Southwest 50,000 Points (~$710 to $850) Credit Cards Ending Soon!

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Southwest 50,000 Points (~$710 to $850) Credit Cards Ending Soon!

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Link:   50,000 Points Southwest Credit Card

Link:   8 Easy Steps to the Companion Pass

All 4 Southwest credit cards are currently offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after you spend $2,000 within 3 months.  But this offer has been around for ~2 months which is longer than usual, so I was expecting it to end soon.  And I’ve been told that it is ending by the middle of next week.

That said, the 50,000 points offer comes and goes quite frequently.  So it should be back.  And usually you can find at least 1 version (there are 4 versions!) of the Southwest card with a 50,000 point bonus.  But it could be better to apply now, if you’re looking for 1 specific version of the Southwest card.

Why Should I Get the Southwest Credit Card?

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

It is extremely easy to use Southwest points and everyone gets 2 free checked bags on Southwest!

50,000 Southwest points are worth:

  •  ~$850 in Southwest flights if you book before March 31, 2014
  •  ~$710 in Southwest flights if you book after March 31, 2014
  •  ~$500 in gift cards with 50,000 Southwest points

The points from Southwest credit cards count towards the Companion Pass.  Here’s a post on how to pick the 2 Southwest cards that are best for you.  The sign-up bonus from 2 cards will get you most of the way to the Companion Pass.

The Companion Pass is a great deal because you can get up to 2 years worth of Big Travel for free (~$2.50 in taxes and fees each way)!  The Southwest credit cards have helped us earn the Companion Pass twice.  Now every time I fly, Emily flies with me for (almost) free!

If you are trying to get the Companion Pass, make sure you don’t make these 3 common mistakes!

Southwest 50,000 Points 710 To 850 Credit Cards Ending Soon
With the Companion Pass You Can Get Up to ~$3,674 Worth of Travel!

Southwest starts flying to the Caribbean starting July 1, 2014 and you can use the Companion Pass for those flights.

Southwest 50,000 Points 710 To 850 Credit Cards Ending Soon
After July 1, 2014 You Can Use Your Southwest Points to Fly to the Caribbean!

Bottom Line

The Southwest Premier card 50,000 point offer has been around longer than usual.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise it is ending on March 9, 2014.  That said, this offer comes and goes every 3 to 4 months so don’t worry if you miss it!

And I suspect that at least 1 version of the Southwest card will still have the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.

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So I was approved for the credit card…when do I get the 50,000 bonus points? Is it as soon as I get the card or after I spend $2,000? Looking to book some flights ASAP and want to use the points.

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@Kalboz – I believe so!

Hi Daraius,

I opened up a personal card with your links last month and have received the 50K points from that card. If my girlfriend opens a southwest personal card, and uses my rapid rewards number on the application, so her 50K points go into my account, will that be considered 100K total points?

Thanks for all your help!

Jackie

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@Jackie – It depends. You’re not technically supposed to do that, so it will be a pain to sort out if the points don’t automatically post to your account.

@Mandy – If you already have 2 Southwest cards, you’re unlikely to get approved for another 2.

@Linda – The points post in the next statement once you complete the minimum spending requirement (assuming you completed them within 8 to 10 days of the statement closing)

Hi Daraius! Can you respond to my question also!

So, I should wait until my statement closes for the month before I start paying it off with VRs, for the points to post to my account? Or, will the points post the minute I hit the spend amount, even if it is before my statement closes?

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