Last updated: 6/14/2021

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business

Earns: Southwest Rapid Rewards

GigaTake:

This card offers some nice perks for regular Southwest customers: effective free WiFi, four early boardings and 9,000 bonus points can certainly help offset the annual fee.

This card is best for:

  • Online Advertising
  • Internet
  • Cable

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Here’s how much you would earn with this card

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Pros

  • Full of perks that can really add up for regular Southwest fliers.
  • 2x points on some common business categories.

Cons

  • $199 annual fee.
  • Other cards may earn points faster.

See how the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business compares to other credit cards

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Reward Rate = 2x

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = 2.6 %

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Reward Rate = 2x

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = 2.6 %

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5%

Reward Rate = 2x

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = 2.6 %

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Reward Rate = 1x

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = 1.3 %

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Welcome Bonus = 70,000

Value = 1.3 cents per point
Effective Value = $910

$0
$1800

Annual Fee = $199

$0
$995
Welcome Bonus
70,000

Excellent

Bonus Rating

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

Points

After you spend $5,000 in 3 months

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Spending Rewards
2x Online Advertising

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

2x Internet

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

2x Cable

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

2x Phone

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

3x Southwest Airlines

Excellent

excellent

Excellent

In the top 15% of cards.

1x All Other

OK

OK

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 an additional 30,000 points after you spend $25,000 total on purchases within 6 months of account opening.

Annual Fee
  • $199
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Additional perks of owning this card

9,000 Bonus Points

Receive 9,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.

Four Upgraded Boardings per year when available

Enjoy complimentary cardmember seat upgrades, when available, up to four times a year.

Inflight WiFi Credits

Up to 365 credits per year.

Global Entry or TSA Pre✔® Fee Credit

Receive reimbursement in the form of statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® every four years.

The Fine Print

PURCHASES APR 15.99% – 22.99%
CASH ADVANCE APR 24.99% Variable
CASH ADVANCE FEE Either $15 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater.
FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE 0%