How did you spend your stimulus check?

United States
June 22, 2008 7:00pm CST
If you got one, how much did you get? We got $1800 ( 2 adults, 3 kids) and we blew ours easily when we went to Hershey. We spent a lot on the hotel, park admission and eating out. I wish I had that money back!
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
23 Jun 08
We got 1800 and we used it to pay on my son's medical bills. I wish we could have done something fun like you but we have crappy health care and he has autism so the bills add up. Glad to hear you enjoyed yours!
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• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm glad the money was able to help you with those medical bills.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
23 Jun 08
It was nice.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
23 Jun 08
We got $2100 (2 adults, 3 kids) and used most of it to reduce our debt, lol. I also needed new tires for the family van, which was $500 but badly needed. They were down to no tracks left (blush; just didn't have the money). Quite frankly, I could use another one of those checks right about now! I can't believe the prices at the store now. If the price didn't get up, the package size went down. Bought the kids some Cocoa Krispies (bad, I know, but it's a treat every so often). The old box was 17.5 oz, this one was only 16.5. The package also was minimally smaller, when I held them next to each other. Buyer beware!
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Yes Jonesey, I agree. Everything costs more. We get a stimulus check but the gas prices will kill us this summer. It's all a wash, unfortunately.
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
23 Jun 08
We got a stimulus check. We got $1200 (2 adults married filing joint). Our kids are grown and moved out, except for the youngest and he's 20 years old. They only gave $$$ for children 17 and under living in the home. We put ours in savings for now. We plan to use part of it to finish remodeling the bathroom. The rest will stay in the savings account.
• United States
23 Jun 08
Very sensible!
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@snowy22315 (47074)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Actually, we didnt get as much as we thought we were going to so it jsut kind of got absorbed into the general pool of things that we have to pay. I bought an ipod recently, but most of htat was paid for through amazon gift certificates I had.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I am still waiting for mine.....I have a very high ssn so mine is scheduled to come any day. Sounds like you have a very good time and made lots of fun memories! So don't wish for it back! Enjoy the fun you had!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
23 Jun 08
We haven't gotten ours...whine!! I really need to call next week to find out what the problem is. Glad you had fun on vacation!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
23 Jun 08
i got $1200 was missing one child but was told that $300 will come in July I guess. We payed off some bills and got a big dumpster to get rid of our basement demolishment stuff. And we did go out to dinner too.
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
23 Jun 08
We used ours to catch up on bills that we had got behind on. We got 1500. It went fast but it got us back on track and now we are saving every month where as before we were behind a bit. So thank you government for something. LOL
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• Canada
23 Jun 08
We didn't get a friggen stimulus check becaue I'M CANADIAN!!! Not only do I not have an SSN, but my husband who has one, didn't get a check because he's married to someone who does not have a soial security number. That really sucks!!
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Aw that stinks.
• United States
9 Jul 08
Well we just got ours yesterday ($1,200) and it is already spent...in a VERY boring fashion! Dang...I wanted to save it for my son's wedding next month...however the original warranty is up on my husband's truck on the 14th so we sucked it up and bought an extended warranty (and go figure..it cost $1,200) Ugh! Such is life.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I just now got mine and where we're at we don't have our bank, so I don't know how I'm going to spend mine. We should have receieved it the first week they came out but something must have happened. Now I have the money and its just sitting there, oh well.
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@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Thank your goverment for sending you your money, to invest in their inflated prices....which will do nothing to lower them Would you lower your prices, if you knew thousands of dollars was being given out to the people of America.....I don't think so...
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
23 Jun 08
i am getting on the 27th. mine is going right into my savings account. I will split it between my savings account and the accounts i have for each child. i am getting back $900 so i am looking forward to putting it in the bank. minus $200 i am going to use to take my son and his friends out for his birthday