Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card

Review & Southwest Points Calculator

The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card is an excellent option for anyone wanting to gain points on their day-to-day spending with Southwest Airlines. It doesn't come with all the extras that some of the other options in the lineup provide, but if you're just looking to accumulate points using your everyday purchases, this is a great choice.

Intro Bonus: 60,000 Points

Rewards Rates

Earn 2X points on Southwest® purchases.
Earn 2X points on local transit and commuting, including rideshare.
Earn 2X points on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming.
Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.

Current Intro Bonus

Earn 60,000 bonus points plus a 30% off promo code after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Key Cardholder Benefits

  • As a Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card holder, you'll receive 2 EarlyBird Check-In per year. This grants automatic check-in, a better boarding position, and earlier access to overhand bins.
  • When you use your Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card to pay for in-flight purchases on Southwest-operated flights, you'll receive 25% back in the form of a statement credit.
  • Every year after your card anniversary, you'll receive 3,000 anniversary points just for being a Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card holder.

Rewards Value

The Point Calculator values Southwest Points at 1.3 cents each on average when redeemed for award flights. This means that 10,000 Southwest points is equal to about $130 in flight value.

Redemption Options Redemption Value (in cents)
Southwest Flights 1.3
$50+ Gift Cards 0.531
Hotels 0.52
Car Rentals 0.25

Annual Fees

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card has an annual fee of $69. The EarlyBird Check-in and anniversary points offsets this cost.

Southwest Points Calculator

Calculate how many Rapid Rewards Points you can earn with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card based on spend and the cash value of those miles. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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Other Ways To Earn

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is a direct transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards along with several hotel loyalty programs. This opens several additional ways you can add Southwest points to your account.

Here's the full list of partners that allow you to transfer points to Southwest:


Earning Rate Comparison

There are several partner credit cards that you can use to earn Southwest points thanks to transfer partners. Check out the table below to see how the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card earning rates per $1 spent stacks up against Southwest and other partner credit cards.

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