Southwest

Get the Southwest Companion Pass now for 2 years – 50,000 / 60,000 point signup offers are back!!

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This is extra great because of the timing of the deal. Right now, the Southwest credit card signup offers have bumped back to 50,000 for the personal cards and 60,000 points for the business card.

For those of you that love Southwest, there is NO REASON for you to not have a Companion Pass where you designate a companion that flies free with you (only paying taxes) for the year.  You can easily save THOUSANDS in a year with this.  Once earned, you’ll have the status for the rest of the year and the next calendar year as well, so if you do it at the start of a calendar year (now!), you can get two full years!

Southwest is also launching flights from the US to Hawaii…. so this pass just got a bit more valuable.

The way you get this status level is 100 flights or 110,000 Rapid Rewards points earned in a calendar year.

Yes, that’s a lot. BUT, what if you could just sign up for 2 credit cards, spend $2k-$3k on each (within 3 months), and get the pass right then and there?

That’s a lot more doable, isn’t it?

Right now the Business version of the Southwest credit card has a signup offer for 60,000 points when you spend $3,000 in 3 months.

Both of the Personal versions of the card (Plus and Premier) have an offer for 50,000 bonus points when you spend $2,000 in 3 months.

You have two options here:

  • If you qualify for a business card (and remember, you can have a small home business with almost no revenue and you can qualify for this card) you just need the two cards – one personal and one business. When you hit your minimum spend, you get the Companion Pass. Note that if you do this, apply for the Business card first and then the Personal card – just in case you are at 4/24 (of 5/24) with Chase already as the Business card won’t count against you.
  • If you don’t qualify for a business card, you can still get both Personal cards. That will get you 100,000 points for the bonuses, 4,000 for hitting minimum spend and then you just need 6,000 more points to qualify.  That could be $1,000 (or less) on Southwest flights or a combination of that and things like car rentals, Rewards Network dining, flowers, etc (just make sure you use the associated links (i.e Southwest shopping portal) to earn your Rapids Rewards points!).  That Rewards Network dining portal, by the way, is giving 1,000 bonus points for your first $25 dine… but be aware that the portal bonuses won’t count – only points earned from actual dining and shopping. Southwest specifies only “base” points from partners like shopping and dining count.

As a reminder, I keep current credit card offers on the travel rewards credit card page (and earn a commission if you apply and are approved through those links, which I greatly appreciate). There is a section for Travel/Airline Cards.  I cannot thank you enough should you choose to “tip” me for my work here by using my links when/if you apply for a card.

For the Business version of the card, you can find the offer at this link (I do not receive a commission for the Business version of this card at this time).