2017 Year-End To-Do List

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It’s crunch time.  We’ve got about 12 days to take care of a few things before 2017 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 year’s end – use it or lose it!  Remember, rhyming is more important than proper grammar.

Donations

If you want to write off your donation in 2017, get on it!  For a refresher on different ideas, check out my posts Sweet Charity (Giving Tuesday) and How To Donate Stock at Current Value and Pay No Tax on Capital Gain.

5% Cash Back at Walmart & Department Stores

If you have a Chase Freedom card and have already activated your card for the bonus categories this quarter, you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending through December 31, 2017 in the following categories:

  • Walmart (includes SuperCenters, Walmart Neighborhood Markets, Walmart.com, and Walmart branded gas stations operated by Walmart)
  • Department Stores (includes JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom Rack)

5% Cash Back at Amazon & Target

If you have a Discover it card and have already activated your card for the bonus categories this quarter, you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending through December 31, 2017 in the following categories:

  • Amazon.com
  • Target

I used my Discover card to reload my Amazon balance. To see how to reload an Amazon balance, click here and scroll to #7.

Fun Tip: You can buy gift cards for yourself at these stores in the 5% categories.  Use them later.

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 $5 off your next two Uber rides (and I will too, I think).  Anywho…

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!

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