60,000 Point Bonus for Southwest Business Card, Stackable With Personal Bonus for Companion Pass

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

One of the very best deals in travel is the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. Earned after 110,000 points in a year – and credit card points (including signup bonus points) count — your designated companion can fly with you for just taxes regardless of whether you’re traveling on a paid fare or points. Points earned from spending on Southwest credit cards count, and so do card signup bonuses.

You used to be able to sign up for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card to jump start a companion pass. That’s no longer permitted.

However you can still get one of those personal cards and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card.

Those personal cards are offering 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Fantastically the small business card is offering 60,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

That’s a great signup bonus, and for many it alone will be sufficient to jump start the companion pass. Earn it now and it’ll be valid for the rest of 2018 and all of 2019.

60,000 points are worth $600 in gift cards, or can be worth over $800 in Southwest travel. The card also comes with 6000 points after each cardmember anniversary and has no foreign transaction fees. It has a $99 annual fee.

I’m finding Southwest more attractive now that I live in Austin. They’re the biggest carrier in my home market and of course I can check a bag free and they have no change fees — and no redeposit fees on awards.

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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