Southwest Plus Credit Card Calculator

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Get a review of the Southwest Plus Card, calculate how many Southwest Points you can earn based on your spend, and compare results side-by-side top cards.


The Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card is the lowest card in the rank of available Southwest co-branded credit cards. It's a watered down version of the Premier Card that earns a smaller amount of bonus points and does not have the ability to earn Tier Qualifying Points. It's great for anyone that fly Southwest occasionally and still want to build a few Rapid Rewards Points and enjoy the perk of two free checked bags. It's definitely still a very useful card that has just as much potential as the Southwest Premier Card.

Bonus Categories

The Southwest Plus Credit Card features the same three bonus categories that all of their cards have which is Southwest Airlines and Southwest hotel & car rental partner spend. There is no limit to the amount of bonus Southwest Points you can earn with this card and no limit to the amount of Southwest Points you can earn with the point overall.

Do note that the Southwest Plus, Southwest Premier, and Southwest Priority credit cards have the same earning structure.

Perks & Benefits

The only benefit of the Southwest Plus card is the annual points you'll be given each year and the usualy great benefits that comes with Chase credit cards.

  • 3,000 Anniversary Points Annually
  • Travel & Purchase Coverage
    • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Extended Warranty Protection
    • Purchase Protection

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The Southwest Plus Credit Card sign up bonus is 40,000 Rapid Rewards Points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. This is easily enough for a one-way trip and can also be enough for a round-trip depending on the origin and destination.

The standard sign up bonus is the same across the Southwest Plus, Premier, and Priority Cards.

Fees

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the Southwest Plus Credit Card is $69. This is lower than most co-branded cards, but not be useful to hardcore Southwest fliers due to the lack of benefits and perks it offers.

The annual bonus of 3,000 points should make up for a chunk of the annual fee the card does have. This card is for those who just want the ability to earn double Southwest Points on Southwest purchases.

Authorized User Fee

The Southwest Plus Credit Card has an authorized user fee of $0. If you're looking to build your Southwest Rapid Rewards Points, I recommend adding friends and family as authorized users so that you can reach award travel faster.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The foreign transaction fee for the Southwest Plus Card is 3% meaning you will be penalized for any international purchases ran across the card. The Southwest Premier and Southwest Priority cards do not have a foreign transaction fee. Even with that being said, none of the Southwest Cards are that great for international spend. If you're looking to earning Southwest Points internationally, I recommend considering the Ultimate Rewards Program which is a transfer partner of Southwest.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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