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Make Tax Season Slightly Less Painful: Earn 1,000 Bonus Southwest Points for Filing

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Make Tax Season Slightly Less Painful:  Earn 1,000 Bonus Southwest Points for Filing

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Here’s an easy way to earn extra Southwest points for something you probably plan to do anyway!

With this deal from the Southwest shopping portal, you can earn 1,000 bonus Southwest points for filing your taxes with TurboTax.  Even the free version of TurboTax qualifies!

And if you’ve got a Southwest Companion Pass, those points are essentially worth double.  Currently, you can earn a Companion Pass that is valid until the end of 2019 and 30,000 bonus Southwest points after being approved for and meeting the spending requirements for any of these cards:

Here’s what you need to know.

Filing Your Taxes Online?  Use TurboTax and You Could Earn 1,000 Bonus Southwest Points!

Bonus Southwest Points With TurboTax

The Southwest shopping portal is offering 1,000 bonus Southwest points when you file your online 2018 federal tax return with TurboTax.  To get the bonus, you must file by April 15, 2019, and your bonus points should post to your account within 8 weeks.  There’s a limit of one shopping portal bonus per Southwest loyalty account.

Everyone (ok, almost everyone) has to file taxes, so you might as well make the most of it!

Just note that the bonus points you’ll earn with this deal do NOT count toward elite status or earning the Southwest Companion Pass.

But that’s not the end of the world because earning the Southwest Companion Pass is a lot easier with the latest offers on the Chase Southwest cards.   All 3 personal Southwest cards are offering the Companion Pass after meeting the cards’ minimum spending requirements!

You can read all about the increased offers on the Chase Southwest cards here.

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I am very disappointed with Chase. I applied for the SW card intending to get the priority card but apparently hit the wrong button. I got approved for the Plus. I contacted them and they said they won’t do anything but I could cancel it & I could reapply for the other one but it would count as one of my 5/24 rule and may not be approved.

Ouch! Sorry to hear this Gary.

To be fair, this isn’t an issue with just Chase. I’ve read similar posts over the years in online forums and I’ve found that most (if not all) banks would take the same stance.