Buy, gift and transfer points
At Southwest®, we give you the power to control your Rapid Rewards® balance. If your balance needs a little love, you can buy Rapid Rewards points anytime. But it doesn’t stop there. You can gift or transfer your points to others, or donate them to charity—talk about making someone’s day!
Make the most of your points.
Buy Points FAQ
A few points shy of your next reward flight? No problem! You can purchase the points you need by logging into your account and clicking on Rapid Rewards at the top of the screen. Under Manage, select Buy or Transfer points. From here you can select the option you need. Points can also be purchased through the booking path when making a flight reservation.
Rapid Rewards points will be offered in increments of 1,000 during promotional periods and 500 when off promotion. The minimum purchase is 2,000 points and the daily maximum is 60,000 points for both personal and gift purchases.
No, your Rapid Rewards points do not expire. However, if you choose to close your account, the points in your account will be terminated.
From time to time, Southwest may offer a special promotion to purchase ‘tier qualifying points’, which count toward A-List status but are not redeemable. On the other hand, purchased ‘points’ do not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass, but they are redeemable.
You can buy up to 60,000 combined points per day for yourself or as a gift to another Member.
After entering the recipient's name and Rapid Rewards account number, the points will be deposited into the Member's Rapid Rewards account upon the completion of the transaction.
Yes. The purchase transaction must be completed with a credit card and will be subject to applicable taxes and fees (as defined by your financial institution), as well as the exchange rate associated with purchases made with a credit card issued through a foreign bank. They will be settled in USD.
1Points conditions: Transactions are non-refundable and nonreversible. Please allow 72 hours for points to post to the applicable Rapid Rewards® account. Purchased, gifted, transferred, and donated points do not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. A valid credit card is required to complete point purchase, gift, and transfer transactions. Points can be bought for personal use, as a gift, or transferred in blocks of 1,000 during promotional periods and 500 when off promotion with an initial minimum purchase of 2,000 points and a daily combined maximum of 60,000 points. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and is subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed.
2Points can be donated in blocks of 500 with a minimum donation of 500 points and a daily maximum of 60,000 points. Unless Southwest Airlines® and a charity jointly announce otherwise, no portion of the purchase price that a Passenger pays for a ticket is paid to any charity or may automatically generate Rapid Rewards points for any charity, even those Southwest Airlines preselects as eligible recipients of the Rapid Rewards donation program. Southwest Airlines reserves the right to change the charities that are eligible to participate in the Rapid Rewards donation program at any time without notice.