Rebate Checks

  • cityguy39

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    Jan 25, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    So what will you guys be doing with your rebate checks? I can't even remember what I blew the last one from 2001 on.

    Doug
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 25, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Car maintenance, dental work, and supplements (in no particular order).
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 25, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    I think I made too much to get a rebate, but if I get one, probably home improvements.
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    Jan 25, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    Like "Kansan", I don't think I will qualify either, but I would like to do some home repairs, maybe a new road bike, but most likely something for my boys...Yeah, EXTRA money....it's never "extra" if you have kids and a house, etc....icon_lol.gif
  • Artesin

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    Jan 25, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    I was thinking of getting a dirt bike or new roller blades and a big bone for my dog of course.
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    Jan 25, 2008 2:13 AM GMT
    property taxes
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    Jan 25, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    thank god i am young and poor!

    I'm going on vaca in august, so that will be used for that!
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    Jan 25, 2008 2:58 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI think I made too much to get a rebate, but if I get one, probably home improvements.

    "Too much" How much are we talking about? Hadn't heard there was a dividing line between get and not-get.icon_confused.gif
  • auryn

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    Jan 25, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    I'll likely put it in savings until my trip to Japan so I can spend it there after being fingerprinted like a criminal for being a visitor. It's the American way.

    A Republican co-worker thinks I should spend it on American goods to push the economy. But Reagan didn't die so I could support American commerce by being cliche and buying American, did he?
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    Jan 25, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 said
    "Too much" How much are we talking about? Hadn't heard there was a dividing line between get and not-get.icon_confused.gif


    If you earn $75,000 ind ($150,000 as a couple) or more, you're unlikely to get one.


    If I get a check, I'm getting some bling bling bitches!
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    Jan 25, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Send it to Moveon.org.

    ...but seriously (copied from the Bernanke post)...

    "I'm not a rich man, but in 2001 I gave my $300 tax rebate check to the following:

    $75 to the Democratic National Committee
    $75 to the Sierra Club
    $75 to the HRC

    ...all anti-Bush organizations, on some level. I couldn't go to Washington and throw the cake back in his face, so I thought this was the next best thing. I don't appreciate someone trying to buy my permission to govern like a total prick.

    It was going to be $100-$100-$100 but...

    $75 also went to the Red Cross (because they needed help and wouldn't take my homo blood instead).

    Anyway, if I get another one of those insulting checks, I'll use it similarly."
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    Jan 25, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    Buying some investment in bullion.

    Or visit the mall and spend it on goods made in china and southeast asia.
  • luvs2travel

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    Jan 25, 2008 3:56 AM GMT
    The last time I received one of these tax rebate checks, I spent every last penny overseas just so i wouldn't pump it back into the Bush economy.

    Really, this is the most absurd idea. Do they expect that I should be mollified by a $300-$600 check? It's more insulting than helpful.

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    I earn too much.
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    Jan 25, 2008 4:24 AM GMT
    I was going use mine to take out a new lease on life, but the land-lord just raised the rent.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    We get rebate cheques in Canada. However, I usually owe because I get a lot of freelance writing gigs.
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    Jan 25, 2008 4:41 AM GMT
    It is going straight to my credit card. Or, if that's paid off by the time it arrives, straight into my savings account.
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    Jan 25, 2008 6:38 AM GMT
    I don't think I will get one, but if I did...

    Maybe something for the Wii?

  • metta

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    Jan 25, 2008 7:18 AM GMT
    I don't know that I will get one. I did not get one the last time they gave out rebates. I'm not sure what the requirements are this time. I guess if I do get it, I will probably use it towards home improvements.

    Honestly, instead of rebates, I would rather have the government fund mass transit systems in metropolitan areas around the country.
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    Jan 25, 2008 8:15 AM GMT
    I would rather they just pay down on the damned national debt rather than 'borrowing' even more money in order to give 'rebates'...

    I KNOW its only a small drop in the bucket, but...
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    Jan 25, 2008 8:30 AM GMT
    I'm not a Huckabee supporter by any means, but in the Florida repug debates I thought he had a good idea - rather than rebate checks - how about spending the same money on improving roads. He gave the example of improving I95 which runs North and South through FL.
    It's packed with traffic and how many hours and fuel is wasted each day by insufficient roads. Using the money to buy infrastructure improves our economic efficiency and ensures that we buy American concrete, labor and steal with all the stimulus money.

    I may see some rebate - it will go toward paying down credit card debt.
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    Jan 25, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    I'm doing exactly what Chewey is going to do. Unless I find some hot insider trading info. I should call Martha!
  • Alan95823

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    Jan 25, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    I was planning on using it to pay down credit cards, but a friend needs to have all of his teeth replaced, so I may just give it to him to put towards that.
  • jarhead5536

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    Jan 25, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    I know the purpose of the rebate is for us to go right and spend it to help the economy, but screw that. I have debt that needs to get paid down...
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    Jan 25, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
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