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News You Can Use – 1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes, 3,000 United Airlines Miles, and More!

News You Can Use – 1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes, 3,000 United Airlines Miles, and More!

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1.   1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes

You can earn 1,000 Southwest points when you buy TurboTax through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping mall and file your federal taxes by April 15, 2015.

1,000 Southwest points are worth ~$14 (1.43 cents per Southwest point X 1,000 Southwest points.)  And even more when you have a Companion Pass!

This is a great way to get extra Southwest points because you have to file your taxes anyway.  (Unless you’re Willie Nelson…)

News You Can Use 1,000 Southwest Points For Filing Your Taxes 3,000 United Airlines Miles And More
Get 1,000 Southwest Points When You Buy TurboTax and File Your Taxes Online

2.   3,000 United Airlines Miles for Linking & Using Softcard App

I wrote about this offer before, but if you missed it, you can earn 3,000 United Airlines miles when you link and pay with your UnitedPlus Explorer card through the Softcard app by February 28, 2015.

The app isn’t available for iPhones yet though.  Drat!

3.   2X Delta Airlines Miles for IHG Stays

Points, Miles, and Martinis reports that you can get 2X Delta Airlines miles (up to 10,000 bonus miles) when you stay at IHG hotels through April 30, 2015.

You have to register before your 1st stay AND you have to choose miles as your earning preference in your IHG profile.

News You Can Use 1,000 Southwest Points For Filing Your Taxes 3,000 United Airlines Miles And More
Stay at IHG Hotels Through April 30, 2015, and Get 2X Delta Airlines Miles

4.    1,000 Hilton Points and 3X Eva Air Miles

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can get 1,000 Hilton points when you sign-up for Hilton’s loyalty program and stay 1 night by March 31, 2015.

You’ll also get 3X Eva Air miles.  But I suspect most folks will be more interested in the easy Hilton points you get after your stay.  🙂

Although it’s only for those who do NOT already have a Hilton loyalty account.  So this might be a way to slowly introduce a friend or family member to our hobby!

News You Can Use 1,000 Southwest Points For Filing Your Taxes 3,000 United Airlines Miles And More
1,000 Hilton Points for Joining Hilton and Staying 1 Night, Plus 3X Eva Air Miles

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Do you know if the Southwest TurboTax promotional bonus will count towards companion pass points or not?

Bob, I had been wondering how they could make the lower level tax filings free this year when they were previously charging $35+ for them. I think I see now how they’re doing it. Surprised SW is still giving bonus points on free filings!

I just got my softcard SIM from Tmobile. Was able to register my SPG Amex, but for some reason the United Explorer will not activate.

Customer Service said this is a known issue…bummer.

The 2014 tax year version of Turbotax no longer includes Schedules C, D or E and it has limitations with K-1s. This is an attempt to push people into one of Intuit’s upgraded products: premier or one of their business products. The increased cost is significant, although Intuit is offering a credit for most of the upgrade with some hassle.

The comparison of Turbotax Deluxe with H&R Block’s Deluxe and other tax products is no longer valid. It’s probably not worth spending an extra $30 to $50 for the 1,000 Southwest points – much as I love Southwest points.