Thursday, 19 May 2011

A gift of £20 ? No Thank You !

After Christmas I paid off my credit card with Nationwide. It had a few hundred pounds on it and I hadn't actually spent on it for over twelve months. So since New Year its had a nil balance and the lovely people at Nationwide have noticed this. I received a letter from them this morning telling me they were giving me a gift of £20. How wonderful I thought until I read the rest of the letter. In order to keep the gift I have to spend at least £1000 on my credit card during the months of May & June. If I don't , then they reclaim the gift in July. Well I won't be doing that, the letter has been shredded and is now in the recycling bin. I wonder how long it will be before they send me another mailshot trying to entice me to spend money. I'm sorry Nationwide, the computer says no !


  1. It really annoys me these letters basically encouraging people to get into debt for a s***ty £20. So glad you shredded it, that's exactly what I would have done. Karen

  2. Wow, that's so sneaky! I had no idea they did things like that! Naive!!