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Final Hours: Southwest Companion Pass with ONE Credit Card; No Business Card Required

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Last month I wrote about an intriguing Southwest Companion Pass offer. Instead of earning 110,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points, you could apply and meet minimum spend on any one of the three Southwest credit cards and get the Companion Pass through the end of the year.  I’ve discussed ways and means of getting the Companion Pass for two full years before, but that method requires applying for a Business credit card and not everyone qualifies for one.

This deal requires just one personal card and the deal expires in just a few hours from now.

Eligible Southwest Credit Cards for Companion Pass:

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card

(Earn the Companion Pass and 30,000 points after spending $4,000 within the first 3 months., $69 annual fee, earns 3,000 rewards points at each anniversary)

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card

 

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

(Earn the Companion Pass and 30,000 points after spending $4,000 within the first 3 months., $99 annual fee, earns 6,000 rewards points at each anniversary)

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card

(Earn the Companion Pass for the remainder of 2019 and 30,000 points after spending $4,000 within the first 3 months, $149 annual fee7,500 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary, $75 Southwest travel credit each year, 4 upgraded boardings per year when available.)

Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card

I will again mention that this deal is only suited for someone who would use the Companion Pass several times and get more value out of that then pure points. If you just wanted Southwest points, you would do far better getting a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve card which would get you 50,000 transferable points, or a Chase Ink Business Preferred which would get you 80,000 transferable points.

As well, if you are indeed eligible for a Business Credit Card, you would do better to wait for the bonus on these cards to revert back to a higher bonus without the free CP and stack that with a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card for two years of Companion Pass instead of just one.

You will also, of course, need to have opened less than 5 personal credit cards in the last 24 months as this card is subject to the Chase 5/24 rule.

All of those disclaimers noted, if you are eligible, would use the Companion Pass at least a few times this year, and can’t use the Business card method, I would apply before this offer ends in a few hours. We’ve never seen this offer before and have no idea if it will ever return.

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