For being such a wonderful customer, Verizon Wireless is offering me the chance to increase my talking habits in turn to increase the chance I’ll go over my plan’s limit and pay for excess “overage.” Yes, they sent me a reward of 100 free anytime minutes, which I will retrieve from a special website for people like me.
Unfortunately for them, I am always under my limit, so this reward is nice but wasted on me. These 100 minutes are “good” for 60 days, at which point any unused bonus minutes will expire. I might as well not even bother.
I also received another rebate check from Citi as a result of my continuous use of my Citi Dividend World MasterCard, which at some point I should switch to a new card with better rewards programs. That’s an extra $200 I can use for… savings, I suppose.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published September 21, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.