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In life, timing is everything. And if you’ve been hoping to acquire a— one of the most popular travel benefits around — there’s no better time than right now. That’s because the sign-up bonuses on the and the are currently 50,000 points each after spending $2,000 in the first three months. Meanwhile, the earns 60,000 bonus points with $3,000 in spend in the first three months.
Before we get to how these bonuses can help you earn a Companion Pass for two years, let’s talk about what a Companion Pass is in the first place. The Southwest Companion Pass lets you, regardless of whether you paid for your own ticket with cash or Southwest points. That means you can get a free companion ticket on a ticket you booked for free using points.
In order to get a Companion Pass, you have to accumulate 110,000 qualifying points in one calendar year. Unfortunately,, and Southwest last year. But points earned from the Southwest credit cards do still count toward the Companion Pass — and that includes the sign-up bonuses as well.
You generally can’t get more than one personal card and one business card in a 90-day period from Chase (and also). But, if you sign up for both the and either the or the and complete the minimum spending requirement on each, you’ll get a total of 115,000 Rapid Rewards points. That’ll put you over the top for Companion Pass eligibility.
Not only will you get the Companion Pass for the rest of 2018, you’ll keep it for all of 2019 as well. Depending on how quickly you can get the cards, complete the spend and earn the 110,000 points,.
If you don’t have or don’t want to apply for a business credit card, you can still get the Companion Pass via Southwest’s personal credit cards. You’ll just have to spread things out a bit so you can get. The 50,000 point bonuses on those two cards — plus the $2,000 spend on each — will get you to 104,000 total Rapid Rewards points, which is only 6,000 short of what you need for the Companion Pass. You can earn the remaining points either through additional spending on one of the credit cards, by flying on Southwest or through one of Southwest’s partners, such as .
Unless you’re lucky enough to be targeted for a Companion Pass offer, this is the best remaining way to quickly get the points you need for a Companion Pass, and early in the year is the best time to do it. With , the Companion Pass is likely to be more valuable than ever. So, if this awesome perk sounds like a good fit for you, grab one or two of these credit card bonuses and get working on earning your Companion Pass today.