Taking the Fear Out of Filing Taxes: SaveUp and TurboTax Reward Financial Responsibility

Feb 26, 2013, 08:03 ET from SaveUp

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax season can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety for Americans, causing many people to procrastinate with filing. And some people put off filing to the very last minute or miss the deadline altogether.

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But what if filing taxes could be fun?

SaveUp, a free, nationwide rewards program that rewards people for saving money and reducing debt, has teamed up with TurboTax, the #1 rated tax software, to add a little fun to the dull task of filing taxes.  Through SaveUp, people can play for great prizes such as:

  • $4,000 Post-Tax Vacation
  • Cash rewards -- $100 weekly drawings from now until Tax Day.

"Many Americans have a fear of filing taxes or are just overwhelmed by the process," said Priya Haji, CEO and co-founder of SaveUp.  "We've teamed up with TurboTax to add some fun and incentivize people to be more financially responsible and improve their financial futures."

How it works:

1. File your Federal Return with TurboTax for free

2. Submit your TurboTax Order # on SaveUp

3. Automatically get entered to win:

  • a $4k vacation to the destination of your choice
  • $100 weekly drawings until Tax Day

4. Earn 500 SaveUp credits

About SaveUp

Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based SaveUp is the first free nationwide rewards program that encourages Americans to save money, pay down their debts and make positive changes to their financial behaviors. By partnering with major consumer brands and financial institutions, SaveUp gives users the opportunity to win exciting or life-changing prizes for performing positive financial actions. Individual user information is secure on the site with bank level encryption. SaveUp uses back-end aggregation technology provided by Intuit and has completed a bank-level security audit.

To get rewarded for your positive financial actions or to partner with SaveUp as a bank or sponsor, please visit us at www.saveup.com.