As some of you may recall, I went to my local Chase branch last week to open a checking account to earn 25,000 Continental miles. The debit card that I have to use at least five (or maybe six) times arrived yesterday, and I tried to make six small transactions so that I can fulfill the requirements for the offer.
Well, it’s proving harder than I thought, mainly because I’ve been getting free cookies. You see, yesterday I went to Panera to get a sandwich, which I used my debit card for. Then I went to the bakery counter to buy a cookie. I wanted to pay with my debit card, but they said “don’t worry about it,” as they were almost closing. They kind of know me, so I wasn’t totally surprised. Fine, a free cookie, cool!
Tonight I went to a similar place and made a purchase, and then did the same thing. After I got my order I said “I’d actually like to buy a couple of cookies as well.” The guy goes “sure, but don’t worry about it.” I responded “no, I’d really prefer to pay.” He said “it’s on us, we’re throwing them away otherwise anyway.” I said “no, but really, I’d prefer to pay.” He gave me a confused look, but insisted I not pay.
Stop giving me free cookies! They’re making me gain weight without gaining miles!