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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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#46
Quote from tvon View Post :
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?"
Go through the secure message center online when you are ready to cancel. Simply say you would like to cancel the account ending in xxxx. It takes 30 seconds. Within hours, your account will be cancelled. Also I wanted to point out to others that you can cancel without losing your points. As long as they have accrued (meaning billing cycle complete and points posted to RR), those points are yours whether you have this CC open or not.
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#47
Quote from jamestren View Post :
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.
Thanks for the answers! Do you know if transferred points count towards the companion pass? So if I transfer the 50k points from my fiancee's rewards account to mine to add it to my 50k, would that count as 100k towards the companion pass?
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#48
Quote from ZeroGSpaceCow View Post :
Thanks for the answers! Do you know if transferred points count towards the companion pass? So if I transfer the 50k points from my fiancee's rewards account to mine to add it to my 50k, would that count as 100k towards the companion pass?
Companion pass rules [southwest.com]


Much better site to answer your questions than this forum -- Link [millionmilesecrets.com]
**You will be interested to see that "some" people use the same RR account when applying, but do so at your own risk.
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#49
If I cancel my existing card and apply for this, will I still get 50k?
Thanks
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#50
Does anyone know how long it takes for Southwest RR Status to change?

I got the 50,000 points from the Plus card offer posted in my account, but my status has not changed to A-List yet?
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#51
Man, their site is slow as balls. In for one, thanks OP - I like free money.
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#52
Quote from jamestren View Post :
Companion pass rules [southwest.com]


Much better site to answer your questions than this forum -- Link [millionmilesecrets.com]
**You will be interested to see that "some" people use the same RR account when applying, but do so at your own risk.
Dang, this is more complicated than I thought! It looks like I'd need to get these points, then cancel that card (personal) and sign up for a business one to get 100k points. Not sure that I could even sign up for a business one.

I don't see any way to transfer points from my fiancee's account. We also have a Chase Ultimate Rewards account, and I was thinking maybe I could use that as a intermediary somehow, but apparently you can't do that.
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#53
Quote from ZeroGSpaceCow View Post :
Dang, this is more complicated than I thought! It looks like I'd need to get these points, then cancel that card (personal) and sign up for a business one to get 100k points. Not sure that I could even sign up for a business one.

I don't see any way to transfer points from my fiancee's account. We also have a Chase Ultimate Rewards account, and I was thinking maybe I could use that as a intermediary somehow, but apparently you can't do that.
You do NOT need to cancel to get business account. You can have both at once. Also, if you cancel, you have to wait at least 6 months before you will be considered for the same card again.

This may not be the best way, but this is how I do it:

Apply for personal and biz account for me, get 100K points, earn another 10K. That gives me lots of free flights with my companion once I get there.

Next year, use wife's name and do the same thing, but cancel my account in the meantime.

I flip AA around so she has AA cards while I have SW and vice versa. AA has similar offers from time to time. I only meet min requirements for free points and companion pass, then use my normal rewards cards for everything else. If you do this right, you should get 100K SW and 100K AA miles every year, and have a companion pass every year. If you REALLY fly a lot, add Avios card (British airways) to the cycle, although people whine their miles are harder to redeem.
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Quote from jamestren View Post :
You do NOT need to cancel to get business account. You can have both at once. Also, if you cancel, you have to wait at least 6 months before you will be considered for the same card again.

This may not be the best way, but this is how I do it:

Apply for personal and biz account for me, get 100K points, earn another 10K. That gives me lots of free flights with my companion once I get there.

Next year, use wife's name and do the same thing, but cancel my account in the meantime.

I flip AA around so she has AA cards while I have SW and vice versa. AA has similar offers from time to time. I only meet min requirements for free points and companion pass, then use my normal rewards cards for everything else. If you do this right, you should get 100K SW and 100K AA miles every year, and have a companion pass every year. If you REALLY fly a lot, add Avios card (British airways) to the cycle, although people whine their miles are harder to redeem.
Okay, I was under the impression you could only have one (business or personal) at any given time.

Do you have to be an actual business owner with a tax ID to get the business card? That link said something like "not technically", but made it sound like they grill you about the business to get the card. Also, I guess I would need to wait until this card goes through so I can get a Southwest Rewards account right?
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#55
Got the pending approval for my wife and myself. Isn't there a number I can call to ask them to push the request?
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#56
Quote from MasGaster View Post :
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.
Thanks! That helps a lot. So if I haven't used up the points by the time I'm cancelling, I'll be sure to order amazon gift cards before cancelling the credit card.
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#57
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.
Correct - It all depends how cancelling that card effects your total to available ratio. It will having different results for everyone.
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#58
Quote from Mystafet View Post :
Got the pending approval for my wife and myself. Isn't there a number I can call to ask them to push the request?
See the master thread:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5793144-Two-Roundtrip-Flights-50k-Points-with-New-Southwest-Airlines-Premier-Credit-Card-Approval-for-2000-Spent-within-First-3-Months-ITS-BACK?v=1

Reconsideration lines (for expediting of apps):
888-245-0625 connects directly to a personal card credit analyst
800-453-9719 connects directly to a business card credit analyst
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#59
you can also get the business card with 50k point bonus and same spending requirement with a lower annual fee of $69. i got both the same day (only 1 credit report hit) to get 100k points, worth $1670.00 in southwest airfare...best value out there right now!

http://thepointsguy.com/go/Southw...usinessTD/
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#60
Would I still be approved if I already/currently have the Plus card, and also two other Chase cards? (For a total of three) -- or, do they have an automatic exclusion after certain number of accounts?

TIA
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