Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Block Ten Buck Offer
Old 12-19-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
sengsational's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,815
Block Ten Buck Offer

Today I got a CD in the mail from H&R Block to buy the basic for $9.95.

The reason I think this is newsworthy is that it seems to me, in my past experience, the initial offer before the new year was $35. Later, sometime after the new year, some of the office supply stores would have it for $15. It's $35 on Amazon right now.

I know many of you get the Vanguard offer for free, but I'm split between them and Fido, so don't make the cut there.

Because they said sharing the CD along with the offer was legit, I posted an iso of the disk. Of course I don't get anything, blah, blah.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5w...ew?usp=sharing
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blockcd.jpg (18.0 KB, 212 views)
__________________

__________________
sengsational is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-19-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
fosterscik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 182
Have you tried starting the install, saying no when asked to pay and then getting an extra discount? In previous years it has resulted in another $5 discount from the software price.
__________________

__________________
fosterscik is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
sengsational's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,815
No, I didn't try that. Someone else I hope will report on that. I wonder if they discount the $10 version...that would be a steal!
__________________
sengsational is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 05:24 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,615
Vanguard doesn't do free tax software anymore.

TheFinanceBuff wrote a little bit about the shareable CD from HRBlock in this post: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...24134#p2724134

It is nice of you to share.

Quote:
The CD has the program but it requires payment to activate. The price offered is lower than retail, like $14.95 for deluxe with state, and just as you exit out without buying, you are offered another $5 off to buy it for $9.95.
__________________
LOL! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 06:31 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
gromit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 154
If you go in and look at the page of offers for the different flavors of the software, when you close that window it will make what it says is a one time offer of $5 off if you buy right then. With that $5 off, the Deluxe + State edition was only $9.99 + sales tax. That's a good deal.
__________________
gromit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 11:32 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Sunset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Posts: 4,706
Thanks, and wow I love my WOW at 30 Mbps, it took less than a minute to dl.

Not sure If I'll use it, as I previously have used the premium version all the time, (have a rental and self employment).
__________________
Sunset is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 12:20 AM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
growing_older's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,608
I think T Rowe Price and Fidelity are offering free Turbo Tax this year. Vanguard apparently is not.
__________________
growing_older is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 07:31 AM   #8
Recycles dryer sheets
gromit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunset View Post
Thanks, and wow I love my WOW at 30 Mbps, it took less than a minute to dl.

Not sure If I'll use it, as I previously have used the premium version all the time, (have a rental and self employment).
The CD has multiple offers with at least one offer being for Premium. I didn't pay attention to the details of it though.
__________________

__________________
gromit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ally Bank - free H&R Block Deluxe tax prep offer (online version) caninelover FIRE and Money 6 03-02-2011 06:51 PM
Wacky ideas to make a buck 1099 exchange. Lakewood90712 Other topics 4 07-06-2008 02:05 PM
Blogging for buck$. Nords Other topics 1 06-23-2006 02:45 PM
The Buck must Duck! wabmester FIRE and Money 1 10-11-2004 09:02 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.