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Tax season is almost over, which means tax returns are uponus. And while we fully support Donna and Tom’s “Treat Yo Self”movement, we have to admit that there are some things we just shouldn’t spend our money on. If youwant to maximize your tax return check, look no further. Heating Specialtieshas compiled three things you absolutely shouldn’t spend your return on and oneyou definitely should.

Don’t Buy: A Zoo Animal

Listen, we understand. You’ve got this big ol’ check andyour mind immediately goes “giraffe,” or “monkey,” or“white-nosed coati.” But purchasing a wild animal requires a bunch ofpaperwork at best, and at worst is illegal in the state of New Jersey.

Plus, the Cohanzick Zoo iscompletely free. That’s right! You can save your tax return and watch whateveranimals spark joy for absolutely nothing. (Want to spark joy for Cohanzick?Offer a little support).

Don’t Buy: A Gas Pump

Unless you’re an attendant who has received fuel dispensinginstructions, using this purchase would be in violation of the RetailGasoline Dispensing Safety Act. Thank you, next!

Don’t Buy: Gold Chocolate

Chocolate is a delicious luxury, but maybe it doesn’t needto be so luxurious. Goldchocolate can range from $294 for black truffles in a Swarovski box to a$1.5 million box from Le Chocolat. We think there are delicious alternatives atthe grocery store that won’t break the bank.

Buy: A New Air Conditioning System

Use your tax return to ensure your family’s comfort foryears to come. Take advantage of Heating Specialties’ pre-season special andsave $300 on a new air conditioner. Go ahead, treat yourself.