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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

solstys 351 February 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM in Finance (4) More Chase Deals
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Promoted 03-26-2013 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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#31
Quote from futureeyedoc View Post :
Just to verify, is it $2,000 total in the first 3 months or $2,000 each month for 3 months? I'm assuming the former?

Thanks
1st one. also keep in mind chase card start counting the date after you get approved, NOT when you receive the card
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#32
nice.. just approved for my 5th time on this card :-x
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#33
whats a companion pass? so the total cost is $99 fee annually.

and the 2K you have to spend in 3 months.

When do you cancel? prior to 1yr mark or after points?
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#34
Quote from lulubboy View Post :
whats a companion pass? so the total cost is $99 fee annually.

and the 2K you have to spend in 3 months.

When do you cancel? prior to 1yr mark or after points?
Idealy, you cancel so you do not have to pay the annual fee again, wait for the 6k points post to account and then cancel. From what I understand it could get a little dicey to squeeze it though the window.
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Quote from joecoolosu View Post :
nice.. just approved for my 5th time on this card :-x
how long have you waited in between closing the account and reapplying for the card? I cancelled my card in early November, 2012 so i'm hesitant to reapply b/c i'm thinking i won't get the bonus points even if i complete the spend requirements.
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#36
Hmmmm this or the American Express 50k point one with annual fee waived first year.
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#37
Quote from Filipp2442 View Post :
Hmmmm this or the American Express 50k point one with annual fee waived first year.
Which Amex deal is that?
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#38
closing/canceling reduces your credit score upto 30 points actually. I just closed my BAC card, and my credit score went down 30 points Frown
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#39
Quote from supahfly112 View Post :
I got this card the last time around. Got my points and still have them. Have to remember to cancel it before annual fee strikes again. I just want to ask anyone who's got this card in the past...May sound like a stupid question...but it doesn't effect the points if I were to cancel the card right? Or do I have to use points before I cancel? My only gripe: this was my first visa signature card. I've noticed 2 for 1 fandango tickets for visa signature customer has disappeared ever since I got this card.
It does not affect the points, but without an active card you cannot purchase any of the other items except for flights. For example, you will not be able to add amazon gift cards to your cart unless you have an active southwest card attached to your rapid rewards account.
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#40
If you think you will use Southwest to go anywhere, do NOT redeem your points for gift cards--use it on flights. It typically costs around 5000 points for $100 of a ticket price, basically doubling what you would get in gift cards/cash.
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#41
Awesome, this is the first time I've been approved for one of these! Usually we do them in my fiancee's name and can only get one card. Now that we can get two, I have some questions if anyone can help me out:

1. Can/should we put them on the same rewards account? Or should it just be two completely separate accounts and we can transfer the points later or something?

2. That will give us 100k points, should we just use that for 4 round trip flights or is there something better we can do with them? What's this "companion pass" thing?

3. Are you charged the annual fee to in the beginning (to start the account), or after 1 year?

Thanks!
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#42
I signed up for this last year (worked great, had to finagle to get approved).. But fast forward a year later, i used all my points and I called to cancel the card. That was a 20 minute fight with the guy who would not close my account. He wanted to ask me 1000x "why not just keep this account open?, what does your other credit cards do for you?"
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Quote from salluishere View Post :
closing/canceling reduces your credit score upto 30 points actually. I just closed my BAC card, and my credit score went down 30 points Frown
Ive cancelled approx 10-15 credit cards in the past 3 years and my credit score is around 800. I dont buy that it drops 30 points after each cancelled card.
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#44
Quote from ZeroGSpaceCow View Post :
Awesome, this is the first time I've been approved for one of these! Usually we do them in my fiancee's name and can only get one card. Now that we can get two, I have some questions if anyone can help me out:

1. Can/should we put them on the same rewards account? Or should it just be two completely separate accounts and we can transfer the points later or something?

2. That will give us 100k points, should we just use that for 4 round trip flights or is there something better we can do with them? What's this "companion pass" thing?

3. Are you charged the annual fee to in the beginning (to start the account), or after 1 year?

Thanks!
1 - You can't put them in the same rewards account. Transferring later comes at a price too. You will each have 50K + whatever you accrue. There are other deals that come along for different types of SW cards, and if you apply for more than one account under your name, you can use the same RR (rapidrewards) account

2 - Generally speaking, using points for airfare is by far the best bang for the buck. Especially if you redeem during one of their good sales.

3 - Yes, you are charged the annual fee the first year. You used to be able to call and get it waived, but that rarely happens anymore. The companion pass is just that. If you earn one, then you name whoever you want to be your companion. Anytime you fly anywhere, they can fly for free. This includes if you are flying using points. It takes 110K points in a single calender year to earn a companion pass. If you get two SW credit cards that each give you 50K, that is most of the way there. Then spend 10K on the cards for the rest. If you only have one card though, you are a long way from earning a companion pass.
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#45
Quote from pennsyltuckey View Post :
Ive cancelled approx 10-15 credit cards in the past 3 years and my credit score is around 800. I dont buy that it drops 30 points after each cancelled card.

<-- ditto... It depends on your credit availability and debt to credit ratio. If you cancel a card that accounts for 25% of your available credit, and it happened to bump your debt ratio on CC's from 30 to 60%, yes, I can envision a 30 point drop. If you are like some of us and have 20+ credit cards open, then closing one will barely be felt. The length of open accounts does matter though, so you have to have some cards that you keep open forever to keep that average floating. I personally cycle SW and AA cards approx. every 18 months (open for 12, closed for 6) for both my wife and I (even British airways cards a couple times too). Our family haasn't paid to fly in many years.
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