Buying Southwest Points: When To Buy & Cost Calculator

Southwest Rapid Rewards
You can buy as many as 60,000 Southwest Points for as low as 2.75 cents per point at the standard price, but you can get a better offer during their promotional sales.
A few miles short of a redemption? Buy points for as low as 1.65 cents each. Ends February 20, 2023.
Last Updated 2022-07-09 By R.Flowers III

Southwest Rapid Rewards Points can be earned in many way, but there may be times in which none of these options work for you. Luckily, you can buy Southwest Points to top off your account if you need points sooner than later.

Cost To Buy Southwest Points

Southwest Points will cost you between 2.75 and 3 cents per point based on how many you buy in a single purchase. In order to get the best rate of 2.75 cents, you'll need to buy at least 6,000 Southwest Points.

Buying Southwest Points
Points Purchased Cost Per Point
2,000 - 5,000 Points 3 Cents Each
6,000 - 60,000 Points 2.75 Cents Each

Southwest Points can be purchased in 1,000-point increments starting at 2,000 Southwest Points. You can buy as little as 2,000 Southwest Points for $60 and as many as 60,000 Southwest Points for $1,650 per transaction.

You cannot buy or receive as a gift more than a total of 60,000 Southwest Points in a calendar year.

Details On Buying Southwest Points
Base Cost Per Points 2.75-3 Cents
Taxes? No.
Min Purchase Per Transaction 2,000 Points
Max Purchase Per Transaction 30,000 Points
Max Points Per Calendar Year 60,000 Points
Purchase Increments 1,000-point increments

Do note that buying Southwest Points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or the Companion Pass.

How Much Will It Cost?

Use the Buy Southwest Points Calculator to find out how much it will cost you to buy Southwest Points at the standard rate.

Do note that the cost of Southwest Points can change at any time, so you'll want to log into your Rapid Rewards account and check their Buy Points page to see the actual cost.

Enter any amount of Southwest Points to calculate the cost at the standard rate.
Total Cost
2.75-3 Cents Each

How Do You Buy Southwest Points?

  1. Head to Southwest's Buy Points page.
  2. Log into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account.
  3. Select how many Southwest Points you want to buy.
  4. Enter your payment details.
  5. Review the purchase and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click Pay Now.


How much does it cost to buy Southwest Points?

It costs 3 cents per point to buy 2,000 to 5,000 Southwest Points and 2.75 cents per point to buy 6,000 to 60,000 Southwest Points.

How many Southwest Points can you buy?

You can buy up to 60,000 Southwest Points in a single transaction and up to 60,000 Southwest Points per day.

How do you buy Southwest Points?

Go to the Southwest Buy Points Portal, log into your account, select how many points you wish to buy, enter your purchase info, and confirm the purchase.

Are buying Southwest Points worth it?

Buying Southwest Points will generally not be worth it since they are sold for more than double their average value, but it can be a decent option if you're a few points shy of a redemption.

Does buying Southwest Points count towards A-List status or the Companion Pass?

While Southwest does offer promotions to purchase non-redeemable Tier Qualifying Points, general points purchased from their storefront does not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or the Companion Pass.

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