Earn 50x Points Per $1 With Your Southwest Card [1 Day Only]

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Southwest is turning 50 years old and its newest promotion allows Southwest credit cardholders to earn 50x points per $1, up to 5,000 total bonus miles, with relative ease! While the promotion is limited to just 1 day only, it shouldn’t be too difficult to maximize for those that are looking to earn some extra Southwest Rapid Rewards points. Here are all of the details:

Earn Up to 5,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

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The 50th anniversary of Southwest Airlines is this month, and to celebrate Southwest is offering credit cardholders the ability to earn 50x points on every dollar up to the first $100 you spend in Southwest Airlines purchases made with your Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card, for a total of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points — worth $65 based on our valuations.

This is a 1-day promotion that lasts from June 11, 2021, from 12:00:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST. Qualifying purchases include those made directly with Southwest Airlines (including flight and inflight purchases), Southwest gift cards, Rapid Rewards Points Center, and on Southwest Vacations packages.

Hot Tip: Learn more about the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards loyalty program in our review!

Southwest Cards Eligible for the Promotion

Fortunately, all of the Southwest co-branded credit cards are eligible for this 50x promotion, including one of our favorites — the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card!

This promotion also comes at a perfect time for anyone who has recently taken advantage of the increased welcome bonus offers on the personal Southwest credit cards.

Final Thoughts

It is not every day that an airline gives you the opportunity to earn 50x points per dollar spent. So, if you’re a Southwest credit cardholder, and are planning on summer travel with Southwest anyway, this 50th Anniversary promotion is a perfect time to rack up an extra 5,000 Rapid Rewards points!

Jarrod West

About Jarrod West

Jarrod first became fascinated with the world of points and miles as the perfect way to visit dream destinations without breaking the bank. On his first major award trip, he spent 3 months traveling through Europe, financed nearly entirely with points; while flying in premium cabins and staying in 5-star hotels along the way. Now, he is on a mission to help others realize their travel goals and upgrade their travel experiences. Jarrod has been writing about credit cards and travel loyalty programs for 4 years, and his work has been featured by Travel and Leisure, Matador Network, Yahoo Finance, and U.S. News.

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  1. If I purchase $100 in SW points with my SW card, does that count as an eligible purchase for the 50x bonus?


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