Published on January 4th, 2016 | by William Charles265
All Three Chase Southwest Cards At 50,000 Points – Good Opportunity For Companion Pass
Why We Care
The Chase Southwest cards are almost always at 50,000 points (in fact the business premier card was recently up to 60,000 points). One of the great things about these cards is that the points count towards the Southwest companion pass. If you earn 110,000 Southwest points or fly 110 qualifying segments in a calendar year then a companion can travel with you for free until the end of the following calendar year. That last bit is important, the earlier in the calendar year you earn it, the longer you’ll be able to have a companion fly for free (e.g if I earned 110,000 points tomorrow my companion pass would be valid until December 31st 2017). Because of this I thought it’d be an opportune time to look at how to earn 50,000 points on all three of the Chase Southwest cards.
The spending requirement for all three offers is the same, you need to spend $2,000 within three months of account opening and you’ll receive 50,000 Southwest points.
Chase Southwest Personal Plus Card
This card is always the hardest to get the 50,000 points on, most likely due to the fact it has an annual fee of $69 instead of $99. There is no direct link to this offer so you’ll need to use a referral link (person referring you will receive 5,000 points). You can find people willing to give you one of these in the comments of this post (and please consider using somebodies, as referral points also count towards companion passes) or in this Flyertalk thread.
Chase Southwest Personal Premier Card
There are two ways to get this offer, keep in mind the annual fee of $99 is not waived on either:
Chase Southwest Business Premier Card
As far as I know there aren’t any referrals for this card. The annual fee of $99 is not waived either. You can use this direct link though instead.
Sending a referral e-mail takes forever, no idea why it’s not instant in this day and age. But you can still find your direct link by following these instructions by Dem Flyers.
Now is one of the best times of the year to get the companion pass (I know some people like to sign up in December and then do their spending in January, but I’m too nervous something would go wrong for that) and it’s good to see all three offers at 50,000 points. As mentioned earlier, there was a 60,000 offer on the business card last year so it might be worth holding out for that (or getting the two personal cards now to get the companion pass and hoping for the 60,000 point offer to top up your points).
If you want to learn more about the Southwest companion pass, I’d strongly recommending our thorough guide on it found here.