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Hey, Tricia…It’s Your Pal, Your Credit Card


Oh my gosh, I received probably the weirdest thing in the mail today from one of our credit cards. I think I would consider it a sneaky attempt to get you to use your card!

Because I’m not sure if I can put the wording in full here on my blog, I will give you the basic idea.

It’s a letter from my credit card. It’s saying that is misses me and we should do something together. Maybe go to a new fancy restaurant or go on a kayaking trip (fresh air will do it good). It’s telling me we should live life a little.

Here’s my response to my “pal”….

Live life a little? By paying for things that I cannot afford? I’m sure you are mightly lonely now since you haven’t been used in some time so please don’t take this too personal. I’m just choosing to pay cash for things so I don’t end up paying mega interest charges just to live a little now. Sorry…but I’m a little older now and a little wiser.

Anyone else have a message they would like to give to their “pals”?


  • Reply ry |

    When I get credit card applications in the mail and as long as they have a return envelope where I don’t have to pay postage, I’ll fill out half the application and mail it back, making sure to leave off my SSN and sig. And sometimes I even leave it blank. They have wasted my time by sending me such junk, so I will waste their time.
    Maybe you should send a letter back to them. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jenni |

    I get those so often! Since I stopped using my credit card and started paying it off, they send me things all the time, about going out to the bar (which I can’t do anyway) and buying clothes and stuff.

    I’m sure a lot of people actually fall for those messages too.

  • Reply HC |

    “C’mon back, baby. You know I didn’t mean it when I charged you all that interest. We could be SOOO good together.”

    If this isn’t already a bit on the Daily Show, it should be.

  • Reply Lazy Man and Money |

    I’ve heard of people sending those postage paid envelops back filled with something heavy. I guess they have to pay the extra postage and they learn real quick not to send junk mail to you again.

  • Reply Save Sheila |

    I rip them up and stuff them in the postage-paid envelope and send them back to the company that sent it! Credit cards are evil!!! They are not my friends!!!

  • Reply Tricia |

    Oh my…I haven’t thought about sending the envelopes back filled with goodies before. Right now I give the envelopes to my son. He loves them to play with πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lazy Man and Money |

    Here’s a link to what I was referring to with the heavy envelopes.


So, what do you think ?