New Southwest card launches with 65,000-point bonus

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card

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Chase has added a new card to its Southwest Airlines portfolio – the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card. Along with offering a 2-point bonus on Southwest Airlines and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partners and 1 point per dollar on everything else, the card features a limited-time sign-up bonus offer: Cardholders who sign-up between July 19 and Aug. 22, 2018, can earn 40,000 points when they spend $1,000 in the first three months and an additional 25,000 points when they spend $15,000 in the first year – for a total of 65,000 bonus points.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card also offers the following benefits:

  • 7,500 bonus points on your card anniversary
  • $75 Southwest annual travel credit
  • 20 percent back on inflight purchases, including drinks, Wi-Fi, messages and movies
  • 1,500 tier qualifying points (TQPs) for every $10,000 you spend – up to 15,000 TQPs
  • Points earned count toward the Companion Pass
  • No foreign transaction fees

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card details

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card

Rewards rate
  • 2 points per dollar on Southwest Airlines and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partners
  • 1 point per dollar on all other purchases
Sign-up bonus
  • 40,000 points when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Additional 25,000 points when you spend an extra $15,000 in the first year
  • Limited time offer from July 19 through Aug. 22, 2018

Why use it?

Southwest Airlines loyalists who want to earn a large amount of rewards to use toward free flights and/or the companion pass can benefit from the Priority card’s generous bonuses. In addition to receiving 65,000 bonus points after reaching the required spend threshold, cardholders can earn an extra 7,500 points each year on their account anniversary.

Estimated Yearly Rewards Value ($15,900 spend)
$667
Annual Fee
$149

Earn Tier Qualifying Points

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card allows cardholders to earn 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points for every $10,000 they spend – up to 15,000 TQPs per year. The tier statuses offer the following airline perks:

Status A-List Status A-List Preferred Status
Required earn in a calendar year 25 one-way qualifying flights or 35,000 TQPs 50 one-way qualifying flights or 70,000 TQPs
Benefits
  • Priority boarding
  • Earn 25% more points on each flight
  • Free same-day standby
  • Priority check-in and security land access
  • Dedicated A-List phone line 75,000
  • Priority boarding
  • Earn 100% more points on each flight
  • Free same-day standby
  • Priority check-in and security land access
  • Dedicated A-List phone line 75,000
  • Free in-flight Wi-Fi

Can you apply?

If you currently have a Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus or Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card, you may be eligible to upgrade to the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card; however, you will not be eligible to receive the card’s sign-up bonus.

If you are a new applicant who is interested in receiving the Priority card’s promotional sign-up bonus offer, be sure to apply by Aug. 22, 2018.

See related: Earn 40,000 bonus points with the Southwest Rapid Rewards card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Dining guide 


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Updated: 11-16-2018