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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
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Intro Bonus
Earn 50,000 pointsNew Offer: Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
Reward Rates
2XEarn 2X points on Southwest® purchases.
2XEarn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.
2XEarn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.
1XEarn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
Balance Transfers Intro APR
N/A
Purchases Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% 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 Southwest credit card is included in our list of the best airline credit cards.

Highlights

  • New Offer: Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
  • 3,000 anniversary points each year.
  • Earn 2X points on Southwest® purchases.
  • Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.
  • Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.
  • 2 EarlyBird Check-In® each year.
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • All points earned count towards Companion Pass®.

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
    Visa
  • Zero Fraud Liability
    Zero Fraud Liability

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

4.4 out of 5

Our take: The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card is a great card for both Southwest Airlines fanatics and the more casual rewards card user, due to its generous annual bonus and many options for domestic 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 2022-08-29.

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