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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #150 on: December 31, 2014, 09:43:27 AM »
I'm curious if bye-bye Ms. FancyPants ever got the redcard to work - if so, it is a better choice than Serve, because it allows for $5k in credit card loading per month.

I am planning to charge $500 on both the 1st and 2nd to my Serve card - I just hope the transactions aren't "pending" still when the statement closes on the 3rd. If they both go through, I will have fit all of the spending I needed to get the companion pass in one month (combined with 3600 points from Choice hotels transfer).

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Quick question. I made a large purchase which was reflected in my points posted in December. The item wasn't used and now I am going to return it.....what happens to those points?

I think the statement credit for the returned item will deduct from points earned on the statement with the credit.

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« Reply #151 on: December 31, 2014, 10:02:57 AM »
@Kudy -  I went back the next day and had no problems. I think it was just a computer glitch. I've been back several other times, worked like a charm. Good Luck!

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« Reply #152 on: December 31, 2014, 11:12:48 AM »
@Kudy -  I went back the next day and had no problems. I think it was just a computer glitch. I've been back several other times, worked like a charm. Good Luck!

Awesome! Thanks for the report... I am definitely going to switch cards the next time I need to manufacture spend.

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« Reply #153 on: January 02, 2015, 09:16:54 AM »
Just put in my last $500 load on Serve.

My billing cycle closes tomorrow, which means if the Serve loads from yesterday and today close out and are in this statement cycle I'll have:

Premier Card: 50,000 bonus + 3100 points
Plus Card: 50,000 bonus + 3389 points
Transfer from Choice Hotels: 3600 points

Total: 110,089 points

If one or both of the serve loads from the past 2 days don't get on this statement (and they seem to be "pending" for a while), I'll either have to wait another month for the companion pass, or use something like the 1800flowers promo to get the missing 1000 points. I'd prefer not to spend more money (buy flowers), but I am booking a trip in March with these points, and it would be one less worry to have both seats booked right away, rather than waiting a month and worrying that there won't be a seat available when the companion pass comes in.

Who else is hopefully wrapping this up this month?

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« Reply #154 on: January 02, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »
Who else is hopefully wrapping this up this month?

Just checked my January statements for Southwest cards.  Excited to see the 50,000 welcome bonus points on each.  Really neat to see it work.

I used Redbird to generate 5,500.  Paid Mortgage, Property Taxes, a few other bills, and sent the balance back to one of the cards.  My kids thought I was crazy as they witnessed one of the transactions.

Premier and Plus Card: 108,299 points
Transfer from Choice Hotels: 1800 points
Total: 110,099 points

An interesting note on Choice:  I had 990 points left from somewhere/sometime that were going to expire 12/31.  With the 30% bonus sale on Choice points, I was going to purchase just enough points for $33 that when added to the 8,000 bonus would generate 12,000 points, and just throw away the 990 points.  However, part of my calculation was the points earned by the purchase itself with the Choice credit card which generates even more points than I thought.  Anyway, the Choice statement closed on me before the purchase converted to points.  I was left with something like 12, 940 points.  Since I would have less than 12,000 after 12/31, I panicked somewhat and decided to go ahead and purchase enough points to exceed 18,000 and convert 6,000 in 2014 and 12,000 in 2015.  To my surprise, the Choice points say they take 4 to 6 weeks to convert to Southwest points as was previously mentioned in another post.  I think I may end up getting the converted 2014 points in 2015 and still have 12,000 plus points lingering in my Choice account which I can either convert or not.  Just something to keep in mind.

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« Reply #155 on: January 02, 2015, 10:28:51 PM »
Who else is hopefully wrapping this up this month?

Me! I am so pumped for this.

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« Reply #156 on: January 03, 2015, 09:31:43 AM »
Who else is hopefully wrapping this up this month?

Me! I am so pumped for this.

I will be hitting the 110k today or tomorrow.... My closing dates are today and I just transferred over 4800 points from Hyatt to get over 110k.   
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« Reply #157 on: January 04, 2015, 09:40:19 AM »
I received the points from one of the cards today, bringing my balance to 52,600 (that last Serve load didn't make it in). I haven't received any points for the 2nd card yet, I imagine they'll show up tomorrow?

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« Reply #158 on: January 04, 2015, 05:09:11 PM »
I guess I just checked too early in the day - the points from the other card arrived this afternoon, putting me at a sweet 105,972 points so far!

I just realized that I transferred my Choice points on 12/31 - I am hoping there's no change they'll be backdated to that date? Assuming they arrive with a 2015 date, I'll be at 109,572... so close.

I have enough spending on the cards to reach the magic 110k after the next statement closes. I will use 25k points right now to book a flight for March, and then when the companion pass is earned, add on my 2nd flight for that trip.

Also considering using the Southwest shopping portal to sign up for the New York Times digital subscription ($5) for 1300 bonus points... this would be solely to speed up the companion pass (assuming the points post in the next 1-2 weeks, rather than waiting an entire month).

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« Reply #159 on: January 04, 2015, 07:05:03 PM »
OK, so now for the important question regarding companion pass status...

Where are the two of you going?
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« Reply #160 on: January 04, 2015, 07:10:32 PM »
Paid my quarterly taxes on 1/1, Companion Pass in two transactions :)

We're already looking at the Southwest destinations to see about long weekends places we might not otherwise go.  We plan to really work the Companion pass hard :)
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #161 on: January 04, 2015, 08:13:20 PM »
Who else is hopefully wrapping this up this month?

I should be wrapped up by the end of this month. I've been working a contract for the past 5 weeks (with two more to go) and have spent every cent of my expenses on the cards. Might have to flex some manufactured spending to hit the rest, but it'll be close.

Made to cardinal mistakes though. Wasn't able to pay the first months lodging ($1,000) via card, and had to pay that in cash. Then FORGOT to buy the first $500'ish dollars in fuel on the cards, as I used my default PenFed card (5% cash back on fuel). So there went $1.5k in qualifying spending that I can't reverse. OOPS.

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« Reply #162 on: January 04, 2015, 11:08:04 PM »
OK, so now for the important question regarding companion pass status...

Where are the two of you going?

Visiting family first, and then hopefully next year going to Costa Rica (southwest is planning to add a route this year). Maybe a trip to some other cool town thrown in as well?

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« Reply #163 on: January 05, 2015, 07:48:04 AM »
Today I got my 110,000 points in my Southwest account from the Plus and Premier cards, but as of yet it does not show the Companion Pass achievement since the last update to the account was on 1/2, i/e before the points from the Chase cards vested. So, hopefully that will update soon. My wife and I are heading to Aruba on Southwest and the points + companion pass will save us ~$1,000 and will still have ~75,000 points left.

Earned the points paying off the wedding reception costs. Oof!

In case it hasn't been mentioned here, there will be a promotion from 1/7 to 1/16 for a 30% discount on points purchase. So, if I'm not mistaken, book your travel then and make your CP + points go even further!
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« Reply #164 on: January 05, 2015, 07:52:06 AM »
In case it hasn't been mentioned here, there will be a promotion from 1/7 to 1/16 for a 30% discount on points purchase. So, if I'm not mistaken, book your travel then and make your CP + points go even further!

Link?  Typically that sort of promo means when you are buying points, which people here shouldn't really need to do - it's not buying tickets with points.
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« Reply #165 on: January 05, 2015, 07:59:22 AM »
In case it hasn't been mentioned here, there will be a promotion from 1/7 to 1/16 for a 30% discount on points purchase. So, if I'm not mistaken, book your travel then and make your CP + points go even further!

Link?  Typically that sort of promo means when you are buying points, which people here shouldn't really need to do - it's not buying tickets with points.

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« Reply #166 on: January 05, 2015, 09:46:28 AM »
Anyone not have the points post to their account yet? Do I need to wait for my billing cycle to end? I have reached the $2k in spend on both cards, but they don't close until 1/08 and 1/28, so I am not sure if they will post once I pay the bills? The only thing I've paid is the $69 fee on one account, but no points showed up for that. Anyone else experience this?

Edit: Just kidding! The points were not showing up on my Chase account, but once I checked my RR account on SW.com, I had 53,000 points post on 1/02. Hopefully the other points will post soon!
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« Reply #167 on: January 05, 2015, 09:54:22 PM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.
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« Reply #168 on: January 05, 2015, 10:45:50 PM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.

You still have ~11 months to get the other card and earn another 50k and have the companion pass until the end of 2016.
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« Reply #169 on: January 06, 2015, 12:00:26 AM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.

You still have ~11 months to get the other card and earn another 50k and have the companion pass until the end of 2016.

ARS, I'd love to, but according to an earlier post

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/share-your-badassity/southwest-100-000-bonus-points-2-years-of-companion-status-badass-offer/msg473687/#msg473687

the promotion is over.  If you have a link that is still active, I'd appreciate it.  I'll also check the link in the OP again to see if it is back on.
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« Reply #170 on: January 06, 2015, 06:14:34 AM »
Looks like you have the Plus....here is a link to the Premier with 50,000 bonus.

https://creditcards.chase.com/6000329
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« Reply #171 on: January 06, 2015, 09:41:52 AM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.

You still have ~11 months to get the other card and earn another 50k and have the companion pass until the end of 2016.

ARS, I'd love to, but according to an earlier post

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/share-your-badassity/southwest-100-000-bonus-points-2-years-of-companion-status-badass-offer/msg473687/#msg473687

the promotion is over.  If you have a link that is still active, I'd appreciate it.  I'll also check the link in the OP again to see if it is back on.

If Frugal Consumerist's link doesn't work, just wait.  It'll come back around.  Just snag it when it's active later this year and hit the 110k in one year.
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« Reply #172 on: January 06, 2015, 03:27:42 PM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.

You still have ~11 months to get the other card and earn another 50k and have the companion pass until the end of 2016.

ARS, I'd love to, but according to an earlier post

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/share-your-badassity/southwest-100-000-bonus-points-2-years-of-companion-status-badass-offer/msg473687/#msg473687

the promotion is over.  If you have a link that is still active, I'd appreciate it.  I'll also check the link in the OP again to see if it is back on.

If Frugal Consumerist's link doesn't work, just wait.  It'll come back around.  Just snag it when it's active later this year and hit the 110k in one year.

@FC and @ARS, thanks.  FC's link didn't work for me, so I'll follow ARS's advice.
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« Reply #173 on: January 07, 2015, 09:10:43 AM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.

You still have ~11 months to get the other card and earn another 50k and have the companion pass until the end of 2016.

ARS, I'd love to, but according to an earlier post

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/share-your-badassity/southwest-100-000-bonus-points-2-years-of-companion-status-badass-offer/msg473687/#msg473687

the promotion is over.  If you have a link that is still active, I'd appreciate it.  I'll also check the link in the OP again to see if it is back on.

If Frugal Consumerist's link doesn't work, just wait.  It'll come back around.  Just snag it when it's active later this year and hit the 110k in one year.

@FC and @ARS, thanks.  FC's link didn't work for me, so I'll follow ARS's advice.

Bummer. Sorry about that. I didn't click the apply link to see that the offer was unavailable. I figured they would take down the landing page if the offer was pulled, but I guess not.
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« Reply #174 on: January 07, 2015, 09:47:44 AM »
i think this one is still working for the premiere - https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2rtfosam1
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« Reply #175 on: January 07, 2015, 01:49:31 PM »
@FC, no worries.  I'm used to that sort of thing and it doesn't bother me a bit.

The link posted by tyd450 is still working for the Premier.  I just applied and was instant approved for the card (with a $31K (!) credit line).  Time to go dig out my manufactured spending tools again :-)
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« Reply #176 on: January 07, 2015, 10:33:34 PM »
For those that have taken advantage of this Southwest offer, I just read about a good option for using some of your points if you're willing to churn another credit card.

The Chase Hyatt card has a sign-up bonus of 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt property after spending $1000 in the first 3 months.  (https://creditcards.chase.com/credit-cards/hyatt-card.aspx)  The $75 annual fee is waived the first year.  Hyatt has some pricey all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Los Cabos, and Cancun that you can use your free nights at -- all places that Southwest is now flying to.  Couples (or whoever your companion pass partner is) could both sign up for this offer and combine their 2 free nights, to get 4 nights at an all-inclusive resort for free.  With the Hyatt card, you will also get free Hyatt Platinum Elite status, which includes a complimentary upgraded room if available (so you could show up to find you get to stay in a suite!), late check-out, and free wifi.  So, you'll end up with round trip flights and 4 nights, possibly in an upgraded room, at an all-inclusive resort for just the price of the international ticket taxes/fees from Southwest (keep in mind these are higher than the $5 domestic fees you might be used to).  You could also use the 4 nights at any non-all-inclusive Hyatt property if you'd prefer to go to a different location.

I'm in Denver and I see some flights to Cancun right now for just 15,680 points (even on some weekends!) and $76.71 in taxes/fees round trip ($153.42 for 2 people).  There's some options to Los Cabos for only 9,800 points and $79.61 round trip ($159.22 for 2 people).  My companion and I could go on this 4 day all-inclusive trip for $159.22 total and still have 100,000 Southwest points left - is this real life??

*note: I have not actually done this myself (yet), but here's the original article I read from a travel hacking blog that gave me the idea: http://millionmilesecrets.com/2015/01/04/can-a-couple-combine-their-hyatt-free-nights-at-all-inclusive-resorts/  Let me know if you see any flaws in my logic.

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« Reply #177 on: January 08, 2015, 06:24:12 AM »
My status showed as "status pending" for a few days and now that is gone.  All of my points have posted but it shows my companion pass status at 0%.   I'm guessing it takes a few days to register or something?
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« Reply #178 on: January 08, 2015, 06:36:12 AM »
My status showed as "status pending" for a few days and now that is gone.  All of my points have posted but it shows my companion pass status at 0%.   I'm guessing it takes a few days to register or something?

When was your date of last activity in Rapid Rewards (should say in your account)? Mine was 1/2, which is before my points transferred over from Chase. I'm wondering if the activity refreshed then because it was the start of a new year, or if they do it every Friday. If it's every Friday, I would expect the the CP will be awarded tomorrow, if not, it will be interesting to see how long it takes. Got a flight I'm itching to book...don't want to book one seat now, just in case the flight sells out before the I get the CP.
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« Reply #179 on: January 08, 2015, 07:50:37 AM »
My chase points both posted on 1/4 and my Hyatt points transfer posted on 1/5.  I have a few flights that I am waiting to book as well!
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« Reply #180 on: January 08, 2015, 07:52:13 AM »
I'm sure we have nothing to worry about and are just being impatient but I was just curious if there is anyone here that was already awarded their CP.... If not, that would put my mind at ease!
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« Reply #181 on: January 08, 2015, 09:52:21 AM »
I did all my (mostly manufactured) spending in December, statement closed 1/2 I think, and ~53K points have already posted at Southwest.  Unfortunately since I didn't get the second card, I'm stuck with just a free (well, $69 plus some hassle) ticket.  Still not a bad deal.
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« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2015, 10:11:14 AM »
I'm sure we have nothing to worry about and are just being impatient but I was just curious if there is anyone here that was already awarded their CP.... If not, that would put my mind at ease!

I got mine in January 2014 :-) but that does't help you much. I remember it taking about a week to post to the account and another couple days for the companion pass status to be applied. We got the useless card about 2 weeks after I set it up.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #183 on: January 08, 2015, 02:14:11 PM »
My status showed as "status pending" for a few days and now that is gone.  All of my points have posted but it shows my companion pass status at 0%.   I'm guessing it takes a few days to register or something?

Mine also were pending until today, but now that's clear.  And also my Companion Pass shows 0%.

I transferred some Choice points at the end of Dec that posted on 1/05.  If you view Reward Activity, you can choose "Companion Pass Qualifying Points" from the "Type" dropdown.  Interestingly, the Plus and Premier points show on this list, but the Choice points do not.  I'm hoping that just requires some further processing as well.

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« Reply #184 on: January 08, 2015, 03:08:35 PM »
I transferred some Choice points at the end of Dec that posted on 1/05.  If you view Reward Activity, you can choose "Companion Pass Qualifying Points" from the "Type" dropdown.  Interestingly, the Plus and Premier points show on this list, but the Choice points do not.  I'm hoping that just requires some further processing as well.

My Choice transfer points showed up today, and are also not showing as pass qualifying points... agreed that I hope it's temporary!

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #185 on: January 09, 2015, 08:09:20 AM »
Bonuses are back for the Southwest Cards! I'm jumping in this time.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #186 on: January 09, 2015, 08:19:11 AM »
48% of the way to my companion pass-just need that second card's points to transfer over!

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #187 on: January 10, 2015, 11:34:48 AM »
Any idea how long it takes for the bonus points to post? My account closed on 1/4 and i payed the bill on 1/5. Southwest shows the 2k points for the regular spend but no bonus points.

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« Reply #188 on: January 10, 2015, 11:42:47 AM »
I received my bonus points at the same time as the regular spending points, for both cards. I am not sure if that's how it's supposed to *always* work? Did you subtract the yearly fees from the total when figuring out your $2k spend on each card?

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« Reply #189 on: January 10, 2015, 05:02:22 PM »
I received my bonus points at the same time as the regular spending points, for both cards. I am not sure if that's how it's supposed to *always* work? Did you subtract the yearly fees from the total when figuring out your $2k spend on each card?

Yes. after i received my cards i moved the closing date to the 4th (Decemeber 4th was my first statement close. I payed the balance which was mostly the yearly fees. Next statement was January 4th and it was just over 2k on one card. I guess i'm going to have to call them.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #190 on: January 11, 2015, 10:40:21 PM »
Any idea how long it takes for the bonus points to post? My account closed on 1/4 and i payed the bill on 1/5. Southwest shows the 2k points for the regular spend but no bonus points.

Here's the report from my husband:

He got a personal and a business card (both Premier), both closing on 1/2.  On both cards, he made the minimum spend before the closing date.  With the business card, they awarded all points (both spend and bonus points) on the closing date, 1/2.  With the personal card, they awarded the spend points on 1/2, but not the bonus points.  When he called, they said that the bonus points for the personal card were awarded on 1/5, which was after the closing date, so they won't be posted until the next closing date, 2/2.

Also, he bought Southwest points with Marriott points and within two days they were added to his account and shown as applying to the Companion pass.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #191 on: January 12, 2015, 08:53:13 AM »
Any idea how long it takes for the bonus points to post? My account closed on 1/4 and i payed the bill on 1/5. Southwest shows the 2k points for the regular spend but no bonus points.

Here's the report from my husband:

He got a personal and a business card (both Premier), both closing on 1/2.  On both cards, he made the minimum spend before the closing date.  With the business card, they awarded all points (both spend and bonus points) on the closing date, 1/2.  With the personal card, they awarded the spend points on 1/2, but not the bonus points.  When he called, they said that the bonus points for the personal card were awarded on 1/5, which was after the closing date, so they won't be posted until the next closing date, 2/2.

Also, he bought Southwest points with Marriott points and within two days they were added to his account and shown as applying to the Companion pass.

I called and they told me basically the same thing. They said they requested the bonus points on the 7th and they won't post until my next closing date in February.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #192 on: January 12, 2015, 07:27:51 PM »
Might be time to check you account because mine is showing that I have the companion pass as of today!
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« Reply #193 on: January 12, 2015, 07:59:36 PM »
Might be time to check you account because mine is showing that I have the companion pass as of today!

Awesome, congrats! I am waiting on the delivery of 1300 points, and then I hope mine will show up. How many days between acquiring the 110k points and the arrival of the pass?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #194 on: January 12, 2015, 08:29:50 PM »
My chase points both posted on 1/4 and my Hyatt points transfer posted on 1/5 and I received the companion pass status today the 12th so it was a week exactly. 

I just booked our first trip!
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #195 on: January 12, 2015, 08:35:21 PM »
Applied for both a regular and business card today  for SW and both were not automatically approved.  I hope I get approved.   
Got the Chase Ink business and Hyatt Cards and US Airways a few months back and hit the spends on all those.
Looking forward to some travel! And not spending a lot of $$

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #196 on: January 12, 2015, 08:36:42 PM »
Applied for both a regular and business card today  for SW and both were not automatically approved.  I hope I get approved.   
Got the Chase Ink business and Hyatt Cards and US Airways a few months back and hit the spends on all those.
Looking forward to some travel! And not spending a lot of $$

definitely call them up tomorrow-  you may need to reallocate some of your credit limits from the other cards to the new one.... I had to do that with my 2nd card
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #197 on: January 12, 2015, 09:08:53 PM »
My chase points both posted on 1/4 and my Hyatt points transfer posted on 1/5 and I received the companion pass status today the 12th so it was a week exactly. 

I just booked our first trip!

Where are you headed?

My only concern is that my choice hotel points still aren't showing as "companion pass qualifying" but I am pretty sure it'll still work. Good to know that I have a whole week after I cross the threshold to wait.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #198 on: January 12, 2015, 09:18:14 PM »
We are heading down to San Antonio to visit friends for the long President's weekend next month, then we are heading out to AZ for spring training in late March/early April,  and then out to Portland in June.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #199 on: January 12, 2015, 10:35:20 PM »
My only concern is that my choice hotel points still aren't showing as "companion pass qualifying" but I am pretty sure it'll still work. Good to know that I have a whole week after I cross the threshold to wait.

My account has also been updated.  Although my Choice points that were redeemed the end of December and posted in January did not count thus far for the Companion Pass.  I had some more Choice points queued up, just in case the end of December experiment did not work, and so I'm trying another 1,800.  I'm at 98% so if this doesn't work I'll just have to wait until Feb 2nd for the next statement close.