Family Receives 23 Pounds Of Credit Card Applications In A Year

I guess on some level we were all wondering just how many credit card offers we get in a year, but one Chicagoland family decided to count them. And weigh them.

Turns out that the Silbar family got 445 applications, weighing 23 pounds, in a year. Not all of the offers were for the adults. Max, 8, and Jake, 11, also got quite a few.

In all, the family’s own bank, Chase, was responsible for 110 of them.

Chase recommended that irritated consumers call the phone number on the mail offers and ask them to stop, says the Chicago Tribune. Should Jake and Max call themselves?

1 family gets 445 credit card offers in a year [Chicago Tribune] (Thanks, Lisa!)
(Photo:Spidra Webster)

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