Friday, April 25, 2008

spt - economic stimulus



i'm sure you've heard by now that the mailing out of the economic stimulus rebates have been fast tracked, meaning many Americans will start receiving their checks as early as next week. the intent here is that we will feel some relief from the rise of fuel and food prices as we continue to monitor a slumping economy.

it has been suggested that, "the rebates could trigger a spending spree. when the money reaches the American people, [they] will use it to boost consumer spending."

hmmmm. for me, realistically, my *consumer spending spree* will most likely be at the grocery store (after i stop off at the gas station.) but what if? what if i could take some of that money and spend it on myself??



your challenge this week? find your last receipt from the gas station (or if you are filling up over the weekend, make note of what you spend.) how'd you do? $35.00? $70.00? $100.00+?? what if you could take THAT amount and spend it on something for you?? to make it a little more challenging, let's just say that you can only buy ONE item, and the cost of that ONE item must be within $5.00 of what you spent at the pump.

don't let this challenge over *stimulate* you. have fun!!

11 comments:

patsy said...

This is a GREAT spt idea!
it's really got me thinking,
no surprise our real checks are going towards the wedding.

Katie A. said...

Ooh, good idea. I often wonder what else I could buy as I watch the meter spin and spin at the pumps.

Also, love your slogan!

Hannah said...

I need to get back on board here- this one is great!

Jennifer H said...

Very fun challenge Lelly!

linda said...

Darn it...I just filled up my tank yesterday and no receipt. I'll have to figure something out.

Kalina said...

the sad thing is that people in Canada spend way more. I guess that means we get to spend more on ourselves (at least in our post) :)

Becky said...

How fun!!! Much more exciting than paying a credit card bill which is where most of our stimulus package is headed...

Amber Grannis said...

Yes! A fantasy shopping spree!

The PiƱon Family said...

This is so exciting! All of that money on me?!? The challenge is certainly that it can only be one item. My brain is already working out ideas!

Courtney said...

I loathe going to the pump and hate to reflect on what I COULD spend that gas money on instead...this should be fun!

Bren's Life said...

This is going to be sad but fun... I can't believe how much gas costs!