By Lisa Whitlaw
In this time of change, most of us are having to adapt and consider doing our normal daily tasks differently. As many of us are being asked to stay home or having school, work, sports and activities cancelled, AND restaurants in many places are now only able to offer take-out, one thing we might consider is a meal delivery service.
And there are a TON of them that offer you Southwest points when you subscribe, even if it’s just for one week!
About Meal Delivery Services
There are many meal delivery services available to meet different dietary needs. Most of these services deliver fresh ingredients with detailed recipe instructions and then you cook the meal, while others deliver prepared meals you just heat and enjoy.
You also have the option to pick the recipes you want from a list of meals each week. Most plans allow you select how many meals you would like each week, as well as the option to skip weeks or put a hold on delivery (in case you’re traveling 😃 or you just don’t want the expense for the week).
Earning Southwest Points
If you sign up for many of these services right now, you can earn points through Southwest. These are points that you can use to book FREE flights on Southwest and most of them qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass!
The only points that would NOT qualify for the Companion Pass would be any points that are described as “bonus” points within the portal.
This seems like the perfect time to take advantage of having meals delivered and also earn points for free travel in the process.
In fact, you might even try a NEW meal delivery service EACH week and earn the associated points. You could rack up a TON of points that way!
Using the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal to Order Meal Delivery Kits
Start at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal.
Be sure to log in to your Southwest Rapid Rewards account or create an account if you don’t already have one. I like to then search Categories and choose “Food & Dining”.
Here you will not only see meal delivery services, but many other food delivery options. You can scroll through to find what you are looking for and choose the service that you want to try.
There are also some discount codes that will sweeten these deals even more, but be sure NOT to use coupon codes if they aren’t listed on the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal, as it may keep you from earning those Southwest points!
Typically you will see the points post to your account within three to five days, but you might have to contact them if it takes longer than 15 days.
You can click “Contact” on the bottom of the portal, which gives you a form you can fill out and submit. Also, you can find your points earned under “My Account” then “Transactions.” Always double-check your account on Southwest.com to ensure the points get posted to your Rapid Rewards account.
10 Meal Delivery Services That Earn Southwest Points
Below find a list of meal-delivery services that are listed in the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal as of the date of this post, along with the currently-available points.
Points often go up and down, so they may vary when you go to order the service.
Services With Pre-measured Ingredients for Meals That You Cook
1. Sun Basket – 2700 points
Organic, clean ingredients with easy-to-cook recipes.
2. Gobble – 650
Delivering everything you need to make dinner in three easy steps.
3. Green Chef – 550 Points
Recipes with organic ingredients, including paleo, vegan and gluten-free options.
4. EveryPlate – 350 points
Pre-measured ingredients and multiple recipes to choose from.
5. Home Chef – 350 points
Simple recipes with fresh ingredients delivered to your door.
6. Purple Carrot – 350 points
Plant-based meals with easy-to-read recipes.
Already-Prepared Meals That You Heat and Eat
7. BistroMD – 2,000 points
Prepared meals with weight loss plans included.
8. Freshly – 1,100 points
Healthy, chef-prepared meals delivered.
9. Magic Kitchen – 3 points per $1
Full menu of chef-prepared meals for delivery.
10. Veestro – 550 points
Fully prepared, plant-based organic meals delivered to your door.
Other Delivery Options
- Butcher Box – 300 points – Grass-fed, organic meats.
- Omaha Steaks – 4 points per $1 – Steaks, chicken and more available for delivery.
- SeaBear Wild Salmon – 2 points per $1 – Smoked salmon and other seafood items delivered to your door.
- Stock Yards – 2 points per $1 – USDA prime and choice beef.
- Wolferman’s Gourmet – 3 points per $1 – Speciality breakfast foods and breads
Earn Points Local Restaurant Delivery Using DoorDash
DoorDash is a service that will deliver meals from local restaurants straight to your door. Simply download the app and order from your favorite restaurant without leaving home.
If you hold Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Freedom cards, you get a complimentary DashPass from DoorDash, which grants you free delivery for all orders more than $12 from DoorDash.
Remember Chase points transfer to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio, so you CAN use them to book FREE Southwest flights, but these points do NOT count toward the 125,000 points you need to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.
Will you be taking advantage of meal-delivery services to earn Southwest points right now?
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