"Kroger will offer shoppers free groceries through a gift card program. It works like this: if a customer turns his $300 tax refund or economic stimulus check for a Kroger gift card, he will receive an additional $30 on the new card. A $600 check would garner another $60 dollars and a $1,200 check would warrant another $120 to spend in groceries."
Kroger gas is often some of the cheapest gas available and they offer great sales on groceries. So if there is a Kroger near you, this might be a good score for your budget.
"Sears/Kmart will offer a 10 percent bonus to anyone who converts their check into a Sears or Kmart gift card." Sears offers great sales on children's clothes and they have a great return policy for worn out clothes. So this could also be a great deal.
Thanks to my DH for finding this article on msnbc last night!