i also have the plus so hopefully i get CP, if so SW will get a lot of business from me this year that would have otherwise gone to some other airlines!

Thanks again MMS, I use your links whenever possible!

I filled out the Premier application and instantly got approved. Then I figured I didnt need the Premier card so I signed up for the Plus. I got approved for that one as well. My intent was to only keep one card and keep everything legit. Both cards have been sent but not activated. Is it possible to get the bonus on both Plus and Premier cards? Or will I be better off just canceling one of them?

I know if I cancel one of them my credit takes a potential hit but the idea of scopping 50K twice is surely nice.

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@billyben – Some readers have got the bonus on both cards, so you could just keep them.

Just curious if any readers have recently qualified for the CP using signup points. I noticed this in their CP Ts&Cs:

Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners. Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.

My wife and I each signed up for 2 cards and have met min-spend requirements (just recently so points haven’t posted but I feel confident they will shortly). But got nervous when I saw that caveat. Mildly concerned that we might not get the CPs (we each want one so we can add our kids and be able to do family trips).

Thanks for all the help!

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@helga – There are still links to the 50K Plus version in the Airlines credit card tabs.

@Lewis – It has always been that way and they have counted towards the Companion Pass. But that could change anytime (though it still works currently…)

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