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 August 22, 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.
While the dog days are upon us, there are some good deals with high set point amounts. Medical Alert continues to offer 5,400 points. This one requires an annual subscription, so you’ll want to read all of the fine print before signing up. The Motley Fool is back to its high of 5,400 points.
AT&T TV and internet remain at a solid 3,600 points. “The Verizons” — Wireless and Fios — offer 3,600 points and 1,600 points, respectively.
The Economist remains steady at 900 points for a $12 subscription for 12 weeks which includes print + digital or just digital if you want. Both the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s offer 700 points. Both are currently $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 offers meal delivery at 550 points (but that’s down from its high of 1,100 points). There’s even a way you might be able to score these points totally FREE!
This week we have lots of deals that I think will appeal to college students heading back to campus both for school supplies and clothes. These include:
- OfficeDepot.com – 3 points per $1
- Aeropostale – 1 point per $1 (.5 points)
- Anthropologie – 1 point per $1
- Under Armour – 4 points per $1
- Forever 21 – 2 points per $1
- JCrew Factory – 2 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!
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 August 22
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 August 22, 2019.
Best Deals of the Week
The Economist, 900 points ($12)
Motley Fool, 5,400 points ($99)
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!)
- 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.
- Verizon Fios (TV & Internet) – 1,600
- Winc Wines – 1,400 points – Monthly wine subscription service
- Vinesse Wines – 1,400 points – Monthly wine subscription service
- 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.
- 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
- Babbel Language App – 700 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.
- Barron’s – 700 points, $12 for 12 weeks
- Must be active for 45 days, 1 per household, one subscription per Southwest 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)
- $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!
- HelloFresh – 550 points – 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.
- 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 are 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 for six months and you get the first month free. 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
- 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
- Magazines.com – 11 points per $1
- Airport Parking Reservations – 7 points per $1
- Gilette on Demand – 7 points per $1
- GoPro – 7 points per $1 (up from 2 points) – Time to record your daring leap into the river with one of these 📹!
- McAfee.com – 7 points per $1
- Bass Pro Shops – 5 points per $1 (up from 4 points per $1)
- eBags.com – 5 points per $1
- 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)
- Bose – 4 points per $1 (up from .5 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)
- Levi’s – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Marmot – 4 points per $1 (up from 3 points)
- Nautica – 4 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- SAKS off Fifth – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- The Body Shop – 4 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Under Armour – 4 points per $1 (up from 4 points)
- Ace Hardware – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points)
- Advance Auto Parts – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Banana Republic & Banana Republic Factory – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Belk – 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)
- gap.com & Gap Factory – 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)
- Lands’ End – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- LOFT – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- The North Face – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points) – for all your fall hiking!
- OfficeDepot.com – 3 points per $1 (up from 2 points) – for school supplies!
- Rack Room Shoes – 3 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Ray-Ban – 3 points per $1
- ASICS – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Carter’s – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- Forever 21 – 2 points per $1 (up from 1 point)
- J Crew Factory – 2 points per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Jansport – 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 – 1 points per $1 – John C’s favorite recipe now: 🍉+ splash of 🍋+ ice. Refreshing 😋!
- 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)
- NFLShop.com – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Soma Intimates – 1 point per $1 (up from .5 points)
- Vans -1 point per $1 (up from .5 points) – Calling all you “🛹s”!
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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