Cats and Dogs Get Credit Card Offers

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cats and Dogs Get Credit Card Offers

Imagine your cat or dog getting a credit card offer and now imagine your four-legged furkid getting offered a larger credit limit than the banks will even offer you.

That’s exactly what happened to Debbie and Mike Gavaghan when the Texas couple decided to write their cat’s name on a warranty card for an entertainment center they bought in 1996.

In a recent story about crazy credit card offers, ABC News reported that Max the cat also began receiving offers for country club memberships, sweepstakes, magazine subscriptions and other “junk” mail. When the couple filled out the warranty card as a joke, they listed Max as a self-employed wealthy guy who made $500,000 a year and who also owned a boat.  

The craziest offers Max got, though, was a credit card offer with a $100,000 limit from MBNA. On the same day, the couple also received a credit card offer from the same bank, but their credit limit was only $50,000.

Felines aren’t the only furkids who have gotten credit card offers, though.

Kelly Sloan became frustrated with getting credit card offers for her deceased father. Capital One couldn’t seem to get the message, so Sloan decided to fill out the credit card offer she received for her father in her dog, Sparky’s, name.

Although the pooch died in 2002 at age 13, Sloan continues to receive offers in Sparky’s name.

The article cautions that if you do receive offers in your pet’s or children’s names, you should immediately destroy the paperwork and notify the credit card company.

Have you ever received a crazy offer for your pet? Tell us about it in the comments section.