Southwest Business Performance 100,000 Points Bonus with $25,000 Spend (Companion Pass With Single Credit Card Signup)

Update 2/11/20: Chase is matching to this offer as long as you applied within the last 90-120 days.

The Offer

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Chase increased the public offer on the Southwest Business Performance card:

  • Earn 70,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases within 3 months of account opening.
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after you spend an additional $20,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of account opening.

Card Details

Card earns at the following rates:

  • 3x Southwest points per $1 spent on Southwest and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases
  • 2x Southwest points per $1 spent on purchases in the following rewards categories: social media and search engine advertising; internet, cable, and phone services
  • 1x Southwest points per $1 spent on all other purchases

Other Details:

  • $199 annual fee (not waived first year)
  • Four upgrade boardings per year when available
    • Every anniversary year you will be reimbursed for the purchase of 4 upgraded boardings. Upgraded boardings are positions A1-A15. These can be purchased on the day of travel only at either the departure gate or ticket counter and aren’t always available. Price of these upgraded boardings varies based on the itinerary, I think it’s usually $30-$40.
    • The benefits of being in this boarding position is you may be able to get an exit row seat (and at worst you’ll get another seat you want) and you can find overhead bin space.
    • Anniversary year is defined as ‘the year beginning with your account open date through the first statement date after your account open date anniversary, and the 12 monthly billing cycles after that each year.’
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Fee Credit
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 9,000 anniversary points each year
  • Inflight WiFi Credits, up to a total of 365 $8 credits per year for all WiFi transactions on the overall business card account
  • Earn tier qualifying points towards A-list status
  • Points earned count towards Companion Pass
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • 5/24 does apply to this card

Our Verdict

The base offer here is the same as the previous offer, but now they added the additional tier to get an extra 30,000 points with $20,000 additional spend. You’re getting a bonus 1.5x on the final $20,000 in spend for a total of 30,000 points (on top of regular credit card earn).

It’s not amazing, especially if you’re giving up a referral bonus (e.g. from a spouse), but the numbers work out perfectly for the Companion Pass 125,000 points requirement making it overall a really nice deal. It especially makes sense especially for someone who anyway finds Southwest points worth earning at 1x, or for someone who can make use of the 2x or 3x categories offered on the card.

The referral and public offer is still 70k points on $5k spend, it’s not known if they’ll change the referral offer to match this one. If you did signup up with the referral or web offer, you should be able to get it matched with this public 100k offer. Check out these other Things to Know about Chase as well.

The three personal Southwest cards are also at an increased bonus of 75,000 points with $5,000 spend in 6 months. The Business Premier version is still holding at the regular 60,000 points bonus on $3,000 spend. 

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Flynow

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Already global entry
Already global entry

Does the global entry fee credit have to be used for me?

VL
VL

No, you can pay for anybody.
Just charge the fee to the card, and you will see the credit. Have not used it on this card, but on other Chase cards post practically instantly (as charge posts).

Amber
Amber

I used it for an employee with no problem

Dima
Dima

Anyone who signed up in Oct and already got 80k bonus, what kind of match are you getting? Thinking if it’s worth it, 80k bonus posted last month and I met the MSR on SW Plus already…

Larry
Larry

It’s a match to the new terms of 100k points for $25k spend, so 20k extra points after the $25k total is spent. I was planning to spend $45k on the card to get the CP, so this is great to only have to spend $25k. My brother and I have each gotten the 80k bonus. He has already spent $25k and is getting the 20k points on the next statement, and I was told to SM back to Chase after spending the $25k (only $15k so far) and they will credit the points.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Just sent a SM after reading they are matching will post back!

Already met SUB in early Jan and bonus posted last week.

It would be amazing!

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

Update –

“I am pleased to confirm that I have added 20,000 points to your account to match the new 100,000 bonus points offer.”

Points being added to the next statement!

fcuk chase
fcuk chase

fcuk chase/southwest

escot
escot

“perfectly?” Well, bravo to those who can spend $25k in short order, say on an actual business…. or will some of us hazard doing this via 20+ of the 1k cards at Simon? bit beyond my m/s comfort zone….)

PS: I had a southwest companion pass last time around — and we barely used it. (think Hawaii and Boeing chaos) To each his own. Yet if we ever go for it again, would prefer the ole’ one-two card strategy at year’s end, so as to get the near full two year companion pass benefit. Oddly enough, thanks in part to SWA, we’ve seen most of the US and the Caribbean….. time to see more of the rest of the world, all the places where SWA doesn’t go.

Jason
Jason

I mean, it’s a business card, so….

Al
Al

I also got matched to the higher offer. Sent an SM on Friday and was matched on Saturday night. I was approved on 12/6. I had even applied through a referral. It was my plan to get a CP with one sign up bonus so I had already completed the extra spend. They said my extra 30k will be posted with my next statement close. So I managed to get a CP with one card for 23 months. So glad I asked for the match.

JBTx
JBTx

Matched to Higher Offer! So send your Secure Messages (can’t hurt even if you end up not meeting the spend). Here’s the DP:
Business Account Opened: Late Oct.
Spend Met: Early January
Bonus Posted: Late Jan.
Sent the e-mail as soon as this Article was posted (so 2 days) and just got approval to the match today.

Here’s a script if it is helpful:
Dear JP Morgan Rep:

I recently signed up for the SW Business Card and I see that you just increased the signup bonus for the Card – with a higher spend requirement (100,000 points for $25,000 in spend within 6 mos).  Can you please reach out to a Supervisor and ask for approval to match me to this higher offer.  I understand I will need to meet the additional spend of course.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME HERE]

p.s. PSA – sign the correct name! I once sent a secure message for & from another family member’s account that I help manage (different issue, not this) and signed MY name instead of theirs. Imagine the confusion that ensued with Chase Secure Message, politely saying they have no idea who I am, can the account holder please write instead.

Larry
Larry

My brother and I got matched too last night. He met the $25K already and will get the extra points. I haven’t met the $25K yet, but the SM response said to reply back to the SM when I’ve met it and they will post the extra points. It will take me another few weeks since I don’t want to cycle my CL and am not in a major hurry for the CP.

Thanks for trying and posting, I thought it was too late. Never too late to ask!

Jack
Jack

Would this only give a CP for 2020 or will it qualify for 2021 too?

Abey
Abey

Unfortunately if you live in the NY area Southwest has become hard to use as they only fly from hassle LGA (which is under renovations for the forceable future) and most (or all) of their flights from have layovers in random STL. (Delta AA United JetBlue fly from JFK/EWR nonstop wherever Southwest fly from LGA with a layover).

LarryInNYC
LarryInNYC

I have no trouble using Southwest from LGA. I live about 15-20 minutes from the airport and have a lot of travel to Chicago (for which WN has direct flights) and ABQ (for which no one has direct flights, except Jet Blue, with a 3.5 hour red eye on the return). Yeah, I’ve had a couple of lousy days getting through construction but most of the time it’s hassle free, and the construction won’t last forever.

Bayleyrx
Bayleyrx

We just flew into LGA with Southwest. They are in the brand new section of terminal B. The ride in and out of the airport wasn’t bad at all.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

I have a SW flight to LGA next week there’s a stopover in Chicago which is typical (MDW stop to go to LGA otherwise DEN stopover going to LAX).