Year-End To-Do List


Chip - Christmas tree hatIt’s crunch time.  We’ve got about 36 hours to take care of a few things before 2015 turns into a pumpkin.

Refill Prescriptions & Exhaust Health Savings Accounts

If you have already met your deductible for prescriptions, you might wanna reload your meds.  If you have a Health Savings Account that needs to be used or losed by tomorrow night – use it or lose it!  Remember, rhyming is more important than proper grammar.


If you want to write off your donation in 2015, get on it!  For a refresher on different ideas, check out my posts Sweet Charity (Giving Tuesday)How To Donate Stock at Current Value and Pay No Tax on Capital Gain and Tax CREDIT: 55% of Your Donation.

10% Bonus on Freedom… And Maybe $5 More via Amazon

If you have a Chase Freedom card and have already activated your card for the bonus categories this quarter, remember that they doubled the cash back to 10% for purchases at Amazon, Zappos, and

A few weeks ago, used my Freedom card to reload my Amazon Gift Card Balance with $1,000.  The 10% cash back bonus from Freedom was $100 in my pocket.  To see how to reload an Amazon balance, click here and scroll to #7.

I get cash back on the Freedom card in the quarterly bonus categories (Amazon, etc.) on purchases up to $1,500.  Today, I decided to reload another $500 in Amazon gift cards.  That will be an extra $50 cash back to me.  When I signed in to Amazon, I saw a targeted offer of an extra $5 per $100 or more Reload.  I clicked where I was supposed to, reloaded $500 more, and got a bonus $5 on top.

Not everyone will get Amazon’s “Reload $100, Get $5 for Free!” offer.  It has nothing to do with the Chase Freedom cash back offer.  I got both, so at the end of the day, my $500 reload got me $30 cash back.

Uber – Free Ride

UberGlassThere’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is a such a thing as a free ride – via Uber.  With all the Christmas and New Year’s parties, there may be times when you should leave your car and grab a cab.

Grabacab is also the name of my favorite Genesis song.

If you sign up for Uber by clicking on my link which contains the promo code “uberChipCheese”, you’ll get $15 off your first Uber ride, and I’ll get $15 off my next ride too.

Happy New Year!
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