Turbo Tax - Miles

Old Jan 27, 16, 6:38 am
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Turbo Tax - Miles

For those who use Turbo Tax and want to get airline miles besides using the your mileage card so far, the following airlines offer miles (that I know of) for using Turbo Tax:

Virgin America
Spirit
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Old Jan 27, 16, 10:10 am
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Southwest will also give you 1k points for Turbotax and points are eligible for companion pass

https://rapidrewardsshopping.southwe....htm?gmid=2493
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Old Jan 27, 16, 10:29 am
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Virgin Atlantic are offering 9 miles per $1 spent through their Shops Away portal.

http://shop.virgin-atlantic.com/bank...ntuit-turbotax
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Old Jan 27, 16, 12:08 pm
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Thanks!
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Old Jan 29, 16, 2:03 am
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There are a few others including Marriott and Hawaiian.

http://evreward.com/store/go/3362
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Old Jan 31, 16, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by giddyforpoints View Post
Southwest will also give you 1k points for Turbotax and points are eligible for companion pass

https://rapidrewardsshopping.southwe....htm?gmid=2493

I tried that in 2014. Wasn't worth the hassle of hunting down my miles that never posted, 4 phone calls, etc.
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Old Jan 31, 16, 3:01 pm
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You're probably better off using the various coupons that brokerages hand out. IIRC Vanguard customers get $20 off without the potential hassle of dealing with portals that may or may not pay out.
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Old Feb 3, 16, 12:38 am
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There's a running thread in the SPAM folder about tax software discounts.

In general it is cheaper to buy the software on Amazon, Costco, or via sales - the savings is worth more than the value of the miles you might receive. Also you can prepare and store the returns on your own laptop - most of the airline offers require online preparation. This is a nonstarter for me as I don't trust the security plus I like to own my software.
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Old Feb 4, 16, 6:57 pm
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I used HHonors portal last year and the points posted reasonably fast. I used it again this year as well.
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Old Feb 5, 16, 11:18 am
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Do you realize that except for the simplest tax returns, Turbo Tax costs way more than HR Block? The HR Block Basic does all the stuff you need the Turbo Tax Premier to do, at half the cost. Most the times the miles earned for Turbo Tax aren't worth the additional out-of-pocket cash cost.
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Old Feb 5, 16, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by fti View Post
Do you realize that except for the simplest tax returns, Turbo Tax costs way more than HR Block? The HR Block Basic does all the stuff you need the Turbo Tax Premier to do, at half the cost. Most the times the miles earned for Turbo Tax aren't worth the additional out-of-pocket cash cost.
With all due respect, I've used both products and reached a different conclusion. TaxCut missed some key deductions/credits that would have cost me some money, Turbo did not. So I find it worth a few more $$. The Turbo Deluxe ($40 on amazon) works for the vast majority except for those who have significant rental real estate, a consultancy business with expenses or perhaps significant securities trading, in which case I think Premier is probably better.
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Old Feb 5, 16, 10:41 pm
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I've done TurboTax with Southwest before successfully.
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Old Feb 7, 16, 7:36 pm
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Southwest

Does anyone know if it is possible to post the points into someone else's account? I am trying to help my sister get her cp on Southwest. Thanks.
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Old Feb 12, 16, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by BillyBaloney View Post
I tried that in 2014. Wasn't worth the hassle of hunting down my miles that never posted, 4 phone calls, etc.
sorry you didn't have success. I've done this for at least 3 years with success each time.
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Old Feb 12, 16, 1:19 pm
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Mine have posted, its been less than 2 weeks since I filed.
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