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60,000 point Southwest Business offer now live

by on Wed January 11, 2017 • No Comment
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There’s now a 60,000 point offer for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card that can help you earn your way toward Southwest Companion Pass status, or just add to your Rapid Rewards account with the business purchases you’re already making.

Here are the details:

Earn 60,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. $99 annual fee applied to your first billing statement.

Is this a good deal?

60k points is the highest we’ve seen for this card. 50k is usually the high offer for this card, so it’s a great time to lock in the points.

With 60,000 Rapid Rewards points you can get over $800 in flight value when you book Wanna Get Away fares.

But even more interesting is that this card makes it much easier to earn the 110,000 Qualifying Points needed for Southwest Companion Pass status.

If you get this Premier Business Credit Card for 60k points, and then get one of the personal cards that are currently offering 50k points (the Premier with a $99 fee or the Plus with a $69 fee) you’ll get over 110k Rapid Rewards points when you meet the bonus requirements.

That’s enough to qualify for Companion Pass, earning you the status for the remainder of this year and all of 2018.

A better option?

inkpreferred170If you’re not interested in Companion Pass, and just want the most Southwest points possible, a better bet is the 80,000 bonus points offer for the Chase Ink Business Preferred.

That has a slightly lower $95 annual fee and earns Chase Ultimate Rewards points which you can transfer into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account anytime.

Every 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points can be converted into 1,000 Rapid Rewards points, or 1,000 points with any of Chase’s other travel partners, including United MileagePlus, Marriott Rewards, British Airways Avios, and Hyatt Gold Passport, giving you lots of flexibility.

What are the card benefits?

With the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier Visa, you get double points on a lot of your travel spending:

2 points per dollar: You’ll earn 2 points for each $1 spent on purchases made directly with Southwest Airlines®, including flight, inflight, Southwest gift card, and Southwest Airlines Vacations® package purchases, and at participating Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Rental Car Partners.

Hotel partners include

  • Best Western
  • Carlson Rezidor
  • Choice Hotels
  • Hyatt
  • La Quinta
  • Marriott
  • Starwood

Rental car partners include

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • Thrifty

As long as you make your purchase directly from the partner with your card you’ll earn the 2x points. There’s no registration required, and you don’t have to provide your Rapid Rewards number each time to earn the 2x points.

1 point per dollar: You’ll earn 1 point for each $1 spent on all other purchases.

6,000 bonus points each account anniversary year: You’ll receive 6,000 bonus points each account anniversary year. “Account anniversary year” means the year beginning with your account open date through the anniversary of your account open date, and each 12 months after that.

These points help make the $99 annual fee easier to digest.

1,500 Tier Qualifying Points: You’ll earn 1,500 TQP for each $10,000 in purchases up to $100,000 in purchases annually which equal 15,000 TQP. Tier Qualifying Points can be used to count toward qualification for Rapid Rewards A-List or A-List Preferred status. “Annually” means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date.

Please note this time period is different than your account anniversary year.

No foreign transaction fees: When you travel abroad you won’t be charged an extra fee for the purchase in another currency.

Will you qualify?

First, you need to be an owner of a small business.

Many small businesses are just getting started, and don’t have any meaningful revenue to report, and sometimes none at all, so if you’re in that camp you still have a shot at qualifying. And many small businesses owners don’t even have their own separate tax ID, instead using their social security number for the business.

Second, you’ll have a harder time qualifying if you’ve applied for 5 or more credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months. That’s a Chase guideline that applies to many of its rewards cards.

Finally, if you earned a bonus from this specific card in the last 24 months, you won’t qualify for another bonus. But if you earned a bonus from a different Southwest card, like the personal Premier or Plus, that’s okay because they’re considered by Chase to be separate products.

 

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

Annual Fee

$0

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes

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