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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1065 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1066 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1067 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1068 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?

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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.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1069 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
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1070 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1071 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1072 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...

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1073 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

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1074 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1075 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
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1076 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1077 on: October 08, 2013, 03:39:10 PM »
Don't believe everything a CS agent tells you.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1078 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1079 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 :)