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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1215 on: November 28, 2013, 08:59:36 PM »
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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!

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1216 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! ;)

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1217 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1218 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.?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1219 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1220 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....

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1221 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?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1222 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1223 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.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1224 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)

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1225 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?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1226 on: December 12, 2013, 12:27:22 PM »
why would you aplly now the bouns is 25k?
Obviously they applied when it was 50k

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1227 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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1228 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.


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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.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #1229 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?