No Free Lunch For Credit Card Companies

Even in college, there's no such thing as a free lunch, as University of Illinois at Chicago student Sydney Maier found out when she learned the free sandwich coupon she received on campus couldn't be used unless she filled out a credit card application. "I think it's absolutely manipulative," Maier said. "I think it makes the student passive in obtaining a credit card when they could be actively perusing it." The creative marketing ploy is a way for credit card companies to circumvent...Full Story
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