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 THIS BUTTON which will automatically activate points directly at more than 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 September 17, 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. Note: There are a few deals described as “bonus” points. Anything described as a “bonus” point DOES NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.
Medical Alert and the Motley Fool remain tied at the top, with each offering 5,400 points. Medical Alert requires an annual subscription, so you’ll want to read all of the fine print before signing up. The Motley Fool requires that your subscription be active for at least 60 days.
AT&T Internet and TV and Verizon Wireless are not far behind with 3,600 points each. Sprint and Verizon Fios are each offering a not-too-shabby 2,900 points.
Other good deals? Gwynnie Bee (2,000 points), Find Your Trainer (1,800 points) and Vinesse and Winc Wines (1,400 points each).
The Economist remains at 1,100 points for a $12 subscription for 12 weeks which includes print + digital or just digital if you want, while both the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s offer 700 points. The WSJ deal is $1 for 2 months for their All Access Digital package. And Barron’s offers $12 for 12 weeks. Remember to cancel on time, or it’ll be $38.99+ thereafter!! Make a note on your to-do list and don’t forget ;-).
Blue Apron is at 550 points, but there’s a nifty way you might be able to score these points totally FREE! (One Go to Travel Gal reader recently shared she scored more than a thousands points with a very small order on Thrive, too!)
This week we have lots of deals, including:
- Xfinity – 25 points per $1
- eBags – 7 points per $1
- TOMS – 5 points per $1
- Sephora.com – 4 points per $1
- Old Navy – 3 points per $1
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!
How the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal Works
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 September 17
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 September 17, 2019.
Best Deals of the Week
Motley Fool, 5,400 points
The Economist, 1,100 points, $12
Set Point Amounts
- 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 ton of points!
- Motley Fool – 5,400 points (up from 3,600 points) – 1-year $99 subscription
- AT&T TV & Internet – 3,600 points
- Verizon Wireless – 3,600 points
- Sprint – 2,900 points (up from 900 points!)
- Verizon Fios (TV & Internet) – 2,900 points (up from 1,600 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.
- Vinesse Wines – 1,400 points – Monthly wine subscription service
- Winc Wines – 1,400 points – Monthly wine subscription service
- The Economist – 1,100 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
- 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.
- Barron’s – 700 points, $12 for 12 weeks
- Must be active for 45 days, 1 per household, one subscription per Southwest Rapid Rewards account
- SiriusXM – 700 points. $29.94 for 6 months, free activation.
- New subscriptions, active 30 days
- Thrive Market – 700 points. Thrive Market is an online grocery retailer with organic products. Free 30-day trial membership.
- Wall Street Journal – 700 points (up from 350 points)
- $12 for 12 weeks
- 1 per household, 1 offer per loyalty account; must be active 45 days.
- Blue Apron – 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!
- Yahoo Small Business – 450 points – Web hosting service
- 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’re pressed for time?
- HostGator – 350 points, hosting packages as low as $2.75 a month.
- WeightWatchers.com (now rebranded as “WW”) – 350 points – The best plan is their six-month plan, which is free to join, a free first month and a free starter kit. After that, it’s 19.95 per month.
- An early termination fee of $39.95 applies if you cancel at any time during the first 7 months of your 8-Month Commitment Plan.
- New accounts only (so use a new email if you’ve been a member in the past)
- 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
- Stitch Fix – 20 points per $1 (up from 20 points)
- Magazineline.com – 15 points per $1
- Restaurant.com (discounted restaurant gift certificates) – 15 point per $1 (up from 1 point)
- ValueMags.com – 15 points per $1
- Norton by Symantec – 12 points per $1
- Magazines.com – 11 points per $1
- Harry’s – 9 points per $1
- Airport Parking Reservations – 7 points per $1
- eBags – 7 points per $1 (up from 5 points)
- McAfee.com – 7 points per $1
- Safeway.com – 7 points (up from .5 point)
- Vons.com – 7 points (up from .5 point)
- TOMS – 5 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Wine Access – 5 points per $1 (up from 4 points)
- Avon – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Cabelas.com – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Coleman – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Eagle Creek – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Lancome -4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Levi’s – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Marmot – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Neiman Marcus – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Sephora.com – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- The Body Shop – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Advance Auto Parts – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Banana Republic Factory – 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)
- ECCO – 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)
- Lacoste – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Lands’ End – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- LOFT – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Old Navy – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Ray-Ban – 3 points per $1
- ASICS – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Michaels Stores – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Nordstrom Rack – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Overstock.com – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- StubHub – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Vitamix – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Aeropostale – 1 point per $1 (.5 points)
- Anthropologie – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Build.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Eddie Bauer – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- J. Crew – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- NFLShop.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points) – It’s football season now! 🏈
- 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!
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