Six years ago Japan Airlines Mileage Bank was giving away a stuffed animal as a credit card signup bonus.
They’re known for having some of the worst card bonuses. In 2014 they ran a member-get-member campaign for their card where if a friend signed up you’d get.. a towel.
Three years ago Walmart offered a 2 liter bottle of soda.. and cookies. Although it appears that may have been for applying rather than being approved and using the card.
Costco consistently offers the most low value merchandise as an application bonus. They once gave you a cooler for an in-store application. (HT: yugrudfoo).
Now instead of a cooler @saianel reports that Costco is currently willing to give you a bucket if you apply for their card.
— Saianel (@saianel) May 7, 2019
Along with some pvc pipe, gravel, sand and charcoal you could use a bucket to build a water filter. You can grow food inside of a bucket. Or harvest rainwater. You could even attach a couple of straps to the bucket and make it a backpack. With holes near the bottom of the bucket, and placed inside roasting pans, you might be able to use it to feed chickens. Buckets are also super useful if the ALS Foundation gets the ice bucket challenge to go viral again.
Since buckets are super useful some of you are probably wondering whether existing cardholders might be able to secure message asking Citibank whether they’ll match the offer, or if you have the personal card whether they’ll let you apply for the small business card in order to qualify for the bucket. Please report back on your experiences.