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.
- Some are saving.
- Some are paying of credit card debt.
- Some are spending it at Walmart.
- Some want to spend it at yard sales.
- Some will buy organic vodka.
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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