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Posted by Pete C. on February 12, 2009, 9:41 pm

Neon John wrote:

( Google junk snipped. I use Altavista, which is far better anyway)

Albertson's in my area no longer uses any sort of card / affinity
program, however when they did I simply checked the one little box at
the bottom of their sign up form that said essentially "just give me the
card" and provided absolutely no personal information. For other stores
that do ask for personal information you can just provide bogus
information. In many cases they give you the card and the form and you
can simply throw away the form and continue to use the card.

Posted by daestrom on February 12, 2009, 11:49 pm
Pete C. wrote:

Right up there with filling out warranty registration cards that ask things
like "Where did you hear of our product?" and "Do you plan on making another
purchase in the next six months?"  Such data gathering is just turned around
and sold, resulting in an overstuffed mailbox.


Posted by vaughn on February 13, 2009, 2:53 am

   When I bother with the cards at all, they get the bogus information.  For
stores that require a card to get any of their advertised specials (such as
CVS Pharmacy) I use their competitors.

   Welcome back Neon John!


Posted by No Body on March 5, 2009, 3:42 am
And the first time you use a credit/debit card to pay for your groceries
you have lost your anonymity...

Posted by yoyo on February 12, 2009, 3:26 am
 On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:43:21 +0000, vaughn wrote:

With Google, YOU are the product and advertisers are the CUSTOMER.

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