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Where is the Southwest 50,000 Credit Card Offer?

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southwestpremier170Southwest Airlines and Chase frequently release a 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards® points offer when you sign up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier credit card.  Those points have a value of up to $700 in ‘Wanna Get Away’ airfare.

As of this post date, it’s available for the Premier personal card and Premier Business card.

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You can find the Rapid Rewards Premier Business offer here.

The Plus is down to 25,000 points here, though there may be some higher referral offers if you have a friend with the card (see discussion here), while the Rapid Rewards Plus Business has been discontinued.

You may earn one Personal and one Business offer for each card brand, so if you have the Plus personal, but not the Premier personal you could be eligible for the Premier bonus. Basically it’s possible to eventually get intro points for each of the 4 Southwest cards. If you held a card before, but cancelled, you can get another bonus for the same card if it’s been at least 24 months since you last got the deal on it.

Earn your way toward Companion Pass

While the points themselves are valuable, Southwest credit card bonuses for Companion Pass status qualification are the real draw for many.

  • Companion Pass allows you bring a companion along for free on every Southwest flight you fly for more than a year. You must pay some modest taxes and airport fees. That includes both flights you pay for in cash and flights you book with points, so your points can effectively have double the value.
  • The Companion Pass status requires 110,000 Rapid Rewards® qualifying points earned in a single calendar year (Jan-Dec), and the qualifying points can be earned via flying, using a Southwest credit card, or using Southwest hotel / car rental partners. It is valid for the rest of the year you qualify as well as the entire following year.
  • (Example: Earn 110,000 points from Feb-April 2014, you will get companion pass status for the rest of 2014 and all of 2015.)
  • If you get 2 Southwest credit cards during a 50,000 point promotion period you could earn over 100,000 points very quickly – and get you very close to the 110,000 points earned in a calendar year you need for Companion Pass.
  • Your bonus points will post with the statement that closes in the month that you meet the spending threshold for your bonus offer.  If you plan to apply for two cards make sure all your bonus points post in the same calendar year to qualify for Companion Pass.
  • As an example, if you open 2 cards in October that require you to spend $2000 in 3 months, you should wait until January to put the last of the $2,000 spend on each card so that all the points will count towards the 110,000 needed for the companion pass in the following year.
  • You wouldn’t want to meet the threshold in November, get 100,000 bonus points but NOT get to 110,000 points in that calendar year, meaning you’d have to start over on your points earning once January rolls around.

The Marriott and Hyatt options

While Southwest won’t count points transferred from a non-Southwest credit card like a Chase Ultimate Rewards card for Companion Pass, it will count points transferred from hotel partners like Marriott and Hyatt into Southwest toward Companion Pass status.

The conversion rates for Marriott points are as follows

10,000 Marriott = 2,000 Southwest points

20,000 Marriott = 5,000 Southwest

30,000 Marriott = 10,000 Southwest

70,000 Marriott = 25,000 Southwest

140,000 Marriott = 50,000 Southwest

And there are three Marriott credit cards, each with their own sign on bonuses that you can take advantage of if you’re in search of Southwest points. We keep a list of deals here, checked daily by MileCards.com. You can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred to Marriott, and then to Southwest and get Companion Pass credit.

If you have a lot of Marriott points your best deal is to get a Hotel + Air package. For example you can get 120,000 Rapid Rewards points (enough for Companion Pass on its own) plus 7 nights at any Category 1-5 Marriott hotel for 270,000 Marriott points. That’s actually cheaper than doing non-package transfers to get 120,000 Southwest points, which would cost 340,000 points, and you get the hotel nights thrown in.

Other Cards for Southwest Points

If you already have Southwest credit cards, there are other credit card offers that earn you points you can transfer into your Southwest account with no fees. It’s easy – you can see the MileCards.com guide to how it works here using the Chase Ultimate Rewards program.

You should be aware that transfers from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card don’t count toward Companion Pass. The only credit card points that count toward Companion Pass are those you earn from a Chase credit card that has a Southwest logo on it.

Below are the Chase Ultimate Rewards credit card offers with points you can transfer to your Southwest account – and you can still get the Southwest credit cards for bonuses – it’s okay to hold both.

You can use the MileCards.com CardFinder tool to see which card will earn you the most Southwest points. Just enter your spending habits and it will tell you how many points you’ll earn each year. There’s no login required and we don’t store any of your personal information.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

sapphirepreferrd180> Offer details: Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

> Offer value: Points transfer 1:1 to Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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The below cards are for small business expenses, though if you are not incorporated and just one person you may still qualify – for example selling items on eBay or babysitting can be considered a business.

Ink Plus® Business Credit Card

> Offer details: Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.That’s $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. There may be other deals with different terms  - read here to check the status.

Offer value: Points transfer 1:1 to Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Ink Cash® Business Credit Card

inkcash1> Offer details: Earn $200 bonus cash back (2o,000 points) after you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months from account opening. No annual fee.

> Offer value: Note, you must have an Ultimate Rewards credit card that carries an annual fee after the first year, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Ink Bold®, or Ink Plus®, to be able to transfer points earned from a no annual fee Ink Cash® into Southwest.

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109 thoughts on Where is the Southwest 50,000 Credit Card Offer?

  1. Pat

    Referral Available : SouthWest AirLines Rapid Rewards Premier Visa – 50K

    Offer : 50,000 SW RR bonus points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening

    Note : This offer will get you (close to) halfway towards earning a SW “companion pass” . Which will allow a companion to fly free with you on all your reward (or paid) SW flights (for 1yr).

    Send me an email at
    wa.path1(at)gmail.com
    with
    – your first name
    – email address
    and I will email you the referral link

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  2. Colt Melton

    I have several invites for personal premier card for the 50,000 bonus when you spend 2,000 in the first 3 months. If you would like for me to send you an invite, please email me at coltmelton at hotmail dot com and I will forward you the invite. Expires December 15, 2015. Thanks

    Reply
  3. Andy

    I have some Southwest Personal Plus Credit Card referrals available with a bonus of 50K. If interested email me at
    youthisourfuture at yahoo.com. This offer is good till the end of September.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
      1. Jerry Xiong

        Hey Linda, I have the 50k bonus available if you need it. Just send me an email and I will give you the directions on who to call. Dead line is 9/30/2015.

        Reply
  4. Rock

    Hi guys,

    I have referral for Southwest Rapid Rewards – Premier card 50k points. Anyone interested email me at premaadhi(at)gmail.com

    This offer Iano more on the website.

    Reply
  5. drew

    If anyone is interested I still have referrals left for the Southwest Personal PREMIER card and the Personal PLUS worth 50,000 miles when you spend $2,000 in 3 months. Email me at: drew.bignall at yahoo.com

    Thanks!

    Reply
      1. Vic

        Sue,

        I do have 50k bonus points referral for the Southwest Airline Rapid Rewards “PLUS” card.

        Send me an email at
        vicjang at gmail dot com

        I’ll provide information on how to apply. (phone application required.)

        Reply
      2. DBA

        I have referrals for the 50K bonus when you get a Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card.

        Email me at danomaha2 at yahoo.com.

        Reply
  6. Donna

    Is there still a referral program going on now? Would like to sign someone up while they are promoting the 50,000 points.

    Reply
    1. DBA

      I still have referrals for the Southwest Plus Credit Card which has the $69 annual fee. A lot of the cc offerings have the $99 annual fee. You need to spend $2000 in 3 months. Offer expires 09/30/2015

      If interested please email me at

      danbandersen at yahoo.com

      Reply
  7. William Fail

    In LoveField Airport by gate 8, you can sign up in person for the SWA Premier card while your in the airport, just takes under 10 minutes. 50,000 $99 annual fee plus 6K bonus points on your anniversary date, approx value of $86 to help with the cost of the annual fee…..

    Reply
  8. DBA

    I am not sure if this is the place to post. But I have offers sent to me to pass out for family and friends that want to apply for the Southwest Plus Credit Card and get the 50K bonus. Currently most places for the Plus Credit Card is for 25k. You will need to spend 2k in three months, annual fee is $69, this offer expires 09/30/2015. If interested please email me at danbandersen at yahoo.com

    Reply
    1. Amanda

      I would like to sign up for the SW Personal Plus card to get the 50,000 bonus. Is the 50k bonus still available? I already have the Premier. How does the referral work?dogs4ever2005@hotmail.com

      Thanks.

      Reply
  9. Jay

    Does anyone have a referral link for 50,000 miles for the Southwest Premier BUSINESS card? I already have a personal card but I own a business and I’d like to apply for the BUSINESS one.
    Email me at abt109 at gmail.com Thank you!

    Reply
    1. John

      I have 9 free referrals available for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card for the 50,000 mile offer.

      Details:

      50,000 bonus miles
      $99.00 annual fee
      6,000 anniversary miles
      Must spend $2,000 within first 3 months.

      Email me at ramz112 at yahoo.com and I will send an email link.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  10. Connie Hunter

    Could you please send me a referrAL link for Southwest Plus card with the 50,000 miles sign-up?They are still telling me I only can get 25,000 miles for the PLUS, that I’d have to get the Premeire card for 50,000 miles (which I had within 24 months). HELP!?

    Reply
  11. Zac

    I have referalls for the Plus card for 50,000 points. Let me know if you need one. Also If anyone has the same referall i could use please let me know!

    Reply
    1. Alex

      Hi Zac – I am trying to get the 50k bonus on the Plus card (Personal), please post the link/referral or email me at alexdjilas at gmail. Thanks!

      Reply
    2. Kyleh

      I need a 50,000 plus personal referral. You can email me at mr. Kyle. Hill at Gmail. (no spaces)

      Reply
    3. Takeomi

      Hello Zac! Could you please send me a referrAL link for Southwest Plus card offering 50th miles. You can email me at takeomi4649 at Gmail. Thanks! Takeomi.

      Reply
    4. Brandon

      Hi Zac,

      If you still have a 50K bonus points referral for the SW Plus personal card, could you please forward to me?

      Thanks so much!
      Brandon
      (brandon.reichardt@gmail.com)

      Reply
    1. Amanda

      Can you send me the link for the 50k point offer for the Premier (personal)? My email is amandag326(gmail)

      Reply
  12. Alex

    If somebody has a 50,000 point invitation for the business card please send one to me!!! alex.troxel at gmail.com

    Reply
  13. Amy

    I just applied for the 50K premier personal card offer from SW/Chase. I’d like to earn an additional 50K by opening a card for my business. Can someone send me a referral for the 50K offer for my business? I seem to only be able to find offers for the same card I already applied for online. Thanks! amyfink13 at hotmail

    Reply
  14. Julie

    Does anyone have a refer-a-friend offers for 50,000 miles for the Southwest PLUS card or the Premier BUSINESS card? I already have a Premier card but I’d like to apply for one of the others. Email me at ambique19 at gmail.com. Thank you!

    Reply
  15. JT

    I have a refer-a-friend offers for 50,000 miles for the Southwest Premier card. I get 5000 points for referring you, but offer ends August 31, 2015. Leave your email if you’d like me to send you a referral link. Thanks!

    Reply
  16. Sonny

    I currently have some referrals left for the Premier card to get 50,000 bonus points if you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. Email me at sondog0 at yahoo.com if you are interested, and I will send you a referral link.

    Thanks,
    Sonny

    Reply
  17. Xavier Williams

    I have referral link for a 50,000 bonus offer if interested in the link shoot me an email and ill send u the link the current offer on Chase website is only 25,000 points

    xwill04 (at) live.com

    Reply
  18. Devin

    I currently have some referrals left for the Premier card for 50,000 bonus points if you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. Email me at devomasch at gmail.com if you are interested, and I will send you a referral link.

    Thanks,
    Devin

    Reply
  19. Robert

    Example Scenario:
    Got SW card in October and spent $1900 by December. Spent $100 in January so that the bonus applies for new year. Which year does the 1900 points apply to?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Robert – Points for basic spending on your December statement would post to the current year. Note that some of your December month spending could be part of your January statement. For example if your statement ends December 17, spending after that is part of your January statement.

      Reply
      1. Robert

        What if I spent $1,900 in October of last year, then waited until January to spend $100 – which year would those 1900 points count in?

        Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @john – It’s one offer per card type. The Premier and Plus are considered different card types. And business versions are considered different types than personal versions.

      Reply
  20. Becky

    If hubby and I each get the premier now, will it be a problem to also get the Plus in a few months when the 50,000 offer is back? We have excellent credit.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Becky – They are considered separate products so as long as they feel your credit quality and other typical factors there’s no explicit rule about having both a Plus and Premier.

      Reply
  21. Bob

    Dear Miles,
    I earned the 50K bonus on Sep 6, 2013 and soon canceled that card. Should I wait until Sep 7, 2015 to apply again for the same card? Or could I apply this July but wait to meet the $2000 minimum until after Sep 6, 2015? (the 24 month mark)
    Thanks,
    Bob

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Bob – It’s generally 24 months since the account was opened as opposed to when you met the intro requirements.

      Reply
  22. Jena

    I guess I missed the initial sign up for the 50K points. I’d like to wait until the offer comes back around before I sign up for the plus card. Does anyone know how frequently they run this promotion? Or does anyone have a referral email they can send me? I’m traveling to Europe in a few months and would love to earn points with the 0% foreign transaction fees.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Danielle

      Hi! I have a current email referral for the Premier card 50,000 bonus. If you are interested email me at dani.girl (at) sbcglobal.net.

      Reply
  23. Denise

    Hi – my first statement date closes on 3/11 and I will have spent the $2,000 needed for my 50,000 points. I am going to Cancun 4/15-19, and I bought my tickets to Cancun (friend ordered using her points) but I want to wait to get my 50,000 to buy our return flights as they are $500 each. My question is, will I have the points in time and am I waiting too long to do this? Anyone with any experience in how long it takes once the statement closes and also if I am waiting to long and may have issues getting a return flight….I’d really appreciate your input!

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Denise – Great question. It can vary, but if you get your spending done about 1-2 weeks before your statement closing date, then people report the points posting a few days after the statement closes.

      http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/southwest-airlines-rapid-rewards/1549130-chase-cards-when-do-points-post.html

      So try to get that minimum spend done as soon as you can before March 11, maybe before the end of this month. Then if the points don’t post by about March 15th, give them a call.

      Reply
  24. MP

    “This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months.”

    Does this mean you can only earn 50K once even if you open 2 different cards?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @MP – As long as they are two separate products (like the Plus and Premier) it’s possible to get an intro bonus for each if you are approved.

      Reply
  25. Ron

    If one currently has points with southwest, will those count towards the companion pass or do they have to be new points

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Ron- They have to be points earned in a single calendar year. So points you’ve earned since Jan 1 2015 count towards it for this year.

      Reply
  26. Dylan

    If I apply for these cards, am accepted, and then cancel them after getting 110,000 points, are there cancellation fees, and are the points deleted from my southwest account?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Dylan – There are no cancellation fees, though you do pay the annual fee upfront. Points are yours to keep provided you meet the conditions of the offer to earn them.

      Reply
  27. Rachel

    I have a refer-a-friend offer for 50,000 miles for the Southwest Premier card. I get 5000 points for referring you, but offer ends January 25. Leave your email if you’d like me to send you a referral link. Thanks!

    Reply
  28. Andy

    Does the three month window to spend $2k start the day that you apply or the day that you receive the cards? I was instantly accepted but they said it would take two weeks to get the cards.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Andy – They give you a bit longer than 3 months to account for the period it takes to get your card (sometimes around 10 extra days or so). Give them a call if your cards take more than a couple of weeks.

      Reply
  29. Tripta

    If I don’t own a business, is there any way around applying for the Southwest Business Card? My dad owns a business, but I don’t.

    I applied for the Personal Premier and got approved, but cannot get the the bonus points on the personal Plus card since it seems as if they are the same product.

    Reply
    1. Brenda

      I’m new to this and missed the opportunity to apply for the 50,000 points. How does the link you received work for others? Please send the invite.

      Reply
  30. RichB

    I’m not sure I understand the statement “You may earn one Personal and one Business offer per card”. As someone without any of these cards, I’m thinking of getting one personal and one business, so that I can qualify for the companion pass.
    I was thinking of getting the “Plus” version of each to save on annual fee. Are you saying that I would only get one 50,000 mile bonus if I had 2 “Plus” cards?

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Rich B – Yes you can get both the Personal and Business version of the Plus card and get a bonus for each. What you can’t do is get 2 personal Plus cards or 2 business Plus cards and get the bonus for each.

      Reply
  31. Jeremy

    I currently have a Premier card that I’ve had for about 3 years. Do you know if I can cancel that card and apply for a new Plus and Premier card and receive the 50,000 point bonus on each since I have not received a bonus in the last 24 months. With regards to getting a rapids reward # to enter into the application, I thought it was not for current members so didn’t think I would want a rapid rewards #. Sorry for all the questions just want to make sure I have this all right. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Jeremy – If you already have a Rapid Rewards number, just enter that in the application. As for the Premier you already have…in theory once you cancel you could be eligible again since it has been 3 years since first opened. But as you might imagine there is no guarantee, so do it if you’re comfortable with the credit inquiry.

      Reply
  32. Arnold

    I have a few referrals left for 50,000 point bonus, instead of current one of 25,000pts bonus offer.. You have to sign up until September 30, 2014 so please hurry up and email me and I can give you more detail on this deal. my email: arnoldas01@yahoo.com

    Reply
    1. Sophie

      Hi there,

      Does anyone have a working referral link for another card besides the premier to get another 50k?

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  33. Sean

    I applied for and received the Southwest RR Premier Card a couple of months ago and already have the 50K bonus. I’m trying to make it to 110K to get companion pass but the link you have is for the same Premier card that I already have. Do you have a link for either the Plus or the Business cards with 50K bonus? I can’t find the 50K bonus links anywhere else any more – only 25K offers. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. MileCards.com

      @Sean – Unfortunately only have a Premier personal right now. Though maybe you have a friend with the Plus? They may have received a refer a friend offer that can be shared.

      Reply
  34. gia ferrano

    Is there a link for a 50000 business SW card? I clicked on the link for the regular one, which I recently got, but need the business card to earn the 50k points for the companion pass.

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    1. gia ferrano

      Whoops didn’t read through the post in its entirety. I received the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Card 6 weeks ago. I’d prefer the business one since I’m a business owner but as I’m trying to get the companion pass, can I apply for the premiere 50k offer too? Will the plus & premiere get me the 100k needed for the companion pass?

      Reply
      1. MileCards.com

        @yes – the Premier is ok to get if you have the Premier and will get you another 50k. You’ll need 110k for the Companion Pass.

        Reply
        1. gia ferrano

          So just to clarify: since I have the plus, acquiring the premiere card would count towards getting points for the companion pass? Or, I could gamble and wait for another 50k offer on the business card before years end. What makes ore sense?

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  35. Kyle Woodworth

    Hello
    1) Early this year I signed up for the premier, hit the bonus 50k, canceled my card months later. Now if I sign up for a “Plus”, “Plus Business”, or “Premier Business” Card, will the new 50k point bonuses still take effect?
    2) Is there a Plus 50k point bonus link available? Plus Business? Plus Premier?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Kyle – Each of the 4 cards is a distinct product, so you are eligible for the bonus in place when you apply for the remaining cards you haven’t held before.

      At the moment the 50k isn’t available for the Plus or Premier Business cards online. There has been a refer a friend program where some people have been emailed the 50k offer, with a code they can extend to friends to receive it as well. But that’s just for the Premier personal card you already have.

      So hold tight, as in the past the deal has returned a few times a year.

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  36. Craig

    I signed up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card during the 50,000 mile promotion. I already spent and paid off over $2,000 in the 2 months but I have not received 50,000 miles yet. Do I have to request anything special? Or does this just take time to show up?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Craig – It should show up after your the statement closes for the month you hit the $2,000. If that was recent, wait until your next statement gets printed to look for them.

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  37. usednavyman

    I have an offer sent to me from Southwest for 50k. Can be shared with friends and family. It is for the Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card. You will get the 50000 bonus points. The annual fee is $69. There is no blackout dates and you can use the points to book someone else flight if you like. This offer is good till Sept 30, 2014. Please email me at

    patomaha at yahoo.com

    and I will email you the offer.

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    1. MileCards

      @Anita- There are 4 versions of the card – Premier, Plus, Business Premier, and Business Plus. So for example if you had the Premier before, consider applying for the ‘Plus.’ They are considered separate products.

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Tripta – We have seen reports of consumers holding both the Premier and Plus, and getting intro deals for each.

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  38. Jeff H

    FYI I was instantly approved for both the Plus and Premier personal cards for 50,000 points each on the same day! So I’ll be able to earn Companion Pass status with the 100,000 points I earned plus some extra spending.

    Planning to hold off on hitting the $2k spending threshold for each until January so the Companion Pass will be valid for most of 2014 and all of 2015.

    If you’re considering this make sure you don’t let your bonus hit before January otherwise you’ll only get Companion Pass for 2014.

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  39. Mark A.

    Thanks for posting offers like this before they become affiliate links. I did this last year for the southwest companion pass which is a great deal. I’m not sure if I will try it again with a business card, but it was great for a year. My girlfriend and travelled every month somewhere new and we’ve told friends about how this works.

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      1. Jeremy

        If you apply for both the premier and plus card at the same time how do the points get put into the same rapid rewards account # so the full 100,000 points count toward the companion pass?

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        1. MileCards.com

          @Jeremy – Just enter the same Rapid Rewards account number in each application form. Note though if you’re trying to qualify it’s probably best to let one hold off on hitting the bonus threshold until the January statement so you get the 2015 plus 2016 Companion Pass qualification.

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          1. Jeremy

            If I am applying for both the premier and plus card to get the 50,000 points for each I would not have a rapid rewards account # to enter into the application. Don’t the assign the rapids reward account # to you after you get the card?

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