The ones I have. Also, the ones my wife has. I am not much into credit. I have a MasterCard (USAA) and A Valero (used to be called Diamond Shamrock) gas card. My wife, well, she has them all ! Especially women's clothing store cards. JC Penny's, Radio Shack,.......I type slow and her card file is like two or three inches thick. I did recently get a Home Depot and Lowes card as we recently bought a house. They were twelve months interest free. She makes the minimum payments and is litterally giving her money away in interest.
Posts: 15676 From: N. Wilkesboro, NC, USA Registered: Nov 1999
Well, two thoughts. What first came to mind was my chase cards--one personal, one business. I have them because they have good rewards (cash back) programs, and I never carry a balance, so I'm not worried about the interest.
Then, when you mentioned advertisements, I immediately thought of Capitol One. Their ad campaign is great...mostly because I think the majority of the "what's in your wallet" ads are quite stupid. It does make you remember them though.
Posts: 4257 From: Pittsburgh, PA Registered: Apr 2005
I think of the 2 cards I currently carry: Household Bank and Providian (Washington Mutual).
No big name cards or ads came to mind. As I was reading your post about thinking about the big name cards, etc., I was reminded of the "Capital ONE - What's in Your Wallet?" ad campaign. But I don't have one of theirs.
Posts: 2812 From: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Registered: Jul 2002
Visa.......Only because it was the last card I owned 20years ago when I bought into the banksters hype. I've been getting by quite happily without one since then, and without a bank account for the past 10 or so.
Posts: 12330 From: The Man from Tallahassee Registered: Aug 2001
Capital One... they have most excelent to me over the years..
They have been pretty good to me too, as far as credit card companies go that is. They could sure have a lot more $$$ in their own wallet if they stopped sending me so much junk mail. Geez, I'm already a customer.
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Posts: 11597 From: ~ Kansas City, USA Registered: Apr 2002
What credit card company comes to your mind as you read the topic of this thread?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express (original), and Discover ... in that order.
(For the sake of full disclosure, I am a merchant that accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover ... but not American Express. I personally carry Visa and American Express cards for both personal and business use.)
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Posts: 229 From: Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada Registered: Oct 2005