(EXPIRED) Southwest Card Welcome Offers Currently Include Companion Pass

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Update 3/14/23: These limited-time Southwest welcome offers ended yesterday through affiliate channels, but you can still obtain the welcome offers which include a Companion Pass using someone’s referral link. We’ve therefore updated the Best Offers page with referral links to these offers. The application pages list the end date as March 19, 2023, so you now have until Sunday to take advantage of this opportunity if you’d not gotten around to applying previously.

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The lineup of Chase Southwest consumer cards have had their welcome offers updated and now include a Companion Pass valid through the end of February 2024 when meeting their minimum spend requirements.

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The Offers & Key Card Details

Consumer Cards

Card Offer and Details
Companion Pass + 30K points ⓘ Friend-Referral
Companion Pass through 2/28/25 + 30K points after $4K spend in the first 3 months.
$99 Annual Fee
This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Recent better offer: 75K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months. [Expired 12/11/23]
FM Mini Review: The combination of 6,000 points plus 2 EarlyBird Checkins each year make this card a keeper for those who fly Southwest often.
Earning rate: 3X Southwest ✦ 2X Rapid Rewards(R) hotel and car partners ✦ 2X local transit and rideshare ✦ 2X internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming ✦ 1X on all other purchases.
Base: 1X (1.4%)
Travel: 2X (2.8%)
Brand: 3X (4.2%)
Card Info: Visa Signature or Platinum issued by Chase. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
Big spend bonus: If you earn 135,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year ✦ Earn 1,500 TQPs for each $10K in purchases
Noteworthy perks: 6000 bonus points each year upon card renewal. 2 EarlyBird Check-Ins each year. 10,000 Companion Pass qualifying points each year ✦
Card Offer and Details
Companion Pass + 30K points ⓘ Friend-Referral
Companion Pass through 2/28/25 + 30K points after $4K spend in the first 3 months.
$149 Annual Fee
This card is known to be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule.
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Recent better offer: 75K points after $3K spend in the first 3 months. [Expired 12/11/23]
FM Mini Review: Great for frequent Southwest flyers - this card could easily be a long-term keeper.
Earning rate: 3X Southwest ✦ 2X Rapid Rewards(R) hotel and car partners ✦ 2X local transit and rideshare ✦ 2X internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming ✦ 1X on all other purchases.
Base: 1X (1.4%)
Travel: 2X (2.8%)
Phone: 2X (2.8%)
Brand: 3X (4.2%)
Card Info: Visa Signature or Platinum issued by Chase. This card has no foreign currency conversion fees.
Big spend bonus: If you earn 135,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year ✦ Earn 1,500 TQPs for each $10K in purchases
Noteworthy perks: ✦ 7,500 anniversary points each year ✦ $75 Southwest annual travel credit ✦ Four A1-15 boardings every year ✦ 20% back on in-flight drinks, Wi-Fi, messaging, and movies. 10,000 Companion Pass qualifying points each year
Card Offer and Details
Companion Pass + 30K points ⓘ Friend-Referral
Companion Pass through 2/28/25 + 30K points after $4K spend in the first 3 months.
$69 Annual Fee
After clicking through, be sure to manually select the exact Southwest card in which you are interested. This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details).
Information about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.
Recent better offer: 75K after $3K in 3 months [Expired 12/11/23]
FM Mini Review: This card can be great for its new cardmember bonus, but its ongoing perks are worth the annual fee only if fully used each year.
Earning rate: 2X local transit and commuting, including rideshare ✦ 2X internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming ✦ 2X Southwest
Base: 1X (1.4%)
Travel: 2X (2.8%)
Phone: 2X (2.8%)
Brand: 2X (2.8%)
Card Info: Visa Signature or Platinum issued by Chase. This card imposes foreign transaction fees.
Big spend bonus: If you earn 135,000 points in one calendar year, you'll get a companion pass good for the rest of that calendar year and all of the next year.
Noteworthy perks: 3000 bonus points each year upon card renewal. 2 EarlyBird Check-Ins each year. 10,000 Companion Pass qualifying points each year

Quick Thoughts

The appeal of these cards will depend on how much you value Rapid Rewards points and the limited time Companion Pass. At only 30,000 bonus points per card, the points bonus is less than usual which for some – particularly solo travelers – will put a dent in how worthwhile it’ll be to apply for one of these cards.

For others though, the inclusion of a Companion Pass will greatly enhance the value of applying for the card now seeing as that’ll be earned once meeting the minimum spend requirement rather than earning 135,000 qualifying points. There’s a key difference with the Companion Pass that comes with these consumer cards though. When earning a Companion Pass by earning 135,000 qualifying points, you get it through the remainder of that year and then all of the next year. The Companion Pass earned as part of these welcome offers are only valid through February 28, 2024. 2024 is a leap year and so it’s a little surprising that you don’t get it for February 29 too, but perhaps you do and the application page is incorrect.

For someone with a lot of travel planned in the next 12 months to/from locations served by Southwest, having a Companion Pass valid through February 2024 could prove to be very valuable.

These welcome offers are currently listed as being available through March 13, 2023, so you have five weeks to decide if one of these cards is right for you. Remember that these cards are all subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule.

Chase's 5/24 Rule: With most Chase credit cards, Chase will not approve your application if you have opened 5 or more cards with any bank in the past 24 months.
To determine your 5/24 status, see: Easy Ways to Count Your 5/24 Status. The easiest option is to track all of your cards for free with Travel Freely.
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