Looking for the best Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping deals to earn even 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. And sometimes you can score a bank of points just for a cheap subscription to a newspaper, website or email!

Just don’t forget to cancel after the promotional offer ends, so you don’t pay a high subscription fee.

Here is a list, updated weekly, of the top points-earning opportunities on the portal.

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My Assessment for the Week (Updated February 12, 2019)

Rapid Rewards Shopping

Earn 5,400 Southwest points from Motley Fool, but you’ll have to shell out for a one-year, $99 subscription to their Stock Advisor email newsletter to get the points. This can be a great way to earn a BUNCH of points that count toward earning your Southwest Companion Pass.

Verizon Wireless is offering 3,600 points (down from 4,500 last week) when you sign up for a plan through the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal! (They’re also offering Apple Music free for six months on certain plans.)

Hulu is available to earn 1,100 points for a minimum $7.99 monthly subscription. There is no mention of a minimum amount of time you need to subscribe. We already have Hulu and really enjoy it for watching existing TV shows, as well as Hulu-produced TV shows, and movies.

The Economist is 550 points for a $12 subscription for 12 weeks.

WSJ and Barron’s are dropped to 350 points each, which is not a good deal for these. They are usually at least 700 points and I’d recommend waiting until they reach at least that level before going for this deal. They’re both having Presidents’ Day sales. You can get Barron’s for $1 for 4 weeks. The Wall Street Journal’s deal $1 for two months. This is for their All Access Digital, but remember to cancel on time, or it’ll be $38.99+ thereafter.

Purchase TurboTax through the portal and when you file your federal taxes online through them, you can earn 1,000 points. (John C. just got his!) Plus, you can earn 6 points for every $1 on H&R Block’s tax products.

For online shopping deals, options with increased points include CVS.com, Bed Bath and Beyond and Lowe’s for all those spring projects you have in mind :).

But even if a store doesn’t have an increased offer, still start your shopping for the store at the portal. Almost everything is on here except Amazon. Stores like:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Best Buy
  • Kohl’s
  • CVS
  • Chico’s
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dollar General
  • Lowe’s
  • Home Depot 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.

Want someone to walk you through EXACTLY what you need to do to earn your 2019 Southwest Companion Pass — no guesswork required ;-)? Enroll in my online course, “How to Earn Your 2019 Southwest Companion Pass … Step by Step.” It comes complete with step-by-step checklists, case studies, roadmaps and everything you need to get your pass quickly and cheaply!


Top Rapid Rewards Shopping Deals Updated February 12

Rapid Rewards Shopping

Here are the best Rapid Rewards Shopping deals I could find in terms of points per dollars spent and/or usefulness of the item as of February 12, 2019. 

Best Deals of the Week

Motley Fool, 5,400 points

The Economist, 550 points, $12 for 12 weeks

Set Point Amounts

  • Motley Fool 5,400  points (up from 3,600 points), 1-year $99 subscription
  • Verizon Wireless – 3,600 points
  • Sprint – 2,900 points
  • AT&T TV & Internet – 2,700 points
  • Winc Wines 1,800 points (up from 1,400 points)- Winc is a monthly wine delivery service, sending you 4 bottles starting at $13 each with no delivery fee; new subscriptions only (I totaled $56 for four when I went through their selection process); $25 discount through Rapid Rewards Shopping, which is only ~$32 to get you 1,800 points!
  • Vinesse Wines – 1,400 points
  • Hulu – 1,100 points – Just $7.99/month and it doesn’t say any minimum length of time for the subscription. We already have Hulu and really enjoy it.
  • TurboTax – 1,000 points – File an online tax return by April 15, 2019 using TurboTax Free Edition, TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, TurboTax Self-Employed, and TurboTax Live purchased via the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal to earn your points. Taxes filed using a CD or downloaded version of the product do not qualify. Here’s more info about how to earn miles and points by paying your taxes.
  • SiriusXM – 900 points (up from 550 points), $29.94 for 6 months
    • New subscriptions, active 30 days
  • Find Your Trainer – 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. I really like this concept if you’re looking to get fit!
  • TaxSlayer – 700 points – This is an online tax filing platform. You will need to file a federal tax return using certain TaxSlayer online programs to qualify to earn the points.
  • Thrive Market – 700 points with any order! Thrive Market is an online grocery retailer with organic products.
  • Babbel Language App – 550 points – 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.
  • Blue Apron – 550 points – This is a meal delivery service that sends you recipes and ingredients to prepare several meals weekly. Starts at ~$48 weekly with first week free. Must be active for 45 days. See my post about how I got these points without spending a dime!
  • The Economist550 points, 12 weeks for $12
    • Be sure to cancel this on the deadline as it renews at $45!! New subscriptions only; 1 per household; must be active 60 days
  • Yahoo Small Business – 450 points – Web hosting service
  • Barron’s –350 points , $1 for 8 weeks 
    • Must be active for 45 days, 1 per household, can’t have been a subscriber in the last 180 days/6 months
  • 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 we use and love! ~$39.95 for three meals weekly for the first two weeks then $59.95. You can also try my secret tip above for HelloFresh. I have some free HelloFresh trials, so email me if you’d like one.  Home Chef is also at 350 points.  This is also a meal-delivery service that provides what you need to prepare meals at home.
  • HostGator – 350 points, hosting packages of 6 months or longer at $3.95/month
  • Wall Street Journal – 350 points (up from 700 points), $1 for 2 months
    • 1 per household, can’t have been a subscriber in the last 180 days/6 months
  • WeightWatchers.com (Now rebranded as “WW”) – 350 points, OnlinePlus ~$0 first month, $19.95/month after, for 6-month subscription with NO starter fee. This is usually their best offer of the year!
    • 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) – Start getting ready for March Madness  basketball on CBS!
    • 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
  • McAfee.com – 20 points per $1 (up from 9 points)
  • Magazineline.com – 15 points per $1
  • ValueMags.com – 15 points per $1
  • Restaurant.com (discounted restaurant gift certificates) – 12 points per $1
  • Harry’s – 9 points per $1
  • Airport Parking Reservations – 7 points per $1
  • Avon – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Coleman – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points) – Is it too early to start camping 😉
  • Cubavera – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points) – Stock up on these summer shirts now because Punxsutawney Phil says it’s going to be an early spring🐿
  • Elizabeth Arden – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
  • Estee Lauder – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Jared the Galleria of Jewelry – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points); last call for Valentine’s Day gifts ❤️
  • Kiehl’s – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
  • Marmot – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points) — For all you outdoors lovers 🙂
  • Nautica – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Neiman Marcus – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Original Penguin – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Patagonia – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Sonos – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
  • Zales – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points); only two more shopping days for your Valentine!
  • Bed Bath and Beyond – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • CVS.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • DKNY – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • Gap.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • iRobot.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points) — ordered my Roomba battery.  Hope it comes in soon because these dust bunnies are multiplyin’!
  • Lands’ End – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • ASICS – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • The North Face – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • Overstock.com – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
  • Adidas – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
  • Lord & Taylor – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
  • NFLShop.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
  • Lowe’s – .5 points per $1

Here is the full list of offers.

Which will you take advantage of?