Friday, September 3, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Are You Ready For Some Football?!  I am and that is the focus of my Feel Good Friday post today.  There is a lot going on in my life, dying cars, health insurance issues, job search struggles, and… the approach of football season.
            My husband and I are big fans.  At my suggestion, we celebrate every anniversary by going to our local team’s game that weekend.  We even have one of those NFL credit cards, which we used religiously to acquire points toward Super Bowl tickets (we’re hopeful).  You might have noticed the past tense used, and that is because recently after years of acquiring points, almost enough points to get those Super Bowl tickets, Bank of America sent us a notice that they were terminating the NFL credit card and all customers were urged to redeem their points prior to July or they would be forfeited.  I was upset; we were so close (honestly I am getting to the feel good part).  But there was no choice.  If we didn’t want to lose the points we had to redeem them. 
            I searched for an away game package, but they were all more points now that the program was closing.  So instead we got tickets for our anniversary to include field passes, and another set of tickets to a second game (and a grill cover, a sweatshirt and a number of other useless items that are not Super Bowl tickets).  Today, Feel Good Friday, I received both set of tickets.  The October game tickets are on the 50-yard line, row 3.  My anniversary game, 50-yard line row 1!  Yes that is right “I must be in the front row.”  So I feel pretty good today.  It is not the Super Bowl, but it is damn good seats, to two different games.
            The “We Need A Flood” angle?  Shortly after I redeemed my points, I got a second notice from Bank of America.  They wanted me to renew my credit card with the same number for a second NFL points program.  That is right.  The first program is cancelled and the points can’t be carried over, but they have started a second program and want me as a customer.  Yeah right.  Like I am going to fall for that again.  So even though I am feeling good this Friday, there will be no Bank of America branches or ATM’s on my ark.


  1. Ugh...I despise Bank of America. But I loooove my football! Who's your team? ;o)

  2. I can NOT believe what happened w/ BoA. Ridiculous. And that your points couldn't carry over? What kind of company is this? Apparently they aren't concerned about keeping their customers happy.

    So awesome about your seats. They sound fantastic!

    ~Mimi from Woven by Words

  3. I can't believe this is legal! How can they offer a program that encourages people to use their card, and then when their auditors tell them that they are showing quite a few customers who are close to earning Superbowl tickets (and there aren't that many available seats to the game!) they discontinue the program, only to start it back up again? There has GOT to be some sort of fraud there.

  4. Well I wouldn't say that was their motivation. I've had the card for a very long time and I am sure there are a number of people who charge significantly more than I and have indeed gotten their Super Bowl tickets. I've seen them "sell out." But whatever their motivation, it was annoying and I will not get another NFL card.