There are some CRAZY ways to earn Southwest points, but this is one of the most unusual. Did you know you can earn Southwest points by paying your electric bill, depending on where you live?
There are many states that have energy companies that partner with Southwest Airlines to allow you to earn points when you sign up for service and/or pay your bill.
The states include:
- New Jersey
When you use select energy companies in these states, you may be able to earn FREE flights just by paying your electric bill!
That’s what I love about discovering the joy of free travel; you learn how to earn a “return” on bills you are paying anyway. That makes that giant bill for winter heating or summer air conditioning a little more tolerable ;-).
Want to stay up to date on all things Southwest? Subscribe for up-to-the-minute news.
How to Earn Southwest Points by Paying Your Electric Bill
There are several energy companies across the U.S. who allow home owners and renters to earn Southwest points by paying their electric bill.
Here are two companies that offer the deal:
1. Reliant Energy
Texas residents who are new Reliant customers who sign up for Reliant Energy’s Reliant Secure 24 plan, which essentially locks in fixed pricing for 24 months, can earn 15,000 BONUS Southwest points (Note: BONUS points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass but CAN be used to book free flights on Southwest) when signing up for the plan and another 500 additional points (non-bonus) each month for 24 months.
That’s 27,000 Southwest points over 24 months — WHAT A DEAL! I’m wishing I lived in Texas right about now :).
It can take between eight to 12 weeks for the points to credit to your account.
Choose NRG as your home electric suppler if you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania and earn 10,000 bonus Southwest points (BONUS points DO NOT qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass) after two months of service.
Afterward, customers can earn 2 points for every $1 spent on their electric bill.
Do you qualify to earn Southwest points this way? Did you know this was even possible?!
Sorry to all the rest of us who don’t live in one of these states :-(!
- 5 Unexpected Ways to Earn Rapid Rewards Points
- What to Do If You Need Southwest Points FAST
- More ways to earn Rapid Rewards Points!
7 Ways to Earn Miles From Home
Enter your email to get a free PDF that shows you 7 easy things you can do to collect miles from HOME for FUTURE travel! You'll also be added to Go to Travel Gal's weekly email newsletter list.