A loyal reader named Glenn emailed me with this dilemma:
Hi Julia. The last time I wrote about the $100 WaMu offer, it generated some…interesting reading material. You might still be getting new comments on the subject of ethics to this day. As for me, I put it behind me. However, I am forced to dredge it up again. You probably already know that WaMu was recently bought out by Chase. Now WaMu’s name is being replaced by Chase. I received an offer in the mail from Chase offering a $100 gift card to anyone that opens a free checking account. Can you say de ja vu? Obviously, I would like to take advantage of this offer which expires June 3. However, I don’t know if I would qualify since Chase would have all banking records and information from the WaMu database. Do you feel like donning your investigative reporting hat and looking into this a bit closer or just take a pass on it and assume that it’s the very same offer as before? I know I sound like a greedy opportunist, however, I cannot pass up too-good-to-be-true offer. I guess I am part mercenary. Thanks for your time.
So my question to you is, assuming Glenn is eligible to participate, should he?