Published on May 15th, 2019 | by Chuck65
Southwest Cards 60,000 Points Signup Bonus on All Four Versions with just $2k-$3k Spend Requirement
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
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.
- Southwest Plus personal card with $69 annual fee – 60,000 points bonus after $2,000 in spend within 3 months.
- Southwest Premier personal card with $99 annual fee – 60,000 points bonus after $2,000 in spend within 3 months.
- Southwest Priority personal card with $149 annual fee – 60,000 points bonus after $2,000 in spend within 3 months.
- Southwest Premier business card with $99 annual fee – 60,000 points bonus after $3,000 in spend within 3 months.
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.
- 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
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card Full Review & F.A.Q’s
- How Much Are Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Worth?
- Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Southwest Companion Pass
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