Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card

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intro purchase APR no intro offerregular APR16.24 - 23.24% (V)
intro BT APR 16.24% 3% BT fee $5 min
rewards 1-2 miles/$1 +50,000 sign-up bonus
  • 2x points on Southwest purchases and on Southwest Hotel and car rental programs partners purchases
  • get 50,000 miles after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • +6,000 miles every account anniversary

 

$99 annual fee

2x on Southwest purchases

50,000 miles bonus

Editors Review

Pros

  • 2x on Southwest purchases and partner hotel and car rental purchases
  • great 50,000 miles bonus after spending $2,000 on a card in the first 3 months
  • no foreign transaction fee
  • 6,000 annual bonus 

Cons

  • $99 annual fee

Verdict

The card doesn't offer any airline specific benefits like free checked bags or priority boarding. The main advantage of the card is 2x miles on Southwest purchases; and with a miles value between 1 -1.5 cents each, the rewards rate seems great. 
However, do not forget that high miles rate applies only for Southwest purchases, so if you travel other air carriers it can be more beneficial for you to carry travel rewards cards like Chase Sapphire or Barclaycard Arrival Plus card that offer more than 2x rewards on all travel purchases
Last updated: 08/13/2016









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