Last Chance Today for Southwest 50,000 Point Cards?

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Last Chance Today for Southwest 50,000 Point Cards?

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Via The Points Guy, the increased 50,000 point sign-up bonuses on the Chase Southwest cards may be ending today!

That said, I’m pretty sure that at least one Southwest card will still have the 50,000 points sign-up bonus even after today.  This is the peak traveling season, and Southwest wouldn’t want to promote the lower (regular) offer of 25,000 points in airports.

Folks who can refer the Southwest card to others say that the offer is ending in January, so I’m pretty sure that this offer will be around for some more time.  And Southwest usually brings back these offers every 3 or 4 months, so no need to panic!

The sign-up bonuses on these cards are by far the best deal for domestic travel50,000 points is worth ~$715 in Southwest flights.

But if you get 2 cards (and earn an extra 6,000 points), you’ll qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.  With the Companion Pass, your companion will fly with you for almost free (on paid and award tickets) for up to ~2 years!

Last Chance Today For Southwest 50,000 Point Cards
Travel Is More Fun With Family and Friends! Earn ~2 Years of Free Flights for Your Companion With Southwest

Now is a great time to qualify for the Companion Pass, because if you earn it in early 2015, it will be valid for almost 2 years (until the end of 2016).

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Chase Southwest Premier (Personal)

Link:   Chase Southwest Premier (Business)

Link:   Chase Southwest Plus (Personal)

Link:   Chase Southwest Plus (Business)

Link:   How to Fill Out a Chase Business Credit Card Application

It’s rumored that the increased sign-up bonus on the Chase Southwest cards will end today.  Normally, the bonus is 25,000 points, but a few times each year, Chase increases the bonus to 50,000 points after you complete minimum spending requirements.

Southwest points are worth ~1.43 cents per point towards flights.  So the sign-up bonus on 1 card is already worth ~$715 in travel.

Southwest flies throughout the US, as well as to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Last Chance Today For Southwest 50,000 Point Cards
Head Down to Jamaica on Southwest for Some Real Island Food!

But the sweeter deal is to earn 110,000 points in a calendar year to get the Southwest Companion Pass.

If you got 2 cards now (for example, 1 personal and 1 business), you could complete the minimum spending requirement early next year.  Then you’d earn a Southwest Companion Pass valid until December 31, 2016.  That’s almost 2 years of Big Travel with Small Money!

But you have to time your spending correctly!  You want the bonus points to post to your account after January 1, 2015, so don’t meet the minimum spending requirement until after your December 2014 statement closing date.

If you don’t think you own a business, read these ways you might qualify for a business card.

Last Chance Today For Southwest 50,000 Point Cards
Even If You’re New (Maybe NOT This New), You Could Qualify for a Business Card!

If you miss this deal, don’t worry.  The increased bonuses normally come around again a few times a year.  But I’m not exactly sure when they’ll return.

And there’s almost always at least 1 Southwest card with a 50,000 point bonus available.

Bottom Line

Via The Points Guy, the increased 50,000 point sign-up offers on the Chase Southwest cards could be ending today.  But I suspect that we’ll see at least 1 of the cards still have the sign-up bonus after today.

If you were hoping to use these cards to help earn the Southwest Companion Pass in early 2015, this could be your last chance.

But if you’re NOT in a hurry to earn the Companion Pass, you should know these better offers usually re-appear after a few months.

Did you get the increased bonus to earn the Southwest Companion Pass for ~2 years this time around?

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Looks like 3 of those offers are dead. The only that works is the Personal Premier link. No companion pass for me. 🙁

@Danny – I guess since one was immediately approved and the other was pending, I missed the chance to get points for both. I’ve called Chase and Southwest, and both have said you can only get the promotion for one Southwest card. Looks like I’ll get my 50K points but not the 100K. Very disappointing…

AAD – I applied for both personal cards and was approved and received the bonus points on both cards. They are “different” products in that one is a plus and the other is a premier, so the points should post for both.

Make sure to meet the minimum spend in January to maximize a companion pass!

I applied for both personal cards, got approved on one and was pending on the other. Called today to follow up (since the 50K offers are no longer there), and they have no record of a second application. The rep also informed me that you can apply for two cards, but you wouldn’t get the offers for both within 24 mos. Wondering if that’s because they were both personal cards. Guess I’ll have to wait until the next time they offer 50K on the business card 🙁

Mike – Thanks for all the numbers.

Todd – according to what I’ve read, spouses cannot combine points towards a companion pass.

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