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Earn 1,000 Free Southwest Rapid Rewards Points with Turbo Tax

It’s the start of a new year and time for you to start thinking about your 2012 taxes. If you are like me and complete your own tax return, you can use TurboTax online and earn 1,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points.

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Maximum Tax Refund + Rapid Rewards Points

TurboTax is available via many shopping portals (for a primer on shopping portals, read my previous post), however, if you don’t pay much (or at all) when filing your taxes, you don’t really get much of a return in rewards from your portal.

For example, let’s say you have a pretty basic return. You would most likely use the “TurboTax Basic” return, which costs $19.99 (using the TurboTax Online version). If you first clicked through ebates, you would earn 8% cash back per dollar spent, or $1.60. If you went through MyPoints, you would earn 4 points per dollar spent, or 60 points.

What’s great about this offer is that regardless of what you pay to file your taxes, you’ll get 1,000 Rapid Rewards Points (worth about $16 towards a “Wanna Get Away” fare on Southwest).

Shop Now with Turbo Tax

Shop Now with Turbo Tax

Taking advantage of this offer is super easy:


  1. Log in to Rapid Rewards Shopping with your Rapid Rewards account information (if you don’t have an account, sign up – it’s free!)
  2. In the search field, search for “Turbo Tax”
  3. Click on [Shop Now] and go to the TurboTax site
  4. Complete your federal tax return with TurboTax Online by April 15, 2013.

Have fun filing your taxes and enjoy your points!

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5 comments so far.
  • Would be awesome for the free filers… but usually my link from Bof or whatnot gives 35% discount, which I think is better deal when I’m using Deluxe and above.

  • @Sadato – I agree. If you start using the products above the Basic TurboTax, there could be better offers out there. But even with the 35% discount, I would save ~$7. I just value the Southwest Rapid Rewards Points. Thanks for reading!

  • Cheryl Walden

    Well you can get discount coupons too here, I just got one.
    http://www.a2zdeals.com/coupons/Turbo-Tax/

    • Each year, a plethora of discounts for TurboTax can be found on the interwebs!

      • Cheryl Walden

        Yes, that’s true.

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