Southwest Cards Back at 50K, Great Timing for the Companion Pass

The Chase Southwest cards are back to 50,000 point offers but there is a catch. The 50K offer for the Southwest Plus card is easily available via this link here but you’ll need to get access to someone’s referral link to apply for the Southwest Premier credit card (read more about that here). Meanwhile, the Southwest Premier Business card is still at 60,000 points!

Great timing for the Companion Pass

While we have seen 60,000 point offers for all cards at once before, the 50,000 point offer is still a great offer. If you can combine one personal card with the business card at 60,000, then you’ve instantly hit the Southwest Companion Pass and you and a companion can fly around on Southwest for the next two calendar years while only paying for one ticket (and the taxes/fees on the other).

Out of all of the insane redemptions Brad and I have been able to take advantage of, I still think getting the Southwest Companion Pass was one of our best decisions.

Since Southwest will be flying to Hawaii in 2019 (and possibly late 2018), you might be able to use your Companion Pass to get to paradise. And since we just started the new year, this is a perfect time to jump on the Companion Pass since it will be good for all of 2018 and 2019.

For those unaware, below are the features on all three Southwest credit cards. While they all come with annual fees, if you value Southwest points at 1.5 cents per point and fly Southwest often, then it makes sense to hold on these cards since the anniversary points outweigh the cost of the card’s annual fee.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Card

Southwest Premier Card

  • 50,000 points after spending $2,000
  • $99 Annual fee
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 6,000 anniversary points
  • Earn 1,500 Tier-Qualifying Points for every $10,000 in purchases, up to 15,000 Tier-Qualifying Points each calendar year

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card

Southwest Plus Card

  • 50,000 points after spending $2,000
  • $69 Annual fee
  • 3,000 anniversary points

 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card

Southwest Premier Business Card

  • 60,000 points after spending $3,000
  • $99 Annual fee
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 6,000 anniversary points
  • Earn 1,500 Tier-Qualifying Points for every $10,000 in purchases, up to 15,000 Tier-Qualifying Points each calendar year

H/T: Churning

 Cover Photo by Pieter van Marion

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