Southwest Rapid Rewards members now have a new way to earn points, with the brand-new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority credit card from Chase. Released just late last week, it has the benefits you already know and love from the Premier credit card, but even more ways to rack up points and extended perks.
Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card Perks
With the new card, you’ll get 7,500 anniversary points; up to four upgraded boarding passes per year (though those are on an as-available basis); a $75 annual travel credit on Southwest flights; and 20-percent back on all of your spending on in-flight drinks, WiFis, movies and messaging.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Premier card, other perks you can enjoy with both the Premier card and the new Priority card include…
- Two points per $1 spent on Southwest flights and with any Rapid Rewards hotel or car rental partners
- One point per $1 spent on all other purchase
- An unlimited amount of points available for earning
- Tier qualifying points that count toward preferred statuses
- No point expiration and no foreign transaction fees
Plus, with both cards, you can earn points toward companion passes, which, to some, are one of the best benefits of being a Southwest Rapid Rewards member.
Additionally, Rapid Rewards members receive free baggage, no change fees and no blackout dates or seat restrictions on flights redeemed with points.
According to the folks at Southwest…
“Our customers are always our top priority, and we’re making it even easier for them to travel and get rewarded,” says Leslie Gillin, co-brand cards president. “Our Southwest cardmembers told us they wanted faster boarding and inflight benefits, so we added brand new features to make them a priority both in the air, and on the ground.”
“We’ve put even more Heart into the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card for our customers and can’t wait for them to experience more perks, more points, and more priority,” added Ryan Green, vice president and chief marketing officer. “We think the new Priority card will be perfect for our customers seeking to experience all that Southwest has to offer, especially as we look to launch service to Hawai’i very soon!”
To kick off the new card launch, Southwest partnered with country singer Brett Eldredge, and the new Priority card is now the “official credit card” sponsor of the singer’s Long Way tour.
For a limited time…
Until an unknown deadline, you can take advantage of a 65,000 points sign-up offer, the highest sign-up offer available on any Southwest credit card right now. Claim your 65,000 points by spending $1,000 in the first three months of opening an account (which gets you 40,000 points), and then spending a total of $15,000 within your first year (which gets the remaining 25,000 points).
The only downside to this card? There’s a $150 annual fee.