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The Southwest credit card offers sure do change a lot!

All three of the personal Southwest credit cards from Chase are sporting newly increased bonus offers that areSouthwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cardperfect for getting your Southwest Companion Pass (which there’s still time to get nearly two full years of Companion Pass!).

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65,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for $2,000 in pend

The new offer for the Southwest Rewards Plus Credit Card ($69 annual fee), Southwest Rewards Premier Credit Card ($99 annual fee) and Southwest Rewards Priority Credit Card ($149 annual fee) is as follows:

Earn 65,000 points after spending $2,000 in your first 3 months.

Good deal?

southwest companion passWe have previously seen a two tier offer for 60,000 total points and a two tier 75,000 point offer, but, on balance, 65,000 points for a flat $2,000 in spend is better in my opinion.

To get the Companion Pass through the end of 2022, you need 125,000 Southwest points earned this year. Credit card bonuses and spend count, and as long as you had a Southwest account as of December 31, 2020, you got a 25,000 point head start deposited to your account, leaving to you pick up just 100,000 for Companion Pass through Dec 31, 2022.

You can do that by also applying for one of the two Southwest Business cards, the Southwest Performance Business Credit Card or the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card – either of which would put you over the 100,000 total points needed to earn Companion Pass (assuming you had the Southwest Rapid Rewards account open last year).

Or you could earn the 35,000 additional points by flying, using their shopping and dining portals or almost any other means (except for transfers from transferable credit card points or hotel programs which won’t count).

So yes, I’d say this is a solid deal for sure.

You can see how to apply for any of the Chase Southwest cards here


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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 this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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