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November 26, 2006

Saving on Taxes 2006

This post/deal is a work in progress...

As per my annual (2003, 2004, 2005) tradition, I hopped on what I think will be a pretty good deal for tax software, after MANY rebates.

The goods:
665249 - H&R Block TaxCut Premium Federal+State ($29.99)
519618 - Identity Guard 6-Sheet Straight-Cut Shredder ($19.99)
620206 - PNY 2GB Attaché USB Flash Drive ($29.98)
649531 - PNY 1GB Attaché USB Flash Drives, 3/Pack ($39.98)
652244 - Microsoft Money Deluxe 2007 ($39.99)
666179 - MyAttorney Home & Business ($34.99)
659139 - CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3-User ($60.00)
135848 - Staples Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case ($30.99)
627444 - Noise Reduction Headphones ($29.99)
Subtotal: $315.90

The coupons:
15867 - Free Case of Paper With Purchases of $100+ (Expires: 12/31/06)
66898 - Free Noise Reduction Headphones With Purchases of $100+ (Expires: 11/30/06)
Coupon Total: -$60.98

Tax: $21.35
Order Total: $276.27

The rebates:
$35__06-59269__CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3 Pack
$25__06-59268__CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3 Pack
$35__06-59265__CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3 Pack with Purchase of any Tax Product boxed product
$20__06-55840__CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3 Pack and Proof of Competitive Upgrade From Participating Resellers
$20__06-55839__CA Internet Security Suite 2007 3 Pack and any Wireless Router or PC Attach From Participating Resellers
$40__497-07-307__Microsoft Money Deluxe 2007 and TaxCut Premium
$20__06-57958__Identity shredder and select tax products
$35__06-58363__Avanquest MyAttorney Home & Business & any Tax software Product
$25__06-59081__PNY 2GB Attaché Flash Drive with Any Taxcut Product
$25__06-59081__PNY 3 Pack 1GB Attaché USB with Any Taxcut Product
Rebate Total: $280

Final Profit: $3.73 plus whatever I can sell some of the USB drives for. Also, important to note, is the question of whether Staples will allow rebates for both items (the 3-pack 1GB and the 1-pack 2GB are the same offer #) or not. If not, I'll have to return one pack, and it'll probably be the 3-pack.

Update #1: FatCash was reported 11/30: 4% of the original, pre-coupon subtotal of $315.90, or $12.64.
Update #2: Realized I recently bought a wireless router, and therefore should qualify for the CA- router rebate. $20 bonus!
Update #3: I called the rebate center to check on the PNY rebates, and they claim both should be valid. With Staples extra long Holiday return period, I should have no problem returning them in the event they happen to not be valid.