Shaws Offers Incentive to Use Federal Rebate Checks 

The economic stimulus checks from the federal government start going out on Monday.

One local supermarket is hoping to entice you to use at least some of your check on groceries.

The folks at Shaws say if you use the check to buy a store gift card…they’ll throw in some extra money…$30 for every $300 card.

District Manager Larry Laderbush says it’s their way of helping consumers who are struggling under the weight of higher costs for fuel, and food.

The offer is available from May 2nd through the end of July at all Shaws stores in New England.