I worked with a guy who became convinced that he should do what you are with his paycheck one week. When we got paid one Friday night he went on his meal break and bought $880 worth of $20 scratch offs.
He scratched all of them off when he got back. He won $20.
Just increased my 457 contributions too. I'm fortunate that I work where I do and unless something happens to me the paychek will always be there.
I have heard of some depts paying their guys "hazard pay" of double for now. Hope that happens here.
So us who made under $100,000 in 2018 may be getting some stimulus funds soon. The natural tendency might be to save the money for the unknown days ahead. The government is probably going to encourage us to spend it all to help stimulate the economy.
So let’s hear some ideas of what to buy with $1200 or less.