Ric Romero, famous consumer reporter, wants you to know that some stores offer 10% off if you sign up for their credit card. Also, some stores will email you when they have a sale.

“In fact, just yesterday I got an e-mail from Barnes and Noble (bn.com) telling me about a special deal.” [KABC via Fark]


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  1. thekizerman says:

    Thats all great Ric, but you left out the 18% interest rate…

  2. DrGirlfriend says:

    REALLY?! omg, a Pulitzer for Ric, STAT!

  3. homerjay says:

    In other news- water is officially considered to be wet.
    What a tool….

  4. crashman2600 says:

    They make fun of him all the time over at fark.com

  5. Rando says:

    Joke, right?

  6. forgeten says:

    its not fark its the consumerist

  7. ideagirl says:

    Ric, on behalf of all of us here on the inter-webs, I would like to welcome you to the 21st century…

  8. DallasDMD says:

    @thekizerman: Pay your bill off every month.

  9. Chongo says:

    I’ve heard there are these new forms of online expression called “BLOGS” and on these “WEB LOGS” people write all about things that interest them

  10. thekizerman says:

    @DallasDMD: Oh I do, but the people that listen to this guys advice probably don’t.

  11. doormat says:

    Its good to see Fark memes spreading.

  12. mikala says:

    I love how the title of this post is “Obvious”

  13. joemono says:

    um, duh.

  14. TSS says:

    Poor Ric Romero. He used to be a sports reporter before they shoved him off into consumer reporting. I’m sure we’d all prefer he were still doing sports.

  15. Major-General says:

    @ideagirl: Don’t you mean the 20th?

    But I have to feel sorry for him. I mean, he must get up every day knowing the best he can produce is simply Fark.

  16. bravo says:

    Also, Ric, your bank needs you to update your account information. All they need is your social security number, your password, and a copy of a voided check. It’s easy! Click here!!

  17. JKinNYC says:

    Ric’s superhero name is Captain Obvious.

    Actually as some have noted, he’s a Fark celebrity for this. He does these obvious stories all the time, leading me to believe there is a segment of the population that really doesn’t know this stuff. Perhaps there really is a market for this news.

  18. phloighd says:

    Welcome to 1997, Ric.

  19. Myron says:

    # Consider a store credit card.
    >> Consider ruining your credit score

    # Sign up for e-mail newsletters and updates, and, join rewards programs.
    >> Sign up for spam.

    # Watch for gift card promotions.
    >> Watch for limited incentives on certain products.

    # Shop online.
    >> Behold the Interweb. All the kids are doing it.

  20. Ric’s superhero name is Captain Obvious.

    @JKinNYC: I suppose that’s still better than Captain Linger.

  21. Elviswasntmyhero says:

    Ric Romero?

    Isn’t that a little like ‘Dirk Diggler’.

    And, by the way, why is his picture next to “shill” in the dictionary?

  22. Trae says:

    @JKinNYC: Well, there are still people who fall for Nigerian 419 scams, so we should never underestimate how little the average person *actually* knows…

  23. quagmire0 says:

    Welcome to the Interweb.

  24. a says:

    Old and busted: making fun of Ric Romero on Fark. New hotness: making fun of Ric Romero on Consumerist.

  25. mantari says:

    “Sometimes, Bed Bath and Beyond will send you a 20% off coupon.”