- Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
- 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
- Earn unlimited points that don’t expire as long as your card account is open.
- 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest ® and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
- 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
- No foreign transaction fees on purchases made abroad.
Min APR: 16.49%, Variable
Max APR: 23.49%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 25.49%, Variable
- Best for savvy travelers
- Has annual fee
- Needs excellent credit
Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
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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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