When you think that the average Canadian spends $1,500 on the holidays, that can put a lot of stress on people’s January budgets – especially with the rising cost of living.
Most people stick to conventional ways of dealing with their spending. They stop eating out, they make coffee at home. They longingly stare at the new sweater they wanted, but then leave it at the store.
But last week, people on their way to work got to take a different approach to their holiday bills thanks to Coast Capital Savings.
The credit union handed out 200 snowballs stuffed with cold, hard cash.
In every snowball was cash money between $5 and $1,000. And everyone that picked up a snowball got to throw it at a giant ice wall that spelled out “Holiday Bills.”
Talk about holiday payback.