Online Credit Approval Can Pre-Qualify Buyers in Minutes for the Spa of Their Dreams

April 29, 2008—Spend it or save it? That’s the dilemma facing millions of Americans who are expecting a federal income tax refund or economic stimulus check.

According to an AP-AOL Money & Finance poll, one in five recipients plan to spend their refund on everything from everyday needs to shopping sprees and vacations. If you’re looking to invest in your ongoing well-being, Hot Spring® Spas has just one word for you (and it rhymes with tax): relax.

Just visit to apply online for easy financing for any spa from Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand. From April 26 to May 11, Hot Spring is offering a special financing promotion at participating dealers.

“Instead of using a tax refund or economic stimulus check for just one vacation, consumers can get away every day in their own backyard with a hot tub,” said Mike Dunn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hot Spring Spas. “We’re making it easy for them to buy with special financing so they can ‘vacation in their backyard’ in a Hot Spring spa all year long.”

Chris Plummer, a columnist for MarketWatch from Dow Jones, recently had this to say about how a hot tub can help you cope with the current economy in a piece titled “Recession therapy: Ten purchases to boost spirits dampened by economic anxiety”:

“If you’re sweating the state of the economy, really sweat the angst out of your system by installing a portable sauna or hot tub on your back porch or deck—Not only will it help you relax at the end of stressful days, it could be the catalyst to rendezvous and enjoy catch-up time with a spouse or significant other with whom you scarcely converse during the course of many a busy week—just lay back and say, ‘Worry about the recession? I’m too busy taking a soak!’ “

Even Mark Twain had nice things to say about hot tubs after soaking in one during his overseas travels:

“After 10 minutes you forget the time. After 20 minutes you forget the world.”

Learn more about easy financing for Hot Spring spas.

About Hot Spring Spas

Established in 1977, Vista, Calif.-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is the manufacturer of Hot Spring Spas. More than 800,000 spas have been sold since Watkins’ inception. Watkins’ worldwide dealer network of more than 950 sales and service centers is in all 50 states, Canada and more than 60 other countries. Watkins is a division of Masco Corp. (MAS-NYSE), a Fortune 500 company whose quality products include Delta® faucets, KraftMaid® cabinets and Behr® paints. More information and dealer locations are available online or by phoning 800-401-2768.