Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kroger wants your tax stimulus check

The grocer said Wednesday that it will offer customers an incentive to exchange their economic stimulus checks from the Internal Revenue Service for a Kroger gift card. A customer with a $300 check will get a gift card for $330, two $330 gift cards for $600; and four $330 gift cards for $1,200.

"Grocery bills represent a significant expenditure for the average American family," says David Dillon, chairman and CEO, in a news release.

Customers can exchange their checks for gift cards in the customer service center of any of the chain's stores between May 2 and July 31, Kroger said. A Kroger "customer loyalty card" is also required. The program is limited to one per household, with a limit of $1,200.