Southwest’s 80,000 Point Bonus

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A few weeks back, Southwest rolled out a card that had an 80,000 point bonus if you met the spending requirement. Southwest has 40K and 60K point bonuses – but 80K was a first!

I love Southwest. They let us check two bags for free. They won’t charge you if you have to change your travel plans. But what I love most is the best deal in the air: The Companion Pass. This card gets you 77% of the way there!

If you fly 100 one-way flights a year or earn 110,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points you earn The Companion Pass. With it, your named companion can fly with you on EVERY flight you take – whether you pay for it with cash or points. The Companion Pass is good for the rest of the calendar year in which you earn it and all of the next year.

If you get the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card, you’ll get an 80,000 point bonus if you spend $5,000 on it in your first three months. You’ll get at least a point for every dollar you spend. So, 85,000 (5,000 meeting spend + 80,000 bonus) gets you very close to a Companion Pass.

If you have already earned 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points in 2019, getting this card and meeting the spend would put you over the top for The Companion Pass through 2020! You can see your 2019 point total on Southwest.com under “My Account”.

I don’t know how long Southwest will offer this card or the 80,000 bonus. If you just like the idea of 80,000 bonus points go for it!

At the top right side of this website under “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offer$” click Travel Rewards Credit Cards”. That will take you to a secure site where you can get more info on this bad boy. The “Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card” is the 18th card down. Email me if you have any questions. Full disclosure: I may get a commission if you use my links so… Thanks for clicking through my links!

If this card’s bonus will not qualify you for the Companion Pass, and you really want a Companion Pass, you might hold off on this card until the 4th quarter of the year so you’re bonus will drop in January 2020. I have no idea how long this card or its bonus will be around.

This is a business credit card. Even if you don’t have an S-Corp or an LLC or some official business entity, you can still apply for this business card if you make money doing something. If you are someone who makes money in an unusual way you can still get the card. I’m talking about dog walkers, people who sell stuff on eBay, and freelancers. Just apply as a “Sole Proprietorship”. During the application process, put your name in the “Legal name of business” and your social in the “Tax identification number” boxes. For example:

The card comes with a $199 annual fee but it has nice perks that make it worthwhile.

This card comes with four upgrades to the A1-15 passes. So at $25-$50 per pass, it is worth at least an extra $100. You get free Global Entry ($100) or TSA PreCheck ($85). Even if you already have those, you could use your card to buy one for someone else and get the amount credited back to your card. Nice gift! There’s free in-flight WiFi and more.

Again… at the top right side of this website under “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offer$” click Travel Rewards Credit Cards”. That will take you to a secure site where you can get more info on this bad boy. The “Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card” is the 18th card down. Email me if you have any questions. Full disclosure: I may get a commission if you use my links so… Thanks!

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