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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Oh, it's free!

Received one of those mailings from American Express that gets my goat.

Luxury profile envelope, not your normal cheap white business envelope, more like one for a wedding invitation or real high falutin formal event.


Thank you Cardmember
You're important to us.

And we hope you enjoy your 2 FREE Gifts!
See inside for details.

But of course, there is fine print in the details.

You are eligible to receive our exclusive 2006 Executive Organizer 2-Book set. This Cardmember only set come complete with the American Express 2006 Appointment Book and the 2006 Pocket Diary. Together these two indispenable tools are valued at $42.98. But we want you to have them as a FREE "Thank You".

...
This special gift was designed with you in mind.
Please accept it with our thanks.
...
You pay only a small shipping and handling fee to have them delivered to your door. This is simply our way of thanking you for building a relationship with American Express. A relationship we truly appreciate.
...

Excuse me while I go barf.


Okay, that's out of the way, I think.


It it truly was designed with me in mind it would not

be a leather bound appointment book

or

be a leather bound pocket diary

It would have been delivered completely FREE of charge
at my door step without requiring me to respond by some date.


What do you think this is?


a real gift of appreciation
or
a waste of money!

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