The Chase Ink Plus 70k offer was everywhere in the blogosphere. And I mean everywhere. So much selling it rivals the height of the crack dealing epidemic in the 80s! Brace yourselves, hard edged satire is about to be unleashed! You see the mission below, we LIVE it!
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What else can you say about yet another mega affiliate credit card link orgy? Even the grief support group people that sits next to my table every Tuesday morning at Panera talked about it! I think I need me a new pair of eye sockets after the latest “click my Chase link” barrage. You are a reader of all these popular blogs and yet you are attacked again and again with the same old arguments why you need to have the Chase Ink Plus business credit card! I mean, you must be able to recite every reason by heart now! Do you call this behavior respectful toward you? Why are you supporting these businesses that pummel you to death with affiliate links of the same credit cards for the same reasons over and over and over? Are you a masochist? And why do you give money to go to conferences to listen to the same old stuff they blog about over and over? Maybe YOU are the problem (this is directed to any new TBB readers only!). Don’t be a Tool, THINK! Took a pic of this crap in my Feedly and here it is (click on the pic for a better view). Which headline is the most ridiculous one? I know, I know…so tough to pick JUST one!
By the way, this is the link to the direct offer for the 70k Chase Ink Plus credit card. Or you can help any bloggers in the Love and Like lists if you like. Thanks to the readers who wanted to give me the 10k referral but for some reason I am shut out of the referrals, boo! And yes I need to get my act together like Chris Elliott who joined Boarding Area to cash in too! Maybe when I get over my mental block, my therapist is on it! Hurryyyyy!
An 18,000+ point Delta Mileage Run: Final thoughts, cost & more – Delta Points [Final thoughts=Click my Barclay and Us Bank Flex Perks and Amex SPG credit card links. When Amex took away our links we never linked to their cards. ^$%#]
Cancelling Citi Cards the Easy Way – Frugal Travel Guy [Can you see the disclosure up on top? Neither can we! We can’t talk about churning the Citibank cards anymore so let’s talk about something like using the online secured message and collect our check for mailing in yet another post.]
Join Me at the Largest Frequent Traveler University Ever! – Million Mile Secrets [No thanks, I can think of a million people to join before you! Nothing personal, just do not want to be sold crap! Commenter Karen nails it with: ” Why do people want to waste two and a half days of their lives along with the necessary travel costs and ticket price to go to these events? Do they think credit card bloggers are real celebrities or something?” We love YOU Karen!]
Checking in: Delano Las Vegas – Never again! – The Wandering Aramean [Holy cow, Seth unloads on Delano and its pillows! Pillows! Oh the cruelty of it all!]
A quick guide to purchasing a Walmart money order – Mighty Travels [What? Can you get CNN to do an article on that too?]
Hotel Review: W New York Times Square – The Points Guy [Written by “TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino“. I always get a kick out of the titles given to writers in this site. Starting to sound like Reuters or something.]
Up To 30% Bonus On Purchased Club Carlson Points – One Mile at a Time [Remember when staying at Club Carlson properties was beneath this blogger? Isn’t it amazing how fast things can change when a credit card pays you? And this is how you get a stupid promo and sell the credit cards that go with it. Seen this crap way too many times!]
Why I Can’t Wait For Small Business Saturday And How I’m Getting Ready! – Points, Miles & Martinis [Typical PMM post. Write a few sentences and line up 13 Amex credit card links in a row. Barf!]
Is the 30% Bonus on Club Carlson Points Worth it? – Million Mile Cards [Template CC#1: Copy here what was said above at One Mile at a Time]
Don’t Forget! Last Day to Get Your 7,500 Ultimate Rewards Points With Chase Freedom This Quarter – Million Mile Crap [So helpful to remind the sheep. Blasting them for the millionth time with the Chase credit card links had absolutely nothing to do with this post, I swear! Emily is back posing in front of a gift card rack. At least it is not Nightline with “Free” screams in the background!]
Delta Points September Newsletter 2014 – Delta Points [You get links to all the monthly posts. And links to every monthly newsletter. OMG]
The Best Credit Card To Get Right Before A Trip Is… – Frugal CreditCard Guy [Wow, just wow! Get Barclay Arrival card, you use the card, you accumulate points. This is just brilliant! Wow. Excuse me…I am just so wowed about the quality of this advice here. Get your tickets to the Chicago Seminar to see this brilliance live!]
7 Top Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards – The Credit Card Guy [Why even pretend what our site is all about huh? Note: So good to see my favorite credit card of all time, the amazing NEW Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard sold here oh la la]
Last Call – 100% Bonus On US Airways Purchased Miles – Points, Miles & Credit Cards [Hey look the crappy promo to BUY miles so you can fly for FREE is back. Click on our Barclay US Airways credit card link…definitely not the last call on this one, we guarantee it!]
Club Carlson Promo: 30% Bonus on Purchased Gold Points – The Credit Card Guy [What Million Mile Cards said before The Credit Card Guy. And what One Credit Card One More Time said before Million Mile Cards]
I subscribe to the Frugal Travel Guy “newsletter” so you don’t have to. So here it is the latest email this morning. And yes this is the actual font size on the 70,000, I am NOT exaggerating! Yes all bold font parts below are actual links. Schwing!:
Amazing news in the credit card space! You can now add 70,000 points with this incredible limited-time-offer. These points are very versatile and can help you load up your airline or hotel accounts. Want to know which card we’re talking about? Take a look at our post.
Questions about this or other topics? Feel free to email us.
Frugal Travel Guy
Let me end this Blog Buzz with a post at The Gate titled “The Credit Card Affiliate Links Controversy” which laid it all out and had some interesting comments. Among them, it was this one by ODTravel which perfectly sums up the situation and the way I feel (and I believe most of us who know what’s going on feel). So, here it is and THANKS to ODTravel!
Brian, I’m glad you are getting in on this convo. Not that anything would change. Its pretty disgusting the way bloggers are pimping links these days. I read TBB for catharsis. I need it. Its gotten to the point where bloggers come up with fake posts with no content at all solely to push links! Sometimes 2 paragraphs with something bordering on idiocy like “Can you transfer capital one miles to singapore”-reader question and then the barrage of links follows.
I mean TPG didn’t mention the 80K IHG until readers called him out but pushed his links, the UA explorer 50K thing was incredibly bad! These bloggers didn’t bother to publicize the better non-affiliate offer. Gary linked to a commenter as his way of acknowledging the offer but had direct application links everywhere-same with mommy points, OMAAT etc. Delta points didn’t push any AMEX products for ever until he got his referral links back. The list goes on an on….its terrible.
I’m ok with bloggers making money. What I hate is the fake travel blogging….while the real intent is to convert applications! You can see through it from space! “Three reasons why I’m adding authorized users” REALLY??? BAM-CLICK MY LINKS!!! Now that’s what drives people like me…and TBB crazy.
I mean, what else can you add to this cluster *&^%$? “(we) …can see through it from space!” So, excuse me Mr. Frugal Credit Card Guy and the rest of you plastic dealers. Just enjoy the money
Of course your relentless pumping practices to shove credit cards to everyone who visits your site has absolutely nothing to do with contributing to this.
You just need to be responsible (enter FREE screams in the background). Yep, sure, aha, whatever makes you feel better. Hell No We Won’t Buy From You! Crap, that rhymed when I first came up with it. Whatever! Time to wrap up this baby. Hope you laughed, I sure did. I saved the best laughs for last! Mine anyway! Yeah baby!, yeah!
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