Great limited time offers (80K & 75K)

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Right now, there are a few great offers you might be interested in entertaining. All of these are limited time offers with one expiring very soon on June 1.

Below, I’ll give you some insight into these offers and provide some tips for deciding on whether or not these cards are for you at the moment.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is allowing you to earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This offer is set to expire on June 1 at the end of the day.

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If you are new to credit card rewards chances are you should be well under 5/24 which means that you have not opened up five accounts in the past 24 months (that report to your personal credit report).

When you are under 5/24 in the vast majority of cases you should pursue Chase credit cards first to optimize your earnings with them. Otherwise, you might end up ineligible for the best Chase cards (which also happen to be some of the best overall travel cards).

Because the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has an elevated bonus of 80,000 bonus points right now this would be a perfect time to jump on it.

The Sapphire Preferred earns flexible Ultimate Rewards which can be transferred out to various travel partners at a 1:1 ratio.

These partners include the following.

Airlines:

  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air France-KLM Flying Blue
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Iberia Plus
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • United MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Hotels: 

  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • World of Hyatt

And when it comes to bonus points you can earn the following:

  • 5X on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal
  • 3X on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs)
  • 2X on all other travel purchases
  • 1X on all other purchases

Be mindful of the Sapphire eligibility rules which could exclude you if you received a bonus in the last 48 months for a Sapphire card.

You can always use the eligibility checker in WalletFlo to verify your eligibility before applying.

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Southwest credit cards Limited-time offers

The Southwest credit cards offered by Chase just got elevated bonuses. Here’s a look at the highlights of each card and their new bonuses.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months.

  • 3,000 bonus points on each anniversary
  • 2 EarlyBird Check-In each year.
  • $69 annual fee

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months.

  • 6,000 bonus points on each anniversary
  • 2 EarlyBird Check-In each year.
  • $99 annual fee

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months.

  • 7,500 bonus points on each cardholder anniversary
  • 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available
  • $75 Southwest travel credit each year
  • $149 annual fee

These 75,000 point bonuses are some of the best offers you’ll see for these cards. Spending $5,000 in three months is a little bit high but still doable for a lot of people.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card is my pick because we almost always upgrade our boarding passes to Business Select in order to take advantage of better seating. It’s also incredibly easy to justify the annual fee when you utilize the $75 credit and the 7,500 anniversary points.

You cannot get more than one personal Southwest card but if you picked up a personal card AND a business card, you could earn enough points (125,000) for the Southwest Companion Pass.

For example, the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card is offering 60,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

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Together with a personal card that would net you over 135,000 points when you meet the minimum spend.

The Southwest Companion Pass is a pass that allows a companion to fly for free with you on Southwest flights for up to two calendar years — it’s generally considered one of the most valuable travel perks available.

With one person flying free (only responsible for fees) those 135,000 points could take you really far.

Earning the pass now would allow you to take advantage of that pass for nearly one and a half years.

But if you wanted to try to optimize for the full two years you would be better off waiting until the end of the year to pursue the Companion Pass.

Remember, you can always use the eligibility checker in WalletFlo to verify your eligibility before applying.

Final word

These are some great offers and you’ll definitely want to think about applying for these if you fall into certain groups.

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