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Author Topic: I'm tired of the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit card ads! Back to Topics

Champion Author

Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 7:41:27 AM

Can we have something else? I've already memorized them and I'm not getting one as you can get a better deal from American Express.
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Champion Author Arkansas

Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 10:14:56 AM

At least the ads are not some of the cheesier ones seen on other sites.
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Champion Author California

Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:45:25 PM

After all this time online at most sites, I just don't notice ads anymore. I couldn't tell you most days what they were after I leave a site.
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Champion Author Houston

Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 3:47:18 PM

We're getting ads now from the makers of Tylenol. Accidental overdose of the active ingredient in Tylenol is one of the major reasons for liver transplant. So, they want you to "get relief responsibly."

They're preaching to the choir for me (I know all about not taking acetaminophen to overdose) but it's least at not the Bank of America ads!
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 3:41:19 PM

Sorry for any confusion. Since we use third-party advertisers, we have no way of knowing which ads will be displayed to you. We have control over what types of ads are shown, but not over which specific ads are shown.

All ads on the website should run on a rotation, but the length of the rotation is entirely decided between the advertisers themselves and the agencies representing them.
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Champion Author San Jose

Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 6:53:41 AM

Sneakers55, I believe that the ads are supposed to cycle, so that you don't keep getting the same one. The usual mechanism for doing this is a browser cookie. Do you perhaps have cookies disabled? If so, you might find that you get a better experience by enabling them.
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Champion Author Los Angeles

Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 5:20:24 AM

Because the ads pay for the operation of the site, it's extremely unlikely that GB will do away with them, and they probably don't have a long list of advertisers to pick from.

Instead of whining about the ads, just download and install one of the many, good, and free ad blockers onto your web browser and be done with it.
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 6:02:11 PM


If the "BankAmericard Cash Rewards" credit cards ads "pay the rent", then the ads should be kept.

Unless, and I'm not being cynical, you have advertisers lined up to replace the income from the current BankAmericard Cash Rewards advertising, or you're willing to financially sponsor the website.

Like the ad or not, you have to presume that the ad is being displayed because it's being effectively received by website viewers. If the advertisers didn't feel they were getting a return for their advertising money, they wouldn't advertise, or if they didn't feel that that specific ad wasn't effective, they'd switch ads.

As for ad blockers, I don't disagree that that's not an option for you (or others), but as long as advertising is necessary for this website to operate (after all, there are operating expenses whether we see them or not), and the membership is unwilling to pay a membership fee to use the website, I'm not going to suggest to anyone that they block the ads. If anything, and I'm not naive enough to think that anyone will do it, I'll tell people to keep opening the advertisements as long as it helps keep the website free from membership fees.

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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 1:16:05 PM

AdBlock would eliminate it!
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Champion Author Indiana

Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 12:58:11 PM

Get a good ad blocker and you wont see any of them...
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Sophomore Author Dallas

Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 11:09:48 AM

Agree that the American Express card is a better deal but if you don't like an ad, simply ignore it.
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Champion Author Austin

Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 7:57:02 AM

Easy! Just change the channel!
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