Cre wrote:The "Slate" card was really weird, with no embossed numbers, and a sideways orientation. Most merchants I presented it to when it first came out thought it was fake at first.
I didn't ask for Slate... the bank just sent a letter one day saying that my current card, whatever it was, would now be called Slate, and I had no choice in the matter. That wasn't the first time, either. I opened the credit card account as a MasterCard back in 1993, and it wasn't with Chase. A few years later, the original bank transferred my card account (sold me?) to another bank, which in turn sold me to yet another bank years later, which in turn eventually was swallowed by a bank that later turned into Chase. I didn't do anything.
I just let it all happen. I had absolutely no idea that the Slate card was such a bottom of the barrel "you're a loser" card until I joined this website. I've since ceased using the Slate card. Why should I embarrass myself any further at the stores?
So there, Chase! See ya in the Sock Drawer! And don't let the lint stick to ya on the way in. Take that for sticking me with a lousy card when I've never been late and PIF all my life.
Bring on the rewards, baby!
If you have any other Chase cards, you can always transfer most of the limit of the Slate to another card and close it. Did you see if you could PC it to another one of their cards like the Freedom or CSP?