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One Southwest Card Discontinued, Three Remain

The Southwest Rapid Rewards cards are some of the best out there for flying. With 4 cards that come up to a bonus of 50,000 points each from time to time, it is an easy way to rake in 200,000 points that are worth over $3,100 and earn you the companion pass! With the new Chase terms that allow former cardmembers to get the card and bonus again (if you do not currently hold that particular card and it has been 24 months since you have received the bonus).

The offer for 50,000 points from the Rapid Reward Personal Premier card is still around, especially by way of referrals (public link here). The Southwest Premier personal card is still giving referrals to current cardholders for new cardholders signing up. You can refer people through January 31, 2015 and they will receive the 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in 2 months. If you would like to use my referral so that I receive bonus points as well, you can use this link – Chase Southwest Premier. Feel free to leave your link or e-mail in the comments below for readers to use as well. To get your own referral bonus, go to the Chase Refer a Friend site and enter your last name, zip code, and last four digits of your Southwest Premier card.

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One Southwest Card Discontinued, Three Remain

But, the bad news is that Chase has discontinued the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus business card. That is a true disappointment as it takes one of the cards out of the system that many have used of one personal and one business every other year. Now, we only have one business card – the higher fee Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier for business card. The Plus card for personal use is still around (for now) and the Premier versions will definitely be sticking around.

Did you pick up a Plus business card in the last few months at the 50,000 level? The tough part is that there was really no public announcement (that I saw) leading up to it. When Chase discontinued the Chase Ink Bold, there was a lot of talk about that for a month before. Not so with this card.

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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.
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