UPDATE: I did confirm with the PR agency that these codes also include 1 FREE STATE EFILE! That’s a $36.95 savings on top of the $49.95 discounted cost of Premier for a total $87 value!
Update #2: I’m adding a Turbotax Deluxe Online code to the giveaway!
Actually, I have 2 copies of TurboTax Premier Online to give away! I attended a happy hour sponsored by TurboTax a few weeks ago and got some swag to give away to my readers. I’ll actually have a couple copies of the Deluxe Online version to give away later, and I’m currently using a copy of Deluxe for my own taxes.
I previously used H&R Block TaxCut Online for about 4-5 years until I got fed up with their system; I never quite knew if I was answering the question correctly. So I tested out TaxCut, TaxAct and TurboTax at the same time two years ago, and found that I liked TurboTax the best, by far. That year I used the desktop version, but last year I used the online version…and it’s just as good as the desktop version (without all the worry of saving the files locally and losing them).
First, do you need TurboTax Premier
I’ll admit that Premier is for a small subset of tax filers. Even with my side income from my blog, Deluxe is good enough for me. But free is free, and you can use Premier even if you would normally just use Deluxe. However, check whether you can file for free through the IRS. There’s certain income restrictions for that program.
Next, if you can’t file for free through the feds, but you only need to file a form 1040EZ, then you can use TurboTax Online Free Edition. State filing is still extra, but I have my own ways around that, at least from experience in MD and VA, but your state may differ. I like let the tax software complete my state taxes, but then I go to the state website and plug in my numbers and file for free! Yes, I even told the TurboTax VP this secret, and they’re fine with it, but we both agreed most people won’t go the extra step when they can just file from within the software.
Alright, can’t file for free through the IRS or TurboTax? Then I guess you can enter below 🙂
How to Enter to Win One of Two Copies of TurboTax Premier Online
I’m actually going to give you a few ways to enter this contest, and that means you can enter more than once (but only once with each method).
THE CONTEST HAS ENDED. CHECK BACK TO FIND OUT IF YOU WON!
Method 1: Leave a comment on this post. Simple. Easy.
Method 2: If you use Twitter, tweet this exact phrase (without the quotes):
“Win TurboTax Premier Online from @cleverdude! http://tinyurl.com/CDturbotax to enter and/or retweet this!”
Method 3: (worth 5 entries) Write a blog post about the giveaway. Just include a link to this article and SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR POST URL! If you don’t send me an email, you don’t get entered as I can’t rely on pingbacks consistently.
There you have it, three ways to enter and get up to 7 entries. I’ll choose the winners from all the entries after 5pm, Feb 5th and announce on Saturday, Feb 6th. I’ll contact the winners via email/twitter and they will have 48 hours to reply or else I will draw a new winner.
Even More TurboTax Giveaways!
I’m not the only one giving away copies of TurboTax. A few of my fellow bloggers who attended the TT Happy Hour are giving away their copies this week. Go to the links below to enter their contests. More to come later this week:
- Mapgirl at TurboTax Free Giveaway!
- Brian from My Next Buck at It’s Tax Season – Free Turbo Tax Giveaway
- Bible Money Matters at TurboTax Giveaway
- J Money from BudgetsAreSexy
Now enter the giveaways!