Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

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Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K miles: 40K after $1K spend in 3 months plus 20K after you spend $12K in your first year
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$99 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 10/9/17)

FM Mini Review: Great for signup bonus, but consider cancelling after first year.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

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Travel
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Earning rate: 2X at at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners ⚬ 2X Southwest

Big spend bonus: If you earn 110,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year

Noteworthy perks: 6000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

Note: This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.

Overview

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card is a great choice for a nice signup bonus.

The card is not great for spend since it only earns 1 point per dollar. Southwest points are worth about 1.5 cents each towards Wanna Getaway fares, so most would do better with a no fee 2% cash back card. The one reason I can think of to put spend on the card is as a way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass. Each calendar year that you earn 110,000 Southwest points, you'll get a companion pass that is good for an unlimited number of flights for the rest of that year and all of the next (See: Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass.)

Points transferred from hotel and car rental programs no longer qualify for the Companion Pass, so points earned from the Southwest credit card are a key option for earning qualifying points.

Application Tips


Chase Application Tips


  • Shut-Down Caution: Signing up for new Chase cards can lead to Chase reviewing your accounts. This may lead to Chase shutting down all of your accounts if you appear to be a credit risk. See this post for details and recommendations: Why Chase shutdowns have increased and how to avoid them.

  • 5/24 Rule: With most Chase cards, you won't get approved if your credit report shows 5 or more cards opened in the past 24 months. Details here.

  • 24/48 Month Rule: With most Chase cards, you can get the same card and bonus again 24 months after having received the bonus as long as you no longer have the card open. With Sapphire cards, you must wait 48 months. No wait is required for Chase Ink cards.

  • 30 Day Rule: It is tough to get approved for more than 2 Chase cards within 30 days

  • Get Same Card Again: You can get the same exact card and again if you first cancel the older card and follow the 24/48 month rule. Ink cards are OK to get again without cancelling previous card if you apply with a new business.

  • Better Offers: You may be able to get a better offer than the best available public offer. Details here.

  • Hard inquiries combine into 1 when approved same day (not always true when mixing business and personal)


Call (888) 338-2586 to check your application status
If denied, call reconsideration here:1-888-270-2127 for both personal and business cards;
or 800-527-7415 for the Ritz card

Related Cards (Southwest Rapid Rewards)

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card
60K miles
60K after $3K spend in 3 months

$99 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: None. This is the highest public offer we've seen.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K miles: 40K after $1K spend in 3 months plus 20K after you spend $12K in your first year

$69 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 10/9/17)

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K miles: 40K after $1K spend in 3 months plus 20K after you spend $12K in your first year

$149 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: Up to 65K: 40K after $1K spend in 3 months; additional 15K after spending $15K total in first year (Expired 8/23/18)

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
Up to 60K miles
Up to 60K miles: 40K after $1K spend in 3 months plus 20K after you spend $12K in your first year

$99 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 60K after $2K spend in 3 months (Expired 10/9/17)

Last updated on May 30th, 2018

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Sapphire-like restrictions on the Southwest cards (still some links without new langauge) - Frequent MilerThe best Chase cards that ARE subject to 5/24 - Frequent MilerPay taxes via credit card, 2018 edition - Frequent MilerComplete guide to paying taxes via credit card, 2017 edition - Frequent MilerNick Reyes Recent comment authors

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Aryan
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Aryan

Hi,
The link provided is not working. Can you please provide us a different one?

Dylan
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Dylan

Any update? Link does not work. Looking for 50k Plus or Premier referral or sign up link. Everything I am searching for only pulls up with 40k or below, not interested.

Nick Reyes
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If you’re looking for the Plus card, see our dedicated page for that card for the current offer:

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/swplus/

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I am having the same issue. The link does not work for both southwest 50k offer.

Nick Reyes
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The 50K offer on this card ended quickly. The best available offer at the moment is for 40K. The link has been updated.

Nick Reyes
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Update: There is a new working link for the 50K signup bonus on the Premier card. The link on this page has been updated to reflect that offer.

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