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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #750 on: October 09, 2017, 11:25:24 AM »
Any idea on how long it takes to get the card from the time you are approved?

I signed up on Oct 3rd and got approved immediately. I still have not got the cards.
Took me about 7 business days.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #751 on: October 09, 2017, 12:00:54 PM »
I was approved on plus, but denied on premier. I only have one other chase card in the past year. and one other card total (from 13 years ago), excellent credit score, and a reasonably high salary. I tried calling the recon line twice, first time was outright denied, second time they said it has to be checked by a higher ranking person, this was last week, and have not heard anything back, the automated line still says 2 weeks. I am assuming its been denied. What am I doing wrong on the recon line? What am I supposed to be telling them to actually get the card?

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« Reply #752 on: October 09, 2017, 12:39:19 PM »
I was approved on plus, but denied on premier. I only have one other chase card in the past year. and one other card total (from 13 years ago), excellent credit score, and a reasonably high salary. I tried calling the recon line twice, first time was outright denied, second time they said it has to be checked by a higher ranking person, this was last week, and have not heard anything back, the automated line still says 2 weeks. I am assuming its been denied. What am I doing wrong on the recon line? What am I supposed to be telling them to actually get the card?
Call back and see what they say.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #753 on: October 10, 2017, 08:35:20 AM »
Got approved on both the Plus and Premier - had to recon. the **** out of the Premier but finally got them to approve it after moving some CL around.

Have SMs in to find the exact spend date needed.  Opted to go the double personal route vs. Biz + Personal because we're still working on my SO's CSP min. spend and we didn't want to have $5k to spend in 3 months.  $4k is hard to do as is.  So now I'm at 5/24 until 5/2018, but my SO is only 2/24 so after the Southwest min. spends we'll probably work on a hotel card for her or something.

I see my statement dates are both the 12th of each month, so once we get past 12/12 (to be safe 12/14ish) I'll have at least a few weeks to spend up to $2k on each card.
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Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #754 on: October 10, 2017, 08:41:07 AM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #755 on: October 10, 2017, 08:48:37 AM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #756 on: October 10, 2017, 08:51:09 AM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #757 on: October 10, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #758 on: October 11, 2017, 10:05:40 AM »
I was able to get the plus approved. They borrowed $5,000 from a $10,000 limit I had on another chase card.  (I had to call to make this happen)

My PREMIER however , submitted same day, was rejected. What options do I have to get it also approved?

I have a reserve and a sapphire that have over $50,000 in credit that I'd think could be borrowed to open this account.

Any other options or am I stick with just the one?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #759 on: October 11, 2017, 11:31:20 AM »
I was able to get the plus approved. They borrowed $5,000 from a $10,000 limit I had on another chase card.  (I had to call to make this happen)

My PREMIER however , submitted same day, was rejected. What options do I have to get it also approved?

I have a reserve and a sapphire that have over $50,000 in credit that I'd think could be borrowed to open this account.

Any other options or am I stick with just the one?

If you want them both (for the Companion Pass), you can call the recon line and explain why you want the two SW cards (to keep work separate from personal travel?) and offer to move some CL from your other cards.
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #760 on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:24 PM »
Any idea on how long it takes to get the card from the time you are approved?

I signed up on Oct 3rd and got approved immediately. I still have not got the cards.
Took me about 7 business days.


I got mine approved on the 4th, and received the card today. Still trying to recon the other card. I might give up and get the new  BofA card instead.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #761 on: October 12, 2017, 06:48:15 AM »
Thanks everyone for telling me to HUCA, I got both my plus and premier card both approved! Thanks for all the great tips everyone. Now just to spend money at the right time to get the companion pass! :)

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« Reply #762 on: October 12, 2017, 08:54:57 AM »
I saw an email that said CA residents can get a special offer that gets a pass for 2018, for only one card application at 40k bonus.  Apparentlygo travel girl has info aboutthis on their site, if you missed out.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #763 on: October 12, 2017, 09:35:39 AM »
I saw an email that said CA residents can get a special offer that gets a pass for 2018, for only one card application at 40k bonus.  Apparentlygo travel girl has info aboutthis on their site, if you missed out.

I went to dig this up.

It was a targeted email, if you are a SW rapid rewards member, with a CA address, you might get (or have gotten) one.

Posting to save anyone else curious time: https://www.gototravelgal.com/targeted-easier-southwest-companion-pass-offer/
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #764 on: October 12, 2017, 09:50:24 AM »
Bet that California offer is at least tangentially related to Southwest is flying to Hawaii in 2018.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/southwest-airlines-hawaii-service-2018/

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #765 on: October 12, 2017, 11:31:58 AM »
Just used 75000 points and Companion pass to book round trip flight for family of 5 Christmas break. savings = about $1500

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #766 on: October 12, 2017, 08:08:47 PM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
HUCA is the motto for credit card churning. If you don't like the rep, HUCA. If you don't get the answer you want, HUCA. When I'm doubt, HUCA.

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Also at the end of the chase flowcharts because it's so common. I'm glad everything worked out for your two cards! That was a smart response with wanting to separate expenses.

I called again after getting the Plus approved to try to get the Premier approved.

They said my app was still being processed (the automated portion said 7-10 days and the human said it was still processing).

I asked if I could have it reconsidered.

She said there wasn't anything to reconsider because it was still being processed but offered to pass me along to the credit dept.

I waited 10 min on hold and talked to another girl who said it was still processing but I could call that depot tomorrow (they were already closed tonight) and she gave me this number

877.470.9042

Anyone called this number or had my experience up to this point?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #767 on: October 13, 2017, 06:05:17 AM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
HUCA is the motto for credit card churning. If you don't like the rep, HUCA. If you don't get the answer you want, HUCA. When I'm doubt, HUCA.

(Hang Up Call Again)

Also at the end of the chase flowcharts because it's so common. I'm glad everything worked out for your two cards! That was a smart response with wanting to separate expenses.

I called again after getting the Plus approved to try to get the Premier approved.

They said my app was still being processed (the automated portion said 7-10 days and the human said it was still processing).

I asked if I could have it reconsidered.

She said there wasn't anything to reconsider because it was still being processed but offered to pass me along to the credit dept.

I waited 10 min on hold and talked to another girl who said it was still processing but I could call that depot tomorrow (they were already closed tonight) and she gave me this number

877.470.9042

Anyone called this number or had my experience up to this point?
Bad answer. HUCA same human recon number. If it's still processing ask if they know how long it generally takes, then call the following day, etc. My monologue is generally, "Hello, I recently applied for XYZ card. I haven't received a response yet, is there any additional information I can provide that would help you make a decision?" Then HUCA if you don't get the answer you want as many times as you need to. The application you put in almost always is the offer you'll receive even if you're approved after offer expiration

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #768 on: October 13, 2017, 05:20:09 PM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
HUCA is the motto for credit card churning. If you don't like the rep, HUCA. If you don't get the answer you want, HUCA. When I'm doubt, HUCA.

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Also at the end of the chase flowcharts because it's so common. I'm glad everything worked out for your two cards! That was a smart response with wanting to separate expenses.

I called again after getting the Plus approved to try to get the Premier approved.

They said my app was still being processed (the automated portion said 7-10 days and the human said it was still processing).

I asked if I could have it reconsidered.

She said there wasn't anything to reconsider because it was still being processed but offered to pass me along to the credit dept.

I waited 10 min on hold and talked to another girl who said it was still processing but I could call that depot tomorrow (they were already closed tonight) and she gave me this number

877.470.9042

Anyone called this number or had my experience up to this point?
Bad answer. HUCA same human recon number. If it's still processing ask if they know how long it generally takes, then call the following day, etc. My monologue is generally, "Hello, I recently applied for XYZ card. I haven't received a response yet, is there any additional information I can provide that would help you make a decision?" Then HUCA if you don't get the answer you want as many times as you need to. The application you put in almost always is the offer you'll receive even if you're approved after offer expiration

I called the number in my post above today. One ring and they answered. She said a letter had been sent to my home asking me to call this number.

She then texted me a number I had to read to her. They were trying to prevent identity theft according to her.

She then said in 7-14 days I'd receive mail saying whether I'd been approved or not as my application was now cleared and moving on to the next department.

I told her how for the Plus card they moved some credit around from another card and could I do that for This one?  She said no

I asked if there was any other info I could prov De to help gain approval?  She said no.

Any other suggestions?  This is for the Premier. The Plus was approved.

Should I just HUCA or is there no point given where my app is now in the process?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #769 on: October 13, 2017, 05:32:55 PM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
HUCA is the motto for credit card churning. If you don't like the rep, HUCA. If you don't get the answer you want, HUCA. When I'm doubt, HUCA.

(Hang Up Call Again)

Also at the end of the chase flowcharts because it's so common. I'm glad everything worked out for your two cards! That was a smart response with wanting to separate expenses.

I called again after getting the Plus approved to try to get the Premier approved.

They said my app was still being processed (the automated portion said 7-10 days and the human said it was still processing).

I asked if I could have it reconsidered.

She said there wasn't anything to reconsider because it was still being processed but offered to pass me along to the credit dept.

I waited 10 min on hold and talked to another girl who said it was still processing but I could call that depot tomorrow (they were already closed tonight) and she gave me this number

877.470.9042

Anyone called this number or had my experience up to this point?
Bad answer. HUCA same human recon number. If it's still processing ask if they know how long it generally takes, then call the following day, etc. My monologue is generally, "Hello, I recently applied for XYZ card. I haven't received a response yet, is there any additional information I can provide that would help you make a decision?" Then HUCA if you don't get the answer you want as many times as you need to. The application you put in almost always is the offer you'll receive even if you're approved after offer expiration

I called the number in my post above today. One ring and they answered. She said a letter had been sent to my home asking me to call this number.

She then texted me a number I had to read to her. They were trying to prevent identity theft according to her.

She then said in 7-14 days I'd receive mail saying whether I'd been approved or not as my application was now cleared and moving on to the next department.

I told her how for the Plus card they moved some credit around from another card and could I do that for This one?  She said no

I asked if there was any other info I could prov De to help gain approval?  She said no.

Any other suggestions?  This is for the Premier. The Plus was approved.

Should I just HUCA or is there no point given where my app is now in the process?
HUCA HUCA HUCA!! Questions to ask:

1. I am still awaiting a decision for a card I applied for on X. Has a decision been made on this application?
2. Can I provide any information to help you make a decision?
3. If they say a decision has been mailed, what decision?
4. If denied, why? If over 5/24, you can't really do anything about it. If too much credit existing, ask if you can move it around.
5. If they are still adamant you are denied, ask for the recon line. If that's the line, then ask to escalate. Do it a few times if you need to. Explain that you have work expenses and personal expenses and you want to keep them separate, and that you love chase and want to stay loyal to their brand etc.

If all else fails, repeat. If you feel like the customer service agent is not going to cooperate, don't push it, just call back until you get a good rep. Being polite and building a little rapport over the call by being nice and making a little small talk has helped me too.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #770 on: October 13, 2017, 07:52:03 PM »
ARRGGG. Called recon again. It was denied because "too many Chase applications." Does Chase have a separate rule for their own branded cards now? I did get the CSR in March, but other than that and these two, I haven't applied for any others. And I'm at 3/24 (an AU, an AmEx, and the CSR), so it can't be 5/24.

Anyway he put it through recon and needs "another credit specialist to look at it," so I should call back tomorrow.

I went through a similar process as you - immediately got the 30 day message on both.  Called the status line and both were 2 weeks.  Then within a few hours, they went 7-10 days.

Called recon. and eventually got one approved.

Then I called recon. for the other and was told they "wanted to see how I handled the first Southwest card before granting me the other" so I was declined.

Called recon. the next day and asked again and was told I had too many recent Chase inquiries because the Plus had been approved.  I explained (white-lied?) that I wanted both cards to separate my work travel from my personal travel and that it'd be easier with two cards to get reimbursed at work.  Service rep. asked if I wanted her to initiate the recon. process, I said sure.

Basically walked down the application again to verify everything and then asked if I'd be comfortable moving some CL over from my Sapphire.  I said sure.  Approved.

I was 3/24 before attempting the double dip (so now I'm 5/24), was 0/30 on apps, and ~760 FAKO score (hard pull showed 759 credit score).

My only advice if you call today is be ready with a reason why you wanted the two cards at once - you have upcoming domestic travel, some work some personal, etc. etc. something along those lines.  Good luck!
So you put the same card through recon twice? Can I just keep asking for recon until they get tired of me and let me have it? (Half-kidding.)

Thanks for the advice about work vs. personal travel. I'll probably use that.

Yep.  The first time I was denied.  The second time I was initially denied (she didn't put it through recon, just told me it was denied because of too many recent inquiries).  Then she offered to go through the recon. process again after I told her why I wanted two.
HUCA is the motto for credit card churning. If you don't like the rep, HUCA. If you don't get the answer you want, HUCA. When I'm doubt, HUCA.

(Hang Up Call Again)

Also at the end of the chase flowcharts because it's so common. I'm glad everything worked out for your two cards! That was a smart response with wanting to separate expenses.

I called again after getting the Plus approved to try to get the Premier approved.

They said my app was still being processed (the automated portion said 7-10 days and the human said it was still processing).

I asked if I could have it reconsidered.

She said there wasn't anything to reconsider because it was still being processed but offered to pass me along to the credit dept.

I waited 10 min on hold and talked to another girl who said it was still processing but I could call that depot tomorrow (they were already closed tonight) and she gave me this number

877.470.9042

Anyone called this number or had my experience up to this point?
Bad answer. HUCA same human recon number. If it's still processing ask if they know how long it generally takes, then call the following day, etc. My monologue is generally, "Hello, I recently applied for XYZ card. I haven't received a response yet, is there any additional information I can provide that would help you make a decision?" Then HUCA if you don't get the answer you want as many times as you need to. The application you put in almost always is the offer you'll receive even if you're approved after offer expiration

I called the number in my post above today. One ring and they answered. She said a letter had been sent to my home asking me to call this number.

She then texted me a number I had to read to her. They were trying to prevent identity theft according to her.

She then said in 7-14 days I'd receive mail saying whether I'd been approved or not as my application was now cleared and moving on to the next department.

I told her how for the Plus card they moved some credit around from another card and could I do that for This one?  She said no

I asked if there was any other info I could prov De to help gain approval?  She said no.

Any other suggestions?  This is for the Premier. The Plus was approved.

Should I just HUCA or is there no point given where my app is now in the process?
HUCA HUCA HUCA!! Questions to ask:

1. I am still awaiting a decision for a card I applied for on X. Has a decision been made on this application?
2. Can I provide any information to help you make a decision?
3. If they say a decision has been mailed, what decision?
4. If denied, why? If over 5/24, you can't really do anything about it. If too much credit existing, ask if you can move it around.
5. If they are still adamant you are denied, ask for the recon line. If that's the line, then ask to escalate. Do it a few times if you need to. Explain that you have work expenses and personal expenses and you want to keep them separate, and that you love chase and want to stay loyal to their brand etc.

If all else fails, repeat. If you feel like the customer service agent is not going to cooperate, don't push it, just call back until you get a good rep. Being polite and building a little rapport over the call by being nice and making a little small talk has helped me too.

Thanks. That's essentially what h lord me get the Plus approved. I'll keep at it.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #771 on: October 14, 2017, 11:50:59 AM »
I just got off the phone with Chase and it was a rather confusing call. I wanted to see if folks here have some advice on the timing of spend and points so I have a better idea of what questions to ask when I call again.  Sorry if this is duplication from somewhere in the 15 pages of this thread.

I applied for and was approved for the card on 10/4. I received my card Thursday 10/12. I activated my account today 10/14. When I log into my account, I see my next payment due date is 11/28. The rep told me my cutoff date for the 3 month promotion would be 90 days after that, so 1/2.

Per the materials they sent with the card, "Points are earned at the close of each monthly billing cycle, based on the purchase made during that billing cycle, plus any bonus points posted during that billing cycle, but minus any returns or refunds."

So if I want to stretch the companion pass to 2 years, do I literally have to spend $2,000 in the first two days of January so that the 60,000 miles do not post at the end of the monthly billing cycle in December? This seems rather complicated to coordinate considering the fact that I have two cards (Plus and Premier) to juggle $4,000 combined spending on in two days, one of which is a holiday.

Edit: Or could I spend $1,900 on each card through now and December, and spend the final amount on each card on 1/1 to push it over $2,000, which means the 60,000 would be "earned" in January without needing to spend the entire $2,000 in two days?

Am I misunderstanding the dates and timing? Should I call back to confirm that the 1/2 date he gave me is correct, considering the fact that I didn't even receive the cards until 10/12? I'm wondering if he literally just added 90 days to my application date rather than looking into the account for me.

If anyone has a better grasp on these dates and how things are supposed to work, I'd appreciate any advice. This is my first time using this program so I want to be sure I understand all the fine print. Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 11:54:51 AM by Rubyvroom »

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #772 on: October 14, 2017, 11:59:04 AM »
Do your spending in the final cycle. When it closes in January, that's when the points post.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #773 on: October 14, 2017, 01:35:36 PM »
Send them a SM for your real date. I was in a similar timframe and I have until 1/26 to spend.  My statement dates are on the 12th, so after December 12th I'll finish the $2k and the bonus points will post in January.

You only need to spend the $2,000th dollar after your December statement.  Many people have said when they've gotten to $1,900 or so Chase prematurely posts the points, so leave yourself a little wiggle room there at the end.

You could also SM to change your statement date to earlier in the month potentially.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #774 on: October 14, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
Thank you for the replies. I did SM them to ask about the date rather than calling back. They confirmed I have until 1/27 to spend the $2,000 to earn the offer. That's more like it (and in writing!). Thanks!

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #775 on: October 15, 2017, 10:05:14 PM »
What is SM?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #776 on: October 15, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
What is SM?
Secure Message.  It is how you send a request once logged into your account to their cust service.  Like email but inside their own firewalled service.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #777 on: October 17, 2017, 08:22:10 AM »
Haha! So I didn't get the Premier card... but I realized I have 60,000 UR points leftover from the 10k CSR bonus I got earlier this year. If I transfer them to my RR account in January when my 60k RR points from the Plus signup bonus land, that should count for the 120k for the companion pass right?
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #778 on: October 17, 2017, 08:39:29 AM »
Haha! So I didn't get the Premier card... but I realized I have 60,000 UR points leftover from the 10k CSR bonus I got earlier this year. If I transfer them to my RR account in January when my 60k RR points from the Plus signup bonus land, that should count for the 120k for the companion pass right?

No.  Ultimate Rewards transfers do not count towards Companion Pass.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #779 on: October 17, 2017, 08:42:20 AM »
Haha! So I didn't get the Premier card... but I realized I have 60,000 UR points leftover from the 10k CSR bonus I got earlier this year. If I transfer them to my RR account in January when my 60k RR points from the Plus signup bonus land, that should count for the 120k for the companion pass right?

No.  Ultimate Rewards transfers do not count towards Companion Pass.


Darn. Oh well, thanks for the info.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #780 on: October 17, 2017, 08:52:38 AM »
Haha! So I didn't get the Premier card... but I realized I have 60,000 UR points leftover from the 10k CSR bonus I got earlier this year. If I transfer them to my RR account in January when my 60k RR points from the Plus signup bonus land, that should count for the 120k for the companion pass right?

No.  Ultimate Rewards transfers do not count towards Companion Pass.


Darn. Oh well, thanks for the info.

You could try for the Biz card if the 60k offer still exists in November/December time period.  $3k spend needed in 3 months.

Or you could try again for the Premier if/when it bumps up to 50k.  Did recon. line tell you anything?  Too many recent inquiries?  Not enough credit history?
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Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #781 on: October 17, 2017, 10:14:56 AM »
Haha! So I didn't get the Premier card... but I realized I have 60,000 UR points leftover from the 10k CSR bonus I got earlier this year. If I transfer them to my RR account in January when my 60k RR points from the Plus signup bonus land, that should count for the 120k for the companion pass right?

No.  Ultimate Rewards transfers do not count towards Companion Pass.


Darn. Oh well, thanks for the info.

You could try for the Biz card if the 60k offer still exists in November/December time period.  $3k spend needed in 3 months.

Or you could try again for the Premier if/when it bumps up to 50k.  Did recon. line tell you anything?  Too many recent inquiries?  Not enough credit history?


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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #782 on: October 20, 2017, 07:28:38 PM »
Why would I want 2 of these cards?  I have 1

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #783 on: October 21, 2017, 01:28:27 PM »
Why would I want 2 of these cards?  I have 1
companion pass - 2-4-1 airfare is pretty awesome.  2 cards (when the bonuses are high), is an easy way to get enough miles to get a companion pass.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #784 on: October 22, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
I was able to get the 2nd card after a couple of attempts.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #785 on: October 26, 2017, 08:49:01 AM »
Am I too late for this?  We weren't really in a position to apply for new credit cards until recently but it looks like I missed the higher signup bonus.
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« Reply #786 on: October 26, 2017, 09:10:01 AM »
Am I too late for this?  We weren't really in a position to apply for new credit cards until recently but it looks like I missed the higher signup bonus.
If you want, it looks like I have 50K40K referrals available - PM me your email and I'll send them to you.

You've got to do $10K in total spend to get the Companion Pass, but that's not that much.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #787 on: October 26, 2017, 11:00:36 AM »
Wanted to get some input.  I called to change my account closing date to the first week of the month, since my application date was 9/28.  Given I applied a bit too early (long story) getting my miles in the first week of Jan relies on going 'into overtime' by hoping they honor the 125 day promised true deadline ( spending my last $ technically after the 90 days from opening account...though getting card took a few weeks.   Technically i need 4-5 extradays. 

Does this seem like a good move?  (changing statement closing day to the 3rd or 5th of the month, so i can spend 12/30 to 1/2 and have them post early jan...I wanted to make sure the account closed and posted the miles, ideally hitting the account before my mid Jan deadline.  If the account didnt close until later in the month i feared they might hit too late for the bonus to post in time.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #788 on: October 26, 2017, 11:20:40 AM »
Wanted to get some input.  I called to change my account closing date to the first week of the month, since my application date was 9/28.  Given I applied a bit too early (long story) getting my miles in the first week of Jan relies on going 'into overtime' by hoping they honor the 125 day promised true deadline ( spending my last $ technically after the 90 days from opening account...though getting card took a few weeks.   Technically i need 4-5 extradays. 

Does this seem like a good move?  (changing statement closing day to the 3rd or 5th of the month, so i can spend 12/30 to 1/2 and have them post early jan...I wanted to make sure the account closed and posted the miles, ideally hitting the account before my mid Jan deadline.  If the account didnt close until later in the month i feared they might hit too late for the bonus to post in time.

All that matters is you spend the 2,000th dollar after your December statement.  The points will post a couple days after your January statement.  So you could spend that on December 15th and be fine because the points/miles will post in January after your Jan. statement.  I'm personally going to leave myself about $400 on each after my December statement just to be safe (some people say Chase posts the bonus early - if you're at $1,900, for example).
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #789 on: October 26, 2017, 07:16:35 PM »
1) What's the deal with trying to make sure the miles post in January?  If they post in December, do they have to be used before the end of the year?

2) Or is it that once is trying to accumulate enough points in 1 calendar year to get to companion via the two cards and therefore having them post in January allows 12 months to make that happen instead of trying to get it all crammed in in November / December if one just signed up?

3) Lastly, i haven't seen mentioned that you could buy an Amazon card (or gift card of your choice) with your SWA card to get your dollars spent.  I haven't read the fine print on the card.  Would this not work?

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #790 on: October 26, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
1) you get the companion pass for all of the year in which the mileage threshold is surpassed and all of the next year. Passing the threshold in January means you get it for effectively two years, while passing it in December means you only get it for one year and part of one month.

2) Posting the bonus miles all in January means you are either all of the way or  almost all of the way to the companion pass for that year . . which you will then have to use for nearly 2 years.

3) Yes, you can buy gift cards and earn miles that way.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #791 on: October 27, 2017, 07:05:06 AM »
^Zamboni nailed it.  The difference of triggering the bonus miles in Dec. v. Jan. is ~12 months of the Companion Pass.

My plan is to buy a Costco or Kroger gift card if we don't have enough organic spend to hit the $2k required on both.  I know there are other ways to "manufacture" spend that doesn't involve gift cards -> buy a VGC (there is a $4.95 activation fee, so if you buy it at $500, 1% back = $5 so you netted $.05 I guess) and then do some sort of money order with it.  I guess you could also sell it to a friend/family member/co-worker for $500 (or $499 to entice them? haha) to avoid fees and such on the MO.
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #792 on: October 27, 2017, 10:06:33 AM »
1) What's the deal with trying to make sure the miles post in January?  If they post in December, do they have to be used before the end of the year?

2) Or is it that once is trying to accumulate enough points in 1 calendar year to get to companion via the two cards and therefore having them post in January allows 12 months to make that happen instead of trying to get it all crammed in in November / December if one just signed up?

3) Lastly, i haven't seen mentioned that you could buy an Amazon card (or gift card of your choice) with your SWA card to get your dollars spent.  I haven't read the fine print on the card.  Would this not work?
1-2. If you earn 110k Southwest miles in a calendar year you get a companion pass which means BOGO flights. You get companion pass for the year you earned it PLUS one year. So if you earn them in December, you get the CP for 13 months. If you earn it in January, you get the CP for 23 months.

3. Buying Amazon gift cards is viable spend but then you’re tying up $4-5k in Amazon gift cards.


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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #793 on: October 27, 2017, 08:08:16 PM »
1) What's the deal with trying to make sure the miles post in January?  If they post in December, do they have to be used before the end of the year?

2) Or is it that once is trying to accumulate enough points in 1 calendar year to get to companion via the two cards and therefore having them post in January allows 12 months to make that happen instead of trying to get it all crammed in in November / December if one just signed up?

3) Lastly, i haven't seen mentioned that you could buy an Amazon card (or gift card of your choice) with your SWA card to get your dollars spent.  I haven't read the fine print on the card.  Would this not work?
1-2. If you earn 110k Southwest miles in a calendar year you get a companion pass which means BOGO flights. You get companion pass for the year you earned it PLUS one year. So if you earn them in December, you get the CP for 13 months. If you earn it in January, you get the CP for 23 months.

3. Buying Amazon gift cards is viable spend but then you’re tying up $4-5k in Amazon gift cards.

re 3, agree but if someone was desperate, at this point that's a very liquid form of currency that one could easily spend over time without having to manufacture other spending on short notice.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #794 on: October 30, 2017, 12:27:18 PM »
1) What's the deal with trying to make sure the miles post in January?  If they post in December, do they have to be used before the end of the year?

2) Or is it that once is trying to accumulate enough points in 1 calendar year to get to companion via the two cards and therefore having them post in January allows 12 months to make that happen instead of trying to get it all crammed in in November / December if one just signed up?

3) Lastly, i haven't seen mentioned that you could buy an Amazon card (or gift card of your choice) with your SWA card to get your dollars spent.  I haven't read the fine print on the card.  Would this not work?
1-2. If you earn 110k Southwest miles in a calendar year you get a companion pass which means BOGO flights. You get companion pass for the year you earned it PLUS one year. So if you earn them in December, you get the CP for 13 months. If you earn it in January, you get the CP for 23 months.

3. Buying Amazon gift cards is viable spend but then you’re tying up $4-5k in Amazon gift cards.

re 3, agree but if someone was desperate, at this point that's a very liquid form of currency that one could easily spend over time without having to manufacture other spending on short notice.
If you have 4-5k that you can tie up and pre-spend then sure. They may be better off doing VGC to MO though at that point! But yes, it’s technically spend for Amazon.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #795 on: October 30, 2017, 08:39:35 PM »
I was able to get the 2nd card after a couple of attempts.

UGH!!!!!

second card came in the mail today.  First card is a PLUS.

So what came in the mail?  Another PLUS with the exact same card number.  They moved credit around, etc so I wonder what actually happened.  will have to call tomorrow to find out.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #796 on: November 14, 2017, 05:45:48 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the current best offering is for the SW cards? I just canceled my two year old one, and intend to sign up for new ones.

I know I recently missed the 60k sign up bonuses, which sucks. Are there any 50k bonuses available right now? That would make sense for me considering we have some pretty large annual purchases coming up.

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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #797 on: November 14, 2017, 07:08:52 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the current best offering is for the SW cards? I just canceled my two year old one, and intend to sign up for new ones.

I know I recently missed the 60k sign up bonuses, which sucks. Are there any 50k bonuses available right now? That would make sense for me considering we have some pretty large annual purchases coming up.

THanks!

The two personal cards are 40k miles for $1k in spending.  The biz card is 60k miles for $3k spending.  Spending on all cards required is 3 months (roughly 115 days if you SM Chase).
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The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

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Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #798 on: November 14, 2017, 08:35:20 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the current best offering is for the SW cards? I just canceled my two year old one, and intend to sign up for new ones.

I know I recently missed the 60k sign up bonuses, which sucks. Are there any 50k bonuses available right now? That would make sense for me considering we have some pretty large annual purchases coming up.

THanks!
I have a 40k/$1k spend offer if you’re interested for the plus. Also have 60k/3k for the business Premier. It’s lower spend than usual for the plus I think but I haven’t seen any 50k+ offers around for plus since the 60k was killed. You can always SM them once you’re approved and request a match based on “an offer you had been given” and roll the dice there. Chase is usually good at matching. I got my CSR matched to an expired 100k offer.

DM me your email and I can send you the link.
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Re: Southwest 100,000 bonus points + 2 years of Companion Status badass offer
« Reply #799 on: November 14, 2017, 09:24:49 AM »
https://www.creditintro.com/credit-card/chase-southwest-airlines-premier/historical-offers/

Keep in mind the Premier has only ever dipped below 50k a few times historically.  The current 40k offer is more of an exception than the rule.

https://www.creditintro.com/credit-card/chase-southwest-airlines-plus/historical-offers/

The Plus fluctuates a bit more.
The Chase Trifecta:
Earn 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred - $4k spend in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/2MOVOLZCEJ
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom Unlimited - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/18/ENYF0FTS66
Earn a $150 bonus with Chase Freedom - only $500 spend needed in 3 months.
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/DBOP9XI9XT

Southwest Cards - Earn 40k miles for $1k spend in 3 months.
Premier -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/224/JY2BMSDZJ2
Plus -
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/223/F3ZW8H140N

Recommended Cell Service - Google's Project Fi: https://g.co/fi/r/THK0WX