- Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
- Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your account is open
- No blackout dates or seat restrictions
- Bags fly free® and no change fees
- 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary every year
- 2 points/$1 spent on Southwest® purchases and participating Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental partners purchases
- 1 point/$1 spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees
APR: 16.74% - 23.74% Variable APR
Cash Advance APR: 25.74%, Variable
- Best for savvy travelers
- Has annual fee
- Needs excellent credit
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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