Increased Offer on Southwest Cards: Get Companion Pass for 2018 and 2019!

Now is the time to ACT in order to get companion pass! Chase is offering an increased sign up bonus on the credit cards, and the bonuses are so good that reaching companion pass is really simple! If you have been debating on getting into the travel rewards business, or if you already have some travel rewards cards and want to take the next step with a new card, this is the time!

A few weeks ago I wrote about the easiest ways to get the Southwest Companion Pass. If you have not read that article, then I encourage you to start there!Companion pass

Companion Pass means a person of your choosing can fly for free with you for the remainder of the year and the following year. For example, if you qualify for companion pass in June of 2018, you can have someone fly with you for free for the rest of 2018 and 2019!!! This counts for if you use points for your flight or if you pay for your flight.

You get companion pass once you get 110,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points in one calendar year. I know that sounds like a lot of points, but it is easily attainable if you sign up for the Southwest cards while they are at an increased sign up bonus!Plus card

Step 1: Get the Southwest Plus credit card from Chase ($69 fee). Spend $2,000 in your first 3 months. You will then have 50,000 Rapid Rewards points (instead of the 40,000 normally) plus your 2,000 points from spend.

Total points so far: 52,000Premier card

Step 2: Get the Southwest Premium credit card from Chase ($99 fee). After you spend another $2,000 in 3 months you will get the 50,000 Rapid Rewards Point bonus (instead of the normal 40,000) plus your 2,000 from spend.

Total points so far: 104,000

Step 3: Spend another $6,000 on either of your Southwest Cards as quickly as possible. This can be more easily obtained by

-having a spouse as an authorized user

-getting your college age child as an authorized user

-paying for cable, internet, and cell phone services with your credit cards

-prepaying your internet service several months in advance

Total points so far: 110,000

You will receive a package in the mail congratulating you on earning the companion pass. You can get on your online Southwest profile and choose who you want your companion to be, and this person can be changed in the future.

Since you now have 110,000 points plus someone is flying with you for free, you can take several flights on the “wanna get away” fare through the end of 2019!

NO! Southwest will fly you to Cancun, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman Islands, Aruba, Costa Rica, and soon Hawaii! However, even without those destinations you can still get gigantic value out of your flight points!

Now! There is no way to know how long the sign up bonus will last.

***I have checked multiple times now, and the only way I can get to the page for a 50,000 point bonus is through a referral link. I am placing referral links below again. Do not apply for the card and only get 40,000 points if you could get 50,000! Also, if you get the card and refer someone else to get the card, those points DO NOT count toward your points for Companion pass.***

Southwest Plus credit card-Apply for this card first, then apply for the premium card 3 months later.

Southwest Premium Credit Card-Apply for this card three months after you applied for the Plus card.

Southwest is known to offer cheap flights around the country and to areas in the Caribbean, but to my knowledge, no one offers a free pass for someone else to fly with you for almost two full years. Please take advantage of this offer, and don’t forget to share on social media!