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Still Alive: Southwest Cards At 60,000 Points Each = Easy Southwest Companion Pass

Written by Charlie


Here is a great example of how card offer expirations go – there is an “end date” that is publicized by the card issuer and affiliates and then the card’s public links stick around for a few more weeks. This happens often with cards and, fortunately for any of you who missed them, it has happened with the Southwest cards! All 3 cards are still at 60,000 points each! But, they could go away at any time so consider applying soon!

Southwest Cards at 60,000 Points Each

See this post for all the details about the Southwest Companion Pass.

I had missed that these were still active after the last post I wrote about them but, thanks to a reader, I found out that they are still alive!

Here are the current card offers:

Southwest Premier Personal Card – [Update: Now Expired]

  • Earn 60,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months
  • Annual fee of $99 not waived
  • Receive 6,000 bonus points each card anniversary
  • Application Link

Southwest Plus Personal Card

  • Earn 60,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months
  • Annual fee of $69 not waived
  • Received 3,000 bonus points each card anniversary
  • Application Link

Southwest Premier Business Card

  • Earn 60,000 points after spending $3,000 in 3 months
  • Annual fee of $99 not waived
  • Receive 6,000 bonus points each card anniversary
  • Application Link

Get to the Southwest Companion Pass With Only One of these Cards!

But, maybe you are only able to get one of the Southwest cards right now (maybe you had two of the other ones and their bonuses in the last 24 months or maybe you only have enough ceiling under 5/24 for a single Chase application). It that is the case, or maybe you only want one right now, here is how you can get the other 50,000 points you will need to hit the 110,000 points for the Southwest Companion Pass.

So, one card will give you 60,000 points (plus the 2,000 or 3,000 extra from the minimum spending). Where do you get the other 50,000 points?

Refer-A-Friend Bonuses!

Edit: To be clear, the current referral bonuses are at 40,000 points. I am not suggesting you have your friends/family sign up for that through your link! But, if they don’t want to sign-up now, they can always wait until your referral is back up to 50k or even 60k and refer them then!

Chase offers a very generous 10,000 points per successful referral of the Southwest card – up to 50,000 points per calendar year. That means you only need to get 5 friends/family members to sign up for the card you get (through your link) and you will get the other 50,000 points!

Southwest Companion Pass

Referral points count towards the Southwest Companion Pass

These referral points actually do count towards the Companion Pass so you can lock up the Southwest Companion Pass with just one card bonus and 5 successful referral bonuses from that card. While 5 cards may sound like a lot, remember that these bonuses are incredibly valuable and can give each card holder at least $600 in travel on Southwest (with the current referral offer – not suggesting you have them sign up now). If they do not travel much, they could also exchange those points in for gift cards.

Note: The current referral offers are only for 40,000 points so you may want to hold off on having anyone sign up through your referral offers right now. They will likely be back to 50,000 points again around October. Or, tell them about the current offer so they can get 60,000 points also. 🙂

Will you be applying for one/more of these cards?

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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.


  • The referral bonus is only 40,000 points – so your screwing your friends if you don’t tell them about the 60,000 point offer.

    • That’s why I mentioned the other part about the referral bonus – they can tell them about this or they can wait until the referral picks up. Definitely not endorsing someone to have a friend sign-up at the 40K level!

  • I keep getting a message that this offer is no longer available. Any suggestions as to how to get it?

  • Btw, the Premier personal link for 60k died on July 10th and this one seems to be the same. If you click to apply it’s unavailable.

    • Hmm, that’s strange because I did click through on all of them yesterday before including them and it worked then! Let me try a few things to see what I can find. Thanks for the headsup!

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  • Hey Charlie,
    Is it advisable to apply for 2 of the personal card at one time? I am 2/24 currently. Thanks!