Year-End To-Do List
It’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), Ol’ Tax Dodge Donation Double-Dip 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, Audible.com and Diapers.com.
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
There’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!