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New Welcome Offers on Southwest Business Cards: Earn Up to 120,000 Rapid Rewards Points

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The Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card and the Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card have increased welcome bonus offers.

Eligible applicants have the opportunity to earn up to 120,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points — but is it worth it? Here’s what you need to know about these business cards.

Southwest Business Credit Card Welcome Bonus Offer Details

The welcome offers for each card are broken down into 2 parts. The first part of the welcome bonus is a standard level of spending, while the second portion could be a lofty goal for some.

  • Southwest Performance Business card: Earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening and an additional 40,000 points when you spend $15,000 in 9 months.
  • Southwest Premier Business card: Earn 60,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening and an additional 60,000 points when you spend $15,000 in 9 months.

With these new welcome bonus offers, you will be close to very close to achieving the coveted Southwest Companion Pass, which normally requires 130,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points earned in a calendar year. Once earned, you can bring a designated travel companion for buy-one, get-one flights, for just the cost of taxes and fees.

Hot Tip:

I had the Companion Pass years ago, and with a significant other, travelers can maximize the benefit for a solid value. It’s one of the best deals you can have as a flyer, and earning it without flying a ton makes it that much sweeter.

Southwest Performance Business Card vs. Southwest Premier Business Card

Ultimately, earning 120,000 points from the welcome bonus offer alone can be an incredible deal. But here’s a further breakdown of each card’s benefits:

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How To Maximize 120,000 Southwest Points

Here are a few examples of redemptions to show you the many ways you could redeem 120,000 bonus points. From my home airport in Fort Lauderdale (FLL), I can get to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) for under 16,000 miles.

Southwest Points Redemption
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If you’re based in Los Angeles and want a Mexico vacation, you can get to Cancun for under 29,000 miles and $131 in taxes.

Southwest Redemption Mexico
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If you’re in Northern California and want to experience Honolulu, you can get there for under 27,000 miles and $11.20 in taxes.

Southwest Hawaii Redemption
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Final Thoughts

Southwest continues to be one of the best commercial airlines with its friendly staff and free checked bag policy. Some don’t like the lack of an assigned seat, but the opportunity to earn a heap of miles with this new welcome bonus offer may be worth it for business travelers.

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Brett is a personal finance and travel junkie. Based out of Fort Lauderdale, he’s had over 100 credit cards and earned millions of credit card rewards. He learned the tricks of the trade from his mom, and has taken many steps forward. He wasn’t exposed to much travel as a kid, but now has a goal of reaching 100 countries in his life. In 2019, he sold all of his possessions to become a digital nomad, and he says it was one of the best decisions he ever made. He plans to do it again at some point in his life.

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