Iowa Best Buy Won't Sell To You Unless You Sign Up For Rewards Card?

Frank says he wasn’t allowed to complete his purchase at a Best Buy in Des Moines, Iowa unless he signed up for their Rewards card: “He called over his supervisor. In a rather harsh manner, she told him that everyone purchasing items is now required to sign up for a rewards card.” Sounds like somebody had a quota to meet!

You may have heard about this already, but I thought it was rather odd.
 
I was at Best Buy the other day here in West Des Moines, Iowa. It was the store at the Jordan Creek mall. I went to purchase my items and the young kid working at the register asked to see my rewards card. I told him that I don’t have one. I avoid that card because I don’t like the junk mail coming into my mailbox. I prefer to purchase my items and leave.
 
Well, he looked confused and called over his supervisor. In a rather harsh manner, she told him that everyone purchasing items is now required to sign up for a rewards card. She said that they cannot let buy things without having one of those cards. I was rather anxious to get back and finish homework for my college courses, so I got the rewards card and left.
 
Maybe this is normal, but I wasn’t very happy about it. Granted they’ll send me coupons, but I know it’s going to benefit them more than it will me – otherwise they wouldn’t do it.

(Photo: qnr)