By Cami Sauder
Most major clothing retailers have shuttered their doors temporarily to help stop the spread of the virus. Let’s continue to support them if we can! Plus, just because they’ve shut their doors doesn’t mean we don’t still need things that they sell.
While you may not be able to physically venture into the stores themselves, you can shop most of these stores online AND earn Southwest points for future travels when you hit the “purchase” button for no additional cost!
Check out this article from USA Today for a huge list of store closures, keeping in mind that everything is subject to change.
You can earn points by shopping at this retailers online by STARTING your shopping at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal. The portal lets you earn set amount of points —between .5 and 25 points — for every dollar you spend with select retailers.
To get to the shopping portal, go to RapidRewardsShopping.Southwest.com and then either sign up or sign in to your account. You’ll sign on using your Southwest Rapid Rewards credentials.
Then use the search box to find a store or browse by category. Then click through from the link to begin your shopping. When you complete a purchase, you’ll earn points which will go directly to your Southwest account. Easy peasy!
You can earn Southwest points at more than 850 stores!
If you hold a Southwest credit card, be sure to use it to pay for your purchase to earn even more points. We like to call that double-dipping :).
Most points earned via the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal DO COUNT toward your Southwest Companion Pass. Anything described as a “bonus” point would not qualify for the Companion Pass.
The Southwest Companion Pass lets you bring one person to fly FREE with you for up to two years.
TIP: When purchasing through the shopping portal, do NOT use any coupon codes from other sites, as this will NEGATE your ability to earn Southwest points.
How Many Points Can You Earn From Retailers?
Different retailers offer differing points per dollar that you can earn with your purchase. They range between .5 points per $1 to 25 points per $1.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top retailers, whose physical stores are closed, and the points per dollar available as of the publish date of this post.
- Adidas – 1 point per $1
- Ann Taylor – 2 points per $1
- Banana Republic – 1 point per $1
- Bloomingdale’s – 3 points per $1
- Coach – 3 points per $1
- Columbia Sportswear – 4 points per $1
- Dick’s Sporting Goods – 1 point per $1
- Foot Locker – 1 point per $1
- Fossil – 1 point per $1
- Gap – 3 points per $1
- H&M – 2 points per $1
- JCPenney – 4 points per $1
- L.L. Bean – 1 point per $1
- Lands’ End – 1 point per $1
- Loft – 3 points per $1
- Lululemon – 5 points per $1
- Macy’s – 2 points per $1
- Neiman Marcus – 2 points per $1
- Nike – 4 points per $1
- Old Navy – 2 points per $1
- Ralph Lauren – 4 points per $1
- Saks Off 5th – 4 points per $1
- Sephora – 3 points per $1
- Ulta Beauty – 2 points per $1
- Under Armor – 5 points per $1
- Vineyard Vines – 4 points per $1
This list is not exhaustive, so head over to the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal and do a search for the store where you’d like to shop.
Other than Amazon, which is not on the portal, there’s a good chance you’ll find it there!
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