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#1 of 4 Old 03-11-2014, 07:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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.


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Thanks for letting us know. Extra money is awesome.
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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?


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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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