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[Expired] Increased Welcome Offers On Southwest’s Personal Credit Cards

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Update: The offers mentioned below have expired and are no longer available.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card are all now offering a sizable 75,000-point welcome bonus.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in taking advantage of these offers before they expire.

Welcome Offer Details

Through December 5, 2022, new cardholders of any of the 3 Southwest personal cards will earn 75,000 Rapid Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.

According to our latest valuations, 75,000 Rapid Rewards points are worth around $975 toward Southwest flights.

But what can you do with 75,000 Rapid Rewards points? Here’s an example: we found round-trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX) and Honolulu (HNL) for just over 38,000 points, which means you’d be close to having 2 tickets on this route simply by signing up for any of these credit cards and meeting the minimum spending requirements.

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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 Plus Card

The Southwest Plus card is the least expensive option that we’ll look at today, with an annual fee of $69.

Highlights of this card include:

  • 3,000 anniversary points each year
  • 2x Rapid Rewards points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases
  • 1x Rapid Reward points per $1 spent on all other purchases

Southwest Premier Card

If you have room to spend a little more on your annual fee, the Southwest Premier card offers considerably stronger perks than the Southwest Plus card with an annual fee of $99.

Highlights of this card include:

  • 6,000 anniversary points each year
  • 3x Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases
  • 1x Rapid Reward points per $1 spent on all other purchases

Southwest Priority Card

And finally, the Southwest Priority card is the most premium option that comes with an annual fee of $149.

Highlights of this card include:

  • $75 annual Southwest travel credit
  • 7,500 anniversary points each year
  • 3x Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases
  • 1x Rapid Reward points per $1 spent on all other purchases

Hot Tip: Learn more about the best Chase Southwest Airlines credit cards in our guide where we compare benefits and perks.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a diehard Southwest fan or are simply considering the airline for a future trip, now is the perfect time to think about signing up for a Southwest co-branded credit card thanks to this increased welcome offer. The combination of the 75,000-point welcome offer and the additional perks and features you’ll find in each of these cards make them worthy of consideration for your wallet.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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