Here's a way to make some quick Amazon gift card cash good until 9/6/11. If you have extra cash sitting around, you can do a new acct or transfer, $50k gets you $100, $100k gets you $200 and $250k gets you $500. You can also deposit $1 mil to get a Sony internet tv/blu ray player or desktop/laptop, but I don't recommend these since you'll be taxed on these items for sure. The beauty of this deal is you won't generate a 1099 for the gift card if you stay below $600, so it's tax free.
Also, you can park it in a CD, leave it in a money market account or trade as you like, only requirement is the money has to stay there for 1 year. I figure if you're not using the money for the next year and you're not earning much in interest, this will help you get up to an extra $500 tax free.
Personally, I've done these deals before for free electronics and I've always stayed below the $600 mark.
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