How To “Automagically” Change Your $2,100 Tax Stimulus Check Into $2,310 In Seconds!

So the tax stimulus rebate checks are coming and everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. I wrote an article yesterday about car dealerships sticking their paws in your face to get you to spend it there, but there may be a better way to do it…

Many people are looking for better ways to spend their rebate checks when they come.

However, retailers are hopping on the bandwagon as well and offering deals to spend the check at their locations. Sears is offering a 10% addition to your check if you decide to spend it at their store. (10% of $2,100 is $210. $2,100+$210=$2,310 “automagically!”)

Kroger & Co. is offering a similar gig at their department stores offering 10% to buy their gift cards with your rebate.

Radioshack is also jumping in on the 10% offer bit if you spend $50 or more. “That’s a lot of coaxial cable!”

Personally, mine is going into my ROTH IRA most likely. I don’t “need” it right now for anything critical (knock on wood), but could put it to good use in SWEGX for my ROTH IRA. I have a feeling that the $2,100 I put in the ROTH would be worth more in 10 years than putting it towards a new TV from Sears though. 🙂

However, if I NEEDED a new washer, dryer, dishwasher, tv, etc – I would most certainly consider giving it to a place that was giving me a bonus for taking it there.

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