Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
2x points on all your spending.
The deal below has expired – there may be a better 50,000 point offer for the Southwest Plus.
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There’s currently a deal for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card from Chase that offer 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on the card in your first 3 months. The $69 annual fee is not waived. Finding it is a little tricky…
Typically the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card cycles back and forth between an offer for 25,000 points and 50,000 points a few times a year. So 40,000 points isn’t the biggest deal you can expect on this card, but it’s better than the 25,000 points currently being promoted and the intro spending of just $1,000 is lower than the $2,000 typically associated with the higher 50,000 point deal.
You can still get 50,000 points on the Premier and Premier Business cards, and the Premier is also available with the lower $1,000 spending requirement for 40,000 points at the link above.
But if you’re trying to hit Companion Pass and don’t want to gamble on whether a 50,000 point deal for the Plus will return before the end of this year, it’s worth giving this a shot.
The alternative is to find someone who can give you a referral that lets you apply over the phone for a Plus card with the 50,000 point deal.
Southwest has been making the lower annual fee Plus card less and less prominent lately, which might be a sign it’s eventually on the way out.
We have no word either way on that, but like any offer, get it while you can if it’s valuable to you right now.
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