If last year wasn’t painful enough, we all have to dig for every statement and slip of paper we can find from last year to get ready to file our income taxes. However, this is also the time when folks count on getting “the big refund” to make large-scale purchases.

Tax time also coincides with the start of spring and after last year folks are ready to get outside, remodel, refresh, or do whatever they can to move forward and think positive.

Tax refunds seem to be spent in two ways – “must do” items and “nice to have” items. Let’s look at some “must do” items that you may need a refresh on:

Windows and Doors are a big-ticket item that you may really need but have been putting off until you get that big “down payment” to work with. Other home improvement projects that would give you a refresh would be new carpet and flooring or new furniture. Let’s look at a couple brands that offer co-op in these areas:

  • Andersen Corporation – Windows
  • Jeld-Wen – Windows
  • Pella – Windows and Doors
  • Karastan – Carpeting
  • Shaw Floors – Carpet and Laminate flooring
  • Allsteel (furniture for your Home Office)
  • Flex-A-Bed – Furniture
  • The Outdoor Greatroom Company (Patio Furniture)

“Nice to have” items could be a Swimming Pool or Spa for your yard, a new car, or even a vacation (if you are brave enough to start traveling again). Let’s look at a few brands that offer co-op:

  • Hayward – Swimming Pool
  • Bullfrog Spas – Spas and Hot Tubs
  • Cadillac (and all other General Motors brands)– New Car
  • BMW of North America – New Car
  • Princess Cruises – Vacation
  • Disney Cruises – Vacation

If any of your advertisers sell any of these brands or other brands in these categories, you can help them maximize their advertising by using their Co-op funds. To find a complete list of brands that offer co-op funding for their reseller networks you can subscribe to the Co>Op Connect database. To find out more, or schedule your database demo, contact us at [email protected].

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