McDonald's credit card for employees the "Gold Card Plus". Anyone see this?

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Mogul of Pineapples
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McDonald's credit card for employees the "Gold Card Plus". Anyone see this?

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:52 pm

The McDonald's employee credit card press release claims that it will save "On average, a McDonald’s employee can save as much as $1,500 a year with the Gold Card Plus program."

http://www.pr-inside.com/mcdonald-s-gold-card-plus-employee-rewards-r2351065.htm

I am highly skeptical.
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Postby jeffysdad » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:56 am

Is this actually a credit card or just a glorified loyalty card that cobbles together multiple retailers? It's the same company that publishes the "Entertainment" coupon books. I remember those, he he.
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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:56 pm

You are right it's a glorified rewards card. The new article which linked the press release had described it as a McDonald's credit card which initially confused me.

If McD's really wanted to help out their employees paying them a bit more would likely be more helpful than this rewards program.
Disclosure: I am a moderator/paid staff of this site, which does have advertising relationships with some credit cards that are discussed and linked to. Regardless, anything I say is my honest opinion.

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Primary Travel Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred



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