Southwest Premier Card

Review & Southwest Points Calculator

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card is an ideal choice for anyone wishing to take advantage of the many perks offered by Southwest Airlines. Benefits include the ability to accrue Tier Qualifying Miles with purchases, anniversary points, and discounts on in-flight items.

Intro Bonus: 60,000 Points

Rewards Rates

Earn 3X points on Southwest® purchases.
Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.
Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.
Earn 1X points on all other purchases.

Current Intro Bonus

Earn 60,000 bonus points plus a 30% off promo code after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Key Cardholder Benefits

  • For every $10,000 you spend on your Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card during the calendar year, you'll receive 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs) towards A-List status. There's no limit on how many TQPs you can earn.
  • Every year after your card anniversary, you'll receive 6,000 anniversary points just for being a Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card holder.
  • As a Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card holder, you'll receive 2 EarlyBird Check-In per year. This grants automatic check-in, a better boarding position, and earlier access to overhand bins.
  • When you use your Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card to pay for in-flight purchases on Southwest-operated flights, you'll receive 25% back in the form of a statement credit.

Rewards Value

The Point Calculator values Southwest Points at 1.3 cents each on average when redeemed for award flights. This means that 10,000 Southwest points is equal to about $130 in flight value.

Redemption Options Redemption Value (in cents)
Southwest Flights 1.3
$50+ Gift Cards 0.531
Hotels 0.52
Car Rentals 0.25

Annual Fees

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card has an annual fee of $99.

Southwest Points Calculator

Calculate how many Rapid Rewards Points you can earn with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card based on spend and the cash value of those miles. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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Other Ways To Earn

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is a direct transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards along with several hotel loyalty programs. This opens several additional ways you can add Southwest points to your account.

Here's the full list of partners that allow you to transfer points to Southwest:


Earning Rate Comparison

There are several partner credit cards that you can use to earn Southwest points thanks to transfer partners. Check out the table below to see how the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card earning rates per $1 spent stacks up against Southwest and other partner credit cards.

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