Need to top off your Southwest Rapid Rewards account to hit a certain number of points to book a flight? You can buy Southwest points in increments of 1000 points, starting at a minimum of 2000 points for $60.

Right now may be a good time to buy points if you think you might need some, because Southwest is offering a 35% discount off purchases of points starting at 5000 and above. Their last sale was 25% off, so this is a good deal!

Southwest Companion Pass

Credit Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines

Here are some options:

  • 5000 points for $89.38 (regularly $137.50)
  • 10,000 points for $178.75 (regularly $275)
  • 20,000 points for $357.50 (regularly $550)

Those are some significant savings if you think you may need to buy points! In general, I don’t recommend buying points unless it’s the only way to quickly get you to a total number of points needed to book a flight almost free. Spending $100 to get you to your total number of points required is better than paying for the entire ticket!

Early on, when we first started to earn our Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with you for up to two years after earning 110,000 qualifying Southwest points, we purchased some points to get us to our first free flights.

When you hear me say we flew to six destinations for less than $100 per flight TOTAL for all four of my family members, that cost comes from the two credit card annual fees, the $5.60 mandatory security fee per person per way and what we spent to “purchase” points for our “free” flights.

How to Buy Southwest Points

To buy your points, visit Southwest.com/account/rapidrewards/points/buy-points.

Note: Purchased points DO NOT count toward the 110,000 points you need to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

The deal ends December 11, 2017!

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