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Chase Adds Restrictions to Southwest Consumer Cards

Chase has added eligibility restrictions to the consumer versions of its Southwest Credit Cards. The new eligibility criteria affect the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. The change may make getting the Southwest Companion Pass a little more difficult going forward.

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What Points Qualify for Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass is considered to be the holy grail of award travel — Unlimited buy one get one free on Southwest for a year! However, not all of the points you earn will qualify you for the Companion Pass. Study up, as we cover what does and does not help you qualify for the Companion Pass.

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Changing and Decreased Signup Bonuses

Increased and limited time sign up bonuses come and go. While nothing is written in stone there are patterns where Spring brings blooming offers and cool down over the summer. When back from Summer vacation, things pick up again before the Holiday rush.

Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?

Yes, Southwest Rapid Rewards expire if you have no qualifying earning activity within a 24-month period. If you fail to have any qualifying earning activity in 24 months, your account will become inactive and all points, awards, rewards, and promotional incentives will be forfeited.

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How Does the Chase 5/24 Policy Work?

One rule we’re asked to clarify on a regular basis is the Chase 5/24 policy. Although not an officially published rule, 5/24 is a set of guidelines restricting the approval of new Chase credit card products to applicants with less than 5 new credit card accounts added to a credit report over the past 24 months.

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What Credit Scores Get Approved for Top Rewards Credit Cards [2019]

How we manage our access to credit is one of the keys to achieving our travel goals. It’s essential that we maintain a detailed record of credit card applications and approvals and manage multiple lines of credit while not carrying a balance at the end of each month. And it requires meticulous planning of where spending is directed, to ensure we earn the signup bonuses on each card.

Best Airline Frequent Flyer Programs

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