Southwest 50,000 Point Card is Back! (Expired) And (Targeted) 50,000 Mile Delta Card!

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Southwest 50,000 Point Card is Back!  (Expired) And (Targeted) 50,000 Mile Delta Card!

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Update:   This offer is no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

1.   50,000 Point Southwest Card

Link:   Southwest Credit Cards

Link:  Southwest Companion Pass

Thanks to all the readers for sending me a link to the 50,000 point Southwest card!

All 4 versions of the Southwest credit cards currently offer 50,000 Southwest points after spending $2,000 within 3 months.  You can redeem 50,000 Southwest points for ~$850 in Southwest flights or for ~$500 in gift cards.

2 Southwest credit cards and 10,000 extra points can get you $3,666 in Southwest travel and a Southwest Companion pass so that your companion can fly free (pay just the $2.50 security fee) for up to two years!

The offer is likely to be around until October 30, 2013.  That said, you’re better off waiting to apply for the card until the 2nd or 3rd week of October.

That way, you have until the 2nd or 3rd week of January to complete the $2,000 minimum spending.  This means that the 50,000 point bonus counts towards the Companion Pass in 2014 and if you earn the remaining 60,000 points in 2014, your Companion Pass is valid until the end of 2015!

But you can apply now if you have already earned, say, 50,000 Southwest points in 2013 so that you can get the Companion Pass in 2013.  Or you can apply now if you’re not after the Companion Pass (but why?!)

There are 4 versions of the cards and each is considered a different product!

2.   50,000 Mile (Targeted) Delta Gold

I wrote yesterday about a targeted Delta offer for 50,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 3 months.  I also said that the current offer which pays me a commission isn’t such a great deal because you only get 30,000 miles and a $50 statement credit for any Delta purchase after spending $1,000 within 3 months.

I didn’t receive a targeted email, but I  checked my targeted offer at DeltaAmexCard and was offered 50,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 3 month and a $50 statement credit after a Delta purchase!

This is the most generous Delta offer which I’ve seen!  The Card Match tool used to have an offer for 45,000 miles after spending $5,000 within 6 months, which isn’t as good as my targeted offer.

50,000 Delta miles should get you at least 1 domestic ticket on Delta or $500 in travel on ANY Delta flights if you use the pay with points feature.

Emily got an offer for only 35,000 miles so your experience will be different!

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Delta amex question.
I applied when I got a targeted offer for 50k for the personal card, I am now waiting for the business 50k offer. When I use the delta amex card match, it says I already have/had a card and need to wait 12 months. Will I need to open a new skymiles number for the business? Will I not get a targeted email offer since I applied for the personal 50k amex? Don’t want to miss out on a 50k business.

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@Alexis – I haven’t heard of many lucrative offers on the business Delta card, but you can usually get 1 business and 1 personal card without waiting 12 months.

I have had a Southwest Plus card for about two years and was approved for the Southwest Premier card on Nov. 18th before the 50,000 mile offer expired. How do I verify that I will get the 50,000 miles after spending the required $2,000, before I start charging on this card?

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@Ralph Zappala – You can confirm the bonus when you call to activate the card.

Are you sure this expired? I still see it on Southwest website:

http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/partners/credit-cards/southwest-airlines-rapid-rewards-cards/index.html

I called the number provided 1-877-665-9146 and the rep, reading from a template, automatically said that there is a 50,000 point bonus on the card. So she answered my question before I can even ask it.

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@Don – See this post for more details. It does currently count.

@ Stephanie – Thanks for the update.

@JBT – It expired, but came back again. You’ll find updating links on the ad on the left and in the Hot Deals tab.

I just received the 50,000 miles after $1,000 in purchases in 3 months offer from Delta in my email today (11/5/13). Just wanted to let you know this is still floating out there.

Enjoy your blog Flying My wife and are 1st Class to London based on your British Airways companion pass blog. I also applied and received the Southwest Chase Visa cards only to find out by phone that the 50k points cannot be used towards a companion pass, any thoughts on additional confirmation.

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