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To earn CP status, it takes 110,000 points to be earned in a calendar year. Points are most typically earned by flying… and that is a lot of flying, which means a lot of money, so how is it so attainable?
Well, surprise surprise, this is where credit cards come in. Southwest has 4 branded credit cards, and the sign-up bonus on these cards range from 40,000 to 60,000 depending on the current offer.
How’s this work?
Sign-up bonuses are triggered after an established “minimum spend” has been hit on a card. Most verbiage sounds something like this: “Spend 1,000 in the first 90 days of having the card and you’ll get an extra 40,000 points”. Now the key thing about this sign-up bonus is that it counts towards the 110,000 points needed to get the Companion Pass!…