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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2595 on: January 06, 2019, 03:10:53 PM »
I'm new here, as you can tell. I've been reading DDF for the last three months and just opened my first SW cc with a signup 40k points and another 20k for spending 11k within 11 months. I want to reach 110k to get a companion pass. Is there a possibility of opening another card (for another 40k) and combining the points? My DH doesn't either have a SW card yet. Does that help?
Welcome to the forums. Opening up a card under his account will not help because I assume he has a different Rapid Rewards number. What you could do is open up a different SW cc under your RR number and the points will combine...good luck!
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2596 on: January 06, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
Welcome to the forums. Opening up a card under his account will not help because I assume he has a different Rapid Rewards number. What you could do is open up a different SW cc under your RR number and the points will combine...good luck!
You're saying I can open up two different SW cc's on my name (using the same RR number)? That simple?

Tell me if I have my calculations right: 40k + 40k = 80k sign up and then I'd need to spend another another 11k within 12 months (actually before the end of December so that it posts in 2019) on one card = 20k bonus, plus another 11k within 12 months on the other card = 20k bonus, Total: 120k points = companion pass.

Then I book myself a flight with all those points and DH comes along for free??? Where were we till now???

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2597 on: January 06, 2019, 03:26:37 PM »
You're saying I can open up two different SW cc's on my name (using the same RR number)? That simple?

Tell me if I have my calculations right: 40k + 40k = 80k sign up and then I'd need to spend another another 11k within 12 months (actually before the end of December so that it posts in 2019) on one card = 20k bonus, plus another 11k within 12 months on the other card = 20k bonus, Total: 120k points = companion pass.

Then I book myself a flight with all those points and DH comes along for free??? Where were we till now???
Kind of. First of all, one would need to be the business version, the other would need to be personal. You can't receive the bonus on 2 personal SW cards within 24 months. Secondly, you would only need to spend 11k on one card. Sign up bonus would be 80k (40k per card) then spend 11k on one, you will earn a 20k bonus bringing you to 100k. You will earn (at least) 11k miles from your spend, bringing you up past 110k. Once the points post you will earn a companion pass.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2598 on: January 06, 2019, 03:59:02 PM »
Kind of. First of all, one would need to be the business version, the other would need to be personal. You can't receive the bonus on 2 personal SW cards within 24 months. Secondly, you would only need to spend 11k on one card. Sign up bonus would be 80k (40k per card) then spend 11k on one, you will earn a 20k bonus bringing you to 100k. You will earn (at least) 11k miles from your spend, bringing you up past 110k. Once the points post you will earn a companion pass.
IINM the business card had a 60k signup bonus...
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2599 on: January 06, 2019, 04:01:55 PM »
IINM the business card had a 60k signup bonus...
Correct. Sorry, I though it was the 40/20 60 not the straight up 60.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2600 on: January 06, 2019, 08:10:24 PM »
Kind of. First of all, one would need to be the business version, the other would need to be personal. You can't receive the bonus on 2 personal SW cards within 24 months. Secondly, you would only need to spend 11k on one card. Sign up bonus would be 80k (40k per card) then spend 11k on one, you will earn a 20k bonus bringing you to 100k. You will earn (at least) 11k miles from your spend, bringing you up past 110k. Once the points post you will earn a companion pass.
I already realized my "mistake" with how much I need to spend on it because I forgot to calculate that last bit you mentioned, 11k points simply for spending $11k.
Now onto the next question: How can I open a business card if I don't have a business?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2601 on: January 06, 2019, 08:26:22 PM »
I already realized my "mistake" with how much I need to spend on it because I forgot to calculate that last bit you mentioned, 11k points simply for spending $11k.
Now onto the next question: How can I open a business card if I don't have a business?
Technically if you're being honest, you need to have a business, but a simple sole proprietorship works too. If you can call anything you do, a "business" you can apply as a sole proprietor.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2602 on: January 06, 2019, 10:33:44 PM »
Technically if you're being honest, you need to have a business, but a simple sole proprietorship works too. If you can call anything you do, a "business" you can apply as a sole proprietor.
Aha. Thanks.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2603 on: January 10, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
I got approved for a SW RRPlus card (as I posted in a previous post). Now I see SW's new offer of spending 4k within 3 months to earn a CP. Did I just miss this opportunity by one day?

Are the cards being offered different now or is it the same card re-created? Can I still make use of this new offer if I didn't activate my card yet? Can someone explain this to a confused soul?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2604 on: January 10, 2019, 08:23:26 PM »


I got approved for a SW RRPlus card (as I posted in a previous post). Now I see SW's new offer of spending 4k within 3 months to earn a CP. Did I just miss this opportunity by one day?

Are the cards being offered different now or is it the same card re-created? Can I still make use of this new offer if I didn't activate my card yet? Can someone explain this to a confused soul?

This offer is terrible for some. Yes, you missed it by a day, but may be able to match it. Just think it through before matching it. Overall they are just the same cards with a new design.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2605 on: January 10, 2019, 08:27:30 PM »

This offer is terrible for some. Yes, you missed it by a day, but may be able to match it. Just think it through before matching it. Overall they are just the same cards with a new design.
Why terrible?
I'm aiming for a CP. With the original card, I needed sign-up points from a business card as well (which I applied for but haven't been approved for yet). This new card, allows me to earn a CP in one month by paying my taxes with it. I thought it's a much better deal. Am I missing something?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2606 on: January 10, 2019, 08:37:57 PM »
Why terrible?
I'm aiming for a CP. With the original card, I needed sign-up points from a business card as well (which I applied for but haven't been approved for yet). This new card, allows me to earn a CP in one month by paying my taxes with it. I thought it's a much better deal. Am I missing something?
A typical CP will last through the end of the year it's earned, and the next. This one only lasts through this year. You can only receive a bonus on SW cards once every 24 months, so this would ruin your chances of getting any bonuses for the next 24 months, but it expires in less than 12. It obviously depends on the circumstances, but that's the jist of it.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2607 on: January 10, 2019, 08:47:01 PM »
A typical CP will last through the end of the year it's earned, and the next. This one only lasts through this year. You can only receive a bonus on SW cards once every 24 months, so this would ruin your chances of getting any bonuses for the next 24 months, but it expires in less than 12. It obviously depends on the circumstances, but that's the jist of it.
being that he already applied, its not bad at all. get CP now, and if he wants to continue for 2020 get the 60k biz offer.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2608 on: January 10, 2019, 08:47:47 PM »
A typical CP will last through the end of the year it's earned, and the next. This one only lasts through this year. You can only receive a bonus on SW cards once every 24 months, so this would ruin your chances of getting any bonuses for the next 24 months, but it expires in less than 12. It obviously depends on the circumstances, but that's the jist of it.
I hear. Thanks for explaining. I will definitely wait to see if they approve my business card application. But if they don't, and I'm planning a trip for 2019, I'd think it's worth it for me to match it. Can you tell me more about how to do that?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #2609 on: January 10, 2019, 08:49:24 PM »
being that he already applied, its not bad at all. get CP now, and if he wants to continue for 2020 get the 60k biz offer.
I already applied for the 60k business card. If it gets denied, I can reapply in 2020. But I prefer a CP for 2019.