dealssouthwest 50,000 mile deal is back. for $0.00…

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If you're wondering how many points it takes for a free flight, see this link.

http://www.southwest.com/rapidrewards/how-to-redeem?ss=0&disc=0%3A36%3A1350605070.431000%3A7693%40E6D7626E970EB26802C530B6CAC80D8523A73CE1

In short, it depends on how much the ticket costs. But there's no blackout dates/flights of any kind and the points never expire (provided you don't go 24 months without activity of any kind). A $300 coach flight is going to cost 18,000 to 30,000 points. The 50,000 points offered here could potentially get you a lot of free travel.

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$69 annual fee is a killer for me.

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I got this card and the 50,000 points last year. With the points I got:
2 one way flights Boston - Chicago
2 round trip flights Chicago - Orlando
1 round trip flight Chicago - Denver.

I'd say that's a pretty good value for the $69 spent.

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@trhattan: Am I missing something, or did I just read you have to spend $2000 to get the 50,000 points? So you spent $2069 to get those "freebies"? uh....ok.

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@willamazonkillwoot: In theory you're spending that on stuff you need / want anyway. I.E. Pay for your food, gas, and that new TV you were about to buy anyway with the card and voila $2000 spent, 50000 points earned. This assumes you still pay off the balance right away of course.

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If you are already going to spend it then its not any different.. a couple months rent or mortgage.. groceries gas car insurance/payment.. pretty easy to do.. If you won't spend that much then don't get this.. I believe those are BONUS 50k.. so you get the points you would earn with the $2000 spent and then these

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If you use the card to spend $2000 within the months specified to buy things, you qualify to get the 50,000 miles bonus. Most airline Visa cards offer the free miles. 50,000 is a lot. AA offered 45,000 once before it filed for bankrupcy.

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The lowest example fare was 60 points per doller. 50000 points yields $883, and at best a potential 40% "savings". I guess if you have to travel $2000 worth in 3 months, this is a good deal.

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United has 30,000 if you spend 1000 bucks in the first 3 months. They sent me a special offer since I have good credit I guess. 50,000 miles if I spent 1000 in the first 3 months. It's 95/yearly. All the cash I usually spend I just diverted to the card. I feel like lots of people definitely spend 333 a month on gas and groceries.

I don't care about the annual fee. Look at this fact. My wife and I are flying home from S. Korea to move back to America. The mileage cost is 32,500 each, 65,000 miles total for 2 people. The cost with money is 2800 bucks for 2 one ways. That's makes my miles worth about 2200 bucks...that I get for 95 bucks a year.

It just varies by your situation.

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If you use a credit card a lot, travel a lot, and pay your balance off each month, this (like a lot of travel cards) can be a great deal. Doing it right means that you're flying free (or nearly so with the various "security fees" - don't get me started) and paying a (relative) pittance in return. The bonus miles just sweetens the pot.

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@willamazonkillwoot: You don't have to spend $2000 on travel. As @laburns161 stated, you can spend $2000 on whatever you would have purchased with another credit card to be eligible for the bonus.

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Wow there are some not so smart people in the world. It is a good deal if you are smart. Think twice.

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Just throwing this out there... there are some sites out there where you can use a credit card to buy coins at face value. Buy $2000 worth of coins, gets you your 50,000 points, deposit coins into bank account and pay off the credit card. Voila.

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@ashah1111: I think the banks/airlines caught on to this a couple years back and stopped allowing people to buy currency on credit. I remember reading an article where this couple pretty much traveled around the country for a year or two for free

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@kylebechtold: How do you put your mortgage on a credit card?

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Ok, I see why all the smug smirks and mouthiness, it's a VISA CARD. I thought it was just some sort of "membership card" with SouthWest. I asked if I missed something. So that is what all the roundabout 'plaining was about.

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does anyone know when this expires? didnt see a date on the website

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Nice deal... but the bast*rds said "approval pending". Oh well, so much for good credit.

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Can you cancel the card as soon as you've spent and paid off the $2k?

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That's one of the best deals I've seen with mileage. Based on the published rates, I should be able to take my whole family on vacation for free with the points from this deal. The only problem is that Southwest pulled out of my local airport and the points expire if you don't add points or use them within 24 months.

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Sounds 2 good 2 b true... Sure this isn't a phishing scam. Sure the site is real?

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is the fee waived for the first year?

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I think this deal is bogus can anyone get to the site?

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@riversu: I signed up a few days ago and called to confirm with Chase. It IS a real promotion. They just don't have it in their system if you ask them about it before you sign up. But after you sign up, it comes up in their system with the 50K bonus points offer. The link may be dead because the offer is expired, but I'm not sure about that.