The Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa has a new offer: Get 2 free round trip flights after your first purchase. As is standard for the card, you’ll earn 2 Reward Dollars on Southwest-related purchases and 1 Reward Dollar on purchases everywhere else. Do note that the $59 annual fee is not waived for the first year under this promo.
There are also some restrictions on the 2 free plane tickets, per FW:
You get two vouchers good for anywhere, under the basic program with blackout days and limited availability. Or you can combine them and use them for a premium ticket good whenever there are seats available. They are good for 1 year from when they are mailed, but can be extended within a year of expiration for a year for $50; which stretches it to 3 years.
2011 BLACKOUT DATES
March 13, 20, 25, 27
November 23, 26, 27, 28
December 23, 26, 30
The 2 free roundtrip ticket offer has expired.
It’s important to note that there is an older, alternative Southwest deal that may be more attractive: Get 1 free flight plus $500 in Southwest gift cards. The older deal also has the annual fee waived for the first year, but requires $5,000 in spending to receive the $500 in gift cards. Depending upon your spending habits, the older deal may be more valuable.
Want to keep up with the latest credit card deals?
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card: One Flight Ticket + $500 in SWA Gift Cards - June 29, 2010
- Save 15% off Southwest Airlines Fares with your Visa Signature Card - January 20, 2011
- Southwest Airlines Credit Card – 2 Bonus Flights is Back - October 17, 2011