Southwest Rapid Rewards Points are primarily earned flying Southwest Airlines, but you can also earn points booking hotels, renting cars, shopping online, paying your energy bill, and more. If you have a Chase Southwest Credit Card, you'll be able to earn bonus Southwest Points when spending with their hotel and rental car partners.
Southwest Hotel Partners
Southwest Points can be earned booking stays with seven hotel partners and by booking your hotel stays directly through the Southwest Hotels portal. When booking your stays at the Southwest hotel partners located below, you will earn 2 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent when you use a Southwest Airlines Credit Card.
|Best Western Rewards||Best Western Point Transfer or Change Best Western Earning Preferences|
|Radisson Rewards||Radisson Point Transfer|
|Choice Privileges||Choice Point Transfer|
|World of Hyatt||Hyatt Point Transfer or Change World of Hyatt Earning Preferences|
|Marriott Bonvoy||Marriott Point Transfer or Change Marriott Bonvoy Earning Preferences|
|MGM Resorts International||Enter your Southwest Rapid Rewards Membership number when booking your MGM stay|
|Rocketmiles||Book using the Rocketmiles-Southwest Link|
Southwest Car Partners
Southwest has a total of 8 rental car partners that you can use to earn Southwest Points. This is a great way to earn rewards if you require a rental. You will earn 2 Southwest Points per $1 spent on the car rental partners below when you use a Southwest Airlines Credit Card.
You can book all of these rental car agencies through Southwest's car rental portal or you can book them directly through the rental car agency website. I recommend booking them direct since you'll be able to use a cash back portal to earn cash back on top of your Southwest Points.
|Alamo||Change Alamo Insiders Earning Preferences On alamo.com|
|Avis||Change Avis Preferred Earning Preferences On avis.com|
|Budget||Change Budget Rewards Earning Preferences On budget.com|
|Dollar||Change Dollar Rewards Earning Preferences On dollar.com|
|Hertz||Book On hertz.com & Use Hertz CDP 205418|
|National||Change National Emerald Club Earning Preferences On nationalcar.com|
|Payless||On paylesscar.com, Click On Partners & Book Through The Southwest Option|
|Thrifty||Change Thrifty Blue Chip Earning Preferences On thrifty.com|
Other Southwest Partners
Southwest Points can be earned shopping with retailers, filling up your tank, paying your energy bills, and filling out surveys.
|1-800-Flowers.com||Book Using Flowers-Southwest Link|
|Laithwaites Wine||Book Using Southwest-Laithwaites Wine Link|
|Harry & David||Book Using Southwest-Harry & David link|
|NRG Home||Sign Up Using nrg-Southwest Link|
|Reliant [Texas]||Sign Up Using reliant-Southwest Link|
|Marathon||Earn Using MakeItCount-Southwest Link|
|Rewards for Opinions||Sign Up|
|e-Rewards||e-Rewards Currency Transfer|
|Emergency Assistance Plus||Enroll|
Southwest has their own dining, shopping, hotel, and vacation portals that you can use to earn extra Southwest Rapid Rewards Points.
Southwest Rapid Rewards Dining
Southwest members can earn Southwest Points eating at their favorite restaurants when they sign up for Southwest's Rapid Rewards Dining program.
Members who opt in for email communication will earn 3 Rapid Rewards Points per $1 spent while members who opt out of email will only receive 1 Rapid Rewards Point per $1 spent. On top of that, you will earn bonus points for continuing to eat out at these restaurants during the year. This is a good way to earn thousands of Southwest Points for eating out as normal. There's nothing extra that you have to do besides sign up. Just make sure you're using a great credit card for dining purchases or a card that will earn you a good amount of Southwest Points when spending at restaurants.
Rapid Rewards Shopping
Southwest members can earn Southwest Points shopping through Southwest's own online Rapid Rewards Shopping portal. It features more than 850 different stores such as Macy's, Home Depot, and Sephora. The shopping portal also provides exclusive deals, bonus points, and provides valuable coupons.
The amount of Southwest Points you earn will depend on the store. You can jump to Southwest's Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal to log in and see how many points you can earn with different retailers. Outside of earning with credit cards, this is one of the best ways to earn lots of Southwest Points.
Southwest Hotels is Southwest's own personal hotel booking portal and booking through the portal will earn you 1 Southwest Point per $1 spent. Using the Southwest Portal, you can book stays at:
When booking your hotel stay, the Southwest Hotels portal will inform you of how many points you'll earn on your booking.
You can book full vacation packages through the Southwest Vacations portal. This includes flights, hotels, car rentals, and activities all in one place. This is an easy way to earn lots of Southwest Points. I recommending reading my Southwest Vacations rundown.