Posted by Chuck on January 10, 2017
Free Miles/Points

Published on January 10th, 2017 | by Chuck


Get 1,000 Southwest Miles when Filing Taxes for Free with TurboTax

The Offer

Direct Link

  • Get 1,000 bonus Southwest miles when using TurboTax through the RapidRewards shopping portal


The Fine Print

  • Filing must be made between Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and Tuesday, April 18, 2017 after clicking through this offer on Rapid Rewards Shopping and logging in to be eligible
  • TurboTax Online Federal Products qualifying for 1,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points are: the 2016 online version of TurboTax Federal Free Edition, TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, and TurboTax Self-Employed
  • This bonus Rapid Rewards points offer may not be combined with any other product or offer from TurboTax
  • Limit one bonus redemption per Rapid Rewards account number
  • Eligible only after a tax year 2016 completed federal tax return is filed during the Bonus Period
  • Federal tax filings made using TurboTax CDs, downloaded products, or in-app purchases are not eligible for the bonus offer
  • Please allow up to eight weeks from the date of your qualified federal tax filing for your Rapid Rewards account to be credited with 1,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points
  • Bonus Rapid Rewards points will not count towards A-List or A-List Preferred or Companion Pass qualifications

Our Verdict

Interesting that they are giving the miles for free users too. For someone who does their own taxes, it could make sense to use TurboTax and get the free miles.

There are quite a few other mileage portals also offering bonus miles for TurboTax, including 400 AA miles, and 350 United or AS miles.

Hat tip  to ctr2010 on Reddit

9 Responses to Get 1,000 Southwest Miles when Filing Taxes for Free with TurboTax

  1. MD says:

    Please forgive my tax newbness as this is my first time filing taxes. Does the “federal” in “TurboTax Federal Free Edition” indicate that it only works for filing federal taxes and not state? Thanks

    • John K says:

      My family and I have used Turbotax the past several years. The TurboTax Federal Free Edition is free only for Federal filing. They have functionality for State filing, but you must pay for it in my experience. I think like $30ish typically. You can then decide whether you want to deal with puling all the data into your state’s tax filing process yourself, or drop the $30/whatever and let Turbotax do it for you.

      • Chuck says:

        Ahh, there’s always a catch, haha. Thanks for pointing out.

        • Justin says:

          Correct. For states without taxes, such as Texas, you can file completely free the first year, as long as it’s a 1040-EZ. A word of caution, I figured reuse the login the next year, I believe it will auto-populate your previous info Such as address and then by doing so upgrade you to Deluxe edition. This was definitely the case for 2011, when I made a second username.

          The other caution, if you have investments (capital gains) and some other things, you can’t do a 1040-EZ and thus can’t use the free version.

          TurboTax is general does a lot of other shady stuff too, such as increasing the price of you wait to file. The price you pay is when you submit (or schedule) your return – not the price when you sign up.

          All things considered, I still use them and will bite on this deal. But I’m skeptical they points will never post, for some reason.

  2. Abey says:

    Aparently Amex has a 75K Business Gold offer after 10K spend
    And a 75K Business Platinum offer after 5K spend
    It might not work for everyone. Here are the links:

    75K Gold

    75K Platinum

  3. Dan says: – file for free with H&R block if your agi is <58k. Supports all forms.

  4. Ferris says:

    Any idea how much 1k points is really worth?

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