Category Archives: Offbeat

My Cat Received a Better Credit Card Offer Than Me!

By CCC Staff | Filed in Offbeat

Multiple Credit Card Offers

For the most part, when people turn 18 years of age, they begin to receive their first credit card offers in the mail. Occasionally the type of offers being received are ever-so-slightly out of the ordinary, whereby the offer arrives for a member of the family who is far too young, or for family members who are not even human.

Here are some examples of cases where credit card offers are verging on the outlandish.

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Paying for Pot With Plastic

By CCC Staff | Filed in Offbeat

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As of January 1st, Colorado became the first US state to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana. Pot tokers have flocked to marijuana retailers, shelling out upwards of $70 for an eighth ounce. Many consumers are using plastic to complete their transactions, which according to the WSJ, is causing some confusion for card processors VISA and MasterCard.

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Wisecracking Tweets About Credit Cards

By CCC Staff | Filed in Offbeat

We are always on the look out, to see what you have to say about credit cards – whether it’s a question, comment or just a funny tweet about how you use your card.

The following tweets have earned the honor as our Best Wisecracks for June:

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Happy Canada Day!

By CCC Staff | Filed in Offbeat

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7 Strange Things to Buy with Your Credit Card

By Janet Hutchins | Filed in Offbeat

Plastic seems to the the way to buy almost anything. Anytime you want something, you can just pull out your credit card, and give it a swipe.

Most of us stick to using our credit cards for things like lattes and road trips. However, there are those who us their credit cards for other items — some of them a little shady and strange. But, in the long run, does it matter how strange your purchase is? Not if you can score the rewards points!

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Canadian $20 Bill Controversy: Naked Women and the Twin Towers?

By Janet Hutchins | Filed in Offbeat

Over the past 11 months, the Bank of Canada has been rolling out new money. Instead of paper money, Canadians are beginning to use polymer money. The new money is supposed to last twice as long as the previous bills, and be much harder to counterfeit. So far, the roll out has been gradual, starting with $100 and $50 bills.

$20 Bill Canada

Now, though, the time has come to bring out the $20 bill. Canada’s money features a see-through window that, in the $20, has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II. That’s not the controversy, though, since she is, in fact, the Queen of Canada. The controversy stems from what else is on the bill. It appears that many think that the bill shows the Twin Towers (destroyed in the Al Qaeda attack on New York City in 2001), and features three naked women.

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