Fuck now with no credit card
Another mark on the “credit companies are evil and sneaky” scorecard.
I Checked the rewards balance – nothing there yet of course, since I have not even made my first purchase.
I’ve noticed a trend among financial bloggers recently.
People have started playing around with high-reward credit cards for fun and profit.
I was expecting the system to finish off by asking for my zipcode and then leting me go, but instead the voice announced “Please hold on, we are transferring you to one of our business specialists”. “Are you aware that we have other cards that might meet your needs better?
” “Yes, I am aware, but I thought I’d start with this card and see how it goes , then call you back later for more advice.
Meticulously noting the payment deadlines, I played it carefully and paid it off on time, saving several thousand dollars in interest.
This went smoothly, other than some brain-dead features in the online application page, like initially rejecting my business’s tax ID number because I included the hyphen that the government uses when issuing the number.
() The card came within a week, with an 00 credit line.
If I’m going to take action on a consumer deal where I am effectively doing battle with a clever demon who is trying to fool me, it had better pay me several hundred dollars, and take only a small number of hours of total work.
So, motivated by the idea of sharing the story with YOU, I used myself as a guinea pig and signed up for a Chase Ink Business card (pictured above) that came in the mail, directed to my business name. The tale below describes the experience: I applied online, using the web address specified in the paper mailing, including a specialized offer code.