Monday, April 28, 2008

Is your association suggesting ways to use "the check"?

There are news stories about creative things businesses are doing to encourage the public to spend their economic stimulus checks with them. A grocery chain is offering a 10% bonus for any groceries gift card purchased using an entire economic stimulus check. A car dealer will match dollar for dollar any check amount used towards a car purchase. Several retail stores and travel companies are offering incentives or promotions towards this program.

Have any associations targeted any of their efforts towards the economic stimulus checks? Are we trying to improve our own industries by suggesting ways to use those funds? Even if our message may be to save the money.

By the way, if you're interested in how much you may (or may not) receive, here's the IRS economic stimulus online calculator. Be sure to have your 2007 tax return for amounts. And here's the link to how checks/payments will be distributed.

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