(EXPIRED) Last Chance Cards: Marriott/SPG cards being pulled, Southwest offer ending

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This post is a reminder that the coming days are your last chance ever to sign up for a couple of the cards from the Marriott portfolio, while the limited-time welcome offer for a Southwest Companion Pass with a single credit card is set to end on Monday. Read on for a summary of key dates and info.

Last chance ever on two Marriott cards

Both the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business card and Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express are set to stop taking new applications after February 12, 2019. As of last night (2/8/19), Chase had already pulled the Marriott business card and its landing page from the main Chase site. Doctor of Credit published a working link last night that we have also included on our Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business card page. Furthermore, reports still indicate that this card is not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, which means that might be possible to be approved even if you have opened 5 or more new credit cards in the past 24 months.

Here is the current offer information for both of these cards:

Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business

Card Type: Visa Signature Business

Base
Gas
Phone
Biz
Brand

Earning rate: 6X Marriott/SPG ⚬ 4X dining, internet, cable and phone service ⚬ 4X gas stations and shipping ⚬ 2X everywhere else.

Big spend bonus: Gold status with $35K account year spend

Noteworthy perks: As of 8/26/18: 35K free night award each year upon renewal ⚬ Silver status ⚬ 15 elite night credits each calendar year ⚬ Free in-room premium internet

Note: This card is NOT subject to Chase's 5/24 rule

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Brand

Earning rate: 6X Starwood and Marriott Properties ⚬ 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Marriott Gold Elite with $30K annual spend (note this threshold will increase to $35K on January 1, 2019)

Noteworthy perks: 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary up to 35K points (subject to resort fees) ⚬ Receive free premium internet at Marriott/SPG properties.

Note: Terms Apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Greg has previously compared the various cards under the soon-to-be-launched Marriott Bonvoy program. See these posts for full details on the full range of Marriott cards, including new names, earning structure details, etc:

A brief summary: The Chase Marriott business card (soon to be called the Bonvoy Premier Business), which will no longer be available for new applicants after 2/12/19, is set to have a lower annual fee than the Amex business card offering in the long run (though see the “Which Marriott Bonvoy card is best” post linked above for more detail on how the annual fee increase on the Amex card is being phased in). The current Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card (consumer version) will be the coolest-looking of the new Bonvoy cards and this represents the last chance for those who have never had this card to earn a welcome bonus on it since it will no longer be available for new applicants after 2/12/19.

As noted within those posts, you’ll also want to make sure you are eligible for a welcome bonus before applying for a new Marriott/SPG card as the rules have become pretty complicated. See the chart below for a quick-reference guide, but you’ll also want to read Navigating Marriott’s Byzantine Credit Card Rules for more.

Whether you are eligible for a new bonus or just value an extra annual free night more than the annual fee, this is a last chance to grab either of these two cards. We’ll continue to monitor our links to make sure they are still working in the coming days, but keep in mind that we don’t know exactly when the links will be shut down.

Chase Southwest Companion Pass offer ends 2/11/19

All three of the Chase Southwest credit cards are currently offering a welcome bonus of 30,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points and a Southwest Companion Pass valid through 12/31/19 after making $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card
40K points
40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months

$69 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

Base
Travel
Brand

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: 3000 bonus points each year upon card renewal.

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

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
40K points
40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months

$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

Base
Travel
Brand

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.

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card
40K points
40K points after $1K spend in the first 3 months

$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)

FM Mini Review: Great for frequent Southwest flyers.


Card Type: Visa Signature or Platinum

Base
Travel
Brand

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 ⚬ Earn 1,500 TQPs for each $10K in purchases up to $100K

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 7,500 anniversary points each year ⚬ $75 Southwest annual travel credit ⚬ Four A1-15 boardings every year ⚬ 20% back on in-flight drinks, Wi-Fi, messaging, and movies

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

TPG has previously reported that Monday, February 11, 2019 will be the last day to apply for this offer. While the traditional 2-card approach (which requires a Southwest Business credit card and a Southwest personal credit card) yields a Companion Pass that can be valid for nearly 2 years, the current offer has the advantages of requiring only 1 card and less spend. This offer isn’t right for everyone and this has been the subject of disagreement (See: FM vs DoC: Southwest Companion Pass with 1 Card. A great deal or quite weak?), but I maintain that this offer makes sense for some. If you’re on the fence, you’ll need to choose a side quickly.

Bottom line

If you have any of these cards on your mind, time is running out. You’ll want to make a move or decide to stay put within the next day or two.

Last updated on February 16th, 2019

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Mark

Beware, the 30 day language is still there in the offer terms when applying for the SPG guest, but the pop up doesn’t say 30 days. CSRs not helpful either.

Kevin
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Kevin

“this card is not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, which means that might be possible to be approved even if you have opened more than 5 new credit cards in the past 24 months.” -Nick

I know you know but it’s more than 4 (5 or more), not more than 5.

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YoniPDX

Curious about the eligibity if it is based on SSN or Marriott/SPG acct number (i.e. have SPG biz 6/2018 and want Chase Marriott and bonus -its pop up bases on SSN) Would a new Marriott acct # bypass bonus? Any DP?

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Neil
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Neil

I currently have the personal and business Amex SPG cards (not Luxury) and am under 5/24. I have never had a Marriott card. Anyone suggest a move here before the change?

brian
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brian

i did the application because the only real downside i saw was that a bigger bonus would come out after the switch. there’s always secure messaging to ask for a match in that case – no guarantee though. i can wait on the spg lux card, have done the spg pers and spg biz.

Neil H
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Neil H

Which card did you apply for?

brian
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brian

marriott business – wont affect 5/24.

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