There are some CRAZY ways to earn Southwest points, but this is one of the most unusual. Did you know you can earn Southwest points by paying your electric bill, depending on where you live?
If you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Texas and you use select energy companies, you may be able to earn FREE flights just by paying your electric bill! That’s what I love about discovering the joy of free travel; you learn how to earn a “return” on bills you are paying anyway. That makes that giant bill for winter heating a little more tolerable ;-).
Earn Southwest Points With These Energy Companies
To sign up for these deals, click on the link provided for each energy company.
- Reliant Energy – Texas residents who use Reliant Energy’s Reliant Secure 24 plan, which essentially locks in fixed pricing for 24 months, can earn 15,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points (Note: BONUS points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass) when signing up for the plan and another 500 additional points (non-bonus) each month for 24 months. That’s 27,000 Southwest points over 24 months – WHAT A DEAL! I’m wishing I lived in Texas right about now :).
- NRG – Choose NRG as your home electric suppler if you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania and earn 10,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points (BONUS points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass) after two months of service. Afterward, customers can earn 2 points for every $1 spent on their electric bill. If you also hold a Rapid Rewards credit card, you can earn EVEN MORE POINTS! You will earn 2500 more bonus points upon enrollment plus a total of 3 points for every $1 spent on your electric bill. Note: You must hold the credit card before enrolling with NRG. No commitment required aside from two months of service to earn your bonus points.
- Everything Energy – Texas residents have another option to earn Southwest points when paying their electric bill. Those who opt for Everything Energy as their electric supplier can earn 5000 bonus Rapid Rewards points (Note: Bonus points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass) after their second month as a subscriber along with 2 points for every $1 spent on their electric bill. Customers who hold a Chase Rapid Rewards credit card at the time of enrollment earn an additional 2500 bonus Rapid Rewards points and a total of 3 points for every $1 spent on their electric bill.
Keep in mind that if you pay your bill with your Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card, you could earn yet another point per dollar on top of your earnings. They never say in the rules that you have to pay with your credit card in order to earn the additional benefits of being a credit card holder, but if you do, you can earn more points. Just pay it off right away!
Do you qualify to earn Southwest points this way? Did you know about this?
Sorry to all the rest of us who don’t live in one of these states :-(!
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