Last updated: 7/15/2021

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earns: Southwest Rapid Rewards

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The only Southwest card that comes with serious perks, including four upgrades and a $75 travel credit each year. You might want to have it for the just benefits and use another card for spending—like a Chase Ultimate Rewards card—then move points to Southwest.

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Pros

  • Comes with some multiple nice Southwest perks.

Cons

  • $149 annual fee.
  • Other cards may earn points faster that can be transferred to Southwest.

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Reward Rate = 1x

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = 1.3 %

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3%

Welcome Bonus = 40,000

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = $520

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$1800

Annual Fee = $149

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$995
Welcome Bonus
40,000

Good

Bonus Rating

Good

In the top 50% of cards.

Points

After you spend $1,000 in 3 months

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Spending Rewards
2x Southwest Airlines

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excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

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Is this card right for me?

That depends on your individual spending patterns. We have a tool that figures it out for you. Learn what you could earn.

Program Name
Southwest Rapid Rewards
Gigapoints Value
1.3¢ per point
0.4¢ PER POINT
2¢+ PER POINT
Other Card Information

Earn 2x points on Rapid Rewards(R) hotel and car rental partner purchases. Plus, earn 3X points on dining, including takeout and eligible delivery services, for the first year.

Annual Fee
  • $149
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Additional perks of owning this card

7,500 anniversary points each year

Receive 7,500 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.

$75 Southwest annual travel credit

A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Card is used for Southwest Airlines® purchases (excluding Upgraded Boardings and inflight purchases), up to an anniversary year maximum accumulation of $75.

Four Upgraded Boardings per year when available

Each anniversary year you will be reimbursed for the purchase of up to 4 Upgraded Boardings which are positions A1-A15.

Inflight Discounts

20% back on inflight drinks and WiFi.

The Fine Print

PURCHASES APR 15.99% to 22.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER APR 15.99% to 22.99%
BALANCE TRANSFER FEE Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
CASH ADVANCE APR 24.99%
CASH ADVANCE FEE Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.
FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE 0%