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Southwest credit cards offering highest-ever 75,000-point bonus

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Southwest credit cards offering highest-ever 75,000-point bonus

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If you’re in the market for a Southwest Companion Pass, you won’t believe your luck. Southwest has published the highest-ever offer for its personal cards — up to 75,000 points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements!

Southwest points value generally stays around 1.5 cents each toward travel. This means 75,000 Southwest points are worth roughly $1,125 in Southwest flights. Southwest flies to lots of fun destinations, like Hawaii, Aruba, Jamaica, Belize, Costa Rica and the Bahamas.

Southwest flies to fun destinations like Aruba, Grand Cayman, and Hawaii. (Photo by Joseph Hostetler/Million Mile Secrets)

Chase Southwest credit card 75,000 point offers

When you apply for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, or Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card, you’ll earn:

  • 40,000 points after spending $1,000 on purchases within first three months of account opening
  • 35,000 more points after spending $5,000 on purchases within first six months of account opening

This is by far the fastest way to earn Southwest points, and even the $69 annual fee Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card is offering this bigger welcome bonus. These increased deals are extra enticing because they can help you to earn the holy grail of travel, the Southwest Companion Pass, more easily.

With the Southwest Companion Pass, you can bring a friend or family member with you for just the cost of taxes and fees. It doesn’t matter if your flight is booked with points or paid for with cash – your companion flies with you for just the cost of taxes. That means your points are worth effectively twice as much.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card comes with a ton of benefits. (Photo by Wyatt Smith)

One way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is to earn 125,000 Southwest points in a calendar year. The quickest and simplest method to do this is by opening one personal card along with one of the two Southwest business cards:

Just remember, you can only hold one Southwest personal credit card at a time. If you’ve opened a Southwest card in the past and the account is still open, you won’t be eligible to open another Southwest personal card and these cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, so if you’ve opened five or more cards from any bank in the past 24 months (except for certain business cards) you won’t be eligible for the Southwest credit card offers.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card

  • Earn 70,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 9,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 3 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on social media and search engine advertising, Internet, cable and phone services and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available
  • Inflight WiFi Credits
  • Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit
  • Employee cards at no additional cost, earn points on employee spending.

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I currently have a SWA business plus card (it’s old). If I want to get the companion pass, I’ll need both a business & a personal card to get the 125Kmiles. Do I need to cancel my current SWA business Plus card first?, or is the Business premier considered a separate product?

Jennifer Kobasic

I am going to apply for this is it better to get the business card first or personal card. I have a small business but I will be apply with my personal info name and social. TIA

Hi Andrew, I know miles purchase don’t count toward the companion pass but how about the miles transfer from my wife? Will the miles transfer count toward companion pass??

Thank you,

Ryan

No it will not, sorry Ryan.

I have a general question.
For SW personal card bonus: the 24 month period is from the previous card open date or the bonus grant date ?? e.g. Case
Applied/approved for a personal card 10/10/2017, received the bonus on the statement date 1/7/2018.
IF apply now (say 10/25/2019), and time the bonus to be posted on the statement date after 1/7/2020 (which will be over 24 months of bonus posting), will it qualify for a new bonus.
Note: The new application is after 24 months of old application but less than 24 months before the old bonus posting date. The new planned bonus date to be over 24 month after the previous post date.
I appreciate any opinion/advice/data points.

It is from the opening date of your card which is the same as your approval date of the card.

Hi Rakesh,

If I remember correctly, I believe it is based on when the bonus was earned. In other words, when it posted to your account.

I have a SW card I’ve had for years. I was wondering if I could cancel this card and then reapply for a new one to get the 60,000 points? Would Chase approve the new card? Would my credit score take a hit by closing the old account and applying?

Any input appreciated.

Hi Mark! Should be eligible to earn another welcome bonus if it has been 24 months since the last time you earned it.

Chase looks at a number of different factors in addition to your credit score and income, so it’s hard to say if you’d be approved. But here’s an article that might help:

https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/credit-card-application-tips-to-practice-before-opening-your-next-travel-card/

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