Credit Card Rewards

Hopefully you aren’t like me and asleep at the wheel when it comes to Credit Card rewards. I have several cards dating back over the years. One of the newer ones keeps hyping "what’s in your wallet" and it got me to thinking about  rewards.
Rewards are somtimes referred to as miles or points. The revelation

DIRECTV Fine Print

This is one of those buyer beware posts. On 03/07/2007 I was shopping for satellite TV and looked over the deals on the internet, and wound up on the DIRECTV web site. Here is a screen shot of part of what caught my eye. Now take a good look at the light grey text at the bottom. That’s the part I failed to see, and so did others that I showed it to.  screen shot with fine grey print  Here is where the ad is now, but it was up toward the front of the site when I first saw it.

Now I am thinking that the deal me and the sales lady are discussing was for a $39.99 package. She tells me at the end that I’ll get a $10.00 discount for 12 months and I’m thinking my bill would be $29.99.

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McAfee SiteAdvisor – Trying it Again

If you are concerned about surfing safety and the creepiness of a web site, SiteAdvisor might be for you. It’s available as a Firefox Extension or for IE.

McAfee has SiteAdvisor now. I have never had much luck with McAfee, and tried it a couple of months ago with the result that it crashed Firefox often and I  uninstalled it.  Now  on  the second try it seems fine.

What does it do? 

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