Posts Tagged 'junk mail'

Member wins shredder, $50 Visa credit

Deborah H. - shredder winner

Deborah H. gets a lot of credit card solicitations in the mail.

She bought a household shredder to take care of most of it, but when American 1 offered to shred her junk mail for free, she jumped at the chance. Since then, she’s shredded dozens of credit card offers, and won our Top Secret Visa contest – including a heavy-duty home shredder and a $50 credit to her American 1 Visa card.

“American 1 is the only place I do business,” Deborah (above, with her son Cory) says, and her American 1 Visa is the only credit card she has.

Now she’ll use her new shredder to shred everyone else’s credit card offers, including the four she’s received already after winning our contest.

Congrats to Deborah! To learn more about big bank credit card tricks, visit our Top Secret Visa site.

Shred your junk mail, win a $50 credit on your Visa

Goodbye junk mail

So we have this big “Operation: Your best interest” project running right now, where we’ve done all this research on big bank credit cards.

Part of the whole operation is our offer to shred your credit card solicitations (otherwise known as “junk mail”). When we do, we’ll enter you to win a $50 credit on your American 1 Visa for every solicitation you bring in. It’s limited to credit card mailings, though, so please don’t bring in your 1976 tax forms.

We’re doing this for a few reasons.

  • It fights identity theft. The less paperwork with your name and address sitting in your trash can, the less likely a thief can steal it and grab a credit card in your name. By all means, get a shredder for your own household.
  • Our shredders rock. I’m not bragging, but we have those industrial-strength cross-cut shredders that mince paperwork into hamster bedding. These things are cool.
  • Junk mail is wasteful. Think about all the postage and paper and fuel wasted just to send you a bunch of credit offers. How many of those can you actually use? Think about all that waste.
  • We want your story. We’d love to film you shredding a big stack of Visa or Discover Card offers and post it on our Top Secret Visa web site. Bonus points if you do a little dance while it’s shredding.

Our Shred Day back in January was such a hit we thought it would be cool to do this just for credit card solicitations. It helps protect your identity, and it’s a lot of fun to do. And hey – it could win you $50 on your Visa.


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