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Title: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sim on June 23, 2011, 11:52:35 PM
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Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
I just got an email from southwest to sign up for the southwest visa and receive 50000 bonus points enough for 2 rt ticket in the us. Anyone else get this offer?
I'm going to have a public link for the offer soon if you can hold off.
Sounds like a great offer though, 50K points are worth $932.50 towards any Southwest flights.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: springles on June 24, 2011, 12:06:35 AM
I'm going to have a public link for the offer soon if you can hold off.
Sounds like a great offer though, 50K points are worth $932.50 towards any Southwest flights.
So this is not a targeted offer?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 12:10:24 AM
So this is not a targeted offer?
I don't know about your offer specifically, but there is a public offer for "2 free flights" coming out soon.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov s on June 24, 2011, 12:15:21 AM
Which Credit Card company is this with. I need more CC for my triple apps.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 12:19:21 AM
Which Credit Card company is this with. I need more CC for my triple apps.
Chase.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sim on June 24, 2011, 10:45:12 AM

This is the offer details i got in the email
       
"Apply for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Card1 and we'll get you started with 2 FREE ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS.plane You'll earn 50,000 Bonus Points after your first purchase...that's over $800 in Wanna Get Away® Fares on Southwest Airlines2. Start planning your trip to one of the 70+ destinations Southwest Airlines flies. Annual fee of $99 applies.† STOP WAITING. APPLY TODAY".                             

personally i have to wait if i want to get this card i just got the united and saphire  :(
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 10:48:30 AM
I'm going to have a public link for the offer soon if you can hold off.
Sounds like a great offer though, 50K points are worth $932.50 towards any Southwest flights.

Why $932.50?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on June 24, 2011, 10:51:51 AM
Why $932.50?
on their wana get away fares u only need 60 points per dollar so i think he meant 833$
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 10:52:43 AM
on their wana get away fares u only need 60 points per dollar so i think he meant 833$

We'll find out as soon as he clarifies.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 11:12:02 AM
50,000x1.865=$932.50
Via, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12941:

"With the new program you can redeem points for any seat on any flight.  For the regular “wanna get away” fare it costs 60 points for each dollar of airfare.  In practical terms this means for example:
A one-way LGA-BWI flight on 04/05 is $79.70 with tax.
It can also be bought for 4,140 points plus $2.50 tax.
So 4,140 points gets you a value of $77.20 ($79.70 airfare less the $2.50 tax required on the points ticket)
So each point is worth 1.865 cents (77.20/4,140), valid for redemption on all flights."
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on June 24, 2011, 11:18:24 AM
50,000x1.865=$932.50
Via, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12941:

"With the new program you can redeem points for any seat on any flight.  For the regular “wanna get away” fare it costs 60 points for each dollar of airfare.  In practical terms this means for example:
A one-way LGA-BWI flight on 04/05 is $79.70 with tax.
It can also be bought for 4,140 points plus $2.50 tax.
So 4,140 points gets you a value of $77.20 ($79.70 airfare less the $2.50 tax required on the points ticket)
So each point is worth 1.865 cents (77.20/4,140), valid for redemption on all flights."

this is for 20k only?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 11:18:32 AM
50,000x1.865=$932.50
Via, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12941:

"With the new program you can redeem points for any seat on any flight.  For the regular “wanna get away” fare it costs 60 points for each dollar of airfare.  In practical terms this means for example:
A one-way LGA-BWI flight on 04/05 is $79.70 with tax.
It can also be bought for 4,140 points plus $2.50 tax.
So 4,140 points gets you a value of $77.20 ($79.70 airfare less the $2.50 tax required on the points ticket)
So each point is worth 1.865 cents (77.20/4,140), valid for redemption on all flights."

How do you get from 60/$1 (1.666cpm) to 1.865cpm?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 11:26:33 AM
How do you get from 60/$1 (1.666cpm) to 1.865cpm?
Because you also don't pay tax on the ticket, hence my calculations which bump it up from 1.67 to roughly 1.865.
You can try it yourself on their site and make your own calculations, they may very based on the route.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 24, 2011, 11:27:47 AM
Because you also don't pay tax on the ticket, hence my calculations which bump it up from 1.67 to roughly 1.865.
You can try it yourself on their site and make your own calculations, they may very based on the route.

So is your example typical, or just a way to inflate the value? (not suspecting, just trying to clarify)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2011, 11:34:09 AM
So is your example typical, or just a way to inflate the value? (not suspecting, just trying to clarify)
It was the only route I checked.  Feel free to check more routes for yourself and let us know.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dans fan on June 26, 2011, 11:56:53 PM
I'm going to have a public link for the offer soon if you can hold off.
Sounds like a great offer though, 50K points are worth $932.50 towards any Southwest flights.
how much longer
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2011, 12:05:34 AM
how much longer
I'll have more information after tomorrow evening i"yh.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dans fan on June 27, 2011, 12:06:28 AM
ty
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: fdg9 on June 27, 2011, 09:36:49 AM
Just got matched on the 50,000 SW offer. Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: azhoopsfan on June 28, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
Just got matched on the 50,000 SW offer. Thanks!

Did you quote an offer code in your request? 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 02:05:33 PM
I'll have more information after tomorrow evening i"yh.
how much longer

+1

Also, how do their redemptions work when you redeem with airline partners?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
how much longer
Next week it will be public.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: azhoopsfan on June 28, 2011, 02:14:41 PM
Next week it will be public.

If I already have the card, do you think my best chance at a match would be now or next week when it becomes public?  I've had the card since early May (so both should be within the 90 day match period they mentioned when they denied me the Sapphire bump/match). 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 02:17:50 PM
Next week it will be public.

50k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2011, 02:20:33 PM
50k?
I believe that will be it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on June 28, 2011, 02:24:05 PM
Thanks for the info Dan :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: houstonhusker on June 28, 2011, 04:39:59 PM
Which would you consider more valuable...Southwest or the Chase Sapphire Card, which I can trasfer to CO.  I live in Houston, so both of these airlines have hubs here...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: springles on June 28, 2011, 04:44:15 PM
Which would you consider more valuable...Southwest or the Chase Sapphire Card, which I can trasfer to CO.  I live in Houston, so both of these airlines have hubs here...
I think it depends if you are flying domestic or international.  Why not get both and get both values?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 04:48:06 PM
Why not get both and get both values?

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: houstonhusker on June 28, 2011, 04:52:11 PM
I already have 3 chase cards, two recent (UA and Sapphire).  I was thinking for my wife...she only has the CO chase card from April.  Would you use the two browser method to apply for both the Southwest and Sapphire?  We travel alot to the Carribeann on CO, but wouldn't mind traveling domestically on Southwest, which was why I was looking at this card...when it becomes public. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2011, 05:00:19 PM
I already have 3 chase cards, two recent (UA and Sapphire).  I was thinking for my wife...she only has the CO chase card from April.  Would you use the two browser method to apply for both the Southwest and Sapphire?  We travel alot to the Carribeann on CO, but wouldn't mind traveling domestically on Southwest, which was why I was looking at this card...when it becomes public. 

Welcome to the forums!

I'd consider a double app, but be willing to close the Continental card to push through one of the new apps. Also make sure to use the appIDs when calling recon, and call separately for each card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on June 28, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
@ashero
+1
Pull a double app and make sure to get the id's from the pages source code. Obviously hope for instant approval but if not wait a day or two and call recon with your first id number after that's approved try recon again for the second card
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: azhoopsfan on June 29, 2011, 11:00:15 AM
Just a data point, but my wife and I both got matched to 50k on or first try.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on July 05, 2011, 10:52:39 AM
When is the DD link coming out?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2011, 11:18:23 AM
When is the DD link coming out?
Very very soon :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on July 05, 2011, 11:21:25 AM
Sounds good! :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov s on July 06, 2011, 06:04:34 PM
Very very soon :)
Paging Dan , Your late
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 06, 2011, 06:50:42 PM
Paging Dan , Your late
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/15132
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2011, 07:32:03 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/15132

Shechiyanu...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:43:21 AM
Shechiyanu...
As promised to the day to the DO attendees :)
The other leak should pan out too iy"h.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:44:03 AM
The other leak should pan out too iy"h.

Other leak?...

/giddy
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on July 07, 2011, 12:45:38 AM
Can't wait
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:53:29 AM
Other leak?...

/giddy
You were there IIRC :D

Can't wait
Still don't have all the details, but I can say that Chase will still have a separate CO and UA card for the time being...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:56:21 AM
You were there IIRC :D

Indeed i was, hence the "/giddy" :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aussiebochur on July 07, 2011, 01:51:12 AM
You were there IIRC :D
Still don't have all the details, but I can say that Chase will still have a separate CO and UA card for the time being...
They said that in the email of merger updates. CO OPP will continue to earn miles in the new MP program in 2012.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: springles on July 07, 2011, 10:24:06 AM
They said that in the email of merger updates. CO OPP will continue to earn miles in the new MP program in 2012.
Is that the other leak?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 10:54:10 AM
Is that the other leak?
Nope, improved public offer coming for them coming up soon though...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mybeyat1 on July 07, 2011, 11:01:17 AM
I want to apply for this card but I am nervous since I opened this year about 6 cards
Amex Platinum
chase United
chase continental
chase sapphire
BOA spirit airlines card
Starwood card

Anyone have any ideas on how to get around this?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: houstonhusker on July 07, 2011, 11:19:15 AM
Nope, improved public offer coming for them coming up soon though...

Are you saying CO or UA improved offer?  I have a CO but was waiting on improved UA...so curious...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:35:41 PM
Are you saying CO or UA improved offer?  I have a CO but was waiting on improved UA...so curious...

Both...

Dan, (no offense, but) can we get an honest (unbiased) answer on this one:

Do you think the new offers will be as churnable as the recent BA or as churnable as previous CO/UA?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:40:40 PM
Both...

Dan, (no offense, but) can we get an honest (unbiased) answer on this one:

Do you think the new offers will be as churnable as the recent BA or as churnable as previous CO/UA?
I don't see why CO/UA should be unchurnable like BA just because a new offer is coming out?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:41:39 PM
I don't see why CO/UA should be unchurnable like BA just because a new offer is coming out?

Better offer might mean they'll be more strict, why not?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
Better offer might mean they'll be more strict, why not?
I don't think so.  And I definitely don't expect anywhere near a 100k offer. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: SPLP on July 07, 2011, 12:46:00 PM
HI
I am not familiar with Southwest at all , went to site and see you can redeem points for gift cards at about $0.01value , I never use miles for gift cards etc as I use them for international travel only--but 50,000 points is $500.00 gift card ( net $400.00) after fee ---- could not find any other airline partners - do they have any ???--also do not see a way to transfer points to a hotel or use partner airline
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: springles on July 07, 2011, 12:51:25 PM
I don't think so.  And I definitely don't expect anywhere near a 100k offer.
So what are you expecting.  Better than the 50k offers that ppl are still getting matched to?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:52:18 PM
So what are you expecting.  Better than the 50k offers that ppl are still getting matched to?

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 12:58:35 PM
+1
I'm not expecting that.  Hope I'm wrong though.
I got the impression more that we're going to see some new benefits and look for the card though along with an improved offer.  I just don't think they will improve the signup offer too much.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 01:02:03 PM
I'm not expecting that.  Hope I'm wrong though.
I got the impression more that we're going to see some new benefits and look for the card though along with an improved offer.  I just don't think they will improve the signup offer too much.

But wouldn't that be a new card, so it wouldn't be a problem churning?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 07, 2011, 01:07:14 PM
But wouldn't that be a new card, so it wouldn't be a problem churning?
I've churned dozens of CO and UA cards without a problem.  Not sure why that would change.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 01:14:31 PM
I've churned dozens of CO and UA cards without a problem.  Not sure why that would change.

How long do you currently wait between Chase apps? More than the minimum 30 days?

I'm happy sweet-talking the analysts, but I have like 6 or more new Chase cards in the past six months and it's starting to be tough getting approvals.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: golan on July 07, 2011, 01:38:39 PM
when you say "churn" how long after closing the card, can you apply again?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: shmiel on July 08, 2011, 01:15:36 AM
Getting back to the Southwest card, is it possible to put your SW number in wife app and bonus will come to you, I know ppl who have put their own OP on their wife app and they (not their wife) got the bonus. If possible, this would be just 10000 short of companion pass, and I would definitely give this one a go. Anybody here try this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 01:21:16 AM
Getting back to the Southwest card, is it possible to put your SW number in wife app and bonus will come to you, I know ppl who have put their own OP on their wife app and they (not their wife) got the bonus. If possible, this would be just 10000 short of companion pass, and I would definitely give this one a go. Anybody here try this?

Not yet, but please try and let us know. Nice thinking ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: shmiel on July 08, 2011, 01:26:21 AM
Not yet, but please try and let us know. Nice thinking ;)
Now the next hurdle is getting approved. Does this card (like the BA) require a $5K minimum (initial) CL? If it does, I doubt I'm gonna get approved, even with recon, considering my recent apps.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 01:28:08 AM
Now the next hurdle is getting approved. Does this card (like the BA) require a $5K minimum (initial) CL? If it does, I doubt I'm gonna get approved, even with recon, considering my recent apps.

I dunno if it requires $5k CL.

Try to move over part of the CL from a different card, or if you already got the spend bonus, offer to close the card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on July 08, 2011, 01:37:56 AM
I dunno if it requires $5k CL.

Try to move over part of the CL from a different card, or if you already got the spend bonus, offer to close the card.
It's a visa signature card and those sometime require a 5k limit.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 01:40:18 AM
It's a visa signature card and those sometime require a 5k limit.

Sounds right, considering that my Chase Sapphire Preferred and BA are both Visa signature and both require a $5k CL.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on July 08, 2011, 01:42:51 AM
Sounds right, considering that my Chase Sapphire Preferred and BA are both Visa signature and both require a $5k CL.
I had the same with the ump card. I was only approved for 3k in credit but they wouldn't approve the card without at least 5k. So I had to close the co op card and move the 5k, so I ended up with an 8k limit.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 01:44:52 AM
I had the same with the ump card. I was only approved for 3k in credit but they wouldn't approve the card without at least 5k. So I had to close the co op card and move the 5k, so I ended up with an 8k limit.

The CO OP is a Signature card too (requiring $5k CL)? Why didn't you just move $2k over from the OP card and keep it open?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on July 08, 2011, 01:49:19 AM
The CO OP is a Signature card too (requiring $5k CL)? Why didn't you just move $2k over from the OP card and keep it open?
It was the opp card a world mc which also requires a 5k limit. although people have reported that once active you can have the limit reduced without having the card downgraded.
I closed it because originally they didn't want to approve so many recent cards(I had done a double app with the BA) so I convinced them to switch em up.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kenva on July 08, 2011, 10:51:59 AM
Do we really think that the 50K points will count toward a companion pass?  That would be great, but when I read the Companion Pass Rules at http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
it says that partner bonuses do not count toward the companion pass.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 08, 2011, 11:03:25 AM
Do we really think that the 50K points will count toward a companion pass?  That would be great, but when I read the Companion Pass Rules at http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
it says that partner bonuses do not count toward the companion pass.

Welcome to the forums.

Over here we don't believe everything we read, oftentimes it pays off ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2011, 11:15:30 AM
"Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners.

Partner bonuses are from non-credit card partners.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aitchly on July 08, 2011, 01:25:13 PM
"Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners.

Partner bonuses are from non-credit card partners.

Thus a business and a personal +$10k spend = companion pass!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: shmiel on July 08, 2011, 05:04:46 PM
Thus a business and a personal +$10k spend = companion pass!
There is a 50K bonus offer for business too?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2011, 05:19:14 PM
Thus a business and a personal +$10k spend = companion pass!
Or 2 or 3 people applying with your FFN may (or may not) work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on July 11, 2011, 12:49:58 PM
First time poster but long time reader. I have been following and applying and have been quite succesful thus far. Thank you Dan and Asher for all!!

I currently have the Chase CO and BA cards. I had to call reconsideration to switch credit around for the BA but I got it. My question is I would like to triple browser for the UA, Saphire, and SW cards. I froze my experian (where I had all my recent pulls from). Before applying for the 3 new ones am I better off lowering credit limits on my BA and CO (or even closing one of them) before applying or should I apply and negotiate that afterwards if I dont get approved?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2011, 12:51:18 PM
Apply and negotiate afterwards.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2011, 12:52:37 PM
First time poster but long time reader. I have been following and applying and have been quite succesful thus far. Thank you Dan and Asher for all!!

I currently have the Chase CO and BA cards. I had to call reconsideration to switch credit around for the BA but I got it. My question is I would like to triple browser for the UA, Saphire, and SW cards. I froze my experian (where I had all my recent pulls from). Before applying for the 3 new ones am I better off lowering credit limits on my BA and CO (or even closing one of them) before applying or should I apply and negotiate that afterwards if I dont get approved?

Welcome to the forums! (as a poster)

Nooo. The credit lines are a precious bargaining chip, keep them so you can use them to help push through the new apps by offering to close or transfer CL from those cards. Good luck!

P.s. You might also want to consider freezing your EQ or TU.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on July 11, 2011, 12:56:09 PM
You're great.

Thanks.

Regarding your PS

If I froze my experian why would I need to freeze one of the others. All my pulls were from experian. so do I care if they pull from EQ or TU?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2011, 12:58:58 PM
You're great.

Thanks.

Regarding your PS

If I froze my experian why would I need to freeze one of the others. All my pulls were from experian. so do I care if they pull from EQ or TU?
They may pull from EQ and TU otherwise.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2011, 01:01:57 PM

If I froze my experian why would I need to freeze one of the others. All my pulls were from experian. so do I care if they pull from EQ or TU?

1. So you can choose which  of (EQ or TU) they hit.
2. So they don't decide to hit both.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on July 11, 2011, 01:03:54 PM
I get it thanks!

 Do you have freeze link for EQ or TU?

more importantly....MAZAL TOV R'Dan!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2011, 01:07:56 PM
https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freeze/
https://annualcreditreport.transunion.com/fa/securityFreeze/landing?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on July 11, 2011, 01:23:02 PM
I am in the freezer! thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2011, 01:45:30 PM
I am in the freezer! thanks

Good luck.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on July 11, 2011, 02:41:17 PM
I am in the freezer! thanks

Good luck. Let us know how it turns out!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: THE REBBE on July 11, 2011, 04:25:59 PM
does anyone know if i just ask them to convert my current marriott card into a southwest account if i would get the new card bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2011, 04:37:06 PM
does anyone know if i just ask them to convert my current marriott card into a southwest account if i would get the new card bonus?

Welcome to the forums!

You won't get the bonus for converting.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: miles on July 12, 2011, 11:36:03 AM
Who is their international partners
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aitchly on July 12, 2011, 02:50:52 PM
Who is their international partners

They don't have a real international partner except Volaris to Mexico.

For highly inflated 'miles' prices, you can book through Chase for anywhere.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: miles on July 12, 2011, 09:52:39 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on July 14, 2011, 03:55:42 PM
I just received denial letter for my southwest card. The only other card I have from chase is the sapphire preferred card . Do I have any options?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2011, 04:02:41 PM
I just received denial letter for my southwest card. The only other card I have from chase is the sapphire preferred card . Do I have any options?
Sure, call recon.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on July 17, 2011, 01:05:59 AM
Thanks Dan, Tried calling recon they told me that since I applied for sapphire in last 6 months. They cannot approve me for another card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on July 17, 2011, 01:10:07 AM
Call again dnt give up
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: houstonhusker on July 25, 2011, 11:49:10 AM
Dan, is there an expiration date on the SW card?  I read through the thread and don't think I saw it mentioned....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2011, 12:16:50 PM
Dan, is there an expiration date on the SW card?  I read through the thread and don't think I saw it mentioned....
Officially 08/06 although I would apply by 08/05 to be safe.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on July 25, 2011, 04:50:09 PM
Just read through this thread..

1. I Got approved for the BA by reducing the CL on my regular chase CC to from 8000 to 4000, thus I had two Visas for 4K each.
2. what FFN? Family First Name!?
3. How much can you sell SW points for? And can you sell a 50K account? (P.S. Don't PM Me, I do not have it yet!)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2011, 04:51:20 PM
Just read through this thread..

1. I Got approved for the BA by reducing the CL on my regular chase CC to from 8000 to 4000, thus I had two Visas for 4K each.
2. what FFN? Family First Name!?
3. How much can you sell SW points for? And can you sell a 50K account? (P.S. Don't PM Me, I do not have it yet!)

2. FFN = Faster Free Nights.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on July 25, 2011, 05:03:58 PM
Or 2 or 3 people applying with your FFN may (or may not) work.

So FFN here means Faster free nights!?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2011, 05:24:14 PM
So FFN here means Faster free nights!?

Haha, I didn't know where you got that from... I guess not in this context!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2011, 11:21:11 PM
So FFN here means Faster free nights!?
In this case frequent flyer number.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on July 26, 2011, 10:40:23 AM
In this case frequent flyer number.

I thought so, but I don't remember seeing that field when applying.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Swizard210 on July 31, 2011, 08:14:02 PM
I just applied for both the Southwest and the Sapphire Preferred using the 2 Browser Trick.  I got pending decisions on both.  So I called their lending department (reconsideration), and the representative just asked why I am seeking a large credit line from Chase since I have had a number of recent card applications (BA-March, CO-June-now canceled, Old UA-June-Now canceled).  I just said I was looking for a card for my business, etc..  Put me on hold for a little, came back and asked what Credit line I wanted on each card, put me on hold again, and approved both.  =)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
Update: The Southwest 50K (~$950) offer (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa/) expires 08/07.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on August 03, 2011, 10:01:53 PM
How much do Southwest points go for?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on August 03, 2011, 10:04:50 PM
How much do Southwest points go for?

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2011, 11:20:12 PM
How much do Southwest points go for?
+1

It's a fixed rate, you should have browsed the thread and found this post (and the ones proceeding it):

50,000x1.865=$932.50
Via, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12941:

"With the new program you can redeem points for any seat on any flight.  For the regular “wanna get away” fare it costs 60 points for each dollar of airfare.  In practical terms this means for example:
A one-way LGA-BWI flight on 04/05 is $79.70 with tax.
It can also be bought for 4,140 points plus $2.50 tax.
So 4,140 points gets you a value of $77.20 ($79.70 airfare less the $2.50 tax required on the points ticket)
So each point is worth 1.865 cents (77.20/4,140), valid for redemption on all flights."
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on August 03, 2011, 11:25:28 PM
I was asking more about what people have gotten for them from others.

Sort of like when you listed what you've gotten in the past for your various points AsherO.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on August 05, 2011, 03:26:27 PM
Has anyone gotten the annual fee waived? I am thinking about applying for it now, so prompt responses would be great!

If not, is there anyway to avoid getting slapped with the fee for the first year?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2011, 03:34:08 PM
Has anyone gotten the annual fee waived? I am thinking about applying for it now, so prompt responses would be great!

If not, is there anyway to avoid getting slapped with the fee for the first year?
You have 30 or 60 days depending on the rep.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on August 05, 2011, 03:39:33 PM
Thanks for the prompt reply. Applied.

What am I looking for in the source code to give to the rep? I also applied for Hyatt at same time.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on August 07, 2011, 01:12:46 AM
Update: The Southwest 50K (~$950) offer (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa/) expires 08/07.

at 7:59 Am ? ? ? ? ? ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2011, 01:13:53 AM
at 7:59 Am ? ? ? ? ? ?

Hopefully, I'm considering a last-minute app.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on August 07, 2011, 01:15:55 AM
wouldn't you prefer it expired at night? so that you can do it all tomorrow morning, rather than
frantically do it now?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2011, 01:18:15 AM
wouldn't you prefer it expired at night? so that you can do it all tomorrow morning, rather than
frantically do it now?

I think it's officially 8/8 in the AM, no?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on August 07, 2011, 01:22:36 AM
Look up a few posts, Dan said "Update, expires 8/7"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2011, 01:24:11 AM
Look up a few posts, Dan said "Update, expires 8/7"

Right, but elsewhere (multiple places), I've seen mention of 8/8 in the AM, so I'm asking Dan to clarify.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 07, 2011, 01:29:55 AM
Right, but elsewhere (multiple places), I've seen mention of 8/8 in the AM, so I'm asking Dan to clarify.
Officially the end time is 7:59am EDT on 08/08.
I would recommend applying today though as ya' never know exactly when they'll pull it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 07, 2011, 02:07:08 AM
Officially the end time is 7:59am EDT on 08/08.
I would recommend applying today though as ya' never know exactly when they'll pull it.

You think they might pull it before the official end time?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on August 07, 2011, 02:15:57 AM
Thanks everyone!!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: am32 on August 08, 2011, 09:27:31 AM
Applied yesterday and got instant approval!  Woohoo!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on August 08, 2011, 09:30:23 AM
When do I pay the annual fee, right away or at the end of the year (so I can cancel before then and still get the points)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on August 08, 2011, 01:13:54 PM
That's strange. The link is indeed no longer showing the deal.

But I "browsed all cards" and found the SW offer. Seems to be alive and well. Unless there are diff. terms that I didn't notice.

https://creditcards.chase.com/credit-cards/southwest-credit-card.aspx
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 08, 2011, 02:50:24 PM
That's strange. The link is indeed no longer showing the deal.

But I "browsed all cards" and found the SW offer. Seems to be alive and well. Unless there are diff. terms that I didn't notice.

https://creditcards.chase.com/credit-cards/southwest-credit-card.aspx

Definitely looks like the same offer. Interesting that that app is still alive, but I don't think it'll last for long.

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: am32 on August 08, 2011, 03:00:07 PM
Definitely looks like the same offer. Interesting that that app is still alive, but I don't think it'll last for long.

It's gone off Southwest.com so I bet Chase's website will be next...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 08, 2011, 03:01:54 PM
It's gone off Southwest.com so I bet Chase's website will be next...

Yup.

BTW, anyone have any details (and/or fine print) on the 'up to 15k on balance transfers' part of the 50k offer?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on August 08, 2011, 03:12:56 PM
anyone have any details (and/or fine print) on the 'up to 15k on balance transfers' part of the 50k offer?

"Maximum point accumulation on balance transfers is 15,000 points during the first 90 days, which equates to $15,000 in balance transfers"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 08, 2011, 03:41:06 PM
"Maximum point accumulation on balance transfers is 15,000 points during the first 90 days, which equates to $15,000 in balance transfers"

Thanks, not worth it at all.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on August 09, 2011, 07:33:15 PM
Dan I once again listened to your advice and after getting denied due to just receiving the sapphire card. I called recon they said no and you told me not to give up called two more time's and they approved me. Thanks again
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on August 09, 2011, 07:35:47 PM
Dan I once again listened to your advice and after getting denied due to just receiving the sapphire card. I called recon they said no and you told me not to give up called two more time's and they approved me. Thanks again

So, you called twice for the same card? Even after getting initially denied?

Did the second rep know you had called in before? What did you tell him?

...I need to do this for a Chase Hyatt who initially did not approve it...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on August 09, 2011, 09:22:55 PM
I actually called three times. And yes about the same card. and not one rep. said anything about calling prior.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on August 09, 2011, 10:25:42 PM
I actually called three times. And yes about the same card. and not one rep. said anything about calling prior.

OK, time for me to call back...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 09, 2011, 10:52:53 PM
OK, time for me to call back...

And if they say anything... What are you so afraid of, with a denial you don't have much to lose...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on August 09, 2011, 11:10:52 PM
And if they say anything... What are you so afraid of, with a denial you don't have much to lose...

Me? Afraid? Noooo. (Well, at least not of Chase reps :P)

I was told my "denial" was changed to a "pending" and I would hear in a couple weeks. Just dont want to call again if it will jeopardize my chances of approval.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yellow on September 06, 2011, 05:37:00 PM
Forgive the redundance if this was answered before, but I just wanna be positive that ill be able to keep the 50000 points even if I close the card. I know its been established with other cards that the points are safe, but does this ring true with chase southwest too? The rep was adamant that ill lose my points but they are often wrong
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yellow on September 07, 2011, 08:40:22 PM
Forgive the redundancy if this was answered before, but I just wanna be positive that ill be able to keep the 50000 points even if I close the card. I know its been established with other cards that the points are safe, but does this ring true with chase southwest too? The rep was adamant that ill lose my points but they are often wrong
Anyone?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on September 13, 2011, 08:21:32 AM
Offer still seems to be alive
https://applynowdc1.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?CELL=66P2&PROMO=DF01&SPID=DHT6
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on September 13, 2011, 11:06:20 AM
When I called up reconsideration for a business
card after just getting approved for a personal
card, they told me that I will not be eligible to receive
the bonus, that Southwest will only grant one promotional
sign up bonus per 6 months. Is this true?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aitchly on September 13, 2011, 03:05:26 PM
Jimbob, I think we got the same CSR.  Sounds like a crazy lie to get you to say you don't want it.  THe T&C's of the card do not make that claim.  I let you know in 4 weeks if it works.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: karen on October 03, 2011, 04:56:35 PM
Does anyone know how long it takes for points appearing in the rapid reward account after credit card statement closes?
My statement closes on Sept 23, but 50,000 points still have not shown in my rapid reward account yet? I am waiting for it
to book tickets to Orlando :).

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 16, 2011, 10:16:13 AM
What are good options for southwest points besides domestic flying?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2011, 10:33:22 AM
Should be a good SWA card coming tomorrow.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 16, 2011, 11:16:58 AM
I already got the last card and I am looking for a good use for the points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on October 16, 2011, 03:29:43 PM
I already got the last card and I am looking for a good use for the points
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2011, 10:34:46 PM
I already got the last card and I am looking for a good use for the points

Not sure what you mean by a "good use." The points generally can be redeemed for at least 1.8-1.9cpm. If you find a flight where the miles equal that redemption rate, i'd say you're getting a pretty good use of the points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on October 16, 2011, 10:50:39 PM
I already got the last card and I am looking for a good use for the points
+1
i'm currently in middle of trip that was booked for aprx. 10000 round trip (lga-mdw)
and if i was willing to go 6am both ways it would have been 5200 points roundtrip
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 16, 2011, 11:36:59 PM
Not sure what you mean by a "good use." The points generally can be redeemed for at least 1.8-1.9cpm. If you find a flight where the miles equal that redemption rate, i'd say you're getting a pretty good use of the points.
Flights I need require a stop over. And can't find anyone willing to buy southwest miles. So looking for any other options.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 17, 2011, 02:04:30 AM
Flights I need require a stop over. And can't find anyone willing to buy southwest miles. So looking for any other options.

Other options like partner airlines? Not sure you're gonna be very successful there...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 17, 2011, 07:20:02 AM
Other options like partner airlines? Not sure you're gonna be very successful there...
What about hotel partners or rental car partners?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on October 17, 2011, 12:12:06 PM
Should be a good SWA card coming tomorrow.

There's a 50k after first purchase linky going around, is that what you're referring to?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 17, 2011, 12:15:01 PM
There's a 50k after first purchase linky going around, is that what you're referring to?

That's old...

(Yes, it officially expired a little while ago, but its been working ever since.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 12:21:44 PM
There's a 50k after first purchase linky going around, is that what you're referring to?
Nope, that's on the $99/year card.  Should be something on the cheaper card coming out today.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on October 17, 2011, 12:26:02 PM
Nope, that's on the $99/year card.  Should be something on the cheaper card coming out today.

Ah, thanks for clarifying.

Still a good deal for us churners if the points post within 60 days because (please CMIIW) there's not much benefit to keeping the card open anyway.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 12:33:36 PM
Ah, thanks for clarifying.

Still a good deal for us churners if the points post within 60 daysd because (please CMIIW) there's not much benefit to keeping the card open anyway.
There's an annual point bonus for having the card open.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 17, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
Ah, thanks for clarifying.

Still a good deal for us churners if the points post within 60 daysd because (please CMIIW) there's not much benefit to keeping the card open anyway.

Would you be able to churn this card if the old one is still open?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on October 17, 2011, 12:38:25 PM
There's an annual point bonus for having the card open.

Promo DHT6 only offers 6k for the renewal, not worth that much. I'd probably end up closing the card over the year to push through something better.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 12:54:44 PM
Promo DHT6 only offers 6k for the renewal, not worth that much.
It's worth $108-$114 of SWA flights.  And that's besides for any retention bonus you can negotiate.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on October 17, 2011, 02:57:54 PM
Flights I need require a stop over. And can't find anyone willing to buy southwest miles. So looking for any other options.
have u tried their international award option cars and hotels and gift card options?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 17, 2011, 03:02:18 PM
have u tried their international award option cars and hotels and gift card options?
Was on their website and can't find any international options.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on October 17, 2011, 03:11:39 PM
http://www.awardhq.com/servlet/DisplayPage?browse=HomePage
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on October 17, 2011, 03:59:43 PM
http://www.awardhq.com/servlet/DisplayPage?browse=HomePage
What website is that?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16754
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on November 07, 2011, 09:04:48 AM
If I cancel the card after receiving the points (to avoid annual fee) will they take my points away?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 07, 2011, 09:27:16 AM
no but it seems that u will only be able to use it for swa flights if u dont have cc
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 07, 2011, 09:55:07 AM
no but it seems that u will only be able to use it for swa flights if u dont have cc

For SWA and not for?...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bubbles on November 07, 2011, 09:59:13 AM
For SWA and not for?...

Gift cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 07, 2011, 12:56:58 PM
Gift cards?
ding ding ding we have a winner
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 07, 2011, 01:06:01 PM
ding ding ding we have a winner

More than 1cpm? FWIU SW miles are worth ~1.8 CPM in airfare.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on November 07, 2011, 01:12:59 PM
Thinking of doing a 2bm with SWA Premier Card, SWA Plus Card, ordering 100k points worth of gc and then cancelling before 60 days to get the fee money back.  Is there any reason not to do this, chance that it won't work?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 07, 2011, 01:14:36 PM
Thinking of doing a 2bm with SWA Premier Card, SWA Plus Card, ordering 100k points worth of gc and then cancelling before 60 days to get the fee money back.  Is there any reason not to do this, chance that it won't work?
why would u buy 100k worth of gcs when the points are worth much mroe for travel?????
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on November 07, 2011, 01:18:10 PM
no time to travel, too much Torah that needs shtaiging  ;D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 07, 2011, 01:19:38 PM
no time to travel, too much Torah that needs shtaiging  ;D
then there are much better offers the the southwest
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2011, 01:22:05 PM
then there are much better offers the the southwest
Not necessarily.
~$625 GC for spending $1 is up there if you don't want travel.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 07, 2011, 01:24:18 PM
Not necessarily.
~$625 GC for spending $1 is up there if you don't want travel.
true wasnt thinking abt the no spend requirement
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 07, 2011, 01:40:49 PM
More than 1cpm? FWIU SW miles are worth ~1.8 CPM in airfare.
and for s/o who doesn't fly they're worthless for the most part brokers don't by SWA RR so GC would be a good option
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 07, 2011, 01:55:16 PM
and for s/o who doesn't fly they're worthless for the most part brokers don't by SWA RR so GC would be a good option

Now if SW were to join an alliance...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2011, 01:56:18 PM
Now if SW were to join an alliance...
Or if they started flying internationally or to HNL.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 07, 2011, 02:00:37 PM
Now if SW were to join an alliance...
slowly
Don't they partner with Volaris to mexico
I dont know if u can use the points though (I dont mean via the international awards system which is arip off)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 07, 2011, 02:02:57 PM
Or if they started flying internationally or to HNL.

Yup. You think there's a real chance they'll start flying real international (i.e. to other continents)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2011, 02:08:41 PM
Yup. You think there's a real chance they'll start flying real international (i.e. to other continents)?
With the Airtran purchase they'll start flying internationally and I think they'll need to expand more internationally if they want to continue to grow as domestically they've pretty much done what they can organically.  (Hence the reason for the Airtran purchase)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 07, 2011, 07:11:46 PM
With the Airtran purchase they'll start flying internationally and I think they'll need to expand more internationally if they want to continue to grow as domestically they've pretty much done what they can organically.  (Hence the reason for the Airtran purchase)

But AirTran only files within North America (Caribbean and Mexico), I'm asking about other continents.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2011, 08:29:03 PM
But AirTran only files within North America (Caribbean and Mexico), I'm asking about other continents.
I don't think SWA will fly overseas anytime in the near-term (unless they buy a carrier with larger planes), but I think long term they will have to.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BrooklynCPA on November 08, 2011, 03:01:22 PM
I am ready for my next 3 Chase cards using the 3BM. Which 2 credit Bureaus should I freeze. I already froze Equifax. Also, is it harder to get approved with only one Bureau for them to check?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 08, 2011, 03:07:45 PM
I am ready for my next 3 Chase cards using the 3BM. Which 2 credit Bureaus should I freeze. I already froze Equifax. Also, is it harder to get approved with only one Bureau for them to check?

Which one do you want them to look at?

No, shouldn't be.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BrooklynCPA on November 08, 2011, 03:39:03 PM
Good Question. I live in NY so do you know which ones they usually pull? I don't keep track of all previous pulls (although I probably should).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 08, 2011, 03:45:06 PM
Good Question. I live in NY so do you know which ones they usually pull? I don't keep track of all previous pulls (although I probably should).

I'd force a TU pull, personally.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 08, 2011, 03:57:38 PM
Good Question. I live in NY so do you know which ones they usually pull? I don't keep track of all previous pulls (although I probably should).

Get a report at identitymonitor.citi.com (http://identitymonitor.citi.com) and see for yourself :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 09, 2011, 12:16:26 AM
Interesting to note that u can book mexico dest. on southwest.com  but normally u can have fares shown in $ or points but here they dont have that option

Edit: here's the link to the info http://www.southwest.com/html/air/intl/index.html
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: boruch on November 09, 2011, 04:36:35 PM
any idea how long this southwest offer is still going to be around? (thinking about doing a 3BM in the near future, but i haven't figured out which other two cc to apply for.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 09, 2011, 04:53:18 PM
any idea how long this southwest offer is still going to be around? (thinking about doing a 3BM in the near future, but i haven't figured out which other two cc to apply for.)
Sometime this month.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: boruch on November 09, 2011, 04:55:00 PM
i better get my act together then  :D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: boruch on November 09, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
i'm still a bit confused about the 3BM. Do I apply for the exact same card? (let's say chase southwest visa) in differend browsers or do I  apply to differend cards but from the same bank? (let's say the chase southwest visa and chase continental)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 09, 2011, 05:11:51 PM
dif cards same bank
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mitch on November 09, 2011, 07:32:18 PM
Do I need to use diff. browsers on same computer, or can I just use Internet Explorer on two computers at same time?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 09, 2011, 07:37:06 PM
Do I need to use diff. browsers on same computer, or can I just use Internet Explorer on two computers at same time?

Thanks.

That'll work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 09, 2011, 10:06:35 PM
i applied for three chase SW visa cards - 3BM.  but they were all for the same card.  as i read more, it seems that people usually do three different cards.  i dont have a business and dont feel legit applying for business cards.  is there such a thing as getting approved for multiples of the exact same card from 3BM method?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 09, 2011, 10:24:04 PM
i applied for three chase SW visa cards - 3BM.  but they were all for the same card.  as i read more, it seems that people usually do three different cards.  i dont have a business and dont feel legit applying for business cards.  is there such a thing as getting approved for multiples of the exact same card from 3BM method?

3BM is not designed how you used it. Its for three different cards from the same issuer.

I'm assuming you didn't get automatically approved, correct?

Personally, I don't think you're going to get more than one (if that many). Stranger things have happened though.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 09, 2011, 10:26:47 PM
I don't think you're going to get more than one (if that many).

+1, they typically get flagged as duplicates
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 09, 2011, 10:54:13 PM
I'm assuming you didn't get automatically approved, correct?
Personally, I don't think you're going to get more than one (if that many). Stranger things have happened though.

correct, said 10 days, and possibly up to 30. 

Do you think the duplicate reduce my chances of being approved for one?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 09, 2011, 11:03:11 PM
3BM is not designed how you used it. Its for three different cards from the same issuer.
I'm pretty sure 3b wasnt designed at all
i'ts probably a glitch
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 09, 2011, 11:06:31 PM
correct, said 10 days, and possibly up to 30. 

Do you think the duplicate reduce my chances of being approved for one?

It probably does reduce it, but assuming all else is equal, I'd imagine you get approved for one.

I'm pretty sure 3b wasnt designed at all
i'ts probably a glitch

Wait... you mean Chase didn't propagate the 3BM method and doesn't want us applying for three cards at once?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 09, 2011, 11:10:10 PM
Wait... you mean Chase didn't propagate the 3BM method and doesn't want us applying for three cards at once?
I was worried about recently but ur getting back on top of it :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 09, 2011, 11:10:44 PM
Do you think the duplicate reduce my chances of being approved for one?

Nope, you'll probably get one if they deem you creditworthy.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 09, 2011, 11:12:24 PM
If they ask just say you must've hit submit 3 times.  Don't think it will hurt you too much.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 09, 2011, 11:13:21 PM
If they ask just say you must've hit submit 3 times.  Don't think it will hurt you too much.

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 10, 2011, 01:26:14 PM
50K ends tomorrow: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16754
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on November 10, 2011, 01:44:57 PM
Will triple browser work on buisness and personal?

I would like to get the SW for 50k. I have already the CO, UA, Sapphire. The only other cards that interest me is the ink bold but its a business. Will it still be one pull on a double browser app?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 10, 2011, 01:48:37 PM
Will triple browser work on buisness and personal?

I would like to get the SW for 50k. I have already the CO, UA, Sapphire. The only other cards that interest me is the ink bold but its a business. Will it still be one pull on a double browser app?

YMMV
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 10, 2011, 01:50:22 PM
Will triple browser work on buisness and personal?

I would like to get the SW for 50k. I have already the CO, UA, Sapphire. The only other cards that interest me is the ink bold but its a business. Will it still be one pull on a double browser app?
No interest in Hyatt?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: boruch on November 10, 2011, 04:58:36 PM
Going to do 3BM now for the SW and the CO/UA and Freedom. (Have already the Sapphire Preff.)

1) Any diff. Between the CO and UA? (They seem to be very similiar in their sign-up bonuses and card benefits.)

2) I saw somewhere on DDF a link flying around for a $300 cashback bonus for the Freedom. I rather use one of Dan's links but he has only a link for a $200 one. Planning to use Dan's link and sending them a SM to match.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joey89 on November 11, 2011, 02:32:02 AM
Just went for 2BM for SW and sapphire preferred. decision pending
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 03:44:59 AM
Just went for 2BM for SW

+1, SW and SW Biz for me

decision pending

+1

If I'm lucky I'll get both.

OT P.s. 'Law' or not (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11118.msg138070#msg138070), Chase is still asking for household income, at least on these apps.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 11, 2011, 10:15:41 AM
If you do get both, make sure to spend 10K on the card (or get the equivalents in points in some other way) to get the companion pass. Very valuable IMHO.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on November 11, 2011, 10:34:30 AM
Just went for 2BM for SW and sapphire preferred. decision pending

I Tried the 2BM for SW/Freedom. Decision pending on both as well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joeb1 on November 11, 2011, 10:49:57 AM
Just went for 2BM for SW and sapphire preferred. decision pending
just did same thing
got the sapphire approved immediately but sw pending
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: fdg9 on November 11, 2011, 10:54:38 AM
Does Chase look at business apps seperately? Can I do a 3BM for personal and then another 3 for business and get approved? How many pulls?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 11:09:04 AM
If you do get both, make sure to spend 10K on the card (or get the equivalents in points in some other way) to get the companion pass. Very valuable IMHO.

+1 agreed. I'm going to try to get the companion pass another way, as I have $10k to spend on Amex.

Does Chase look at business apps seperately? Can I do a 3BM for personal and then another 3 for business and get approved? How many pulls?

It's extremely unlikely you'll get 6 cards. Pick the three you want and go for it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 11, 2011, 11:27:29 AM
+1 agreed. I'm going to try to get the companion pass another way, as I have $10k to spend on Amex.


how does this help
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 11:32:46 AM
how does this help

He's right that the companion pass is a good idea, but his suggestion of spending $10k, so I'll have to go with "get the equivalents in points in some other way", though I haven't figured out which other way I'll use (or what my options are even).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 11, 2011, 11:36:29 AM
He's right that the companion pass is a good idea, but his suggestion of spending $10k, so I'll have to go with "get the equivalents in points in some other way", though I haven't figured out which other way I'll use (or what my options are even).
i mis read thought u were sayong ur 10k spend on amex would get u ur last 10k points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 11:43:27 AM
i mis read thought u were sayong ur 10k spend on amex would get u ur last 10k points

Nope, my Amex spend requirement drives me to find alternatives. Does 10k MR transferred count?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 11, 2011, 11:50:59 AM
Hi All, I'm about to do a 3BM for the southwest, continental one pass and ink bold business.

First question, would the 3BM work when applying for personal and business at once ( as is my case)?
2nd question, what's the difference between southwest premier ($99 annually) and regular southwest ($69 annually), they both have the 50k bonus and the premier has a 6k yearly anniversary bonus.
Is the only difference the annual fee?

Would appreciate a timely respond so I can still hop on the SW wagon.

TIA!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bubbles on November 11, 2011, 12:01:45 PM
Hi All, I'm about to do a 3BM for the southwest, continental one pass and ink bold business.

First question, would the 3BM work when applying for personal and business at once ( as is my case)?


TIA!

wait for it....

YMMV! been reports here of people getting multiple pulls
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dovymonsey on November 11, 2011, 12:26:47 PM
i applied for citi personal and bushiness and got 2 pulls but dono how it works by chase
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 11, 2011, 02:36:57 PM
Hi Dan and Everyone,

I have applied for the following 3 cads using the 3BM:
Southwest Rapid Rewards
Continental One Pass Plus
Ink Bold Business

I have got the DECISION PENDING on ALL 3 of the... :'( :'( :'(

What are the chances of getting approved fir all 3?? (If an analyst looks into the apps they see immediately that I applied for 3 of them... which is definitely not gonna help...)

Should I wait for a decision or should I start with the Lending Department right now?

I’m soooo frustrated... Please help me have a calm Shabbat...

Thanks and Git Shabbas!

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 11, 2011, 02:59:13 PM
i find that personally this means a denial letter with a chance for recon. which for me has never failed
 (except once when it was past30 days which other times has worked)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 11, 2011, 03:10:25 PM
Thanks Moko,
Were u in a similar situation where u applied for 3 cards at once (3BM) and got them all approved via recon?

If so, when is best to call them? Is it now or after the denial letters begin floating my mailbox???
Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 11, 2011, 03:12:27 PM
yea
its best to wait until u have a denial letter with a reference # and deal with each card separately
otherwise u have to use ur SS# and they see all 3 apps which some reps dont like
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 04:12:52 PM
yea
its best to wait until u have a denial letter with a reference # and deal with each card separately
otherwise u have to use ur SS# and they see all 3 apps which some reps dont like

You can get your appID from the browser source, or a rep from the new accounts department (not a reconsideration analyst) will be happy to give you your appIDs when you provide your SSN. Then hang up and call recon separately for each appID.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 11, 2011, 04:15:39 PM
yea
its best to wait until u have a denial letter with a reference # and deal with each card separately
otherwise u have to use ur SS# and they see all 3 apps which some reps dont like

IME, that leads to more than one pull.

You can get your appID from the browser source, or a rep from the new accounts department (not a reconsideration analyst) will be happy to give you your appIDs when you provide your SSN. Then hang up and call recon separately for each appID.

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2011, 04:16:40 PM
You can get your appID from the browser source, or a rep from the new accounts department (not a reconsideration analyst) will be happy to give you your appIDs when you provide your SSN. Then hang up and call recon separately for each appID.
Easy in IE and FF, tricky in Chrome to find though.
Personally I just wait for the ref numbers on the letters, but there's not really a reason for that.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on November 12, 2011, 07:01:29 PM
IME, that leads to more than one pull.
YMMV
but IME recon. dep. doesn't usually do another pull unless u ask them to
for instance if there was a negative item (eg: collection) and u got it removed u can ask them to check again
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 12, 2011, 08:03:57 PM
Easy in IE and FF, tricky in Chrome to find though.
Personally I just wait for the ref numbers on the letters, but there's not really a reason for that.

In chrome you just have to know where to look and/or what to look for.

IMHO it's best to call recon sooner rather than later in case you need to get your app escalated and you want to have a chance to do that before the 30 days are up (happened to me for one card in my last 3bm).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 12, 2011, 08:43:23 PM
3BM is not designed how you used it. Its for three different cards from the same issuer.

I'm assuming you didn't get automatically approved, correct?

Personally, I don't think you're going to get more than one (if that many). Stranger things have happened though.

Correct. i got two letters that two apps were rejected as duplicates, and i called up and was told that one was approved. :s

any chance of getting recon to approve a second of the same card - perhaps to split the credit line of the first one, or is it a hopeless case? (logically it should be, but hey....... this forums here for a reason ;) )

I'd really like some more free SW miles
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: wow on November 12, 2011, 09:46:56 PM
if the 50k link still works, the offer is still available. Correct?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mitch on November 12, 2011, 09:52:36 PM
Yes it's still active. Friend just got approved a few minutes ago!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 12, 2011, 10:10:27 PM
You can get your appID from the browser source, or a rep from the new accounts department (not a reconsideration analyst) will be happy to give you your appIDs when you provide your SSN. Then hang up and call recon separately for each appID.

Do u happen to have the number of the new account department?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 12, 2011, 10:19:35 PM
Easy in IE and FF, tricky in Chrome to find though.
Personally I just wait for the ref numbers on the letters, but there's not really a reason for that.

Dan, I applied on Friday, can still some how retreive the 3 app IDs? (did a 3BM)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 13, 2011, 03:15:21 AM
Do u happen to have the number of the new account department?

Check the FAQ thread for the application status number, methinks that should work for you.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 13, 2011, 03:32:35 AM
Check the FAQ thread for the application status number, methinks that should work for you.

Thanks Asher,
Called App Status # twice but they say they dont have access to this info.. any other ideas? somebody here on DDF has mentioned contacting "New Accounts Department", i can't quite figure out which department this is and what number they could be reached at?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on November 13, 2011, 03:36:55 AM
Thanks Asher,
Called App Status # twice but they say they dont have access to this info.. any other ideas? somebody here on DDF has mentioned contacting "New Accounts Department", i can't quite figure out which department this is and what number they could be reached at?

Try calling any Chase number and asking for New Accounts, get the toll free and PM Dan to add it to the FAQ :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: wow on November 13, 2011, 12:29:59 PM
I applied for the Sapphire a little less than 6 months ago and got denied because I've opened too many credit cards recently and not enough credit history. Is it even worth trying to get this card, or do I have to wait at least 6 months?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joey89 on November 13, 2011, 12:44:10 PM
Did a 2BM for sapphire preferred and SW when I call the chase application status line it tells me that one was approved and one is pending is there a way i can find out which one was approved
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 13, 2011, 10:48:11 PM
Is there any reason why one shouldn't be able to get both the SW rapid rewards plus and the SW RR premiere? 
Title: Please Help!
Post by: pianodude on November 14, 2011, 03:17:57 PM
I was approved for the SWA personal card in August; currently on the phone with reconsideration regarding the SWA Business card.  They are saying I will not get both 50K bonuses.  Anything I can say or do?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2011, 03:22:10 PM
Tell them that's fine, you just want the card.  I'll bet you still get the bonus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: pianodude on November 14, 2011, 03:52:48 PM
Tell them that's fine, you just want the card.  I'll bet you still get the bonus.

Dan, thanks for your prompt response.  I was just approved for the SWA Business card; I had them move some of my credit line from the British Airways card (my wife and I just drained our BA accounts for two Biz Class tix to HKG and BKK next fall).

With the 50K from August's Personal card, 50K from today's Business card (wish me luck!!), plus $10K in spend that I will rush through in the next few days, I hope to qualify for a companion pass for next year.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 14, 2011, 04:18:57 PM
With the 50K from August's Personal card, 50K from today's Business card (wish me luck!!), plus $10K in spend that I will rush through in the next few days, I hope to qualify for a companion pass for next year.

Best part of the SWA cards IMHO... better hurry with that spending, and hope the bonus hits before 12/31.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 14, 2011, 07:03:42 PM
Is there any reason why one shouldn't be able to get both the SW rapid rewards plus and the SW RR premiere?


for the record, i just called CS and was told there's no reason not to get both
here goes.........
(4 cards approved with 3 hard pulls in the past two weeks, but before that none for years, and my credit score is around 750, and I REALLY want the 50k miles for no min. spend)
Title: Re: Please Help!
Post by: aitchly on November 14, 2011, 07:41:15 PM
I was approved for the SWA personal card in August; currently on the phone with reconsideration regarding the SWA Business card.  They are saying I will not get both 50K bonuses.  Anything I can say or do?
I was told the same thing.  Bonus received.

Tell them that's fine, you just want the card.  I'll bet you still get the bonus.
Always bet on black? Never bet against Dan?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 15, 2011, 01:20:13 PM
Hi All,
I have been declined on the Southwest card (didn't wait for the denial letter - called in before with the reference number/appID)

Rep says I cannot be approved since I have been approved for the ink bold business and continental one pass within the past 2 days... I have tried convincing her to move credit from other cards but she won't listen.. She said its end of the deal..

Called again Recon (other #) rep was nice but asked me why do u call back when you were clearly told you can't get approved for this card. Tried barraging with him too but nothing would help...
Seems like they have it well notated..

Still anything I can do?

Thanks for your help.


Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 15, 2011, 03:57:59 PM

for the record, i just called CS and was told there's no reason not to get both
here goes.........
(4 cards approved with 3 hard pulls in the past two weeks, but before that none for years, and my credit score is around 750, and I REALLY want the 50k miles for no min. spend)

Denied.  too many recent requests for credit. 

Recon said they cant approve it, and cant split the credit because i was only issued 5,000 and thats the minimum for the credit line for the SW card.

I only have one card with chase - the SW RR Plus, other three recent ones were citi AA visa and amex, and amex delta gold.

any ideas re: what i can say to try to get them to recon again?  i don't want to just call again with nothing new to say, then they get stroppy - "you just spoke to someone and they said no!"

I would really like the 50k miles!

Thanx for all your help!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Cashman on November 16, 2011, 03:33:13 PM
Just received poster in the mail. That between October 15 and December 15. Redeem points for gift cards and save 20%.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joey89 on November 17, 2011, 01:33:46 PM
Did a 2BM for sapphire preferred and SW when I call the chase application status line it tells me that one was approved and one is pending is there a way i can find out which one was approved
update: got the sapphire approved automatically, had to call recon for the SW got it approved after closing my BA, and got a larger credit line then i had with the BA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kayef on November 17, 2011, 01:56:36 PM
I did a 3bm for sw, united, and sapphire. The united was approved after a few days but the others were denied. The reason given on the sw denial was not enough income while the sapphire was denied for too many requests. Did anyone ever have that? Does the sw require a higher income than other cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on November 17, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
Last Friday I did a double browser for the Chase SW and the Hyatt. Both were within 30 seconds of each other.

My identity monitor shows it as 2 pulls one on 11/15 and one on 11/17 and my credit score dipped.

Did this ever happen to anyone?

Is double browser becoming a thing of the past?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 17, 2011, 02:20:25 PM
Is double browser becoming a thing of the past?

If by you getting two pulls instead of the elusive one on a non-guaranteed method of applying means thing of the past, yes.

If not, no.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: boruch on November 17, 2011, 02:23:47 PM
If by you getting two pulls instead of the elusive one on a non-guaranteed method of applying means thing of the past, yes.

If not, no.
:)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on November 17, 2011, 03:01:42 PM
Sorry I don't understand your response.

Can you kindly explain that to a simpleton?

Did I not execute the double browser method properly because it may have been 30 seconds apart?

I used explorer and chrome.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BrooklynCPA on November 18, 2011, 01:06:24 AM
I would like a suggestion to all new southwest cardholders who plan on getting companion pass status. You need to earn all 110,000 points in one calendar year which will give you companion pas status until the remainder of the year plus the following year. Therefore unless you need it before the end 2011 do not make the first purchase until January 2012. This will give you companion pass status until the end of 2013. If you do it this year you will only have it until the end of 2012.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 18, 2011, 11:33:04 AM
I would like a suggestion to all new southwest cardholders who plan on getting companion pass status. You need to earn all 110,000 points in one calendar year which will give you companion pas status until the remainder of the year plus the following year. Therefore unless you need it before the end 2011 do not make the first purchase until January 2012. This will give you companion pass status until the end of 2013. If you do it this year you will only have it until the end of 2012.

Excellent, except for the fact that there is no guarantee SWA will continue allowing sign-up bonuses to count towards the companion pass in 2012. So, 1) guaranteed companion pass in 2012, 2) or possibly CP thru 2013 or... nothing.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bubbles on November 18, 2011, 11:38:52 AM
Excellent, except for the fact that there is no guarantee SWA will continue allowing sign-up bonuses to count towards the companion pass in 2012. So, 1) guaranteed companion pass in 2012, 2) or possibly CP thru 2013 or... nothing.

I think we paskin karna adifa so choice one it is  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 18, 2011, 11:40:30 AM
I would like a suggestion to all new southwest cardholders who plan on getting companion pass status. You need to earn all 110,000 points in one calendar year which will give you companion pas status until the remainder of the year plus the following year. Therefore unless you need it before the end 2011 do not make the first purchase until January 2012. This will give you companion pass status until the end of 2013. If you do it this year you will only have it until the end of 2012.
Brilliant point!!

Excellent, except for the fact that there is no guarantee SWA will continue allowing sign-up bonuses to count towards the companion pass in 2012. So, 1) guaranteed companion pass in 2012, 2) or possibly CP thru 2013 or... nothing.

Right but for some one who just received or is about to receive the SW card, the odds of accumulating 110k points are quite low so nothing to lose by holding of the first purchase until 01/01/'12



Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 18, 2011, 12:45:07 PM
I think we paskin karna adifa so choice one it is  :)

Yeah, what that Jewish kid said :P

Right but for some one who just received or is about to receive the SW card, the odds of accumulating 110k points are quite low so nothing to lose by holding of the first purchase until 01/01/'12

Even if you only received the card today, it would not be unheard of to get the $10k spend plus 100,000K posted to your account before 12/31. But, I hear the concern. To each his own.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 18, 2011, 01:02:45 PM
Yeah, what that Jewish kid said :P

Even if you only received the card today, it would not be unheard of to get the $10k spend plus 100,000K posted to your account before 12/31. But, I hear the concern. To each his own.

You're surely referring to one applying for both SW cards (premier and stndrd) for a double 50k bonus?!   In that case it's not that tough reaching the 110k.

Am I right?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 18, 2011, 01:06:40 PM
You're surely referring to one applying for both SW cards (premier and stndrd) for a double 50k bonus?!   In that case it's not that tough reaching the 110k.

Am I right?

Of course. That is, unless, you have the ability to spend $60K on your credit card in the next few days. If so, rock out.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 18, 2011, 03:05:47 PM
Of course. That is, unless, you have the ability to spend $60K on your credit card in the next few days. If so, rock out.

Would i be able to get an over $60k CL on my SW PERSONAL card and the ability to spend $60k + in 30 Days or so..
Do you really think I'd be visiting DDF at all??? :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on November 18, 2011, 03:17:54 PM
Would i be able to get an over $60k CL on my SW PERSONAL card and the ability to spend $60k + in 30 Days or so..

Theoretically, you wouldn't need a 60k CL.  Let's say you've got a 11k line.  Spend 10k and pay if off right after it posts.  Wash/rinse/repeat 6 more times.
Note: I said theoretically...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2011, 09:36:17 PM
Would i be able to get an over $60k CL on my SW PERSONAL card and the ability to spend $60k + in 30 Days or so..
Do you really think I'd be visiting DDF at all??? :P :P :P :P :P

Are you implying that no readers of DDF have $60K CLs with the ability to spend $60K in 30 days?

Theoretically, you wouldn't need a 60k CL.  Let's say you've got a 11k line.  Spend 10k and pay if off right after it posts.  Wash/rinse/repeat 6 more times.

+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on November 20, 2011, 01:30:36 AM
Are you implying that no readers of DDF have $60K CLs with the ability to spend $60K in 30 days?

Git Vuch,
Was just joking.. In fact I have a over $66k (combined) CL with chase..

It would still be hard though to spend 60k for personal use in 30 days...

In any case, may heshem grant and approve us all a "multi million" CL of Gezunt, Parnusah & Nachas!  That's what really counts...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 21, 2011, 12:50:27 AM
I received the SW RR plus, and did first spend on thursday.  I was denied SW RR premiere - told twice by two recon reps that theres no way chase will increase my CL.  i have 23 days left to recon for the premiere.  if the miles for my plus post before then, i can hopefully move the credit line.

Re: the time it takes for the sign up bonus to post it seems that the deal is YMMV. 

Is there anything i can do to try to expedite the posting of the bonus, to be within the next three weeks, so i can get another 50,000 miles?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: SPGCont on November 21, 2011, 05:54:11 PM
Can anyone post how soon after making first purchase they received the 50k bonus points?

The rep on the phone told me 6-8 weeks and I just would like to know how realistic that estimate is. I want to make a reservation using points and am wondering if I can wait till points post or if it'll take too long.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2011, 05:55:44 PM
It will post when your first statement closes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 21, 2011, 06:01:46 PM
It will post when your first statement closes.


ie a month after the opening of the card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: rosie5442 on December 03, 2011, 02:37:43 PM
I was waiting to activate my cards till jan 1 st.  I was trying to get the companion pass for 2012-2013,
But today I see a bill for the $69.00
The payment is due jan. 1
What should I do?

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 03, 2011, 06:22:43 PM
I was waiting to activate my cards till jan 1 st.  I was trying to get the companion pass for 2012-2013,
But today I see a bill for the $69.00
The payment is due jan. 1
What should I do?

Annual fee ≠ first charge.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 03, 2011, 06:37:30 PM
Annual fee ? first charge.

+100
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on December 03, 2011, 07:57:49 PM
I was waiting to activate my cards till jan 1 st.  I was trying to get the companion pass for 2012-2013,
But today I see a bill for the $69.00
The payment is due jan. 1
What should I do?

Gut Vuch All, I have the same question as Rosie5442.

Annual fee ≠ first charge.
+100

Don't understand that answer, is annual fee considered as first purchase or not?
I got my annual fee charge on Friday

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: rosie5442 on December 03, 2011, 08:13:32 PM
since my payment date is 1/1/2012 will I still be ok with earnings going towards 2012 and points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 03, 2011, 09:00:44 PM
Don't understand that answer, is annual fee considered as first purchase or not?
I got my annual fee charge on Friday

≠ means 'not equal' or in layman's terms: is/does not.


since my payment date is 1/1/2012 will I still be ok with earnings going towards 2012 and points


You'll be ok either way, but you could always just pay on 1/1/2012.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 123ablack on December 04, 2011, 02:29:17 PM
≠ means 'not equal' or in layman's terms: is/does not.



You'll be ok either way, but you could always just pay on 1/1/2012.

Gothch ya AsherO, and sorry AJK for not noticing the x = symbol..

Thank yao'll!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 05, 2011, 01:05:51 AM
a little OT...

I have 110k SWA points that i want to convert into the maximum amount of cash (as apposed to flying)
What is the best way to do this?

1) is it possible to get amazon gc's and use them on amazon payments?

2) is my best option to get walmart gc's and resell them to plasticjungle for 91%?

any other more lucrative ideas? (barring using the points for flights or actually using the gc's)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 10:58:59 AM
You sure you don't want to use it for flights? By far the most lucrative option (obviously depending on how much you fly), would be to buy a companion pass with those 110K miles. That could easily be worth thousands more than whatever is next best.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 05, 2011, 11:41:40 AM
The thing is that i have 55k in my account and the other 55k in my wifes account, i don't think that is transferable also i prob fly domestic once every year and a half and granted if i had free flights with no redemtion options i would fly more, i still feel it would be more worth while to cash out, so any ideas?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 12:53:37 PM
With their current promo, assuming I was never going to use them for flights, I'd get GCs.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2011, 01:11:36 PM
With their current promo, assuming I was never going to use them for flights, I'd get GCs.

GCs aren't a bad value, especially with their wide-ish selection and current promotional 25% bonus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 05, 2011, 01:29:42 PM
GCs aren't a bad value, especially with their wide-ish selection and current promotional 25% bonus.

...yes, GC's aren't bad, especially with their current promo.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 06, 2011, 01:05:18 AM

1) is it possible to get amazon gc's and use them on amazon payments?

2) is my best option to get walmart gc's and resell them to plasticjungle for 91%?


I appreciate the input, but does anyone have answers to these questions?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: michael on December 11, 2011, 09:17:12 PM
Steve, that's what I plan on doing. Remember, deadline to buy WMT gc's at the higher rate is 12/15.

Does anyone know if plastic jungle generates a 1099 form for selling that many gc's?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 12, 2011, 12:41:24 AM
here is my updated plan:
1) redeem for walmart gc's
2)buy visa gc's on walmart.com (at approximate 3% loss)
3)and redeem for cash via Amazon Payments

Any obvious flaws?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joeb1 on December 12, 2011, 12:43:00 AM
here is my updated plan:
1) redeem for walmart gc's
2)buy visa gc's on walmart.com (at approximate 3% loss)
3)and redeem for cash via Amazon Payments

Any obvious flaws?

yah most stores dont allow u to use gc's to buy visa etc
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 12, 2011, 12:47:50 AM
do you know that to be true of walmart.com policy or are you just suggesting the possibility?
I don't see anything to indicate that on the website and i can't think of any good reason they would not allow that
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kayef on December 12, 2011, 06:39:42 AM
My statement just closed. Anyone know when I can expect the 50k bonus to show up in my SW account?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joeb1 on December 12, 2011, 11:12:18 AM
does it say u got the bonus if yes shold be there very soon
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on December 12, 2011, 11:12:49 AM
do you know that to be true of walmart.com policy or are you just suggesting the possibility?
I don't see anything to indicate that on the website and i can't think of any good reason they would not allow that
u can use walmart gc's to buy visa gc's
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kayef on December 12, 2011, 01:41:36 PM
does it say u got the bonus if yes shold be there very soon
you are right, its there already! (wasn't there this morning)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: pianodude on December 13, 2011, 03:10:48 PM
Dan, thanks for your prompt response.  I was just approved for the SWA Business card; I had them move some of my credit line from the British Airways card (my wife and I just drained our BA accounts for two Biz Class tix to HKG and BKK next fall).

With the 50K from August's Personal card, 50K from today's Business card (wish me luck!!), plus $10K in spend that I will rush through in the next few days, I hope to qualify for a companion pass for next year.

It worked!! I was just notified that I qualified for the Companion Pass. Thanks, Dan, for your encouragement.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 13, 2011, 05:19:44 PM
It worked!! I was just notified that I qualified for the Companion Pass. Thanks, Dan, for your encouragement.
Congrats!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sawlw on December 15, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
How long after ur 1st statement closes do the points post to ur account?

On chase.com is says 50k transferred to RR yet 4 days and RR balance @250 

Would like to cash out while GC r on-sale
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joeb1 on December 15, 2011, 09:21:33 AM
shoukd b there any day
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sawlw on December 15, 2011, 12:45:51 PM
shoukd b there any day
Tnx
Hope tht any day is today, since the 20% off ends today
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2011, 01:08:23 PM
Tnx
Hope tht any day is today, since the 20% off ends today
Is this confirmed that the GC sale ends today?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sawlw on December 15, 2011, 01:23:26 PM
Is this confirmed that the GC sale ends today?
Didn't check today but last week it said through Dec.15 on there website
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sawlw on December 15, 2011, 02:42:13 PM
shoukd b there any day
When ur right ur right  :)

Posted in the last few hours! Yay
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nitantnel on December 21, 2011, 05:42:47 PM
Anyone with an idea how long does it take for the gift cards to arrive?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yellow on December 21, 2011, 06:01:19 PM
Anyone with an idea how long does it take for the gift cards to arrive?
About a 7-10 days
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Jimbob on December 21, 2011, 06:04:56 PM
Does anyone know, If I buy sw points from sw directly, will that count toward
110 for companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on December 21, 2011, 06:09:43 PM
google is ur friend
http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
Quote
Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 06:25:30 PM
google is ur friend
http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
Quote
Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.

Yeah, except for the fact that it hasn't (at least until now) been accurate.

The fact that two SWA bonuses give you 100K towards CP proves that much.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kayef on December 21, 2011, 06:37:08 PM
Anyone with an idea how long does it take for the gift cards to arrive?
Ordered mine on the 14th and got them on the 19th.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on December 21, 2011, 06:56:08 PM
google is ur friend
http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
Quote
Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.
Yeah, except for the fact that it hasn't (at least until now) been accurate.
The fact that two SWA bonuses give you 100K towards CP proves that much.


There are multiple parts to that that T&C statement.  Here is the whole:
Quote
Companion Pass status is based on taking 100 qualifying one-way flights or earning 110,000 Qualifying Points in a calendar year.  A qualifying flight for Rapid Rewards Companion Pass status is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines.  Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners.  Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.

Therefore, points earned from the SWA card (including the bonus) should count.  Points purchased from SWA should not.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 07:13:25 PM
You're confusing bonus points with spend points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on December 21, 2011, 07:25:48 PM
You're confusing bonus points with spend points.

I am not confusing them.   I am aware of the difference between bonus and spend points.

The way the Chase rep explained it to me was that the 50k sign up bonus one gets from the CC would be considered "points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards" which is why people who have 50k bonus + 50k bonus +10k spend get the CP. 

I'm still waiting for my statement on my SWA card to close so I'm speaking from what the rep told me, not from experience.  From anyone who got the 50k bonus in the past, was the 50k bonus included on the statement?  If so then the rep would be correct in saying the points are issued on SWA RR CCs and per the T&Cs should count towards 110k. 


Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 07:29:50 PM
I am not confusing them.   I am aware of the difference between bonus and spend points.

The way the Chase rep explained it to me was that the 50k sign up bonus one gets from the CC would be considered "points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards" which is why people who have 50k bonus + 50k bonus +10k spend get the CP. 

I'm still waiting for my statement on my SWA card to close so I'm speaking from what the rep told me, not from experience.

I think that's the problem. In addition to the fact that you're asking a Chase rep to explain a SWA product, you're relying on what a CSR said.

Yes, thus far (in 2011) SWA seems to be including the CC bonus as qualifying points. But there are many among this community who suspect if it will be the same in 2012, as the rules on the books seem to lean toward no.

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 07:54:47 PM
AJK you're misreading the terms.  "Partner bonuses" is not trying to exclude a credit card signup award.  In fact SWA can't even tell which part of the points transferred earned from the SWA card are from the signup or regular usage, but at any rate all points earned on the SWA card are CP eligible.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 08:06:08 PM
AJK you're misreading the terms.  "Partner bonuses" is not trying to exclude a credit card signup award.  In fact SWA can't even tell which part of the points transferred earned from the SWA card are from the signup or regular usage, but at any rate all points earned on the SWA card are CP eligible.

Perhaps, but then what are partner bonuses?

I know I've read somewhere that there was some suspicion about this remaining true in 2012. Gotta find it.

EDIT: I found it, but it's from another blogger.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 08:08:39 PM
UR to SWA transfers won't count, but that's not "points earned on the SWA card"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 08:13:42 PM
UR to SWA transfers won't count, but that's not "points earned on the SWA card"

But are those Partner bonus points?

Look, there is no doubt it has worked until now, I just thought there might be difference between "spend" and "bonus" points and whether or not the language of the rules could possibly be open to an interpretive change.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 08:22:34 PM
But are those Partner bonus points?

Look, there is no doubt it has worked until now, I just thought there might be difference between "spend" and "bonus" points and whether or not the language of the rules could possibly be open to an interpretive change.
UR point transfer is a partner bonus, this isn't CP eligible.  SWA CC points are all CP eligible.
That's all straightforward to me.

The funny thing is that hotel transfers are CP eligible, but I guess that's considered "points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 21, 2011, 08:38:54 PM
UR point transfer is a partner bonus, this isn't CP eligible.  SWA CC points are all CP eligible.
That's all straightforward to me.

The funny thing is that hotel transfers are CP eligible, but I guess that's considered "points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners"

But Chase would not/is not considered a Rapid Rewards Partner? I wonder how they define the two.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on December 21, 2011, 11:25:14 PM
Perhaps, but then what are partner bonuses?
spg had a promo recently for a 1000 swa points
that most likely would be a partner bonus
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on December 24, 2011, 06:08:36 PM
ive done a bunch of research on this all swa cc stuff counts purchased points do not
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 11:55:43 AM
Applied and got rejected for the SW 25K offer. Didn't realize there was an annual fee at the time of applying. I'm not going to bother with recon if there's not any way around the fee. (I'm aware that 25K miles>$69, but I don't travel enough to justify the spending of $69 for the maybe chance I'll fly SW before my miles expire.)

Any way to get the points and avoid the fee?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 11:59:07 AM
Applied and got rejected for the SW 25K offer. Didn't realize there was an annual fee at the time of applying. I'm not going to bother with recon if there's not any way around the fee. (I'm aware that 25K miles>$69, but I don't travel enough to justify the spending of $69 for the maybe chance I'll fly SW before my miles expire.)

Any way to get the points and avoid the fee?

If you cancel within 60 days you might be able to get the fee back. You can redeem the 25k for giftcards worth much more than $69.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 12:05:36 PM
If you cancel within 60 days you might be able to get the fee back.
Do the miles hit your account before 60 days? And have they been known to take them back when you cancel?

You can redeem the 25k for giftcards worth much more than $69.
SW GCs that I would need to resell? Or actual useful store GCs.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 12:12:56 PM
Do the miles hit your account before 60 days? And have they been known to take them back when you cancel?
 SW GCs that I would need to resell? Or actual useful store GCs.

Yes (hit quickly, just spend $1 ASAP), No (they don't clawback signup bonuses once they post), I'm sure you'll find some GCs you can use.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 12:14:56 PM
Where do you get the 60 days number from? I was under the impression that Chase was 30.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 12:24:02 PM
Where do you get the 60 days number from? I was under the impression that Chase was 30.

Amex is 60, Chase might be 30 but it's definitely doable if you get the card and post a purchase right away.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 12:54:47 PM
I'm convinced. Thanks so much for all that valuable info!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 04:06:34 PM
Amex is 60, Chase might be 30 but it's definitely doable if you get the card and post a purchase right away.

I sent an SM inquiring if there is any grace period. Here's their response:

Payment of the annual fee ensures that you continue to
receive the rewards benefits associated with this account.

The fee is refundable if you cancel the rewards program
within 30 days of the statement date on which the fee was
billed. If you cancel the rewards program, you will
forfeit any unredeemed points or miles. You may cancel
the rewards benefits without closing your credit card
account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
I sent an SM inquiring if there is any grace period. Here's their response:

Payment of the annual fee ensures that you continue to
receive the rewards benefits associated with this account.

The fee is refundable if you cancel the rewards program
within 30 days of the statement date on which the fee was
billed. If you cancel the rewards program, you will
forfeit any unredeemed points or miles. You may cancel
the rewards benefits without closing your credit card
account.


Correct about the 30 days, the only points you'll forfeit are points that didn't post to your SW account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on December 28, 2011, 04:22:03 PM
Correct about the 30 days, the only points you'll forfeit are points that didn't post to your SW account.
Yep, I was actually asking them about a CO card which I've already used the miles on. So impossible for them to take them back anyway.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 04:25:02 PM
Yep, I was actually asking them about a CO card which I've already used the miles on. So impossible for them to take them back anyway.

They could theoretically put your CO balance into negative, but I wouldn't worry about it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mattaudio on December 29, 2011, 01:39:06 PM
So, let's say I'll be getting 100,000 RR pts from two cards right after 1/1. I know it's a little bit of a risk that it will still work but it was my only choice. Now I just need to get another 10,000 CPQ pts for a CP. But I won't have many BIS miles and I can't easily rack up 10k on the RR CC since I'm meeting spend on my SPG Amex.

What are the best transfer opportunities to get up to 110,000 CPQ pts? Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2011, 02:55:44 PM
Chase UR to Hyatt to WN but you'll take a hit.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 29, 2011, 03:05:53 PM
Chase UR to Hyatt to WN but you'll take a hit.

Isn't WN going to be a UR partner in 2Q12? (if mattaudio is willing to wait that long).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on December 29, 2011, 03:07:21 PM
Isn't WN going to be a UR partner in 2Q12? (if mattaudio is willing to wait that long).
transferred points dont count for cp
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 29, 2011, 03:22:34 PM
transferred points dont count for cp

How would Hyatt be any different than UR?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on December 29, 2011, 03:23:44 PM
How would Hyatt be any different than UR?
cause it is not sure why
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2011, 04:41:47 PM
cause it is
+1.
My only guess is that if UR counted for CP then nobody would use the SWA CC, just like nobody uses the CO/UA ccs as the UR cards have them beat.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on January 04, 2012, 05:45:50 PM
u can use walmart gc's to buy visa gc's

myb821, are you certain?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jimmy1 on January 04, 2012, 06:53:57 PM
can i apply for the chase SW business card and get the 50k bonus points after already getting the chase SW personal card with 50k bonus points?

 my total chase credit card is 2 with chase SW personal card being the newest , opened about month and half ago. I have the chase freedom since 2008.

i also have 2 chase checking accounts.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on January 04, 2012, 08:17:54 PM
pretty sure the 50k is dead
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jimmy1 on January 04, 2012, 08:38:23 PM
pretty sure the 50k is dead
not dead, both are alive and well,
http://www.mychasecreditcards.com/southwest/FreeTickets


but don't know if you can get the 50k bonus points from SW biz if you already got 50k bonus points  from the personal card
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 04, 2012, 08:58:28 PM
I applied for the 25K, just sent an SM requesting a match to 50 based on the public link provided above. Will let you know what happens.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 04, 2012, 09:28:45 PM
but don't know if you can get the 50k bonus points from SW biz if you already got 50k bonus points  from the personal card

...if you're approved for the card you're pretty much guaranteed to get it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jimmy1 on January 04, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
I applied for the 25K, just sent an SM requesting a match to 50 based on the public link provided above. Will let you know what happens.
you are welcome
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 05, 2012, 10:36:09 AM
Success!
Dear Shmelly,

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the Southwest
Airlines credit card account. I appreciate this
opportunity to provide you with additional information.

After further review of the account, I have found that the
credit card was mailed to the address on file as of
December 31, 2011. You should receive the card within
7-10 business days. If you do not receive the credit card
within this time, please contact us for further
assistance.

In addition, I find the enrollment offer for this account
is 25,000 Rapid Reward Points. Thank you for letting us
know you would like to take advantage of a different
offer. I have added 25,000 Rapid Reward Points to match
the offer that you received for 50,000 Rapid Reward
Points. The points will be sent to Southwest Airlines at
the close of your next billing statement. Southwest
Airlines request that you allow up to 30 days after the
statement closing date for the Rapid Reward points to post
to your Rapid Rewards account.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Kasey Roberts
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

Thanks jimmy1!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mattaudio on January 05, 2012, 11:50:35 AM
So, let's say I'll be getting 100,000 RR pts from two cards right after 1/1. I know it's a little bit of a risk that it will still work but it was my only choice. Now I just need to get another 10,000 CPQ pts for a CP. But I won't have many BIS miles and I can't easily rack up 10k on the RR CC since I'm meeting spend on my SPG Amex.

What are the best transfer opportunities to get up to 110,000 CPQ pts? Thanks!

Looks like I'll be able to get about 3,000 CPQ pts for a work trip...
Would I get any extra CPQ pts for purchasing the flight on my SWRR visa?
Would I get more CPQ pts if I was on a higher than Wanna Get Away fare?

I have $200 in SW gift cards from Amex Plat. I'm guessing I could use those for a flight and get the CPQ pts, getting me another 1 to 2k.

Then let's say I'm 5k short. It looks like I can go from UR to Hyatt at 1:1 then a little under 2:1 from Hyatt into RR. So with 10k UR pts I could get up to 110k RR and get my CP. A little bit of a hit, but worth it assuming I can get 22 months of CP. I'll report back on how this works out!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jimmy1 on January 05, 2012, 02:37:43 PM
Success!
Dear Shmelly,

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the Southwest
Airlines credit card account. I appreciate this
opportunity to provide you with additional information.

After further review of the account, I have found that the
credit card was mailed to the address on file as of
December 31, 2011. You should receive the card within
7-10 business days. If you do not receive the credit card
within this time, please contact us for further
assistance.

In addition, I find the enrollment offer for this account
is 25,000 Rapid Reward Points. Thank you for letting us
know you would like to take advantage of a different
offer. I have added 25,000 Rapid Reward Points to match
the offer that you received for 50,000 Rapid Reward
Points. The points will be sent to Southwest Airlines at
the close of your next billing statement. Southwest
Airlines request that you allow up to 30 days after the
statement closing date for the Rapid Reward points to post
to your Rapid Rewards account.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Kasey Roberts
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

Thanks jimmy1!

i am glad i was able to get you 25k additional points with my link.
now  do you mind telling me, if you are going to keep the chase SW card or cancel after a month or a year later ?
i already got the SW personal  and kpeping it only for one full year, i i wanted to apply for SW biz and do the same but then i fear chase may BLACKLISTME for card sign ups and cancelations.

share your thoughts and ideas
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on January 05, 2012, 02:44:55 PM
Then let's say I'm 5k short. It looks like I can go from UR to Hyatt at 1:1 then a little under 2:1 from Hyatt into RR. So with 10k UR pts I could get up to 110k RR and get my CP. A little bit of a hit, but worth it assuming I can get 22 months of CP. I'll report back on how this works out!

I'd be surprised if it works.  Others have mentioned here that points transferred do not count towards the CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2012, 02:53:13 PM
I'd be surprised if it works.  Others have mentioned here that points transferred do not count towards the CP.
Simply untrue.
Hotel points and SWA card points do qualify.
UR points are specifically excluded.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on January 05, 2012, 02:57:46 PM
Simply untrue.
Hotel points and SWA card points do qualify.
UR points are specifically excluded.

You got me.  I read "So with 10k UR pts I could get up to 110k RR and get my CP" without reading the surrounding text :)  Shame on me.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mattaudio on January 05, 2012, 02:58:10 PM
Simply untrue.
Hotel points and SWA card points do qualify.
UR points are specifically excluded.

Now if there was only a hotel program that was 1:1 to SW RR, so we could go UR > Hotel > SW RR at 1:1:1. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 05, 2012, 04:28:21 PM
i am glad i was able to get you 25k additional points with my link.
now  do you mind telling me, if you are going to keep the chase SW card or cancel after a month or a year later ?
The annual fee hit on 1/1, so I have til 1/31 to cancel and get the fee back. Its going to depend on how long it takes for the bonus to hit my account. I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jimmy1 on January 05, 2012, 08:12:35 PM
The annual fee hit on 1/1, so I have til 1/31 to cancel and get the fee back. Its going to depend on how long it takes for the bonus to hit my account. I'll keep you posted.
you get no fees back, you can cancel the card to avoid annual fee within first 30 days of $69 feel bill date.

but the concern here is, canceling 2  SW, personal and SW biz , AFTER A MONTH or a year later risks putting yourself in line for  BLACKLIST by chase.

do you have one RR number for both SW cards or different RR number?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on January 15, 2012, 08:03:55 PM
Can Someone please confirm that if I close my account they wont take back my points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 08:10:42 PM
Can Someone please confirm that if I close my account they wont take back my points?

Confirmed.

(I've never heard if it happening with Chase co-branded card signup bonuses).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on January 15, 2012, 08:48:01 PM
thanks.your word is like gold.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on January 15, 2012, 09:01:58 PM
thanks.your word is like gold.

I'm flattered  :-[

But seriously, I'm not taking responsibility, I'm just speaking based on the opinions people shared here, and my own experiences.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on January 15, 2012, 09:50:34 PM
but the concern here is, canceling 2  SW, personal and SW biz , AFTER A MONTH or a year later risks putting yourself in line for  BLACKLIST by chase.

Do you mind to clarify what it is specifically that creates the risk of being blacklisted?

I opened a SW plus then closed it a month later to open a SW Premium, and want to close that now another month and a half later to push through a freedom (app was denied) that i plan to keep long term.
(Was also approved for a CO OP.  Applied for a OPP but only got 1K CL approved.  I SMed to ask what the sign up bonus would be for the OP but havent heard back yet.  if Ill get the same bonus as the OPP, ill use the CL from the SW for the Freedom.  if not, Ill use the CL from the SW to increase the CL on the OP to 5k to get it to OPP fpr the bonus miles)

Risky?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on January 16, 2012, 05:40:58 AM
Can Someone please confirm that if I close my account they wont take back my points?

They won't take back your points once they post to your RR account. Keep in mind that you can't get the gift cards once you close your CC.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 19, 2012, 10:30:54 AM
Yes (the points hit quickly, just spend $1 ASAP)
Anyone know how long it takes for the points to hit? My annual fee was assessed on 1/1, I received the card and made my 1st purchase on 1/7 (posted on 1/10), but no points yet.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on January 19, 2012, 10:35:16 AM
You can SM chase to find out The date when yor first Billing cycle will close.  It happens at midnight on that day.  The miles should be in your account within hours, by the morning.
I did two SW cards and both times it went like clockwork. It is a few weeks wait though from when the account is opened till first billing cycle closes. But כנ״ל, you can get the exact date by SM.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 19, 2012, 10:37:02 AM
You can SM chase to find out when yor first cycle closes. It happens at midnight. The miles should be in your account within hours.
I did two SW cards and both time it went like clockwork. It is a few weeks wait till it closes though.
Cycle closed yesterday the 18th. Guess I'll check back in a few hours.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on January 19, 2012, 10:40:29 AM
Cycle closed yesterday the 18th. Guess I'll check back in a few hours.

Hopefully the awards are not issued by the same people that are responding to rewards inquiries by SM
;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: droren on January 19, 2012, 01:17:25 PM
any chance that someone with 2 Chase CC could apply for this promotion? I got my second card only few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on January 20, 2012, 11:09:42 AM
The 50K hit this morning. Now I need to spend em and get out before 2/1. Any suggestions on the best way to maximize the points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on January 20, 2012, 11:37:20 AM
The 50K hit this morning. Now I need to spend em and get out before 2/1. Any suggestions on the best way to maximize the points?
u dont need to spend them the points r in southwest so they will stay there even after u cancel
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on January 20, 2012, 11:38:32 AM
u dont need to spend them the points r in southwest so they will stay there even after u cancel

But won't be redeemable for GCs after you cancel.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: am32 on January 20, 2012, 01:15:40 PM
I got an email promo saying if you pay 2 utility bills with this card by April 30 (I think) you can get 1,000 bonus points.  2nd time I got an easy offer from Southwest for free points! :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chaimmayer on January 24, 2012, 12:34:25 PM
Success!
Dear Shmelly,

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the Southwest
Airlines credit card account. I appreciate this
opportunity to provide you with additional information.

After further review of the account, I have found that the
credit card was mailed to the address on file as of
December 31, 2011. You should receive the card within
7-10 business days. If you do not receive the credit card
within this time, please contact us for further
assistance.

In addition, I find the enrollment offer for this account
is 25,000 Rapid Reward Points. Thank you for letting us
know you would like to take advantage of a different
offer. I have added 25,000 Rapid Reward Points to match
the offer that you received for 50,000 Rapid Reward
Points. The points will be sent to Southwest Airlines at
the close of your next billing statement. Southwest
Airlines request that you allow up to 30 days after the
statement closing date for the Rapid Reward points to post
to your Rapid Rewards account.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Kasey Roberts
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

Thanks jimmy1!
I also signed up for 25k and when I called them on the phone to ask for 50k they told me it would take them a week to get back to me.  Then I sent an sm and they responded that they would look into it and respond in a week.  Then a few hours later they agreed to match the public offer and give me the 50k. 
I asked the representative on the phone if we could set up my billing cycle to get the points as soon as possible and he claimed that if he set it up for next week I should see the points then.  We''ll see.  I hope :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on February 07, 2012, 04:05:45 PM
Anyone know when the 50k offer is up by?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on February 21, 2012, 11:43:04 PM
Whats better to apply for in a 3bbm this or Continental One Pass ?
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on February 21, 2012, 11:45:45 PM
Whats better to apply for in a 3bbm this or Continental One Pass ?
Whatever you value more, Co miles or sw miles. I imagine most people would say co
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on February 28, 2012, 05:11:48 PM
does matching to 50k work?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
does matching to 50k work?
Yes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on March 01, 2012, 12:49:17 AM
I applied for my father and called reconsideration and was able to get approved after moving credit over to this card, with a $1000 credit line. Doesnt this require a minimum $5000 line being that its a visa signiture ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on March 01, 2012, 12:56:45 AM
I applied for my father and called reconsideration and was able to get approved after moving credit over to this card, with a $1000 credit line. Doesnt this require a minimum $5000 line being that its a visa signiture ?

You probably got the vanilla (read: non-signature) card. Don't fret, you'll get your 50k (or whatever the signup bonus was).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on March 01, 2012, 12:58:30 AM
You probably got the vanilla (read: non-signature) card. Don't fret, you'll get your 50k (or whatever the signup bonus was).
Should I have opted to move $5000 over to get the signature or its the same exact?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on March 01, 2012, 01:09:51 AM
Should I have opted to move $5000 over to get the signature or its the same exact?

If you have other Visa Signature cards, I don't think so.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on March 01, 2012, 01:41:44 AM
these are the differences:
http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/benefits/index.html?it=c|/personal/|Card%20Benefits%20Chart (http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/benefits/index.html?it=c|/personal/|Card%20Benefits%20Chart)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on March 01, 2012, 01:50:47 AM
these are the differences:
http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/benefits/index.html?it=c|/personal/|Card%20Benefits%20Chart (http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/benefits/index.html?it=c|/personal/|Card%20Benefits%20Chart)

Indeed there are, I didn't realize it was so extensive. But I'll stick with what I said, you should probably keep your spending on your other Chase Visa Signiture cards, e.g. Sapphire Preferred (if you have one).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on March 12, 2012, 10:26:48 AM
Can you apply for both business and personal at the same time or it will result in 2 pulls?

Also if you apply separately do you use the same FF - Rapid rewards number?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2012, 03:11:35 PM
Can you apply for both business and personal at the same time or it will result in 2 pulls?

You've asked this question and been answered multiple times, the answer is still YMMV.

Also if you apply separately do you use the same FF - Rapid rewards number?

Why use a different FFN if applying for different cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Wheelerdealer on March 29, 2012, 03:53:19 PM
Something very interesting I noticed, I applied for the Southwest card and got approved, I payed the yearly fee right away (69.00) and then I moved my credit line keeping only 100.00 on the southwest card and they credited me $44.00 saying that its illegal to charge me so much when my credit line is so little! Did anyone else ever have this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on March 30, 2012, 05:17:48 PM
Anyone have any idea if you can get both the plus card ( regular) and the premier ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: JEWDA on April 30, 2012, 12:55:35 PM
Southwest 50K Link (http://www.mychasecreditcards.com/southwest/2ffrrreportal?image&RMID=L_120417_CNS_B&RRID=c2VuZHJpenppQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ..&src=MAILCNSTUES000000120417B)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 18, 2012, 10:10:01 AM
Just so everyone knows the 50K match is alive an well :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on May 18, 2012, 02:28:53 PM
Just so everyone knows the 50K match is alive an well :)

Good to know but a link might help to be sure everyone knows.  :-\ 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2012, 02:38:00 PM
You don't need a link to do an sm match.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on May 18, 2012, 03:19:48 PM
Has anyone here gotten Chase to waive the $69 fee on the Southwest Plus card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 18, 2012, 03:38:58 PM
You don't need a link to do an sm match.
+1Yup that's what I did.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on May 18, 2012, 05:32:37 PM
You don't need a link to do an sm match.

I was under the impression that they will bump you up to a better offer if that better offer is currently available, but will they bump you up to a better offer that is no longer publicly available? (At least I can't find anymore live links to the 50,000 point offer.)(If I could I wouldn't need a bump and this whole subject would be moot anyway.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 18, 2012, 06:01:03 PM
I was under the impression that they will bump you up to a better offer if that better offer is currently available, but will they bump you up to a better offer that is no longer publicly available? (At least I can't find anymore live links to the 50,000 point offer.)(If I could I wouldn't need a bump and this whole subject would be moot anyway.)
There's no need to find a live link because I just asked for a match yesterday and was approved today it's very simple.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: michael on May 18, 2012, 06:24:06 PM
I closed my last card in January. Can I apply for the same one and hope for another 50k bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Hiding on May 19, 2012, 05:29:46 PM
Make a new FF account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 10:03:14 PM
I was under the impression that they will bump you up to a better offer if that better offer is currently available, but will they bump you up to a better offer that is no longer publicly available? (At least I can't find anymore live links to the 50,000 point offer.)(If I could I wouldn't need a bump and this whole subject would be moot anyway.)
SWA, Ink Bold, UA Club, UA Explorer matches are all still live and none have public links.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on May 20, 2012, 01:49:59 AM
Just so everyone knows the 50K match is alive an well :)
it probably helps that the offer is public on their website
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on May 20, 2012, 02:41:34 AM
SWA, Ink Bold, UA Club, UA Explorer matches are all still live and none have public links.
Is the inkbold 5k spend /50k bonus still alive?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on May 20, 2012, 02:48:42 AM
it probably helps that the offer is public on their website

Yes, it probably would help if it were on their website. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be at the moment. Guess I'll try another moment.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2012, 06:58:42 AM
Is the inkbold 5k spend /50k bonus still alive?
The match is for 60k for 5k spend.

Yes, it probably would help if it were on their website. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be at the moment. Guess I'll try another moment.
Why wait when the match works perfectly right now?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: elik on May 20, 2012, 10:08:37 AM
I recall a little while bacl Dan did a good piece about how best to get the extra 10000 miles to qualify for the companion pass - can anyone point me to it??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on May 20, 2012, 08:47:34 PM
Looks like all links to the 50k offers are now dead of this weekend. Does that mean no more signing up for the 25k version and sending SM to match to 50k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2012, 08:56:04 PM
Looks like all links to the 50k offers are now dead of this weekend. Does that mean no more signing up for the 25k version and sending SM to match to 50k?
No, there's not necessarily a correlation (e.g. Ink Bold 60K still going strong)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ez1985 on May 20, 2012, 11:09:49 PM
Looks like all links to the 50k offers are now dead of this weekend. Does that mean no more signing up for the 25k version and sending SM to match to 50k?
I called after I signed up and gave a link for the 50k offer ( which is now dead). They said they would send in a request to marketing. I called backa few days later and they said it was successful. I looked now after my points posted and there is only 25k. I called them to check on it and the rep said she only sees a request in the notes but no response. She said she will send in the request again but she doesn't know of any 50 k links. Am I screwed?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2012, 11:10:58 PM
I called after I signed up and gave a link for the 50k offer ( which is now dead). They said they would send in a request to marketing. I called backa few days later and they said it was successful. I looked now after my points posted and there is only 25k. I called them to check on it and the rep said she only sees a request in the notes but no response. She said she will send in the request again but she doesn't know of any 50 k links. Am I screwed?
That's why it's called an SM match.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ZCN on May 20, 2012, 11:30:44 PM
You don't need a link to do an sm match.


Any idea how long the match via SM will last until? are we talking several weeks, months?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 09:45:08 AM
Hi all ...

I signed up for the 25,000 point Southwest/Chase card this weekend and began reading this post ...

Can someone please explain to me what an "SM" is and do you simply send an email to someone within Chase linking a website that still shows the deal (but doesn't necessarily go to a page to fill out) and ask if they will match?  Anyone in particular that you need to send this note to?

thanks
TIM
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 21, 2012, 01:26:56 PM
Hi all ...

I signed up for the 25,000 point Southwest/Chase card this weekend and began reading this post ...

Can someone please explain to me what an "SM" is and do you simply send an email to someone within Chase linking a website that still shows the deal (but doesn't necessarily go to a page to fill out) and ask if they will match?  Anyone in particular that you need to send this note to?

thanks
TIM
Hi Tim and welcome to ddf!!! A SM stands for secure message. When you log into your chase acount online you will see in the uper right corner the "secure message center" click on that. Next select create new meesage and choose "Rewards Inquiry" and select "Go". Simple select you SW cc card number, other rewards inquiry and write up a message that looks something like this

"To whom it may concern,

    I just found an offer that states after your first purchase with your Southwest credit card you will receive 50k Southwest miles. This is an increase of 25k compared to my current promotion. I would like you to honor the 50k Southwest airline points promotion.

    Thank you,

                   Tim"

Hope this helps and good luck!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 01:41:49 PM
Hi Tim and welcome to ddf!!! A SM stands for secure message. When you log into your chase acount online you will see in the uper right corner the "secure message center" click on that. Next select create new meesage and choose "Rewards Inquiry" and select "Go". Simple select you SW cc card number, other rewards inquiry and write up a message that looks something like this

"To whom it may concern,

    I just found an offer that states after your first purchase with your Southwest credit card you will receive 50k Southwest miles. This is an increase of 25k compared to my current promotion. I would like you to honor the 50k Southwest airline points promotion.

    Thank you,

                   Tim"

Hope this helps and good luck!

Thank you JJ1000 ... looks like I'll just need to wait for the card to arrive in the mail so that I can log onto the Chase website ... or would it be better to call in and ask about honoring the 50k promo ...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on May 21, 2012, 01:55:36 PM
Hi Tim and welcome to ddf!!! A SM stands for secure message. When you log into your chase acount online you will see in the uper right corner the "secure message center" click on that. Next select create new meesage and choose "Rewards Inquiry" and select "Go". Simple select you SW cc card number, other rewards inquiry and write up a message that looks something like this

"To whom it may concern,

    I just found an offer that states after your first purchase with your Southwest credit card you will receive 50k Southwest miles. This is an increase of 25k compared to my current promotion. I would like you to honor the 50k Southwest airline points promotion.

    Thank you,

                   Tim"

Hope this helps and good luck!

Do they ever ask for some sort of evidence to this better offer or do they just take your word for it? There aren't any old links working that will show them the original offer that I can find. But if they're just taking your word for it, I think I'll say I've seen an offer for 100,000 points. (Actually I won't, but just sayin'...)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 21, 2012, 02:01:56 PM
Do they ever ask for some sort of evidence to this better offer or do they just take your word for it? There aren't any old links working that will show them the original offer that I can find. But if they're just taking your word for it, I think I'll say I've seen an offer for 100,000 points. (Actually I won't, but just sayin'...)
They know what they can match and what they can't match. Some offers that are not common (a targeted or short lived offer) may require proof of the offer to better your odds of a match while still not guaranteeing it. In this case the offer was already matched by thousands of people so the proof is not required. As far as everyone wondering how long this match will stay alive for. How could anyone possibly know? We are not chase bank rewards department reps. You can try a match,  I think it will work since I was matched over the weekend but as always YMMV.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 02:05:19 PM
Should I wait for my card to arrive and ask through the SM on the website or should I go ahead and call today and attempt to get the match ...

TIM
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 21, 2012, 02:08:45 PM
Should I wait for my card to arrive and ask through the SM on the website or should I go ahead and call today and attempt to get the match ...

TIM
I would do it as soon as your card is view-able on chase.com. If the card is in the mail then you should be able to see it. Plus they usually can not help you over the phone without providing them the full card number which you won't have until your card arrives.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 02:15:50 PM
I would do it as soon as your card is view-able on chase.com. If the card is in the mail then you should be able to see it. Plus they usually can not help you over the phone without providing them the full card number which you won't have until your card arrives.

Maybe I'm missing something but I was thinking that I needed my Card Account Number in order to create an account and view info on Chase.com ...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on May 21, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
Maybe I'm missing something but I was thinking that I needed my Card Account Number in order to create an account and view info on Chase.com ...
if it is ur first chase cc and u dont have a chase bank account then yes u need to wait till u get the card
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 02:20:01 PM
if it is ur first chase cc and u dont have a chase bank account then yes u need to wait till u get the card

Thanks ... Wish me luck when the card arrives ...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on May 21, 2012, 02:20:42 PM
Thanks ... Wish me luck when the card arrives ...
dont worry abt it. it prob wont be an issue. so this is ur first ever chase product correct?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Tim_in_NC on May 21, 2012, 02:28:12 PM
dont worry abt it. it prob wont be an issue. so this is ur first ever chase product correct?

Correct ... thought it was about time I started taking advantage of some of the rewards cards ...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on May 21, 2012, 02:28:50 PM
Correct ... thought it was about time I started taking advantage of some of the rewards cards ...
lol have fun its a fun game
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on May 21, 2012, 03:08:43 PM
Correct ... thought it was about time I started taking advantage of some of the rewards cards ...
lol have fun its a fun game

+1, very fun game and rewarding.  If not for DDF I would have never known about any of this.  I'm about $2k in spending away from my companion pass (and will have over 110k SWA miles) and looking forward to the award tickets that my gf and I will have in 2012 and 2013 with SWA.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on May 21, 2012, 03:45:39 PM
+1, very fun game and rewarding.  If not for DDF I would have never known about any of this.  I'm about $2k in spending away from my companion pass (and will have over 110k SWA miles) and looking forward to the award tickets that my gf and I will have in 2012 and 2013 with SWA.
companion pass is valid for the year you got it in (ie 2012) or one year from when you get it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on May 21, 2012, 04:01:47 PM
companion pass is valid for the year you got it in (ie 2012) or one year from when you get it?

From the Companion Pass Rules and Regulations:

Quote from: http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/faqs.html?topic=rapid_rewards_program_terms_and_conditions
Companion Pass qualification will be based on a calendar year.  A Companion Pass Member will maintain his/her Companion Pass for the remainder of the calendar year in which status is earned, and the entire calendar year immediately following.  To continue their Companion Pass privileges, Members must re-qualify each year.  (For example, a Member who earns a Companion Pass on July 15, 2011 will maintain the Companion Pass for the remainder of 2011 and all of 2012.  Beginning January 1, 2012, the Member must complete 100 qualifying one-way flights or accrue 110,000 Qualifying Points by December 31, 2012, and upon doing so, the Companion Pass will be extended to December 31, 2013.) 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Pusarj43 on May 22, 2012, 11:42:49 PM
I have just begun to look into this today so I may be a little behind.

Basically I can sign up for a chase southwest cred card today and get the current promotion offering 25,000 points. Then I can contact them and appeal for them to match a previous offer allocating me another 25,000 points for a total of 50,000?  Am I comprehending this correctly?

Also, I will have to pay what looks to be $65 to start this up.  If I were to decide that I don't want to keep this card when my next annual fee of $65 is due a year from now can I cancel with no problem or penalties?

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 22, 2012, 11:59:53 PM
I have just begun to look into this today so I may be a little behind.

Basically I can sign up for a chase southwest cred card today and get the current promotion offering 25,000 points. Then I can contact them and appeal for them to match a previous offer allocating me another 25,000 points for a total of 50,000?  Am I comprehending this correctly?

Also, I will have to pay what looks to be $65 to start this up.  If I were to decide that I don't want to keep this card when my next annual fee of $65 is due a year from now can I cancel with no problem or penalties?

Thanks everyone!
Yup! You basically got it. Just the $65 fee is not due at the beginning but rather the end of your first year. You can cancel the card or ask for a retention bonus before you pay that fee. You should definitely look into the 3 browser method before opening just one chase card. Welcome to ddf and Good luck!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Pusarj43 on May 23, 2012, 12:07:43 AM
Great!  I'm not sure what you mean by the "three browser method". I currently have a chase freedom card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 12:12:34 AM
Great!  I'm not sure what you mean by the "three browser method". I currently have a chase freedom card.
Oh Boy you have a whole world to learn and trust me its worth it! start here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.0
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on May 23, 2012, 02:18:48 AM
Yup! You basically got it. Just the $65 fee is not due at the beginning but rather the end of your first year.

Unless they changed it recently, the southwest card does not have the first year free so you would have to pay the $69 on either the first or second billing statement.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2012, 02:24:33 AM
Is ti worth to keep this card and pay the $69 or cancel?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on May 23, 2012, 02:27:22 AM
Is ti worth to keep this card and pay the $69 or cancel?

Keep it for what? I think it has some anniversary miles (depending on the offer you signed up thorough), but I don't know if they justify the annual fee. Having the CC also allows you to redeem SW points for GCs.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2012, 03:04:22 AM
Keep it for what? I think it has some anniversary miles (depending on the offer you signed up thorough), but I don't know if they justify the annual fee. Having the CC also allows you to redeem SW points for GCs.
Not worth the gc's though IME as its 1 cpm.The flights are worth more.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on May 23, 2012, 03:06:51 AM
Not worth the gc's though IME as its 1 cpm.The flights are worth more.

They sometimes offer a 20% discount on the GCs, effectively 1.25cpp
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on May 23, 2012, 09:15:12 AM
Just the $65 fee is not due at the beginning but rather the end of your first year.

-1

Unless they changed it recently, the southwest card does not have the first year free so you would have to pay the $69 on either the first or second billing statement.

+1.  For my personal and biz cards (opened in November and April), the $69 fee was charged at the end of my first billing cycle.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 10:10:21 AM
-1

+1.  For my personal and biz cards (opened in November and April), the $69 fee was charged at the end of my first billing cycle.
ya I made a mistake, sorry.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2012, 01:04:15 PM
They sometimes offer a 20% discount on the GCs, effectively 1.25cpp
when was this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2012, 02:12:48 PM
when was this?

Few months ago.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Pusarj43 on May 24, 2012, 12:33:42 AM
Does anyone know if they will move the current promo of 25,000 points back to the previous one of 50,000 points anytime soon?  Should I wait for it of just sign up now?

Thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 12:55:24 AM
Does anyone know if they will move the current promo of 25,000 points back to the previous one of 50,000 points anytime soon?  Should I wait for it of just sign up now?

Thanks

It's anyone's guess. Though, if you do end up applying now, it doesnt hurt to try and match the 50K offer (though I've read that some are being denied).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Pusarj43 on May 24, 2012, 01:03:32 AM
Does it really matter which card you go with between the "plus card" or the "premier card"?  I know you get more annually with the premier and the annual fee is higher but does it affect anything in any other way or no? Does it possibly affect your ability to receive the 50,000 point match?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on May 24, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
It's anyone's guess. Though, if you do end up applying now, it doesnt hurt to try and match the 50K offer (though I've read that some are being denied).

So much for the 50,000 point offer being "alive and well" comment earlier. There may have been a brief lag of allowable bumping to the old 50,000 offer after it ended recently but it looks like they have or are shutting the bump down. Which only makes sense. Why would they bump you to an old offer that is no longer available to the public? Only hope now is to either wait and see if they bring back the 50,000 point offer or apply now and hope the offer comes back within the next 90 days and then get bumped for the extra 25,000. I think I'll wait 'em out.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 07:59:41 PM
If you didn't apply, then how do you know this:

So much for the 50,000 point offer being "alive and well" comment earlier.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moshiach1 on May 31, 2012, 06:09:46 PM
should i cancel to avoid annual fee? I dont want chase to blacklist me for cancelling cards many times after the 1st year to avoid annual fee
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on June 01, 2012, 05:22:15 PM
If my friend received a targeted mailer for the 50k offer from Southwest but he doesn't want it, can I use his code instead to apply for the 50k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 05:28:47 PM
Doubtful.
But has anyone been denied 50K via SM?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on June 01, 2012, 05:32:41 PM
Yeah people have been getting denied for the 50k via SM recently
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: tracyinca on June 06, 2012, 12:27:17 PM
I just got approved for the Southwest 50k match a couple days ago.

 
Dear xxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your Southwest
Airlines Credit Card enrollment bonus.

I have verified that your offer is to receive 25,000 Rapid
Rewards points within 6 to 8 weeks after your first
purchase. I am pleased to add the additional 25,000
points to match the offer for 50,000 points.

The points will be sent to Southwest Airlines at the close
of your next billing statement. Please allow up to 30 days
after the statement closing date for the points to post to
your Rapid Rewards account.

For questions regarding your Rapid Rewards account
607484894, please visit www.southwest.com or call Rapid
Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-445-5764.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Lisa Kinney
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.
 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2012, 12:43:55 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on June 06, 2012, 02:51:34 PM
I just got approved for the Southwest 50k match a couple days ago.

 
Dear xxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting Chase about your Southwest
Airlines Credit Card enrollment bonus.

I have verified that your offer is to receive 25,000 Rapid
Rewards points within 6 to 8 weeks after your first
purchase. I am pleased to add the additional 25,000
points to match the offer for 50,000 points.

The points will be sent to Southwest Airlines at the close
of your next billing statement. Please allow up to 30 days
after the statement closing date for the points to post to
your Rapid Rewards account.

For questions regarding your Rapid Rewards account
607484894, please visit www.southwest.com or call Rapid
Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-445-5764.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Lisa Kinney
Email Customer Service Representative

1-800-436-7927

Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A. and may be
serviced by its affiliates.

How did you justify your request to be matched to an old offer? I understand why they would match an offer that's currently available but I don't see why they would match one that's not available. Maybe it's because they are still sending out lots of 50,000 point offers via snail mail and email? I guess in that sense then, the deal isn't dead despite the fact that you can't access a public offer.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: JEWDA on June 06, 2012, 02:57:09 PM
How did you justify your request to be matched to an old offer? I understand why they would match an offer that's currently available but I don't see why they would match one that's not available. Maybe it's because they are still sending out lots of 50,000 point offers via snail mail and email? I guess in that sense then, the deal isn't dead despite the fact that you can't access a public offer.
And what about the UA Explorer 55K match + $50 Credit?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ez1985 on June 06, 2012, 03:22:03 PM
And what about the UA Explorer 55K match + $50 Credit?
That is a current offer.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: JEWDA on June 06, 2012, 03:30:21 PM
That is a current offer.
Link?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Hiding on June 08, 2012, 06:20:33 AM
Just got matched to 50K on SW today. I simply requested to be matched to the 50K mile offer that I see is being offered now.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chris22 on June 08, 2012, 02:19:57 PM
Just got matched to 50K on SW today. I simply requested to be matched to the 50K mile offer that I see is being offered now.

I'm assuming that was the personal card bonus you were matched to. I need the business 50,000 for a companion pass. Wonder if they'd do the same there? But I haven't heard of any live 50,000 point offers for the biz, either public or targeted.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YOSEF on June 09, 2012, 11:07:19 PM
Not worth the gc's though IME as its 1 cpm.The flights are worth more.
No offense,  but that's a pretty obvious statement. The flights are relatively set value per point, and the I can't imagine the airline will ever let one redeem for more than that value.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on June 09, 2012, 11:28:29 PM
No offense,  but that's a pretty obvious statement. The flights are relatively set value per point, and the I can't imagine the airline will ever let one redeem for more than that value.
SW had a promo last year for Amazon gc's that gave them a value of 1.25 cpm (I think)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 10, 2012, 11:09:11 PM
yup but i think it was 1.2cpm and when you cashed out for walmart cards you could get then buy $600 of prepaid visa gc's for 50k points and like $18 in fees
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on June 27, 2012, 11:32:41 AM
I had cancelled my Southwest Visa in order to make room for more Chase cards in recon... a few months back

I went to SW site to redeem my points on gift cards and their telling me it can only be used for flights since no longer have Chase card and points will expire in 2 years with no activity.

Anyone have similar situation. Any advice besides flying SW? Figured I would cash out with $500 in Amazon GC's.

Thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on June 27, 2012, 02:22:30 PM
I had cancelled my Southwest Visa in order to make room for more Chase cards in recon... a few months back

I went to SW site to redeem my points on gift cards and their telling me it can only be used for flights since no longer have Chase card and points will expire in 2 years with no activity.

Anyone have similar situation. Any advice besides flying SW? Figured I would cash out with $500 in Amazon GC's.

Thanks

Without CC, you can't get GCs AFAIK.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on June 27, 2012, 03:20:15 PM
Thanks. I guess I'll wait 6-12 months and hopefully churn card again to give me that access.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on July 01, 2012, 06:58:31 AM
Any recent 50k matches done, or any recent denials?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sruly101 on July 01, 2012, 08:26:21 AM
Link?
theexplorercard.com/60bonus

enter ur milage account!! by me it worked
and there should be even a better offer +$50 statment
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on July 01, 2012, 12:10:25 PM
Any recent 50k matches done, or any recent denials?
I was matched 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zale on July 01, 2012, 12:21:45 PM
I had cancelled my Southwest Visa in order to make room for more Chase cards in recon... a few months back

I went to SW site to redeem my points on gift cards and their telling me it can only be used for flights since no longer have Chase card and points will expire in 2 years with no activity.

Anyone have similar situation. Any advice besides flying SW? Figured I would cash out with $500 in Amazon GC's.

Thanks

Perhaps try one of two things:

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on July 01, 2012, 01:17:16 PM
I was matched 3 weeks ago.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on July 02, 2012, 01:22:46 PM
Without CC, you can't get GCs AFAIK.
Good to know since I have 150k points that I probably would never use on flights.
Is this the only airline that does this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on July 02, 2012, 04:15:16 PM
I already have a SW card but it doesn't say "signature" under the logo like in the pic on the application.

Can I assume it's a diff. card and apply for that one too?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2012, 04:37:53 PM
Good to know since I have 150k points that I probably would never use on flights.
Is this the only airline that does this?

AFAIK.

I already have a SW card but it doesn't say "signature" under the logo like in the pic on the application.

Can I assume it's a diff. card and apply for that one too?

It's not a diff card. Signature is just given to those Visa cards with a certain credit limit IIRC.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on July 02, 2012, 05:54:14 PM
It's not a diff card. Signature is just given to those Visa cards with a certain credit limit IIRC.

I know SW has a few cards (plus, premier, or something like that)...I just don't see how to tell what I have. I guess I can call...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2012, 06:03:16 PM
I know SW has a few cards (plus, premier, or something like that)...I just don't see how to tell what I have. I guess I can call...

IIRC you can tell by the amount of your annual fee.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on July 09, 2012, 04:15:52 PM
anyone had luck recently matching to 50k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jj1000 on July 09, 2012, 04:16:52 PM
anyone had luck recently matching to 50k?
Any recent 50k matches done, or any recent denials?
I was matched 3 weeks ago.
I simply sent a SM saying
"To whom it may concern,

I just found an offer that states after your first purchase with your Southwest credit card you will receive 50k Southwest miles. This is an increase of 25k compared to my current promotion. I would like you to honor the 50k Southwest airline points promotion.

Thank you,

JJ1000"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on July 12, 2012, 09:16:35 AM
If I have 2 different southwest accounts that both got the 50k bonus and I merge them will the miles still qualify for a companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2012, 11:06:16 AM
If I have 2 different southwest accounts that both got the 50k bonus and I merge them will the miles still qualify for a companion pass?
Let us know :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on July 12, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
Let us know :)
Or am i better off having chase change the rapid reward number to my existing one? so the extra 50k goes into same account. The only issue is they may take away the bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Spud on July 16, 2012, 10:47:17 PM
The 50k offers are back now. But now they require $1,000 in spending.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on July 17, 2012, 01:51:19 AM
Anyone have any idea if you can get both the plus card ( regular) and the premier ?

Bump (unless s/o answered already, in which case, feel free to point me there)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on July 17, 2012, 11:07:43 AM
The 50k offers are back now. But now they require $1,000 in spending.

Dan, if true, are you getting a link? Do we create new FF account like with United?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MavsMan on July 17, 2012, 01:20:48 PM
Bump (unless s/o answered already, in which case, feel free to point me there)

Saw the 50k Offers are back on southwest.com... so I have the same question.  I have only really heard of people doing 1 plus or premier and 1 business card... but does anyone know if applying for both plus and premier would work for 100k??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on August 01, 2012, 01:17:41 PM
Saw the 50k Offers are back on southwest.com... so I have the same question.  I have only really heard of people doing 1 plus or premier and 1 business card... but does anyone know if applying for both plus and premier would work for 100k??

I hate to keep bumping, but I'm surprised no one has tried. I want to AOR tonight, and the biz card would fit in well with the Ink charge card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on August 02, 2012, 01:42:52 PM
How can I tell if I have the Premier or the Plus card? I don't see it listed.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: askmoses on August 02, 2012, 03:03:20 PM
How can I tell if I have the Premier or the Plus card? I don't see it listed.
IIRC you can tell by the amount of your annual fee.
Just what I read... I don't know the difference myself in the annual fee costs :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on August 02, 2012, 04:47:10 PM
So I have the Plus.
Does the Premier have any additional benefits that I can say I want if they ask me why I need a second card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on August 02, 2012, 11:32:47 PM
I hate to keep bumping, but I'm surprised no one has tried. I want to AOR tonight, and the biz card would fit in well with the Ink charge card.
I applied for Plus and Premier, reconned them (said one was for business), got the 100k points and cancelled them to get my annual fees back, so it's definitely possible.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: askmoses on August 02, 2012, 11:44:14 PM
I applied for Plus and Premier, reconned them (said one was for business), got the 100k points and cancelled them to get my annual fees back, so it's definitely possible.
How soon can you cancel where you'll still get the annual fee back?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on August 03, 2012, 12:54:54 AM
How soon can you cancel where you'll still get the annual fee back?
60 days
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: askmoses on August 03, 2012, 12:58:07 AM
60 days
Think it's too soon to risk A/A
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on August 03, 2012, 01:23:43 AM
Think it's too soon to risk A/A
I kept it open so that they see I dont just close it when the fee hits and its not so bad since you get 3000 points after a year.
But I dont think it matters, up to you.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: askmoses on August 03, 2012, 02:20:46 AM
I kept it open so that they see I dont just close it when the fee hits and its not so bad since you get 3000 points after a year.
But I dont think it matters, up to you.
Wouldn't that be after the 2nd annual fee?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on August 03, 2012, 10:55:51 AM
Wouldn't that be after the 2nd annual fee?

Once it posts you can probably cancel (with 30 days) and get the annual fee back but keep the points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2012, 02:17:59 AM
Are they still matching to 50k without spending?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: philly on August 27, 2012, 11:58:59 PM
I got my 6000 points for my second year before my annual fee even posted.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on September 03, 2012, 11:49:09 AM
Having trouble creating new account with SW to churn this card. When I enter my info, it just spits out my old account number. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on September 03, 2012, 11:52:34 AM
Be creative.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: schwartz55 on September 03, 2012, 09:26:50 PM
it's not churnable if you just plain leave the RR# empty even though you have one ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on September 03, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
it's not churnable if you just plain leave the RR# empty even though you have one ?

They'll link it up to your old account and you might lose your bonus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chaimmayer on September 03, 2012, 09:50:05 PM
Be creative.
how much trouble will SW give you if the info you gave them to create your RR account is inaccurate?  Do they just let you change it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joey89 on September 03, 2012, 10:34:46 PM
i have the card for a year now. gonna close it with my next round of apps have not used the miles at all whats the best way to cash out the points. (GC with high resale value)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 03, 2012, 11:38:02 PM
i have the card for a year now. gonna close it with my next round of apps have not used the miles at all whats the best way to cash out the points. (GC with high resale value)
walmart gc- then use it on walmart.com to buy visa gc's and enjoy!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on September 04, 2012, 12:57:57 AM
walmart gc- then use it on walmart.com to buy visa gc's and enjoy!
Don't forget the VS gc fee though. I think it runs 5 or 6.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 04, 2012, 01:11:05 AM
Don't forget the VS gc fee though. I think it runs 5 or 6.
per $200 (97%-97.5%) which is a better rate than you would get selling the gc's
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: joey89 on September 04, 2012, 01:42:15 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmelly on September 04, 2012, 10:37:19 AM
I use it for Amazon GCs, which are as good as cash for me.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on September 07, 2012, 11:39:50 AM
I don't see 50K offer that was up last week. Anyone had success matching?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on September 07, 2012, 11:49:06 AM
It's 50k after 1k spend now
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kivabb on September 07, 2012, 11:54:37 AM
It's 50k after 1k spend now

Can you please send me SW biz link where you see 50K?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on September 07, 2012, 12:38:20 PM
My bad, looks like the links are dead now, sorry :(
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kangaroo on September 13, 2012, 09:22:13 PM
so i got my points, cancelling card now and moving credit line to hyatt.

when do the points expire? can i use the points for giftcards? is it sellable.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on September 13, 2012, 09:23:36 PM
so i got my points, cancelling card now and moving credit line to hyatt.

when do the points expire? can i use the points for giftcards? is it sellable.

I think you might be able to redeem for gift cards only if you have the card open.
I might be totally off- I can't remember.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kangaroo on September 13, 2012, 09:27:28 PM
your kidding, how do i find out? am i able to reopen the card if thats the case?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2012, 09:37:14 PM
I think you might be able to redeem for gift cards only if you have the card open.
I might be totally off- I can't remember.
You're correct.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: kangaroo on September 13, 2012, 11:00:04 PM
i cancelled earlier, and just ordered amazon gift cards, went through no problem. unless it will get cancelled?
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on September 13, 2012, 11:22:14 PM
i cancelled earlier, and just ordered amazon gift cards, went through no problem. unless it will get cancelled?

It might take some time for them to get notified you closed your card. I would guess it went through alright if it let you order.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2012, 11:23:36 PM
It might take some time for them to get notified you closed your card. I would guess it went through alright if it let you order.
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on September 15, 2012, 11:07:46 PM
I am going to close my SW credit card tomorrow (just got hit with annual fee and I don't wanna pay it)

Here is my strategy:
I won't lose my points in my SW account just by closing CC.
I will open a diff. SW CC sometime in near future and since it won't be a churn it will stack.

Correct?

p.s. Any reason not to cancel?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on September 15, 2012, 11:26:52 PM
I am going to close my SW credit card tomorrow (just got hit with annual fee and I don't wanna pay it)

Here is my strategy:
I won't lose my points in my SW account just by closing CC.
I will open a diff. SW CC sometime in near future and since it won't be a churn it will stack.

Correct?

p.s. Any reason not to cancel?

Makes sense, you can always merge the accounts. You might be forfeiting some annual points awarded upon renewal (depending on the original appp/offer), but that's not enough of a reason to keep it open imho.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on September 20, 2012, 11:23:44 PM
According to southwest the companion pass only starts jan 1st 2013 for a yr , if earned this year. Did they change the rules? because it used to last for this year too and next year
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on September 20, 2012, 11:27:54 PM
According to southwest the companion pass only starts jan 1st 2013 for a yr , if earned this year. Did they change the rules? because it used to last for this year too and next year

 ???

Link/source?

I see:

Quote
Companion Pass qualification will be based on a calendar year.  A Companion Pass Member will maintain his/her Companion Pass for the remainder of the calendar year in which status is earned, and the entire calendar year immediately following. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on September 21, 2012, 12:00:48 AM
Anyone know of an easy way to earn 10k SW (not via transferring UR, and not with CC app) that'll qualify for CP?

I'm 90% of the way, so if there's an easy way I might bite.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on September 21, 2012, 12:03:52 AM
I could come up with a few ways if I could be your companion :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on September 21, 2012, 12:11:09 AM
I could come up with a few ways if I could be your companion :P

Definitely not worth it :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: karen on October 02, 2012, 09:59:35 AM
Anyone know of an easy way to earn 10k SW (not via transferring UR, and not with CC app) that'll qualify for CP?

I'm 90% of the way, so if there's an easy way I might bite.
I like to know this too. I need 6700 SW points for the companion ticket. Transfer 17K Hyatt points will work, but it is a waste.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2012, 10:44:30 AM
Anyone know of an easy way to earn 10k SW (not via transferring UR, and not with CC app) that'll qualify for CP?

I'm 90% of the way, so if there's an easy way I might bite.
Keep an eye on FM's blog. He often discusses ways to do this.
Same w/ MMS.

Chk their historical posts as well for ideas.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moto on October 02, 2012, 07:47:06 PM
If I want to sell southwest points what are they worth per point?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 02, 2012, 11:11:27 PM
Just MR for that amount of miles. Gotta be worth it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moshiach1 on October 04, 2012, 11:08:31 AM
I'm assuming no double dip...

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding your Southwest
Airlines Rapid Rewards? credit card account and providing
us your invitation number.

Although I am unable to change the enrollment offer on
this account, I have added the 50,000 Rapid Reward Points.
These points will be reflected on one of the next two
billing statements. Southwest Airlines generally posts
the points within a few days, they do request you allow up
to 30 days after the billing statement has closed to post
the points to your Rapid Rewards account xxx.

As the enrolment offer is still on the account to receive
50,000 points after reaching the qualifying spend
threshold, I will monitor this account until January 1,
2013. Once the original 50,000 points have been issued I
will deduct those points as a duplicate issue.

For questions regarding your Rapid Rewards account, please
visit www.southwest.com or call Rapid Rewards Customer
Service at 1-800-445-5764.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: est on October 16, 2012, 02:40:01 PM
Just MR for that amount of miles. Gotta be worth it.
bout how much would that be if i cash out - is it more worth it to cash 56,000 for gc's or transfer to MR?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2012, 04:00:06 PM
bout how much would that be if i cash out - is it more worth it to cash 56,000 for gc's or transfer to MR?

You cannot transfer to MR.

I was referring to "mileage run" and to karen's post.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: karen on October 26, 2012, 04:40:55 PM
You cannot transfer to MR.

I was referring to "mileage run" and to karen's post.
I can not stand and don't have time for 'mileage run'.  Thanks for the idea though  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: leeboy on November 27, 2012, 11:22:09 AM
I opened 2 southwest under one account, closed the account and open a third under a new number. Can I combine the accounts to receive the companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ari2955 on November 27, 2012, 03:17:20 PM
i remember some1 once explaining how to get cash for southwest points, somehow thru Walmart gift-cards.
does anybody know how this is done?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on November 27, 2012, 04:15:52 PM
i remember some1 once explaining how to get cash for southwest points, somehow thru Walmart gift-cards.
does anybody know how this is done?
that was me, southwest allows you to redeem points for Gc's, on walmart.com you can buy visa gc's with walmart gc's (at roughly a 3% loss on $200 increments) you can then cash out gc's via Amazon Payments
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ADanFan on November 27, 2012, 04:49:38 PM
With a 3BM, can I apply for 2 Chase Airline cards?

Chase Southwest Visa and Chase Mileage Plus United?
(and, perhaps an Ink Bold, in addition)?


Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on November 27, 2012, 09:06:19 PM
yes but if you need recon you might need to explain why you need both but ive never had any problem
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CholentTheTraveler on November 27, 2012, 09:09:03 PM
yes but if you need recon you might need to explain why you need both but ive never had any problem
Man needs a lot of travel options for direct flights, explaining both shouldn't be too hard.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on November 27, 2012, 09:09:36 PM
can u have both WN cards at same time
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on November 28, 2012, 11:31:47 AM
can u have both WN cards at same time
Yes, I've just told recon one was personal and one business
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Drago on November 29, 2012, 01:12:07 PM
Has anyone yet tried having both versions of the personal or biz card, to see if they'll give the points twice?
How about churning the biz?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 29, 2012, 09:38:36 PM
Think I may have made a mistake.
Have done both SW cards last time they had the 50k signup promo for two different cards.  I just applied again and was approved, but didn't think (never churned before) to make a new SW RR account and add the number to the application.
My card arrived and it didnt say anything about the signup bonus.
Does this mean they recognised my old account and that Ive had the card in the past and I wont get the signup bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: deals on November 29, 2012, 09:41:39 PM
Think I may have made a mistake.
Have done both SW cards last time they had the 50k signup promo for two different cards.  I just applied again and was approved, but didn't think (never churned before) to make a new SW RR account and add the number to the application.
My card arrived and it didnt say anything about the signup bonus.
Does this mean they recognised my old account and that Ive had the card in the past and I wont get the signup bonus?


did u call to activate ? sometimes they will tell u whats your bonus promotion 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 29, 2012, 10:05:23 PM
I just called to activate and asked a guy about the bonus for my card, he told me its 50k miles for spending 2k in 103 days, but i want sure that he was checking that ill actually get it, as opposed to looking at what the bonus is for the card.

I just SMed asking to confirm the signup bonus.  Guess Ill find out shortly.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on November 30, 2012, 12:52:38 AM
you should not have a problem i don't have personal experience but i have heard multiple successful first hand stories of SW churning without a new RR#
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 30, 2012, 07:57:24 AM
Thanx.

I just got this reply to my SM:
"Dear YG,

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding this Southwest
Airlines Rapid Rewards® Credit Card account.

In reviewing your application details, you will receive a
50,000 Rapid Reward Bonus after spending $2,000.00 within
the first 3 months of opening your account............"

 :D

Now time to work on BB and VR / MVD.
Worst case scenario I can pay my rent with my CC but it will cost me $50 to spend 2K innstead of 16 with VR (although, considering how hard they seem to be to come by, it might not be worth the drei - mach zich meshugeh for $34)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 30, 2012, 10:23:34 AM
Why does MVD cost $50?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on November 30, 2012, 10:27:39 AM
Why does MVD cost $50?
2k=15.80 to be exact
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 30, 2012, 10:59:19 AM
Why does MVD cost $50?

Sorry for lack of clarity.
If I can't manage to get hold of VR or MVD in the next couple of days without too much hassle (34.20 worth), I can pay via novelpay.com directly with my cc to meet the min spend, but they charge a fee of 12.50 for every $500 paid with visa. So the 2k for the min spend will cost $50 in fees instead of 15.80.
The $34.80 difference is something, but to me its not worth a significant amount of stress or time.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sbd on December 03, 2012, 07:09:04 PM
Dan, do you know what the last day for this offer is?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 11:07:52 AM
I just tried opening a second SW RR account and after filling out all the info, with a new login ID and password, it gave me my original number!
How are you guys getting a new number? Are you changing your address or something?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on December 06, 2012, 11:08:51 AM
I just tried opening a second SW RR account and after filling out all the info, with a new login ID and password, it gave me my original number!
How are you guys getting a new number? Are you changing your address or something?
Thanks!

Use a diff address and switch it later.
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 11:10:58 AM
Use a diff address and switch it later.

Thanks, will try.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 11:23:04 AM
Worked. Thank you.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 11:41:58 AM
The links just changed.
Now it's 25k points after 1k spend.
Any idea how to still get the old offer of 50k points after 2k spend?
If not, how likely that it'll be offered again and any idea when?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 12:04:49 PM
If not, how likely that it'll be offered again and any idea when?

Your guess is as good as anyone else (except, perhaps, Dimon and those of his ilk).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 12:07:14 PM
Your guess is as good as anyone else (except, perhaps, Dimon and those of his ilk).

Sometimes Dan seems to have inside information.  ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mmermss on December 06, 2012, 12:08:59 PM
The links just changed.
Now it's 25k points after 1k spend.
Any idea how to still get the old offer of 50k points after 2k spend?
If not, how likely that it'll be offered again and any idea when?
Any way to SM them to ask them to match to old offer? Or no point?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 12:09:02 PM
Sometimes Dan seems to have inside information.  ;)

All affiliates have access to the same "insider info" except, of course, when they attend formal chase events (as an example). But even there, definitive details arent always released AFAIK.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 12:09:22 PM
Any way to SM them to ask them to match to old offer? Or no point?

Harder. TWTCSIN.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mmermss on December 06, 2012, 12:11:38 PM
Harder. TWTCSIN.
It's not like the united or SP card where even after changing the offer an SM was able to get a match?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
It's not like the united or SP card where even after changing the offer an SM was able to get a match?

Again, I'm not saying it's impossible. I'm saying it's harder than applying when a link offers 25K and it gets switched to 50K.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 01:24:06 PM
If I opened two cards for 50k each, one personal and one business, each one under a different Rapid Reward numbers, will merging them into one account work towards the 110k total for free companion pass?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: greatdeals on December 06, 2012, 02:48:58 PM
I signed up at 9:55 am will I still get the bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 02:59:25 PM
I signed up at 9:55 am will I still get the bonus?

What did the app say?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on December 06, 2012, 03:16:11 PM
Just called recon and got both Plus and Premier approved.  Said one was for business and one was personal and they said it's fine.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: greatdeals on December 06, 2012, 03:21:48 PM
Quote
What did the app say?

when I clicked on dans link it said 50,000
I just want to make sure as i did it at 9:55
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2012, 03:33:23 PM
when I clicked on dans link it said 50,000
I just want to make sure as i did it at 9:55

Then you should be good.

If you can, try to find a screenshot of the old offer now in case they give you an issue later on.

For the future, always take screenshots of all apps.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 06, 2012, 04:08:54 PM
If I opened two cards for 50k each, one personal and one business, each one under a different Rapid Reward numbers, will merging them into one account work towards the 110k total for free companion pass?
Thanks.

Can anyone answer please?
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yossi4k on December 06, 2012, 07:39:41 PM
Then you should be good.

If you can, try to find a screenshot of the old offer now in case they give you an issue later on.

For the future, always take screenshots of all apps.
Did anybody save a screenshot? I need one. I signed up yesterday but only got approved today...yes I know ajk I should've taken it myself..:-\
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 06, 2012, 11:06:52 PM
There's still working links out there
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yossi4k on December 07, 2012, 07:42:39 AM
There's still working links out there
not Dans...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on December 07, 2012, 08:28:24 AM
not Dans...
We love to support dan but I assume even he would agree in this situation that you should use the other links
Title: Re: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 07, 2012, 08:30:48 AM
We love to support dan but I assume even he would agree in this situation that you should use the other links
-1
You can use his link and asked to be matched.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on December 07, 2012, 08:34:39 AM
-1
You can use his link and asked to be matched.
-1
May be very hard to get matched after they specifically lowered the bonus
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 07, 2012, 08:35:38 AM
-1
May be very hard to get matched after they specifically lowered the bonus
As long as there are active links you shouldn't have an issue getting matched.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on December 07, 2012, 08:36:34 AM
As long as there are active links you shouldn't have an issue getting matched.
-1, if those active links are not official offers but leftover links which haven't been deactivated
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yossi4k on December 07, 2012, 08:39:41 AM
Guys your missing the point. I used Dan's link on Wednesday to sign-up but was only approved on Thursday. All I need is a screenshot just in case I have to fight it
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 07, 2012, 08:41:22 AM
Guys your missing the point. I used Dan's link on Wednesday to sign-up but was only approved on Thursday. All I need is a screenshot just in case I have to fight it
Approval date shouldn't make a difference, as long as the app you used had the offer you should be fine.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on December 07, 2012, 09:19:26 AM
Approval date shouldn't make a difference, as long as the app you used had the offer you should be fine.

+1

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2012, 09:28:37 AM
All the links are dead now except Personal Plus and Business Plus.

It's been 60 days since my 2BM with Chase, if I did a 2BM for P Plus/B Plus SW would that be pushing it you think?
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yossi4k on December 07, 2012, 10:55:35 AM
Approval date shouldn't make a difference, as long as the app you used had the offer you should be fine.
Ya it should go that way but it's always good to have proof that you signed up in time...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2012, 11:07:59 AM
I just tried creating a new FFN for SW and it won't let me? It combined it immediately with my old FFN?

I thought Dan said the trick to churning SW was creating a new FFN?
Title: Re: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on December 07, 2012, 11:16:05 AM
I just tried creating a new FFN for SW and it won't let me? It combined it immediately with my old FFN?

I thought Dan said the trick to churning SW was creating a new FFN?

Use a diff address.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2012, 11:17:54 AM
Thanks Sky
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on December 10, 2012, 02:27:58 PM
I thought Dan said the trick to churning SW was creating a new FFN?

I hope it's possible without a new FFN. I just did the SW and didn't think to make a new FFN. Last time I did it the miles showed up within hours of the billing cycle closing. It's been a week or two and still no miles.
I have an SM from chase after i opened the card confirming that I'd get the miles. I SMed two days ago asking about the miles that haven't shown up and still no response.

Hoping I'm fine since I have an SM saying I'd get the miles.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ae123 on December 11, 2012, 04:14:30 PM
If I opened two cards for 50k each, one personal and one business, each one under a different Rapid Reward numbers, will merging them into one account work towards the 110k total for free companion pass?
Thanks.

Can someone please answer? ???
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on December 11, 2012, 05:54:49 PM
I did a 2bm on both southwest personal cards (50k each about a week ago when the link was still alive) ... checked status on the phone for the past 5 days and got the we will respond in 2 weeks deal (thinking 2 weeks is good 7-10 business days bad) ... just went to chase.com and saw that a southwest card has been added (only 1) ...
I called to check status and the first card still said 2 weeks .. and second app said congratulations...

Does this mean I was denied and should call RECON .. or do they sometimes delay one card at a time... ? 

Also , any suggestions on what to say to Recon .. considering there is no advantage on having one card over the other...

I read that Dan mentionined maybe to say one card is used exclusively for medical expenses.. just wanted to see if anyone else has been in this scenario?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 11, 2012, 06:03:24 PM
If it says 7-10 days then you should call recon
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on December 11, 2012, 06:13:23 PM
If it says 7-10 days then you should call recon

It doesn't .. still says 2 weeks.. I just thought it was odd that they weren't approved and didn't show up online at the same time... Never seen this before.. I was wondering if this is a-typical.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on December 17, 2012, 02:47:43 PM
It's already two weeks (approx) since my first billing cycle closed with a bill more than 2k (the min spend) for my new SW CC, and I don't see any miles. I didn't make a new SW account, and I have done this card before but I got an SM from chase confirming that I'd get the sign-up bonus.
I SMed last week on Monday then again Wednesday asking about the sign up bonus but no response. Is there a number that it would be kedai for me to call, or should I just hang tight and wait for the SM response?
I want to cash out for amazon credit and then close the card in time to get the annual fee refunded, so I can't wait forever.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on December 23, 2012, 08:49:58 PM
If i reach the $2,000 spend threshold today and my next CC statement is in January, will the 50,000 bonus points count toward 2013 companion pass? IOW points were earned in 2012 but will post in 2013...
Anyone here have experience with this scenario?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on December 23, 2012, 10:07:08 PM
If i reach the $2,000 spend threshold today and my next CC statement is in January, will the 50,000 bonus points count toward 2013 companion pass? IOW points were earned in 2012 but will post in 2013...
Anyone here have experience with this scenario?

Anyone know the answer to this question?
If you do, please take a sec to post. Many thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 24, 2012, 01:47:45 AM
Anyone know the answer to this question?
If you do, please take a sec to post. Many thanks!
I'm unsure i imagine that their focus is "earned" but why risk it? just spend 1999 this month and one dollar next...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on December 27, 2012, 01:24:31 PM
I apped for the 50k SW Personal Plus and got approved for the Visa Platinum with 2k CL, will that affect my ability to get the 50k bonus if I wasn't approved for the Visa Signature version?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: gloreglabert on December 27, 2012, 02:28:30 PM
I apped for the 50k SW Personal Plus and got approved for the Visa Platinum with 2k CL, will that affect my ability to get the 50k bonus if I wasn't approved for the Visa Signature version?
Nope, shouldn't be an issue.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: leeboy on December 29, 2012, 08:17:03 PM
Will opening 3 cards a personal, Sole, and business EIN with one FFN work to get free companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on December 31, 2012, 05:11:56 PM
Will opening 3 cards a personal, Sole, and business EIN with one FFN work to get free companion pass?
Why not.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on December 31, 2012, 05:15:31 PM
If i reach the $2,000 spend threshold today and my next CC statement is in January, will the 50,000 bonus points count toward 2013 companion pass? IOW points were earned in 2012 but will post in 2013...
Anyone here have experience with this scenario?

IME it went by the posting date: My two 50k bonuses (personal and biz) posted in January 2012 and counted toward 2012 CP.

Will opening 3 cards a personal, Sole, and business EIN with one FFN work to get free companion pass?

I'm not sure you can have a biz sole prop and a biz EIN simultaneously.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on December 31, 2012, 05:16:18 PM

I'm not sure you can have a biz sole prop and a biz EIN simultaneously.
Why not.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on January 01, 2013, 01:48:19 AM
IME it went by the posting date: My two 50k bonuses (personal and biz) posted in January 2012 and counted toward 2012 CP.
thanks, good to know, although at this point its a moot point...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on January 01, 2013, 01:53:04 AM
Why not.

Both of SW biz cards? I don't think it'll be easy to convince them to let you have two of the same card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on January 01, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
I have 2 Ink Plus cards. Same person, different entities.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on January 01, 2013, 10:24:01 PM
IME it went by the posting date: My two 50k bonuses (personal and biz) posted in January 2012 and counted toward 2012 CP.

I'm not sure you can have a biz sole prop and a biz EIN simultaneously.

I played it safe and spent 1500 on each card  in december .. and now will finish it off.. but ill be able to confirm for the future how it works based on how they classify the 300 (both 1,500's) ...

I just realized though.. I didnt have a prior account with southwest .. and did a 2 BM and didn't fill out an RR numbers... assume they will just make up an account for me. If I get set up though with 2 RR accounts.. and then try to merge them .. will I not be able to count as 100,00 together. Will it only show 50,000 as earned ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on January 01, 2013, 10:27:09 PM
Is there a way when I create an account to just add the 2 CC's I just opened to that account ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: leeboy on January 03, 2013, 05:07:30 PM
IME it went by the posting date: My two 50k bonuses (personal and biz) posted in January 2012 and counted toward 2012 CP.

I'm not sure you can have a biz sole prop and a biz EIN simultaneously.

HOw about to EIN's
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mobobs770 on January 13, 2013, 09:46:38 PM
Are there any active links left for the 50K bonus? I can't believe I  missed this...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AsherO on January 13, 2013, 09:57:13 PM
HOw about to EIN's

Good luck convincing them to approve that.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on January 14, 2013, 12:18:38 AM
I did 10k spend (5k on Bus, 5k on Per) in Jan, should I be good to go for the 2013 CP? I signed up for each with the 50k link
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on January 14, 2013, 11:25:04 AM
I did 10k spend (5k on Bus, 5k on Per) in Jan, should I be good to go for the 2013 CP? I signed up for each with the 50k link
sounds like you should be good for CP
Title: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Frugalisntcheap on January 14, 2013, 11:36:41 AM
Millionmilesecrets.com still has a link working as of last night
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mobobs770 on January 15, 2013, 11:33:35 PM
Looks like his link is down now...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on January 15, 2013, 11:45:43 PM
Millionmilesecrets.com still has a link working as of last night
works for me
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on January 16, 2013, 02:05:28 AM
I got the bonuses on Premier and Plus personal at the end of 2011, before I knew about companion pass :(  50k links are only working for Plus personal and Plus biz.  Will I get two hits b/c one's personal and one's biz?  Heard it's hard to churn so should I make new FFN's or just leave them blank?  New addresses or same old?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on January 16, 2013, 02:16:11 PM
I got the bonuses on Premier and Plus personal at the end of 2011, before I knew about companion pass :(  50k links are only working for Plus personal and Plus biz.  Will I get two hits b/c one's personal and one's biz?  Heard it's hard to churn so should I make new FFN's or just leave them blank?  New addresses or same old?  Thanks!

I didn't have a RR# so I left them both blank... then last week i signed up for an account with 750 bonus points... anyway i called chase as I my first statement didn't close yet.. and was planning to tell them to make the RR# on both cards the same as the one i just signed up for... anyway.. as i assumed she said that when i applied they made an account for me .. and she could provide me with the account # so I can merge them or whatever... turns out both cards were given the same account number and it matched the account number i had when i signed up .. 
When you sign up for an account it asks you for your social .. so my guess is it automatically links them all together..
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on January 17, 2013, 11:38:32 AM
I got the bonuses on Premier and Plus personal at the end of 2011, before I knew about companion pass :(  50k links are only working for Plus personal and Plus biz.  Will I get two hits b/c one's personal and one's biz?  Heard it's hard to churn so should I make new FFN's or just leave them blank?  New addresses or same old?  Thanks!
IIRC I've read here (possibly from Dan) that you should create a new RR account with a different address, then apply with that new RR#, then afterwards change your address back to your real one. When exactly you should change the address back, I'm not sure. Probably best to wait for points to post.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jstern on January 20, 2013, 08:50:16 PM
my yearly fee is due this week ($69) how can i get that waived? i dont want to close the account. still have plenty of miles to enjoy.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 08:53:25 PM
my yearly fee is due this week ($69) how can i get that waived? i dont want to close the account. still have plenty of miles to enjoy.
closing ur account will not cause ur miles to disappear.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 20, 2013, 08:55:20 PM
you won't be able to switch out for gift cards though
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MrsZev on February 04, 2013, 12:52:32 AM
IME it went by the posting date: My two 50k bonuses (personal and biz) posted in January 2012 and counted toward 2012 CP.

How long after statement close did bonus points post? I met min spend, and points from min spend have hit my RR account, but the 50K bonus has not, yet.

Also, the companion pass goes by EARNING, not HAVING at one point, right? Meaning, I could spend some of my points before all 110K post, and still qualify for the CP, yes?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lucy30 on February 04, 2013, 10:36:28 AM
Is it true that you need a southwest credit card to redeem points for gift cards ? Doesn't look like you do, can someone confirm ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MrsZev on February 04, 2013, 11:14:38 AM
How long after statement close did bonus points post? I met min spend, and points from min spend have hit my RR account, but the 50K bonus has not, yet.

Oh, impatient me. it's there, posted at the same time as the min spend hit.

I still have the same other question, however:
The companion pass goes by EARNING, not HAVING at one point, right? Meaning, I could spend some of my points before all 110K post, and still qualify for the CP, yes?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on February 04, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
@lucy30:
Right.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lucy30 on February 04, 2013, 01:28:27 PM
@meshugener..Thanks

Does anyone know where I can find out how many southwest points would be needed to fly from philadelphia to cancun ? I can't find any type of redeemtion chart on southwest that gives the points needed for international travel, like you can see for usairways..etc.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on February 04, 2013, 01:39:55 PM
@meshugener..Thanks

Does anyone know where I can find out how many southwest points would be needed to fly from philadelphia to cancun ? I can't find any type of redeemtion chart on southwest that gives the points needed for international travel, like you can see for usairways..etc.

That's because they don't have one.

It's all based on price of a revenue ticket.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 07, 2013, 01:09:50 AM
Oh, impatient me. it's there, posted at the same time as the min spend hit.

I still have the same other question, however:
The companion pass goes by EARNING, not HAVING at one point, right? Meaning, I could spend some of my points before all 110K post, and still qualify for the CP, yes?

correct.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on February 07, 2013, 10:32:23 AM
If I have companion status and not assigned a companion yet , is it a problem or it can be assigned anytime?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on February 07, 2013, 10:33:53 AM
correct.
I never knew that.

Are you sure?

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aryeh1 on February 07, 2013, 10:36:00 AM
I never knew that.

Are you sure?
Yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: compddd on February 07, 2013, 04:06:47 PM
If I have companion status and not assigned a companion yet , is it a problem or it can be assigned anytime?

I'd like to know the answer to this as well. How long can I delay choosing my companion?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on February 07, 2013, 04:38:25 PM
If I have companion status and not assigned a companion yet , is it a problem or it can be assigned anytime?
I'd like to know the answer to this as well. How long can I delay choosing my companion?
I don't know how long you can delay choosing companion or if there is even a timeframe at all. I do know, however, that you are allowed to change the companion up to three times per life-span of the companion pass. So it won't hurt to choose someone now and change later if necessary. Such changes can only be made by phone, by the way.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dovy2 on February 09, 2013, 10:52:19 PM
Are there any active links left for the 50K bonus? I can't believe I  missed this...
bump?
anyone?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 09, 2013, 11:49:38 PM
check million mile secrets i think he has one
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: magnus on February 10, 2013, 02:53:15 AM
I found a plus consumer and plus business link through TPG last week.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2013, 02:54:19 AM
check million mile secrets i think he has one
I found a plus consumer and plus business link through TPG last week.
I don't get it.  If you have a direct link or know exactly where you saw it then just post it here.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on February 10, 2013, 08:20:35 AM
Personal (https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?CELL=625Q&PROMO=DF01&SPID=F2NW)
Biz (https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?CELL=625Q&PROMO=DF01&SPID=F2NT)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: HelpMe on February 10, 2013, 08:44:47 AM
Any with no AF for the first year?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on February 10, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
No, but they refund if you close the card soon enough.
I don't know the exact timeframe, but worked for me s few days after first statement closed.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 11, 2013, 01:14:41 AM
No, but they refund if you close the card soon enough.
I don't know the exact timeframe, but worked for me s few days after first statement closed.
60 days as usual but they tend to get annoyed about it (i don't know if there is any practical application of that annoyance but i have been told by one csr that she was making a note that i only get cards for the points)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yid21 on February 11, 2013, 06:40:35 PM
My wife got the regular southwest rapid rewards credit card a couple of months ago and just got a solicitation in the mail to sign up for the premier RR card for 50K points. Any reason not to do this? I figure if they ask why she needs to, I could always say well she received the solicitation in the mail. I'm thinking cancel it after spending the money and telling them 1 is enough.

Also, I dont see any kind of code to be able to do it online, so I guess I'd have to send in the reply card, anybody ever send it in that way?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 12, 2013, 12:54:16 AM
no reason not to, me and my wife both have both cards, when asked i blamed it on wanting separate cards for business expenses even though they are both consumer cards.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yid21 on February 13, 2013, 10:35:05 AM
Did you enter your Rapid Rewards number when filling out the application or did you merge the 2 later? I already have 50k from my other SW card which I still have. Will this affect the ability to get companion status?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 13, 2013, 04:39:36 PM
technically it could be a problem but i personally have not had a problem, YMMV
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: btab on February 27, 2013, 03:58:54 PM
The 50k bonus is alive again.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2013, 04:00:26 PM
The 50k bonus is alive again.
Yup, I'll have a link shortly.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: michael on February 27, 2013, 07:00:00 PM
So should we enter new FF#s if we last had the card a year ago?

And do we need to apply for a different version of the card also (RR vs. Premier)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on February 27, 2013, 07:39:01 PM
I don't get it.  If you have a direct link or know exactly where you saw it then just post it here.

Isn't that against the forum rules? Or is that a Myth ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mmermss on February 27, 2013, 07:41:53 PM
Isn't that against the forum rules? Or is that a Myth ?

My guess would be if Dan doesnt have a link to the card himself then he doesnt lose anything by someone posting a link from another site.  As opposed to if  Dan has his own link but people post links of the same card from other sites.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2013, 07:43:30 PM
Isn't that against the forum rules? Or is that a Myth ?
You can always post a direct link to an app.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: rots5 on February 27, 2013, 07:52:20 PM
You can always post a direct link to an app.
thanks for the link. A great second to the BA (i would've gotten the 100k)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Gohabs on March 02, 2013, 11:50:07 PM
Hello!
Will a 2bm with the soutwest visa biz and cons get me double points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on March 03, 2013, 12:14:24 AM
Hello!
Will a 2bm with the soutwest visa biz and cons get me double points?
yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mmermss on March 03, 2013, 01:02:15 AM
Hello!
Will a 2bm with the soutwest visa biz and cons get me double points?
It will also get you double the pulls.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 05, 2013, 01:39:56 PM
I did a 2bm late last night. SW Premier and Plus.
Both denied due to recent Inquiries.
I called recon and moved CL for one (She didn't say which)
Should I even try to get the other or am I risking flipping them out by having 2 SW at the same time?  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Let3 on March 05, 2013, 03:56:11 PM
Hey, I did a 3bm last month for chase saphire and Hyatt

Tried doing 2bm for 2 southwest business
But said needs to be under consideration?
That mean prob declined?
When they say can't get more then 2 cards
In 60 days ... It includes business and personal?
Any way to get them approved?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on March 05, 2013, 04:03:37 PM
Hey, I did a 3bm last month for chase saphire and Hyatt

Tried doing 2bm for 2 southwest business
But said needs to be under consideration?
That mean prob declined?
When they say can't get more then 2 cards
In 60 days ... It includes business and personal?
Any way to get them approved?


Try calling Chase Recon and be prepared to have a reason why you need 2 business cards for what I am assuming is the same business.
G'luck.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smee123 on March 06, 2013, 02:38:33 PM
I have the SW Premier, applied for the plus and got turned down, can i ask them to move the CL from the Premier and close it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Danny29 on March 07, 2013, 01:14:42 PM
I just applied for the southwest plus and the southwest plus business cards, and I immediately received an email saying that my application requires further consideration. I have good credit (I was approved for Amex PLat, Gold, Starwoods etc.), so there shouldn't be an issue. Is there anything I can do right now to find out whats going on, or to speed up getting approved? Or do I first have to wait to hear their decision before I call reconsideration or whoever?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on March 07, 2013, 01:23:39 PM
You can call now.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on March 07, 2013, 04:22:00 PM
You can call now.


*1 Like right now . I call immediately after app goes through, since instant approval is a thing of the
past.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Let3 on March 07, 2013, 05:00:34 PM
Posted by: sky121
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:03:37 pm » Insert Quote
Quote from: Let3 on March 05, 2013, 03:56:11 pm
Hey, I did a 3bm last month for chase saphire and Hyatt

Tried doing 2bm for 2 southwest business
But said needs to be under consideration?
That mean prob declined?
When they say can't get more then 2 cards
In 60 days ... It includes business and personal?
Any way to get them approved?


Try calling Chase Recon and be prepared to have a reason why you need 2 business cards for what I am assuming is the same business.
G'luck.


Thank you very much! I did so and got both southwest cards approved ! (
(I wish citi was that nice and helpfull... Oh well)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Let3 on March 07, 2013, 05:11:55 PM
For anyone needing a good excuse for two cards on same business...
I said I wanted one for domestic purchases and one for international... Being that the premium has no overseas fee...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 11, 2013, 03:44:20 PM
I did a 2bm late last night. SW Premier and Plus.
Both denied due to recent Inquiries.
I called recon and moved CL for one (She didn't say which)
Should I even try to get the other or am I risking flipping them out by having 2 SW at the same time?  :-\ :-\
I received my SW Premier today.
I also received my denial letter for the SW Plus.
I called recon and she told me that I wasn't denied. I was just approved for the other one.  ::) ::)
She (Jennifer) Said that you may not have 2 SW products at the same time.
even if one is premier and one is plus.  :P :P
She offered to cancel that one and switch it.
I may do that as soon as the points post!  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: wierdal832 on March 11, 2013, 06:46:31 PM
Can sw miles be transferred account to account ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on March 11, 2013, 08:59:00 PM
I received my SW Premier today.
I also received my denial letter for the SW Plus.
I called recon and she told me that I wasn't denied. I was just approved for the other one.  ::) ::)
She (Jennifer) Said that you may not have 2 SW products at the same time.
even if one is premier and one is plus.  :P :P
She offered to cancel that one and switch it.
I may do that as soon as the points post!  ::) ::)
they can generally only recon with the same app within 30 days, and it's doubtful that the points will post within 30 days of the other app
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 12, 2013, 03:17:54 PM
they can generally only recon with the same app within 30 days, and it's doubtful that the points will post within 30 days of the other app
One can still hope!  :-\
I'm gonna try to HUCA a couple times

But the rejection is for   ::) ::)
1) "too many requests for credit or accounts with us"
2) "too many new credit cards in the last 12 months"
3) "too many requests for credit"
4) "too many new credit cards in the last 3 months"

So I can't believe they won't notice the other card   :(
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 12, 2013, 05:28:04 PM
One can still hope!  :-\
I'm gonna try to HUCA a couple times

But the rejection is for   ::) ::)
1) "too many requests for credit or accounts with us"
2) "too many new credit cards in the last 12 months"
3) "too many requests for credit"
4) "too many new credit cards in the last 3 months"

So I can't believe they won't notice the other card   :(
I'm on now with Sierra from Recon. it looks like she will replace my Marriott card with my new Southwest Plus card!
I'm still on hold but it looks like it will happen!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 12, 2013, 05:35:26 PM
I'm on now with Sierra from Recon. it looks like she will replace my Marriott card with my new Southwest Plus card!
I'm still on hold but it looks like it will happen!
its official a successful 2bm SW Premeir & Plus!
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-gen013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: IsaacBP on March 12, 2013, 05:39:52 PM
congratulations, i am about to run a 4 bm I need more ultimate rewards which one should i go for?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: judahk88 on March 12, 2013, 05:42:42 PM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-gen013.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Now this is over the top  :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: rots5 on March 12, 2013, 05:43:15 PM
congratulations, i am about to run a 4 bm I need more ultimate rewards which one should i go for?
IB, IP. Biz.  And for personal. SP UA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 12, 2013, 05:45:40 PM
Now this is over the top  :P
you gotta love smileys!
but if you don't...
check this one out
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/big/big-smiley-face.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/free-big-smiley.php)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: judahk88 on March 12, 2013, 05:47:37 PM
you gotta love smileys!
but if you don't...
check this one out
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/big/big-smiley-face.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/free-big-smiley.php)
Good lord!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: IsaacBP on March 12, 2013, 06:59:35 PM
What should o rather do AA cards or chas or could i do both and if o could which one first?




IB, IP. Biz.  And for personal. SP UA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dirah on March 12, 2013, 07:19:21 PM
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Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smee123 on March 12, 2013, 09:36:58 PM
Good for you! :) :) :)
What was your reason for needing both cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mmermss on March 12, 2013, 10:17:29 PM
IB, IP. Biz.  And for personal. SP UA
UA doesn't give UR...it gives united miles.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 12, 2013, 10:33:11 PM
UA doesn't give UR...it gives united miles.
to get back on topic.
How about SW Premier & Plus
SW Biz Premier & Plus!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smee123 on March 12, 2013, 11:48:24 PM
Good for you! :) :) :)
What was your reason for needing both cards?
She did realize you had the other one correct?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CountValentine on March 13, 2013, 10:36:26 AM
How long does it take for the points and CP to post? Need tickets for June. If I apply for both today would that be enough time?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yid21 on March 13, 2013, 11:09:26 AM
I have 55k RR points in an account from signing up for the plus a few months ago, I recently signed up for the premier and should be getting another 50K when the next statement closes.

Problem is that i just found out that they gave me the same RR# even though I tried using different addresses.

Do you think they will still give me the 50K bonus on top to give me 105K total or since I got the reward within the year they wont? Are my chances at a companion pass totally squashed??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on March 13, 2013, 02:22:11 PM
She did realize you had the other one correct?
yes she did.
I said I need it for Southwest status.
She asked why I have so many cards . I told her I just started flying all over and I need United, Southwest, AA etc.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: stmark on March 13, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
I just opened up SW biz and SW personal RR card's, to get the companion pass, could I spend the 2k per card to get the 50k points per card plus the additional 6k on southwest gift cards to get the 110k companion pass points threshold. Then use the gift cards for 1 ticket and the companion pass for the mrs's for the next year and a half?  Would this be a wise plan or would it be better to spend elsewhere?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yaalili on March 13, 2013, 02:47:49 PM
I just opened up SW biz and SW personal RR card's, to get the companion pass, could I spend the 2k per card to get the 50k points per card plus the additional 6k on southwest gift cards to get the 110k companion pass points threshold. Then use the gift cards for 1 ticket and the companion pass for the mrs's for the next year and a half?  Would this be a wise plan or would it be better to spend elsewhere?

Thanks in advance.

All credit card spending will count toward the companion pass.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: stmark on March 13, 2013, 02:52:45 PM
Thanks.  If I get the companion pass and purchase a ticket with a gift card am I still able to use the companion pass for my wife (companion pass would be in her name)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yaalili on March 13, 2013, 02:53:34 PM
Thanks.  If I get the companion pass and purchase a ticket with a gift card am I still able to use the companion pass for my wife (companion pass would be in her name)?

Tickets bought with money or gift cards or miles, all will work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: stmark on March 13, 2013, 03:53:36 PM
Thank you for your quick response! Much appreciated!

Onward together!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on March 24, 2013, 01:48:16 AM
Right now SW has Hertz check rental certificate, 4.5k for $50 worth.

What is this?

Is it like a CS voucher where you enter the codes in the PC OR you just pay the balance with the voucher(enabling you to use a different PC#)?

They have Avis too. Same deal?

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Danny29 on April 04, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
I recently got the 2 chase southwest credit cards. Do I need to create a rapids reward account on southwest.com? or was i automatically assigned one? and do I have to manually link both cards to 1 rapid rewards account, or is that the default being that i opened both cards at the same time??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Danny29 on April 04, 2013, 06:30:08 PM
anyone??? Bivkasha?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 04, 2013, 09:17:33 PM
I recently got the 2 chase southwest credit cards. Do I need to create a rapids reward account on southwest.com? or was i automatically assigned one? and do I have to manually link both cards to 1 rapid rewards account, or is that the default being that i opened both cards at the same time??
That.

PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Danny29 on April 04, 2013, 10:22:39 PM
that? which?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 05, 2013, 01:48:23 AM
Auto

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 05, 2013, 11:44:53 AM
I recently got the 2 chase southwest credit cards. Do I need to create a rapids reward account on southwest.com? or was i automatically assigned one? and do I have to manually link both cards to 1 rapid rewards account, or is that the default being that i opened both cards at the same time??

I believe you can link them yourself online or you can PUTPAC.
Title: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 12:05:17 PM
I recently signed up again for the southwest premier cc to get another 50,000 bonus.

Then just yesterday I received a postcard letter from chase stating " the terms and conditions associated with the new account state that the premium is only available to new card members. Since our records show that you have taken advantage of this offer or a similar offer within the past 2 years, your account is not eligible to receive the premium. If you have any questions etc..."

The letter is correct; I had a card only a few months prior and got the 50k. I was unaware of this policy when signing up this 2nd time (although when I went back to the application screen and it does mention it in the fine print).

My question is:   Has anyone had this problem? Did I make some rookie mistake when I signed up? (I did use the same RR#) Is this a general issue when signing up for cc bonuses more than once? How can you get around it?

I called chase and spoke with a few people but no luck. My next option is to fax them a letter. Is it worth it?

Please advice oh masters of the forum!
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: sky121 on April 09, 2013, 12:07:20 PM


Did you close the old card? Were you approved for the new card?
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: Moshe123 on April 09, 2013, 12:18:01 PM
Welcome!

Please post in the appropriate threads so everyone sees it

This belongs either here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8398.0

or here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8370.0
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 12:59:10 PM
@sky: Yes and yes

@moshe: sorry about that. Do I just go on one of those threads and hit reply? with my question? New at this and want to do it correctly
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: Moshe123 on April 09, 2013, 01:00:57 PM
@sky: Yes and yes

@moshe: sorry about that. Do I just go on one of those threads and hit reply? with my question? New at this and want to do it correctly

Yup
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: Moshe123 on April 09, 2013, 01:01:36 PM
@sky: Yes and yes

@moshe: sorry about that. Do I just go on one of those threads and hit reply? with my question? New at this and want to do it correctly

If you got the letter, I would assume that it's on your account and you won't get the bonus again.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
I recently signed up again for the southwest premier cc to get another 50,000 bonus.

Then just yesterday I received a postcard letter from chase stating " the terms and conditions associated with the new account state that the premium is only available to new card members. Since our records show that you have taken advantage of this offer or a similar offer within the past 2 years, your account is not eligible to receive the premium. If you have any questions etc..."

The letter is correct; I had a card only a few months prior and got the 50k. I was unaware of this policy when signing up this 2nd time (although when I went back to the application screen and it does mention it in the fine print).

My question is:   Has anyone had this problem? Did I make some rookie mistake when I signed up? (I did use the same RR#) Is this a general issue when signing up for cc bonuses more than once? How can you get around it?

I called chase and spoke with a few people but no luck. My next option is to fax them a letter. Is it worth it?

Please advice oh masters of the forum!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 01:06:45 PM
sorry about the multiple posts. Got it now
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 01:10:36 PM
If you got the letter, I would assume that it's on your account and you won't get the bonus again.

Well is there any way to get it again? I mean I'm sure many people have signed up a 2nd time. In fact this last time the deal was posted people were talking about getting it again. How did they? Did I just get "lucky"?
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: Shmulyg on April 09, 2013, 01:12:21 PM
Well is there any way to get it again? I mean I'm sure many people have signed up a 2nd time. In fact this last time the deal was posted people were talking about getting it again. How did they? Did I just get "lucky"?
No. They used a new RR#.
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: meshugener on April 09, 2013, 01:19:28 PM
Well is there any way to get it again? I mean I'm sure many people have signed up a 2nd time. In fact this last time the deal was posted people were talking about getting it again. How did they? Did I just get "lucky"?
Did hit the spending threshold yet?
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: Moshe123 on April 09, 2013, 01:24:38 PM
Did hit the spending threshold yet?

It doesn't sound like it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: easymoney on April 09, 2013, 01:28:08 PM
Well as of the date I received the letter I did meet the 2k spending threshhold, but I guess I needed to use a new RR# as was posted. If there is anyway I can still get some points please advice. I'll probably send chase a letter anyway and see what happens, maybe they'll throw me a bone!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on April 09, 2013, 01:35:09 PM
Well as of the date I received the letter I did meet the 2k spending threshhold, but I guess I needed to use a new RR# as was posted. If there is anyway I can still get some points please advice. I'll probably send chase a letter anyway and see what happens, maybe they'll throw me a bone!
Did your statement already close since you met the spending threshold?
Title: Re: southwest 50,000 bonus denial letter
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 09, 2013, 08:43:43 PM
No. They used a new RR#.
not necessarily true. Most of the time you can churn SW with the same RR# although it is advisable to make a new one. I just got another two SW's for both me and my wife last month. We have both had both premier and plus twice previously on mine i made a new RR# on hers i forgot and she still got 50K on both.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on April 12, 2013, 12:15:02 PM
I know that the public offers for these cards are dead. however, can you sm to match to targeted 50k offer? has anyone done it recently?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 12, 2013, 08:55:04 PM
I know that the public offers for these cards are dead. however, can you sm to match to targeted 50k offer? has anyone done it recently?
dunno about matching but this Business link seems to still be working
https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?CELL=625K&PROMO=DF01&SPID=F2NT (https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?CELL=625K&PROMO=DF01&SPID=F2NT)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 01:09:13 AM
I now have 104620 Points.  ;D
Is there anyway to get 300 points Fast before I send in some Chase?  :-[
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 01:33:02 AM
I now have 104620 Points.  ;D
Is there anyway to get 300 points Fast before I send in some Chase?  :-[
Just reminding you, you can't transfer directly UR to SW rather, UR to HGP to SW.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 07:50:35 PM
Just reminding you, you can't transfer directly UR to SW rather, UR to HGP to SW.
Wth are you talking about?
Just figured it out the hard way  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 14, 2013, 07:57:17 PM
Wth are you talking about?
Companion Pass

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 09:20:16 PM
Just reminding you, you can't transfer directly UR to SW rather, UR to HGP to SW.
I blew 6K ur.  :-[ :-[
I then did 3K UR to Hyatt and then 6250 for another 3K  :(
I now need 2900 for companion.
I did not realize Hyatt is 4-6 weeks.  :P :P
I think I'll just spend on the CC and thats it.  :P :P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
I don't think it takes that long.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 09:24:21 PM
I don't think it takes that long.
Amen Kein Yehi Ratzon!
Thats what the confirmation Email said. But what would they know  :P :P
I'm very annoyed at myself for not reading up properly on this one. I would've spent more originaly and thats it!
P.S. I only need 2281

Thank you for your request. Your Gold Passport points have been converted to miles. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for the miles* to appear in your frequent flyer account.

Request Details:

Airline:   Southwest Airlines
Frequent Flyer #:   0002015######
Points to Convert:   6,250
Airline Miles:   3,000
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2013, 09:25:42 PM
Amen Kein Yehi Ratzon!
Thats what the confirmation Email said. But what would they know  :P :P
I'm very annoyed at myself for not reading up properly on this one. I would've spent more originaly and thats it!
P.S. I only need 2281

Thank you for your request. Your Gold Passport points have been converted to miles. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for the miles* to appear in your frequent flyer account.

Request Details:

Airline:   Southwest Airlines
Frequent Flyer #:   0002015######
Points to Convert:   6,250
Airline Miles:   3,000

People here have done this transfer.
Search and you find how long it actually takes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 09:27:18 PM
People here have done this transfer.
Search and you find how long it actually takes.
Not recommended for people with ADHD  :-[
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 14, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
What are the Companion Pass Rules and Regulations?
Companion Pass status is based on taking 100 qualifying one-way flights or earning 110,000 Qualifying Points in a calendar year.  A qualifying flight for Rapid Rewards Companion Pass status is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines.  Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners.  Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, Tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status

Why aren't Chase points counted?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on April 14, 2013, 11:26:32 PM
Its a matter of a fact, no explanation.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 15, 2013, 09:51:48 AM
Do you only get one person you can fly with the entire year, or can you choose a different person whenever you make a flight?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 15, 2013, 09:57:31 AM
Do you only get one person you can fly with the entire year, or can you choose a different person whenever you make a flight?
I believe you can change it up to 3 times.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 15, 2013, 09:58:40 AM
I believe you can change it up to 3 times.
Great, Thanks.
My points just posted, looking to book something to LA. Little annoyed that they do not have any direct flights showing...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 15, 2013, 10:01:02 AM
Great, Thanks.
My points just posted, looking to book something to LA. Little annoyed that they do not have any direct flights showing...
Check PHL
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 15, 2013, 10:16:07 AM
Check PHL
PHL is a bit far for us to leave from. The flight there is manageable because of a 'late' (6PM) departure and the time change. The latest flights heading back are 12:45PM which eats a whole day for me. Any idea if they have later flights which i take and then connect over to EWR or LGA?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 15, 2013, 03:20:23 PM
People here have done this transfer.
Search and you find how long it actually takes.
1 Day
Its a matter of a fact, no explanation.
??? ???
I sent them a letter. we'll see if they get back to me before my statement closes and I get more points.
I need to book 2 tickets to Dallas
I'm thinking of flying Direct to Austin and driving 3 hours.
We'll see the price.
Otherwise its 40k BA if there is availability
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 15, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
If I have 2 different southwest accounts that both got the 50k bonus and I merge them will the miles still qualify for a companion pass?
Did this ever work? ???
I have an old account with like 1500 points in it. Should I merge them or is it dangerous  :-\
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 10:02:52 PM
Did this ever work? ???
I have an old account with like 1500 points in it. Should I merge them or is it dangerous  :-\
I never done it, but I can't see how it would be dangerous.

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 15, 2013, 10:05:07 PM
I never done it, but I can't see how it would be dangerous.
I got the crdit card a few months ago and did another 2 now.
They can decide its too many!  :-X G-d Forbid
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on April 15, 2013, 10:05:41 PM
I got the crdit card a few months ago and did another 2 now.
They can decide its too many!  :-X G-d Forbid

Close down the old one?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 15, 2013, 10:07:31 PM
Close down the old one?
What are you talking about? You obviously did not read the last ten posts.
I need 2280 to get CP
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 10:08:54 PM
I got the crdit card a few months ago and did another 2 now.
They can decide its too many!  :-X G-d Forbid
Too many what?

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 15, 2013, 10:09:58 PM
Too many what?
Cards? 50K bonuses?
There is a reason we give a  new FF#
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 15, 2013, 11:13:11 PM
Cards? 50K bonuses?
There is a reason we give a  new FF#
Southwest wouldn't care

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: frumeyid on April 17, 2013, 09:43:02 PM
I signed up for the two southwest cards with the 50k bonus each and spent 5k on the card so far. I called to complain about something and got another 5k from chase. Will the last 5k count toward my companion pass? Anyone have any experience with this or something similar?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on April 17, 2013, 11:50:17 PM
I signed up for the two southwest cards with the 50k bonus each and spent 5k on the card so far. I called to complain about something and got another 5k from chase. Will the last 5k count toward my companion pass? Anyone have any experience with this or something similar?
It should, IMO.
SW doesn't know why Chase issued you the points, all they know is that they were issued.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 18, 2013, 12:07:52 AM
It should, IMO.
SW doesn't know why Chase issued you the points, all they know is that they were issued.
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: frumeyid on April 18, 2013, 11:36:00 AM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on April 18, 2013, 12:25:25 PM
I signed up for the two southwest cards with the 50k bonus each and spent 5k on the card so far. I called to complain about something and got another 5k from chase. Will the last 5k count toward my companion pass? Anyone have any experience with this or something similar?

What did you complain about ?  I could use 5K points to get closer to my companion ticket
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: frumeyid on April 18, 2013, 10:16:57 PM
What did you complain about ?  I could use 5K points to get closer to my companion ticket
I made a bunch of transactions through amazon payments and every one was blocked and resulted in a hold on my account, even after countless calls telling them id be spending the money. So it was a legitimate complaint lol...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on April 19, 2013, 03:13:38 AM
I made a bunch of transactions through amazon payments and every one was blocked and resulted in a hold on my account, even after countless calls telling them id be spending the money. So it was a legitimate complaint lol...

Those legitimate complaints are the ones I love .  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shreknit on April 19, 2013, 11:15:06 AM
Y?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on April 19, 2013, 12:51:24 PM
Y?

If your question is directed to me, big if , its because it allows me to call up and make my case
for GW
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shreknit on April 19, 2013, 12:52:33 PM
Ya sorry I should've quoted wondering why they blocked the transactions?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on April 24, 2013, 09:11:48 PM
Does anyone know if either Visa SW offers any extended warranty automatically on electronics purchases?  About to buy an expensive item and was hoping to use it to hit the spending but I'd prefer to use my SPG if there's no extended warranty.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smee123 on April 24, 2013, 09:22:05 PM
IMHO use amex
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 24, 2013, 09:45:20 PM
IMHO use amex
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on April 24, 2013, 10:50:02 PM
Ok, thanks guys.  Will do.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: nutcase on April 25, 2013, 04:41:35 PM
This promo is alive once again.
maybe targeted but I just got an email...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 25, 2013, 10:21:18 PM
This promo is alive once again.
maybe targeted but I just got an email...
anyone have a public link??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on April 25, 2013, 10:33:55 PM
anyone have a public link??
It's targeted
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on April 26, 2013, 07:17:25 AM
It's targeted
And I'm sure you can SM to get it matched.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: nutcase on April 26, 2013, 01:02:59 PM
I am attaching screen shots of the email If you need it to get matched!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on April 28, 2013, 01:44:32 AM
I am attaching screen shots of the email If you need it to get matched!
that invitation number can be used more than once.
I used my United invite more than 10 times
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 28, 2013, 01:49:03 AM
Is this on the personal card only or on the business version as well? I've been waiting for a 50k biz to get the CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 28, 2013, 09:48:57 AM
Is this on the personal card only or on the business version as well? I've been waiting for a 50k biz to get the CP.
If you can get the additional card, does it make a real difference if you have the personal or business?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 28, 2013, 09:53:44 AM
If you can get the additional card, does it make a real difference if you have the personal or business?
I'm planning a business 3bm with Chase and want to include the biz version as the 3rd card. I'd prefer not to mix personal and business even though I've gotten lucky in the past in avoiding 2 pulls.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 28, 2013, 09:59:45 AM
I'm planning a business 3bm with Chase and want to include the biz version as the 3rd card. I'd prefer not to mix personal and business even though I've gotten lucky in the past in avoiding 2 pulls.
That seems like a good idea. I am not sure if the offer is good for the business card. You can try googling to see if anything comes up. or wait to see if someone here got a targeted offer which may work for SM'ing purposes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: benzibox on April 29, 2013, 04:34:34 PM
Posting for my parents (older folks )being that they arent tech savvy enough for this so any help would be much appreciated. I already looked through about 30 pages and still cant get figure this out definitively.

Mom got: 1 business southwest and 1 reg southwest card

Dad got: 1 reg southwest card

They each got 50k per card and spent the required 2k per card plus more to hit the required 110k

They would like to use these points to fly to Florida together and they dont know how to get companion pass and whether they need to link the cards etc and should that be done by phone or email?



Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 29, 2013, 05:08:15 PM
Posting for my parents (older folks )being that they arent tech savvy enough for this so any help would be much appreciated. I already looked through about 30 pages and still cant get figure this out definitively.

Mom got: 1 business southwest and 1 reg southwest card

Dad got: 1 reg southwest card

They each got 50k per card and spent the required 2k per card plus more to hit the required 110k

They would like to use these points to fly to Florida together and they dont know how to get companion pass and whether they need to link the cards etc and should that be done by phone or email?



Any help would be appreciated.
She should have gotten an email from SW that she is eligible for the CP. She can login to SW with this link (https://www.southwest.com/flight/login?returnUrl=/account/rapidrewards/companion-status) to check her eligibility.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2013, 05:13:43 PM
Posting for my parents (older folks )being that they arent tech savvy enough for this so any help would be much appreciated. I already looked through about 30 pages and still cant get figure this out definitively.

Mom got: 1 business southwest and 1 reg southwest card

Dad got: 1 reg southwest card

They each got 50k per card and spent the required 2k per card plus more to hit the required 110k

They would like to use these points to fly to Florida together and they dont know how to get companion pass and whether they need to link the cards etc and should that be done by phone or email?



Any help would be appreciated.
They can call up and have the accounts combined.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on April 30, 2013, 12:59:10 AM
They can call up and have the accounts combined.
Won't necessarily count towards a companion pass.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 30, 2013, 09:19:57 AM
If I apply for a biz Premier, do you think I can get it matched to the recent 50k promotion?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 30, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
If I apply for a biz Premier, do you think I can get it matched to the recent 50k promotion?
Probably is YMMV. The screenshot provided above seems to be for the personal card, not sure it will work for business.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on April 30, 2013, 09:25:40 AM
Probably is YMMV. The screenshot provided above seems to be for the personal card, not sure it will work for business.
Chase used to match recently opened cards to bonuses within the last 90 days. Is this still the case?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on April 30, 2013, 09:32:11 AM
Chase used to match recently opened cards to bonuses within the last 90 days. Is this still the case?
I haven't seen otherwise.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: elduderotomy on May 09, 2013, 07:52:43 PM
I have the Southwest Business card with 50,000 points -- my first southwest card. I would like to get the companion pass. If I apply for the Southwest personal with the same Rapid Rewards number as I did with my business card, I should still get the points, right?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on May 09, 2013, 08:09:14 PM
I have the Southwest Business card with 50,000 points -- my first southwest card. I would like to get the companion pass. If I apply for the Southwest personal with the same Rapid Rewards number as I did with my business card, I should still get the points, right?

Thanks in advance!
Yes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on May 12, 2013, 08:18:24 PM
For how much does southwest sell on the market?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on May 12, 2013, 09:02:02 PM
For how much does southwest sell on the market?
hard to guess cuz AFAIK the airline has never been sold before. In fact they have been buying other airlines lately.
:P:P:P
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on May 12, 2013, 10:25:27 PM
lol you really didn't understand my question ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on May 12, 2013, 10:36:42 PM
lol you really didn't understand my question ?
I did, I was just playing with you. I don't know the answer to your question, but I'd imagine it's not very much.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 13, 2013, 12:32:49 AM
For how much does southwest sell on the market?
there is no official market as brokers won't usually buy them, that being said in my opinion 1.4 cpp is a fair price and i have paid that in the past when i needed points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on May 13, 2013, 10:21:34 AM
Why don't brokers buy them?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on May 13, 2013, 10:29:46 AM
Why don't brokers buy them?
probably because they don't fly internationally, they don't offer business class or first class cabins, and the number of points required for an award flight is based on the cash price of the ticket as opposed to a distance based award chart. All these things devalue southwest points in the eyes of brokers.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 13, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
probably because they don't fly internationally, they don't offer business class or first class cabins, and the number of points required for an award flight is based on the cash price of the ticket as opposed to a distance based award chart. All these things devalue southwest points in the eyes of brokers.
+1
that being said, SW points are still worth far more than the 1cpp they will redeem for gc's

 IIRC you get something like 1.8cpp if you use it for flights (value relative to the cost of the ticket)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on May 13, 2013, 12:09:00 PM
IIRC you get something like 1.8cpp if you use it for flights (value relative to the cost of the ticket)
according to southwest, you need 60 points per dollar of ticket price. If my math is correct that comes out to 1.67 cpp value.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 13, 2013, 02:28:31 PM
according to southwest, you need 60 points per dollar of ticket price. If my math is correct that comes out to 1.67 cpp value.
i just did a random search and did the math myself the ticket was $372 and cost 21,060 points, it comes out to 56.4 points to the dollar which is 1.77cpp i'm not sure if the formula changes or not.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on May 13, 2013, 02:53:26 PM
Dan did the math on the March 27th post when SW was offering the 50,000 non-targeted offer

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/28880

"For a limited time you can get 50,000 points when you spend $2,000 within 3 months of getting the card.  They’re marketing this as 2 roundtrip flights but in fact it is enough for about $950 of free flying on Southwest, so you can stretch out those points for as many as 15 free flights with Southwest’s low prices."

"With Southwest’s Rapid Rewards “2.0″ program you can redeem points for any seat on any flight.  For the regular “wanna get away” fare it costs 60 points for each dollar of airfare.  In practical terms this means for example:
A one-way Cleveland-Baltimore flight on 03/12 is $68.90 with tax.
It can also be bought for 3,480 points plus $2.50 tax.
So 3,480 points gets you a value of $66.40 ($68.90 airfare less the $2.50 tax required on the points ticket)
So each point is worth 1.9 cents (66.40/3,480), valid for redemption on all flights.
The value per point will depend on your route, but points always seem to be worth more than 1.8 cents each."....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on May 13, 2013, 02:54:21 PM
Anyone know how often these non targeted offers come around?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: nocknock on May 13, 2013, 02:54:52 PM
Could i still get somewhere a link 4 the 50k offer?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on May 13, 2013, 03:27:51 PM
Anyone know how often these non targeted offers come around?
Seems to be every 3-4 months but you can get matched to it by SMing.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: elduderotomy on May 13, 2013, 09:27:55 PM
Can someone else confirm that SMing for 50k has worked recently?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on May 22, 2013, 09:23:12 PM
I passed the threshold on this deal on May/05/2013, Chase Customer Service said the points won't clear until the card passes 3 months. Can I use the points to make a flight?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: magnus on May 23, 2013, 12:58:43 AM
I passed the threshold on this deal on May/05/2013, Chase Customer Service said the points won't clear until the card passes 3 months. Can I use the points to make a flight?
IME, the statement that closes after your account has reached the spending threshold will trigger the transfer of points within a day or two.  So you should see the points in your WN account whenever your next statement closes.   Once you have points in your WN account, you can use them.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Saver2000 on May 23, 2013, 01:01:26 AM
IME, the statement that closes after your account has reached the spending threshold will trigger the transfer of points within a day or two.  So you should see the points in your WN account whenever your next statement closes.   Once you have points in your WN account, you can use them.
+1

@listen2learn
has you're statement closed since the 5th?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on May 23, 2013, 05:27:28 PM
IME, the statement that closes after your account has reached the spending threshold will trigger the transfer of points within a day or two.  So you should see the points in your WN account whenever your next statement closes.   Once you have points in your WN account, you can use them.

Thank you.

+1

@listen2learn
has you're statement closed since the 5th?

Yeh my statement closed May 9th with the threshold cleared.

I need to fly to Detroit June 25 - 30, and so I wanted to make that ticket now.
In light of the new information should I make the ticket with SW June 10th or go a different route to get the best deal?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on May 27, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
How often does this come around? Worth waiting for it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on May 27, 2013, 06:56:02 PM
How often does this come around? Worth waiting for it?
I think it depends where you are flying from/to. Flying from NY area, a lot of destinations require stopovers which can be annoying.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 28, 2013, 01:05:01 AM
How often does this come around? Worth waiting for it?
fairly often probably about three times a year for a couple of months so i'd wait it out. Also IMHO SW points are amazing and valuable assuming you are flying not selling.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mickeyg on May 28, 2013, 02:07:47 PM
Any idea on how long it takes for the points to post once the $2k is spent?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 02:08:38 PM
Any idea on how long it takes for the points to post once the $2k is spent?
Don't have an exact time, but i remember it posted very quickly.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mickeyg on May 28, 2013, 02:10:32 PM
Did you need to wait for the end of the billing cycle for the points to post?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 02:14:41 PM
Did you need to wait for the end of the billing cycle for the points to post?
I believe it posted once i met the spend.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on May 28, 2013, 02:33:22 PM
I believe it posted once i met the spend.
Really?? IME it always posted with the statement, the difference being how close to the statement date I met the spend whether or not it posted that statement or the next.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 02:34:27 PM
Really?? IME it always posted with the statement, the difference being how close to the statement date I met the spend whether or not it posted that statement or the next.
I think my meeting the spend and statement date were about the same time. I know that after a month i had the points in my account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on May 28, 2013, 06:54:46 PM
Any idea on how long it takes for the points to post once the $2k is spent?
After the statement.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mickeyg on May 28, 2013, 08:59:22 PM
After the statement.
thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on May 29, 2013, 01:57:07 AM
After the statement.
+1
As with all Chase cards AFAIK.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 11, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
The 50K offer is back for the business and personal cards. For anyone that did not get in on it, now is your chance to get that free companion pass after earning 110K.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on June 11, 2013, 03:50:21 PM
The 50K offer is back for the business and personal cards. For anyone that did not get in on it, now is your chance to get that free companion pass after earning 110K.

Link ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 11, 2013, 03:55:38 PM
Link ?
Plus card here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000276?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Premier card here (https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Premier business here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000279?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Plus business here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000277?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).

ETA: Not sure how many flights you can get, but if you want to fly during the promotional period mentioned on DD.com, you can really maximize these points as the reward redemption amount is based on pricing.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on June 11, 2013, 04:18:16 PM
Plus card here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000276?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Premier card here (https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Premier business here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000279?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).
Plus business here (https://creditcards.chase.com/6000277?CELL=66T9&vanity=a1/southwest/2ffhero).

ETA: Not sure how many flights you can get, but if you want to fly during the promotional period mentioned on DD.com, you can really maximize these points as the reward redemption amount is based on pricing.
But you need to book by 6/13.

I don't think the CC offers now will help for it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 11, 2013, 04:24:59 PM
But you need to book by 6/13.

I don't think the CC offers now will help for it.
Does SW "loan" points like Amex?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on June 11, 2013, 04:27:07 PM
Does SW "loan" points like Amex?
NAFAIK
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2013, 04:27:26 PM
Does SW "loan" points like Amex?
No.
And in 2 weeks AMEX won't as well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on June 11, 2013, 04:30:37 PM
Can you do the plus and premier version in a 3bm?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 11, 2013, 04:35:14 PM
Can you do the plus and premier version in a 3bm?
Not sure, but i believe it would work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on June 11, 2013, 04:45:46 PM
Can you do the plus and premier version in a 3bm?
Yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on June 11, 2013, 04:46:32 PM
Can you do the plus and premier version in a 3bm?
Might take some convincing as to why you need both, but it's feasible.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on June 11, 2013, 05:54:30 PM
Might take some convincing as to why you need both, but it's feasible.

A friend just did both. Auto approved for both. Now just have to see if the points post.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: magnus on June 11, 2013, 08:07:32 PM
Can you do the plus and premier version in a 3bm?

Back in Feb, I applied for the plus, premier (targeted) and Biz Plus.  Got the regular plus instantly.  had to call to answer some questions for the Biz Plus.  And the Premier I just ignored as I was just curious what would happen.  2 weeks later, I got word that I was accepted for the Premier.

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: raccah on June 12, 2013, 03:56:59 AM
Sorry - I posted links in a separate thread and I removed it - I had missed this thread. I saw the links (same as on MMS) some 3 pages back, but Dan - where are your links, does SW not have affiliate links now? Also, some asked if it is worth getting the companion pas for 18 month (if u max out ASAP) versus hoping for another chance and waiting till next year (so you get the full 24 month - I guess that is a personal decision?

Thanks,
David
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on June 12, 2013, 08:12:28 AM
Back in Feb, I applied for the plus, premier (targeted) and Biz Plus.  Got the regular plus instantly.  had to call to answer some questions for the Biz Plus.  And the Premier I just ignored as I was just curious what would happen.  2 weeks later, I got word that I was accepted for the Premier.

Get the points for both?   Same ffn?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on June 13, 2013, 01:32:44 AM
Get the points for both?   Same ffn?
I got the points for both the Premier and Plus (both personal) with the same FFN.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 13, 2013, 01:35:57 AM
I got the points for both the Premier and Plus (both personal) with the same FFN.
+3 (me , my wife and a friend!)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on June 17, 2013, 03:16:22 PM
Does Dan have a link?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on June 17, 2013, 07:07:42 PM
#:-s

How are you?
You met Jewda up there?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 08:14:55 PM
#:-s

How are you?
You met Jewda up there?

Please, please, tell me that's a fairy!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on June 23, 2013, 11:51:24 AM
I need to get a Southwest card for my shver's business should I get the premier or plus? Personal or business?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 23, 2013, 03:06:48 PM
I need to get a Southwest card for my shver's business should I get the premier or plus? Personal or business?
Why not multiple cards? Why specifically this card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on June 23, 2013, 04:50:41 PM
Why not multiple cards? Why specifically this card?

He flies specifically Southwest once a week and has a frequent flyer account and buys his tickets on a regular CC but I told him he should get a Southwest CC to get 2x points. He flies for business I just didnt know if the benefits were diff for personal or business. He can't deal with having multiple cards for the same thing he's not a churner :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2013, 04:53:42 PM
He flies specifically Southwest once a week and has a frequent flyer account and buys his tickets on a regular CC but I told him he should get a Southwest CC to get 2x points. He flies for business I just didnt know if the benefits were diff for personal or business. He can't deal with having multiple cards for the same thing he's not a churner :)
SP gives 2.14 points for all airline purchases and you can transfer to Southwest.
IB/IP give 60K points today that can be transferred to Southwest.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 23, 2013, 05:01:10 PM
SP gives 2.14 points for all airline purchases and you can transfer to Southwest.
IB/IP give 60K points today that can be transferred to Southwest.
... + the 5x at office supplies stores where you can get GC's.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2013, 05:11:18 PM
... + the 5x at office supplies stores where you can get GC's.
Including Southwest GCs!
5x on all Southwest purchases that way.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 23, 2013, 05:12:44 PM
Including Southwest GCs!
5x on all Southwest purchases that way.
What i meant, should have been more specific.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on June 23, 2013, 11:12:43 PM
SP gives 2.14 points for all airline purchases and you can transfer to Southwest.
IB/IP give 60K points today that can be transferred to Southwest.
\

He wants to get a companion pass and he's already got alot of points from his frequent flyer miles with Southwest. He wants to have all his points in one place and wants to combine his current Southwest points with the CC points. Can that be done with a SP/IB?

He's not the type to go and buy GCs to buy flights
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on June 23, 2013, 11:21:50 PM
And on a personal note (hence the new post) is there any card that I can exclusively use for GCs/VRs and not get a A/A or F/R?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 24, 2013, 09:40:24 AM
And on a personal note (hence the new post) is there any card that I can exclusively use for GCs/VRs and not get a A/A or F/R?
IMO, there is not really a card which will guarantee you a no A/A or F/R. It's all YMMV.
If you can provide legitimate reasons why you would be getting these cards if an A/A or F/R comes along, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on June 26, 2013, 08:18:24 PM
IMO, there is not really a card which will guarantee you a no A/A or F/R. It's all YMMV.
If you can provide legitimate reasons why you would be getting these cards if an A/A or F/R comes along, you should be fine.
K thanks.


I just found out that my father in law applied for a personal Southwest but got denied. I need to call for him but I want to be prepared for the quesitons they will ask. what info do I need from him?
1.Social security #
2.?
3.?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mickeyg on June 27, 2013, 08:59:14 AM
Any idea on how long it takes to receive the gift cards ordered with my Southwest points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on June 27, 2013, 09:12:50 AM
K thanks.


I just found out that my father in law applied for a personal Southwest but got denied. I need to call for him but I want to be prepared for the quesitons they will ask. what info do I need from him?
1.Social security #
2.?
3.?
You probably need SS and know some basic information like birthday, address and possible the security word used when applying for the card (usually mothers maiden name).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on June 27, 2013, 12:22:28 PM
Any idea on how long it takes to receive the gift cards ordered with my Southwest points?
You what???
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mickeyg on June 27, 2013, 12:35:05 PM
You what???
I know, I know....but I NEVER fly Southwest...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: MEIR613 on June 27, 2013, 12:41:27 PM
I know, I know....but I NEVER fly Southwest...
Still.....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on June 27, 2013, 01:11:12 PM
Still.....
Still what? What else can you do with them? A broker will maybe give you 1.1.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 27, 2013, 03:05:59 PM
Still what? What else can you do with them? A broker will maybe give you 1.1.
yes but it really isn't hard to sell to individual people for 1.3
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chofetzchaim on July 01, 2013, 02:43:55 PM
Just noticed that they are offering 50k again
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 01, 2013, 02:59:14 PM
Just noticed that they are offering 50k again
Yup, will have a link soon.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chofetzchaim on July 01, 2013, 03:32:47 PM
I got the Premier card in March, is it possible to get t or any of the other cards again now?
I can apply for the plus card and offer to close the Premier if they give me trouble with it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 02, 2013, 10:28:39 AM
I got  my first two cards about a month ago do you think I'll be able to get approved for this offer when it's out or is it not worth another credit pull?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 02, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
I got my premier a couple months ago, cleared that, and I got the plus shortly after and had chase match the last 50k offer. I am calling chase now to CL my premier onto my plus and hopefully will be able to sign up for it again. Will see.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 02, 2013, 03:34:33 PM
A little ticked about paying the fee right away....any ideas DDF?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2013, 06:15:58 PM
A little ticked about paying the fee right away....any ideas DDF?
Within a certain period of time, you can get it refunded (IME).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 02, 2013, 11:16:12 PM
Within a certain period of time, you can get it refunded (IME).

Yes you are correct, but only before the points clear from what iv'e learned. After the points clear (3 Mo.) the cards fee can't be refunded. Please let me know if I am wrong on that or if I can do something on the Premier card not to pay that awful $99 fee.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2013, 11:20:13 PM
Yes you are correct, but only before the points clear from what iv'e learned. After the points clear (3 Mo.) the cards fee can't be refunded. Please let me know if I am wrong on that or if I can do something on the Premier card not to pay that awful $99 fee.
I believe I saw something about the 3 months. Spend and get the signup before the 3 months and then close the card. I met the spend within the first month and closed the card about a month after that.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 02, 2013, 11:32:40 PM
I believe I saw something about the 3 months. Spend and get the signup before the 3 months and then close the card. I met the spend within the first month and closed the card about a month after that.

And you were all good?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 03, 2013, 01:07:25 AM
And you were all good?
this card works like all chase cards, if you cancel within 60 days they will refund you (of course nothing is set in stone though)

but i have heard several accounts of CSR getting really annoyed and accusing people of just abusing the system when closing SW cards immediately after getting the 50k,

 while that may mean nothing to you, i imagine that if a CSR realizes you are abusing the system you are much more likely to get A/A but that is just a theory
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 03, 2013, 10:33:49 AM
Does dan have a link for the 50k yet, he said a few days ago that he will have a link but I didn't see it anywhere?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 03, 2013, 11:18:28 PM
any gas stations that sell southwest cards? I want the 5x on the Freedom
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 03, 2013, 11:21:47 PM
I got my premier a couple months ago, cleared that, and I got the plus shortly after and had chase match the last 50k offer. I am calling chase now to CL my premier onto my plus and hopefully will be able to sign up for it again. Will see.

Was that answering my question?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CountValentine on July 08, 2013, 08:58:09 AM
Does dan have a link for the 50k yet, he said a few days ago that he will have a link but I didn't see it anywhere?
Bump
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2013, 09:57:02 AM
Bump
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa2/
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 08, 2013, 10:22:50 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa2/
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376

I just got my first 2 CCs about a month ago you think I'll get approved for a business Southwest and an Ink or is it not worth the credit pull for a definite decline?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 08, 2013, 10:26:55 AM
I got  my first two cards about a month ago do you think I'll be able to get approved for this offer when it's out or is it not worth another credit pull?

I got my premier a couple months ago, cleared that, and I got the plus shortly after and had chase match the last 50k offer. I am calling chase now to CL my premier onto my plus and hopefully will be able to sign up for it again. Will see.

Was that answering my question?

No, I wasn't answering your question directly, I was just posting to the forum my experience if it can be helpful. For you personally, you ask what to do with regards to you just having signed up for two cards and now want to get the SW, IMO I wouldn't sign up for it just yet, but really it depends on your age, how you have been using those cards, and your history etc to determine if its really "healthy" for you. If you are younger then I would say keep it cool to begin with, keep learning and sign up for the next best card in a portfolio in a couple months. However, if you feel like you have what it takes, then absolutely, sign up for it, the pull shouldn't hurt you, especially if you do a 2bm+.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on July 08, 2013, 10:30:44 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa2/
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376
Perfect timing, I'm doing an AOR in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 08, 2013, 10:37:10 AM
Did anyone have success getting the first year fee waived?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 08, 2013, 10:46:19 AM
Did anyone have success getting the first year fee waived?

Yeah, DDF'ers have reported meeting the threshold within a month, moving off the card (however you wish to do so) and getting the points. However I think they can take away your points before the 3mo.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 08, 2013, 10:50:00 AM
Consolidated my Premier onto my Plus less then a week ago. Haven't signed up for any cards in the last couple months since my 3bm+2bm.

1). How does it look if I sign up for another SW card if I just CL one over less then a week ago?
2). How does it look if I sign up for it with a 3bm? Chase Hyatt, Chase Freedom, Chase SW?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 08, 2013, 11:25:52 AM
Consolidated my Premier onto my Plus less then a week ago. Haven't signed up for any cards in the last couple months since my 3bm+2bm.

1). How does it look if I sign up for another SW card if I just CL one over less then a week ago?
2). How does it look if I sign up for it with a 3bm? Chase Hyatt, Chase Freedom, Chase SW?
Did you sign up for a lot of cards before that? If you have a lot of pulls within the year, it may be a little more work to get them approved. I don't think you should have a problem.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: listen2learn on July 08, 2013, 11:48:28 AM
Did you sign up for a lot of cards before that? If you have a lot of pulls within the year, it may be a little more work to get them approved. I don't think you should have a problem.

6 other cards since Jan 2013.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 08, 2013, 02:53:21 PM

No, I wasn't answering your question directly, I was just posting to the forum my experience if it can be helpful. For you personally, you ask what to do with regards to you just having signed up for two cards and now want to get the SW, IMO I wouldn't sign up for it just yet, but really it depends on your age, how you have been using those cards, and your history etc to determine if its really "healthy" for you. If you are younger then I would say keep it cool to begin with, keep learning and sign up for the next best card in a portfolio in a couple months. However, if you feel like you have what it takes, then absolutely, sign up for it, the pull shouldn't hurt you, especially if you do a 2bm+.

thanks much appreciated. I was asking more about whether the CC company will say to chill out. I know I can handle more cards I just want to know if they will say to hang on bc Ive only had two CCs for about a month.

I have a freedom and a united but I need a CC to be able to combine the points and I also want to get the companion pass with the SW CCs. Any Ideas on how to approach this?  Should I do 2 Business SW cc's and an Ink?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: RJ898 on July 08, 2013, 04:09:04 PM
2 personal or 2 biz?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 08, 2013, 04:27:05 PM
2 personal or 2 biz?

2 Biz. I figure it will be more of a chance for me to get aproved for all 3 and say I need each one differently for diff aspects of my biz.

Or should I do 2 personals? If I do that I need a card to be able to combine my United and UR points along with getting the companion pass
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 08, 2013, 07:54:33 PM
TPG has a post today that the offer will end August 6 2013.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2013, 11:26:36 PM
TPG has a post today that the offer will end August 6 2013.
Confirmed on my end.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: davidd75 on July 09, 2013, 02:30:43 PM
Yeah, DDF'ers have reported meeting the threshold within a month, moving off the card (however you wish to do so) and getting the points. However I think they can take away your points before the 3mo.
I think ZevWold mean getting first year waived by sending sm without moving off card within 30 or 60 days of posting of annual fee

anybody tried sm with this card to get first year waived???
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiley face on July 09, 2013, 05:27:39 PM
When does the AF post?
And from what i understand getting the AF removed is YMMV?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: cozmohoot on July 09, 2013, 08:16:20 PM
SP gives 2.14 points for all airline purchases and you can transfer to Southwest.
IB/IP give 60K points today that can be transferred to Southwest.
what ratio does ur transfer to sw?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on July 09, 2013, 08:18:55 PM
what ratio does ur transfer to sw?
1:1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiley face on July 09, 2013, 09:20:52 PM
Can you lose the points if you close the card within 3 months (not to pay the AF)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 09, 2013, 09:43:20 PM
Can you lose the points if you close the card within 3 months (not to pay the AF)?
Can't lose if you use or sell before hand...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiley face on July 09, 2013, 09:55:27 PM
Can't lose if you use or sell before hand...
Yes I know that, referring if you didn't sell or use (like united).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: cozmohoot on July 09, 2013, 10:09:51 PM
Can you lose the points if you close the card within 3 months (not to pay the AF)?
af is after 3 months?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YT on July 11, 2013, 10:54:26 PM
1:1

Is there a fee to transfer points? I was speaking to another DDF'r and he told me the CC companies dont like transfering so they charge a fee for it
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on July 11, 2013, 11:14:27 PM
Is there a fee to transfer points? I was speaking to another DDF'r and he told me the CC companies dont like transfering so they charge a fee for it
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on July 18, 2013, 05:06:23 PM
Can you lose the points if you close the card within 3 months (not to pay the AF)?
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on July 19, 2013, 02:25:39 PM
No.
Officially you can. I don't believe it ever happened.  :-\
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: gozalim on July 23, 2013, 05:05:40 PM
2 Biz. I figure it will be more of a chance for me to get aproved for all 3 and say I need each one differently for diff aspects of my biz.

Or should I do 2 personals? If I do that I need a card to be able to combine my United and UR points along with getting the companion pass
did you end up applying for the 2 Biz SW?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiley face on July 28, 2013, 02:50:06 AM
1-When does the Annual Fee post?
2-As soon as I reach 110,00 points can I use my free companion pass?
3-Can I book a ticket before I have the 110,000, to a later date where I will have the 110,00 and use the free companion pass then?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on July 28, 2013, 07:31:01 AM
1-When does the Annual Fee post?
2-As soon as I reach 110,00 points can I use my free companion pass?
3-Can I book a ticket before I have the 110,000, to a later date where I will have the 110,00 and use the free companion pass then?
First billing statement.
Yes.
Yes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiley face on July 28, 2013, 10:12:45 AM
First billing statement.
Yes.
Yes.
Thanks.
Any way around the annual fee?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 29, 2013, 05:04:25 PM
If I apply for both SW cards what could I tell then why I need both cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
If I apply for both SW cards what could I tell then why I need both cards?

Are both personal or 1 personal , one biz?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 29, 2013, 05:35:10 PM
Both personal
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 29, 2013, 05:35:56 PM
Both personal
Separate different expenses...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 29, 2013, 05:50:28 PM
But I have a few cards with then already, how many separate expenses could one person have?     ETA and besides that they could see that I have many active cards from different cc companys.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 29, 2013, 05:55:08 PM
But I have a few cards with then already, how many separate expenses could one person have?
You will be earning different points with these cards... Other cards can be for other types of points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 06:26:45 PM
But I have a few cards with then already, how many separate expenses could one person have?     ETA and besides that they could see that I have many active cards from different cc companys.

When I did both SW personal .. and they asked me..

I told them I use one for everyday personal ... and I keep one seperately for medical expense bills and stuff for my work FSA account...

The rep was like "That's completely understandable"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 29, 2013, 06:57:41 PM
Did you get approved for both?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on July 29, 2013, 07:47:13 PM
I applyed for both personal got pending on both, I called reconsideration they approved me one, but they say that both applications were for the premier, is there any way that  I could see now what application I submitted?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on July 29, 2013, 07:48:28 PM
I applyed for both personal got pending on both, I called reconsideration they approved me one, but they say that both applications were for the premier, is there any way that  I could see now what application I submitted?
If you just applied, re-apply for the "other" card. Shouldn't get an extra pull.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aviz on July 30, 2013, 03:31:28 PM
Did you get approved for both?
Yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: davidd75 on August 01, 2013, 12:30:59 PM
Has anybody had any success having them waive the annual fee the first year on these southwest chase cards?  It appears some cards you are able to but others such as the Chase British airways you cannot
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: cozmohoot on August 01, 2013, 12:56:07 PM
no wiki..
can i use these points in 2 years from now even if i cancel the card in 1 year?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on August 01, 2013, 02:06:29 PM
no wiki..
can i use these points in 2 years from now even if i cancel the card in 1 year?

I googled "how long does it take for sw points to expire" and quickly found
Quote
Members' accounts will remain active as long as the Member earns points at least once every 24 months

Before you cancel the card use it for even a 1 dollar charge and that will start your 24 months again. There are other ways to keep the points going if after that point they are about to expire.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: avadah on August 01, 2013, 06:53:15 PM
Can SW points be transferred to anything that flies international?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 01, 2013, 06:56:25 PM
Can SW points be transferred to anything that flies international?
Southwest/Airtran flies to Mexico. Thats international. But I doubt thats what you mean :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: avadah on August 01, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
Southwest/Airtran flies to Mexico. Thats international. But I doubt thats what you mean :)
Correct.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: myb821 on August 04, 2013, 12:44:15 PM
anyone know if i need to use new FF# for a new credit card if i have had one before?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 04, 2013, 08:13:41 PM
anyone know if i need to use new FF# for a new credit card if i have had one before?
better to, but I've been successful several times without making a new FF
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dbgcke on August 05, 2013, 10:51:45 AM
Can I transfer from my wife to my account and be eligible for the 110K companion bonus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on August 05, 2013, 01:38:33 PM
Does the plus card look different than the premier?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2013, 01:42:27 PM
Does the plus card look different than the premier?
Yes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on August 05, 2013, 01:46:42 PM
What's the difference?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2013, 01:55:41 PM
What's the difference?
One's black and one's blue..
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on August 05, 2013, 07:03:38 PM
I am sure it was asked already, but can I apply for the business and the consumer card at the same time?
Has anyone done it and been approved for both cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2013, 07:05:53 PM
I am sure it was asked already, but can I apply for the business and the consumer card at the same time?
Has anyone done it and been approved for both cards?
Yes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on August 05, 2013, 07:16:23 PM
Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on August 05, 2013, 07:33:58 PM
I did 2 applications and it said offer unavailable!?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2013, 07:38:20 PM
I did 2 applications and it said offer unavailable!?
Read incognito instructions here:
http://www.dansdeals.com/credit-cards
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on August 05, 2013, 09:38:31 PM
Wow they really grilled me, but I was approved for a personal SW card.
They asked why I closed my last SW card.
They did not want to move over my credit line from my freedom card unless I close it even though I have 18,000 credit line on it
I asked to think about it so I can play HUCA , but she said I need to give an answer right away or else the application will be declined.
I asked to speak to her supervisor and Thank hashem the super was nice and let it through.

Is it to risky for me to apply for a business one now?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on August 05, 2013, 09:51:10 PM
Wow. It sounds like Chase is getting testy!

Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on August 05, 2013, 09:53:22 PM
Wow. It sounds like Chase is getting testy!

Different people = different experiences.

I had a 2bm declined. Managed to get both approved in one phone call.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on August 05, 2013, 10:07:16 PM
How many cards have you had in total from Chase?

My point is the churns and multiple churns seem to be getting more scrutinized 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on August 05, 2013, 10:10:04 PM
How many cards have you had in total from Chase?

My point is the churns and multiple churns seem to be getting more scrutinized

Up to 10 now.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Homeandl on August 06, 2013, 11:00:14 AM
Today is the last day of the SW 50k offer,
As a New Yorker how does Southwest Airlines compare to British Airways for short haul trips?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on August 06, 2013, 11:17:29 AM
Doesn't even compare.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 06, 2013, 11:55:32 AM
Doesn't even compare.
-1 with companion passes it is often cheaper
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Homeandl on August 06, 2013, 12:18:46 PM
Maybe I'll start applying for Chase airline co-branded cards only after I'm done churning every UR card I possibly can, better currency and instant 1:1 transfer of points....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 06, 2013, 12:53:03 PM
-1 with companion passes it is often cheaper
A lot less convenient though.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on August 06, 2013, 02:17:17 PM
-1 with companion passes it is often cheaper
Sometimes, but you must also take into consideration that you're much more limited with destinations.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2013, 02:18:15 PM
Sometimes, but you must also take into consideration that you're much more limited with destinations.
And you have to consider that SWA doesn't have capacity controls, gives 2 free bags, and allows you to speculatively make bookings at low rates and then cancel with no penalty.

They're both good to have in your back pocket.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: meshugener on August 06, 2013, 02:27:20 PM
Agreed, I take back my words that they don't even compare, but I'd still rather accumulate BA over SW, just because of more available destinations.
I get 3 free bags on AA (when traveling + wife and daughter) which is usually enough for me on domestic.
But yes, no capacity control is a big (huge) plus for SW.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: milechazzer on August 06, 2013, 02:30:08 PM
I'm thinking about applying today for the Southwest card, and would appreciate recommendations for some other chase cards to apply for at the same time. I already have a Sapphire Preferred Visa and United Visa (no annual fee), so I was thinking about doing the Southwest, Ink and Freedom. Can anyone guide me as whether these are the best choices to add to my collection?  Am I better off with Ink Plus or Ink Bold?

Also how has Chase been with 3BM and 4BM applications? Do they generally ok, but YMMV?

Have people generally been just as successful using one browser and clearing the cookies after each application?

thx
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moko on August 06, 2013, 02:34:45 PM
And you have to consider that SWA doesn't have capacity controls, gives 2 free bags, and allows you to speculatively make bookings at low rates and then cancel with no penalty.

They're both good to have in your back pocket.
never thought I'd hear that from Dan  :D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: nocknock on August 06, 2013, 02:40:41 PM
Do they waive the annual fee for the first year by SM'ing?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Homeandl on August 06, 2013, 03:07:07 PM
Agreed with BA providing more available destinations out of NY, which makes it a better card to have
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zanvel on August 06, 2013, 03:33:01 PM
I have 2 chase bolds plus a couple of personal chase cards, I applied for the business SW card & was rejected "too much credit & too many inquiries" I offered to move around/close some accts, they said NO!!   what do u suggest I do now. what do I say when I call back? should I cancel card 1st??  pls help!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 06, 2013, 03:35:47 PM
I have 2 chase bolds plus a couple of personal chase cards, I applied for the business SW card & was rejected "too much credit & too many inquiries" I offered to move around/close some accts, they said NO!!   what do u suggest I do now. what do I say when I call back? should I cancel card 1st??  pls help!!
Try using SM or HUCA. Don't cancel a card before getting approved for another card. Your open cards are leverage.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Mimi K. on August 06, 2013, 03:55:58 PM
-1 with companion passes it is often Sometimes cheaper
FTFY
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: milechazzer on August 06, 2013, 04:35:43 PM
I'm thinking about applying today for the Southwest card, and would appreciate recommendations for some other chase cards to apply for at the same time. I already have a Sapphire Preferred Visa and United Visa (no annual fee), so I was thinking about doing the Southwest, Ink and Freedom. Can anyone guide me as whether these are the best choices to add to my collection?  Am I better off with Ink Plus or Ink Bold?

Also how has Chase been with 3BM and 4BM applications? Do they generally ok, but YMMV?

Have people generally been just as successful using one browser and clearing the cookies after each application?

thx

Hooray! All three were pending or declined, but got approved for all 3, after a call with Chase Reconsideration. Very impressed with how proactive and helpful the rep was with moving credit limits around to make it work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2013, 05:00:51 PM
Hooray! All three were pending or declined, but got approved for all 3, after a call with Chase Reconsideration. Very impressed with how proactive and helpful the rep was with moving credit limits around to make it work.
Share here :)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zanvel on August 06, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
I did the HU part of HUCA, when I CA, what do I say, or what do I say when i SM them
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: milechazzer on August 06, 2013, 06:30:24 PM
Share here :)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32376

done
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 07, 2013, 06:58:39 AM
never thought I'd hear that from Dan  :D
Dan once speculated in a post about switching over to the "Dark Side." :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zanvel on August 07, 2013, 10:00:03 PM
I called recon today for the  2nd time in 2 days, the guy said "I see u called yesterday, has anything changed since yesterday' I said yes, its a day later ;).  I offered to move around credit or close other ones  he still wouldn't budge, cuz too many requests & 4 cc opened from jan-may.  I also got from him, that business AND personal are BOTH counted. dan seems to say they are counted seperatley..... anyway,  any ideas what to say, or what to SM???
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: dirah on August 07, 2013, 10:13:10 PM
I called recon today for the  2nd time in 2 days, the guy said "I see u called yesterday, has anything changed since yesterday' I said yes, its a day later ;).  I offered to move around credit or close other ones  he still wouldn't budge, cuz too many requests & 4 cc opened from jan-may.  I also got from him, that business AND personal are BOTH counted. dan seems to say they are counted seperatley..... anyway,  any ideas what to say, or what to SM???
HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA,
if that doesn't work then HUCA
עד עולם.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 08, 2013, 01:09:35 AM
Sometimes, but you must also take into consideration that you're much more limited with destinations.
If you just want to keep your options open, i hear ya.

But if you know where you will often be traveling you might find SW to be much better than BA, for instance i travel from DEN-NYC about four times a year with my wife and two kids, BA basically is useless (extremely limited options, about 30k roundtrip with a stopover) and SW has an abundance of flights which are about 6500 points a way so with my two companion passes (which also means i have 220k) i can fly my family for a total of 26k with 8 free pieces of luggage. Thats two years of free flying with four cc's!

Beat that.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zanvel on August 08, 2013, 08:09:37 AM
Steve! What do I say to them when I keep on HUCA?!?   They keep repeating the same thing to me!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 08, 2013, 11:31:13 AM
Steve! What do I say to them when I keep on HUCA?!?   They keep repeating the same thing to me!!
try the credit analyst number instead or try calling right before calling center closes, also business is always harder in my opinion
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on August 11, 2013, 08:41:37 PM
Did anyone have success getting 2 personals approved.

CSR told me that its the same product even though its technically not. One is the plus and one is the premier.....

anyway she wouldn't give in and only approved me for one. Any eitzos??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 11, 2013, 09:22:45 PM
Did anyone have success getting 2 personals approved.

CSR told me that its the same product even though its technically not. One is the plus and one is the premier.....

anyway she wouldn't give in and only approved me for one. Any eitzos??
I believe you just need to convince them that you need the different/same products.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yosefchaim on August 11, 2013, 09:34:41 PM
Is there still a link working for the 50k? Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: EJB on August 11, 2013, 09:44:29 PM
Did anyone have success getting 2 personals approved.

CSR told me that its the same product even though its technically not. One is the plus and one is the premier.....

anyway she wouldn't give in and only approved me for one. Any eitzos??

Separate personal spend into categories? Small/large purcahses? Not sure if one for the AU primarily would work (they might not like that)...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on August 11, 2013, 10:14:35 PM
I believe you just need to convince them that you need the different/same products.
Ok will try again tomorrow. Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on August 12, 2013, 03:20:48 PM
I just got 2 personals approved. I told them I needed it to track different expenses.

They closed my UNited which was just up for its annual, and took 5k from a diff account to give me both cards......beauty!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on August 12, 2013, 09:02:12 PM
Help, I dont see a way out of this one...

While my two personal southwests went through np.

My wife only got one and chase claims its a duplicate (same exact application) Although I did double check before submission, its possible they are right and theres no way to prove it on my end.

Is there any way at all to get this through.

We are a family of four and I was seriously counting on these two companion passes!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 13, 2013, 12:21:45 AM
Help, I dont see a way out of this one...

While my two personal southwests went through np.

My wife only got one and chase claims its a duplicate (same exact application) Although I did double check before submission, its possible they are right and theres no way to prove it on my end.

Is there any way at all to get this through.

We are a family of four and I was seriously counting on these two companion passes!
When did she apply for the cards? If it was today, maybe you can still submit another app for her. If they pull another time, maybe you can get it merged. You can also get the business card for her, or just buy tons of VR or GC's.
Title: Chase Southwest 50,000 sign up bonus miles back?
Post by: ilherman on August 15, 2013, 10:00:11 AM
Got a email from SW that they offer 50,000 miles after signing up for there Chase CC, though it came with a invitation code.
here is what it says,
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER.
Apply for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card before September 15, 2013.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on August 15, 2013, 10:52:55 AM
When did she apply for the cards? If it was today, maybe you can still submit another app for her. If they pull another time, maybe you can get it merged. You can also get the business card for her, or just buy tons of VR or GC's.

I appreciate your response and all your responses until now

No,

The application is 10 days old.

I'm grappling with whether to apply for 2 25k business cards now...she did a 2bm with them at the end of June and another 2bm with them 10 days ago which ended up being this duplicate of 50k that is messing us up.

I guess there is no way to "switch" an application once it is in???

If I do have to figure out a way of getting another SW 50k into the account, when would be the deadline to qualify for companion?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 15, 2013, 11:11:43 AM
you must earn all 110k during 2013 so the last day would be december 31st 2013
Title: Re: Chase Southwest 50,000 sign up bonus miles back?
Post by: Racer7400 on August 15, 2013, 12:50:58 PM
I got the same email. Please next time post on the existing thread please. Thanx.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on August 20, 2013, 10:26:12 AM
I applyed for both personal got pending on both, I called reconsideration they approved me one, but they say that both applications were for the premier, is there any way that  I could see now what application I submitted?
update after 2 HUCA they approved me the second card after closing another card they didn't even ask me why I need 2 SW cards and she even told me she sees that I called already today about this app so never give up even if they say it's the same card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: aj26 on August 20, 2013, 01:36:00 PM
Approved for  sw per and biz on August 7. Here's my plan to get companion pass for 2014 and 15.
Spend must be completed by Nov 6.
Set my billing date to be on the 5th of the month. Spend 2k on each card on Nov. 6.
Statement will normally close on Dec 5th, but on Dec 2nd, call to change billing date to the 1st of the month. That should push of the closing date to Jan 1st.
Any reason why this wouldn't work?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: EJB on August 20, 2013, 02:16:28 PM
Chase just reported by 110kth mile today and SW should post it tomorrow. Time to plan some trips!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 21, 2013, 08:27:21 PM
Approved for  sw per and biz on August 7. Here's my plan to get companion pass for 2014 and 15.
Spend must be completed by Nov 6.
Set my billing date to be on the 5th of the month. Spend 2k on each card on Nov. 6.
Statement will normally close on Dec 5th, but on Dec 2nd, call to change billing date to the 1st of the month. That should push of the closing date to Jan 1st.
Any reason why this wouldn't work?
All points need to post in a calendar year.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: EJB on August 21, 2013, 09:34:32 PM
Chase just reported by 110kth mile today and SW should post it tomorrow. Time to plan some trips!

Update: booked my first companion flight :). How long does it take for the pass to arrive? And if I don't get it before my flight (1.5 weeks), can my companion still come with me?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 21, 2013, 09:48:54 PM
Update: booked my first companion flight :). How long does it take for the pass to arrive? And if I don't get it before my flight (1.5 weeks), can my companion still come with me?
About a week.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 22, 2013, 01:22:45 AM
and they NEVER EVER ask for the card, the two times i offered it the women wanted to know why i was giving it to her and told me i don't have to
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 22, 2013, 08:47:37 AM
and they NEVER EVER ask for the card, the two times i offered it the women wanted to know why i was giving it to her and told me i don't have to
Useful for accessing the A List line ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
I was declined for SW the day before 50K ended, but Case said i can shift the line from my United Club card and close it to get approved. Should I??

I also have United Explorer...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 10:42:03 AM
Can you take credit from a few cards and not have any closed?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 10:46:11 AM
No, because all of the cards i have are at their minimum CL. I have Freedom, SP, both United, IP. They said they are my biggest lendor and i have the maximum allowed CL as of right now.

May was IP, June was 2 United, so they weren't too thrilled lol.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 11:38:58 AM
I'd close down my regular United over my United Club.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 12:09:08 PM
I'd close down my regular United over my United Club.

I was all for that, but since the CL on the regular United is 2k and the minimum for the SW is 5K, that was a no go. My Club is 8k

Stupidly i applied for the SW Premier* instead of the SW regular, which probably had the 2k minimum. Blame this on my greed to have the best card of the 2. I'm going to call and ask if it's possible to switch the app to the SW regular and then shift the line from regular United to get approved, but i have to make sure i would still get the 50K as well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 22, 2013, 12:09:59 PM
I was all for that, but since the CL on the regular United is 2k and the minimum for the SW is 5K, that was a no go. My Club is 8k

Stupidly i applied for the SW Plus instead of the SW regular, which probably had the 2k minimum. Blame this on my greed to have the best card of the 2. I'm going to call and ask if it's possible to switch the app to the SW regular and then shift the line from regular United to get approved, but i have to make sure i would still get the 50K as well.
They won't take 5k from the Club card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 12:11:55 PM
They won't take 5k from the Club card?

According to the person i spoke with 8k was Club minimum.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 12:15:27 PM
Try SM.

What are your CL on each card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 12:36:56 PM
Try SM.

What are your CL on each card?

Freedom 2.5k, SP 5.2k, IP 5k, Explorer 2k, Club 8k.

I shifted 1k from both Freedom and SP to get the Explorer approved.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2013, 12:51:09 PM
Have reallocation move lines to Freedom and then Recon again.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
Reallocation can move lines even though all cards are at their supposed minimums??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on August 22, 2013, 03:47:50 PM
Reallocation can move lines even though all cards are at their supposed minimums??
Yup, minimums are for approval they can be lowered after.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on August 22, 2013, 03:50:17 PM
Reallocation can move lines even though all cards are at their supposed minimums??

CMIIW
The minimum is only to start the card, once you have the card I am pretty sure you could go below the minimum required.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 23, 2013, 10:07:00 AM
First off, thanks to Sky, MP, lfas, Red and Dan for advice... I put all the suggestions together and decided to give Chase a call for must have been the 10th time, regarding these SW cards.

1st call was to Reallocation (To put there minimum CL's to the test): Shifted 6k from Club to Freedom

2nd call to Biz Recon: "We would like to see some more usage on the business side and CL sufficient yada yada." Went over the usual options of CL shift, waiting a little while and reapplying to get it approved, but i told her i'd think about it. Because while i was speaking with her i remembered someone saying they are able to shift personal CL to business and not vice versa. SO.......

3rd call to Pers Recon: "looks like your CL are sufficient and Chase doesn't want to give you anymore, but would you like to shift some?" told him i've considered that but based on my travel plans and usage i would like to keep everything where it is. "let me ask you a few questions" "give me a few min and i'll see if we can give you the minimum." "Ok, i was able to get you approved for 2k"  8)  If he didn't surprise me with an approval, i would have shifted the 5k to get the personal approved, then waited for the card to come and reallocated again to get the biz approved  ;)

That just opened up the door for me to shift 5k from freedom to get SW biz approved, without having to close any cards.  ;D

Crazy turn of events!
 
Thanks again and companion pass here i come!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 23, 2013, 10:43:36 AM
First off, thanks to Sky, MP, lfas, Red and Dan for advice... I put all the suggestions together and decided to give Chase a call for must have been the 10th time, regarding these SW cards.

1st call was to Reallocation (To put there minimum CL's to the test): Shifted 6k from Club to Freedom

2nd call to Biz Recon: "We would like to see some more usage on the business side and CL sufficient yada yada." Went over the usual options of CL shift, waiting a little while and reapplying to get it approved, but i told her i'd think about it. Because while i was speaking with her i remembered someone saying they are able to shift personal CL to business and not vice versa. SO.......

3rd call to Pers Recon: "looks like your CL are sufficient and Chase doesn't want to give you anymore, but would you like to shift some?" told him i've considered that but based on my travel plans and usage i would like to keep everything where it is. "let me ask you a few questions" "give me a few min and i'll see if we can give you the minimum." "Ok, i was able to get you approved for 2k"  8)  If he didn't surprise me with an approval, i would have shifted the 5k to get the personal approved, then waited for the card to come and reallocated again to get the biz approved  ;)

That just opened up the door for me to shift 5k from freedom to get SW biz approved, without having to close any cards.  ;D

Crazy turn of events!
 
Thanks again and companion pass here i come!
Congrats on getting the card approved! Persistence does pay off (but may be YMMV with cc's).
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hollawood24 on August 23, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
Congrats on getting the card approved! Persistence does pay off (but may be YMMV with cc's).

Definitely YMMV. Now i feel like these reps hold back a lot times, because this situation shows me that have more pull than they are leading on.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 03:10:17 PM
Is it still possible to get this offer. The link from the main page doesnt seem to work for me with IE or Firefox. Is there a different link?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 04:11:40 PM
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 23, 2013, 04:12:28 PM
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?

No, you won't LOSE any points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 04:19:01 PM
Thanks! Just wanted to make sure. Really never familiarized myself with Southwest program.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: eljay07 on August 26, 2013, 11:00:41 AM
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on August 26, 2013, 11:14:08 AM
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.
You can book other people with your SW miles very easily. IMO, if you don't have any travel plans, get the SW and have a companion pass in the case you do need to travel.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: PETERP on August 26, 2013, 03:12:52 PM
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?


  FYI You will not lose the points, but you will lose the ability to redeem them for GCs if you don't have a SW card open.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 27, 2013, 02:06:36 AM
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.
you cannot use your companion pass unless you fly as well,
you must designate one person at a time as your companion
you can only change the person 3 times a calendar year,

so in order to sell your companion pass you must fly and the person paying for it must have been made companion earlier and be flying with you, and the amounts of times you can do this are very limited

so the answer to your question about monetizing the companion pass is, not really!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: zek on August 27, 2013, 08:41:55 AM
Can someone confirm the min spend requirement for the premium card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 08:46:36 AM
Can someone confirm the min spend requirement for the premium card?
2k
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 27, 2013, 09:58:41 AM
Do you have to earn all the points to qualify for a companion pass by December? Or does it still pay to wait until January?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 10:02:01 AM
Do you have to earn all the points to qualify for a companion pass by December? Or does it still pay to wait until January?
All within a calendar year. If you have travel plans for this year, it may be worth it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 27, 2013, 10:03:27 AM
All within a calendar year. If you have travel plans for this year, it may be worth it.

So, I guess I have to spend it all by December. Too bad.
Did that change recently?
I thought I remember reading to wait until January so you'd have to pass for longer.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 10:15:28 AM
So, I guess I have to spend it all by December. Too bad.
Did that change recently?
I thought I remember reading to wait until January so you'd have to pass for longer.
I believe that was in reference to waiting to do the spending/bonuses posting until the next year.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 27, 2013, 10:17:05 AM
I believe that was in reference to waiting to do the spending/bonuses posting until the next year.

Why would it be worth it to wait unless you were allowed to earn the 110K not just within a calendar year?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 10:21:13 AM
Why would it be worth it to wait unless you were allowed to earn the 110K not just within a calendar year?
If you got your first card at the end of 2013, it would be worth it to wait to complete the spend until 2014 so that the bonus counts towards the 2014 CP.
For the 2nd card, it obviously wouldn't make sense to wait.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on August 28, 2013, 03:17:44 PM
Thanks.


Q can I book a flight now for myself and then next month when I get my companion pass call up and have a friend added to the ticket ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on August 28, 2013, 03:27:38 PM
Thanks.


Q can I book a flight now for myself and then next month when I get my companion pass call up and have a friend added to the ticket ?

Yes as long as there is an available seat on the flight
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yankel on September 02, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
Somebody asked this 5-6 pages up thread, but I'm going to ask again.

Can I somehow push of the completion of the 2k spending into January to gain an extra year of CP?

Here is my situation. I signed up for two SW cards (one bus and 1 personal). I signed up on August 13. I called chase and they said I had 103 days to complete spend. Thought it was 90 days, but rep confirmed 103 days. This would make the last day that I can spend November 24. Can I spend 1,999 before nov 24, and the last dollar on the 24. I would then call up and change the close date to the 20th. That would make it that it wont post before Dec 20.

How many days past the close date to the SW points usually take to post?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on September 02, 2013, 07:04:37 PM
Somebody asked this 5-6 pages up thread, but I'm going to ask again.

Can I somehow push of the completion of the 2k spending into January to gain an extra year of CP?

Here is my situation. I signed up for two SW cards (one bus and 1 personal). I signed up on August 13. I called chase and they said I had 103 days to complete spend. Thought it was 90 days, but rep confirmed 103 days. This would make the last day that I can spend November 24. Can I spend 1,999 before nov 24, and the last dollar on the 24. I would then call up and change the close date to the 20th. That would make it that it wont post before Dec 20.

How many days past the close date to the SW points usually take to post?
1-3
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yankel on September 02, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
Past first close date or 2nd?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2013, 08:34:34 AM
Past first close date or 2nd?
Should be after you hit the spend.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on September 03, 2013, 09:05:20 AM
1-3
-1 took like 7 for me
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jp on September 04, 2013, 09:37:33 AM
I'm being charged the annual fee for both cards.
Chase would like to see the promo code which waives the first year annual fee.
Please advise...
Title: Southwest Credit Cards Annual Fee
Post by: jp on September 09, 2013, 10:55:06 AM
Chase not waiving first year annual fee until I provide the promo code.
Title: Re: Southwest Credit Cards Annual Fee
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2013, 11:09:00 AM
Chase not waiving first year annual fee until I provide the promo code.
I've never heard of a promo code waiving the fee for the SW cards. Someone CMIIW.
The 6k/3k annual bonus should make up for the fee anyways.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on September 09, 2013, 11:19:38 AM
Somebody asked this 5-6 pages up thread, but I'm going to ask again.

Can I somehow push of the completion of the 2k spending into January to gain an extra year of CP?

Here is my situation. I signed up for two SW cards (one bus and 1 personal). I signed up on August 13. I called chase and they said I had 103 days to complete spend. Thought it was 90 days, but rep confirmed 103 days. This would make the last day that I can spend November 24. Can I spend 1,999 before nov 24, and the last dollar on the 24. I would then call up and change the close date to the 20th. That would make it that it wont post before Dec 20.

How many days past the close date to the SW points usually take to post?
I wonder if this would work.
Close your SW account before the points post, reopen another one in 2014 and call Chase to get the points recredited to your new account. Maybe the points will get stuck when transferring from SW. When they hit your account in 2014, they should count towards the 2014 CP.
Care to try this? :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jp on September 09, 2013, 11:25:47 AM
I understand that the bonus will make up for the fee, but has anyone been able to get the first year annual fees waived?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 11:29:01 AM
I understand that the bonus will make up for the fee, but has anyone been able to get the first year annual fees waived?
I was able to cancel the card and get a refund.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jp on September 09, 2013, 11:36:32 AM
I don't want to cancel the card because a credit check was done and I would like to get the mileage.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2013, 11:39:04 AM
I don't want to cancel the card because a credit check was done and I would like to get the mileage.

Cancel after you get the miles.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jp on September 09, 2013, 11:47:25 AM
Cancelling will ruin my credit history. Will try to move the funds over to a new card, but it's too soon.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 11:58:06 AM
Cancelling will ruin my credit history. Will try to move the funds over to a new card, but it's too soon.
If you can meet the spend within the first month, you can then move the credit over to a different Chase card. This way you can get the refund and not affect your CS.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jp on September 09, 2013, 12:00:27 PM
How do I get a Southwest account # without having the credit card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 12:10:41 PM
How do I get a Southwest account # without having the credit card?
You can sign up for their program on the website.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 7-11 on September 09, 2013, 05:16:50 PM
Which agent buys SW points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on September 09, 2013, 08:39:17 PM
I was able to cancel the card and get a refund.

did you cancel both sw cards or just one?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 09:49:59 PM
did you cancel both sw cards or just one?
I personally had canceled one at the time. You will not lose the points if you do not have the cards. (Assuming you already got the bonus)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 09, 2013, 10:43:01 PM
I personally had canceled one at the time. You will not lose the points if you do not have the cards. (Assuming you already got the bonus)
But you will lose the option to cash in for gift cards
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on September 10, 2013, 09:08:12 PM
I personally had canceled one at the time. You will not lose the points if you do not have the cards. (Assuming you already got the bonus)
if i'm going to cancel one of them and also want to apply for the BA card, should i apply first and call reconsideration right away to offer to move the credit line?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sr5 on September 16, 2013, 09:16:09 PM
Can someone please help me in Plain English without any initials?! (you can use initials after you explain. for example-SW=southwest) I read about 30 pages of this and still cannot figure out 100% what I need to do in order to get the companion pass.
I signed up for 2 southwest credit cards and did not put in a rapid rewards #. I have one because I travel. How do I get all the points together after I spend $2000 on each card? It seems pretty confusing from all the posts that I read. Can I call them up and put the cards on my Rapid Rewards account or do I have to make a new one? will they automatically assign an account number for each credit card? do I have to transfer the points into other types of points first?
Thank you in advance for your clarification!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on September 16, 2013, 09:45:07 PM
Can someone please help me in Plain English without any initials?! (you can use initials after you explain. for example-SW=southwest) I read about 30 pages of this and still cannot figure out 100% what I need to do in order to get the companion pass.
I signed up for 2 southwest credit cards and did not put in a rapid rewards #. I have one because I travel. How do I get all the points together after I spend $2000 on each card? It seems pretty confusing from all the posts that I read. Can I call them up and put the cards on my Rapid Rewards account or do I have to make a new one? will they automatically assign an account number for each credit card? do I have to transfer the points into other types of points first?
Thank you in advance for your clarification!!!
It's pretty simple actually.
Chase will assign a Rapid Rewards number for both of your cards. You can call SW and have them merge your other RR account with the one Chase gave you(you can find that number on your statements or by calling). Points earned transfer over to SW automatically. Once you hit 110,000 points, you will get your CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on September 17, 2013, 12:09:20 AM
It's pretty simple actually.
Chase will assign a Rapid Rewards number for both of your cards. You can call SW and have them merge your other RR account with the one Chase gave you(you can find that number on your statements or by calling). Points earned transfer over to SW automatically. Once you hit 110,000 points, you will get your CP.

Please CMIIW* but doesn't having two merged accounts mess up the companion pass? As in if each account earns 55k for a total of 110k since they are separate accounts they will not get the companion pass? I remember reading something about this a while back.

*Correct me if i'm wrong
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on September 17, 2013, 12:14:48 AM
Please CMIIW* but doesn't having two merged accounts mess up the companion pass? As in if each account earns 55k for a total of 110k since they are separate accounts they will not get the companion pass? I remember reading something about this a while back.

*Correct me if i'm wrong
Not AFAIK. That's the point of merging them.
Can you link to it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: SearchGuy on September 18, 2013, 11:00:34 AM
Alive again
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/34650
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa3/
Title: Chase annual fee for southwest
Post by: lucy30 on September 19, 2013, 09:10:40 AM
Does Chase credit back your annual fee if you cancel the card within a certain time frame ? If yes, can someone tell me when you have to cancel by to get your annual fee refunded ? tks
Title: Re: Chase annual fee for southwest
Post by: nhocquay on September 20, 2013, 03:21:20 PM
Does Chase credit back your annual fee if you cancel the card within a certain time frame ? If yes, can someone tell me when you have to cancel by to get your annual fee refunded ? tks
30 days
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on September 21, 2013, 09:31:11 PM
60
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sr5 on September 29, 2013, 01:37:41 AM
It's pretty simple actually.
Chase will assign a Rapid Rewards number for both of your cards. You can call SW and have them merge your other RR account with the one Chase gave you(you can find that number on your statements or by calling). Points earned transfer over to SW automatically. Once you hit 110,000 points, you will get your CP.
Thank You!!
I actually called SW and they automatically merged the two accounts to my previous RR # so we are good to go!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: samtam on September 29, 2013, 01:32:05 PM
if i opened the cards in August 2013 till when do i have to get 110,000 points to get a companion pass
and when i get the pass how long do i have it for?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smiles on September 29, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
if i opened the cards in August 2013 till when do i have to get 110,000 points to get a companion pass
and when i get the pass how long do i have it for?

"Companion Pass qualification will be based on a calendar year.  A Companion Pass Member will maintain his/her Companion Pass for the remainder of the calendar year in which status is earned, and the entire calendar year immediately following.  To continue their Companion Pass privileges, Members must re-qualify each year.  (For example, a Member who earns a Companion Pass on July 15, 2013 will maintain the Companion Pass for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014.  Beginning January 1, 2014, the Member must complete 100 qualifying one-way flights or accrue 110,000 Qualifying Points by December 31, 2014, and upon doing so, the Companion Pass will be extended to December 31, 2015.)"
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on September 29, 2013, 02:55:50 PM
60

But will they claw back the sign-up bonus if you close within 60 days?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on September 29, 2013, 08:14:40 PM
Basic Question

Of my 2 cards I so far spent 2k on each which gives me a merged total of 104k once the bonuses have posted.

If I wait to spend the extra 6k in January will that give me CP for 2014 AND 2015
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 30, 2013, 12:09:22 AM
Basic Question

Of my 2 cards I so far spent 2k on each which gives me a merged total of 104k once the bonuses have posted.

If I wait to spend the extra 6k in January will that give me CP for 2014 AND 2015

No, the 110k points all need to post in the same calendar year, make sure the last 6k post before the end of 2013
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 30, 2013, 12:10:50 AM
But will they claw back the sign-up bonus if you close within 60 days?
highly unlikely, but YMMV; I applied for both two years ago, cancelled to get the fees back and they did not claw back
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Devorah on September 30, 2013, 02:33:08 AM
But will they claw back the sign-up bonus if you close within 60 days?
ime, no. but chase doesn't like when you do that.  I once had a rep mention it to me when I call reconsideration.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: davidd75 on September 30, 2013, 04:41:29 PM
will chase waive the annual fee for this card for the first year by sending sm WITHOUT having to cancel card with 30-60 days?  anybody have success??
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on September 30, 2013, 05:45:31 PM
will chase waive the annual fee for this card for the first year by sending sm WITHOUT having to cancel card with 30-60 days?  anybody have success??
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jds on October 01, 2013, 09:37:22 AM
Hi, can anyone answer the following: if I have the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card and got the 50,000 points last time this promotion ran and want to make the 110,000 point threshold for the cp, if I'd just be able to upgrade my account to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Card and meet the spend threshold again and get another 50,000 signup bonus?

Thanks.

P.S. I'm new here, so if when replying, if you could please write any acronyms out in parenthesis so that I can learn them. Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on October 01, 2013, 09:38:33 AM
Hi, can anyone answer the following: if I have the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card and got the 50,000 points last time this promotion ran and want to make the 110,000 point threshold for the cp, if I'd just be able to upgrade my account to the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Card and meet the spend threshold again and get another 50,000 signup bonus?

Thanks.

P.S. I'm new here, so if when replying, if you could please write any acronyms out in parenthesis so that I can learn them. Thanks.
Upgrading won't get you the bonus. You need to apply for a new card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jds on October 01, 2013, 10:02:38 AM
Upgrading won't get you the bonus. You need to apply for a new card.

How about if i transfer my ink credit line to the southwest business card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on October 01, 2013, 10:29:57 AM
How about if i transfer my ink credit line to the southwest business card?
To get a new card approved?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jds on October 01, 2013, 11:17:07 AM
To get a new card approved?

Yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on October 01, 2013, 11:27:53 AM
Yes
You apply for the new card and if denied, you can use your Ink as leverage.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jds on October 01, 2013, 12:29:49 PM
You apply for the new card and if denied, you can use your Ink as leverage.

I applied for the business one back in august when this promo ran and got denied and they didnt want to transfer the credit line from ink. is it worth it to try signing up again or should I try calling again about my original application even though it is more than 30 days old and would req. another pull anyway?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on October 01, 2013, 02:25:34 PM
P.S. I'm new here, so if when replying, if you could please write any acronyms out in parenthesis so that I can learn them. Thanks.
http://wiki.dansdeals.com/Acronyms
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on October 02, 2013, 12:21:06 AM
I got two cards and my wife got one.

Do they allow a spouse merge which would then get me 150k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on October 02, 2013, 01:23:55 AM
I got two cards and my wife got one.

Do they allow a spouse merge which would then get me 150k?

You can't spend another 6k on your cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on October 02, 2013, 11:15:24 AM
You can't spend another 6k on your cards?

I'd rather spend on others.

Do you have an answer to my question?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on October 03, 2013, 04:56:00 PM
will chase waive the annual fee for this card for the first year by sending sm WITHOUT having to cancel card with 30-60 days?  anybody have success??
I called southwest, they cant either waive the AF
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: minkr on October 03, 2013, 06:25:17 PM
Question about companion pass. Dan wrote in his post that you should hold off finishing spending until after dec statement closes, so it'll post in January 2014, so I'll have the pass until 12/2015.

but then how will I get a companion pass at all, because it says all 110,000 points need to be earned in the same calendar year. if it doesn't post until january, then it's not all in one calendar year.

i already have one SW card with 52k. I'd apply for the other one, and spend 8k more, so i'll have 110k. but I still don't see how i can finish spend in end of dec, have it post in january, and get companion pass for 2 years.

please clarify. thank you
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on October 03, 2013, 07:47:03 PM
Question about companion pass. Dan wrote in his post that you should hold off finishing spending until after dec statement closes, so it'll post in January 2014, so I'll have the pass until 12/2015.

but then how will I get a companion pass at all, because it says all 110,000 points need to be earned in the same calendar year. if it doesn't post until january, then it's not all in one calendar year.

i already have one SW card with 52k. I'd apply for the other one, and spend 8k more, so i'll have 110k. but I still don't see how i can finish spend in end of dec, have it post in january, and get companion pass for 2 years.

please clarify. thank you

All 110k points need to post to your SW account in the new calendar year. Dan was likely talking about a situation where someone is applying for both cards together, not your situation where you already earned rewards this year.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: night-owl on October 03, 2013, 08:38:37 PM
All 110k points need to post to your SW account in the new calendar year. Dan was likely talking about a situation where someone is applying for both cards together, not your situation where you already earned rewards this year.

So is there a work-around? If one applied for the card in 2013 is there any way to have the CP work through 2015?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 03, 2013, 08:41:27 PM
So is there a work-around? If one applied for the card in 2013 is there any way to have the CP work through 2015?
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mendy613 on October 04, 2013, 10:24:14 AM
The posts here are a bit-overwhelming for me...
To confirm, I can apply for both SW cards in two weeks,(I.e. the 28th) Dont do any big spending till the new year (65 days later) finish the spending in Jan, and qualify for the CP - Valid till 2015.
Is this correct?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: intgesh on October 04, 2013, 11:24:42 AM
The posts here are a bit-overwhelming for me...
To confirm, I can apply for both SW cards in two weeks,(I.e. the 28th) Dont do any big spending till the new year (65 days later) finish the spending in Jan, and qualify for the CP - Valid till 2015.
Is this correct?
Thanks!
Yes!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bruce on October 04, 2013, 12:01:37 PM
If I got approved for 2 sw cards and my wife for 1, Can the accounts be merged so that it'll post as 150k in one year?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on October 04, 2013, 12:01:54 PM
If I got approved for 2 sw cards and my wife for 1, Can the accounts be merged so that it'll post as 150k in one year?
No
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mendy613 on October 04, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
Yes!

I have a few 1000 points from flying Southwest recently, Those points wont go toward the 110K for next year, Right?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on October 04, 2013, 02:00:10 PM
I have a few 1000 points from flying Southwest recently, Those points wont go toward the 110K for next year, Right?
Correct.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2013, 10:34:59 PM
Question about companion pass. Dan wrote in his post that you should hold off finishing spending until after dec statement closes, so it'll post in January 2014, so I'll have the pass until 12/2015.

but then how will I get a companion pass at all, because it says all 110,000 points need to be earned in the same calendar year. if it doesn't post until january, then it's not all in one calendar year.

i already have one SW card with 52k. I'd apply for the other one, and spend 8k more, so i'll have 110k. but I still don't see how i can finish spend in end of dec, have it post in january, and get companion pass for 2 years.

please clarify. thank you

Dan, can you confirm that this doesn't work? From your post about SW, it seems that you CAN do this...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: night-owl on October 06, 2013, 10:43:25 PM
So is there a work-around? If one applied for the card in 2013 is there any way to have the CP work through 2015?
No.
The posts here are a bit-overwhelming for me...
To confirm, I can apply for both SW cards in two weeks,(I.e. the 28th) Dont do any big spending till the new year (65 days later) finish the spending in Jan, and qualify for the CP - Valid till 2015.
Is this correct?
Thanks!
Yes!

I'm confused. Is the diff that mendy613 is applying later (as posted-ie oct 28) and so none of his points will post in 2013 and therefore cont his CP through 12/2015?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ergel on October 06, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
I'm confused. Is the diff that mendy613 is applying later (as posted-ie oct 28) and so none of his points will post in 2013 and therefore cont his CP through 12/2015?
Ding Ding Ding
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2013, 11:08:05 PM
Ding Ding Ding

But what's the point? Why get the cards now and wait to spend until January? Just get them early next year and spend right away and they'll also last till 12/2015.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2013, 11:10:23 PM
But what's the point? Why get the cards now and wait to spend until January? Just get them early next year and spend right away and they'll also last till 12/2015.
The 50K offer ends 10/31.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2013, 11:18:00 PM
The 50K offer ends 10/31.

Ohhhh, valid point. So now it all makes sense. Spending 50K today and then 50K after your December 2013 statement, won't get you 110 for the companion until 2015, will it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: night-owl on October 06, 2013, 11:56:35 PM
Ohhhh, valid point. So now it all makes sense. Spending 50K today and then 50K after your December 2013 statement, won't get you 110 for the companion until 2015, will it?
No, you need to earn 110,000 pts in one calendar year. By applying late in 2013 and hold off on reaching your $2000 spending limit per card until after 2014 (within the 3 months required) when the 104,000 will post + additional spending to reach 110,000 total.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 07, 2013, 09:45:01 AM
No, you need to earn 110,000 pts in one calendar year. By applying late in 2013 and hold off on reaching your $2000 spending limit per card until after 2014 (within the 3 months required) when the 104,000 will post + additional spending to reach 110,000 total.

Aha, thanks for clarifying. Oh well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: milechazzer on October 07, 2013, 05:38:26 PM
How soon do you receive the companion pass after reaching 110k? Or does it only begin with the next calendar year?

thx
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on October 07, 2013, 05:39:19 PM
How soon do you receive the companion pass after reaching 110k? Or does it only begin with the next calendar year?

thx
It should show on your profile once you hit 110. IME, the companion card came about a week after.
Make sure you designate your companion once you hit the 110.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 07, 2013, 08:09:19 PM
How soon do you receive the companion pass after reaching 110k? Or does it only begin with the next calendar year?

thx

you can check you companion pass status here:
https://www.southwest.com/flight/login?returnUrl=/account/rapidrewards/companion-status (https://www.southwest.com/flight/login?returnUrl=/account/rapidrewards/companion-status)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on October 08, 2013, 12:47:37 AM
I got an offer on my card if I spend 5000 thru dec 31 i'll get 3k additional miles will  these miles count towards the companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 08, 2013, 12:51:24 AM
I have the credit, my daughter can use the companion pass.  Is there a way to put her name on the sw account?  If I make her co-owner right away?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on October 08, 2013, 03:15:02 PM
I got an offer on my card if I spend 5000 thru dec 31 i'll get 3k additional miles will  these miles count towards the companion pass?
If regular spending and even the sign-up bonus do, i see no reason why this wouldn't. Only question is, when will it post...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 08, 2013, 03:25:16 PM
I got an offer on my card if I spend 5000 thru dec 31 i'll get 3k additional miles will  these miles count towards the companion pass?

Just got off the phone with SW re: this question. Rep wasn't sure so he said he'll call me back. He called back 2 HOURS LATER and told me he asked around and no one knew till he finally got a department that handles offers from the credit card company (as opposed to SW offers) and they said the points DO NOT go towards the companion pass. Sorry :-( ETA: He said only if the offer specifically states that the points would go towards companion pass do they actually work for the pass.
They also said if you spent some of the money before you registered for the promo, those dollars would go towards the $5000 as long as they were spent after Oct 1. So that's yay!
I also got the direct # for that dept - 800-792-0001
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:29:29 PM
I have the credit, my daughter can use the companion pass.  Is there a way to put her name on the sw account?  If I make her co-owner right away?
I don't get your question.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:31:19 PM
Just got off the phone with SW re: this question. Rep wasn't sure so he said he'll call me back. He called back 2 HOURS LATER and told me he asked around and no one knew till he finally got a department that handles offers from the credit card company (as opposed to SW offers) and they said the points DO NOT go towards the companion pass. Sorry :-( ETA: He said only if the offer specifically states that the points would go towards companion pass do they actually work for the pass.
They also said if you spent some of the money before you registered for the promo, those dollars would go towards the $5000 as long as they were spent after Oct 1. So that's yay!
I also got the direct # for that dept - 800-792-0001
Don't believe everything a CS agent tells you.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
Posted this on the main site as well.

You no longer need to call in to get a fare difference refund. Click on the change flights link and repurchase your flights. Any fare difference will be refunded automatically.
If you have a companion ticket booked, you need to cancel the companion ticket, log out and log back in, rebook your flight using the method above and then add the companion again.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on October 08, 2013, 03:39:10 PM
Don't believe everything a CS agent tells you.
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 08, 2013, 03:39:49 PM
I would like my daughter to be the one earning the companion pass.  So she and her husband can fly to visit me.

She doesn't have the credit history or income to be approved for 2 sw cards.  I would like to open them using my good name, yet have the sw account in her name. 

Do you think there is a way?  Have her as 'co-owner' of the cc account?  some other way?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:49:04 PM
I would like my daughter to be the one earning the companion pass.  So she and her husband can fly to visit me.

She doesn't have the credit history or income to be approved for 2 sw cards.  I would like to open them using my good name, yet have the sw account in her name. 

Do you think there is a way?  Have her as 'co-owner' of the cc account?  some other way?
Co-owner of the account might work.
If you have the UR to do it, you can transfer to Hyatt and then transfer from Hyatt to SW. 50k UR>50k HGP>30k SW. Depends on how much you want to see your daughter :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 08, 2013, 04:02:24 PM
Co-owner of the account might work.
If you have the UR to do it, you can transfer to Hyatt and then transfer from Hyatt to SW. 50k UR>50k HGP>30k SW. Depends on how much you want to see your daughter :)
It's the granddaughter I really want to see. ;D

I would definitely transfer UR to top off to 110,000 points.  But first I'd rather get 2  50k bonuses.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 09, 2013, 09:55:04 PM
just got a flier in the mail that if you spend 3000 on SW card you get a bonus 5000 point for a total of 8k. might be useful for those who need it to reach 110k
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 09, 2013, 10:33:21 PM
just got a flier in the mail that if you spend 3000 on SW card you get a bonus 5000 point for a total of 8k. might be useful for those who need it to reach 110k
sorry
Just re-read letter and its not as good as i thought. you need to register your card at www.southwest.com/cmholiday (http://www.southwest.com/cmholiday) and its a 3000 mile bonus for spending 5000 between 10/1-12/31
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: george on October 09, 2013, 11:51:59 PM
Is it possible to apply for southwest card with another person's Rapid Rewards number and have the bonus points and points from spending on card be applied to the other person's account? Same last name, same address.
TIA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ilherman on October 10, 2013, 09:42:06 AM
Is it possible to apply for southwest card with another person's Rapid Rewards number and have the bonus points and points from spending on card be applied to the other person's account? Same last name, same address.
TIA
AFAIK you can't.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: night-owl on October 10, 2013, 09:52:40 AM
AFAIK you can't.
Is it possible to merge family accounts?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ilherman on October 10, 2013, 10:01:09 AM
Is it possible to merge family accounts?
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 11, 2013, 02:10:45 AM
I'm sure this was talked about before. But which points transfer to SW that count towards my 110k for my companion pass?  I already got both credit cards and have 1
104k.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 11, 2013, 09:13:32 AM
I'm sure this was talked about before. But which points transfer to SW that count towards my 110k for my companion pass?  I already got both credit cards and have 1
104k.
Hyatt, Wyndham, IHG, RR mall, among others.
Why don't you just spend another 6k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on October 11, 2013, 01:21:16 PM
Hyatt, Wyndham, IHG, RR mall, among others.
Why don't you just spend another 6k?
got the aa citi. Gotta start working on that. :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: doublejay on October 14, 2013, 07:31:38 PM
Is there a link to SW cards?

Trying to figure out the companion pass story.

[2 cards at 50k each (still around?) plus 10k spend - is that the gist?]
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2013, 07:32:31 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/34650
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ari2955 on October 16, 2013, 12:43:11 AM
I'm sure this was talked about before. But which points transfer to SW that count towards my 110k for my companion pass?  I already got both credit cards and have 1
104k.
Hyatt, Wyndham, IHG, RR mall, among others.
Why don't you just spend another 6k?
really? what's the transfer rate?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 16, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
really? what's the transfer rate?
My mistake, IHG does not transfer. I confused them with Choice Hotels.

The qualifying hotel partners and ratios are:
 
Club Carlson: 2,000>200
Hyatt: 5,000>2,400 (50k receives a 5k bonus)
Marriott: 10,000>2,000
Wyndham: 8,000>2,400
Choice Hotels: 6,000>1,800
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Smartypantz on October 16, 2013, 12:57:59 PM
If I don't plan on flying in the near future(6 months at least) is it worth it to sell the points? or transfer them to another program, so I can make the card a lower card to get a refund on the annual fee?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 16, 2013, 12:59:26 PM
If I don't plan on flying in the near future(6 months at least) is it worth it to sell the points? or transfer them to another program, so I can make the card a lower card to get a refund on the annual fee?
if you still have the sw cc you can buy gift cards to a bunch of stores
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Smartypantz on October 16, 2013, 01:01:57 PM
50,000 points = $500 of GC? I can sell and get a check in that amount.....Do you think its worth it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 16, 2013, 01:06:17 PM
If I don't plan on flying in the near future(6 months at least) is it worth it to sell the points? or transfer them to another program, so I can make the card a lower card to get a refund on the annual fee?
Canceling your card has no effect on the points already in your account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Smartypantz on October 16, 2013, 01:07:38 PM
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 16, 2013, 01:11:22 PM
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards
Yes. Southwest points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months.
The trick of booking and canceling an award flight to extend your expiration date should work with SW as well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 16, 2013, 01:57:16 PM
good to know! so I can keep my points even if I close the card? sorry to sould like a noobie - I dont usually close cards

the only reason you would want to hold onto the cc is if you plan on cashing out for gift cards
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 16, 2013, 05:03:55 PM
the only reason you would want to hold onto the cc is if you plan on cashing out for gift cards
Are you sure about that?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on October 16, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
Are you sure about that?
IIRC you can transfer UR points to SW so in the future if you needed more SW points you could transfer
CMIIW
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 17, 2013, 09:10:22 AM
Just got this offer in an email from SW to buy or gift points and get a bonus:

4,000 to 8,000 Points = 20% Bonus
8,500 to 14,500 Points = 25% Bonus
15,000+ Points = 35% Bonus

If you gift them, the bonus goes to your friend's account.
Ends Nov. 22
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 17, 2013, 09:11:17 AM
Just got this offer in an email from SW to buy or gift points and get a bonus:

4,000 to 8,000 Points = 20% Bonus
8,500 to 14,500 Points = 25% Bonus
15,000+ Points = 35% Bonus

If you gift them, the bonus goes to your friend's account.
Ends Nov. 22
What are the fees?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 17, 2013, 09:46:47 AM
What are the fees?
@27.50 per thousand. which is 2.7cpp.  Bad deal. 
With the highest level of bonus it's still 20,250 points for $412.50.  2cpp.

When using it for flying, the point are worth 60 points per dollar or 1.67 cents
After 3/31/14 they're worth 70 points / dollar or  1.4 cents

So don't buy points, pay cash  :o
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 17, 2013, 10:34:41 AM
@27.50 per thousand. which is 2.7cpp.  Bad deal. 
With the highest level of bonus it's still 20,250 points for $412.50.  2cpp.

When using it for flying, the point are worth 60 points per dollar or 1.67 cents
After 3/31/14 they're worth 70 points / dollar or  1.4 cents

So don't buy points, pay cash  :o

Where does it say anything about the fees?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 17, 2013, 11:30:56 AM
Where does it say anything about the fees?
I signed onto my SW account.  they had the offer written there for me too.  I clicked on it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 17, 2013, 11:48:56 AM
I signed onto my SW account.  they had the offer written there for me too.  I clicked on it.

Gotcha. Do you know of a thread that explains the different point values for the different programs?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 17, 2013, 12:54:05 PM
Gotcha. Do you know of a thread that explains the different point values for the different programs?
http://www.dansdeals.com/index.php?s=6%2F21

sell value
UR 1.8 cpp
spg 1.8 ?+ cpp
MR 1.4 or 1.5 cpp
avios 1.1 cpp
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 17, 2013, 01:03:46 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/index.php?s=6%2F21

sell value
UR 1.8 cpp
spg 1.8 ?+ cpp
MR 1.4 or 1.5 cpp
avios 1.1 cpp

Aha so it's based on the sell value. And if the goal was to accrue miles? How do you calculate the value of each point? Meaning is 1 avios better than 1 UR for a flight from NY-London? (that was purely an example)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on October 17, 2013, 01:57:45 PM
Aha so it's based on the sell value. And if the goal was to accrue miles? How do you calculate the value of each point? Meaning is 1 avios better than 1 UR for a flight from NY-London? (that was purely an example)
click on the link. Dan has more info.
bad example; your example of crossing to europe has fuel surcharges.
 I use avios like candy to get my kids to/from yeshiva, married ones back to me for yomtov, and the like.  Within the US.   So to me avios are gold.  But, I use my Chase cards and gather UR.  Because they can be converted to all sorts of different currencies, including avios, and I want to keep my options open. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on October 17, 2013, 02:00:28 PM
click on the link. Dan has more info.
bad example; your example of crossing to europe has fuel surcharges.
 I use avios like candy to get my kids to/from yeshiva, married ones back to me for yomtov, and the like.  Within the US.   So to me avios are gold.  But, I use my Chase cards and gather UR.  Because they can be converted to all sorts of different currencies, including avios, and I want to keep my options open.

Okay, I'll look into it more. Thanks!
Title: Southwest business cards
Post by: jp on October 25, 2013, 12:05:54 PM
Anyone able to get two business cards simultaneously or does it have to be one personal and one business?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mb1 on October 27, 2013, 08:08:26 PM
Anybody know the CS number for the southwest consumer card?
The one on back of the card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on October 27, 2013, 08:09:55 PM
Anybody know the CS number for the southwest consumer card?
The one on back of the card.
1-800-248-4377 is the A List line.
1-800-435-9792 is standard RR CS.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Saver2000 on October 27, 2013, 08:15:40 PM
Thanks.
What's an A List line?
You're looking for the Chase CSR number? Or the SW CSR number?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mb1 on October 27, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
You're looking for the Chase CSR number? Or the SW CSR number?


Chase CSR. Not SW.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mb1 on October 27, 2013, 08:27:43 PM
I got it
Thanks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: avremie on October 29, 2013, 10:27:51 PM
can you give SW miles to a spouse without a fee?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on October 29, 2013, 10:43:01 PM
No.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on October 30, 2013, 03:29:47 PM
I just 2bm with instant on both. BH
 but it looks like the links might be going down, On my first attempt I got an instant on 1 and an "offer no longer aavailable" error on the second  After I hit submit!

I quickly redid the app so hopefully still one pull, But I'd suggest anyone wanting in on this to hurry
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on October 30, 2013, 10:22:24 PM
Premier already showing in the online profile.
Title: Claw back SW sign up bonus?
Post by: YG on November 02, 2013, 09:24:13 PM
Just asked to have annual fee for a SW card refunded 2 days after the 60 day cut off. They said they will put in a request, and if it goes through they will take back the 50K miles.
Can they actually do that, or is it an empty threat?

If I already moved the miles from the RR account linked to that card to a different account (linked to another CC - still open - in the same name), I assume they for sure can't do anything as the account linked to the CC in question is closed and empty.

Safe?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on November 03, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
Need 5255 points for companion pass. What's my best option of getting those besides spending? How many hyatt would that be?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Super Speed on November 03, 2013, 12:04:00 PM
I'm just double checking that I can apply for 2 different SW Personal CC and still be eligible for the bonus offer on each?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YG on November 03, 2013, 12:05:55 PM
I'm just double checking that I can apply for 2 different SW Personal CC and still be eligible for the bonus offer on each?
definitely.  done it multiple times.
-just make certain that you are applying for two different cards, not the same one twice
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2013, 09:14:42 AM
Apparently you can still get the 50k signup bonus even though it was supposed to end last month
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 06, 2013, 10:15:27 AM
Apparently you can still get the 50k signup bonus even though it was supposed to end last month
Was extended for a few weeks,
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/SWA3
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 06, 2013, 11:52:00 AM
When do the SW points get applied? When the statement closes or after you pay the bill, or some other time?

Also my card that was just approves on Chase's site it says :   Payment due date   01/14/2014    - does this mean the 1st statement won't close until after this date or the 1st statement will be due on this date?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on November 06, 2013, 12:25:56 PM
When do the SW points get applied? When the statement closes or after you pay the bill, or some other time?

Also my card that was just approves on Chase's site it says :   Payment due date   01/14/2014    - does this mean the 1st statement won't close until after this date or the 1st statement will be due on this date?
Those.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 06, 2013, 12:31:48 PM
Those.

Thx!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Chapshnell on November 06, 2013, 10:17:16 PM
Hi, I applied & received the Southwest 50k personal bonus in April, I now applied for the business version & am receiving 50k again.. I need to spend a total of $8k now to hit 110,000 to be eligible for the companion pass. So here is my question.... Do I spend the $8 immediately when I get my card or do I wait until January? PLEASE HELP. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2013, 10:26:54 PM
Hi, I applied & received the Southwest 50k personal bonus in April, I now applied for the business version & am receiving 50k again.. I need to spend a total of $8k now to hit 110,000 to be eligible for the companion pass. So here is my question.... Do I spend the $8 immediately when I get my card or do I wait until January? PLEASE HELP. Thanks in advance
It's been answered multiple times.
The spending needs to be within 1 calendar year. So if you don't spend the 8k immediately you will have to start all over again in January.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Chapshnell on November 06, 2013, 10:32:32 PM
Thank you very much, appreciated
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jewdkoff on November 07, 2013, 01:25:37 AM
Was extended for a few weeks,
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/SWA3

Do we have nay idea how long this will be around for?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2013, 08:57:45 AM
Did you even read the post you quoted?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jewdkoff on November 07, 2013, 09:29:07 AM
Yup, a few weeks is a very indefinite number and I was wondering if there was a source for it (i.e. you know it's ending on 12/1/13 or something and called that a few weeks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 12:09:38 AM
I have the visa, I'm trying to get the MC. All the links I go to just have the visa. What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2013, 12:20:47 AM
Who ever mentioned a MC?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 12:25:16 AM
Who ever mentioned a MC?

I'm confused... I thought there were 4 versions of this card, or like the first Mishnah in Shabbos shtayim she'heim arba.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 12:28:39 AM
Premier and Plus? Black and Blue? Am I getting it now?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2013, 12:34:26 AM
I'm confused... I thought there were 4 versions of this card, or like the first Mishnah in Shabbos shtayim she'heim arba.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/34650
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov on November 13, 2013, 02:13:41 PM
i just realized that the companian pass is what eas spent during the calender year. my due date is 12/10 and i alredy spent 2k does anybody know how quickly they post the 50k points to your account orif there is anyway to hold them back from giving me the points till jan. thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 13, 2013, 03:17:07 PM
i just realized that the companian pass is what eas spent during the calender year. my due date is 12/10 and i alredy spent 2k does anybody know how quickly they post the 50k points to your account orif there is anyway to hold them back from giving me the points till jan. thanks
Only if you earned 110k points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: YY on November 13, 2013, 03:51:49 PM
i just realized that the companian pass is what eas spent during the calender year. my due date is 12/10 and i alredy spent 2k does anybody know how quickly they post the 50k points to your account orif there is anyway to hold them back from giving me the points till jan. thanks
they seem to wait until your next billing cycle before posting the points, but that will probably be before your end of year :(
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 14, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
i just realized that the companian pass is what eas spent during the calender year. my due date is 12/10 and i alredy spent 2k does anybody know how quickly they post the 50k points to your account orif there is anyway to hold them back from giving me the points till jan. thanks

Return some stuff so you don't spend the 2k until your Jan 2014 statement closes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov on November 14, 2013, 07:51:30 PM
Only if you earned 110k points
what if i earn 100k and another 10k after jan. dosent it have to be all 110k in a calender year
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 15, 2013, 12:11:42 AM
yes.   You need them all to post in one calendar year.  So if no bonuses posted in 2013, return stuff to be under the spending threshold.  If one 50K already posted, quickly spend/ transfer the last 10K to meet the 110K points posted in 2013 and get the CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jewdkoff on November 15, 2013, 12:27:18 AM
Hey everyone, I'm trying to figure out how to spend on these cards. One of my statements is set ot close in January (why did they set it up o far away?) and the other in December. My goal is to get the companion pass for next year.


If I start charging on the January statement, will ANY points (including those from spend) post before the statement closes in January? I.e. Can I spend $2k+ on it now and receive the bonus points + spend points when the statement closes in January?

Also, for the card that closes in December, I should start charging on that after the December statement closes?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 15, 2013, 12:32:24 AM
Hey everyone, I'm trying to figure out how to spend on these cards. One of my statements is set ot close in January (why did they set it up o far away?) and the other in December. My goal is to get the companion pass for next year.


If I start charging on the January statement, will ANY points (including those from spend) post before the statement closes in January? I.e. Can I spend $2k+ on it now and receive the bonus points + spend points when the statement closes in January?

Also, for the card that closes in December, I should start charging on that after the December statement closes?

Thanks!
No. YES!
YES!

You have it down pat.  Good luck and happy flying with 2!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jewdkoff on November 15, 2013, 12:44:44 AM
No. YES!
YES!

You have it down pat.  Good luck and happy flying with 2!

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 18, 2013, 07:14:17 AM
When churning SW do i just leave the RR number out?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on November 18, 2013, 08:20:05 AM
When churning SW do i just leave the RR number out?
Always good practice to make another one.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 18, 2013, 08:44:12 AM
Always good practice to make another one.
Make another or leave blank?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on November 18, 2013, 08:50:40 AM
Make another or leave blank?
Make another one.
That being said, when was the last time you had the card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: arid on November 18, 2013, 10:13:30 AM
rep telling me she cannot approve 2 southwest cards bec its the same product.......
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on November 18, 2013, 10:13:54 AM
rep telling me she cannot approve 2 southwest cards bec its the same product.......
DROPR. HUCA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: arid on November 18, 2013, 10:25:06 AM
wow she was tough. i trued everything. told her i want to keep busuness expenses and personal expenses seperate to make my life easier. if i wanna pay 2 annual fees to make my life easier, then why would they stop me? etc . she told me i wouldnt get the bonus twice anyways so why bother so i told her im not in it for the bonus, i just want to make my life more organized. she says sorry cannot pprove unless i close out the first one that got approved. i offered to close my hyatt; answer still no. i said well its not the same product; one is a plus and one is premeir, they just happen to accumulate the same miles; she says no it's still the same product.
i would HUCA but arent there reports of HUCA not working bc chase reps write extensive notes ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on November 18, 2013, 10:34:15 AM
wow she was tough. i trued everything. told her i want to keep busuness expenses and personal expenses seperate to make my life easier. if i wanna pay 2 annual fees to make my life easier, then why would they stop me? etc . she told me i wouldnt get the bonus twice anyways so why bother so i told her im not in it for the bonus, i just want to make my life more organized. she says sorry cannot pprove unless i close out the first one that got approved. i offered to close my hyatt; answer still no. i said well its not the same product; one is a plus and one is premeir, they just happen to accumulate the same miles; she says no it's still the same product.
i would HUCA but arent there reports of HUCA not working bc chase reps write extensive notes ?
Possibly a new thing, though can't hurt. You can try SM'ing also.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: arid on November 18, 2013, 11:32:52 AM
the guys answering the SMs dont have access to the notes? what is a nusach that ppl have written to them that has gotten them approved?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 18, 2013, 12:11:59 PM
Make another one.
That being said, when was the last time you had the card?
three months ago
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 19, 2013, 12:15:49 AM
the guys answering the SMs dont have access to the notes? what is a nusach that ppl have written to them that has gotten them approved?
I got approved today on the phone with reconsideration.  I prepared which card I would close to get this approved. 
First he put me on hold to review the application.  Then he came back and told me the same thing the letter did.  Not enough time passed since my last new card.
He added that the new card is also a SW, like I am trying to open. 
I told him that I want different cards for diff types of spending. Like a health savings account (do they still have those?) and other specific types of spending I want separated.  And, I don't mind closing my united card and moving the 10K CL. 
[Actually, since my united has a balance we left 2K in united to keep the card open and moved only 8K to the new SW card. ]
Oh, he said, should I put this through reconsideration? Sure. 
Ok, then let me review certain information.  He then reviewed the income and home ownership and employment info that was on the application.  Then he put me on hold to put the papers through.
Voila!  My husband is now the proud (if unknowing) owner of 2 SW cards! [That was actually the hardest part- worrying that the rep would notice the 'male' checked on the application.]
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 19, 2013, 02:08:55 PM
Any reports of still getting the 50K offer even though we're past the deadline?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 19, 2013, 03:16:31 PM
Any reports of still getting the 50K offer even though we're past the deadline?
If you get an invitation in the mail
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: btab on November 19, 2013, 03:44:41 PM
Does the AF on the card count towards the spend threshold? Also even if it does or does not, do you get 99 or 69 RW points when you pay the $99 or $69 AF respectively?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on November 19, 2013, 03:47:05 PM
Does the AF on the card count towards the spend threshold? Also even if it does or does not, do you get 99 or 69 RW points when you pay the $99 or $69 AF respectively?
no an no
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2013, 03:49:44 PM
no an no
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 19, 2013, 04:00:05 PM
Does the AF on the card count towards the spend threshold? Also even if it does or does not, do you get 99 or 69 RW points when you pay the $99 or $69 AF respectively?

But you do get 6000 miles on your anniversary, so calculate if the $99 AF is worth 6000 miles to you. (Although, it's really 2 year's worth of AFs by the time those 6000 come to you.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2013, 04:07:19 PM
(Although, it's really 2 year's worth of AFs by the time those 6000 come to you.)
-0.5
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 19, 2013, 04:53:42 PM
Do they waive the $99 af for the first year via sm?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 19, 2013, 04:56:14 PM
Hey everyone, I'm trying to figure out how to spend on these cards. One of my statements is set ot close in January (why did they set it up o far away?) and the other in December. My goal is to get the companion pass for next year.


If I start charging on the January statement, will ANY points (including those from spend) post before the statement closes in January? I.e. Can I spend $2k+ on it now and receive the bonus points + spend points when the statement closes in January?

Also, for the card that closes in December, I should start charging on that after the December statement closes?

Thanks!

Be careful, I had a January 14th due date on a new card that I opened last week, and yesterday I got a notice my bill is ready and due for payment on Dec 14th!
So any spending that I did (only $17 since I was worried this might happen) is counted on 2013 not 2014.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov on November 19, 2013, 07:59:30 PM
when do the points get posted after the closing date or after i pay the bill. and what if i return something after closing date will they take away the points. thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 19, 2013, 08:01:15 PM
when do the points get posted after the closing date or after i pay the bill. and what if i return something after closing date will they take away the points. thanks

They post when your statement closes.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov on November 19, 2013, 08:04:52 PM
what if i dont have a rr # when do they open one for me and put it
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 19, 2013, 08:06:24 PM
what if i dont have a rr # when do they open one for me and put it

I would assume it's very easy for them to make you an RR number, and it would be done within one or 2 statements
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: yaakov on November 19, 2013, 08:07:39 PM
would that help me bec i spent 2k by the 2nd statement which is dec 10 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 19, 2013, 08:14:18 PM
-0.5

-0.5 b/c the first $99 should technically be divided up among all the years that you own the card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on November 19, 2013, 08:35:18 PM
-0.5 b/c the first $99 should technically be divided up among all the years that you own the card?
Because you can cancel after the retention bonus hits and get back the second $99.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 20, 2013, 10:10:03 AM
Because you can cancel after the retention bonus hits and get back the second $99.

ahhh sweeet! Been debating back and forth whether to close my 2 cards or not. Thanks. Do you know if the free 2 checked bags is a Southwest thing or only if you have an active card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jaywhy on November 20, 2013, 10:19:19 AM
ahhh sweeet! Been debating back and forth whether to close my 2 cards or not. Thanks. Do you know if the free 2 checked bags is a Southwest thing or only if you have an active card?
SW policy.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 20, 2013, 10:49:11 AM
SW policy.
Fantastic, so then after getting the 6000 miles, there's really no reason to keep the card open.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 20, 2013, 11:51:04 AM
Fantastic, so then after getting the 6000 miles, there's really no reason to keep the card open.

unless you want the anniversary bonus
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hertzinstl on November 20, 2013, 11:55:59 AM
unless you want the anniversary bonus
The 6000 is the anniversary bonus ...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 20, 2013, 12:08:50 PM
The 6000 is the anniversary bonus ...

or 9k... depending on the card
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 20, 2013, 12:12:17 PM
or 9k... depending on the card

What card has it at 9k?

Also, if you keep the card open, then you're paying the $99 AF from when you opened the card and the $99 AF when your anniversary comes, which is also when you get the 6000 points. So if you don't cancel after the 6000 points post, then you're really paying $189 for those 6000 points. (see conversation above in the thread)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 20, 2013, 12:30:00 PM
What card has it at 9k?

Also, if you keep the card open, then you're paying the $99 AF from when you opened the card and the $99 AF when your anniversary comes, which is also when you get the 6000 points. So if you don't cancel after the 6000 points post, then you're really paying $189 for those 6000 points. (see conversation above in the thread)
+1 there is no 9k anniversary card   
Just close it after the 6k post
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 20, 2013, 12:53:43 PM
What card has it at 9k?

Also, if you keep the card open, then you're paying the $99 AF from when you opened the card and the $99 AF when your anniversary comes, which is also when you get the 6000 points. So if you don't cancel after the 6000 points post, then you're really paying $189 for those 6000 points. (see conversation above in the thread)
+1
i stand corrected. good point too
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 24, 2013, 12:25:20 PM
Is there a link floating around for this still or is it totally dead?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on November 26, 2013, 02:39:50 AM
Is there a link floating around for this still or is it totally dead?

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 26, 2013, 03:56:22 AM
I have 52k miles from my SW premier card. I just got my SW plus in the mail today.

What's the best strategy for going for the 110k companion pass this year? Is it even "shayach" to pull off anymore at this point?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on November 26, 2013, 04:48:09 AM
I have 52k miles from my SW premier card. I just got my SW plus in the mail today.

What's the best strategy for going for the 110k companion pass this year? Is it even "shayach" to pull off anymore at this point?

When does it say your your statement is due? (on chase.com) if it's in December then spend $8000 asap.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 26, 2013, 07:38:55 AM
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
What about the other SW card ($69 anual fee)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 26, 2013, 09:20:17 AM
When does it say your your statement is due? (on chase.com) if it's in December then spend $8000 asap.
If it's not Dec, move the date forward into Dec.  Spend the 8K asap.  Don't wait until close to your statement date.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 26, 2013, 01:51:05 PM
If it's not Dec, move the date forward into Dec.  Spend the 8K asap.  Don't wait until close to your statement date.

Ok, I will do that for both cards. Thanks.

What about a SW mileage run? I feel funny doing 8k dollars of CVS on a brand new card in the first few weeks. I usually take it slower than that. I am thinking I can run up 2k dollars on each card to reach half of the 8k I need and then do the other 4k with a couple mileage runs in the next couple weeks.

What do the mevinim say?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mnc on November 26, 2013, 03:31:21 PM
I got approved for one of the cc the representative told me if my husband and I each get approved for one and then we each hit the required spending amount all we have to do is put down the same rr number to join the points and earn the free companion pass does this sound right?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 26, 2013, 04:31:51 PM
Ok, I will do that for both cards. Thanks.

What about a SW mileage run? I feel funny doing 8k dollars of CVS on a brand new card in the first few weeks. I usually take it slower than that. I am thinking I can run up 2k dollars on each card to reach half of the 8k I need and then do the other 4k with a couple mileage runs in the next couple weeks.

What do the mevinim say?
I'm  not a mevin.
It depends on your total credit allowance from chase.  If usually between all your cards you would spend close to 8K, then put it all on these cards and it looks normal.
You don't need to only shop at cvs.  Holiday purchases, bills that do take cc...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 27, 2013, 03:33:00 PM
Flying SWA now for my first free flight since joining DDF and with my Companion, my fiancé/Kallah!

Thanks Dan and everyone else for your awesome insight in beginning me on this exciting journey.

May we all merit to see the world for free.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 27, 2013, 03:48:35 PM
Flying SWA now for my first free flight since joining DDF and with my Companion, my fiancé/Kallah!

Thanks Dan and everyone else for your awesome insight in beginning me on this exciting journey.

May we all merit to see the world for free.
+1
my first free SWA flight is tomorrow w/ my wife
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 27, 2013, 04:05:24 PM
+1
my first free SWA flight is tomorrow w/ my wife

Nice enjoy!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 27, 2013, 04:10:50 PM
Nice enjoy!
You too!
Free flight and hotel thanks to DDF and all its contributors!  ;D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 27, 2013, 04:57:37 PM
Ugh! I just activated my Plus card last night and started on my quest to break 110k by the end of December.

I got a call from Chase fraud that I need to send in my SS card now. What does this mean? The rep was not too bright and could not explain to me what the trigger was.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2013, 05:03:01 PM
Nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on November 27, 2013, 08:00:25 PM
Nothing to worry about.

Thanks for the reassurance, Dan. Truly.

Thing is... I wasn't that worried... but still... there's something else... they say it will take 7-14 business days to "reinstate" the card. I'm already down to the wire here. Now I will have to do all my SW spending on my other card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mnc on November 27, 2013, 09:43:28 PM
Can anyone help me please? Trying to figure our if it's worth getting my  husband a card also or if we won't qualify?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on November 27, 2013, 11:49:50 PM
I dont know if it will work.  Check somewhere in the terms of the points.  look up about transferring from one person to another.  See if family members  accounts are combinable. 
 If not, get a second one for you.  Even later in the year as long as they all post in 2014.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 28, 2013, 09:13:16 AM
+1
my first free SWA flight is tomorrow w/ my wife
My first sw flight ever is delayed over 3 hours >:(
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 28, 2013, 12:13:17 PM
My first sw flight ever is delayed over 3 hours >:(
Complain like crazy... tell them you want at least 10k points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 28, 2013, 12:16:30 PM
Complain like crazy... tell them you want at least 10k points

They automatically gave 100 dollar vouchers to everyone but I will definitely call cs
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 28, 2013, 12:20:25 PM
They automatically gave 100 dollar vouchers to everyone but I will definitely call cs
A real DDF'er  ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 28, 2013, 12:23:46 PM
A real DDF'er  ;)
What's the point of a voucher if I never pay for ticket ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 28, 2013, 12:32:06 PM
What's the point of a voucher if I never pay for ticket ;)
:)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hertzinstl on November 28, 2013, 12:36:54 PM
What's the point of a voucher if I never pay for ticket ;)
Cant sell it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 28, 2013, 12:38:38 PM
What's the point of a voucher if I never pay for ticket ;)
+1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on November 28, 2013, 12:42:13 PM
+1
@yehuda
Hope you had a better experience
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on November 28, 2013, 08:59:36 PM
@yehuda
Hope you had a better experience

Yep, only delayed an hour and the flight took half hour faster than estimated. So all in all - pretty good, bh!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on November 29, 2013, 01:13:17 AM
What's the point of a voucher if I never pay for ticket ;)
Use the voucher for a paid ticket and earn.... miles! ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on December 05, 2013, 10:24:50 PM
Waited too long to close my card, so they won't refund the AF. Rep said the 60 days is a hard date unless you never used the card before,

Anyone have any recon luck with this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jewdkoff on December 05, 2013, 11:05:41 PM
On the topic of closing the cards, my 60 days is on Jan 5th and I'd be getting the bonus with my statement close on the Jan 15th. Could I close the card (I'd much rather downgrade, is that an option?) on Jan 5th and still get the bonus + companion pass etc.?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on December 05, 2013, 11:36:52 PM
On the topic of closing the cards, my 60 days is on Jan 5th and I'd be getting the bonus with my statement close on the Jan 15th. Could I close the card (I'd much rather downgrade, is that an option?) on Jan 5th and still get the bonus + companion pass etc.?

Thanks!

That's a good Q. Usually it's only 100% safe to close a card once the points have posted.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yid21 on December 12, 2013, 09:06:25 AM
Anybody have success in getting the 50k bonus after having got it for the same card within the year? I was approved for the card but they won't give me the bonus....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on December 12, 2013, 09:21:51 AM
Anybody have success in getting the 50k bonus after having got it for the same card within the year? I was approved for the card but they won't give me the bonus....

Did you use the same FFN? Did you already spend the money to meet spend?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Yid21 on December 12, 2013, 10:36:10 AM
They automatically put it on the same FFN.

I haven't used the card yet, I just asked them beforehand if I would be eligible for 50k and they said that it is written in the small writing that you can only get the bonus once.

What can I do?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: sky121 on December 12, 2013, 10:38:09 AM
They automatically put it on the same FFN.

I haven't used the card yet, I just asked them beforehand if I would be eligible for 50k and they said that it is written in the small writing that you can only get the bonus once.

What can I do?

You should have opened a new Southwest account and added it on the application. You can try spending anyways and the bonus might post. YMMV.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on December 12, 2013, 11:36:29 AM
They automatically put it on the same FFN.

I haven't used the card yet, I just asked them beforehand if I would be eligible for 50k and they said that it is written in the small writing that you can only get the bonus once.

What can I do?
the new FFN is helpful but usually not neccessary, if you make the spend you will almost always get the points.

That being said, asking them may have nixed it for you if they noted the account, but you most certainly should make the spend anyways i think you have a very decent chance of getting the points anyways.
(i have successfully churned SW cards on the same FFN at least 10 times between me my wife and my family)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 12, 2013, 12:13:12 PM
They automatically put it on the same FFN.

I haven't used the card yet, I just asked them beforehand if I would be eligible for 50k and they said that it is written in the small writing that you can only get the bonus once.

What can I do?
why would you aplly now the bouns is 25k?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: hertzinstl on December 12, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
why would you aplly now the bouns is 25k?
Obviously they applied when it was 50k
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 12, 2013, 01:05:11 PM
Hello everyone,
please be kind, first time DDF'er. BIG thanx to all contributor to this thread. it has helped me dramatically in my first attempt at free travel.
i reached my $2000 spending this past month (212 in Nov. and 1940 in Dec.) I also changed my statement date to 12/10 to try and get the companion pass too. I only got the 2152 points NO BONUS POINTS. do i have to wait till next statement to get my 50,000 point or will they post sooner?
also do balance transfers count towards the 110,000 points?
and if i qualify for the free companion tickets after i already booked flights but before i actually fly, can i get credited half the points.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on December 12, 2013, 02:39:51 PM
i reached my $2000 spending this past month (212 in Nov. and 1940 in Dec.) I also changed my statement date to 12/10 to try and get the companion pass too. I only got the 2152 points NO BONUS POINTS. do i have to wait till next statement to get my 50,000 point or will they post sooner?

Bonus points will not transfer as soon as you meet the threshold.  You need to wait until after your statement closes for them to post.


Quote
also do balance transfers count towards the 110,000 points?

No, only purchases.

Good luck with the CP....Thanks to DDF I had one for most of 2012 and all of 2013 and got plenty of use out of it.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 12, 2013, 03:07:56 PM
Bonus points will not transfer as soon as you meet the threshold.  You need to wait until after your statement closes for them to post.

No, only purchases.

Good luck with the CP....Thanks to DDF I had one for most of 2012 and all of 2013 and got plenty of use out of it.

Thanx for response!
2 things:
1. my statement did close on 12/10, but the only points i got were for actual purchases.
2. so even though you get "points" for BT, (quote from Chase.com "1 Rapid Rewards Point for every $1 of eligible balance transfers made within the first 90 days your account is open (up to $10,000)" ) only points earned from purchases count towards the 110,000 for CP?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 12, 2013, 05:28:21 PM
only points earned from purchases count towards the 110,000 for CP?
Also bonus points you get from opening a new card and reaching the minimum spending threshold.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on December 12, 2013, 06:49:52 PM
Thanx for response!
2 things:
1. my statement did close on 12/10, but the only points i got were for actual purchases.
2. so even though you get "points" for BT, (quote from Chase.com "1 Rapid Rewards Point for every $1 of eligible balance transfers made within the first 90 days your account is open (up to $10,000)" ) only points earned from purchases count towards the 110,000 for CP?
If you meet the spending threshold too close to the statement closing date, the bonus will post the following month.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 13, 2013, 01:21:46 PM
If you meet the spending threshold too close to the statement closing date, the bonus will post the following month.
what is TOO close?
i reached it on 12/4 and statement closed on 12/10.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on December 13, 2013, 04:06:08 PM
what is TOO close?
i reached it on 12/4 and statement closed on 12/10.
Within a week.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Nhjj on December 13, 2013, 05:06:41 PM
I moved my statement to dec 25 so I could give myself enough time to spend for CP. Do you think it will credit to southwest in time?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 15, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
So basically I switched my closing day to the 10th of the month to try and get my points faster, as now won't get them till after January 10.
Is there any way to get them sooner?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: intgesh on December 15, 2013, 08:39:51 PM
why would you aplly now the bouns is 25k?
Obviously they applied when it was 50k
It is actually still alive, I applied for it yesterday, and was approved.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer (Thank you, @AJK!!)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on December 16, 2013, 01:14:04 AM
Ugh. I gave up on pursuing my 110k companion pass because I thought my (second) 50k sign up bonus would never post on time.

Well, guess what? It just did. I have now eared 104,600 miles this year.

Is there any way in heck to get 5,400 miles to post before Jan 1?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on December 16, 2013, 01:15:10 AM
MR!
Or for the less adventurous UR>HGP>WN
Airline acronym thread IYF.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on December 16, 2013, 01:16:20 AM
MR!

You coming with?  ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 16, 2013, 01:45:09 AM
Ugh. I gave up on pursuing my 110k companion pass because I thought my (second) 50k sign up bonus would never post on time.

Well, guess what? It just did. I have now eared 104,600 miles this year.

Is there any way in heck to get 5,400 miles to post before Jan 1?
Prepay  my dentist for my implant, post and crown.  ;D

Or prepay any of your upcoming large bills.  buy VR like mad.  load up on gift cards.
Anything!

But do it QUICKLY!  At least a week(?) before the statement closes.  And adjust your statement closing date to as late in dec as possible to give yourself time. But make sure it closes in Dec.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: elik on December 16, 2013, 12:08:29 PM
I made a purchase on 12/11 to get the CP, but Chase just told me it didn't post til 12/15 :( My statement closed on 12/12.

(In retrosopect I should have asked for them to delay the statement close date)

Any other way to get the 4500 points I need for the CP?
What about closing the card (I have another SW card linked to Rapid Rewards that will remain open)?

What about transferring miles from another program - will that work, and is it worth it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on December 16, 2013, 12:12:13 PM
Is there any way in heck to get 5,400 miles to post before Jan 1?

Prepay my dentist for my implant, post and crown.  ;D


All in a days work...that's why i'm a dentist :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on December 16, 2013, 01:26:09 PM
Ugh. I gave up on pursuing my 110k companion pass because I thought my (second) 50k sign up bonus would never post on time.

Well, guess what? It just did. I have now eared 104,600 miles this year.

Is there any way in heck to get 5,400 miles to post before Jan 1?
yes, you can do it -
I just got my 110,000 posted B"H and it seems that they automatically merged my 2 accts. for the comp. pass.
2 people to CVS and Office Depot in the next 2 days -- plenty of time till Dec 31.
(also, I think it helped that i prepaid the SW bill so no waiting until bill was paid to post points)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on December 16, 2013, 01:52:34 PM
yes, you can do it -
I just got my 110,000 posted B"H and it seems that they automatically merged my 2 accts. for the comp. pass.
2 people to CVS and Office Depot in the next 2 days -- plenty of time till Dec 31.
(also, I think it helped that i prepaid the SW bill so no waiting until bill was paid to post points)

@Big Dan Fan, I don't think it works like that. The statement has to close. Please, someone CMIIW.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 16, 2013, 02:03:43 PM
yes, you can do it -
I just got my 110,000 posted B"H and it seems that they automatically merged my 2 accts. for the comp. pass.
2 people to CVS and Office Depot in the next 2 days -- plenty of time till Dec 31.
(also, I think it helped that i prepaid the SW bill so no waiting until bill was paid to post points)
i don't' get this reference. can someone explain to the noob please?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 16, 2013, 02:05:01 PM
@Big Dan Fan, I don't think it works like that. The statement has to close. Please, someone CMIIW.
You are correct. He is confusing it with amex.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on December 16, 2013, 02:20:21 PM
@Big Dan Fan, I don't think it works like that. The statement has to close. Please, someone CMIIW.
i already got the 110K and the companion pass email automatically - it was not me who joined my 2 accounts so it must have been SW.

I've been prepaying off the balance (actually went $1k over) in prep for the 2013 posting,
so if my acct./billing cycle was done by the 12th, then it all happened right then...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: momo on December 16, 2013, 03:07:01 PM
I opened My 2 cards mid november. Both of them had closing dates of jan 13th. Yesterday i received a statement for one of the cards! I had already completed the spend needed for the bonus to kick in, because the closing date was supposed to be in Jan of 14. I called chase and they said they will put a note on my file , and will get back to me. Does anyone have any advice?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on December 16, 2013, 03:14:00 PM
I opened My 2 cards mid november. Both of them had closing dates of jan 13th. Yesterday i received a statement for one of the cards! I had already completed the spend needed for the bonus to kick in, because the closing date was supposed to be in Jan of 14. I called chase and they said they will put a note on my file , and will get back to me. Does anyone have any advice?
were you intentionally trying to make them both post the bonus points in 2014?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: momo on December 16, 2013, 03:15:32 PM
yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 16, 2013, 06:18:00 PM
I made a purchase on 12/11 to get the CP, but Chase just told me it didn't post til 12/15 :( My statement closed on 12/12.

(In retrosopect I should have asked for them to delay the statement close date)

Any other way to get the 4500 points I need for the CP?
What about closing the card (I have another SW card linked to Rapid Rewards that will remain open)?

What about transferring miles from another program - will that work, and is it worth it?
Transferring miles from another program does ccount towards your companion pass total.  I think it's worth it because it's so few miles used and so many potential free trips gained.  I don't know how quickly any transfers post, but if any post within 2 weeks it would work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on December 16, 2013, 10:50:09 PM
yes
mine posted early, too...
but, I was rushing it, bec i realized that since SW#1 already went to 50K,
then I should make SW#2 go to 50K in the same year, so that i'll at least get the CP
for 2014. (and not the additional 2015)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on December 16, 2013, 10:53:32 PM
I just realized... the companion pass... you have to "designate" a companion?
That means that you always have to take the same person with you?
Is that correct? I mean, I'd love to take my wife with me on a bunch of trips, but that's not exactly practical at this phase in our life. I was thinking to bring different kids with me on trips. Is that not possible?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 16, 2013, 11:40:29 PM
http://bit.ly/1c8vnAz
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on December 16, 2013, 11:44:12 PM
http://bit.ly/1c8vnAz

I know that is meant to be a way of mocking people, but I actually loved it! Thank you!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on December 16, 2013, 11:49:33 PM
Wasn't mocking.

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 17, 2013, 01:10:45 PM
I apologize if this was already discussed. i tried reading through this whole thread (VERY looooong) and i attempted to google.
As i posted earlier, i changed my closing date to try and get my 50,000 points early in order to book flights for January. For some reason (the common consensus seems to be that i reached my $2000 too close to closing date) my bonus points didn't post this month. My new closing date will be on 1/10/14, Is there any way to get my 50k bonus to post FASTER?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 01:19:58 PM
call?  Move your bill date back into december?  move the date back with a call and explanation (to over ride that you wont be able to get a second bill on dec?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on December 17, 2013, 01:21:08 PM
I just realized I royally messed up... both of my SW cards close in Dec and I did the minimum spend required already.

If I change the due dates to a day in the month that passed already, is there a chance it will extend this period and the points won't post until January?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 01:57:34 PM
I just realized I royally messed up... both of my SW cards close in Dec and I did the minimum spend required already.

If I change the due dates to a day in the month that passed already, is there a chance it will extend this period and the points won't post until January?
Most important is that they all post in the same calendar year!
You can try calling? and moving the bill date into Jan?  I would do it with a person, not just moving the date on your account. (chat , sm, call)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on December 17, 2013, 01:59:40 PM
Most important is that they all post in the same calendar year!
You can try calling? and moving the bill date into Jan?  I would do it with a person, not just moving the date on your account. (chat , sm, call)

What excuse / reason could I give that I need the statement to close in January?
Also which number would I call?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
Honesty?  YOU want to earn the companion pass and you need to finish your 110 spending and you want the pass to start in 2014 not 2013?  Phone reps can be nice and with a reasonable reason they may work with you. 

call the number on the back of the card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on December 17, 2013, 03:50:06 PM
Honesty?  YOU want to earn the companion pass and you need to finish your 110 spending and you want the pass to start in 2014 not 2013?  Phone reps can be nice and with a reasonable reason they may work with you. 

call the number on the back of the card.

I changed the dates to the 12th a few hours ago, I called up and told the rep that I was hoping to get the points in order to get the companion pass, and by mistake finished the spending early etc.
He said he sees my statements are supposed to close on Jan 15th, 2014 so the points won't deposit until then.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 17, 2013, 04:29:16 PM
I changed the dates to the 12th a few hours ago, I called up and told the rep that I was hoping to get the points in order to get the companion pass, and by mistake finished the spending early etc.
He said he sees my statements are supposed to close on Jan 15th, 2014 so the points won't deposit until then.
Good for you!  Happy traveling! with a companion!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on December 17, 2013, 04:35:28 PM
Good for you!  Happy traveling! with a companion!

Thx! I really hope what he said is accurate! Guess I'll find out in a few days as the 1st card was scheduled to close today.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: elik on December 17, 2013, 11:29:44 PM
Transferring miles from another program does ccount towards your companion pass total.  I think it's worth it because it's so few miles used and so many potential free trips gained.  I don't know how quickly any transfers post, but if any post within 2 weeks it would work.

well I tried to do the points transfer option - using Hyatt > RR. I transferred 10,000 from UR to Hyatt. Hyatt is supposed to let one transfer in increments of 1250 which should allow the full 10,000 to be transferred - however they only let me transfer 8750 (??)

So now I need to see if the Hyatt transfers before year end, and what the heck will I do with a measly 1250 stuck in my Hyatt account?

I also SM'd Chase to see if they'd bring my statement back into December, but I feel that will be highly unlikely...

Good times :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on December 18, 2013, 12:31:33 AM
Call, if sm is not satisfactory.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: neyomiya on December 18, 2013, 12:54:28 PM
As i previously posted, even though i reached my $2000 before my last statement closed i didn't receive the bonus points. Does anyone have experience in getting the bonus points credited to my account before my next closing date?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on December 18, 2013, 01:03:16 PM
As i previously posted, even though i reached my $2000 before my last statement closed i didn't receive the bonus points. Does anyone have experience in getting the bonus points credited to my account before my next closing date?
i believe that mine posted before the closing date,
but that's because I prepaid and I WANTED them to close early bec. that was my 2nd card for 2013.

It may depend on your preference and if you want to prepay and/or intentionally arrange an earlier or later posting.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 22, 2013, 07:14:22 AM
Anyone have a clue when Chase will be offering the 50k bonus again?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 22, 2013, 07:18:21 AM
Anyone have a clue when Chase will be offering the 50k bonus again?
Um, now?  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 22, 2013, 07:20:43 AM
Um, now?  :)
Southwest? I dont see it on chase. link available?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on December 22, 2013, 07:23:56 AM
Southwest? I dont see it on chase. link available?
Yup, as always GIYF.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 22, 2013, 07:26:18 AM
Yup, as always GIYF.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Thanks what about the non premier? ($69 AF)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ygold on December 22, 2013, 07:30:21 AM
Thanks what about the non premier? ($69 AF)

GIYF
Title: is 50,000 bonus points at southwest back??
Post by: Naphtali on December 29, 2013, 10:41:25 AM
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/radio

Dan can you verify this??
Title: Re: is 50,000 bonus points at southwest back??
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 29, 2013, 04:20:39 PM
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/radio

Dan can you verify this??
Why do you need dan? its legit dont worry
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Naphtali on December 29, 2013, 04:38:56 PM
AWESOME  signed up and got accepted..  en route to companion pass until end of 2015...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on December 30, 2013, 12:20:30 PM
AWESOME  signed up and got accepted..  en route to companion pass until end of 2015...
You can also apply for the buisness cards to reach your goal (They arent 50k now, wait a bit)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ar13 on January 03, 2014, 11:00:42 AM
How long after closing a SW card after receiving the 50k bonus do i need to wait to be eligible for the bonus again?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ar13 on January 04, 2014, 10:54:54 PM
How long after closing a SW card after receiving the 50k bonus do i need to wait to be eligible for the bonus again?

Anybody? :D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 04, 2014, 11:00:10 PM
take the time to read a little!
basically  you can get the bonus again right away, if you get approved. Many people suggest getting a new rapids reward number, you may need to change a detail or two or the two may be merged automatically. It may be easier to convince the recon department to approve you if you didn't cancel yesterday (i usually cycle every three months or so)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ar13 on January 04, 2014, 11:02:21 PM
Thnx

Where would i have found the answer to this specific question?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on January 05, 2014, 12:09:22 AM
It looks like the two cards I got have two different rr accounts associated with them. How much of an issue will that be?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 05, 2014, 12:18:23 AM
Thnx

Where would i have found the answer to this specific question?
:) probably 50 times in the last 85 pages!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 05, 2014, 12:19:21 AM
It looks like the two cards I got have two different rr accounts associated with them. How much of an issue will that be?
for companion pass? you should be able to merge them once you recieve the points if they are under the same person
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on January 05, 2014, 12:33:12 AM
for companion pass? you should be able to merge them once you recieve the points if they are under the same person
thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: deal boy on January 05, 2014, 05:18:22 AM
It looks like the two cards I got have two different rr accounts associated with them. How much of an issue will that be?
should we merge before we get the bonuses or after we get them
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 05, 2014, 03:36:53 PM
should we merge before we get the bonuses or after we get them
better to do after IMHO to avoid any issues getting said bonus twice
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: deal boy on January 05, 2014, 05:40:00 PM
better to do after IMHO to avoid any issues getting said bonus twice
whats imho
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: deal boy on January 05, 2014, 05:43:10 PM
better to do after IMHO to avoid any issues getting said bonus twice
oh in my humble opinion-but then they will see that i got both bonuses- no?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 05, 2014, 09:40:06 PM
they usually don't check or care,
 if you already got it i think it's much less likely that they would take it away from you. That's my opinion, for what it's worth
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: smurf on January 05, 2014, 10:33:29 PM
for companion pass? you should be able to merge them once you recieve the points if they are under the same person
just realized what happened. Chase opened one card in my wife's married name and one in her maiden name. Will I still be Able to merge them ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: deal boy on January 06, 2014, 05:04:51 AM
they usually don't check or care,
 if you already got it i think it's much less likely that they would take it away from you. That's my opinion, for what it's worth
thnx a lot
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on January 06, 2014, 07:19:44 AM
just realized what happened. Chase opened one card in my wife's married name and one in her maiden name. Will I still be Able to merge them ?

Just a wild guess you probably will be able to if you explain to them why there's a difference in the name. Though they might want to see documentation showing the legal name change.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: username on January 06, 2014, 11:59:51 AM
I just realized... the companion pass... you have to "designate" a companion?
That means that you always have to take the same person with you?
Is that correct? I mean, I'd love to take my wife with me on a bunch of trips, but that's not exactly practical at this phase in our life. I was thinking to bring different kids with me on trips. Is that not possible?

If your kids are under 18, you usually dont need to show ID , you can make the companion Adam Freddie, and use it for any kid you want. Though, i'm not sure if they know who is a boy or a girl, and TSA is supposed to chech gender of ticket/passenger. (thats why they have those body scanners  ::)  )
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: username on January 06, 2014, 12:16:09 PM
Actually, TSA just needs to match the gender on the Boarding Pass to the gender on the ID.
"As mandated by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Secure Flight program, Customer’s Gender information on the boarding pass must match the government-issued identification carried by the Customer during their travel."


Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Devorah on January 06, 2014, 10:40:25 PM
but kids don't need to show ID...

although, IME, they usually turn to the kid and ask their name so that may get u into hot water...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: mod on January 06, 2014, 10:59:50 PM
Can't you change your designated companion by calling?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Devorah on January 07, 2014, 12:05:10 AM
Can't you change your designated companion by calling?
only up to 3 times for the lifetime of the pass
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on January 07, 2014, 03:07:14 AM
If your kids are under 18, you usually dont need to show ID , you can make the companion Adam Freddie, and use it for any kid you want. Though, i'm not sure if they know who is a boy or a girl, and TSA is supposed to chech gender of ticket/passenger. (thats why they have those body scanners  ::)  )

Awesome and very practical advice. Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on January 07, 2014, 11:52:11 PM
only up to 3 times for the lifetime of the pass
It's not 3 times per year?
(Life of pass one year?)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dr Moose on January 09, 2014, 01:19:06 PM
can i get both personals with a 2bm?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on January 09, 2014, 01:24:10 PM
can i get both personals with a 2bm?
yes
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on January 09, 2014, 01:31:09 PM
yes
really? same name and ss#?

if so, then will get both 50K bonus points for each? (how so?) anyone's done this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on January 09, 2014, 01:59:58 PM
You'll need to tell recon why you need both.  usually diff types of spending. eg. HSA, a kids college spending you want separately, food vs clothing...
Even offer to split the available CL if applicable.

Then you get the 50K bonus each and spend $10K ti get another 10K points and you've got a companion pass.  Have read this thread?even a little?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on January 09, 2014, 03:29:04 PM
50K offer is back!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2014, 03:34:21 PM
When did it go away?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: arid on January 09, 2014, 03:35:56 PM
You'll need to tell recon why you need both.  usually diff types of spending. eg. HSA, a kids college spending you want separately, food vs clothing...
Even offer to split the available CL if applicable.

Then you get the 50K bonus each and spend $10K ti get another 10K points and you've got a companion pass.  Have read this thread?even a little?
do you need 2 diff RR accounts or will they both post at the same time?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on January 09, 2014, 03:36:56 PM
When did it go away?
Past few months it was just 25K
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on January 09, 2014, 04:27:28 PM
Past few months it was just 25K

But 50k link still worked all along, if you had one. (Actually, I had two.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on January 09, 2014, 11:43:17 PM
do you need 2 diff RR accounts or will they both post at the same time?
same
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 10, 2014, 09:34:42 AM
Past few months it was just 25K

-1
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on January 13, 2014, 10:38:42 AM
-1
:) +1 now because 50,000 points DD's Link:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa4/
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: greatdeals on January 20, 2014, 10:46:46 AM
I have 62k Southwest how much can I get for them?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on January 20, 2014, 02:56:36 PM
I have 62k Southwest how much can I get for them?
The redemption value of a SW point is standardized at 70points charged for each $1 of fare.  So the true value is fixed at ~ 1.4 cents per point.
(Unlike more valuable points that the point price for a ticket stays the same even when the cash price goes up ie  united, BA, AA...)
How much someone will pay you for it.............
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: NI on January 20, 2014, 04:40:34 PM
I have the 50000 bonus from opening the cc, is it possible to use it for an international flight? I need two tickets from NYC to brazil...just wondering if this would work. If not, what other cc should I open to give me miles I can use? Ty!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2014, 05:02:58 PM
WN/FL do not fly to Brazil.

Try UA/AA/DL/US etc.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: NI on January 20, 2014, 05:20:50 PM
What's wn/fl? In theory, How many miles would I need from as or ba per ticket? Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2014, 05:26:16 PM
Southwest and Airtran.

GIYF, but in theory you'd need 50K BA for round trip.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: NI on January 20, 2014, 09:28:32 PM
They write as a perk of being a cc holder their miles work for international as well, anyone have experience with that? Ty!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2014, 12:30:25 AM
They write as a perk of being a cc holder their miles work for international as well, anyone have experience with that? Ty!!

http://bit.ly/1e8ZgMT
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: jack12 on January 23, 2014, 07:46:15 PM
To get 100k SW points to get close to getting the companion pass, which 2 should I apply for? Premier Personal Card, Premier Business Card, Plus Personal Card, Plus Business Card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on January 23, 2014, 11:06:54 PM
To get 100k SW points to get close to getting the companion pass, which 2 should I apply for? Premier Personal Card, Premier Business Card, Plus Personal Card, Plus Business Card?
Are any of the cards still offering a 50K bonus?  2 bonuses of 50K gets you quite close to 110K.  (It's 110 not 100K for the companion pass.)
For a while after the offers officially ended, people were still getting 50K.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 24, 2014, 02:15:37 AM
the 50k offer is live. If Dan doesn't have a link you can get it from southwest.com (on the main landing page) and from that link you can navigate to the other three options.

I would advise either consumer plus and consumer premier or business plus and business premier so that you only get one credit hit (assuming a 2bm+)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:32:15 AM
the 50k offer is live. If Dan doesn't have a link you can get it from southwest.com (on the main landing page) and from that link you can navigate to the other three options.

I would advise either consumer plus and consumer premier or business plus and business premier so that you only get one credit hit (assuming a 2bm+)
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa4/
http://admin.dansdeals.com/archives/39279
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bobthebuilder on January 26, 2014, 12:48:33 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa4/
http://admin.dansdeals.com/archives/39279
Do you have a link for the business cards?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 01:12:28 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: robbie on February 03, 2014, 02:01:23 PM
Not sure where to post this, but sign up for new rapid rewards account get 2,500 miles free.

http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/enroll/flyFree-2500pts.html?f=zEMLCNSAG1401000zz&RMID=L_140131_CNS_D&RRID=a3lsZWRvdmVyMjAwMkB5YWhvby5jb20.&src=MAILCNSFRIDREMRR0140131D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Malachi on February 03, 2014, 02:42:24 PM
Not sure where to post this, but sign up for new rapid rewards account get 2,500 miles free.

http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/enroll/flyFree-2500pts.html?f=zEMLCNSAG1401000zz&RMID=L_140131_CNS_D&RRID=a3lsZWRvdmVyMjAwMkB5YWhvby5jb20.&src=MAILCNSFRIDREMRR0140131D
perfect place!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: etech0 on February 03, 2014, 03:21:38 PM
perfect place!
Signed up. How much are these points worth, anyways?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on February 03, 2014, 08:27:52 PM
Signed up. How much are these points worth, anyways?
.01428....
70 points substitutes for $1 of fare.
(Not a flat rate per trip like AA, BA, united..)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 03, 2014, 08:57:41 PM
.01428....
70 points substitutes for $1 of fare.
(Not a flat rate per trip like AA, BA, united..)
Not very accurate answer, this is only the value of points used (not sold) and is for trips booked after 3/31 before then they are worth more. Plus that isn't taking into account the value of companion pass
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on February 03, 2014, 09:04:41 PM
Not very accurate answer, this is only the value of points used (not sold) and is for trips booked after 3/31 before then they are worth more. Plus that isn't taking into account the value of companion pass
+100
exactly - the companion pass essentially double the value in most locales..
and - personal location makes a diff too - especially for those in a city with low American/Delta/United/JetBlue service
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 04, 2014, 02:19:53 AM
+100
exactly - the companion pass essentially double the value in most locales..
and - personal location makes a diff too - especially for those in a city with low American/Delta/United/JetBlue service
yup, Denver has tons of SW flights to NYC area for roughly 15k round trip, with my two companion passes that can not be beat period.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on February 04, 2014, 06:00:19 AM
yup, Denver has tons of SW flights to NYC area for roughly 15k round trip, with my two companion passes that can not be beat period.
+1
therefore the points are worth double/triple than in other markets..

Are those NYC flights direct?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 04, 2014, 11:09:09 AM
yes, iv'e flown back and forth 8 times with my whole family for free in the last year and a half!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Moishel on February 04, 2014, 01:18:04 PM
Not sure where to post this, but sign up for new rapid rewards account get 2,500 miles free.

http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/enroll/flyFree-2500pts.html?f=zEMLCNSAG1401000zz&RMID=L_140131_CNS_D&RRID=a3lsZWRvdmVyMjAwMkB5YWhvby5jb20.&src=MAILCNSFRIDREMRR0140131D
Any way to get matched to an existing account?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BigDanFan on February 04, 2014, 01:31:01 PM
yes, iv'e flown back and forth 8 times with my whole family for free in the last year and a half!
+1
totally worth it..  this indicates, that for some accounts, SW may be more valuable than MR or in certain cases UR..
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: eve on February 04, 2014, 01:47:40 PM
I just called to cancel one of my southwest cards and it is less than 90 days and the rep told me i would not get back the  annual fee because its more than 60 days. I asked her isn't it up to 90 days and she said no 60 days but I've read on this forum 90 does anyone know if it is 60 or 90 days?? Could it be that she doesnt know what shes talking about or is she right?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on February 04, 2014, 01:52:52 PM
I just called to cancel one of my southwest cards and it is less than 90 days and the rep told me i would not get back the  annual fee because its more than 60 days. I asked her isn't it up to 90 days and she said no 60 days but I've read on this forum 90 does anyone know if it is 60 or 90 days?? Could it be that she doesnt know what shes talking about or is she right?
She's right, it's 60 days, enjoy the anniversary points!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: eve on February 04, 2014, 01:56:16 PM
k thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: A European on February 04, 2014, 02:09:38 PM
Not sure where to post this, but sign up for new rapid rewards account get 2,500 miles free.

http://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/enroll/flyFree-2500pts.html?f=zEMLCNSAG1401000zz&RMID=L_140131_CNS_D&RRID=a3lsZWRvdmVyMjAwMkB5YWhvby5jb20.&src=MAILCNSFRIDREMRR0140131D
@Dan I think he should get a HT
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dr Moose on February 04, 2014, 02:14:07 PM
@Dan I think he should get a HT
me (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38008)?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: robbie on February 04, 2014, 02:23:06 PM
@Dan I think he should get a HT

What is a HT?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Emkay on February 04, 2014, 02:26:40 PM
What is a HT?
hat tip
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: robbie on February 04, 2014, 04:35:08 PM
me (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38008)?

sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Excalibur on February 04, 2014, 05:40:46 PM
Can you book sw points to Aruba
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: robbie on February 04, 2014, 06:41:46 PM
Can you book sw points to Aruba

fror the future might be better to just google it.

http://www.southwest.com/flight/international-domestic-airtran-flights.html?int=GSUBNAV-AIR-AIRTRAN
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Excalibur on February 04, 2014, 11:47:12 PM
That didn't help at all but I figured it out thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 13, 2014, 10:57:16 AM
Is there a way to get approved for the 2 personal cards, premier and plus? (For a friend. I got the 100K with premier and biz for myself.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on February 13, 2014, 11:02:20 AM
I got 2 personal. On recon. For diff types of spending.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 13, 2014, 11:11:42 AM
I got 2 personal. On recon. For diff types of spending.
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 13, 2014, 11:45:49 AM
Is there a way to get approved for the 2 personal cards, premier and plus? (For a friend. I got the 100K with premier and biz for myself.)
I have four SW cards (consumer premier and plus and business premier and plus) my wife has three, so yes.  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 13, 2014, 02:11:42 PM
I have four SW cards (consumer premier and plus and business premier and plus) my wife has three, so yes.  :)

Awesome :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: username on February 16, 2014, 10:07:40 AM
I have four SW cards (consumer premier and plus and business premier and plus) my wife has three, so yes.  :)
and you pay the annual fee on each of them?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on February 16, 2014, 12:26:55 PM
and you pay the annual fee on each of them?
for the first year. Its a small price to pay for the points and companion passes!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on February 16, 2014, 02:35:17 PM
for the first year. Its a small price to pay for the points and companion passes!
+1
now that we have 4 cards total and we have now received our 2 companion passes (one for each of us),
does that mean that we can each cancel one of the SW cards,
so that we only have to pay one annual fee per person?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 16, 2014, 02:40:30 PM
+1
now that we have 4 cards total and we have now received our 2 companion passes (one for each of us),
does that mean that we can each cancel one of the SW cards,
so that we only have to pay one annual fee per person?
??? Why would you have 2 companion passes? All you need is one to have your companion go on every flight for free. You can't both be companions to each other. I mean you could but what would that gain you?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 16, 2014, 02:41:19 PM
I have four SW cards (consumer premier and plus and business premier and plus) my wife has three, so yes.  :)
I got 2 personal. On recon. For diff types of spending.
Put FFN in both apps? Only 1 app?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on February 16, 2014, 02:45:53 PM
??? Why would you have 2 companion passes? All you need is one to have your companion go on every flight for free. You can't both be companions to each other. I mean you could but what would that gain you?

Im guessing kids
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on February 16, 2014, 02:51:36 PM
Put FFN in both apps? Only 1 app?
Same newly minted FFN in both apps.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 16, 2014, 03:02:35 PM
Im guessing kids
ah, makes sense.
Same newly minted FFN in both apps.
Sweet. Gotta set my FIL up and score some brownie points :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on February 16, 2014, 03:15:26 PM
Im guessing kids
+100
Yes!
You got it! Not only do we all have SW free (using SW points) RT tickets to CA for Pesach,
but now 2 of the tickets are totally free (using 0 points) due to 2 CPs!!  :) Thank you, Dan!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on February 25, 2014, 10:22:26 AM
Is there a Dan link for the consumer plus, I only found the consumer premier link?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on February 26, 2014, 05:48:31 PM
Same question. Im about to apply for 2 and would love to give Dan affiliate if he has link for plus as well.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 03, 2014, 01:56:45 AM
About to apply for the card. Can someone pls tell me quickly, do I need to have the Hyatt cc in order to transfer UR points to Hyatt to SW?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on March 03, 2014, 09:00:49 AM
About to apply for the card. Can someone pls tell me quickly, do I need to have the Hyatt cc in order to transfer UR points to Hyatt to SW?
I don't believe so. Just need a Hyatt account.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shkop on March 03, 2014, 04:30:09 PM
I would like to apply for the sw 50k offer. I had it in the past. The rules indicate that its only for first time. If I have a new Rapid Rewards number, will that allow? Does the new number require a new address, or the same address as last time with new number is fine? thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: username on March 03, 2014, 05:01:16 PM
I would like to apply for the sw 50k offer. I had it in the past. The rules indicate that its only for first time. If I have a new Rapid Rewards number, will that allow? Does the new number require a new address, or the same address as last time with new number is fine? thanks
I used the same name adress, and RR#. Worked for me.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shkop on March 03, 2014, 06:52:15 PM
I used the same name adress, and RR#. Worked for me.
Once they didnt give me the points bec i had a card in the past
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: davidd75 on March 04, 2014, 01:26:47 PM
anybody tried recently calling Chase to get annual fee waived first year on this card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: davidd75 on March 04, 2014, 05:42:31 PM
anybody even try recently?

or is the annual fee first year not negotiable with this card
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on March 04, 2014, 06:57:56 PM
anybody even try recently?

or is the annual fee first year not negotiable with this card

Non-negotiable. Refundable though within 60 days. Hit your spend quickly...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on March 04, 2014, 07:56:19 PM
Non-negotiable. Refundable though within 60 days. Hit your spend quickly...
interesting.. didn't think to rush for that. I figured that 3 round trip tickets to FL was worth the $69 or the $99. Plus, the free CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on March 04, 2014, 10:07:42 PM
interesting.. didn't think to rush for that. I figured that 3 round trip tickets to FL was worth the $69 or the $99. Plus, the free CP.

I agree, it's more than worth it. Just pointing out what could technically be done to avoid the fee.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on March 04, 2014, 10:10:38 PM
I agree, it's more than worth it. Just pointing out what could technically be done to avoid the fee.
+1
Yes; good to know. It's 60 days refundable, and that's by canceling the card, right?
Do you know when a one can re-apply for new one and receive all the benefits?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 05, 2014, 12:18:49 AM
So i just applied for the Southwest card (along with the Chase Ink Plus card) and i got an email saying to call a 1877 number. I called they said they need proof/ confirmation  of SSN# and address. (For both cards) I faxed it  to them and waiting to hear. They said it should take up to 2weeks to be updated on their files. Is this normal? Does it mean anything? Should i be nervous? Is there anything i can do to make it better?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dr Moose on March 05, 2014, 01:46:17 AM
So i just applied for the Southwest card (along with the Chase Ink Plus card) and i got an email saying to call a 1877 number. I called they said they need proof/ confirmation  of SSN# and address. (For both cards) I faxed it  to them and waiting to hear. They said it should take up to 2weeks to be updated on their files. Is this normal? Does it mean anything? Should i be nervous? Is there anything i can do to make it better?
this should do the job:
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on March 05, 2014, 09:04:07 AM
So i just applied for the Southwest card (along with the Chase Ink Plus card) and i got an email saying to call a 1877 number. I called they said they need proof/ confirmation  of SSN# and address. (For both cards) I faxed it  to them and waiting to hear. They said it should take up to 2weeks to be updated on their files. Is this normal? Does it mean anything? Should i be nervous? Is there anything i can do to make it better?
It happens occasionally. They want proof that you are you.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 05, 2014, 12:41:05 PM
It happens occasionally. They want proof that you are you.
i understand that but does it mean anything negative in regards to getting approved for iether card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Marco Polo on March 05, 2014, 12:42:38 PM
i understand that but does it mean anything negative in regards to getting approved for iether card?
Not IME.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on March 07, 2014, 03:38:13 PM
I wanted to redeem SW points for a Amazon GC. I no longer have the SW CC. News to me, It seems like that option is only available if you still have the SW card. Can anyone confirm this. Is there any way around this?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2014, 03:39:42 PM
I wanted to redeem SW points for a Amazon GC. I no longer have the SW CC. News to me, It seems like that option is only available if you still have the SW card. Can anyone confirm this. Is there any way around this?
Correct.
Not unless you get another card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on March 07, 2014, 03:56:46 PM
Correct.
Not unless you get another card.
Thanks! Are SW points transferable to family members not living at same address?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: 12HRS on March 07, 2014, 04:03:42 PM
Thanks! Are SW points transferable to family members not living at same address?

Probably not worth the fee
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: rng on March 07, 2014, 05:20:41 PM
is the 50k dead? i get a page that tells me offer is not available.
If i fill out the app for 25k and ask to to get another 25k honored to me like i did with the ba 100k where they honored what my friend got, would that work?
if there is a link thats still alive can someone please post here
tia good shabbos
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2014, 05:26:36 PM
is the 50k dead? i get a page that tells me offer is not available.
If i fill out the app for 25k and ask to to get another 25k honored to me like i did with the ba 100k where they honored what my friend got, would that work?
if there is a link thats still alive can someone please post here
tia good shabbos
I'm told that they're working on getting it up.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2014, 05:58:06 PM
I'm told that they're working on getting it up.
Working again
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/swa4/
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: metziah on March 08, 2014, 07:51:10 PM
Is this card churnable if I got the bonus already? Do I need a new RR number to apply with?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 08, 2014, 07:51:22 PM
Nothing to do with the card, but if I book SW tickets with a different card, say chase freedom, will I still get 2 free bags?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Excalibur on March 08, 2014, 08:13:43 PM
Yup
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 08, 2014, 08:23:48 PM
Yup
tnx yaal and a guteh voch
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Ashi on March 10, 2014, 12:11:02 PM
This link is still working.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: countrygirl on March 10, 2014, 12:24:29 PM
I wanted to apply  last night for Chase SW premier and plus card  to get the 50,000 points  and hopefully the CP but at 9pm the link said offer expired-I was relieved when I saw that because I was going back and forth about applying for them since i have opened 2 new cc one in Dec and one in Jan. I am glad to see the offer still exist.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: beeweegee on March 10, 2014, 01:38:52 PM
This link is still working.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
+1
This link is for the premier card. Any working links for the plus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on March 11, 2014, 11:12:13 AM
Now that there are 2 SWA threads, I don't know where to post anymore! :)

Just wanted to share an annoying, but funny-after-the-fact story:

On our most recent return flight DEN-EWR, I misread our departure time thinking it was a 1/2 hour later than it actually was, which we only realized once we saw the schedule board in the airport. We ran to checkin, and because there was only 45 minutes till our flight, they couldn't guarantee us that our bags would get on the plane. If they couldn't, they would send them on the next day's flight (which meant returning to EWR the next day to get our bags). The other option was to try to bring our bags on the plane, since they were just a drop bigger than carry-on size. We were debating back and forth and just decided to bring the bags with us. So, we run to security with 2 suitcases and 3 carry-ons hanging onto our shoulders, a la Home Alone, just to realize all our liquids were in our suitcases. As we wait on the security line, we started going through our bags, collecting all our liquids into a plastic shopping bag. We, unfortunately, toss it all into the trash as we go through security.

Anyone familiar with DEN knows that after security you have to take a train to the terminals. Of course, SWA is in the last terminal. We just caught the train as the doors were closing. Phew. Just as we were coming to terms with the fact that we were not likely going to be able sit together on the plane, as we were definitely going to be the last people getting on the plane (unless something was delayed, which we were hoping for), my wife had a great idea - we would just ask at the gate to have our bags put under the plane! They'll know the plane is full and don't want to waste time, so they would just throw them under and our bags would come with us without having to awkwardly shove these huge things into the overhead. We get off the train, run up the stairs with all our bags and down the terminal to our gate. We get there with 8 minutes till the flight and no one's boarding anymore, just the lonely gate agent waiting to close up. We made it! We hand over our boarding passes, he scans them and tells us that... we're not checked in.

We go to the customer service desk and find out that 10 minutes before flights, unboarded seats are released to any standby passengers. We were crushed. We thought we made it, but we didn't. We couldn't believe that policy, although I guess it goes hand-in-hand with being able to cancel a ticket up to 10 minutes before departure. They offer to get us the 1 last seat going to EWR and 1 seat going to PHL, but we were not about to split up. The next flight wouldn't be till the morning and as compensation, SWA gave us each $50 vouchers, so hey, that was kinda cool.

As we head out the airport to go back to my in-laws, I realized that we threw out our liquids for no reason because we would be able to check our bags normally when we came back to the airport in the morning. So, I had my wife wait on the side while I got back in the security line. I got to the agent, showed my old and new boarding passes, explained that I missed my flight and just wanted to get my liquids out of the garbage can behind her, which I recognized was the one I threw the shopping bag into. She looked at me like I was crazy (maybe I am) and said, "You want to go through the garbage for your liquids?" Next thing I know, I have a TSA escort to the garbage can 5 feet away, I grab my bag which was right on top and am led out of security. With the CP, our trip cost $15, and with the $100 in vouchers, we actually made $85 by visiting my in-laws for Shabbos. Win!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on March 11, 2014, 12:23:43 PM
Now that there are 2 SWA threads, I don't know where to post anymore! :)

Just wanted to share an annoying, but funny-after-the-fact story:
......
 Win!
Sounds really frustrating while happening.  Glad you can already laugh.
The best part to read was retrieving the liquids.  LOL
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on March 11, 2014, 01:05:35 PM
Sounds really frustrating while happening.  Glad you can already laugh.
The best part to read was retrieving the liquids.  LOL
+1
It was a brand new bottle of deodorant and an expensive shampoo! :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 12, 2014, 11:13:50 AM
can someone send me a link to the SW plus card. but only if it still has the 50k signup bonus
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: HDS on March 12, 2014, 11:33:46 AM
@@Yehuda

Great story!

Going back for pachim k'tanim... good thing the sar just escorted you to the garbage and didn't want to fight....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 12, 2014, 12:24:01 PM
YES! B'H just got approved for the Southwest card! 6k/limit! Wooohooo
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 12, 2014, 01:19:24 PM
YES! B'H just got approved for the Southwest card! 6k/limit! Wooohooo
You sure it's still for the 50k bonus offer?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 12, 2014, 03:35:44 PM
You sure it's still for the 50k bonus offer?
yes I officially applied from Dan's  link on his website about 3 days before it was up :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 12, 2014, 11:09:04 PM
Can't find anywhere! how much would I have to spend hands and how much time would I have to spend it to get the 50 K points?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 13, 2014, 12:06:09 AM
Can't find anywhere! how much would I have to spend hands and how much time would I have to spend it to get the 50 K points?

If I remember correctly it's $2000 in 3 months. but you could always ask them to confirm.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 13, 2014, 12:17:34 AM
If I remember correctly it's $2000 in 3 months. but you could always ask them to confirm.
tnx a ton
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on March 14, 2014, 03:01:32 PM
can someone send me a link to the SW plus card. but only if it still has the 50k signup bonus
50k Link (https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer)

Anyone know how long you have to wait to churn? Is there no time if you get other version of card or business version?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: beeweegee on March 14, 2014, 03:15:30 PM
50k Link (https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer)

That link is for the Premier card, not the Plus card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on March 14, 2014, 04:00:56 PM
correct
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 14, 2014, 05:20:59 PM
Anyone have a link for the 50k Plus card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on March 17, 2014, 10:13:39 AM
@@Yehuda

Great story!

Going back for pachim k'tanim... good thing the sar just escorted you to the garbage and didn't want to fight....

Thanks! Haha yeah, was pretty smooth. Just got weird looks.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 17, 2014, 01:09:12 PM
Bump
Anyone have a link for the 50k Plus Card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 17, 2014, 01:10:32 PM
Bump
Anyone have a link for the 50k Plus Card?

I don't think there is one at the moment...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: BrooklynCPA on March 17, 2014, 01:56:50 PM
Is there link to the premier biz card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 17, 2014, 02:38:50 PM
Is there link to the premier biz card?

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer

On the bottom there's a link for the Business card. I would assume its the same sign up bonus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Crusty Kale on March 20, 2014, 02:07:42 PM
I'm In BWI now and chase has stands around the terminal offering 50,000 miles sigh up bonus when you sign up for the southwest cc
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 20, 2014, 02:35:08 PM
I'm In BWI now and chase has stands around the terminal offering 50,000 miles sigh up bonus when you sign up for the southwest cc
what terminal? im gonna be there tomo!!!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Crusty Kale on March 20, 2014, 04:01:05 PM
what terminal? im gonna be there tomo!!!
There was one by the ramp to terminal b
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 20, 2014, 04:18:59 PM
There was one by the ramp to terminal b
and the signup bonus was being applied for both the premier and plus cc's?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 20, 2014, 04:24:57 PM
and the signup bonus was being applied for both the premier and plus cc's?

Grab a few apps and send them to ppl here  8)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: julienbortz on March 23, 2014, 04:12:15 PM
I'm still showing a 50,000 point offer for the Chase Southwest card with this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on March 23, 2014, 04:28:02 PM
I'm still showing a 50,000 point offer for the Chase Southwest card with this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
thanks
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 23, 2014, 04:49:54 PM
I'm still showing a 50,000 point offer for the Chase Southwest card with this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Any offer for the Plus?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on March 24, 2014, 05:53:26 PM
Do I have o wait a certain amount of time to churn the Premier? Are my chances better getting the plus (if I find a 50k) link insead if churning Premier? Will I be able to merge new FFN with existing SW account?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: chamdena on March 24, 2014, 10:50:24 PM
I'm still showing a 50,000 point offer for the Chase Southwest card with this link: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer
Do you know if i can get a 50k landing page for

Thanks. the biz .card?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 24, 2014, 10:55:31 PM
i current have the sw premier cc. when signing up for the plus card, in order to make sure that the two accounts are linked i just simply give them my RR number on the application? that'll ensure that all signup bonuses are going towards the same account to be eligible for the CP? TIA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on March 24, 2014, 10:57:11 PM
i current have the sw premier cc. when signing up for the plus card, in order to make sure that the two accounts are linked i just simply give them my RR number on the application? that'll ensure that all signup bonuses are going towards the same account to be eligible for the CP? TIA


Correct
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on March 24, 2014, 10:59:04 PM
thanks. now all i need is the 50k plus offer  :)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on March 26, 2014, 08:55:27 PM
Have the two personal cards and got letters in the mail today saying each one gave me 500 bonus points.  I just checked my account and saw this:

03/20/2014   Other    Rapid Rewards Bonus Adjustment       +1,000
03/20/2014   Other    Rapid Rewards Bonus Adjustment       +500

Is that normal?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on March 26, 2014, 10:47:25 PM
Have the two personal cards and got letters in the mail today saying each one gave me 500 bonus points.  I just checked my account and saw this:

03/20/2014Other Rapid Rewards Bonus Adjustment +1,000
03/20/2014Other Rapid Rewards Bonus Adjustment +500

Is that normal?
did they say why they gave it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moisheh on March 26, 2014, 11:55:18 PM
Just sold my southwest@1.1 the guy said its the last day for that price is tommorow bec the devaluation
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 27, 2014, 01:37:29 AM
Just sold my southwest@1.1 the guy said its the last day for that price is tommorow bec the devaluation
-1 the deval is set for the 31st
Also Southwest points can't really become worth less than 1cpp because you can always get 1cpp (roughly) with GC's
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Miracle on March 27, 2014, 02:07:16 AM
Just sold my southwest@1.1 the guy said its the last day for that price is tommorow bec the devaluation
Is the price FOR SURE going down and if someone wanted to buy it at 1.1, they should jump on it?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: beeweegee on March 27, 2014, 04:02:33 AM
Grab a few apps and send them to ppl here  8)
I actually just tried that twice today - the guy said no because its against the rules and the apps cant leave the airport. He said that the reason that they stopped the 50k offer is because people were taking advantage and signing up for multiple cards but if they do it in person in the airport they can minimize that.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: beeweegee on March 27, 2014, 04:05:48 AM
and the signup bonus was being applied for both the premier and plus cc's?
No, the stands are just for the premier card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on March 27, 2014, 09:49:15 AM
did they say why they gave it?

Nothing specific.  Just for being a loyal customer.  I'll take a picture of the letter when I get home if I did't throw em away.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 27, 2014, 10:59:58 AM
Nothing specific.  Just for being a loyal customer.  I'll take a picture of the letter when I get home if I did't throw em away.

How long are the cards open for?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on March 27, 2014, 07:52:18 PM
How long are the cards open for?

10 months.  Thanks for making me check, I'm going to consolidate everything to my non-preferred sapphire. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on March 27, 2014, 07:59:45 PM
10 months.  Thanks for making me check, I'm going to consolidate everything to my non-preferred sapphire.

Haha my pleasure.
Did you do a lot of spending recently or just the initial spend to get the companion pass?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Aaaron on March 27, 2014, 08:27:05 PM
Haha my pleasure.
Did you do a lot of spending recently or just the initial spend to get the companion pass?

Definitely "top-heavy" to get the pass, but the cards do get regular use.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 02, 2014, 11:26:12 PM
I was in the SW terminal in LAX today, they had applications for the premier card with a 50k signup bonus offer. i asked if i could take some applications (to give it out to those that want here on DDF). they said they couldnt cuz they have to fill out some sort of code on the bottom of the app when you sign up. oh well. also not sure if it was discussed previously, but i asked about the plus card and they said that SW discontinued offering the Plus card. anyone who has one already is being grandfathered in to the new system.....
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on April 02, 2014, 11:39:45 PM
I was in the SW terminal in LAX today, they had applications for the premier card with a 50k signup bonus offer. i asked if i could take some applications (to give it out to those that want here on DDF). they said they couldnt cuz they have to fill out some sort of code on the bottom of the app when you sign up. oh well. also not sure if it was discussed previously, but i asked about the plus card and they said that SW discontinued offering the Plus card. anyone who has one already is being grandfathered in to the new system.....
Interesting. I had read that the 50K was only being offered at the airport right now, possibly intentionally, but didn't hear about phasing out the Plus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on April 02, 2014, 11:49:06 PM
Interesting. I had read that the 50K was only being offered at the airport right now, possibly intentionally, but didn't hear about phasing out the Plus.

Just two minutes of googling (maybe less if you're better than me) and you can find links to Plus card aps...only problem is they are for 25k. Bottom line, it doesn't look like they are getting rid of that card.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on April 03, 2014, 12:04:24 AM
Just two minutes of googling (maybe less if you're better than me) and you can find links to Plus card aps...only problem is they are for 25k. Bottom line, it doesn't look like they are getting rid of that card.
Nothing phases out quickly.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 03, 2014, 12:38:05 AM
Just two minutes of googling (maybe less if you're better than me) and you can find links to Plus card aps...only problem is they are for 25k. Bottom line, it doesn't look like they are getting rid of that card.
proof? its your word against theirs!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on April 03, 2014, 12:52:16 AM
proof? its your word against theirs!

Since when do reps know what they're talking about?!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 03, 2014, 01:43:56 PM
Since when do reps know what they're talking about?!
true dat  :D
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 07, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
I cancelled my Personal SW premier in January. Do think they will accept me again or do I have to wait a year or so to churn? thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 08, 2014, 11:10:34 AM
I cancelled my Personal SW premier in January. Do think they will accept me again or do I have to wait a year or so to churn? thanks!
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: lfas25 on April 08, 2014, 11:24:49 AM

Do you need a RR#?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 08, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
it's a good idea but not strictly necessary, you may need to change a few minor details on your new RR app so it doesn't automatically get synced with the old one
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 08, 2014, 01:37:23 PM
I don't understand isn't it better if it gets synced with old account?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Oceanblue on April 08, 2014, 03:38:22 PM
Register for a new RR #, then merge the accounts after you're approved?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ushdadude on April 08, 2014, 04:24:50 PM
Register for a new RR #, then merge the accounts after you're approved?
i dont think you an merge SW. CMIIW
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Red on April 08, 2014, 05:32:48 PM
i dont think you an merge SW. CMIIW
You're wrong  ;)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 08, 2014, 10:36:15 PM
I don't understand isn't it better if it gets synced with old account?
No, the whole point of making a new RR# is so that you don't get flagged as having previously got the bonus. While they will usually give it to you regardless there have certainly been instances where they withheld the bonus. If you need to merge for companion pass purposes then do so after the points post. If not i see no reason to. I currently have 4 RR accounts unsynced.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on April 09, 2014, 12:34:48 AM
I just made a RR account for myself. Didn't ask for any info on my SW card. How does it show up in my RR account if it's not linked to my SW CC?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 09, 2014, 01:44:02 AM
No, the whole point of making a new RR# is so that you don't get flagged as having previously got the bonus. While they will usually give it to you regardless there have certainly been instances where they withheld the bonus. If you need to merge for companion pass purposes then do so after the points post. If not i see no reason to. I currently have 4 RR accounts unsynced.
If I want to redeem for gift cards, I need to have a SW credit card. I'm assuming that CC has to be attached to that rw account.
Is it a issue reapplying if the old sw cc account still shows up when I log in online?(was closed in January)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 11, 2014, 11:42:50 AM
Am I safer just applying for SW biz?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 11, 2014, 01:18:03 PM
If I want to redeem for gift cards, I need to have a SW credit card. I'm assuming that CC has to be attached to that rw account.
correct.
Is it a issue reapplying if the old sw cc account still shows up when I log in online?(was closed in January)
no.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 11, 2014, 01:22:06 PM
correct.no.
thanks! do you recommend ceating new rr account?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 11, 2014, 01:30:29 PM
yes, you will prob need to change a few minor details so they won't automatically sync with old one.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Thingywingy on April 11, 2014, 01:41:34 PM
Does Dan have a link? One at begining of thread doesnt seem to work.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on April 17, 2014, 03:25:51 AM
I have a application code for a 50K premier SW card.
If it would work for anyone else, you can have it.
pm me
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 17, 2014, 03:34:32 AM
I have a application code for a 50K premier SW card.
If it would work for anyone else, you can have it.
pm me
sounds interesting. I was in LAX this week, and they had a booth with SW applications there for 50K, but they had to be done on the spot.
Bringing them out of the airport wouldn't get 50K. Was in a rush -- Will make the time next week to apply in the SW terminal, iy"H.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on April 17, 2014, 03:14:58 PM
sounds interesting. I was in LAX this week, and they had a booth with SW applications there for 50K, but they had to be done on the spot.
Bringing them out of the airport wouldn't get 50K. Was in a rush -- Will make the time next week to apply in the SW terminal, iy"H.
Unfortunately, they only have Premier apps and not Plus. I wonder if they have Premier Biz. That can be a way to get the CP. Will be in DEN today and can check.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 17, 2014, 05:46:21 PM
Unfortunately, they only have Premier apps and not Plus. I wonder if they have Premier Biz. That can be a way to get the CP. Will be in DEN today and can check.
Sounds good -- it's for a new sign-up, so I think that I'll be fine with whatever the have for 50K points... Esp if we can do personal and business? (Or not.)
The Comlanion passes have been great for us...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 23, 2014, 05:21:31 PM
Per Matthew in LAX this morning, people may apply for multiple biz apps based on multiple EIN#s.
(However, he cannot guarantee a bonus for each one.)

$2K spend in 3 months -> 50K bonus if apply in airport. $99 annual fee. 6,000 anniversary milage bonus.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: @Yehuda on April 23, 2014, 06:43:24 PM
Forgot to update. In DEN, the rep said they only have personal premier apps, not biz ones.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 23, 2014, 10:32:54 PM
Forgot to update. In DEN, the rep said they only have personal premier apps, not biz ones.
Similar in LAX; however, Matthew told us to write in the EIN where the SS# goes and to write at the top what the business title is... Hopefully they will go through successfully.

He was also aware of the benefits of 2 apps per person towards a CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on April 24, 2014, 12:12:51 PM
I remember that for some time you were able to redeem miles for gift cards even if you didn't have the CC. anyone  knows if this was a often deal or just a one time thing?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on April 24, 2014, 05:01:52 PM
I remember that for some time you were able to redeem miles for gift cards even if you didn't have the CC. anyone  knows if this was a often deal or just a one time thing?

I was able to do it  ~1 month ago.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Zevwolf on April 25, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
I was able to do it  ~1 month ago.
what gift card did you get SW or from a retailer?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 25, 2014, 04:58:08 PM
quick question for the forum pls: my cousin already has the Plus card which came with a Rapid Rewards #, and now when signing up for the Premier Card he forgot to tell the rep on the phone the same RR# that he got from the Plus card. is the premier card now gonna come with a new RR# in which case he totally screwed himself over in terms of getting the CP? or because his name is already in the system so the Premier card gets automatically linked to his original RR# that he got from the plus?
TIA
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 25, 2014, 05:24:41 PM
quick question for the forum pls: my cousin already has the Plus card which came with a Rapid Rewards #, and now when signing up for the Premier Card he forgot to tell the rep on the phone the same RR# that he got from the Plus card. is the premier card now gonna come with a new RR# in which case he totally screwed himself over in terms of getting the CP? or because his name is already in the system so the Premier card gets automatically linked to his original RR# that he got from the plus?
TIA
IME, it's better to davka not make the same RR for both apps... Better to earn the 55K bonus on each first and then combine after for your CP.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 25, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
IME, it's better to davka not make the same RR for both apps... Better to earn the 55K bonus on each first and then combine after for your CP.
firstly how do you combine, and second, whats wrong with doing it all under the same number?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 25, 2014, 06:40:16 PM
firstly how do you combine, and second, whats wrong with doing it all under the same number?
Generally, a points bonus is awarded because you are a first time customer.

If you already have a number, then chances are that you are no longer "first time".  I like to play it safe, (However, I think same RRs have reached the 110K, as well.)
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 25, 2014, 06:50:59 PM
Generally, a points bonus is awarded because you are a first time customer.

If you already have a number, then chances are that you are no longer "first time".  I like to play it safe, (However, I think same RRs have reached the 110K, as well.)
Have there been issues of ppl putting it all under the same number without getting the CP?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on April 25, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
I went to a chase bank yesterday and they told me if I want to transfer 50k UR from my ink plus account to my SW account for a CPI can and it would register a 1:1 ratio. I heard @dan saying many times you can only transfer to Marriott (I think) then to Southwest.  But The bank clerk told me I can do it through the bank a 1:1 ratio. Anyone experienced ?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 25, 2014, 07:28:40 PM
I went to a chase bank yesterday and they told me if I want to transfer 50k UR from my ink plus account to my SW account for a CPI can and it would register a 1:1 ratio. I heard @dan saying many times you can only transfer to Marriott (I think) then to Southwest.  But The bank clerk told me I can do it through the bank a 1:1 ratio. Anyone experienced ?
firstly its hyatt and not marriott. secondly the points will actually transfer but will not be counted towards CP. someone CMIIW
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: theblaide on April 26, 2014, 09:40:50 PM
Just got the 50k offer for the premier card does that mean the public offer is coming back
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Super Speed on April 26, 2014, 09:58:47 PM

firstly its hyatt and not marriott. secondly the points will actually transfer but will not be counted towards CP. someone CMIIW
You are correct.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on April 26, 2014, 10:12:27 PM

firstly its hyatt and not marriott. secondly the points will actually transfer but will not be counted towards CP. someone CMIIW
thnx fir the correction about Hyatt. I heard actually when the points transfer they DO count for the CP... Anyone to confirm for sure?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Adam101 on April 26, 2014, 10:16:45 PM
Never mind my last post. This is a quote from the DD website.
Points transferred from Ultimate Rewards to Southwest don’t qualify towards companion pass status, but points transferred from Ultimate Rewards into Hyatt and then into Southwest do qualify. So you can transfer 50K Ultimate Rewards points into 50K Hyatt and 50K Hyatt transfers into 30K Southwest.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: CS1 on April 27, 2014, 12:06:37 AM
Just got the 50k offer for the premier card does that mean the public offer is coming back
that would be great! How did you get the 50K offer? Mail? Text? Email?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: ckmk47 on April 27, 2014, 01:21:23 AM
Generally, a points bonus is awarded because you are a first time customer.

If you already have a number, then chances are that you are no longer "first time".  I like to play it safe, (However, I think same RRs have reached the 110K, as well.)
When you open both a premier and a plus. they are 2 different products, so each one is eligible for it's own bonus.  So you can open them under the same RR#.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 27, 2014, 02:32:55 AM
When you open both a premier and a plus. they are 2 different products, so each one is eligible for it's own bonus.  So you can open them under the same RR#.
And doing that will automatically make it so that each 50k is going towards the CP.... right?.....and if they were opened up separately under two diff RR #s, how do I combine the two into one account in order to make it eligible for one CP?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Vosizderneias on April 27, 2014, 03:04:12 AM

that would be great! How did you get the 50K offer? Mail? Text? Email?
i got the premier 50k offer via email today.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: moto on April 27, 2014, 09:31:15 AM
Is there a 50k Sw link out there these days?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on April 27, 2014, 10:02:20 AM
Is there a 50k Sw link out there these days?

I have one. I would post it but some guys would abuse the hell out of it and get it killed.

I hear it's going public again now anyways.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: danrocks613 on April 27, 2014, 12:08:47 PM
Anyone know if there is a market to sell these points and if so the approx  value of points
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 27, 2014, 12:12:24 PM
Is there a 50k Sw link out there these days?
I have one for the plus. PM me if interested...
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Freddie on April 27, 2014, 12:54:36 PM
I have one for the plus. PM me if interested...

Ap is by link or by phone call?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 27, 2014, 12:57:42 PM
Ap is by link or by phone call?
Phone
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on April 27, 2014, 04:39:40 PM
Anyone know if there is a market to sell these points and if so the approx  value of points
not really, occasionally you can get offers from 0.9-1.1 but the real value is much more and you can get gift cards for roughly that. Your best bet is find someone who is booking a standard flight and offer to sell him points for1.3-1.5 and both parties do nicely.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: robbie on April 27, 2014, 09:11:47 PM
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer

there is a link for the 50k southwest offer. its from another blog so no harm in sharing.
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: TC610 on April 28, 2014, 03:33:36 PM
what gift card did you get SW or from a retailer?
Disregard.  I just realized my RR account was probably in limbo from when I closed my SW card but that information hadn't quite made it to Southwest yet. 
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: Shmulyg on April 29, 2014, 07:37:54 PM
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/offer

there is a link for the 50k southwest offer. its from another blog so no harm in sharing.
DEAD
Anyone have another link?
Title: Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
Post by: bb1836 on April 29, 2014, 11:34:02 PM
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Anyone have another link?
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