H&R Block Get Your Billion Back Aircraft Carrier Commercial

H&R Block Get Your Billion Back Aircraft Carrier Commercial
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January 16, 2014


An aircraft carrier sales the open seas. From below deck rises a lift with stacks of money on pallets. The H&R Spokesman explains “This is your money. A billion dollars. A billion dollars! It’s what’s left over after people do their own taxes, maybe get a refund, and think their done.” A front loader pushes one of the pallets off of the ship. “I’ve got news. This is a billion reasons your taxes aren’t done.” The man tries to stop the front loader from pushing another pallet of money overboard. “This is your money! Get it back with Block. Get your billion back, America.”

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  • Lexi says:

    I have no idea why, but this is my favorite commercial.

  • David Metzger says:

    Get your money back America? The place you have to get it back from is the bank that H&R uses. H&R Block bank does not give out bank stmts. The bank has increased this year of 2015 their fee for non-use from $2.50/month to $4.50/month. If you make a calculation error and forget you have a little cash left on the card…you will never know. The fees will just eat it away month after month, year after year. You signed the small print. Now you know where the billions dollars went.

  • PCSN Vigneault says:

    OMG you people are crazy. This commercial has nothing to do with the military, serving in the navy for four years myself. It is simply showing you how big of an area a billion dollars takes. Grow up stop thinking everyone is out to insult one organization or another. There is nothing and I mean nothing offensive about this ad. You are not complaining about the sports arena where sports stars get paid millions of dollars to play a game and they spend it on drugs and women and even commit crimes. But have a commercial like the Navy one and your all up in arms. Get a life people and start worrying about things that matter and not a commercial.

  • janie says:

    Truly offensive to all who have served our country. I will never use hrblock again.

  • JT says:

    This extremely bad taste…ironic that H&R block offers a military discount, yet bashes the military spending on the aircraft carrier that protects these sailors and gets them home safely. It’s a bunch of advertising execs who probably never served their country, just worried about diverting US tax dollars to their pockets.

  • Dale Newsom says:

    My jaw dropped when I first saw this commercial about 6 minutes ago. I spent a career in our Navy on Aircraft carriers and this commercial is an insult to our Navy as a whole. I agree we as a country could manage our resources a lot better. However, any naval ship with our men and women aboard is NOT a a waste of our tax dollars. That is all that I get out of that commercial. An abusive pot shot at our military for wasting tax dollars. Our military works many issues without doing a thing by just being around. The deterance through show of force most of the time is all that is needed. These idiots that engineered this commercial are deliberately attacking the foundation of what has made this country what it is today. I don’t like paying taxes either but our armed forces doesn’t deserve an attack from a company whose only interest is to get your money anyway they can.
    Dale E. Newsom
    USN RET.

  • this commercial just pisses me off!

  • Arcane Path says:

    I think it will be a cold day in hell before I give hrblock any money. At worst this commercial is an insult to the Navy and the fine ships used in the making of the commercial. What the hell was the Navy thinking? At best it’s extremely controversial, and displays a large amount of social ignorance by hrblock. These guys will never get any money from me, and I wouldn’t except services from them, even if they were free.

  • Carlas M. Claxton says:

    This Commercial is telling America to get its money back as its throws money over board, money stacked as cargo and supplies…America should get its Money back from H&R Block.

  • BM says:

    Are you f*cking kidding me?!

    I’m sorry, I’m a loyal H&R Block customer, and former employee, but this commercial is horrific.

    Is the message that your unclaimed tax dollars are getting thrown away? (I guarantee you they are not, they’re being spent somewhere… Exactly where, is a better question), or is the message that they’re going to national security, which they are implying is a waste?

    A better tactic would have been showing IRS executives going on elaborate vacations, or showing the cost of congress members salaries and benefits… But this is offensive…

    And… Take a moment to so the math… A billion dollars, divided 309 million people in the US comes to about $3.25 a person… I can live with out the 3 bucks, considering how much it costs to get your return done at Block, when you pay full price for their service. (Just try to get your return done for $3.25 at Block… I’d come watch, just to see them laugh at you…)

  • Alfred J. Weinberg says:

    If the HR Block commercial was made on the USS Hornet, some Admiral should have his head examined. As an ex- flat top sailor and tax payer, it’s truly offensive. Al W. jan, 28 , 2014

  • Danneskjold says:

    This H&R Block commercial really pisses me off. It is a blatant attack on the military and defense contractors. The implication is that the Federal government has wasted your “billion dollars” on this aircraft carrier. This is emphasized by pushing the pallet of money off the flight deck into the ocean, throwing the money overboard. This insults the sailors that have dedicated and risk their lives to defend this county on ships that your tax money paid for. Does H&R Block think it’s worth providing our military with the weapons and technology to defend this nation? Is it throwing our money any to support our military? Are the hard working American works building the ships, aircraft, and tanks to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines wasting the tax payer dollars? Is this what H&R Block thinks of our armed forces? I’ve never used H&R Block to do my taxes, and if you have any honor for the men and women of our armed forces I hope you’ll think about what H&R Block really thinks we’re doing with your billion dollars. Pass this on.

  • Tamika says:

    I served 13 years for our country. I did not find the commercial offensive at all. I simply thought of it as saying if we do our own taxes we could be missing out on money. Nothing more. I did not hear anyone over analyzing the baseball commercial. It’s a commercial designed to make money for a company, not to offend the Navy or the US Military.

  • Juliet says:

    This commercial is incredibly offensive. My Naval Aviator husband spent many years living on an aircraft carrier like this one, away from his wife, children and family, defending the freedoms of our great nation. The underlying message is that our hard earned tax dollars spent on the military, and in particular on our Navy, is a waste. I couldn’t disagree more! H&R Block should be ashamed. I cannot, and will not, support a company who spends their assets on blasphemous marketing.

  • Derek says:

    I saw this being filmed on the U.S.S. Hornet. Notice in the add how the moving ship is clearly a Nimitz Class, while the island on the money shots is clearly that of an Essex Class.

  • CiMAbell says:

    DC thank you for your support! We give so much, and ask for so little! Your thanks is our reward!

  • JBean says:

    I don’t think I like the implications of this commercial. I find it extremely offensive.

  • CiMAbell says:

    As a United States American Sailor supporting and defending our Constitution for 28 years, I am very offended! I think this add sends the wrong message. Another reason why I don’t use H&R Block because while I do my own taxes, at least the money does not go into H&R Blocks’s pockets!!!

    • DC says:

      The irony in this commercial is beyond words. An aircraft carrier dumping bales of taxpayer money that one way or another helps in keeping that ship afloat to begin with.
      BTW, thank you for your service.