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1. Southwest 50,000 Point Credit Card
The Southwest 50,000 point credit card which was rumored to have ended is still alive!
The offer was officially available on the Southwest website until last week (November 30, 2011), but was replaced with the current offer on the Southwest website for the Southwest credit card is 25,000 miles (or 1 free flight).
I don’t recommend applying for the 25,000 point Southwest card because there is a strong possibility that the 50,000 point offer will return next year. Chase ran similar promotions with the Southwest card 4 times this year – Twice with 1 free flight and $500 in Southwest gift cards and twice with a 50,000 point bonus.
But I found a link on Google which leads to the 50,000 point Southwest offer.
If you do decide to apply for the card, I’d recommend taking LOTS of screenshots of the offer, just in case.
As always, I updated the Credit Cards and Hot Deals tabs as soon as I found out about the offer.
Here’s my review of the Chase Southwest 50,000 point card.
2. American Express 50,000 Point Platinum card
Offer No Longer Available
Million Mile Secrets Reader Prakash (Thanks!) posted the link to a 50,000 point American Express Platinum card to share with readers. You earn the 50,000 point bonus after spending $1,000 within 3 months of being approved for the card.
The terms in the link above say that the 50,000 point offer is only for first-time American Express Card members.
The card is expensive with a $450 annual fee, but you may be able to use the $200 credit towards airline incidental expenses to buy airline gift cards in small denominations.
Since the $200 travel credit is per calendar year, you could get $200 of airline gift cards this year and another $200 next year and then consider closing the card since American Express pro rates the annual fee. The other big perk with the card is the airport lounge access for Delta Airlines.
If you’ve already got an American Express card and still want 50,000 points, Mommy Points can refer you to another 50,000 point offer.