The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier credit card and the Rapid Rewards Premier Business card are both currently offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $2,000 within three months of account opening. Both cards carry a $99 annual fee which is not waived in the first year and you are only eligible to receive the sign-up bonus points if you haven’t received a sign-up bonus on this card in the past 24 months. Both cards earn two points per dollar spent on Southwest Airlines purchases made directly with the airline, two points per dollar spent on Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partners and point purchases and one point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Both cards have an anniversary bonus of 6,000 points and the ability to earn Tier qualifying points when using the card. For more information or to apply for a card, visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?11954 .
Bottom Line: Applying for and meeting the required spend on both cards will not only earn 104,000 points, but puts the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass within reach. The Companion Pass is earned by accumulating 110,000 points and allows you to designate a travel companion that can travel with you for free on both award and revenue tickets (you still have to pay taxes on your companion tickets) and the companion pass is valid for the year that you earn it plus the following year. You are able to change your designated companion three times per year.