Posted by William Charles on September 18, 2019
Credit Cards

Published on September 18th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Is Chase Restricting Who Can Get The Southwest Business Bonuses? (No)

Update: Looks like this differing language has been there since at least June. Because of that I think it’s just a copy paste error.

In April 2019 Chase introduced a new rule on the personal versions of the Southwest co-branded cards stating:

The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapids Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card

Chase offers two Southwest business cards:

These business cards have previously stated:

This new Cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of this business credit card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of this business credit card who received a new Cardmember bonus for this business credit card within the last 24 months.

Reader JohnFromATL notes that this Performance link now states:

The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products

That’s the same language found on the personal card. Another Performance link still has the old language. My guess is that somebody at Chase has made an error and that verbiage on that specific link for the Performance card is incorrect, but it could also indicate that Chase plans to make a change. As we get closer to the end of the year more people start consider applying for these Chase Southwest cards, because you can time it so the points post at the start of 2020 – potentially giving you enough for the Southwest companion pass for 2020 and 2021.

 



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SouthFayetteFan
SouthFayetteFan

FYI: DoC, this has been a glitch in the wording since the card was released from what I know. And I think it only appears that way on one landing page. Probably some marketing intern made a Copy and Paste mistake and nobody bothered to fix it.

This same info was reported back on June 29th on r/churning:
https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/c6xoyy/discussion_thread_june_29_2019/escw9np/

And it was drummed up again recently with the same feedback on r/churning. For what it’s worth, I think it’s just a typo. With that wording in play since late June we’d have certainly heard of a DP by now of somebody getting denied due to this.

sdsearch
sdsearch

DoC, above you give a link to your article about the Southwest Performance card:

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/new-card-review-chase-southwest-performance-business-card-with-80000-points-signup-bonus-and-199-annual-fee/

On that page, there is a Direct Link to Offer which worked two days ago when I used it to apply for the card, but now it’s giving:

“Notice
The page you requested has either moved or no longer exists.”

You may want to update that page with the working “Another Performance link” that you have on this page.

payyoutuesday
payyoutuesday

There are two other sets of verbiage from JohnFromATL’s link that contradict the “Offer Terms”. The landing page says:

“This bonus offer is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new Cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.”

The application page (from following the “Apply Now” link) says:

“I understand that any new cardmember bonus offers for this product are not available to either current or previous cardmembers of this product who received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the last 24 months.”

gman
gman

About to apply for Biz card in early October. My wife already has a card under a business that is basically “out of business”. Debating if I should follow along with that same business and EIN, or go the Sole Prop route for easiest approval. We have many Chase cards already. And will also apply for a personal card in my name.

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