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As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. And for those who have been waiting for Southwest to offer an increased sign-up bonus, that wait is temporarily over. SWA and Chase don’t make this offer available terribly often And given how lucrative it is, it’s understandable why they limit access:
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 60,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
This offer is currently available on both the Rapid Rewards® Premier ($99 annual fee) and Rapid Rewards® Plus ($69 annual fee) versions of the card.
If you use the 60,000 Rapid Rewards points for “Wanna Get Away” airfare, you can get more than $700 in value. That’s one monster of a credit card signup bonus since it usually equates to two round trip tickets within the continental U.S. And, now that SWA flies to some choice vacation destinations outside the U.S. like Cancun and Jamaica those bonus points just got even more valuable.
Keep in mind you have to pay the annual fee for the card ($99 or $69, which is NOT waived the first year) and the applicable govt taxes/fees on the flights (which are as low as $10 per flight). Plus, you need to spend $2,000 in the first three months after opening your account.
Even after the bonus, the card is worth keeping around, as you get 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases. You’ll also get 6,000 points after your Cardmember anniversary with the Premier version and 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary with the Plus version.
Updated June 2017