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Another Pathetic Display From Credit Card Companies

By Erik Folgate

pepsi for credit card app

( via The Consumerist )

This picture says it all. Credit card companies think so little of you, that they think they can lure you into applying for a credit card just to get a free two-liter of pepsi. They think all it takes to get you to sign up for their debt machine is to offer you something worth $1.29. Wow. I’m flattered.

If they were really smart, they’d start giving away a free roll of toilet paper. I think they’d get a better response. EVERYONE needs toilet paper. Some people don’t like soda or they’re trying to diet. Come on Mastercard and Visa, get with the program. Offer some Charmin!

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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  • Scott

    Clearly this picture is from a Wal-Mart store where they’re offering their own card. Maybe the giveaway fits their clientele…

  • http://www.singleguymoney.com SingleGuyMoney

    The sad thing is that some people probably actually signed up for the card just to say they got something “free”.

  • author

    yeah, I know. that’s what saddens me.

    Scott, I approved your comment, but I don’t think you should stereotype the type of “clientele” that shop at wal-mart. I shop at wal-mart, and I’m pretty sure that I don’t fit the clientele that you are referring to.

  • eddy

    At least at Meijer, they give you a 12-pack of soda for applying for their store credit card. Wal-Mart are a bunch of cheapskates.

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