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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card. The annual fee is $69. Thanks string3599
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open.
  • All points earned with either card count towards Companion Pass.
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events, and more.
Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. The annual fee is $99.
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events, and more.
Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. The annual fee is $149.
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 7,500 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • $75 Southwest® travel credit each year.
  • 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available.
  • 20% back on in-flight drinks and WiFi.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
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Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card. The annual fee is $69.
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open.
  • All points earned with either card count towards Companion Pass.
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events, and more.
Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. The annual fee is $99.
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events, and more.
Chase is offering 60,000 Bonus Points with $2,000 spent in the first 3 months of account opening with their Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. The annual fee is $149.
  • Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 7,500 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
  • $75 Southwest® travel credit each year.
  • 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available.
  • 20% back on in-flight drinks and WiFi.
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
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5/24 - If you have opened 5 credit cards from any issuer in the past 24 months, Chase won't approve you. Business cards don't apply to this rule.

24 month bonus rule - From the date you receive any Chase bonus, you cannot receive that same Chase bonus for 24 months. Business and Personal are separate for this rule.

They recently changed the rules so Southwest cards all count as one bonus for the 24 month rule, so you can still get the companion pass with 2 cards, but you have to get a business card and a personal card in order to do so.

You can only use your companion pass on flights you take, and you need to assign a companion to your account to use it. You can change your companion 3 times a year.

Like when using reward miles, companions still will cost the 9/11 fees (~$2.50 - $5 per flight segment).

Your companion pass is good the year you receive it, and the year after (as long as you get it by hitting 110k miles). This is not the case for the Southwest card that gives you a companion pass; that is only for the same calendar year you get it.

This deal is harder to cash in on as it requires a business, but it still absolutely rocks if you can. If you time it right and have a business that will qualify for a card, you can have a companion pass 18-20 of 24 months and between 100k-120k miles to spend during that time.

There was a good 5 year period where I just about stopped paying for airfare and I'm a frequent traveler, it just required good timing and flexibility.

EDIT: A couple of other notes:

They won't let you apply to a card you've received a bonus for 23 months ago, so you can't receive your bonus miles every 24 months as a result as you need to wait for 24 months to pass before applying again, and then need to hit the spend and for them to process before getting the bonus.

I'd recommend keeping the card for at least a year before cancelling because Chase doesn't particularly like churning and has blacklisted people before. You can cancel a week before you apply again with no issues.

2nd EDIT:

They won't deny you your business card if you have gotten a bonus in the past 24 months, but they will deny your personal. (My timing was off, and I missed out on the 60k points Frown There's nothing you can do about that).

If you don't generate any miles in 24 months, you lose your miles. Simply using a RR card once will generate miles and keep your account going (I think simply having a RR card is enough as your yearly card bonus is a point generation event).
You're disagreeing with several users here which indicates you should look into the fine print here. I'm responding because it's possible someone new to churning may read your incorrect statements.

1) "It is pretty clear in the fine print that you cannot combine two cards sign up bonus."

FALSE. That does not apply to the combination of 1 business card and 1 personal card. Business card bonuses received do not disqualify you from a personal card bonus. This is in the fine print on Chase's site (bolded for emphasis);

The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products.

2) "60k bonus is nice but most people without own business would have hard time racking up additional 50k points in same calendar year. "

This is again based on your mistaken assumption that you could not use a business card bonus which is only currently $3k spend to earn 60k and combine it with the 60k personal card bonus.

Also, as many know, you don't need to be Bill Gates to qualify for a business card. Please google this and do research on credit card churning involving business cards. It's very easy to qualify for business cards even if you aren't running a lucrative business or anything.

3) "I agree companion pass is great but not with $25~50k spending requirement in one calendar year. At least for the most people."

Again, this is assuming you don't take advantage of the business card bonus. $2k spend from a personal card. $3k from a business card. $5k total.

If you have not learned about the old school method of combining the SW business card and SW personal card bonuses in 1 year to earn the companion pass, that is understandable. You have to start somewhere.

But you seem very adamant about being right when you could have simply googled instead of assuming multiple posters here are shills for a "sponsored post." You'll easily see on multiple message boards, mileage blogs, etc. that the 2 SW card combo method to earn the companion pass is not a secret or some conspiracy to get people to sign up.

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Anyone have luck getting chase to update your points? Just got the 50k in flight offer on Monday.
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Anyone have luck getting chase to update your points? Just got the 50k in flight offer on Monday.
It's worth a shot.
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What's the difference between those cards?
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What's the difference between those cards?
Annual fee is one of the big differences. Plus has the lowest at $69.
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It looks like they are now penalizing people that open cards and close them by stating they keep their points as long as their account stays open. When I did this last year I got the two cards and cancelled one after getting the bonus and the AF was refunded for that card.
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It looks like they are now penalizing people that open cards and close them by stating they keep their points as long as their account stays open. When I did this last year I got the two cards and cancelled one after getting the bonus and the AF was refunded for that card.
Are you sure it's not referencing the Rapid Rewards account (vs the credit card account)?
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damn, so if you already have any current southwest credit card you won't qualify for the bonus if you get a new card -->

"The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products."
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I am new to these kind of offers, so bear with me:
Can I buy return tickets for me and famliy with 60k points? In $$ terms these points are worth a more than $600 from what I see. If I don't use all the points then the rest will remain as balance until the card stays open? Also, what happens if I cancel tickets bought with these points, will I get the same points back?

If so, then this is definitely worth a shot. Thanks!
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Are you sure it's not referencing the Rapid Rewards account (vs the credit card account)?
That I'm not sure about. I just don't ever remember seeing that disclaimer put in there before. I would think it would be known if you cancel your rewards account you'd lose your points automatically.
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I am new to these kind of offers, so bear with me:
Can I buy return tickets for me and famliy with 60k points? In $$ terms these points are worth a more than $600 from what I see. If I don't use all the points then the rest will remain as balance until the card stays open? Also, what happens if I cancel tickets bought with these points, will I get the same points back?

If so, then this is definitely worth a shot. Thanks!
That's correct, but you have to spend $2000 on the card first to get the 60k points. What you want to do is apply for the $69 AF card and the business card. Spend the required amount to get the bonus points and achieve companion pass until the end of December 2020.
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That's correct, but you have to spend $2000 on the card first to get the 60k points. What you want to do is apply for the $69 AF card and the business card. Spend the required amount to get the bonus points and achieve companion pass until the end of December 2020.
Oh yes, spend the $2000 first! How long does it take for the 60k points to show up? Is the companion pass complimentary on top of the 60k points? Since, I travel only once a year, don't think it's worth spending points on companion pass. I have to buy 3 to 4 tickets each way so wondering about that. Thanks again!
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I applied for the card 5 days back, the card is on its way and I am getting only 40,000 points. Mad
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I applied for the card 5 days back, the card is on its way and I am getting only 40,000 points. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies2/mad.gif
I would call Chase and ask if they can move your application/new card into this promotion.
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