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Old 11-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Judyat View Post
Points are available after first purchase. They also add annual fee to first bill so you have it for a year so I wouldn't recommend canceling after first purchase since you'll pay annual fee up front. I love southwest and did this deal for $99 annual fee which they give you that amount in points annually so fee basically pays for $99 of points yearly.
They say the points are available after 1st purchase but they really aren't available to use until you get your first bill so it can be up to a month after you make your first purchase before you can use your points. Just did this for 50,000 but I paid the $99 fee. Still was totally worth it!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:07 AM   #17
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Yes, my 50,000 points dropped into my account on my first billing cycle so it was about a month from when I got the card. You also get hit with the annual fee on that first bill. So booking for early December probably won't be worth it.

It does seem like too good to be true, but it really is a GREAT card. One of the best rewards cards I have seen. You can also redeem your points for gift cards as well. For instance right now you can get a $50 Amazon gift card for 4,000 points. So you could basically get $600 worth of Amazon cards just for signing up for the card and paying the $69 fee. So much better than the $100 or $200 offers you see on other cards. There are lots of gift cards to choose from too, most of the big box stores.

I still see the 50,000 points/$69 offer on their webpage.

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I wish Canadians could qualify for this!!! What a great offer!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #19
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Does the first purchase have to be airline tickets?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:46 AM   #20
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My husband and I are each in for one. THANKS for the great info!!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by allaboutaprincess View Post
Does the first purchase have to be airline tickets?
Nope, anything.

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #22
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We were approved 15 days ago and still haven't received the card in the mail yet. I wonder what's taking so long?
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When we came back from Disney on Southwest a few weeks ago, they were really pushing the credit card from a stand near the terminal. My DH was super tempted but I NEVER like to sign up with people and write things down. So I'm glad I waited because it is just a little less now (at $69) and it was really easy. I JUST signed up and since I'm already a Chase member through Disney, they pre-populated almost the entire application and I was approved on the spot. A little too easy but I pay off my credit cards every month and just use them for points, cash back, and other benefits. Thanks for posting - I can't wait to see those 50k points in my account!
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:20 PM   #25
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Has anyone who already had the $99 one do the $69 one?
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:29 PM   #26
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Is there any way I can use the points for airfare I already purchased? We are flying to CA in March on SW and I paid with my MC.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:33 PM   #28
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Ok. I really don't need another credit card but you guys talked me into it. I applied and was approved. I will be flying to Chicago in the Spring so it will be nice to have a "free" flight!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #29
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I can find the 2 free flights but I can't find the 50,000 points does anybody had a link.

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:42 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by zurgswife View Post
I can find the 2 free flights but I can't find the 50,000 points does anybody had a link.
It's actually the same offer. Look here:


Look at the paragraph under the header for "2 FREE FLIGHTS!" and you'll see.

Now, I really don't need another credit card, seeing as I just got my Chase Freedom card not too long ago, I have a Capitol One card that I never use anymore, and a Sears Mastercard I've yet to activate. (I might even have a New York & Company card, but again, I never activated it because honestly, I got it just for the promotion they had. It was like, $20 off every $50 you spend if you use the card. I was too tempted lol)

I really REALLY want this card, because it'd make my goal for having enough money for Christmas at Disney 2012 that much closer. I'm just worried I have too many cards. I mean, I can balance spending with them, and I know I won't go overboard because of the fact that I have so many (and I'm responsible with spending), but just for credit reasons, I'm nervous. I need a second opinion before I jump into this.

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