A small but growing number of cash-strapped communities are printing their own money. Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, they are aiming to help consumers make ends meet and support struggling local businesses. During the Depression, local governments, businesses and individuals issued currency, known as scrip, to keep commerce flowing when bank closings led to a cash shortage. The systems generally work like this: Businesses and individuals form a network to print currency. Shoppers buy it at a discount — say, 90-95 cents for $1 value — and spend the full value at stores that accept the currency. By law, local money may not resemble federal bills or be promoted as legal tender of the United States, according to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. I'm not sure if the folks in the area I live in would be receptive to this idea... but the Giant Eagle supermarket chain offers 10 cents discount on fuel (30 gallons maximum) for every $50 spent & it is very popular. 20 cents x 30 gallons = $6 of free fuel per $100 ... or 6% & it can only be used on fuel what do all ya'all think?