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Using TurboTax This Year? Earn some miles!

It’s time for you to start thinking about your 2013 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.


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 7.5% cash back per dollar spent, or $1.50. If you went through MyPoints, you would earn a flat 50 points.

What’s great about going through the Rapid Rewards Shopping portal 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; although that value will be changing soon as Southwest has increased the number of points required for award tickets).


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, 2014.

Have fun filing your taxes and enjoy your points!

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