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US Tax Rebates

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CapMorgan, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. CapMorgan

    CapMorgan Junior Member

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    For those in the US you all are aware of tax rebates coming, but where you aware that some stores are offering incentives on top of the check value if you buy from them.

    The tax rebates — ranging from $300 to $600, or up to $1,200 for married couples who file jointly — will be available to some direct-deposit taxpayers as early as Monday, though checks by mail will take longer. Many parents will receive an additional $300 per child.

    Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. retailer, says it plans to announce a tax-rebate-related program within a few days. Here's what other retailers plan:

    •Supervalu, parent company of Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shop 'n Save and other grocery chains, says shoppers will be able to exchange tax-rebate checks for store gift cards, with an extra $30 added for every $300 in rebate checks. The offer will be valid through July 31.

    •Sears will also give customers an additional return if they spend their entire rebate on a gift card, for use at Sears, Kmart or Lands' End stores. From May 14 to July 19, customers can cash in the rebates for a gift card in the amount of the check plus 10%. The gift cards carry no expiration dates or fees.

    •Similarly, Kroger grocery stores will add 10% to the value of rebate checks when customers use them in $300 increments to buy Kroger gift cards. Customers with a rebate check worth more than $300 but less than $600 would get a $330 Kroger gift card and the rest of their rebate back.

    •Staples is using promotions to urge small-business owners to spend their rebates. Until May 4, it's offering $50 off purchases of $500 or more and $150 off furniture costing at least $1,000. Through June 30, for purchases of more than $499 with a Staples credit card, the store will charge no interest and require no payments for six months.

    •Home Depot is urging customers to use rebates to invest in the environment and cut energy bills. It'll offer discounts through July on compact fluorescent light bulbs and Energy Star appliances. That helps "take a short-term stimulus and turn it into a long-term investment," spokeswoman Jean Niemi says.

    Linking the rebates to gift cards is a smart tactic, Conroy says, because shoppers typically spend more than the value of a gift card when they use one.
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    The checks will be mailed in linear order starting with people whose social security numbers last two digits are 00.
     
  3. CapMorgan

    CapMorgan Junior Member

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    I have seen different dates then this recently, but this is what the IRS says.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT

    Last two SSN digits: Payments will be transmitted no later than:
    00 through 20 May 2
    21 through 75 May 9
    76 through 99 May 16



    Paper checks will also go out based on Social Security number. For Social Security numbers ending in 00 through 09, the paper checks will be mailed starting May 9 and will continue through May 16. A similar process will be repeated in the following weeks.

    PAPER CHECK

    Last two SSN digits: Payments will be mailed no later than:
    00 through 09 May 16
    10 through 18 May 23
    19 through 25 May 30
    26 through 38 June 6
    39 through 51 June 13
    52 through 63 June 20
    64 through 75 June 27
    76 through 87 July 4
    88 through 99 July 11















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  4. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I've got a wild feeling these dates will be moved up.
     
  5. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me one bit..
     
  6. DeskCoder

    DeskCoder Regular Member

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    Already have been. My buddy at work got his in his bank account today.