60K Limited Time Bonus On The Chase Southwest Cards: Good For Companion Pass, Up To 60 Award Flights, Or $600 In Amazon Gift Cards!

Signup offer and anniversary bonus:

For a limited time only, The Chase Southwest Plus and the Chase Southwest Premier card are both offering 60,000 points for spending $2,000 within 3 months. The Chase Southwest Premier Business card is offering 60,000 points for spending $3,000 within 3 months and is offered as an option at the bottom of the consumer Plus and Premier card applications.

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-The Plus card has a $69 annual fee and gives 3,000 points every card anniversary.

-The Premier cards have a $99 annual fee and give 6,000 points every card anniversary.

Southwest cards are subject to 5/24.

The value of Southwest points are variable based on the fare.

For example:

-A one-way San Francisco-Las Vegas nonstop flight on 6/20 is $28.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 990 points plus $5.60 tax. So 990 points gets you a value of $23.38 ($28.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 2.36 cents (23.38/990) per point.

-A one-way LaGuardia-Chicago nonstop flight on 9/6 is $59.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 3,067 points plus $5.60 tax. So 3,067 points gets you a value of $54.38 ($59.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 1.77 cents (54.38/3,067) per point.

-A one-way LaGuardia-Denver nonstop flight on 8/29 is $98.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 5,679 points plus $5.60 tax. So 5,679 points gets you a value of $93.38 ($98.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 1.64 cents (93.38/5,679) per point.

Free changes and cancellations. Lock in low fares with no penalty:

While other mileage currencies charge up to $200 to cancel an award ticket, Southwest continues to allow you to cancel an award flight and redeposit the points in your account for future use without any penalties.

Coupled with 2 free carry-ons and 2 free checked bags per person, that’s a lot of added value. A family of 4 needing to cancel award tickets on another airline would set you back $400-$800 versus it being a free change on Southwest. A family of 4 checking 2 bags each would run $480 round-trip on another airline versus paying nothing on Southwest.

Thinking of taking a trip but not 100% sure about it? With Southwest points you can lock in a good rate and just cancel the trip free of charge at any point before the flight if you can’t make it!

You can use the points for yourself or book award tickets for anyone else you want to give a ticket to.

Don’t fly?

You can also use 60,000 points to get $600 worth of gift cards to places like Alamo, Amazon, Avis, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Budget, Carnival Cruises, Express, Fairmont, Gap, Hertz, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s, National, Nike, Saks, Sea World, Shutterfly, Staples, Starbucks, Target, The Children’s Place, Toys R Us, TJMaxx, Walmart, Zappos and more.

Southwest allows you to redeem points for any seat on any flight. There are no blackout dates or capacity controls.

When Southwest has a fare sale the amount of points go on sale as well as it tracks to the price of the ticket. Best of all Southwest will refund your points if the price of your award ticket falls!  Just rebook your trip online for the same dates or give them a call for the credit.

You get 1 point per dollar on regular purchases and 2 points per dollar on Southwest purchases, including hotel and car rentals via Southwest.

Companion pass:

You can get a free companion pass if you earn 110,000 points in a year from select sources, including earnings from credit card signups and credit card spending! If you earn 110,000 Southwest points in 2017 the pass will be good until 12/31/18. The pass allows you to bring a companion with you for free whenever you fly Southwest, even if you are flying on a free ticket! There is no limit to the number of free companion flights that you can take.

If you open 2 Southwest cards and meet the spending bonus you will qualify for the companion pass.

And as always, Southwest:
-Gives 2 free checked bags per passenger.
-Does not charge change fees to switch your flight. Whether you are on a paid or an award flight you can change without penalty!
-Does not charge a cancellation fee to cancel your flight (you will get Southwest credit for the full amount paid, even on non-refundable wanna get away fares) or to cancel and redeposit your award flight.
-Refunds the fare or point difference if the price of your flight goes down after you buy it, just call to get the credit at any time before your flight!

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36 Responses to “60K Limited Time Bonus On The Chase Southwest Cards: Good For Companion Pass, Up To 60 Award Flights, Or $600 In Amazon Gift Cards!”

  1. Jay Says:

    Again, a day later than DoC

  2. Dan Says:

    Wednesday and Thursday was the Jewish holiday of Shavuos, when I log off from all electronics and spend time with family and friends.

    I’m catching up today on what I missed while I was offline.

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. Dan Says:

    Click on the link in the post.

  5. jb Says:

    Do I have this correct:
    1) the difference between the plus and the premier is $30 annual fee and 3,000 bonus points on anniversary?

    2) These cards do not come automatically w companion, have to earn 110k points..with the 60k bonus, essentially need an addition 50,000 points, correct?

  6. Dan Says:

    1. Correct.
    2. Correct, or you would earn it if you get 2 of the SWA cards.

  7. Szm Says:

    You have to spend $3000 in the first 3 months? The website says $2000

  8. Dan Says:

    $2,000 consumer/$3,000 business.

  9. ben Says:

    @dan is the biz southwest card also subject to 5/24 ?

  10. Dan Says:

    That’s what the post says. Click on that link for the only mileage cards not subject to 5/24.

  11. Kay Says:

    I can apply for the 2 personal card at the same time? and will the hard inquires combine?

  12. Jeremy Says:

    Why do the legacy airlines adopt a model more similar to Spirit instead of Southwest?

  13. Dan Says:

    Yes and yes.

    I guess they figure that it’s more profitable.
    Southwest looks pretty great for your average traveler these days.

  14. JB Says:

    Question… I have 1 other partner at work. If we do the business credit card and we share it for the busienss, who gets the “companion”? Is it subject to one person, or as long as flight is booked using the mileage account its fine? how would this work?

  15. ben Says:

    @dan how often can you get a signup bonus for sw card? is it once per lifetime?

  16. Adam Says:

    This is a great deal! One of the most pleasant airlines to deal with. I would jump on this now but gonna wait till mid Oct so that I can earn my companion pass in early 2018 and maximize it for almost 2 full years. That should be more valuable than the extra 20k points for me

  17. 5/24 Says:

    Just to make sure I understand, while both the business and personal cards are subject to the 5/24 rule to get accepted, if I apply for the business card, it’s not considered as one of the 5 cards for future Chase cc applications, correct?

  18. Dan Says:

    The business card must be opened in someone’s name and they need to travel to bring a companion.

    24 months from the last time you got the bonus, though if you open a new Southwest account there shouldn’t be any time limit…

    That’s assuming there is a 50K/60K offer around then.
    But yes, they have become a real bright spot for the airline industry.


  19. jb Says:

    can i apply for two business cards at the same time? If so, and I receive 60k points for each, they will allow 120k points to go into the same account; it wont be flagged?

  20. Adam Says:

    Yes true the offer is normally 40k but there are always links for at least a 50k offer that are easy to find so even 2 of those cards woth the min spend for the bonus would put me almost there

  21. Abraham Says:

    Great offers but petrified of signing up for any CCs with Chase.

  22. JJ Says:

    Dan. if I signed up for the plus card on tues for the 40000 point bonus, but was approved for the card today. Can I get the 60000 point bonus if I spend the extra 1000$?

  23. Thanks Dan Says:

    If I get one card and my wife gets one card cab we join accounts to get to the 110k mark

  24. sam Says:

    any idea on when this offer may end? ty

  25. Sam p Says:

    If I have the regular southwest and upgraded to premier card , will they honor this offer ?

  26. Sara Says:

    How do I get the $600 in gift cards by signing up for this card?

  27. Dan Says:

    Send an SM and ask to be matched.

    @Thanks Dan:


    @Sam p:
    For which card?

    Just login in Southwest.com to redeem for then.

  28. Anonymous Says:

    @Dan: Thank you Dan 🙂 If I spend the$2,000 right away, will the points be issued shortly after, or do I have to wait 3 months to get the points, so I can redeem the gift cards? Also, is it fairly simple to do on their website, or will I need help? If I have never redeemed points for gift cards…? In addition, are the points in themselves valuable to sell or is the gift card a better trade off?

  29. Sam p Says:

    @dan- will they honor offer for 60,000 points?

  30. Lib Says:

    if I had a southwest $69 per year card and closed it in 2/2015 can I open a $69 cc again? or does it have to be the $99?

  31. Dan Says:

    The points will post with the first statement after you complete the spending.

    Very simple to redeem for gift cards.

    The points are worth more for travel on Southwest, as outlined in this post.

    You can get either again.

  32. Anonymous Says:

    @Dan: Thank you DAN:)

  33. G Says:

    @dan Can I sign up for a personal and a business to hit the 110k mark, quickly?

  34. G Says:

    Also, does anyone know if this is the highest bonus they offer?

  35. Dan Says:

    You can.

    It is.

  36. G Says:

    @Dan, Me again. If one were to sign up for 2 cards, is it best to wait between applications, or sign up closer together?



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