I e-filed my federal taxes with Turbotax (as I've been doing for at least 10 years). I ended up with a refund of about $750. This year I was given three choices: receive a check in the mail, have the amount deposited to my bank account, of receive an Amazon gift card (in $100 increments). If you chose the gift card option, you would receive an additional 10%!
I know if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but I couldn't see a catch here, and I love free money, so I went for it. I received the gift card yesterday, extra $70 and all!
I try to not get a refund, but if I can get extra money for it, it might be worth it! Though of course there's no guarantee they will do it again.
If the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.
That would just encourage me to buy things I didn't need from Amazon, lol. But I suppose if you routinely buy things from Amazon and don't want to use the tax return for bills, it's a good option.
The gift cards don't expire, do they?
I remember in previous years, it was pretty common for retainers to offer an extra 10% if you'd convert your tax refund into gift cards for that retailer. I haven't seen that much lately though.
I also used TurboTax. I would've been more likely to use the Amazon offer if I was getting a small refund and if I used subscribe and save. I usually try for no refund, but getting married this year threw a wrench into the plans ;)
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