Southwest & American Express Platinum [Expired] 50,000 Point Cards Still Alive

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Southwest & American Express Platinum [Expired] 50,000 Point Cards Still Alive

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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.

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I don’t understand. There are ads for 25,000 and 50,000 points with the Chase Southwest Visa card.

I just got 50,000 points added to my account so i’m not complaining. Just confused as to what’s up

with 25k vs 50k points?

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@Jennifer Smith – Apologies for the late reply. I just saw your comment. Delta’s Million Miler Miles indicates the total number of lifetime flying miles accrued, but the redeemable miles are the amount of miles you can use for award or “free” tickets. Delta miles currently don’t expire but did expire in 2006.

@Bob – There are ads for both the 25K version (on Southwest’s webpage) and 50K versions (in this post and in the Hot Deals tab), but the 50K version is clearly the better choice!

Hi, I am very new to the frequesnt flyer miles thing as well as flying in general. I have no idea about most of this stuff but I am hoping someone here will email me with a few answers. I have flown a few times and it was with Southwest. I do have a rewards card & number, but I have never used it to my knowledge. I am unable to log in and the wait time is crazy on the phone. I also once got a voucher worth $100 (I think) towards my next flight but it had a expiration date and never got used. I wish I had it right now because I am trying to find a way to fly from Orlando, Fl to Portland, Or as I have an interview for a firefighter paramedic career. I am currently on unemployment and unable to buy a ticket outright. I have a friend who has a delta FF # and she said I could get a ticket with her miles if they were still active but she thinks they had expried for inactivity. We were able to log in to her and her husbands acct and it says the Sky Miles= 0 but the “Million Miler Miles = 129,598 for him and hers =9,458. I have tried to figure out what that means and if we would be able to use those miles towards a ticket for me. It is very important and happening 3/10/2012 so if someone reads this and knows will you please, please write me an email? My friend said they had, at one time, enough miles to fly to China from Fl first class but Delta called and said they had to buy magazines with some of the miles and they did pick some but not that many. I also read that Delta miles now do not expire but the notice they rceived about all that was in 2006 I beleive. Please help!!! My email is: Thank you so so much!

Received my first of 50k points, but 0% progress towards elite status. Ruh roh!

Just received my 50k bonus points. Thanks!

Just got approved for the 50000 link. Thanks “Guest”! Just as a side note, the terms state that this must be your first time as an American Express Platinum member, not first time as an Amex member. I already have the PRG card. Now I have both cards so my wife an I can take advantage of the PRG point benefits and the Platinum status benefits for the same fee price as 2 Platinums.

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