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Two Roundtrip Flights (50k Points) with New Southwest Airlines Premier Credit Card Approval for $2000 Spent Within First 3 Months EXPIRED

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Promoted 03-26-2013 by yuugotserved at 08:57 PM View Original Post
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Chase offers 50,000 Bonus Points with Southwest Airlines Premier Credit Card Approval after spending $2000 within first 3 months. Points are redeemable for 2 Roundtrip Flights. Thanks solstys

Note, please refer to Pricing & Terms for more information. There is a $99 annual membership fee (not waived for first year), but you get 6,000 points when you renew your card.

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Edited February 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM by slickdeals
I just saw on Southwest Airline's site that the 50K Chase Premier credit card offer is back. There is a $99 annual fee that is not waived, but the 50K points are worth about $833 and they're good towards the very valuable companion pass (110K points needed in a year).

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2ffhero

You should be able to get this card if you had the Plus card ($69 annual fee) before as they're considered different products.
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Last Edited by DealDonkey May 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM
For People who never had Southwest Card. You can apply for Plus card and Premier card one after the other on same day. you will be eligible for 50,000 X 2 points after you spend 2000 X 2.

Details on whether (and how) to get approved:

1. You are eligible for the Premier card if you've had the Plus ($69 fee) before because they're considered different products.

2. The reconsideration line for personal cards is: 888-245-0625

3. The reconsideration line for business cards is: 800-453-9719

You should generally wait an hour or so to call, but can wait until you receive the final decision as well.

4. You can apply for a personal and business card at the same time, and if not approved, can call the respective reconsideration line.

5. The 3 major differences between the Plus and the Premier cards (apart from the fees) are 1) with the Plus, you get 3,000 bonus points at the 1-year anniversary and with the Premier, you get 6,000 and 2) the Premier card offers 1,500 tier qualification points for every $10K in spend (not a great benefit to most). 3) the premier card has no foreign transaction fees.

Details on the companion pass:
Real Member Experience
Bonus points posted to my account on 03/03/13 and counted towards the companion pass. Screenshot attached (catishi)

Terms
***"Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will count toward A-List and A-List Preferred qualification. Bonus points will NOT count toward Companion Pass qualification. Member will receive Rapid Rewards Bonus Points within four days of completion of entire ticket. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacation Packages, Jackpot Deals®, and reward travel do not qualify for this promotion." LOOK AT LINK BELOW, quote comes straight from southwest website.

http://www.southwest.com/rapidrew...UPOI130226

Terms for Companion Pass:
What are the Companion Pass Rules and Regulations?
Companion Pass status is based on taking 100 qualifying one-way flights or earning 110,000 Qualifying Points in a calendar year. A qualifying flight for Rapid Rewards Companion Pass status is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines. Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners. Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.

Source: http://www.southwest.com/html/cus...conditions

1. To get the companion pass, you need to earn 110,000 points in a calendar year. Each credit card nets you 52,000 points (50,000 bonus points + 2,000 for the spend). If you get 2 cards, you get 104,000 points and need to earn 6,000 more through CC spend, flying, transferring from hotel or other partners, using the shopping portal or other methods. Also, bonus points earned from the Plus can be combined with those earned from the Premier (business and personal can also be combined).

2. The year in which the points post is the calendar year for which they're considered for the companion pass. For example, if you were approved for a card in December 2012, but you received the bonus points on your January 2013 statement, those points are eligible toward earning your companion pass in 2013.

3. The companion pass is valid for the year in which you earn it AND the next year (so 2013 and 2014 if earning now).

4. The companion pass enables 1 companion to fly on your exact itinerary every time you fly on Southwest, regardless of whether you paid with cash or with points.

5. You can change your companion 3 times over the life of the pass (though some say it is calendar year in practice).

Double Dip Possible:
you can also get the business card with 50k point bonus and same spending requirement with a lower annual fee of $69. (only 1 credit report hit) to get 100k points, worth $1670.00 in southwest airfare.



Can some one answer these questions??
Questions:

When do bonus points post? If you meet spending requirements 7-8 days before statement closing it will post within 2 days after closing. If you meet requirements after that then points will post within 2 days of the following statement closing

Why would one apply for Premier Card ($99 annual fee) when Plus card($69 annual fee) has same offer?

It depends. Read here: MileValue.com [milevalue.com]


What kind of Proof Do you need to apply for Business card?

Ans - You need a tax ID for your business (also called as EIN). One way to do this is to convert your ebay account to a commerical account (free) and then applying for a tax id (IRS online). You should be able to get a tax id/EIN instantly. Additional proof such as a business checking account, bank statements might be asked depending on your credit situation.THIS!--> THIS IS NOT TRUE - WHO IS ANSWERING THESE? ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. NOT A TAX ID OR BUSINESS ID. laugh out loud Whoever's answering these questions please identify yourself! Good job with the nonsense!

Does Applying for Business card without having any Business result in some alert in credit report?

Ans - No.

Can a person with no south west card before apply for Personal Premier, Personal Plus and Business card and get 50000 X 3 after spending 2000 X 3 ??

Ans-You can apply for all 3 since they are 3 different products. - THERE ARE 4 DIFFERENT CARDS, NOT 3. CAN HAVE ALL 4.

How to Apply for Plus and Business card and have just one credit pull? should i apply just one after the other?

Ans - If you get approved for both cards within 72 hours (counting only business days), you will mostly be subject to only one credit pull.
For e.g. If you applied for a business card on Friday, got approved on Monday, then applied for another personal card the same day, chances are you will not be be subjected to another credit inquiry. This is mostly the case but it is not a rule set in stone..

How do I know which card a presently own? I've looked at my statement and online account and can't find it anywhere.

For those who think of canceling

Points can only be used for flight redemption with Southwest or transfered to AirTran after cancellation of a card. Points cannot be used for gift cards, etc., without holding an active card. This is not a place to rant. It's especially not a place to put misleading information while deleting helpful information. Get over yourself.



After transferring the points to southwestrewards website can we cancel all the cards but still keep the points? and still be eligible for Companion pass after reaching 110,000 points?




Applying for the cards:

Step 1: Sign up for a RR account via Southwest.com website. (You can even earn bonus points for subscribing to the emails!)
Step 2: Click one of these links and apply for however many you feel you can get. (YMMV, but 1 personal & 1 biz is the safest)
Step 2A: Many people are confused on not entering in a RR number in the app. There is a box to enter it in. If you don't have one and you skipped step 1 apply for a personal card first and you will be assigned one by chase.
THIS APPLICATION FOR THE SW BIZ PLUS CARD IS STILL ACTIVE, PEOPLE OVER AT FT HAVE CONFIRMED THAT IT IS STILL WORKING AND ARE GETTING THE 50K OFFER.

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAp...&SPID=F2NT


Dead:

Premier Business [chase.com]
Personal Plus [chase.com]
Plus Business [chase.com]
Premier Personal [chase.com]

Step 3: While on your reconsideration line call for biz card ask chase if they can expedite your cards so that you can quickly meet your minimum spends.
Step 4: Meet minimum spends on 2 cards, $2000 each card through many different methods talked about in this thread and other threads.
Step 5: Receive 100k points usually in the statement cycle that you have met required spends for each card.
Step 6: You now have 104k points, (more if you shopped through the SW shopping Portal) and you need 6k more points to get to Companion Pass (total of 110k points are needed)
Final step: Meet the extra 6k in points through various methods of spend. If you need help with meeting minimum spends please use google, it is your friend. Congratulations, you have companion pass!!
Feel free to edit this if I left anything out.

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#931
I took advantage of this promotion back in 2011. I was approved for the SW Premiere card in October, 2011. I spend 2k in the first two months, got my 50k points and was a happy camper. Once my anniversary date came around, I canceled the card (November 2012) to avoid paying the $99 annual fee. I still have a RR account and still have 6k points in it (They added 6k points for my anniversary even though I canceled my credit card). My questions is will i be eligible to receive the same promotion even though I took advantage of this promotion is the past? It has been around 4 months since I canceled my card. If not, will I be eligible to get any other card that will give me the 50k points? Thank You
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#932
Quote from Vertical View Post :
After I was approved for both the Plus and Premiere, I called to have them rush shipped to me. They arrived the next day, but just yesterday I got duplicates of them! Heh. I'm guessing they didn't actually stop the original shipment. So now I have duplicates of each card. Oh well.

Does anyone have any experience with moving your bill date around? The reason I'm asking is because I've already hit the 2k per card, and I'm trying to get the bonus points to post as soon as possible, as I am trying to book a trip relatively soon, and it's my understanding that the bonus points will show up when my billing cycle completes. Right now it says my next payment is due on 5/6/2013, which I'm assuming means that the billing cycle will complete somewhere around 4/22. Ideally I want the billing cycle to end ASAP to get the points ASAP, but I'm not sure if that's possible?

I plan to call them later, but was just curious if anyone had any experience with this.
I, too, was in the same situation as you. I applied for my card on March 1, received it on March 4, met spending requirement on March 5. My original due date was mid May, When I called Chase regarding bill due date, I was still told the due date will be May because of some blah blah reason regarding number of days in billing cycle. Anyway, in reality, my statement closed on March 16, just 15 days after I applied and was approved for this card. My points were already posted on WN RR acct. bounce
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Quote from mikhailov5 View Post :
I took advantage of this promotion back in 2011. I was approved for the SW Premiere card in October, 2011. I spend 2k in the first two months, got my 50k points and was a happy camper. Once my anniversary date came around, I canceled the card (November 2012) to avoid paying the $99 annual fee. I still have a RR account and still have 6k points in it (They added 6k points for my anniversary even though I canceled my credit card). My questions is will i be eligible to receive the same promotion even though I took advantage of this promotion is the past? It has been around 4 months since I canceled my card. If not, will I be eligible to get any other card that will give me the 50k points? Thank You
You should be able to apply for the SW Personal Plus card or either of the business cards and receive the bonus after completing the spend requirements.
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#934
Quote from eibboh View Post :
Same terms as many airline miles..."**Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months."

If you buy something through their mile store every year or two, you'll stay active.
Thanks Smilie
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Quote from myopinion1 View Post :
Thanks Smilie
Just want to point out:

This does not however mean that SW can't devalue the points over time. So what might be 2 Roundtrip fares* today, could be 1 Roundtrip fare 2 years from now.


* Assuming 25000 points per RT fare.
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#936
For those that were approved instantly...how did you find out? Did you apply online or call in? My husband applied for the personal Plus and the business Premiere on Saturday. We received emails confirming receipt of the applications, but nothing else.
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Quote from schrakat View Post :
Personally, I guess I would simply live with what they tell me. I am sure it may depend how long you have had the new card. But, just give it a day or two, and see what they say. They have pleasantly surprised me on more than one occasion.
Their response:

Thank you for contacting us about your Southwest Airlines
Rapid Rewards® Visa® Premier credit card account.

I have received your request for 50,000 enrollment points
in conjunction with the upgrade of your account to the
Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier program in October
2012. Please note that the offer to receive 50,000 bonus
points is valid only to new first time Southwest Rapid
Rewards Visa Premier Cardmembers. Existing Southwest
Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmembers that upgrade their account
to Premier are not eligible. As a result; we are unable
to provide you with this bonus.

However, our records do indicate that you received a bonus
of 1,500 points as part of the upgrade offer. These
points posted to the November 8, 2012 monthly billing
statement.

For questions regarding your Rapid Rewards account or to
redeem your points, please visit www.southwest.com or call
Rapid Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-445-5764.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Kasey Roberts
Customer Service Specialist
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#938
Quote from NWbySW View Post :
For those that were approved instantly...how did you find out? Did you apply online or call in? My husband applied for the personal Plus and the business Premiere on Saturday. We received emails confirming receipt of the applications, but nothing else.
If you filled out the application online:
After you fill out the application and submit you should have gotten a screen that said Congratulations and told you how much you were approved for. If you did not get this and you did not receive emails telling you congratulations with your approval and your limit amount, call the Reconsideration lines.

They will either tell you that you were approved or that you were denied and for what reasons. And then you can use the tips previously stated to get them to approve it.
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Quote from Blainn View Post :
Their response:

Thank you for contacting us about your Southwest Airlines
Rapid Rewards® Visa® Premier credit card account.

I have received your request for 50,000 enrollment points
in conjunction with the upgrade of your account to the
Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier program in October
2012. Please note that the offer to receive 50,000 bonus
points is valid only to new first time Southwest Rapid
Rewards Visa Premier Cardmembers. Existing Southwest
Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmembers that upgrade their account
to Premier are not eligible. As a result; we are unable
to provide you with this bonus.

However, our records do indicate that you received a bonus
of 1,500 points as part of the upgrade offer. These
points posted to the November 8, 2012 monthly billing
statement.

For questions regarding your Rapid Rewards account or to
redeem your points, please visit www.southwest.com or call
Rapid Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-445-5764.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Kasey Roberts
Customer Service Specialist
Sorry it didn't work out.
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#940
True Noob here... If I signed up for this last time and got a 2nd card for my wife. Can she now sign up for her own card and still get the miles?
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Quote from schrakat View Post :
Sorry it didn't work out.
Makes me feel like canceling the damn thingMad
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Quote from ritz9876 View Post :
True Noob here... If I signed up for this last time and got a 2nd card for my wife. Can she now sign up for her own card and still get the miles?
Yes. absolutely.
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Quote from ricohitman View Post :
Chase is weird about this. They will show a due date in the future when your card first shows up on the chase website, but in actuality it closes much sooner. Call chase and verify WHEN the current statement will close. When I did this they actually told me a different date then when I estimated.
Thanks for this information. Rep'd.
Quote from rakisto View Post :
Chase allows you to move the close date but it activates after your first statement date. You are better off just waiting for the first one...

For example, if yours closes on the 24th, and you want to move it to say the 20th? It will actually post on April 20th and you'll end up waiting a month+. Yes... i learned this the hard way :'(
Yes, this is what I was afraid of, and is why I've hesitated. I don't want them to move it out even further. Thanks, Rep'd.

Quote from namaste1 View Post :
I, too, was in the same situation as you. I applied for my card on March 1, received it on March 4, met spending requirement on March 5. My original due date was mid May, When I called Chase regarding bill due date, I was still told the due date will be May because of some blah blah reason regarding number of days in billing cycle. Anyway, in reality, my statement closed on March 16, just 15 days after I applied and was approved for this card. My points were already posted on WN RR acct. bounce
I hope I'm in that same boat! If I call Chase, will they be able to tell me when my statement actually SHOULD close? Or do the call reps not have access to that kind of information? Thanks, Rep'd.
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#944
Anyone shop the RR portal often enough to know how regularly the 4x or 6x points promotions are offered for the big stores? Sears, specifically, but also good to know for JCP, Lowes, HD, etc.

Google has info about the frequency for AA and UR portals, but nothing to speak of for RR.

I earned 6x points last week for a Sears purchase that included a gift card. I'm trying to decide if I want to wait for another bonus promo to try the double dip, or if the current 2x offer is the best I can hope for in the foreseeable future.
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Quote from mandy_bee View Post :
Anyone shop the RR portal often enough to know how regularly the 4x or 6x points promotions are offered for the big stores? Sears, specifically, but also good to know for JCP, Lowes, HD, etc.

Google has info about the frequency for AA and UR portals, but nothing to speak of for RR.

I earned 6x points last week for a Sears purchase that included a gift card. I'm trying to decide if I want to wait for another bonus promo to try the double dip, or if the current 2x offer is the best I can hope for in the foreseeable future.
Mine is a related question, does anyone know how often the gift card "sales" happen. For example, the last time I had this card there was a random week where Amazon Gift cards cost slightly less points/miles (maybe 10% off) thereby making my Amazon mega GC buying much more worth it. (I don't travel a lot, so that is not related to this question).

So, does anyone know how often the rapid reward products go "on sale?"
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