Earning and Accumulating Southwest Rapid Rewards







Below, I outline the main ways in which to earn and accumulate Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points.

1. Fly Southwest

The amount and type of fare you choose determines how many points you earn.  The bigger the fare, the more points you earn.

2. Use your Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card

When you use your Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card you earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways purchases made directly with the airlines.  You also earn 2 points per $1 on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Rental Car Partners and you earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

If you do not already have the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card , you can apply here. Currently, new card members receive 25,000 Rapid Rewards  BONUS POINTS after spending $1,000 in 3 months. (50,000 for a limited time)  There is a $99 annual fee.  You also receive 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember Anniversary.

3. Shop through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping online site

Shopping portals are a great place to rack up extra miles, you earn miles while you shop.

4.  Earn Rapid Rewards Points with Southwest’s Partners

5.  More Ways To Earn