Customer loyalty knows no bounds.
NFL baller Chad Ochocinco took to Twitter this week in a rant about the loss of his Starbucks coffee card. Someone broke into his SUV May 23 and stole his iPod and wallet containing his driver’s license and two credit cards.
Ochocinco wasn’t sweating the loss of those things, though. He expresses the real outrage in a video he taped inside his SUV: He lost his Starbucks card. And not just any Starbucks card.
It has perhaps never been more obvious that the National Football League, the undisputed king of all American sports, is a business. It’s also becoming clear that some of the folks involved are no better at handling money than you or me, even though most make more money in a year than we may see in a lifetime.
The weather was a mess. Cabbies went on strike, making it tough to get around. And worst of all, her most hated team won the championship.
But none of that mattered to Susie Supalo. Her trip to the Super Bowl — earned by redeeming more than 300,000 rewards points from her NFL credit card — was still a thrill.
Just in time for the start of the 2010 regular football season, the National Football League and Visa Inc. have teamed up to release a new educational video game: Financial Football 2.0.
Designed to help young and old test their knowledge of credit and debt, student loans and retirement accounts, the game is a step in the right direction for helping us all increase our financial literacy.
The staff at CreditCards.com wanted to see how challenging and educational the new game actually was, so we played it — lots of times. Here’s what we found…
Susie Supalo’s six-year quest for Super Bowl tickets came to a joyous end Friday.
Supalo was one of thousands of Bank of America credit cardholders who were stunned by the banking giant’s announcement in July that after August 31, 2010, the reward points they’d earned on their officially licensed NFL credit cards would expire. After the announcement, I wrote a blog on the topic, which prompted this comment from Supalo a few weeks later:
“I have been saving NFL points for 6 years for Super Bowl tickets. I had enough points last Super Bowl for upper level seats but decided not to redeem them because I had been saving for so long I thought I would wait for lower level seats. I have enough points for lower level seats and now I can’t redeem them. Obtaining Super Bowl tickets with my points has been my goal for 6 years. I think BofA and NFL should have given us more notice. I would have redeemed my points last Super Bowl. Is there anything I can do? I feel cheated by the NFL, B of A and the Chicago Bears! How can they get away with this???”