They’re Back! All 3 Southwest Cards Offering 50,000 Points

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Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you missed out on the increased sign-up bonus on the Southwest cards last year, here’s another chance to apply!

Via MileCards, the Chase Southwest Premier (Personal), Chase Southwest Premier (Business), and Chase Southwest Plus (Personal) cards all have a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months.

That’s worth ~$710 in Southwest flights, or $500 in gift cards.

Emily and I don’t receive a commission on the Premier Business or Plus Personal cards but we always tell you about the best offers!

Note:   The Chase Southwest Plus (Business) card has been discontinued. 🙁

They're Back All 3 Southwest Cards Offering 50,000 Points
You Can Get the 50,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Southwest Cards Again!

Usually, the sign-up bonus on these cards is 25,000 points.  So this is a great deal, especially for folks looking to qualify for Southwest Companion Pass!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Link:   Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

Link:   Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Link:   How to Fill Out a Chase Business Credit Card Application

You’ll get 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months with all 3 of the Southwest cards.  I’m not sure how long these offers will last.  But in the past they’ve been available for a few weeks at a time.

And you’ll earn 2 points per $1 you spend on Southwest, hotel partners, car rental partners, and points purchases.  And 1 point per $1 you spend on everything else.

Here are the differences between the Premier and Plus versions of the card:

 Southwest Premier CardSouthwest Premier Business CardSouthwest Plus CardSouthwest Priority Card
Spending• 2X Southwest points with Southwest and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases
• 1X Southwest points on all other purchases
• 2X Southwest points with Southwest and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases
• 1X Southwest points on all other purchases
• 2X Southwest points with Southwest and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases
• 1X Southwest points on all other purchases
• 2X points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases and Rapid Rewards car and hotel purchases
• 1X points per $1 on all other purchases
Anniversary Points6,0006,0003,0007,500
Foreign Transaction FeesNoneNone3%None
Annual Fee$99$99$69$149

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from the Southwest Premier Business or Personal Plus offers, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

If you’ve already had any of the Southwest cards, you could still get the bonus.  That’s because Chase has changed their rules, and the terms and conditions now say:

This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months.

That’s great news for folks who want to earn the Companion Pass again!

Still a Good Time to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

It’s early in the year, which makes it a good time to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  That’s because if you get the Companion Pass now, it will be valid for all of 2015 AND 2016!  That’s almost 2 years!

The Southwest Companion Pass is the best deal for domestic travel, because your companion travels with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.  To get the Companion Pass, you need to earn 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year.

They're Back All 3 Southwest Cards Offering 50,000 Points
Two Can Travel for the Price of 1 With the Southwest Companion Pass

By applying for 2 Southwest credit cards (personal and business), you’ll earn 104,000 points (including points from meeting minimum spending).  And there are lots of ways to easily earn the last 6,000 points you need for the Companion Pass!

Remember, each of the Southwest cards is considered a different card product, so you can get a personal and business card at the same time.

If don’t think you’re eligible for a business card, read my post about ways you might qualify!

Note:   It’s unlikely Chase will approve you for 2 personal cards at the same time.

Bottom Line

All 3 versions of the Chase Southwest credit cards now offer an increased 50,000 point sign-up bonus after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months.  That’s worth ~$710 in Southwest flights!

This is an even better deal if you apply for 2 cards (personal and business), because you’ll earn most of the points necessary for the Southwest Companion Pass.  By qualifying for the pass early in the year, you’ll get almost 2 years of Big Travel with Small Money!

And folks who’ve had these cards in the past could qualify for them again, as long as they haven’t gotten the card bonus in the past 24 months.

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@ Herschel – yes, both card offers count towards the companion pass.

Southwest Premier 50K Bonus Offer — Apply by 31 Aug 2015. Thanks.

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?PID=CFFD2&SPID=FDHN&CELL=6RLH&MSC=1519851101&fb_ref=Default

When I called the hotline to ask about this offer, I was told that the 50,000 signup bonus miles do not count toward the 110,000 miles needed for a companion pass. Has anyone actually received a companion pass using this strategy of combining a business and personal card?

Thanks!

anyone have links to the plus card for 50k. Applied for premier with 50k few days and approved. Any links or referrals? right now it seems the only way to get 50k for plus through referrals

I’m trying to find a 50,000 offer for Southwest PLUS personal credit card. Can you please help me. Thank you.

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