Wednesday, May 17, 2006

How did you spend your rebate check?

For those of you who are not from Saskatchewan I'll let you know what check I am talking about. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) insures everyone's cars when you license it. We are a bit socialist as you do not purchase the insurance from a separate company, it comes on your plates. One good thing is that you are very unlikely to get in an accident with someone who does not have insurance. Anyways they had a good year and everyone gets back 8% of what they paid on plates in the last year (or something like that, I stopped paying attention a while ago).

So I got home yesterday and tore open the envelope to see what I recieved and SGI gave me back $72. Now this is $72 that I have already spent so if I didn't have it I wouldn't miss it but since I do I thought I should buy something that makes me happy. As it turns out I had my eye on a couple lanterns one eBay and the government supplied me with guilt free money to purchase them. Now I have 3 lanterns coming in from Winnipeg and my addiction should be filled for a while. It will have to be as I suspect there will be little money to feed it in the near future with the whole moving out thing. I'll post some pictures later.


Saskboy said...

I'm still waiting for my cheque. I'm expecting a whopping $8.

Zack said...

I'm a fool and license two vehicles. Good thing is that my truck and car together cost less than most people spend to license one vehicle.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't received a check yet. Mine should be between $100 and $120 for the three vehicles I had registered last year. (not all at the same time mind you, but still).

Too bad it's going to my parent's house, and not my new place in Alberta. :(