Capital One Card Lab Intolerant Towards Snuggie Cult

Reader Ed reports that the Capital One Card Lab custom credit-card maker keeps rejecting his request to put a picture of himself wearing a Snuggie on his credit card. After the jump, the rules for which photos are not allowed. I’ve bolded the ones that might apply. Ed thinks he might have gotten tripped up on the “Controversial subject matter such as political or religous statements and/or images” clause, i.e. Capital One thinks Snuggie is a cult.

• Copyrighted or trademarked material not owned by a Capital One partner – if you didn’t take the photo or own the image, we cannot accept it. View examples.
Branded products (except those associated with a Capital One Partner)
• Provocative, lewd, or sexual content – including nude or semi-nude pictures of people of any age
• Celebrities/musicians/public figures/athletes/cartoons, etc. (except for those associated with approved Capital One partner)
• Violence, violent acts or any type of death imagery (e.g. images of skulls)
• Socially unacceptable or discriminatory behavior or signs (e.g. gangs, hatred, drug/alcohol abuse, graffiti)
• Profanity or other obscene behavior or gestures
• Images of money from any country (including the United States) where money is the central focus of the photo
• Images of flags. (Our gallery contains flag related imagery – please review those images if you are interested in having a flag on your card.)
Controversial subject matter such as political or religous statements and/or images
• Phone numbers (e.g. 800 or 900 #’s) and URL addresses (e.g.
• Competitive marks/names (e.g. Discover, American Express, etc.)
• Any references to the Olympic Games or events
• Any photo that might result in non-acceptance or other problems at the point of sale
• Any printing or process that interferes with the required security features of the card

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