New 65,000-Point Welcome Bonus on Southwest Personal Credit Cards

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Southwest flyers rejoice! Chase has launched increased welcome bonus offers on all 3 personal Southwest credit cards — the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card.

If you’re a Southwest flyer and are looking to boost your Rapid Rewards point balance, or simply want a card that offers perks for Southwest flights, now is a great time to consider adding one of these cards to your wallet.

Welcome Bonus Details

For a limited time, new cardholders of any of the 3 Southwest personal cards will earn 65,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Since Southwest award redemptions are tied to the cash price of the flight, 65,000 points are worth at least $845 in Southwest flights based on our valuations — but you might be able to get even more value depending on the route you book!

Southwest Credit Card Benefits

Let’s take a look at the benefits offered with each Southwest personal card to help you decide which card is the best fit for you.

Southwest Priority Card

If you really want to maximize your Southwest flights, the Southwest Priority card is likely to be your best option since the card comes with a $75 Southwest annual travel credit, 7,500 bonus points after your account anniversary each year, 20% back on inflight drinks and W-Fi, and 4 upgraded boardings each year when available.

Southwest Premier Card

The Southwest Premier card doesn’t offer nearly the number of benefits that the Southwest Priority card does, but you will receive 6,000 bonus points after your account anniversary each year, worth $78 by our valuations, to help offset the card’s annual fee.

Southwest Plus Card

Lastly, the Southwest Plus card is the most affordable of all 3 personal Southwest cards with an annual fee of just $69. Plus you’ll receive 3,000 bonus points after your account anniversary each year when you renew the card.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide comparing the benefits and perks of the best Chase Southwest Airlines credit cards.

Fly Round-Trip to Hawaii for Just 22,400 Points

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Jet off to Hawaii using your Southwest points! Image Credit: Katie Seemann

Want to use your Southwest points to visit Hawaii? Southwest flies to 4 Hawaiian islands — the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Round-trip flights from West Coast U.S. cities like Los Angeles (LAX) and San Diego (SAN) are averaging around $320 this summer. At these prices, you could book a free round-trip ticket using your Southwest points for just 22,400 points!

Final Thoughts

When it comes to credit card welcome bonuses, you always want to make sure you’re earning as many points as possible. Whether you’re working towards the Southwest Companion Pass or are simply looking to earn more points on your Southwest flights, now is a great time to take advantage of these Southwest card welcome offers!


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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