The news that some Americans could see $1,400 stimulus payments in their bank accounts as early as this weekend prompted many to race to Twitter to share their amusing fantasies of how they would spend the money.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Friday that the third round of economic impact payments was already being processed following the approval of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
The latest round of relief payments provides $1,400 for each adult, child and adult dependent, such as college students.
The first batch of payments would be sent by direct deposit, the IRS said, with some recipients expected to see them show up in their accounts as early as this weekend.
The news led to Twitter users posting memes and jokes about what they could get with $1,400.
One person joked that they would use the payment to make fast food chain Chick-fil-A open their doors on Sunday.
Another suggested they’d use it to find out the “secret” in lingerie store Victoria’s Secret’s name.
And another joked they would ask to speak to the “king” during a visit to Burger King.
Others joked about the meals they would now enjoy, with one person saying they would take a cue from Parks and Recreation‘s Ron Swanson and ask for “all the bacon and eggs you have.”
One Twitter user shared a picture of a taped up ramen noodle packet, joking they could now forgo the budget-friendly meal.
“I was cooking my lunch then BOOM that Stimmy hit my direct deposit,” they wrote.
One person joked that they would ask servers at Wingstop to “bring me all the wings till I say stop.”
One Twitter user joked that they would spend their check on purchasing one of the large balls on display outside Target stores.
Meanwhile, others shared memes about Wells Fargo after the bank tweeted that customers wouldn’t see their payments until the middle of next week.
“Customers who are eligible to receive direct deposit of their stimulus payment may expect it as soon as March 17, 2021,” Wells Fargo tweeted.
One person shared a viral clip of singer The Weeknd from this year’s Super Bowl half-time show, writing alongside it: “Wells Fargo customers looking for their direct deposit stimulus check.”
Meanwhile, one Twitter user shared their pain at having to wait to receive their payment in the mail while others were getting them via direct deposit.
“Everyone getting their stimmy checks direct deposit while I stare @ the mailbox like a damn pilgrim,” they tweeted.