For a while, the bonus offers on the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card have been 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 in your first 3 months.
Today, they have gotten significantly better, as long as you don’t mind a bit more spend on the offer.
As of today, all three cards have a bonus offer to earn 75,000 Rapid Rewards points after spending $3,000 in your first 3 months.
We saw a similar offer back in June 2022, though that offer required $5,000 in spend.
Once minimum spend is met, you’ll have at least 78,000 Rapid Rewards points (you’ll earn 3,000 points from the $3,000 in spend) towards a Companion Pass, which requires earning 125,000 in a calendar year (as long as you have a Southwest Credit card which gives you 10,000 points towards the actual 135,000 point threshold) to receive the Companion Pass (which lets you bring a companion for free on all flights all year, only paying taxes and fees for the companion) for the rest of this year and all of next year.
I have a complete guide to how to obtain the Southwest Companion Pass for Two Years that goes into more detail on how that works. Basically, you can either earn 47,000 more points organically (flying, Rapid Rewards Shopping, Rapid Rewards Dining etc) or you can pick up one of the Southwest Business Credit Cards where the bonus offer would put you well over the 125,000 points required when combined with one of these personal card offers and the 10,000 bonus points for having a Southwest credit card.
You can learn more about each card and how to apply for the 75,000 point offer at these links:
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card (Annual Fee: $69)
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card (Annual Fee: $99)
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card (Annual Fee: $149)
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You can find credit cards that best match your spending habits and bonus categories at Your Best Credit Cards.
New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.