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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 DealsĀ®, 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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#796
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RAKISTO:

thx you so much !! i knew is was too good to be true !

ok back to reality .. LOL ..Embarrassment
yeah i thought about it too. Staples sells SWA gift cards and i thought of buying all of my flights through the RR portal that way... too good to be true sadly
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This part is not true. My whole family has been sending money around with AP for a long time with no problems. Plus many other success stories out there, I'm sure some folks here will confirm.

I agree with you..... the TWO main things to be careful of when using Amazon Payments.... send and receive no more than $1000 a month, and ALWAYS select "goods and services" when making payments.

The big scare about Social security numbers is not that big of deal...... The only way this affects you negatively, is if you have more than $20,000 worth of transactions in a year, or if you do more than 200 transactions in a year.
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To those of you who are veterans at this: Any idea how often RR Shopping portal points fluctuate? Like, is there a way to predict how long Sears will be at 6x or Staples will be at 4x?
I wish there was, but to keep things easier when you want to check and see where point earnings are at for most of the portals you can use a couple portal aggregate websites and type in a vendor. They will give you the current payout for the different portals.

Quote from pastrychef View Post :
RICOhitman and ESPHIL :

another SW homework expert question.
i noted that swest shopping has STAPLES at 4 points.
ok, now staples has gift cards for a lot of stores.
now if i go thru the southwest shopping portal and buy thru staples,

will i get the example $25 card x 4 in points ..
is this ok for ANY GIFTCARD ( kohls, etc). within staples ??

this is too to be true !!Big GrinBig Grin
I know that some people have said that portals have stopped paying out for gift cards at staples, but I have also heard success stories. For instance, at Upromise I have bought some third party gift cards at staples.com and received cashback. I can double dip by using my ink bold card which gives me 5x UR points per dollar spent at office supply stores. As always YMMV with third party gift card purchases.
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I have the premier, I am going to apply for the Plus. Can I also apply for the business card and receive all three bonuses?
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sadly no. Comes and goes which is why it's nice to check it weekly (promotion periods usually last a week at a time).
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I wish there was, but to keep things easier when you want to check and see where point earnings are at for most of the portals you can use a couple portal aggregate websites and type in a vendor. They will give you the current payout for the different portals.
Thanks, y'all. Lesson of the week: When you see a miles deal, jump on it. Got it.
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I bought 2 flight tickets using the Southwest Chase credit card . The total was more than 2000 dollars. I got the confirmation from the airlines regarding the tickets but the transaction does not appear on my card statement. It has been almost 11 days since I bought the tickets. I just don't know what to do guys. Any advice..
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I bought 2 flight tickets using the Southwest Chase credit card . The total was more than 2000 dollars. I got the confirmation from the airlines regarding the tickets but the transaction does not appear on my card statement. It has been almost 11 days since I bought the tickets. I just don't know what to do guys. Any advice..
when you look on your online account, do you see the price of the tickets subtracted from your "available credit"? Sometimes pending charges disappear before they become confirmed.
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when you look on your online account, do you see the price of the tickets subtracted from your "available credit"? Sometimes pending charges disappear before they become confirmed.
No. My available credit is same as my credit limit. There was a pending charge for the tickets 5 days back and suddenly it disappeared. laugh out loud I also got points for all other purchases except for this one.
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#804
already has 5 chase cc( 4 personal, one business), had to call in and the lady moved some credit line from the highest cc so i can get this card. thx op and all
beside amazon GC, what other GC are people getting?
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No. My available credit is same as my credit limit. There was a pending charge for the tickets 5 days back and suddenly it disappeared. laugh out loud I also got points for all other purchases except for this one.
i dunno, i'd inquire with chase what happened to the transaction. No airline that i know of delay's charging you till you fly so it should be there as either pending credit or confirmed.


tl;dr - call chase.
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#806
Reporting back on the purchase of a PHYSICAL sears gift card through the SW shopping portal. Guess what...it worked. Smilie

Next step, buy Home Improvement card at office depot for 5x points on my ink bold card, then shop through SW portal and buy physical gift card with my HI gift card for 6x points. Hopefully, 6x points lasts for a little longer....anyway, for everyone out there trying to hit companion pass....Smilie here ya go!
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Reporting back on the purchase of a PHYSICAL sears gift card through the SW shopping portal. Guess what...it worked. Smilie

Next step, buy Home Improvement card at office depot for 5x points on my ink bold card, then shop through SW portal and buy physical gift card with my HI gift card for 6x points. Hopefully, 6x points lasts for a little longer....anyway, for everyone out there trying to hit companion pass....Smilie here ya go!
Interesting... I went ahead and placed a mixed Sears order through the portal (merchandise and gift card), but no matter which card design I chose (including the blue one clearly emblazoned with a giant SEARS logo), the site kept telling me that the merch was sold by Sears, but the gc was sold by K-Mart. I wonder if that means the gc points (assuming they give them to me) will only be 2x since that's what K-Mart is offering right now? I guess time will tell...
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Interesting... I went ahead and placed a mixed Sears order through the portal (merchandise and gift card), but no matter which card design I chose (including the blue one clearly emblazoned with a giant SEARS logo), the site kept telling me that the merch was sold by Sears, but the gc was sold by K-Mart. I wonder if that means the gc points (assuming they give them to me) will only be 2x since that's what K-Mart is offering right now? I guess time will tell...
That's weird. I never got that message....
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That's weird. I never got that message....
It wasn't really a message - just a line on the shopping cart page...
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Weird, mine said it was sold by sears.....

Edit: I know where you are talking about and I can't remember if I saw that line of text checking out...
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