Program Details

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is great for travelers who want to earn bonus rewards on flights. Best of all, it's completely free to enroll. As a Southwest Rapid Rewards member, you earn 6 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for every dollar you spend on Southwest Airlines purchases and can earn up to an additional 2 Southwest Rapid Rewards points by using an affiliated credit card.

The Southwest Rapid Rewards reward program also offers shopping and dining portals where members can earn even more Southwest Rapid Rewards points on local restaurants and popular retailers.


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Earns Southwest Rapid Rewards points
How to Earn

Fly Southwest Airlines

As a member of the Southwest Rapid Rewards program, you earn bonus rewards on every Southwest Airlines flight you purchase

Southwest Rapid Rewards Member

6x on Southwest Airlines

    Use a Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card

    Apply for and use the following credit cards to earn up to an additional 2x Southwest Rapid Rewards points per $ spent on Southwest Airlines purchases and bonus points on your everyday purchases

    That's up to 8x points on Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card

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    Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus Card

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    Capital One Savor

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    Other ways to earn points

    Southwest Airlines offers even more ways to earn points by shopping through their online portal and linking your credit and debit cards to their dining program.

    Shop online using an affiliated online portal

    Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping

    Earn rewards from over 800 merchants

    Link your credit & debit cards to an affiliated dining program

    Rapid Rewards Dining

    Earn up to 3x points at various merchants

    Southwest Rapid Rewards Loyalty Tiers

    As you earn Southwest Rapid Rewards you may qualify to earn bonus miles on Southwest Airlines flights and receive access to other benefits and upgrades.

    Rapid Rewards A-List

    25% more points on Southwest Airlines flights

    Rapid Rewards A-List Preferred

    100% more points on Southwest Airlines flights

    Learn how to become an elite status member

    How to Redeem

    Cash back sounds straight forward but some programs offer other ways to redeem your cash back rewards. Check the table below for all the ways Southwest Rapid Rewards gives you to spend the cash back you earn.

    Redeem for

    The value of Southwest Rapid Rewards points varies depending on how you redeem them. We look at millions of flights, hotels, car rentals and reward portals to calculate what rewards are actually worth on average.

    Southwest Rapid Rewards points can also be worth more depending on the card that you own. Select a card below to see exactly how much their Southwest Rapid Rewards points are worth for each redemption option.

    Redeem Southwest Rapid Rewards points on Redemption Value

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when redeeming. Check out the Southwest Rapid Rewards website for more details.

    Transfer Partners

    Interested in earning more Southwest Rapid Rewards points or transferring them to another program? Here are the best transfer partners:

    Transfer Southwest Rapid Rewards points to another partner Base Exchange Rate

    Southwest Rapid Rewards points do not transfer to any other program

    Transfer from a partner to Southwest Rapid Rewards points Base Exchange Rate

    Ritz-Carlton Rewards

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards

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    World of Hyatt

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    Marriott Rewards

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    Wyndham Rewards

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    No other programs transfer their rewards into Southwest Rapid Rewards points

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when transferring Southwest Rapid Rewards points. You may also be eligible for special bonuses if you transfer a certain amount of points.

    Southwest Rapid Rewards program does not have any transfer partners

    These details only scrape the surface! Reward programs are highly complex and always changing. We are working hard to include even more information on the Southwest Rapid Rewards program but for now, you can find the full details through the Southwest Rapid Rewards website.

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