Top 10 list of the weirdest things to buy with your stimulus money

Deanna Dewberry
Updated: March 26, 2021 08:20 PM
Created: March 26, 2021 05:04 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With an extra $1,400 in most Americans' pockets, there are so many options and many questions on how to use the money. 

In fact, Forbes even made a list of 50 ways to spend the check. 

I’m highlighting the first four.
•    Pay your bills. 
•    Start an emergency fund.  Financial experts say we should stash away three to six months of living expenses for a rainy day.
•    Pay down your mortgage principal. 
•    Save for retirement. 

The government wants you to spend some of it.  That’s because consumer spending fuels the engine of a sputtering economy.  And economists who talked to the Wall Street Journal predict your spending will boost our country's GDP by 5.59 percent.  That's the biggest boost since 1983.

So after you've paid your bills and stuck a stash in savings, you may have some left over to spend. And while researching your consumer alert, I came across an article about strange products for sale on Amazon.  And it really made me laugh.  

So I compiled "Dewberry's Top Ten List of the Weirdest Stuff to Buy with your Stimulus Money!"

10. Bacon Floss and Bacon Breath Mints

That’s right.  It's dental floss that tastes like bacon. That one made the list because it’s pretty darn weird and well, we all know everything tastes better with bacon.

9. TriceraTACO

The TriceraTaco Holder is for the kid in your house who just can't get enough of dinosaurs.

8. Nicolas Cage Flip Sequin Throw Pillow

No home should be without one!

7. Dust Mop Slippers

The description says they come in a four-pack so the whole family can have fun and clean at the same time.

6. Pop-up Pee Pad

It’s a pee pad for your pooch with a pop-up fire hydrant in the center.  As a dog lover, I can’t get over this one. Can you believe that not only did someone think of that, they actually manufactured it.  The description says the patented pop-up technology makes house training easy.

5. Toilet bowl light

I actually bought this in the hope that lighting up that target would help the boys in my house actually hit it.

4. Talking Toilet Paper Spindle

Yep! You can tape a message that plays when you spin it to get toilet paper.  You can leave a message for that kid who forgets to flush.

3. Potty Putter

Instead of a rug around your toilet, why not have a putting green?  It comes complete with a Putting Green, 2 Golf Balls, Cup & Flag, Putter, and of course the obligatory ‘Do Not Disturb’ Door Hanger. Never be under par while putting on the potty.

2. Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

This caught my eye because no one in my house seems to notice when the microwave is dirty. The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner is a must-have.

1. Unicorn Squirrel Feeder

This is number one on my list because it’s just so darn cute.  You put nuts and peanut butter in the hallow unicorn head of the feeder and you have a ready-made picture. Just fill that feeder and have your cell phone camera ready.

News10NBC has no financial interest in any of these products.  They just made my jaw drop when i saw this stuff is actually for sale. Happy shopping!


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