Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Kroger Stimulus Check Bonus


CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 16, 2008 – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today that beginning May 2, 2008, customers can receive free groceries through a gift card program available exclusively in Kroger stores. The program allows Kroger customers to exchange their tax refund or economic stimulus checks for a Kroger gift card with an extra $30.00, $60.00 or $120.00 added to it. Gift card amounts correspond to the payment amounts outlined by the Internal Revenue Service for the federal economic stimulus program.

For example:
Load This Amount Onto A Kroger Gift Card: Receive Kroger Gift Card(s) Valued At This Amount:
$300.00 $330.00
$600.00 660.00 (2 gift cards valued at $330.00 each)
$1,200.00 $1,320.00 (4 gift cards valued at $330.00 each)

This might be a little more practical investment than investing your whole check to Sears. Considering I spend between $250 - $400 a month on all grocery and household items, this would be almost a years worth of groceries for us! Too bad I shop at more stores than just Kroger. Too bad they want you to invest your whole check and not just some of it - something I am just not willing to do.

How does everyone else feel about this? Will you be investing your whole stimulus check into one store for a small bonus?


Mrs. Alspaugh said...

That is such a cool idea. I didn't know about that one.

I voted for you. I gave up. It seems Kroger does audits on accounts and deletes votes. Either someone cheated on mine or I got too many votes in one day. Oh well. ;)