MBNA is offering a free iPod Nano (1 GB version) when you get their New York Jets Extra Points Mastercard. It comes with Jets engraving on the back, but if you’re a Giants fan I’m sure you can scratch that right off .
The card also comes with an introductory 0% APR on balance transfers, but has a 3% balance transfer fee, so I really don’t think it would be worth it even if you could eek out a slight gain after taxes. There are definitely better no-fee 0% APR offers out there.
The rewards system is very Jets-oriented, if you’re a huge fan it may be of interest as you can get things like pre-game sideline passes.
To get the iPod, you have to open the card and make purchases totaling at least $100 with 90 days of opening. It also says to allow up to 12 weeks for delivery after qualifying. If you’re planning to eBay this sucker (current retail $149), you’ll have to remember it’ll be 3-4 months from now until you sell it and it’s value may drop. I’d still estimate you could get $100 out of it after PayPal and eBay fees (if you can manage not to keep it for yourself.)
Here is the fine print:
To qualify for this offer, your new account must be used to make any combination of purchase or cash advance transactions (including balance transfers) totaling at least $100 within 90 days of the date the account is opened by MBNA (exclusive of transaction fees, if any). Limit one (1) item per new account. Supplies are limited. Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery after qualifying. Offer sponsored by MBNA: we may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion.
Link via BullishDad at Fatwallet.
By Jonathan Ping | Deals & Offers | 5/7/06, 11:46pm