Monday, January 27, 2014

Tax Preparation Discounts for 2013 Taxes

2014 Discounts for 2013 Taxes

Note: Turbotax prices go up March 22! Discounts below may no longer apply after that date.

The IRS Tax Filing Deadline is Tuesday, April 15 2014.

Have you started preparing for your Federal and State taxes? If you aren't using a Sacramento tax preparer for your 2013 taxes, there are a few ways to save some money on online services such as TurboTax.

Your bank, credit union, brokerage, credit card company, or mutual fund company may offer a discount so check their sites to see if they have a partnership offer with a site like H&R Block or TurboTax. Also check with your employee benefits program, or other memberships like Costco or USAA. Brokers and mutual funds companies seem to have the deepest discounts.

The info below will help you find the best price for Federal Taxes with TurboTax. 

TurboTax Discounts
Bank and Brokerage Discount Examples

Comparing the Premier version (Federal Only):

Normal price: $75

Golden 1: TurboTax $50
Bank of America: TurboTax  $50
Best Price: Vanguard : TurboTax  $35
Best Price: Fidelity: TurboTax $35 

Cashback Rebate and Deal Site Discount Examples

Discount and cashback sites are also offering discounts and rebates on tax software. To redeem these discounts you must set up an account at the discount site, and then click through their link to TurboTax. 

Here are some discounts for TurboTax $75 Premier (Federal Only):

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sacramento Uber Deal: Get $20 off your first Uber car ride

Get $20 off your first car ride with Uber cab car service in Sacramento.

I used Uber a few months ago and found it to be a great taxi alternative. It took about 15 minutes for the car to arrive:
  • Set up payment in advance with credit card or paypal
  • Use the app to order the car, and track location of the car as it approaches
  • No tipping (it is included in fee)
 To redeem this 2014 Uber $20 credit deal, use invite code 6of7q.

Uber Cab $20 Deal
Use code 6of7q

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Sacramento Free Museum Day 2014

Sacramento Museum Day for free and discounted museum admission will take place
Saturday Feb 1, 2014.


Aerospace Museum of California
California Automobile Museum
California Foundry History Museum
The California Museum
California State Military Museum
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum
Center for Contemporary Art
Crocker Art Museum
Discovery Museum Science and Space Center
California Pharmacy Museum
Fairytale Town (half price)
Folsom History Museum

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sacramento Downtown Ice Rink 2013-2014

Sacramento Downtown Ice Rink 2013-2014 - Ice Skating Deals for Cheapos

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, located near the K St. entrance to Downtown Plaza, opened in early November.

Regular Hours through January 20
  • Monday-Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
Normal admission price is $8 plus $2 skate rental, but of course you can do better than that:

Ice Skating Deals- Discount Promotional days:

Mondays - Date Night 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Free skate rental for you and your date with receipt from restaurant in downtown