Earn a Southwest Companion Pass for Less Than a Dollar

As you may have already seen in your inbox, Southwest is offering California residents a backdoor chance at their coveted Companion Pass. The offer isn't open to all California residents, but is targeted directly to particular consumers. The offer is any single purchase before November 30th on an approved Chase Rapid Rewards credit card will land you a Southwest Companion Pass and $1K in spend in the first three months will get you an additional 40K Southwest points.

This offer no doubt comes on the heels of Southwest's announcement of new Hawaii routes, perhaps to combat recent disappointing traffic numbers for a usually high-traffic airline. Offers like this are meant to take market share, and seeing how Alaska Airlines has made inroads with the west coast market as of late, this is definitely a punch back by Southwest.