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A Different Way to Earn Points Towards the Southwest Companion Pass – Without Spending or New Cards

Written by Charlie

Earn points for the Southwest Companion Pass without spending, flying, or applying for new credit cards! Find out how you can accrue 50,000 points here!

With so many customers somewhat disappointed with the recent closure of the hotel transfers counting towards the Southwest Companion Pass, many people are looking for different ways to reach the magic number for the Southwest Companion Pass. Here is one such way.

Earn Points for the Southwest Companion Pass – Without Spending or New Cards

Of course, the easiest way to earn the points for the Southwest Companion Pass is through the credit card bonuses on the Southwest credit cards. When the offers are at 50,000 points (and even 60,000 points with the business card), it only takes 2 cards and some spending to reach the 110,000 points necessary for the Southwest Companion Pass. But, with the Chase use of the 5/24 rule, many people have a difficult time getting these cards (again).

The points for the Southwest Companion Pass can also be accrued by spending on those cards but that takes $110,000 of spending in a calendar year, difficult for many people. Also, you can get these points by flying but not many of the people that read the blogs do it that way! 🙂

A Different Way to Earn Points for the Southwest Companion Pass

Link: Chase Referral Page

I wrote about this a while ago but with the latest change by Southwest, I thought it was worth repeating. Referral points earned through referring customers for the Southwest credit cards do count towards the Southwest Companion Pass!

Southwest Companion Pass

Referral points count towards the Southwest Companion Pass

The rules for Southwest referrals is that you can earn up to 50,000 points in a calendar year through referrals. You will earn 5,000 points per successful referral. So, if you can get 10 people to sign up for the Southwest credit cards through your referral link, you will get almost half of the points needed for the Southwest Companion Pass!

You can leave your referral links in the comments section below to earn more points – hopefully that helps! In the meantime, at least we are still able to earn these points that count towards the Companion Pass!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.