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(Note: you only need 2 out of the 3 Southwest cards for the pass)
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  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred (a great card to have in your wallet after the Southwest cards)
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You CAN Get More Than 1 Southwest Business Card, But Only ONE Bonus
Southwest Business card

Update to this original post: In further investigation, while it is possible to get more than one Southwest Rapid Rewards Business card, you can only get ONE bonus, which sort of defeats the purpose. The terms on the application page state: “This bonus offer is available to you if you do not have this card… Continue reading

The Genuis Way One Reader Got a 50,000-Point Southwest Card Bonus
Southwest credit card 50,000 point offer airport kiosk

So, what would you do to get 50,000 points on a Southwest credit card without spending the required $12,000 they are asking currently to get you to 60,000 points? This is a super smart move that a Go to Travel Gal reader shared recently in case you want to do likewise :). How Maya Scored… Continue reading

Earn Southwest Points at Marathon on These Products & Fuel in December
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In spring 2018, Southwest introduced a new way to earn Rapid Rewards points when pumping gas, points that DO count toward the Southwest Companion Pass! The Southwest Companion Pass is an awesome perk that lets one person fly free with you for up to two years when you earn 110,000 qualifying Southwest points. Download my free… Continue reading

5 Ways to Earn Large Amounts of Southwest Points FAST

I had a frantic reader who discovered that she was short by about 500 of the 110,000 Southwest ponts needed to reach Southwest Companion Pass status by the end of the year. The Southwest Companion Pass lets one person fly free with you from the time you earn it until the end of the following… Continue reading

Aiming for a 2019 Southwest Companion Pass? You Can Start Applying for Cards NOW!

If you are hoping to earn a Southwest Companion Pass, an amazing perk that lets one person fly free with you from the time you earn it until the END of the following year, early in 2019, you can start applying for Southwest credit cards NOW to help you earn that pass as early as… Continue reading

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