Via Slickdeals although I really should have noticed this myself. I don’t always carefully log out of my accounts after I’ve logged in, and when I do I don’t actually read the page that comes up next.
But with Bank of America, if you have a credit card, you should log in. And log out. And you’ll be presented with an offer.
It seems the most common offers are $5, $10, or even $15 gift cards — free, no strings attached, just choose the ones you want. Some people do get other unattractive offers.
I was offered only the $5 gift card.
A couple of clicks later and I had a $5 Starbucks card. Which sort of disappoints me, since i would almost rather buy my Starbucks gift cards at an office supply store (for 5x points on an Ink Bold or Ink Plus card) and add it to my Starbucks app on my phone.
But $5 free is $5 free. Some people find they don’t see the offer but if they log back in and then out a second time it appears.
Alternatively, this post says an alternative way to force the offer besides logging in and logging out is:
1. click “Don’t have one?”
2. enter Last name, last 4 of your BofA account, zip code
3. Submit and it will show you if your BofA account is eligible for gift cards or points.
I currently have only one Bank of America account, a Virgin Atlantic American Express. I need to go back and get myself an Alaska Airlines Visa again soon.