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This thread is dedicated to Q&A about the Chase RR Visa signup bonus offers.

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50K Plus offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year.

40K Plus offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $69 annual fee, not waived the first year.

50K personal Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

60K Business Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

50K Business Premier offer. $2,000 spend in three months. $99 annual fee, not waived the first year.

Live links to the 50K Personal Premier offer:
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2rtfosam1 (Current redirect target of www.southwest.com/inflight)

Live Link to the 60K Business offer:
Business card landing page still available 1/14/17

Live Link to the 50K Business offer:
Business card landing page still available 1/26/16

There is a targeted offer of 50K & $100 credit:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/24575935-post2302.html

Frequently Asked Questions about Rapid Rewards Visa

1. What are the different card types?
non-business Plus, non-business Premier, business Plus, and business Premier.
Premier cards have a higher annual fee but give 6000 anniversary bonus points vs. 3000 points for the Plus cards. It is generally agreed that you will get the bonus for a new account if you have not had that particular type of RR Visa card before, but Chase appears to be in the process of changing their policies (see below).

Note that prior to RR-2.0, the two types of RR Visa cards were "Classic" ($29 to $39 annual fee) and "Signature" ($59 to $69 annual fee). Plus and Premier are new products for purposes of the (soon to be retired?) "One bonus per product" rule.

2. Is there a zero annual fee version?
No.

3. Can I "churn" these cards? How often can I reapply for the same type card and get the signup bonus?
The official rule has recently changed more than once. Closely check the T&C of your offer as different rules may apply to concurrently available offers. The Inflight offer linked above states:
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This bonus offer is available to you as long as you have not received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the past twenty four months.
Referral offers have been seen with a limit of one individual and one business bonus per lifetime (although T&C read by the CSR taking the application differed from those printed on the referral offer).

Actual results sometimes differ from the official rule. People have reported receiving the bonus a second time on the same card type at various intervals even when the bonus was officially once per lifefime per product. Please post your results here.

As of mid-May 2015 Chase has cracked down on applicants who appear to have much less than average attachment to their cards. Specifically, more than 5 applications within the past 24 months is the approximate cutoff: Chase crackdown on churners: Please report your RR Visa approvals/denials here

4. Can I cancel the card and still collect the anniversary bonus?
Yes. Reasonable people disagree on whether this crosses the line of exploiting the card issuer. The anniversary bonus is described a reward for having been a cardmember for the past year, not as a reward for paying the next year's annual fee. Based on that description, the bonus has been earned even if you then cancel the card. As a practical matter, there is a window of only a couple weeks to accomplish this. The bonus points will post on the billing date of the statement containing your new annual fee, which will have posted earlier in the billing cycle. You have 30 days from posting of the annual fee to cancel the card and have the new fee refunded.

5. Does the annual fee count toward the spending threshold for the signup bonus?
No.

6. When will my signup bonus post to my Rapid Rewards account?
If you have met the spending threshold at least several days before your statement date, the bonus will normally post 2 days after your statement date, not when you actually spent the money! Cutting the timing or the spending amount too closely is not advisable. Mistakes can happen.

7. My statement shows sufficient purchases to meet the spending threshold. Why didn't I receive the bonus?
This can happen if you met the spending threshold just a few days before the statement date. It appears that accounts are flagged for meeting the spending threshold independently of the statement generation process and less frequently than daily.

8. How can I determine my statement date?
You should call Chase (phone number on back of card) to check your next statement date. Credit card companies are now required to have payments due on the same numerical day of each month, which means closing dates vary throughout the year. (Before reforms enacted after the financial crisis, RR Visa cards had constant closing dates rather than constant due dates.) The closing date should remain within the same small range unless you request a change of your payment due date. When you request a change, Chase normally can delay your next statement but cannot accelerate it. If you are unwisely taking the risk of cutting your timing too close, you should call Chase more than once to confirm your next statement date.

9. I accidentally crossed the spending threshold in December rather than January. Can I return a large purchase to bring my spending back below the threshold?
Unlikely. It appears that the sweep to check spending threshold does not un-flag an account previously flagged as meeting the threshold. It's not even clear whether the sweep counts returns at all. If you realize the error before the statement closes and you have a payment due date change available, you might be able to push the December closing date into January.

10. Can I apply for a credit card in my wife's name but my Rapid Rewards number, so that the points funnel into my account?
People have tried this. Some have succeeded. Others have reported that Chase closed the account and posted no Rapid Rewards points. Do you feel lucky? Programs can become very aggressive when they suspect members of defrauding the program by using non-matching names. When you game the system you are only on solid ground if you follow the rules to the letter. Breaking the rules means that the program can penalize you if they want to, and believe me: They want to.

11. Can I scam this system in any other way? I just had a clever idea.
There is nothing new under the sun here on FlyerTalk. If it relates to established program rules and it isn't discussed here you can be confident your idea will not work.
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Old Jan 29, 13, 2:54 pm   #1
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Discussion of Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 Rapid Reward points offers -- NO REFERRALS!

EDITED JUNE 15 TO ADD NEW LINKS:

All four versions of the 50K offer are showing up on SW website now:

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Card:
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/2ffhero
($99 annual fee)


Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card:
https://creditcards.chase.com/600027...thwest/2ffhero
($69 annual fee)


Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Card:
https://creditcards.chase.com/600027...thwest/2ffhero
($99 annual fee)

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Business Card:
https://creditcards.chase.com/600027...thwest/2ffhero
($69 annual fee)



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I just saw on another board that the 50K offer is back alive.

Link for Plus Card:
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/radio
-or-
Call 1-877-279-9996

Details:
Get 50,000 RR Points after you spend $2,000 in 3 months. $69 Annual Fee.


"Apply for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Card, and we'll get you started with 50,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months from account opening.2 That's over $800 in Wanna Get Away?® Fares that can be redeemed for 2 ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS!
Plus, you'll continue to earn points towards more flights with every purchase. All for a $69 annual fee.†"




The Premier Card 50K SW Visa is still alive, too. Here's a link for it:

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWe...ID=&PROMO=DF01

Quote:
"2 ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS after you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months of opening your account

6,000 Bonus Points every year after your Cardmember Anniversary - that's enough for a $100 Wanna Get Away?® Fare

Up to 15,000 bonus points with eligible balance transfers

No Foreign Transaction Fees"


Here's a link for the Business 50K Visa:

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWe...DF01&SPID=F2NT


The Premier card has a $99 annual fee, the Plus Card has a $69 annual fee and the Business Plus Card has a $69 annual fee.

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Old Jan 29, 13, 6:09 pm   #2
  
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Never went away - for the past several months, anyway.
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Old Jan 29, 13, 8:39 pm   #3
  
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Is there a 50,000 point offer for the Premiere card as well?
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Old Jan 29, 13, 8:45 pm   #4
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Only the public Premier card 50k went away. Targeted Premier card 50k offers continue.
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Old Feb 2, 13, 6:00 pm   #5
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Only the public Premier card 50k went away. Targeted Premier card 50k offers continue.
Chase is pretty good about matching if you just SM them once you get the card, though.

Edit: Just spoke to Chase, and it's company policy to match by request within, I believe she said, 45 days. So pretty much if you ask, and it's a valid bonus, they'll do it.

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Old Feb 2, 13, 8:22 pm   #6
  
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Can you get both cards. Reg and premier
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Old Feb 2, 13, 9:23 pm   #7
  
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Got an email with the 50k offer $1k spent
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Old Feb 3, 13, 1:26 pm   #8
  
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Chase SWA card in early '11- can I get current 50k signup bonus?

I am interested in combining the 2 chase 50k offers (per+biz) to work towards CP. Before I apply, I was wondering if a chase personal SWA card opened early '11/ closed late '11 that had a signup bonus of 2 RT in the old RR program would disqualify me from receiving the 50k bonus currently offered on the personal card?
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Got an email with the 50k offer $1k spent
Care to share the link?
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Almost there...

I must have miscalculated something...

Any suggestions out there on how I can pick up a measly 25 miles the fastest/cheapest way? My statement just closed/points posted and I'm that much short of my companion pass. Looking to book some flights shortly.
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I must have miscalculated something...

Any suggestions out there on how I can pick up a measly 25 miles the fastest/cheapest way? My statement just closed/points posted and I'm that much short of my companion pass. Looking to book some flights shortly.
Call SW & I bet they will give it to you.
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I must have miscalculated something...

Any suggestions out there on how I can pick up a measly 25 miles the fastest/cheapest way? My statement just closed/points posted and I'm that much short of my companion pass. Looking to book some flights shortly.
Send some flowers through Teleflora. Only took a few days last year for them to post.
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Call SW & I bet they will give it to you.
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Send some flowers through Teleflora. Only took a few days last year for them to post.
Thank you both. I am a bit hesitant to call (#1 rule of FT, right ) in case they dig into how I've earned the pass. I think Mrs. Ops5 has some flowers in her future!
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Chase is pretty good about matching if you just SM them once you get the card, though.

Edit: Just spoke to Chase, and it's company policy to match by request within, I believe she said, 45 days. So pretty much if you ask, and it's a valid bonus, they'll do it.
Any idea if they'll match across card types? I signed up for the 25K Premier card about 2 weeks ago, and called this morning to ask about getting the 50K on my premier account, even though the link above is for the Plus account. She said they'd submit a request to Marketing and they'd respond with a letter in 8 to 15 days. Just curious if I should anticipate this being approved or not.

Alternately, does anybody know if i could get the Plus card bonus even though I'm already a Premier card holder?
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Any idea if they'll match across card types? I signed up for the 25K Premier card about 2 weeks ago, and called this morning to ask about getting the 50K on my premier account, even though the link above is for the Plus account. She said they'd submit a request to Marketing and they'd respond with a letter in 8 to 15 days. Just curious if I should anticipate this being approved or not.

Alternately, does anybody know if i could get the Plus card bonus even though I'm already a Premier card holder?
I would have left the bit out about the link being for the plus, and just said you saw a better offer for the 50k on the premiere card we know is a targeted offer. The 50k UA miles I got with Chase UA MP Explorer was targeted (public was 30k), and they matched it. My first statement just closed, and it shows 50k miles, still waiting for them to post to my MP account, though.
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