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Post by nalor511 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 am

vtMaps wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 am
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
That is the windows version. The mac version is still over $30.

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Good deal still for win

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Post by a_movable_life » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am

Is the H&R as good as Turbo Tax? I have 1099 income.

I need to test the return before the end of the year to see if I did my numbers right. ACA, and needing a Roth Rollover to make some more income.

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Post by dodecahedron » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:15 am

money_bunny wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am
Is the H&R as good as Turbo Tax? I have 1099 income.
Long-time TurboTax user until I switched to Block in 2014. I used both products side-by-side in 2014 and Block was better. I have not looked back since then. No reason to switch. Block does what I need it to do, does it correctly, and does it cheaper.

You did not state what type of 1099 income you have. There are many forms of 1099 income (e.g., 1099-MISC, 1099-DIV,1099-B, 1099-INT, just to name a few that I have dealt with myself.) I have yet to experience a 1099 that Block does not handle.

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Post by AAA » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:10 am

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
Mac users note: That appears to be only for the Windows version.

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Post by SimonJester » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:28 am

Pulled the trigger on the Walmart deal, thanks for that!

One item I am seeing, I am not sure the software has the $500 Credit for Dependents built in yet.
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Post by Kevin M » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:02 pm

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
That link shows me price of $31.92.

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Post by Monster99 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 pm

It was $18 until about noon... I was just getting around to order but now it is $32 -bummer!😣

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Post by neilpilot » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:31 pm

Pixafari wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:05 am
FYI: Deluxe Federal only on CD is $17.50 on Amazon now. No state needed for FL so I just jumped.
Ordered this earlier today after I read your post. Just checked now and it's back up to $25.50.

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Post by Whakamole » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:03 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Pixafari wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:05 am
FYI: Deluxe Federal only on CD is $17.50 on Amazon now. No state needed for FL so I just jumped.
Ordered this earlier today after I read your post. Just checked now and it's back up to $25.50.
Showing as $31.50 for me.

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Post by Bacchus01 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm

Kevin M wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:02 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
That link shows me price of $31.92.

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Post by Bengineer » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:36 pm

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 am
Last year the $10 deluxe showed up Jan 1, fyi. I'd love to have it now, but the software (forms) aren't anywhere near final yet, so not sure it's worth paying $21 extra to have it now.
Even though there will be a few updates, I find it helpful to run a pro-forma before our last estimated tax payment in January to get a pretty good idea of things. Self-employment income, dividends and cap gains, estimated taxes, new deductions for us this year (hsa, health ins premiums, pass-through, ...) and so forth. I aim to underpay my estimated taxes enough to ensure paying in April so as to avoid the nightmare of having to deal with a fake return for refund filed in our name, yet enough to avoid penalties. Getting "pretty close" with the last payment helps with that.

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Post by nalor511 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Bengineer wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:36 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 am
Last year the $10 deluxe showed up Jan 1, fyi. I'd love to have it now, but the software (forms) aren't anywhere near final yet, so not sure it's worth paying $21 extra to have it now.
Even though there will be a few updates, I find it helpful to run a pro-forma before our last estimated tax payment in January to get a pretty good idea of things. Self-employment income, dividends and cap gains, estimated taxes, new deductions for us this year (hsa, health ins premiums, pass-through, ...) and so forth. I aim to underpay my estimated taxes enough to ensure paying in April so as to avoid the nightmare of having to deal with a fake return for refund filed in our name, yet enough to avoid penalties. Getting "pretty close" with the last payment helps with that.
That's a good point, an $8 premium was enough for me to pull the trigger, bought it for $18.xx last night from WM. The forms are super incomplete right now though. Good deal nonetheless.

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Post by OnTrack » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:39 pm

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
I guess it went up. I just checked and it is $31.92.

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Post by Bengineer » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:44 am

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Bengineer wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:36 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 am
Last year the $10 deluxe showed up Jan 1, fyi. I'd love to have it now, but the software (forms) aren't anywhere near final yet, so not sure it's worth paying $21 extra to have it now.
Even though there will be a few updates, I find it helpful to run a pro-forma before our last estimated tax payment in January to get a pretty good idea of things. Self-employment income, dividends and cap gains, estimated taxes, new deductions for us this year (hsa, health ins premiums, pass-through, ...) and so forth. I aim to underpay my estimated taxes enough to ensure paying in April so as to avoid the nightmare of having to deal with a fake return for refund filed in our name, yet enough to avoid penalties. Getting "pretty close" with the last payment helps with that.
That's a good point, an $8 premium was enough for me to pull the trigger, bought it for $18.xx last night from WM. The forms are super incomplete right now though. Good deal nonetheless.
Score! :happy by the time I looked, the WM deal was gone. I kind of expect there to be updates into March, given the changes this year.

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Post by protagonist » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Is $46.50 a good deal for H+R Block Premium?

That is the price on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Block-Software-P ... 8++premium

Possible glitch....I don't see anything on the Amazon page that states "free federal e-file". Do they charge extra for that?

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Post by prudent » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:02 pm

protagonist wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Is $46.50 a good deal for H+R Block Premium?

That is the price on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Block-Software-P ... 8++premium

Possible glitch....I don't see anything on the Amazon page that states "free federal e-file". Do they charge extra for that?
It's about halfway down the page in a gray shaded box. "Five free federal e-files for your personal return, and unlimited federal preparation and printing"

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Post by protagonist » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:56 pm

prudent wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:02 pm
protagonist wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Is $46.50 a good deal for H+R Block Premium?

That is the price on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Block-Software-P ... 8++premium

Possible glitch....I don't see anything on the Amazon page that states "free federal e-file". Do they charge extra for that?
It's about halfway down the page in a gray shaded box. "Five free federal e-files for your personal return, and unlimited federal preparation and printing"
Don't know how I missed it. Thanks. I imagine it is worth the additional $11 over $35 Deluxe in order to deal with sold rental property, just in case my hand needs holding (I never sold depreciated property before and I have plenty of carryover losses ...)

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Post by LinusP » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm

nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.

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Post by Angst » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:33 pm

LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you! I was annoyed I'd missed it earlier. Just glad I snapped out of my turkey snooze soon enough to catch it this time around. :happy

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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:15 am

I don't see any black Friday special on Amazon.com. So far, it's still $31.50. H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2018
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Post by diy60 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 am

LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you for the heads up, I just got it for $18.17 as well.

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Post by tj » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:22 am

diy60 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 am
LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you for the heads up, I just got it for $18.17 as well.

This is super annoying. It is showing $29.97 for me.

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Post by DarkNyte » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:37 am

Sale is back at walmart.com for 18.17.

Better hurry before price changes again.

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Post by tuningfork » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:41 am

LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you! Got it for $18.17, a far cry from the $34.95 "lowest price of the year" offered to me direct from H&R Block!

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Post by indexfundfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:48 am

Thank you! Just completed the order for $18.17 as well.
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Post by noraz123 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:57 am

Thanks. Just picked this up at WM. Great price.

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Post by indexfundfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:13 am

tj wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:22 am
diy60 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:21 am
LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you for the heads up, I just got it for $18.17 as well.

This is super annoying. It is showing $29.97 for me.
As of now, the Mac version is $29.97 and the Windows version is $18.17.
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Post by ray.james » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:42 am

got it thanks.
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Post by stlutz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am

$18 at Amazon now.

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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 am

stlutz wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am
$18 at Amazon now.
Score! Thanks, St Lutz. Price is $18 for both PC and Mac.

Thanks to Discover giving me 10% cash rebates on my Amazon purchases this quarter, my net price is $16.20.

Of course, the purchase is subject to 8% NY sales tax, so cost is $17.50 tax inclusive but I get the bonus that my NYS efiles are free (due to state law mandate that prohibits software publishers from charging extra for efiling.)

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Post by dodecahedron » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:17 am

LadyGeek wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Since I purchased the 2017 version of H&R Block tax software, I just received an email with a link to pre-order the 2018 version for $29.95. The "full" price is $54.95, so this is $25 off for ordering early.

There is one upsell - Unless you pay $5.99 for the "Extended Download Service", you'll only have a 60 day window to download the software. :annoyed
Further bonus of waiting for Amazon $18 deal is that software purchases remain permanently in my Amazon download library at no extra charge.

I just checked and noticed that my Amazon download library gives me access to every tax software product I have bought since 2014. (Before that my late husband was the one who purchased our software and he preferred CDs which he would opportunistically purchase on his periodic trips to Staples. He loved physically shopping. I do not.)

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Post by tenkuky » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:17 am

stlutz wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am
$18 at Amazon now.
Yep, got notified by camelcamelcamel this morning and bought it.
Better price than last year too.

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Post by AAA » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am

I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.

Edited: the code is not in the order confirmation email but is in a followup email that Amazon sends.
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Post by Longdog » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:04 am

stlutz wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am
$18 at Amazon now.
Thank you! I've been using Turbotax for years, and last year was the first year I tried H&R Block because the price at the time I wanted to get it was around $14 so I figured it was worth a shot. I don't believe it's as good as Turbotax for my taste, and I was all set to wait for an excellent Turbotax price, but once again - the price for HR Block was too low for me to say "no" to and I will just deal with the things I didn't like so much again this year. First world problems. :happy
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Post by Prudence » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am

Just bought it, thanks!

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Post by student » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am

AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.

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Post by Feb29 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:31 am

As a Black Friday special Amazon is offering H&R Block Federal + State 2018 for $18 as a download.

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Post by indexfundfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am

student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
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Post by Watty » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:37 am

[Thread merged into here, see below (next page) --admin LadyGeek]

This was buried in another thread but it is a deal of the day today,Black Friday, at Amazon for $18.

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Post by student » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 am

indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
Are you sure you quoted the correct message?

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Post by tuningfork » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:52 am

tuningfork wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:41 am
LinusP wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm
nalor511 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am
Walmart has 2018 deluxe+state for $18 https://www.walmart.com/ip/H-R-Block-Ta ... /810000421
Walmart's price went down again - I just bought it for $18.17.
Thank you! Got it for $18.17, a far cry from the $34.95 "lowest price of the year" offered to me direct from H&R Block!
And... Walmart proves they have a long way to go to compete against Amazon. I placed my order 8 hours ago and Walmart still hasn't sent me the email with the download link. The Walmart order is still in the "Received" status. So I canceled it and ordered from Amazon. Download available immediately, installing now.

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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 am

student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 am
indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
Are you sure you quoted the correct message?
I believe the H&R Block email said "it's our best price of the year". The reason I sprung for their $29.95 deal is because I missed the black Friday sale last year. :oops:

So, better to pay $29.95 early, than to forget and pay full price later. From a behavioral finance perspective, I would think this is a form of Regret aversion.
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Post by indexfundfan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:58 am

student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 am
indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
Are you sure you quoted the correct message?
My email, which came from HRB, has the subject "Save $25! Our best deal of the year."
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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by student » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:11 am

indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:58 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 am
indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
Are you sure you quoted the correct message?
My email, which came from HRB, has the subject "Save $25! Our best deal of the year."
ok.

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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by student » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:18 am

LadyGeek wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:45 am
indexfundfan wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:35 am
student wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
AAA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am
I just did the Amazon download for Mac. A couple of things - when I double-clicked on the download there was a brief error message that implied it couldn't be opened but it seemed to ignore that and mounted the disk image anyhow. Also, when you start the program, the registration window asks for an activation code and says you can find it in the email you received. You can find this in the Your Games and Software section of your Amazon account. It wasn't in the email I received from Amazon. Other than that, the program opened as expected.

So the "lowest price of the year" email I got from H&R a couple of weeks ago offered the program for about twice what I just paid for it.
Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me.
It is still their best offer, if you buy directly from their website. :twisted:
Are you sure you quoted the correct message?
I believe the H&R Block email said "it's our best price of the year". The reason I sprung for their $29.95 deal is because I missed the black Friday sale last year. :oops:

So, better to pay $29.95 early then to forget and pay full price later. From a behavioral finance perspective, I would think this is a form of Regret aversion.
Now I understand. I wasn't being precise enough in my reply. When I said "Interesting. It was in the email that they sent me," I meant the email from Amazon.com having the activation code" and not the email from H&R.

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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by Whakamole » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:57 am

Feb29 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:31 am
As a Black Friday special Amazon is offering H&R Block Federal + State 2018 for $18 as a download.
If you don't need state, Deluxe is $17.50. May as well save two quarters. :beer

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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by bryansmile » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:58 am

Question: I usually share the CD with 4 friends so we don't waste the 5 e-files, with the $18 Amazon PC download copy, can my friends download it without access to my Amazon account or my Amazon software library? In other words, is there a link that I can email them to download the software, which does not require logging into my Amazon account?
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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by KlangFool » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:20 am

Thanks. I just bought my copy from Amazon.

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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe-$18

Post by Clumsum » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:50 am

Got it.
Thanks

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Re: H&R Block 2018 Tax Software Deluxe Federal + State $29.95

Post by Monster99 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:11 pm

Thanks! Bought mine from Amazon - Thought I missed a good price when the Walmart price expired earlier in the week...

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