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and there for pennies on the dollar. Thanks for listening!
Summary of Southwest Companion Pass:
Lasts to December 31 of the year after you earn it.
Earn it by getting 110,000 Rapid Reward points in a calendar year.
Three Chase Visa products:
Plus Card - $69 annual fee
Premier Card - $99 annual fee
Business Premier Card - $99 annual fee
The Premier Cards offer the 50,000 point bonus pretty much year round.
The Plus Card switches between offering 50,000 and 25,000 point bonus. (Wait for the 50k).
To get the bonus, you have to spend $2,000 in the first three months you hold the card.
So, get a Plus and a Premier, spend the $2,000 on each. That gets you to 104,000 points. Spend another $6000 before year's end (really, ASAP) to get you to 110,000 and earn the Companion Pass.
For each card that you get a 50,000 bonus, you (the primary cardholder) can't get another 50,000 bonus on that card product for 2 years after earning the bonus. But... your husband/wife can... even if they were an authorized user on your account.