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Earn 75k Points With New Southwest Offers – But Do Not Apply Yet!

- Nov 3, 2022 Credit Card Offers0 comments

Chase has released a new offer on their Southwest personal cards. You earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.

The good thing about Southwest is that they count the welcome bonus as eligible points to reach a free companion pass. You earn a free companion pass after earning 125,000 Southwest points in a calendar year (starting in 2023 you will need 135k points but Southwest cardholders get a 10,000 point break so for Southwest cardholders it is still 125,000 points).  The 75,000 points will get you halfway there plus if you sign up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card as well you can earn an additional 60,000 points which will also be counted for the 125,000 points needed.

Southwest companion pass

The Southwest Companion Pass allows you to bring along a travel companion on your Southwest flight to travel for free (besides for fees and taxes which is often as low as $5.60).

Whenever you fly Southwest your chosen companion can hop along for free for an unlimited amount of flights. Your flight can be booked using cash or even Rapid Rewards points.

Once you earn a companion pass the pass is good for the remainder of the calendar year, plus the following calendar year.

So if you earn a Companion Pass just around the beginning of 2023, you have it for the full year of 2023 plus the full year of 2024. But if you earn it today then it will only be good till the end of 2023. That’s why I would rather wait a bit and apply for the cards a little later so I earn the companion pass in early 2023 instead of the end of 2022.

You can read more about the great value of a Southwest Companion Pass here.

Welcome offer eligibility

Please note; you can only get approved for one Southwest personal card in 24 months. So you cannot apply for all three cards at the same time. Here are the exact welcome offer terms: “The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products”.

Southwest business cards are counted separately so you can get one Southwest personal plus a Southwest Business card or even get one Southwest personal plus both Southwest business cards.

Bypassing the Chase 5/24 rules

There are some data points that the Southwest personal cards are currently bypassing the Chase 5/24 rule. So even if you opened more than 5 personal cards in the last 24 months you can currently (possibly) get approved for a Southwest personal credit card.

Here are the full details and benefits of the 3 Southwest personal cards compared side by side.

Card Details
Welcome Bonus

Earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.

Earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.

Earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months.

Rewards

-2 points on Southwest purchases
- New! 2 points on local transit, commuting, rideshares, on internet, cable and phone services, and on select streaming.
-1 point everywhere else

-2 points on Southwest purchases
- New! 2 points on local transit, commuting, rideshares, on internet, cable and phone services, and on select streaming.
-1 point everywhere else

-2 points on Southwest purchases
- 2 points on local transit, commuting, rideshares, on internet, cable and phone services, and on select streaming.
-1 point everywhere else

Foreign Transaction Fee

No foreign transaction fee.

No foreign transaction fee.

Benefits
Upgraded Status

Get 1,500 TQPs for every $10,000 you spend on the card. You need a total of 35,000 TQPS per calendar year to reach A-list status. And 75,000 TQPS per calendar year to reach A-list Preferred status

Get 1,500 TQPs for every $10,000 you spend on the card. You need a total of 35,000 TQPS per calendar year to reach A-list status. And 75,000 TQPS per calendar year to reach A-list Preferred status

Free Baggage

First and second checked bags are free on Southwest flights (this benefit is available to all Southwest customers no matter if you have their credit card or not).

First and second checked bags are free on Southwest flights (this benefit is available to all Southwest customers no matter if you have their credit card or not).

First and second checked bags are free on Southwest flights (this benefit is available to all Southwest customers no matter if you have their credit card or not).

Credits

Get a $75 Southwest travel credit each cardmember year.

Companion Certificate

Earn a free companion pass after earning 125,000 Southwest in a calendar year (welcome bonus points are included). Once earned the pass is valid for an unlimited amount of flights for the remainder of the calendar year plus for the full upcoming year. You will need to pay the companion's taxes and fees.

Earn a free companion pass after earning 125,000 Southwest in a calendar year (welcome bonus points are included). Once earned the pass is valid for an unlimited amount of flights for the remainder of the calendar year plus for the full upcoming year. You will need to pay the companion's taxes and fees.

Earn a free companion pass after earning 125,000 Southwest in a calendar year (welcome bonus points are included). Once earned the pass is valid for an unlimited amount of flights for the remainder of the calendar year plus for the full upcoming year. You will need to pay the companion's taxes and fees.

Auto Rental Collision Insurance

Primary coverage on rentals when renting outside of your country of residence, and secondary coverage on rentals when renting within your country of residence. Coverage is for rentals up to 31 days.

Primary coverage on rentals when renting outside of your country of residence, and secondary coverage on rentals when renting within your country of residence. Coverage is for rentals up to 31 days.

Primary coverage on rentals when renting outside of your country of residence, and secondary coverage on rentals when renting within your country of residence. Coverage is for rentals up to 31 days.

Travel Accident Insurance

Get coverage if you, G-d forbid, die in an accident while traveling or lose a limb, sight, speech, or hearing (on common carriers). Receive up to $500,000 in compensation.

Get coverage if you, G-d forbid, die in an accident while traveling or lose a limb, sight, speech, or hearing (on common carriers). Receive up to $500,000 in compensation.

Get coverage if you, G-d forbid, die in an accident while traveling or lose a limb, sight, speech, or hearing (on common carriers). Receive up to $500,000 in compensation.

Lost Luggage Reimbursement

Get up to $3,000 per person for lost or damaged luggage.

Get up to $3,000 per person for lost or damaged luggage.

Get up to $3,000 per person for lost or damaged luggage.

Extended Warranty Protection

Get your original manufacturer's warranty time matched (up to a year). (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 3 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Get your original manufacturer's warranty time matched (up to a year). (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 3 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Get your original manufacturer's warranty time matched (up to a year). (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 3 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Purchase Protection

Get refunded if your purchase is damaged or stolen, up to 120 days from the date of purchase. Max $500 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Get refunded if your purchase is damaged or stolen, up to 120 days from the date of purchase. Max $500 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Get refunded if your purchase is damaged or stolen, up to 120 days from the date of purchase. Max $500 per claim, $50,000 per account.

Luggage delay insurance

If your baggage is delayed for 6+ hours, you can claim up to $100 per day to cover expenses like toiletries & clothing, for up to 3 days.

If your baggage is delayed for 6+ hours, you can claim up to $100 per day to cover expenses like toiletries & clothing, for up to 3 days.

If your baggage is delayed for 6+ hours, you can claim up to $100 per day to cover expenses like toiletries & clothing, for up to 3 days.

Priority Boarding

New! Get 2 free EarlyBird check-in passes

New! Get 2 free EarlyBird check-in passes

Use your card to pay for an upgraded boarding pass and get reimbursed up to 4 times per year.

Inflight Savings

New! Receive 25% back (statement credit) for inflight purchases of Wifi, and drinks.

New! Receive 25% back (statement credit) for inflight purchases of Wifi, and drinks.

New! Receive 25% back (statement credit) for inflight purchases of Wifi, and drinks.

Anniversary Bonus Points

Earn 3,000 points after your cardmember anniversary each year

Get 6,000 bonus points each cardmember anniversary.

Get 7,500 bonus points each cardmember anniversary.

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