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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Card details

  • 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.

APR, Variable

Min APR: 16.49%, Variable

Max APR: 23.49%, Variable

Cash Advance APR: 25.49%, Variable

Pros

  • Best for savvy travelers

Cons

  • Has annual fee
  • Needs excellent credit

Rewards rate

1.00%

Annual fee

$99

Intro APR

N/A

Recommended credit score

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Nerdwallet Review

Author: Lindsay Konsko

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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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