Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
One of our beefs about the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus and Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier credit cards was that they only offer a 2x point bonus on travel purchases made with Southwest Airlines and Southwest hotel and car rental partners. At first we thought that meant you would only get the 2x points if you made the purchases through Southwest.com online. Turns out that’s not the case.
You simply need to make the purchase directly with the partner itself. And the list of partners is pretty deep, which means for a lot of you, this card effectively earns 2x points on all of your major travel purchases.
Here’s a list of hotel and car rental partners that qualify for 2x points with the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards:
Now, you can also earn Southwest points via the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, and that card has an advantage in that *any* travel provider earns 2x points, as well as 2x points on dining.
The downside is you don’t earn Tier Points which is an exclusive benefit of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier credit card. That card lets you earn 1,500 Tier Points for ever $10,000 you spend, up to 15,000 Tier points per year.
Earning A-list status requires 35,000 Tier points in a year, and gets you
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