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Southwest LUVs California – Free Southwest Companion Pass By Opening a Credit Card

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Written by Charlie

If you live in California, you can now get a free Southwest Companion Pass with just a single credit card! This is the best deal around so act now on this!

Not long ago, this was a targeted offer but now is open to everyone who has their California address with Southwest! This is as good of an offer for the Southwest Companion Pass as I have ever seen and I would think that many people in California that want to fly will be able to take advantage of this incredibly generous offer.

Free Southwest Companion Pass By Opening a Credit Card

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Link: Free Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is normally only attainable by earning 110,000 Rapid Reward points in a single calendar year. The popular avenue to obtaining that is by signing up for 2 of the 3 Southwest credit cards and meeting the spending requirements to earn bonus points. At their lowest point (40,000 points), it would still require quite a bit more in additional spending but when the offers are at their max, you can hit the 110,000 with just the bonus points from initial spending!

Southwest LUVs You, California!

However, for a limited-time, Southwest has opened the door to all California residents to get the Southwest Companion Pass with just one of the Southwest credit cards. Once you get it, you only need to make a single purchase and you will get the Southwest Companion Pass, good for travel through December 31, 2018. Of course, you will want to finish the spending so that you can get the bonus points as well but you don’t need to do that for the free Southwest Companion Pass.

Here are the details of this very generous deal:

  • Apply for the Southwest Plus card, the Southwest Premier card, or the Southwest Business Premier card
  • Earn Companion Pass after first purchase with your new Credit Card account
  • Special offer valid through November 30, 2017
  • Please note, this offer is for California Residents only. If you apply through this offer and are not a California resident you will not receive Companion Pass
  • The Southwest cards are available to you if you do not currently have that card and you have not received a new Cardmember bonus for that card in the past 24 months

This is certainly a no-brainer. If you are not excluded from getting Chase cards right now (because of the 5/24 rule), there is really no reason for you to not jump on this – if you have a California address.

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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.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.