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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card Reward Program
You’ll earn 2 points for each $1 spent on purchases made directly with Southwest Airlines®, including flight, inflight, Southwest® gift card, and Southwest Vacations® package purchases, and at participating Rapid Rewards® hotel and rental car partners. You’ll earn 1 point for each $1 spent on all other purchases. You’ll earn 1 point for each $1 of the first $10,000 of balance transfers made during the first 90 days from your original account open date. Receive 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
To use your points go to southwest.com or call Southwest Airlines directly at 1 800 I FLY SWA. Redeem your points for flights hotel stays car rentals gift cards access to exclusive events and merchandise.
No Overlimit Fee
No Over-the-Limit Fee. You won’t pay an over-the-limit fee if your credit card balance goes over your credit limit.
Let’s say your credit card limit is $5,000. One month, you spend more than your limit on the card. Some credit card companies will charge you between $25 and $35 for this mistake. If your card advertises no overlimit fee, you won’t be charged a penalty for your spending.
No Penalty APR
This credit card comes with a No Penalty APR. You won’t default to a higher APR if your payment arrives on or after day 60.
Baggage Delay Insurance
Baggage Delay Insurance. Should your bags be delayed, this credit card can cover the cost of purchasing essential items.
Extended Warranty Insurance
Extended Warranty Insurance. This credit card extends the original manufacturer’s warranty of an item. You get the benefits of an extended warranty without purchasing the store’s expensive extended warranty.
Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance
Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance. The credit card will cover replacing the contents of lost, damaged, or stolen bags, up to a given dollar value.
Purchase Protection. If that thing you bought is stolen or accidentally damaged within a specific period of time, you’re covered. The credit card company may reimburse you up to the full purchase price.
Rental Car Insurance
Rental Car Insurance. This credit card covers any damage from collision or theft on most rental vehicles, up to the value of the car.
Travel Accident Insurance
Travel Accident Insurance. If you’re ever in an accident while on a vehicle licensed to transport the general public, you’ll want this insurance. It covers injuries from losing an eye or a limb all the way up to death.
Emergency Cash Advance
Emergency Cash Advance. If your credit card is lost, damaged or stolen, you can ask the credit card company for some emergency cash. They will authorize the payment, which you can collect from a designated financial institution.
Emergency Card Replacement
Emergency Card Replacement. Whether your card is lost, stolen or damaged, the credit card company can provide help as soon as next day. It doesn’t matter if you’re still on vacation, the credit card company will mail a replacement to you wherever you are. This will be done free of charge.
Zero Liability. If you didn’t buy it, don’t pay for it. You will not be held responsible for any unauthorized charges that appear on your account.
Sign Up Benefits
Once approved for this credit card, you may get Welcome Points that you can use for other benefits. These include travel, high-end merchandise, discounts, or bill credits. Each card has different requirements for using the points.
0 Annual Fee 1st Year
No Annual Fee for the First Year. This credit card company waives its annual fee for the first year. You’ll get a year to decide if the card is worth the fee before you have to renew.
Companion Ticket. You can use credit card miles to bring someone with you on your next trip. Some cards make you earn a certain amount of miles for a free companion ticket. Other cards allow you to use your miles to discount your companion’s ticket.
Free Checked Bag
Free Checked Bag. Some credit cards offer 1 or 2 free checked bags for you and sometimes for people traveling with you.
No Blackout Dates
No Blackout Dates. With this credit card, you avoid dates when travel rewards and other special discounts and promotions are unavailable.
Roadside Assistance. This credit card company can arrange for someone to meet you for roadside repairs. They can also organize to have your car towed to your home or a shop within a specific radius.
Travel and Emergency Assistance
Travel and Emergency Assistance. This credit card provides you with referrals and assistance for emergency services.
Travel Credit. This credit card can give you credit for flight-related purchases. This means you can save money on airline tickets, upgrades, checked baggage costs, and other items.
Credit Score Needed For Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
Your best chance of being approved for this credit card involves having a credit score 751 - 850. Having your credit score in this range does not guarantee approval. There are still other factors besides credit score that determine if you will qualify for this card.
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