Considering I sold my soul to Amazon.com many years ago, -Subscribe and Save, I love you it’s not surprising that I’ve gone in for the oddball marriage of filing taxes and getting my refund at Amazon.com — PLUS 5%.
Let’s reel this back: I’ve used TurboTax for several years now. Even with IRA and 401k plus medical and charitable deductions, I can use the Free Federal version (I’ve handled State differently: sometimes e-filing Federal and paper-filing State, others letting them both be done by TurboTax, other times in other ways). The past 2 years, I’ve let TurboTax do them both. This year, State via TT was $15.
Right. Free Federal this year and $15 State. When I was done filling it out, getting ready to send it (e-file), they had this option:
Would you like 5-10% bonus on top of your refund? It sounded like BS to me but I clicked ‘learn more.’ It works because TurboTax and Amazon are in bed together anyway (google it, if you care, I don’t but I know about it). I settled for a gift card at Amazon (which I will use up without blinking) in a denomination that gave me $15 bonus.
See what I did there? I opted for enough to cover my State tax filing. This way, I’m getting money at Amazon that will be spent anyway. I’m getting State free (covered by bonus) and the balance goes per usual into my bank account.
Works for me!