Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review: Credit Cards

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Bottom Line:
A great option for those who like to travel on Southwest Airlines and earn unlimited points, 50,000 points after spending $2K in first 3 months
Full Review:
5 2015-05-15 07:58:08 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card rewards it's users with points that can be used on Southwest flights, international flights (new!), hotel stays, rental cars and a variety of other options. In our Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis, these points had a fairly high flight redemption value of $1.81 per $100 spent. Plus, cardholders can earn 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. As a bonus, there are no foreign transaction fees if you use the card out of country. Although the $99 annual fee might put some off, if you are a frequent flier this could be the perfect card for your travelling needs.

Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Points Don't Expire, No Blackout Dates.
  • 6,000 points after your Cardmember Anniversary.
  • 2 pts/$1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases.
  • 2 pts/$1 spent on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
  • 1 pt/$1 spent on all other purchases.

Rewards
  • No blackout dates, unlimited reward seats, and points don't expire.
  • Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on all Southwest Airlines purchases made directly with the airlines and on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 6,000 bonus points every year after your Cardmember Anniversary.

Fees and APR
  • $99 annual fee.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Purchase APR: 15.99% Variable APR.
  • Balance Transfer: Purchase APR applies. Balance transfers fee is $5, or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.


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Card Details:

Purchase APR:15.99% Variable
Features:50,000 points after spending $2K in first 3 months, 2 points per $1 spent on all Southwest Airlines and Southwest Hotel & Car Rental Partner purchases; 1 point per $1 on all other purchase
Annual Fee :$99 per year
Credit Needed:Excellent

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