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Sapphire-like restrictions on the Southwest cards (still some links without new langauge)

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Update: Charlie from Running with Miles points out that while the language restrictions below do not appear under “Offer Terms” on the landing pages we have linked to these cards, the restrictive language does appear on the actual application page. Datapoints have indicated people being approved despite holding one of these cards, but YMMV. Chase has added language to the Offer Details of most links to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards consumer credit card applications excluding current cardmembers…

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Should everyone open two Chase Southwest cards?

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This morning, Greg wrote about planning your Chase application strategy (See: The best Chase cards that ARE subject to 5/24 rule). A few months ago, standing on the cusp of 5/24, my wife opened two of those cards — two Southwest Airlines credit cards — in order to earn herself a Southwest Companion Pass with her final Chase slots for the next couple of years. Should that be everyone’s strategy? Here’s what really prompted the…

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An unexpected path to the Companion Pass…

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Let me start by saying that I really struggled with an appropriate title for this post. I know that some people will skim ahead and think, “We knew that worked! It’s not unexpected!”. I furthermore understand that most people won’t be in the position to have something work out quite the way this did for my family — though I thought some readers would find value in understanding what happened so that they could leverage…

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New 50K Southwest Premier link alive

Last week, we posted a Quick Deal noting that the signup bonuses on both the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus and the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier credit cards had increased to 50,000 points after $2,000 spend — which is terrific news for those looking to earn an easy Southwest Airlines Companion Pass early in the year so as to get maximum value from that pass (See our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass for more…

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(EXPIRED) New Southwest 50K offers on both Plus & Premier

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Update: Unfortunately, it seems that the 50K offer on the Premier has died. The Plus link for 50K points continues to work, but the best offer available on the Premier is once again 40K after $1K spend. See our Best Offers page for links. Update #2 (1/8/18): There is a new working link for the 50K Premier card. See more information about this link under the Premier card below. Last fall, there were big offers on the Southwest…

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Southwest to Hawaii: Get your Companion Passes ready

Southwest announced late last night that they are finally starting service to Hawaii in 2018. Companion Pass holders rejoice — two-for-one tickets to Hawaii will be huge for those with the points, and the extra competition could mean better prices for everyone. We don’t know from which airports they will service Hawaii, but we can surmise from the promotion for an easy Companion Pass for California residents that they intend to fly from California.   Get a Companion…

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60K Southwest Rapid Rewards sign up offers on all 3 Southwest credit cards

Chase has increased the offers on all three Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, with each offering a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points after minimum spend. This means it is possible for those under 5/24 to open two cards, meet the spend, and receive a Southwest Companion Pass. As a reminder, a Companion Pass is awarded after earning 110,000 Rapid Rewards points in a calendar year. Not all kinds of points count — see our Complete Guide to the Southwest…

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Our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is, without a doubt, one of the best values in domestic travel. Recently, one of the ways to earn the companion pass ended: transfers from hotel partners no longer count towards Companion Pass qualification. However, before that change took place on March 31st, many readers took advantage of the ability to buy points and convert them for a pass. As such, we’ve received a number of questions about both the Southwest…

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Secured Southwest Companion Pass and 7 Night Stay. Now where should we go?

Yesterday, I called Marriott’s Platinum Elite phone line (800-399-4229) in order to book a Travel Package.  Marriott travel packages are awards in which you exchange Marriott Rewards points for airline miles plus a certificate for a 7 night stay.  You do not need to use the airline miles as part of the trip in which you book your stay.  The number of Marriott Rewards points required depends on which package you select (e.g. which type…

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