Southwest Airlines Partners

Earn Southwest Points booking hotels, renting cars, shopping, dining out, and more. Get the full list of partners and ways to earn more Southwest Points.

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.

Hotel Partner Book/Earn
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.

Car Partner Book/Earn
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.

Partners Book/Earn
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 Portals

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.

southwest dining
Earn points when you sign up.

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.

rapid rewards shopping
Earn Southwest Points per $1 spent at over 850 retailers.

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

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:

  • Hotels
  • Apartments
  • Resorts
  • Villas
  • Cabins

When booking your hotel stay, the Southwest Hotels portal will inform you of how many points you'll earn on your booking.

southwest hotels book stay
Earn points booking through the Southwest Hotels portal.

Southwest Vacations

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.

Updated 2020-12-23 By Robert Flowers III

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