How to Transfer Chase Points to Southwest
Chase offers several different rewards credit cards, including Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus, and others. If you're wondering how to , the good news is that it's fairly easy. Since Chase and Southwest are partners, they allow a one-to-one transfer ratio, ensuring you can use the full power of your Chase points on Southwest.
With so many other options for redeeming your points, you'll want to make sure it's worth your time and effort to transfer your Chase points (or your United, American Airlines, Southwest, Marriott, Hilton, and other points) to another card. Are you sure it's not better to just redeem your Chase points for travel? Should you keep accumulating for a better award? Is travel the best use of your points or miles, or should you sell them for cash?
Be ready to put in a little time and effort to determine the best use of your points or miles—or you can simplify the process by using DoNotPay. We make it easier to manage your balance, compare your options, and get the best value for your points, whether you want to sell your Delta miles or your United miles, use your points to go shopping, or trade your points for travel rewards.
How to Earn Chase Points
Each Chase credit card has its own procedures for earning points and cashback. Some cards let you accumulate points more quickly on certain purchases like travel, but each has different fees and rules associated with it. Here are some important points to note when looking at cards:
|Earn cash back on purchases:||Chase Freedom cards (Unlimited, Flex, and Student)|
|Earn points on purchases:||The Chase Sapphire cards (Preferred and Reserve) give you points for purchases, which can be transferred to an airline partner like Southwest, redeemed for travel or gift cards, or exchanged for cash.|
Paying for flights, hotels, and rental cars through Chase Ultimate Rewards is generally worth the most points, but you'll also get points for dining and other purchases. Take a close look at your card and its particular terms to learn more about how to .
How to Transfer Chase Points to Southwest
Southwest is one of Chase's travel partners (you can also transfer Chase points to United, Marriott, and others), so they offer a one-to-one transfer ratio. That means your 1,000 Chase points are still worth 1,000 when you transfer them to Southwest.
There are three Chase credit cards that allow you to transfer points to a travel partner:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Ink Business Preferred
In addition to one of those cards, you'll also need a Southwest Rapid Rewards account. The transfer minimum is 1,000 points, and you have to transfer them in 1,000-point increments (2,000 points is fine; 2,103 won't be allowed). Here's how to do it:
- Log into your Chase Ultimate Rewards.
- Go to the "Earn/Use" dropdown menu and choose "Transfer to Travel Partners."
- Under "Airlines," choose "Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards" and pick "Transfer Points."
- Enter the Rapid Rewards account number you'd like to transfer your points to.
- Enter the number of points you're transferring.
- Submit. Your points will be available in your Rapid Rewards account.
Here is some more information on Chase partners, including Southwest:
|Transfer Partners||Ratio||Transfer Increment||Timing|
|Aer Lingus AerClub||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|Air France-KLM Flying Blue||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|British Airways Executive Club||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||1:1||1,000||About Two Business Days|
|Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|IHG Rewards Club||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
|Marriott Bonvoy||1:1||1,000||About One Business Day|
|World of Hyatt||1:1||1,000||Immediate|
You can use your Chase points for travel rewards and many other things without transferring them to Southwest, so you should compare the Southwest flight reward to what you can get with your points via Chase. It may be worth it if you know which Southwest flight you want to take and you don't have quite enough points to make the purchase, but it's important to compare your options to ensure you're getting the best value for your points. DoNotPay can help.
How to Transfer Chase Points to Southwest and Other Chase Travel Partners With the Help of DoNotPay
Save yourself some time on research by using DoNotPay to help check your points balance, compare your redemption options, and transfer or sell your points or miles. It works the same way with any loyalty or rewards program, and it's easy to get started:
1. Search "points" or "rewards" on DoNotPay, and select the rewards program you're a part of / the type of points you have.
2. Choose whether you want to check your points balance, transfer your points, or sell them for cash.
3. If you selected one of the first two options, DoNotPay can check your points balance or transfer your points for you. Otherwise, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors.
Easily transfer any type of reward program points to another card or account when permitted by the program rules. If you are a Marriott Rewards member, for example, you can transfer your points to airline miles or find discounted hotel rates to redeem the best value. If you want to sell your points, we can help you find the best deal through third-party vendors. Lastly, we can also help you check your latest points balance automatically!
Why Use DoNotPay to Check Your Account Balance, Sell or Transfer Points, and More
We're here to help ensure you're getting the most out of the points you've worked hard to accumulate. Instead of spending hours researching the details of your points program and comparing the redemption options, DoNotPay will scan the web for you to determine whether it's better to sell your points, transfer them, or redeem them for goods and services. We make it fast and easy.
We'll help you transfer your points, and there's so much more we can do.
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