- 40K Reward Points With $69 Signup and $1,000 Spent
We rarely post deals for credit cards.
Some deals are nice, for some people, but need to be chosen wisely since each credit card application will impact your credit.
However, if you fly Southwest Airlines, this is a hot deal worth mentioning.
You can get up to 6 round-trip flights, which is a hot deal!
Sign up for a Visa Card through Southwest.com and pay a $69 annual fee.
During signup, link your Southwest Rewards number to the card.
When the card arrives in the mail, spend at least $1,000 within the first 3 months.
Southwest will credit 40,000 points to your rewards account.
If you manage to spend at least $12,000 on the card within your first year, they will give you an additional 20,000 points (60,000 points total).
40,000 points can be worth up to 6 round-trip tickets, depending on the price of the airfare.
For example round-trip flights between these cities:
Oakland, CA and Long Beach, CA costs around 6,500 points, so 40,000 points would give 6 round-trip flights between those cities.
Austin, TX and Fort Lauderdale, FL can cost around 8,500 points, so 40,000 points would give 4 round-trip flights between those cities.
Chicago, IL and Denver, CO can cost around 10,000 points, so 40,000 points would give 4 round-trip tickets between those cities.
New York City and West Palm Beach, FL can cost around 12,000 points, so 40,000 points would give 3 round-trip tickets between those cities.
- $150 Southwest Airlines Gift Card for $135
Southwest is one of our favorite airlines in the US.
This deal effectively gives $15 off of your next Southwest flight, and never expires until used.
Pay $135 to get a Southwest Airlines gift card with $150 value.
Keep the gift card code in a safe place, use when you're ready.
Apply the gift card when buying airline tickets on Southwest.com, which applies credit, then apply a credit card to pay for any remaining balance.
Here is our advice for finding Southwest deals when planning a trip:
Click one-way or roundtrip, and departing/arriving cities.
Then, you can see a matrix of all prices throughout the month.
This can help spot sale fares available on certain days.
Also keep in mind, to find the best deal, you can always fly one direction on Southwest (a one-way ticket), and another airline for the other direction.
Use Flights.Google.com to compare with other airlines' prices, and be sure to compare one-way fares for both the destination and return flights.
When comparing prices, remember that bags fly free on Southwest (including checked & carry-on bags), while most other US airlines charge $15 to $60 fee per bag plus other fees for families who want to reserve seats together.