Sears Giving Extra Bonus to the Stimulus Check

Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Sears is trying to collect some of that extra cash we'll be getting from Uncle Sam. 
If you take your stimulus check to Sears, and turn it into a gift card you will get an extra 10% bonus. But walking through the store you really don't find any advertisement about this boost
so it's no surprise West Texans don't know about it either.

"Honestly I have not being thinking much about the $600, it's a nice token of apreciation from the goverment," Tatiana Tyutko, a consumer, said.

Some West Texas residents haven't thought about the stimulus, but Sears has and wants you to spend it in their store. And for some customers it sounds like a good idea.

"Hey you get your check, plus you get 10 percent more, you can't beat that,"  Jessi Villegas, another consumer, said.

But others have a different plan on how to spend the money.

"It's actually going to be pretty handy probably, because I am going to be traveling out of the country this summer, and it's a little something to help pay for the airline ticket, and for other expenses travel related," Tyutko said.
If you want to take advantage of the offer you will have to take the check you get in the Mail. And after hearing about the deal some customers are now thinking differently.

"I will probably shop around Sears, and see if there is something I really like a lot that I would want to receive the 10% discount on that, it will not be a bad deal," Tyutko said.