It’s baaack! Southwest normally only gives you 30k miles bonus when you sign up for their credit cards, but for a limited time you can get 50k miles with Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card.
Benefits of Premier Credit Card with Chase
- All you need to do is open an account and spend $2000 on purchases within 3 months. Yes! It is as simple as it seems. This offer is valid only if you do not already have this card and have not received a new member’s card bonus in the last 2 years.
- You also get 2 points per dollar spent with SWA on tickets.
- And you can earn 1 point on every $ 1 you spend on all the other purchases.
- As long as you are subscribed to the card and are a member, you will receive unlimited points.
- This is an annual fee (not waived the first year), but on your 1 year anniversary you get a bonus of 6000 points.
- You don’t need to pay a foreign transaction fees.
- It was awarded as the Freddie Award Winner in 2015 for the best loyalty card.
I’m not sure why Southwest is not openly publishing this great deal. Perhaps they want to only give 30k miles if needed. I found out about the 50k bonus while on a SWA flight. You can access this by going to: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2rtfosam1
Another great deal for frequent flyer programs is the South West’s Companion Pass. You can find more information about this deal at http://onenicelife.com/best-hidden-deal-in-frequent-flyer-traveling/
Another reason to consider this card is because Chase has made it harder to get their “Chase branded cards” (like Chase Sapphire, etc.) but currently it appears you can still get “airline branded” cards from Chase even if you have applied for more than 5 credit cards in the last 24 months. This liberal policy may end soon.
This particular card is great for those who fly SWA a lot, especially since the free 6k miles at the end of each year close to pays for the whole annual fee. If you don’t fly SWA much, this is not as great as other cards that waive the annual fee for the first year. I just don’t like paying annual fees personally.