Looking for the best Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping deals to earn MORE points for FREE flights? Rapid Rewards Shopping is one of the BEST ways to earn Southwest points that also qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. Not all points qualify but most do!
The portal allows you to earn points on purchases you would already be making for NO additional cost. Sometimes you might score a boatload of points for a cheap subscription to a newspaper, website or email!
Just please don’t forget to cancel subscriptions after the promotional offers end, so you don’t pay a higher non-promotional subscription fee, if you don’t really want the subscription.
If you want to be reminded when you are shopping to go through the Southwest portal, GET THE BUTTON which will automatically activate points directly at over 850 different stores while you do your online shopping.
Here is a list, updated weekly, of the top points-earning opportunities on the portal.
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Our Assessment for the Week (Updated June 25, 2019)
Any of the following offers can be a great way to earn a BUNCH of points that count toward the 110,000 points you need to earn your Southwest Companion Pass.
There’s still a 5,400 point offer for Medical Alert. This one requires an annual subscription, so you’ll want to read all of the fine print before signing up. The AT&T TV and Internet deal continues for 5,400 points (up from 2,700 points).
The Motley Fool’s $99 subscription will earn you 3,600 points this week, though this is down from 5,400 points.
Feeling hungry but don’t want to barbecue or picnic? Blue Apron is a good option because they’re now at 1,100 points, which is up from 550.
The Economist remains at 900 points (up from 550) for a $12 subscription for 12 weeks which includes print + digital. Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal are also stable. Barron’s is 700 points for their $1 for an 8-week subscription. The Wall Street Journal’s sale is $1 for two months for their All Access Digital option, but remember to cancel on time, or it’ll be $38.99+ thereafter.
Other surging deals: Lancome (4 points), Saks.com, (4 points), and Lowe’s, which moves up .5 point to 1 point per $1 dollar.
Even if a store doesn’t have an increased offer, remember to ALWAYS start your shopping for the store at the Southwest Shopping portal to earn even more points. Almost everything is on here except Amazon!
- Walmart (Note: most categories are EXCLUDED from earning Rapid Rewards Shopping Points at Walmart.com, like groceries, etc., so buyer beware on this one 🙂
- Target (The same note above also holds true for Target; that means no grocery points 🙁 )
- Best Buy
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Dollar General
- Lowe’s and so many more!
Check back every week for the best deals!
The Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal
The Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal lets you earn “free” points by starting online shopping at the portal and then clicking through to a specific retailer’s website.
Generally these offers allow you to earn a set number of points per dollar spent.
You can also earn a set number of points not dependent on the dollar amount on a variety of items, which include print and digital newspaper and magazine subscriptions or even subscriptions to Weight Watchers, Blue Apron meal preparation program or CBS All Access.
Here you can get step-by-step instructions for how to use the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal to ensure you never miss a point!
If you accumulate 110,000 qualifying Southwest points (anything marked as “bonus” points in the portal do NOT qualify but can be used for free travel), you can earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with up for up to two years.
Top Rapid Rewards Shopping Deals Updated June 25
Here are the best Rapid Rewards Shopping deals we could find in terms of points per dollars spent and/or usefulness of the item as of June 25, 2019.
Best Deals of the Week
AT&T internet and TV, 5,400 points
The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, 700 points
Restaurants.com, 15 points per $1
Set Point Amounts
- AT&T TV & Internet – 5,400 points (up from 2,700 points)
- Medical Alert – 5,400 points requires a one year subscription with the lowest being $219.45, but if your loved one needs a service like this anyway, you might as well earn a boatload of points!
- Motley Fool – 3,600 points – 1-year $99 subscription
- Verizon Wireless – 3,600 points
- Gwynnie Bee – 2,000 points (up from 1,600) – A subscription service offering hand-picked stylish clothing for women; requires a new subscription, which must be active for 60 days.
- Find Your Trainer – 1,800 points (up from 700 points) – This is a service that sends a personal trainer to your home for the number of sessions you select. The lowest option is four sessions at $43 each, but there is a coupon code on the portal to save $20 off your first session.
- Winc Wines – 1,400 points – Monthly wine subscription service
- Vinesse Wines – 1,400 points
- Blue Apron – 1,100 points (up from 550 points)- This is a meal delivery service that sends you recipes and ingredients to prepare several meals weekly. Get $60 off first three boxes. Must be active for 45 days. See the post about how Lyn got these points without spending a dime!
- Hulu – 1,100 points – Just $5.99/month and it doesn’t say any minimum length of time for the subscription. Enjoy watching , the Handmaid’s Tale, Fixer Upper and The Great British Baking Show ;-).
- Bright Cellars – 1,000 points (up from 6 points/$1) – Give the gift of personalized wine! Eligible only on first-time wine club new memberships.
- Babbel Language App – 900 points (up from 550 points) – A great way to learn a new language! As cheap as $20.25 for 3 months, cancel at any time; no minimum subscription time required; works for any purchase; must be a new subscription.
- The Economist – 900 points (up from 550 points), 12 weeks for $12, print+digital
- Be sure to cancel this on the deadline, as it renews at $45!! New subscriptions only; 1 per household; must be active 60 days
- SiriusXM – 900 points (up from 550 points), $29.94 for 6 months, free activation
- New subscriptions, active 30 days
- Sprint – 900 points
- Barron’s – 700 points, $1 for 8 weeks
- Must be active for 45 days, 1 per household, one subscription per Rapid Rewards account
- Thrive Market – 700 points with any order! Thrive Market is an online grocery retailer with organic products. Free 30-day trial membership.
- Wall Street Journal – 700 points (up from 350 points)
- $1 for two months
- 1 per household, 1 offer per loyalty account; must be active 45 days
- Yahoo Small Business – 450 points – Web hosting service
- AT&T Wireless – 350 points
- HelloFresh – 350 points (though it has been as high as 700 points, so you may want to wait until it goes back up) – A meal delivery service similar to Blue Apron, which Lyn uses and loves! ~$80 off your first four boxes with plans as low as $24.97 per week. You can also try Lyn’s secret tip above for HelloFresh.
- Home Chef – 350 points, this is also a meal-delivery service that provides what you need to prepare meals at home. Enjoy meals with $30 off your first order and $10 off your second with meals as low as $7.99 and free shipping with a $45 purchase. Why not give it a try if you are pressed for time?
- HostGator – 350 points, hosting packages as low as $2.75 a month
- WeightWatchers.com (now rebranded as “WW”) – 350 points, free for the first month and 19.95 for the next five.
- New accounts only (so use a new email if you’ve been a member in the past)
- Note: They charge costly early termination fees if you cancel before the end of the term you selected.
- CBS All Access – 300 points, cost not available (must try it free first)
- New memberships, 1 per household, active 30 days
Points Per Dollar
- Xfinity TV Internet and Voice – 25 points per $1
- DiscountMags.com – 20 points per $1
- Magazineline.com – 15 points per $1
- Restaurant.com (discounted restaurant gift certificates) – 15 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- ValueMags.com – 15 points per $1
- Harry’s – 9 points per $1
- Airport Parking Reservations – 7 points per $1
- McAfee.com – 7 points per $1
- Elizabeth Arden – 5 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Tory Burch – 5 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Wine Access – 5 points per $1 (up from 4 points)
- Avon – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Coleman – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points). How about a nice outdoor stove for that 4th of July BBQ? 🇺🇸🎇
- GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- JanSport – 4 points per $1 (up from .5 point) Is it too early to stock up for back-to-school backpacks? 🤔
- Lancome – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Marmot – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Modell’s Sporting Goods – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Nautica – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Neiman Marcus – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- The Body Shop – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Saks.com – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Sephora – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Vistaprint – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Advance Auto Parts – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Banana Republic – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Coldwater Creek – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- DKNY – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Hush Puppies – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- iRobot.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Jos. A. Bank – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Lands’ End – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Men’s Wearhouse – 3 points (up from 1 point)
- Ray-Ban – 3 points per $1
- SmartWool.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- ASICS – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Bose – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Forever 21 – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 points)
- Overstock.com – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- StubHub – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points) – For concerts and baseball games this summer!
- Vitamix – 1 points per $1 – John’s favorite smoothie: 🥬+🍊+ 🍎 + 🍌+ dates +🥥water. 😋
- Build.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Eddie Bauer – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Lowe’s – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 point per $1)
- NFLShop.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Soma Intimates – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)\
Here is the full list of offers.
Let us know in the comments below if you are able to take advantage of one of these great offers!