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Earn Miles by Paying Your Taxes with a Credit Card

Link: Discover Card 3% Bonus

Speaking of paying taxes, for years people have asked me about earning Frequent Flyer miles or points by paying your taxes with a credit card. Wouldn’t it be great if you could receive a travel bonus for all that money you have to pay?

Generally speaking, this isn’t usually a great idea, because the companies that process tax payments are smart. They charge a fee, typically 1.87%, in exchange for passing along your money. At 1.87%, you’re paying $467 for every $25,000 in tax payments.

Fortunately, there's a new opportunity that greatly improves this calculation.

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Been to Asia in the Past 15 Years? Get Free Money from an Airline Settlement

Did you fly from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, or New Zealand at any point between January 1, 2000 and now?

If so, you may be entitled to free money. Fill out this form to receive part of the distribution from a class-action legal settlement.

As the headline of this website that looks like it was designed well before January 1, 2000 says:

"If You Bought an Airline Ticket Between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands, You Could Receive Money from Class Action Settlements."

I could think of at least a dozen flights that qualified for me. All you need is one, though, and you don’t even need to be that specific about the details. Just list the airline you flew and provide your contact info. Be sure to do it soon—there isn't an announced deadline as of yet, but you might as well get in line.

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Last Chance for $250 Statement Credit on SimplyCash Card (Ends February 24)

Link: AmEx SimplyCash Card

Years ago I earned a lot of different bank signup bonuses, running around to multiple banks to open accounts in exchange for a $100 (sometimes more) credit. It was essentially a $50/hour job, only limited by the number of available offers. My only problem was remembering where all the accounts were, and if there were certain requirements I had to meet before receiving the credit.

There’s essentially another opportunity like that now—and it’s more than $100, and you don’t have to run around to banks for it. The SimplyCash Business Card from American Express is offering a $250 statement credit with no annual fee.

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