As the saying goes, past is prologue. However, even though the past is not a complete guarantee of the future, you can look at how often Southwest has offered the 50,000 points bonus and notice that they typically only offer up this promotion a few times per year. And given how lucrative it is, it’s understandable why they limit access.
Update: This offer expires on March 10, 2014 – if you want this card don’t wait!
If you use the 50,000 Rapid Rewards points for “Wanna Get Away” airfare, you can get over $800 worth ($833.33 to be exact). That’s one monster of a credit card signup bonus, it’s enough for 2 roundtrip flights!
But keep in mind you are not getting 2 free flights because you will still have to pay the annual fee for the card ($99, 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, there’s the minimum spend requirement to get the 50,000 bonus points.
This review was written or last updated February 28, 2014