This offer is expired. The current best offer is 25,000 Southwest miles.
For a the month of July (till early August), Chase offered a 50,000 Southwest mile sign up bonus. After that one month promotion, the offer was gone.
As always, it’s sad to see good promotions go.
Well, I’ve got good news. IT’S BACK. Get 50,000 Southwest miles today. That’s $833 worth of Wanna Get Away flights on Southwest.
For domestic US travel I’m calling this the best current credit card offer.
I have no idea how long this promotion will last. Last time it was only 30 days.
Southwest 50,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus Details
- After your first purchase, you’ll be given 50,000 Rapid Rewards points. Up to $833 worth of flights.
- Earn 1 point per dollar spent.
- Get 2 points per dollar spent at Southwest.com.
- This card does come with a $69 annual fee (not waived the first year).
- Receive 3,000 points every card membership anniversary. That’s a $50 value towards Wanna Get Away fare tickets!
What I really like about this Southwest 50,000 mile offer is that if you shop carefully for tickets, you could turn this into 5 free round trips!
This promotion compared to the last one:
Last time there as a $99 annual fee. This time it is $69. Last time you earned 6,000 points every card member anniversary. This time it’s 3,000.
A Quick Review of the Rapid Rewards Program
Southwest has one of the most liberal programs when it comes to award redemption. If there is a ticket you can buy for cash, then there is a ticket you can buy with points. This does take the hassle out of reward redemption.
- No change fees
- No blackout dates
- Points don’t expire
- Get two free bags
Southwest has three tiers of points redemption. It may sound complicated, but it’s not.
- Business Select tickets cost 120 points per dollar sale price. Thus, a $100 ticket would require 12,000 Southwest miles.
- Anytime tickets cost 100 points per dollar sale price. A $100 ticket would run you 10,000 SWA miles.
- Wanna Get Away tickets cost 60 points per dollar sale price. With this low rate, you can get a $100 ticket for 6,000 miles.
In the image below is a sample flight where you can see the difference the points require. The red is the Business Select points requirement. The Blue is the Anytime points requirement. Green represents the Wanna Get Away fare. Finally, Ding (in the purple) is the specially discounted rate.
Translation: Book your flights early so you can get Wanna Get Away fare tickets (or watch for Ding promotions). If you do this, you’ll get twice as many trips out of your 50,000 miles!
If you want to learn more I can show you how to get the most out of your Southwest miles.
To sign up for the one free round trip card click here.