Sweepstakes: Share How It Feels To Get Your #TaxesDoneFree

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You’ve finally done it! You’ve filed your simple tax returns using Turbo Tax Free Edition, and not only did it cost you $0, it was just so easy, and simple, too. What could be better than that?

How about the chance to win $5,000?

Enter our “TaxesDoneFree” sweepstakes today and tell all of your friends about your TurboTax experience on social media. Simply use hashtag #TaxesDoneFree #sweepstakes & tag @TurboTax on Twitter or Instagram and you’ll be entered for the chance to win $5,000. See the complete rules below.


The TurboTax® “#TaxesDoneFree” Sweepstakes




This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter. Any information provided is being provided to the Sponsor and not to Instagram or Twitter.


ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Intuit Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize suppliers, Marden-Kane, Inc. and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) (collectively “Releasees”) and individuals living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.


ENTRY PERIOD: The TurboTax “#TaxesDoneFree” (the “Promotion”) begins on March 6, 2019 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on April 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). For purposes of this Promotion, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM PT and ending at 11:59:59 PM PT.  The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Promotion and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.


HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, you’ll first need to become a registered user of www.Twitter.com or www.Instagram.com or log into your Twitter or Instagram account.  Your account must be set to “public”.  If you do not have an account, go to www.Twitter.com or www.Instagram.com to create one. Twitter and Instagram accounts are free. Data and usage rates may apply to the download and use of a Twitter or Instagram application. By submitting your information and creating a Twitter or Instagram account, you agree to the Twitter or Instagram Terms of Use and Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to such Terms of Use and Privacy Notice, you cannot create a Twitter or Instagram account, or participate in this Sweepstakes.  You can return your Twitter and/or Instagram account to “private” any time after the winner announcement.


To enter: a user must tell us or show us that feeling you get when you finish your taxes for free using TurboTax Free Edition by mentioning @TurboTax on Instagram or Twitter and tagging with #TaxesDoneFree and #Sweepstakes to receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.



  1. Twitter account must be set to public and remain public until the winner announcement.
  2. Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to “OFF” and must remain off until the winner announcement.
  3. Entry must include the required hashtags #TaxesDoneFree and #Sweepstakes and you must tag @TurboTax.
  4. You must follow @TurboTax for the duration of the Sweepstakes.


Limitations:  There is a limit of one Entry per person/social media account per day (for purposes of clarity: 1 entry on Twitter per day and 1 entry on Instagram per day for a maximum of 2 entries per day).


By submitting an Entry, you agree that your Entry (1) conforms to the Terms of Use/Guidelines and Content Restrictions of Instagram and/or Twitter; (2) conforms to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below; and (3) Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, and without notice, may remove your Entry and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it determines that your Entry fails to conform to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions or otherwise with the terms of these Official Rules.  Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or constitutes copyright infringement; not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes; not promote any cause other than the Sweepstakes’ theme; not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor, at Sponsor’s sole discretion); and not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status or age (as determined by Sponsor, at Sponsor’s sole discretion) (all of the foregoing prohibited material is “Ineligible Content”).


The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such Instagrm or Twitter account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Instagram or Twitter account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such Instagram or Twitter account. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her Instagram or Twitter account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor.


PRIZE: Sweepstakes Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash.  Prize awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner.  Total Retail Value of all prizes: $5,000.  No transfers or substitution of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Winners are responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prize.  The odds of winning the Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.


RANDOM DRAWING: On or about April 17, 2019 a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received under the supervision of Marden-Kane, Inc., (the “Administrator”), an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.


WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The Potential Winner will be notified on or about two (2) business days after the drawing date.  Entrants must follow @TurboTax on the social media platform which they used to enter the Sweepstakes (Twitter or Instagram) in order to be notified if they are selected as a winner.  Notification will occur by either 1) Twitter Notification: either a private message to the potential winner’s Twitter account or by reply Tweet from @TurboTax to the potential winner’s Tweet or 2) Instagram Notification: either a private message to the potential winner’s Instagram account or by reply from @TurboTax to the potential winner’s Instagram comment.  The potential winner will be required to respond to the direction in the message within twenty-four (24) hours with full contact information.  Potential Winner will be required to complete and sign [1] an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and; where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”) and [2] an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law, all of which must be returned within five (5) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner.  In the event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, or the failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the potential winner declines the prize for any reason will result in such potential winner being disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to a potential winner who is disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received at Sponsor’s discretion. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. If the prize is won by an eligible individual who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (“minor”), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian.


GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void.  By participating, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements.   Decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, entry submission, and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.  Notice to online participants:  Internet access and usage charges applicable to a participant’s account, including access charges and/or any usage charges applicable under participant’s Internet pricing plan and any applicable taxes will continue to apply while a participant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such participant.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded.  Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future participation) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the drawing to award the prizes using all eligible non suspect transactions and entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: a.) under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.


WHO WON:  To request the list of winners, send an e-mail with subject line: “TurboTax #TaxesDoneFree” to winnerslist@mkpromosource.com.  Requests must be received no later than April 30, 2019. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.


Governing Law/Jurisdiction:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, without giving any effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  Any dispute shall be resolved in a court of law in Santa Clara County, California.


Severability:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


ENTRANT INFORMATION:  Your information will be collected in accordance with Intuit’s privacy policy available at https://security.intuit.com/privacy/.


SPONSOR: Intuit. Please direct sponsor inquiries to Intuit, ATTN: Intuit, Inc., 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, SDG-2A-03-22E, San Diego, CA, 92129.

ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791-3416.


AFFILIATION & TRADEMARKS: Intuit and TurboTax are the trademarks of Intuit Inc.


Instagram and Twitter are registered trademarks of each.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to Sponsor, at the address above, not Instagram or Twitter. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates.



Comments (45) Leave your comment

  1. Turbo tax was very easy to use. They were great help in straightening out the questions about my identity. Thank you TurboTax.

    Reed Reyer

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  5. I love that it saves your info from year to year and this year I could use a photo of my W-2! It was my easiest year yet!

  6. This is my 4th year using Turbo Tax! No more trying to find a bunch of papers to file on, and send in by mail. Thank you all at Turbo Tax for making filing so much easier, no headaches, and for checking over everything, hassle free.
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  8. A huge relief to get it done.
    Initially, I was surprised to see a small payment owed to the Federal Govt. I spoke with a Turbo Tax expert. She was very nice and very patient. She walked me though the whole thing… TWICE. We came up with the same answer. I told her I’d like to check with my old friend and former accountant and she said, “Sure. Call your accountant and ask his opinion. All your information will be waiting for you when you come back.”
    I called my friend and told him what my issue was. At first he didn’t think it sounded right. He took my numbers and put them into his own software and it came out exactly the same. I owed the money just like Turbo Tax said. (I’m getting half of it back on my State return so it could have been worse.)
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  9. Even though my taxes are very simple this year, it’s so nice to have Turbo Tax Intuit to help me get it done by myself. What an awesome feeling!

  10. I did my taxes with Turbo tax and they were sent back from federal and
    a state. I had actuall made couple mistakes but thanks to Turbo tax fixing my taxes before I even logged on to check the status my taxes are now on there way to me. Thank you Turbo tax.

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  12. I love TurboTax, it’s not free though..still WAY less expensive then other competitors, you start with free, then near the end when it offers an amount of…$69.99? (Some amount like that, for the life of me, I could NOT find anywhere in my profile what I’m being deducted for/receipt of any kind, everything was shown before clicking yes, I just can’t find a copy of the transaction, but I did just file recently) anyways, your brain tells you to click that option just in case, because it covers your ass in case of any mistakes you or the site missed. And I remember a fee for direct deposit of $110 or so. Its NOT free, but it is very much so CONVENIENT, FAST & EASY to file. I’ve used TurboTax for a few years now, it’s not free like they advertise, but it does save you a considerable amount compared to other places. If your taxes are complicated, then it’s maybe not for you, and TurboTax will let you know if that is the case.

  13. It was faster than expected. Excellent service. Answers could be given easy and without hesitation. Went very fluent. I would definitely recommend it.

  14. While other tax sites claim to be free and it just happens to be a hook line and sinker to pull you in to use their site. When you are all finished, you cant return a page with the information and all of a sudden its no longer free like Turbo Tax.

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