[Expired] Chase Southwest Business Premier 60,000 Point Bonus

Update 05/18/18: Bonus is no longer being offered. Click here for the best current credit card bonuses.

Update: Personal bonuses no longer working, only business bonus is. Link here

Update: Premier & Plus were not working before, but now all three are working again. Hat tip to ClydeDaGlide on /r/churning

Chase Southwest Personal Plus

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  • Sign up bonus of 60,000 points after $2,000 in spend within the first three months
  • Annual fee of $69 is not waived first year
  • Anniversary bonus of 3,000 points

Chase Southwest Personal Premier

Direct link to offer

  • Sign up bonus of 60,000 points after $2,000 in spend within the first three months
  • Annual fee of $99 is not waived first year
  • Anniversary bonus of 6,000 points

Chase Southwest Business Premier

Direct link to offer

  • Sign up bonus of 60,000 points after $3,000 in spend within the first three months
  • Annual fee of $99 is not waived first year
  • Anniversary bonus of 6,000 points

Our Verdict

First of all, all of these cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule so most readers will not be eligible for these cards. Southwest points are worth 1¢ towards gift cards and 1.39¢+ towards Southwest flights. The reason that these offers are so appealing though is that 110,000 Southwest points earns you a Southwest companion pass, meaning you can take a companion on any Southwest flight for free (you just pay security fees) that you’re also flying. If you applied for two of these cards (and were approved and meet the minimum spend) then you’d receive the companion pass for the rest of this calendar year and then next calendar year as well.

Normally the sign up bonuses on these cards are 50,000 points. We have seen an offer for 60,000 points on the business card before and targeted bonuses for 60,000 or 50,000 + $100. If you’re under 5/24 then these offers are a super easy way to get the companion pass and I doubt we will see a better bonus than this anytime soon. If you can get good value from Southwest points and will actually take advantage of the companion pass then this is a no brainer.

Even when the bonus was 50,000 points we listed these as one of the best offers, the extra 60,000 points (making it much easier to get that companion pass) makes this deal even better value. Before asking any questions, make sure you read our post on things everybody should know about Chase credit cards. For example, if you recently applied (within the last 90 days) Chase will usually match you to a higher public bonus. Fingers crossed they increase the referral links to 60,000 points as well!

Hat tip to caaalvin93 on /r/churning

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Kevin
Kevin

I have referrals for both the personal plus and premier cards. Email me at kap20k4 [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Brian M
Brian M

Link appears to be dead.

Rahul
Rahul

Is there a Business Card referral bonus?

Rahul
Rahul

Is there any referral link/bonus for southwest business card referral?

Rohit
Rohit

What are my chances of getting approved for both cards with a Fico score of 760 and age of credit as 1 year? I applied 8 months back and was denied for both. I am at 2/24, have 7 hard pulls because of a mortgage I took and have no negative remarks.

Thank you,
Ro

Sarah
Sarah

I applied for both personal cards at the same time on Sep 24th. I received instant approval for the PLUS card and just a generic thank you for your submission for the Premier application. I have not heard back at all on premier app and can’t find it on my chase account online?
Any suggestions?

Nopers
Nopers

Looks like it ends October 1 or 4, 2017:

https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/71s3jw/60k_southwest_rapid_reward_plus_offer_ends/ (says personal Plus offer ends 10/1)
https://i.imgur.com/vV16d0N.jpg (says 10/4)
https://i.imgur.com/P3vd1UM.png (says 10/4)
https://www.gototravelgal.com/60000-point-offers-officially-end-oct-4/ (says personal Plus and Premier offers end 10/4)

Matt
Matt

I am under 5/24. Applied for the southwest plus card and got it approved . My card is coming in today .

My question is If I spend $2000 today itself ( which I am planning to ) how long it takes for the points to post. Do they post after first billing cycle or do they post as soon as you hit the minimum spend?

Also I am not able to convince myself that I should apply for the second card as well or not to get the companion pass. My concern is that I would spend the $2000 today itself on the first card because I am planning to use the points to book a ticket. Now if the points don’t post within the next few days of minimum spend , then I would wait. So should I apply for the new card now or should I wait?

I might have worded this poorly but Its Monday morning I guess 😉

Patti
Patti

All points post to your SW account within 2 business days (give or take) from the date your cc statement cycle closes.

If you were to spend the full $2000 let’s say the first day your card arrives, it would be several weeks until you actually get the points to be able to book.

matt
matt

Thank You

Jess
Jess

Why is no one talking about the $168 fee that comes with applying to the two personal SW cards? Are people just paying out of pocket for these fees? Or are they getting waived somehow?

I don’t see how the offer is as valuable with a nearly two hundred dollar fee added

Patti
Patti

Are you serious?
My family of 4 will be flying free for SEVERAL vacations and you think it’s not a good value because of a $168 fee?

If you truly can’t see the value in this bonus, do a search on the SW website for fares. Pick a destination you’d like for 2 passengers and view the total price in dollars, then click on POINTS to see the cost in points. Then remember that with a Companion Pass, you will only use points for 1 of you. The other passenger will fly free except for the small amount of tax that is unavoidable, usually around $5-10. Also keep in mind that after charging $2000 on each card to get the bonuses, you will then have a total of 124,000 SWA points.
Then calculate how many vacations you could take with that.

If you’re still not convinced, skip it completely and pay full price for airfare and keep telling yourself that’s a better deal than paying the $168 annual fees. 😉

BW
BW

Because that’s small potatoes compared to the big reward. 1.5 cents per point roughly multiplied by 120K points is $1800 value and that doesn’t even account for all the free flights using companion pass.

Chris in Gainesville
Chris in Gainesville

This may already be known to readers of this site but do NOT unilaterally request a decrease in credit line. I did that in anticipation of applying for SW cards, to make more credit available. BIG mistake. Whoever responded to my secure message reduced my credit on two cards as I requested.

One day later I got a call from another Chase banker saying he could only work within existing credit limits, for issuing new cards. Those existing credit limits were whatever was left on my cards. If he reduced the limit on a chase freedom below $5000, I might lose existing UR points. (Not sure why but I didn’t question it.)

Another message by me to Chase resulted in them telling me they could not reverse their change and inviting me to apply for an increased credit line, if I needed more.

Fortunately, I already have a CSP and 2 SW cards. I have all the credit I actually need because I pay it off each month, but being able to charge what I need to make my purchase limits would make it easier.

Chris in Gainesville
Chris in Gainesville

I may have screwed up. Didn’t open a SWA account before applying. Now I have two SWA Rapid Rewards accounts. Each card goes to a separate account. Can I merge the SWA accounts, or have Chase direct all points to only one?