In November, Southwest finally brought back the 60,000-point offers on ALL of its Chase Rapid Rewards personal cards!
These offers END Wednesday, January 9, according to the Southwest website. They have removed this date, however, from the credit card pages, which simply state “Limited Time Offer.” Sometimes they take the offer down early, so if you want to take advantage, I’d grab it soon!
Collecting 60,000 points on one of the personal cards makes earning the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with you for up to TWO years, SO much easier. You need 110,000 qualifying Southwest points within ONE calendar year to earn the pass, and 60,000 points gets you more than halfway there.
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If you can apply for the Southwest Chase Rapid Rewards Premier business card, which ALSO has a 60,000-point bonus, BOOM! You’ve got your pass with just TWO card sign-ups.
What Is the Offer?
- Earn 40,000 Southwest points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
- Earn an additional 20,000 points after spending $12,000 in the first year
Offer END DATE for all personal card offers: January 9, 2019
Who Should Take Advantage of This Offer?
- Those who are looking to earn a Southwest Companion Pass next year, which will be good until the end of 2020.
- Those who don’t currently have a Southwest personal card.
- Those who have a Southwest personal card but haven’t earned a bonus on ANY Southwest personal card in the last 24 months. If this is the case, close your current card, wait a few days and re-apply for a new personal card.
Which Card Should I Apply for?
View complete details on each card here, but overall, if you plan to fly Southwest frequently over the next couple years, I’d highly recommend applying for Priority.
Priority has the highest annual fee at $149, but it also has the best benefits. You’ll largely offset that fee quickly with a $75 travel credit that can be used for flights or to pay for Early Bird seating, as well as 4 upgraded boarding positions EVERY year.
Things to Keep in Mind
- You can now only hold ONE personal Southwest card, but you can hold BOTH a personal AND a business Southwest card.
- Ensure you can meet the minimum spend without putting yourself in debt.
- You won’t be approved for any Chase card if you have opened 5 or more cards of any type in the last 24 months or if you’ve opened a Chase card within the last 30 days.
Here are some suggestions for how to meet the minimum spend.
Where Should I Apply?
Please apply for these cards by starting at my Travel Credit Cards link at GotoTravelGal.com (see image below). All offers are NOW available on this affiliate link, which allows me to earn a commission — at NO COST TO YOU — to help support the blog. Thank you for your support!
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