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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

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Good to Excellent Credit Recommended (670-850) ? CreditCards.com credit ranges are a variation of FICO® Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.
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Intro Bonus
Up to 80,000 pointsEarn up to 80,000 points. Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Earn an additional 30,000 points after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 9 months.
Reward Rates
5XEarn 5 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases. Earn between 12/1/2020 and 3/31/2021 on up to $2,000 spent per month.
2XEarn 2 points per $1 spent on all other Southwest® purchases.
1X1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Balance Transfers Intro APR
N/A
Purchases Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
15.99% - 22.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$69

Great for:

Low-fee Southwest rewards. For a $69 annual fee, cardholders have the opportunity to earn a sign-up bonus, plus a 3,000-point anniversary bonus.

This is one of several Southwest credit cards included in our list of the best airline credit cards.

Highlights

  • Earn up to 80,000 points. Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Earn an additional 30,000 points after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 9 months.
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases. Earn between 12/1/2020 and 3/31/2021 on up to $2,000 spent per month.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on all other Southwest® purchases.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary each year.
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • All points earned count towards Companion Pass.
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
  • Your points never expire, a benefit of the Rapid Rewards® program.

Features

  • Airline
    Airline
  • Auto Rental Insurance
    Auto Rental Insurance
  • Concierge Service
    Concierge Service
  • EMV
    EMV
  • Excellent Credit
    Excellent Credit
  • Extended Warranty Program
    Extended Warranty Program
  • Free Checked Baggage
    Free Checked Baggage
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Mobile Pay Ready
    Mobile Pay Ready
  • No Change Fee
    No Change Fee
  • Points
    Points
  • Purchase Protection
    Purchase Protection
  • Rewards
    Rewards
  • Roadside Assistance
    Roadside Assistance
  • Travel
    Travel
  • Travel Accident Insurance
    Travel Accident Insurance
  • Travel Assistance
    Travel Assistance
  • Unsecured credit card
    Unsecured credit card
  • Visa Signature®
    Visa Signature®
  • Zero Fraud Liability
    Zero Fraud Liability

Staff Review

 

Our take: Frequent Southwest fliers and anyone planning a big vacation in the coming months will benefit most from the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card, but would-be jet-setters should be wary of limited options for global travel.

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Cardholder Reviews

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Average Ratings: (collected by Chase)
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ratings and reviews provided by issuer as of 2020-12-01.

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