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They’re back! Increased 60,000-point personal Southwest credit card offers

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INSIDER SECRET: Southwest doesn’t have blackout dates for award flights, but be aware that the points price is linked to the cash price so more expensive flights will cost more points. 

If you’re trying to earn a Southwest Companion for the rest of 2019 (and all of 2020) you’re in luck because the increased 60,000 Southwest-point personal credit card offers are back. You’ll earn the full bonus after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements with these cards:

Southwest points are generally worth ~1.5 cents each toward travel. So 60,000 Southwest points are worth ~$900 in Southwest flights. And don’t forget that Southwest doesn’t just fly domestically, they also serve 10 Caribbean & Central American countries, including Aruba, Jamaica, Belize, Costa Rica and the Bahamas.

Chase Southwest Credit Card 60,000 Point Offers

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

  • 40,000 Southwest points after spending $1,000 in the first three months of account opening
  • 20,000 additional Southwest points after spending $12,000 in the first year of account opening

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.

One way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is to earn 110,000 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. So 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.

Want to learn more about Southwest Airlines points? Check out these guides:

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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.

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/

When do these introductory offers expire?

I haven’t seen an end date for this. It’s possible they could end it with no advance warning if a lot of people end up applying.

I’d like to earn points faster.

is it possible to apply for 2 personal SW cards or 1 personal and 1 Business SW card at same time? I thought chase will not approve more than one card at same time.

What strategy to apply then?

You absolutely can be approved for 2 Chase cards at the same time, but for Southwest you can only have 1 personal Southwest card. So you can still do 1 personal and 1 business Southwest card if you’re trying to fast track your way to qualifying for the Companion Pass.

If you do apply for both at the same time just make sure you can meet the minimum spending requirements for both cards so you can earn the welcome bonuses.

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