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The following post is from May.

We now know that these offers end on July 11th at 4pm ET.

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 $5,000 in your first 3 months.

Once minimum spend is met, you’ll have at least 80,000 Rapid Rewards points (you’ll earn 5,000 points from the $5,000 in spend) towards a Companion Pass, which requires earning 125,000 in a calendar year 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 45,000 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.

You can learn more about each card and how to apply for the 75,000 point offer at these links:

Let me know below in the comments, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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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.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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