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    By Claire Tsosie

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    Unlike many budget airline credit cards, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card gives flyers a reason to stay loyal. The $99-annual-fee card gets you an anniversary bonus of 6,000 points every new cardmember year, regardless of how much you spend. You can also earn tier-qualifying points after hitting certain spending thresholds each calendar year. You'll get 2 points per dollar spent on Southwest purchases and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

    The card also comes with a solid sign-up bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. It's not a good choice for folks who don't fly with Southwest often. But for those who are loyal to the airline, it's an excellent pick.

    For more information, read NerdWallet's full review.