Hey all! I am new to these forums! I did a search regarding Southwest cards on the forums but I came up empty.
I just ran into a little situation with Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Visa card.
For I think over a year now, I have been continuously receiving offers from Southwest for their Visa Rewards Card through Chase Bank. Every single time, the bonus introductory offer has been the same: 30,000 ($500) Rapid Rewards Points, 3,000 ($50) Annual Bonus Points, and a $69 Annual Fee (nets to about a $19 Annual Fee if you include the 3,000 points I get every anniversary). For awhile now, I have been tempted to sign up because the rewards were excellent and I finally gave in about 7-9 days ago.
Just as a side note, the Rapid Rewards Premier version of the Southwest Airlines credit card gives 50,000 bonus points ($800)
but with a $99/year annual fee.
Here is where I feel like I was just kicked in the jewels. Today, about a week after I applied for the card, I receive another mailer from SRR Marketing which offered the following:
Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus
50,000 Bonus Points
3,000 Annual Bonus Points
$69 Annual Fee
Same APR, rules, etc.
Note that the above is for the SAME card I applied for, a Plus version! After waiting over a year to finally sign up for a card, a week later, I get an even better offer of 20,000 more points, which I can't even apply for since I already have a card! Also, this 50,000 Rapid Rewards Point offer isn't even available on their website for the Visa Plus, only the Visa Premier! I double and triple checked the new offer; it is for Plus credit card.
I called customer care to inquire on if they can give me that offer instead. The lady said no but said that she would put a message in for their marketing to see if they can give me the new offer instead, which they will reply to my request in the mail. Some part of me thinks that they will not give me the offer.
Many say that first impressions are very important. And with this being my first impression with Southwest's Rapid Rewards Visa Plus & Chase Bank, this is NOT a very good first impression!
Any tips you guys can give me that will help me get that extra 20,000 points?
Again, it's unbelievable that after over a year's worth of offers, I finally get a better one a week after I finally give in. It's either that or I just have bad luck in this case.
Thanks for reading and any help if you can offer!