Last month I wrote about Bank of America letting their credit card holders choose a gift card of their choice. Just ’cause.
Different people got different offers, I only got to choose a $5 card from Macy’s, Target, or Starbucks. I picked Starbucks.
But then about a week and a half ago I got a $10 Target gift card in the mail from them. I looked at it a bit funny, gee, I don’t think I would have picked this? But if I hadn’t actually blogged the offer I probably wouldn’t have realized for certain that I hadn’t picked it.
Who am I to complain? They sent me a $10 gift card when all I was supposed to get was $5. Even if it was for a different store.
Then yesterday I received this letter:
Bank of America had “a discrepancy within the fulfillment process” and so to ensure I get the card I ordered they were sending me… another gift card (this time the right one).
They had promised me $5, really for nothing at all which I thought was cool. And I wound up with $15. Because they felt the need to apologize to me. For giving me more than they promised, or something.
But then the banks also let me refinance an underwater rental property at about 4 percent interest. So every time I think I understand the banks, I’m reminded that I don’t.