Category Archives: Shopping

Gold is good, say Russian makers of real metal credit cards

In what looks like an April Fool’s article, a Russian English-language newspaper, Kommersant, says that in Russia, credit cards made of actual gold and platinum are about to hit the Visa and MasterCard marketplace.
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Fisticuffs over store credit cards

Jeremy Simon

Add this item to the list of dangers involved with store credit cards: In Wauwatosa, Wis., fists began flying after a promotion in a local Kmart resulted in approvals for anyone seeking a store credit card, reports television station WISN.
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AmEx offers cardholders a luxury getaway

Jeremy Simon

We all could use a little escape from the everyday once in a while. If you’re an American Express cardholder and can clear some space on your calendar between Jan. 20 and Feb. 13, 2009, why not take some time off in the form of a luxurious 24-day, five-continent vacation?
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For Halloween, dress yourself in plastic

Jeremy Simon

At least it offers a break from the ever-present “I’m a sexy (nurse, maid, astrophysicist, etc.)” costume, but when it comes to gender roles and women’s Halloween get-ups, this credit card outfit might not be much better:
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