- Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
- Chip-enabled cards with 24/7 fraud monitoring
- Points Don t Expire as long as your card account is open, No Blackout Dates, Bags Fly Free®
- 6,000 points after your cardmember anniversary every year
- 2 points/$1 spent on Southwest® purchases and participating Hotel and Car Rental partners
- 1 point/$1 spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees
APR: 16.24% - 23.24% Variable APR
Cash Advance APR: 25.24%, Variable
- $0 foreign transaction fee
- $99 ongoing Annual Fee
- Best for savvy travelers
Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
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If you're a loyal Southwest Airlines customer, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card is a great pick. Although the Rapid Rewards points no longer have a fixed value, the Nerds estimate that each is worth 1.1 cents, which is higher than the industry standard. Plus, since Southwest makes it easy to redeem Rapid Rewards points - you won't bump up against blackout dates, and points never expire - you're almost guaranteed to get a good deal on your award flight bookings.
Other unique card features include the 6,000-mile anniversary bonus, the ability to earn bonus points by shopping with Rapid Rewards partners and a Companion Pass-eligible signup bonus. For more details about this outstanding travel credit card, check out our full editorial review here.
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