Posted by Chuck on June 5, 2019
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Published on June 5th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Southwest Cards 60,000 Points Signup Bonus on All Four Versions with just $2k-$3k Spend Requirement

Update 6/14/19: The 60,000 bonus on the personal cards is no longer available. Here are the best options for signing up currently.

Update 6/5/19: Reposting due to the upcoming end date of either June 26th or June 10th. Remember you can refer to any version of the Southwest card as well. More information on that here.

Mailers for this offer have been sent out with an end date of June 26th, 2019. Unclear if the online offer will end on 6/10 or 6/26, but this usually indicates it will be extended. Hat tip to reader YAR

The Offer

Chase has increased the signup bonus offer on all three versions of the Southwest personal card to a straightforward, non-tiered 60,000 points bonus with $2,000 in spend. The business version remains with its 60,000 bonus with $3,000 spend, as before.

Note: there are some links still showing a lower 40k/$1k bonus, be sure to use these new (non-affiliate) links. These are time-limited offers.

 

Card Details

  • Chase 5/24 rule does apply to this card
  • Annual fees are not waived the first year
  • The Premier personal and business cards earn a 6,000 points anniversary bonus; the Plus earns 3,000 points anniversary bonus; the Priority earns 7,500 anniversary bonus

Our Verdict

The 50k or 60k offers come and go. The current offer until now was 40,000 points on $1,000 spend. We did recently see 60,000 points on all cards, but it required $12,000 in spend. The other option was to use the in-flight link for 50,000 points on $2,000 spend.

This new 60k/$2k offer is as good as it gets, and well worth signing up for if you are eligible in the 5/24 status. The important caveat here is that the timing of the deal is not ideal for the purposes of earning the Southwest Companion Pass; even if you’d meet the spend immediately, you’ll only land up with around 1.5 years with the Pass. Not bad, but not the greatest.

The easiest strategy to earn the Companion Pass has always been to get two Southwest credit card signup bonuses. You can only get one Southwest personal card; getting one personal and one business is the way to go.

Overall, it probably makes sense to go for these cards now if you use the Companion Pass moderately, but heavy Companion Pass users might want to forgo the highest bonus to optimize the timing instead.

Again, many of us are not eligible for any of the Southwest cards at all due to the 5/24 rule, or because you’re a current Southwest cardholder of any version or because you got a bonus within the past 24 months. Check out these Things to Know about Chase Credit Cards before applying.

Hat tip to Melbyts



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Mehertz
Mehertz

Not bat at all. If this offer comes back next year, P2 will definitely be signing up even if it’s in the middle of the year.

Peter
Peter

Planning to get the Companion Pass for 2020 and 2021. Hopefully this offer is still available come November/December.

Mike
Mike

Doubtful the 60k personal is around but you never know, if it is don’t hesitate , you can apply in early October and still have the points post in 2020

John
John

Any chance Chase will match previously opened cards to this offer? Worth a shot via SM, I guess.

Eric
Eric

Data point: No match by voice; match through SM.

Details:
I got a Chase Southwest Priority card just over a month ago. I applied from a SWA flight so there could be no question about legitimacy of the 50K offer. I received my 50K RR point bonus last week.
Today I called the number on the back of my card (it seems to be a special number for Chase Southwest cards) and asked if they could match the new 60K offer. I was was told they stopped matching over nine months ago.
I then sent a secure message asking the same thing. About five hours later I got the following message:

“I am happy to assist you with your request to adjust the promotional offer for your Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card ending in [xxxx].
Eric, I reviewed your credit card account and found that you’re eligible for the new offer you requested. The new offer was 60000 bonus points after you spend $2000 on purchases in the first three months your account is open.
We were able to add 10000 bonus points to your account to match the new offer. This adjustment will appear on the next credit card statement.”

I looked in both my Chase account and my SWA account, and don’t yet see any indication of the additional points. (This makes sense, as I was told they would appear on my next statement.)

(Thank you Chuck for this article, which is how I learned of the new offer.)

Jocelyn
Jocelyn

no dice too

Companion
Companion

Anyone had success with Chase match a previous 50k offer on personal card up to this 60k offer?

Bret
Bret

Yes, today I secured messaged chase and got it

Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson

Can you still double dip the cards? If I want 2 cards, what’s the best way to go about it? Apply for personal and business same day? And can I apply for 2 personals same day?

Monica
Monica

Any good ways to use their miles from NY? Or is it not worth it from east coast?

Shawn D
Shawn D

Messing around with the website, it looks like SW has plenty of flights daily out of LGA & EWR that are mostly at their standard rates I see from other cities. Looks like the norm is between 8k and 14k for one way flights. I’d say the companion pass has use in NYC area.

PK
PK

you have to accept one stop flights on most destinations especially on international destinations.

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Strategy here would be business version then personal the next week or so?

Andrew D
Andrew D

That would be my strategy. Wait for biz approval then apply for personal.

Andrew
Andrew

Just to verify my understanding, if I’ve received the bonus on the consumer card within the last 24 months (20 months ago I believe) can I still receive the bonus on the business card?

Rox
Rox

Yes, you can.

Brett
Brett

JetBlue has one for 50,000 points for $1,000 spend. Have they had higher offers?

Dennis
Dennis
Bret
Bret

For the personal card, they had a 60K offer. But you’re better off with the 60K citi premier for the first year if you’re using all for jet blue as it doesnt have a first year annual fee.

camillus
camillus

Ugh, this is torture. Wife and I are both well above 5/24

Alec
Alec

Is it possible to sign up for the 40k referral link offer so that the referrer receives the bonus, and then match to the 60k offer?

Andrew D
Andrew D

Its possible to try. No guarantee they match the offer.

Justin
Justin

I got the 40k offer (a referral offer, for which the referee already received 10k points) about 2 months ago (for companion pass). I messaged Chase earlier today about matching this 60k offer, and they already replied saying 20k more points will be added to my account next statement close. Less than 5 minutes of work for 20k more points. Thanks Doc!

James
James

Does adding an additional card member result in 5k pt bonus with SW cards as with most other Chase cards?

Andrew D
Andrew D

That offer has been removed from every Chase card that I am aware of. Not sure the SW cards ever had it.

caleb kurtz
caleb kurtz

Just to confirm, Chase is effectively following Citi’s rules when it comes to one card in the SW family every 24 months?

Andrew D
Andrew D

1 personal card every 24 months, unlike Citi you can close and it doesn’t reset the clock and you can’t have any personal cards when applying. So I don’t really think it is much like Citi rules at all. Its like the Sapphire rule, just 24 months instead of 48. Can also get 1 business bonus every 24 months.

Kevin
Kevin

LOL/24

Brian
Brian

You got it at LOL/24 or are you saying that you are at LOL/24 and cannot sign up?

odelcin
odelcin

The latter.

Mat
Mat

Would Chase approve both Business and Peraonal SW cards if applied on same day? If not how to get both of them as quickly as possible to get the CP benefit/status?

Ben
Ben

I was approved for both 2 weeks ago when I applied on the same day. Although I did not get instant approval on the business one, it said to wait a few days and I received the approval email a few days later.

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