21 March 2008
Scratch the whole idea
TracFone, a provider of prepaid cell-phone service, sends out regular promotional offers to their customers, and yesterday's card offered the usual one-year / 400-minute package, but with "Lucky Bonus Minutes!" Just scratch off the lucky cloverleaf if this was supposed to be timed to arrive for St Patrick's Day, someone dropped the ball somewhere and see how much your bonus is.
Or don't scratch it off at all, and just read the fine print:
200 BONUS MINUTES will be awarded upon the addition of a 1 Year card using promotional code 52057 by March 31, 2008.
In case you missed that promotional code, it's also on the other side of the card, in much larger print: "Please use promotional code 52057 when adding your 1 Year card to receive your Bonus Minutes."
It's not a bad deal for a low-volume user I've had twelve-month periods when I didn't use up 600 minutes, and postpaid service costs rather more than $100 a year but I'm still flabbergasted by the fact that I actually scraped off all that silvery lint, just to be sure.Posted at 11:09 AM to Say What?