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Do you take advantage of the freebies?

August 15th, 2009 at 08:00 pm

I got a letter from my bank today. They are offering me a free iPod 1 GB Shuffle if I agree to try Traveler's Advantage. The first 30 days of the Traveler's Advantage are free and after that it is $13.95/month.

I would love to get a free iPod Shuffle. Fiance wants one but we haven't been able to buy him one yet. Should I take advantage of this offer? I read through the letter and it said I could cancel anytime within the 30 days by calling a number. It doesn't sound like I have to complete the 30 days in order to get the shuffle.

I think I will take advantage of this offer. I'll cancel about a week after the Traveler's Advantage is activated. I just have to remember to be firm when I call to cancel.

I hope they don't send my a pink one- I don't think fiance will like having a pink iPod shuffle!

8 Responses to “Do you take advantage of the freebies?”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    make sure you read the fine print though. you may have to give the shuffle back. i can imagine they have some sort of clause in there, after all, what would stop every single customer doing what you're about to do?

  2. cassandra Says:

    I read everything a couple times and there was nothing that specifically stated (or even hinted to me) that you would have to give the shuffle back. But, if it turns out I do have to give the shuffle back then I will do that. I'm ok with giving it back but I figured I should at least try. Smile

  3. nmboone Says:

    Do it! I've gotten a free MP3 player doing this before.

  4. cassandra Says:

    Really? That is so cool. It gives me hope that they won't ask for the iPod back when I cancel!

  5. fern Says:

    I don't know what Traveler's Advantage is. Personally, I wouldn't open the account to get the iPod because actually, the iPod isn't free. It'll be costing you $13.95 a month if you forget to cancel.

  6. lizajane Says:

    Sometimes I do these "free for 30 days" deals, but many times I just skip them. Not to scare you, be I've read about deals where no one can get thru on the "special" number you need to call to cancel. These are, of course, more scam-my type places than I think your local bank would associate with.

  7. asmom Says:

    I've done several freebies with this group, it's all under the umbrella of a company called Trigelant. Just make sure you mark it on your calendar to cancel a week before the 30 days end(you won't have your Ipod by then) and make sure you call and remind them to send it when they "forget" as they may. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. If it sounds like a big hassle, it isn't, it usually only takes one phone call and they don't try to keep you on.

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