Friday, March 14, 2008

Worth the paper it's printed on?

Husband received a letter from a credit card company yesterday. The letter reads
" We learned during a recent review of our system that your closed account was incorrectly charged a finance charge on a promotional offer. We are taking immediate steps to correct the error in full. This check represents a refund of that finance charge."
Accompanying the letter was a check for one cent. Yes you read correctly, they sent us a check for a penny.
I showed it to husband and his response was " I'll try not to spend it in one spot."
I hope this wasn't the windfall my horoscope promised me.


Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Tsk tsk... I cannot believe it. Thousands of trees are cut down for senseless letters like this... it's sad.

Hope you are doing well.

Corey~living and loving said...

you know...I think we got one of those once, and the fine print actually revealed that if you cashed the check you were somehow activating the card again.

argh.....sneaky sneaky...and so wasteful.

Huckdoll said...

I used to work in the financial industry and we'd have to send out checks in those silly small amounts because the law required it. If they didn't send it and you found out, you guys could sue the pants off them for a couple thousand times what that check is worth. That said, one cent does sound ridiculous :D