Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Earn up to 100,000 bonus points.

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus 50,000 more bonus points after spending $12,000 total on purchases in the first 12 months.

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Quick Summary

The Southwest Premier and Plus Cards are the other two of three personal Southwest credit cards offered by Chase. Note that you can only get one of the three at a time, and are only eligible for the bonus if you have not had another Southwest personal card bonus in the last 24 months.

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How to Earn Rewards

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Earn 3x points on all Southwest® purchases

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Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.

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Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.

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Earn 1x points on all other purchases

Annual Fee

$99

Our Take

The Southwest Premier card seems to be stuck in the middle of the other Southwest credit card products, making it somewhat redundant in my opinion.

It has a slightly higher annual fee than the Southwest Plus card ($99 vs $69) with virtually all of the same perks. The only advantage of the Premier over the Plus is that it has no foreign transaction fees.

But at that point you might as well consider grabbing the Southwest Priority card, which has a $149 annual fee but comes with other perks such as priority boarding and a higher annual cardholder bonus.

Benefits

Anniversary Bonus

6,000 bonus points on each cardholder anniversary

EarlyBird Check-In®

2 EarlyBird Check-In® each year.

Compared to Other Cards

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn up to 100,000 bonus points.

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus 50,000 more bonus points after spending $12,000 total on purchases in the first 12 months.

Annual Fee:

$149 Learn More

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Welcome Bonus:

Earn up to 100,000 bonus points.

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open, plus 50,000 more bonus points after spending $12,000 total on purchases in the first 12 months.

Annual Fee:

$69 Learn More