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Southwest Does Newlyweds a Favor With Companion Pass Promotion

Jan. 11, 2019
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This Offer Has Expired

Limited-time offers for these Southwest Airlines cards have expired.

Are you getting married anytime soon? Have you and your partner also always dreamed of visiting Hawaii? If so, Southwest might just become your favorite airline.

Southwest Airlines has launched a welcome promotion available to consumers who sign up for one of their three consumer credit cards: the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card.

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The details:

  • A cardholder can earn a promotional Companion Pass, plus 30,000 points after $4,000 spent on purchases in the first three month of account opening.
  • This promotional Companion Pass will allow you to fly one person for free (excluding taxes and fees one way) each time you purchase or redeem points for a flight.
  • This promotional Companion Pass is good through Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Offer ends Feb. 11, 2019.

Consider the wedding costs

If you’re knee deep in wedding planning, this isn’t news to you, but getting married is expensive. According to The Knot’s research, the average cost of a wedding is nearly $34,000. So why not hit that $4,000 spend requirement while cutting the cost of your honeymoon (which costs an average of $5,342, according to The Knot) by using that Companion Pass?

Rapid Rewards for the win

Signing up for a Rapid Rewards card will clearly help you with the cost of your honeymoon, but there’s another reason to join: Rapid Rewards is one of the top airline rewards systems around. Based on NerdWallet’s latest analysis, at a Rapid Rewards points value of 1.4 cents each, the 30,000-point offer combined with 4,000 Rapid Rewards points from spending could earn you over $450 in travel.

Southwest’s Rapid Rewards points can be redeemed for any seat, any day, any time with no blackout dates or seat restrictions. Sounds great, right?

How to maximize your rewards

You want a travel credit card that prioritizes what’s important to you. Here are our picks for the best travel credit cards of 2020, including those best for:

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