Old Jul 19, 18, 11:39 am
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colvin84
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
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Originally Posted by tjh8402 View Post
So if I spend $75 a year on Southwest tickets and buy 4 upgraded boardings at the gate every year, that plus the anniversary points means the card more than pays for itself? I just got the sign-up bonus on the RR card back in March, so it would be two years before I would be eligible to get a sign up bonus on this card. However, with my flying pattern, it seems like this would be a worthwhile upgrade to look into, am I correct?
Absolutely. I would call in and see if they will let you upgrade (or you can wait until eligible). 7500 annual RR points is worth $127.50 (valued at 1.7c per point) + 75$ credit + 4 upgraded boarding. Card more than pays for itself. I was offered 5k RR to upgrade and initiated the request.

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