Nothing for free is really for free.

@kbkbooks (7028)
Canada
October 11, 2007 11:26am CST
Just wanted to point it out in case if you didn't already know: Those offers that say they give you a free shopping card for hundreds of dollars, or a free electronic gadget or TV or camera, they really aren't free. Once you get into the application process you will find out they are going to ask you for a valid credit card number to complete "offers" that will validate your eligibility. You may also need to promote their program to other potential customers, which may cost you for advertising, etc. Granted, there is a lot of free advertising out there, but you still won't get around the credit card demand.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Yeah, nothing is free. I get those emails all the time. I just delete them.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
Find out how to block senders in your email account. That will help some. It's like real life junk mail though, it never really stops.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
I tried traffic exchanges. I tried many different ones. I didn't get far with them.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
I remember getting hooked into this when I first got online. I had no idea what these things were and thought it was really free. Luckily I didn't have a credit card and even if I did, I wouldn't have done it, but I did give out my e-mail address at the time and I got SPAMMED right out of that account. Luckily I am way more careful and your right nothing for free is really free.
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@kbkbooks (7028)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
Spam probably wouldn't be so bad if they sent mustard and rye bread with it! :D