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If you are anything like my family, “free time” on weekends this time of the year are sometimes dedicated to a super fun task… doing our taxes. So, in case you are spending some of your weekend “free time” working on taxes, I wanted to make sure that you make that task a little better by earning miles and points in the process. This post is dedicated specifically to earning miles and points on your online tax preparation by using H&R Block or TurboTax.
If you use H&R Block online, here are some of your points earning options:
AAdvantage eShopping Mall: 10 miles per dollar
Choice Privileges Online Mall: 17 points per dollar
Delta SkyMiles Shopping: 15 miles per dollar
Hawaiian Airlines XtraMiles Shopping: 9.5 miles per dollar
Marriott Rewards ShopMyWay: 15 points per dollar
Priority Club: 10 points per dollar
Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping: 8 points per dollar
US Airways Dividend Miles Shopping: 6 miles per dollar
United MileagePlus Shopping: 6 miles per dollar
Chase Ultimate Rewards: 15 miles per dollar
If you use Turbo Tax online, here are some of your points earning options:
AAdvantage eShopping Mall: 8 miles per dollar
Choice Privileges Online Mall: 11 points per dollar
Delta SkyMiles Shopping: 5 miles per dollar
Hawaiian Airlines XtraMiles Shopping: 7.5 miles per dollar
Marriott Rewards ShopMyWay: 10 points per dollar
Priority Club: 8 points per dollar
US Airways Dividend Miles Shopping: 4 miles per dollar
United MileagePlus Shopping: 4 miles per dollar
Chase Ultimate Rewards: 8 miles per dollar
Amex Membership Rewards: 3 points per dollar
I personally used the Ultimate Rewards portal and earned 15 extra points per dollar for our taxes with H&R Block online. If I were going the Turbo Tax route, I would likely choose either the 1,000 Southwest points or the Ultimate Rewards portal for 8 extra points per dollar. If you need more info about the Ultimate Rewards portal, you can check out this post.
It has been pointed out that the 1,000 points from Southwest using TurboTax are awarded even if you qualify for filing your taxes for free, so that is a great deal for those of you who have family members that can file online for free! Additionally, don’t worry if you have started your taxes already without going through a portal. Just make sure to go through the portal when you actually check-out and pay to file.
Let me know what other miles and points deals you have found related to taxes. I have already done my taxes, but I am sure there are many others who can benefit from what you might have found!