No matter your financial circumstances and no matter where you have done your banking in the past, you (much like everyone else in the world) surely love a good freebie every now and then. With this in mind, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of banking solutions out there that offer some sort of rewards for your continued business.
Some banks and financial institutions make no secret of their rewards programs. In fact, some of them basically shout these rewards from the mountain tops. They want your business, and they want you to stick around and keep using them, so they offer some sort of incentive to keep you aboard.
Some of these incentives are most definitely worthy of sticking around for. For example, you might find yourself looking at lists such as the 10 Best Rewards Checking Accounts (and Sign Up Bonuses) of 2020 when trying to find the best rewards and incentives you for you. Not only do these banks want your business, they are willing to give you some freebies to help you make the decision to keep doing business with them.
What sort of rewards can I expect from banks?
Many banks and financial institutions are well known for providing incentives for their customers to stay on board and keep doing business with them. You can find a myriad of rewards and incentives to keep you around as a customer as well, and it is not always something rewarded to long term customers, either.
Sometimes, new customers opening an account with a bank or financial institution will find plenty of reasons to stick around, with rewards like these to help keep them around.
- A sign up bonus
Some banks will offer a sign up bonus simply for signing up with them. You could find that by opening an account with a certain institution, you suddenly have some bonus money to spend. This is always a great incentive to new customers, offering free credit just for the simple act of signing up.
- Cash back rewards
Many credit companies provide these sorts of rewards, offering cash back on select purchases such as stays in hotels, spending money in certain grocery store, hotels, or airlines, or something else entirely. Whatever the case may be, being guaranteed a certain amount of cashback for the simple act of spending money in a certain place is another great incentive to stick with your chosen financial institution.
- Minimal fees
No one loves spending extra money on fees and charges from their bank or credit institution. Sound familiar?
Many companies pride themselves on offering little to no extra or hidden charges and fees, meaning the account holder always knows what they will be spending up front, before ever officially opening an account with the company. This sort of transparency can go a long way in building trust between the company and the customer.
What benefits do some of these deals offer?
People looking for the best options for these sorts of deals should be scouring the internet on trusted financial sites such as LetMeBank and others, so that they know exactly what to expect the minute they go to sign up.
Of course, these rewards programs have to offer something to the customer as well as the business, otherwise the whole thing is completely one sided. For the customer opening a new account, they are given some pretty nice deals and incentives to keep doing business for the company. For the company, they are hopefully keeping customers around to continue to do business with them.
Everyone loves a good deal or a freebie, and it is in the best interests of financial companies to provide these rewards programs. By making sure account holders are happy with and get something out of their services, those account holders will stick around for years to come.
Whether it is something as simple as a certain amount of money guaranteed on signup, or special cashback deals on specific purchases or travel arrangements like hotels or airline tickets, many companies make sure they are providing value to the customer by giving them something in return for their continued business.
Should I consider these deals?
In short, absolutely! If you are looking for a new bank or financial company, finding the best deals to earn your business is a no-brainer. You get some of the best financial deals, discounts, and cashback rewards around, while your chosen company gets your continued business. It is a win-win for everyone involved, and it just might help you save some money or even make some money back on your travel or purchases.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Mob of Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Sending Congress Into Lockdown
On Wednesday afternoon an angry mob of Trump supporters, white supremacists, and what this website is calling “terrorists” stormed the United States Capitol as members of Congress were in session.
Earlier in the day, President Trump spoke to a crowd of several thousand at an event in Washington, D.C. called the “Save America March.” As you know, since he lost the November 2020 election to Joe Biden, he has vigorously promoted various unfounded theories and conspiracies that the election was rigged and somehow stolen from him. Without a single shred of evidence to back up his claim, he rambled on in front of his supporters for over an hour, charging that he lost due to widespread voter fraud. At one point, he told the crowd:
“Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy… I think right here we’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and our congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed and went into Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed, going into an immediate lockdown and interrupting their largely procedural vote to certify the electoral results of the 2020 presidential election.
Many Twitter users were quick to point out the glaring disparity in law enforcement’s treatment of these terrorists with their treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. As you’ll recall, Trump ordered police to use tear gas and rubber bullets when clearing a crowd outside the White House for a photo op with an upside down Bible.
Throughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags and other white supremacist colors. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely tThroughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags, other white supremacist colors, pepper spray, and smoke. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely throughout government halls. Many proudly posed for pictures inside congressional offices, on the floors of Congress, and throughout the halls. In one video, a police officer inside a building gave a thumbs up as he posed for a selfie with a terrorist. The scenes that came out of this insurrection were jarring for many.
For over two hours following the terrorists’ rushing of the Capitol, President Trump was completely silent on the matter. As time continued to pass, it became apparent that he would not make any serious attempts to quell the violence unfolding in his own backyard. All Americans got was a now-deleted video posted to social media in which Trump told the mob, “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us… It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it – especially the other side. But you have to go home now… We love you. You’re very special.”
Of course the President of the United States calling armed insurrectionists “very special” lit people up. Today’s events were the last straw for many; even with only two weeks left in office, he still managed to make more enemies than he already had.
By the time police and the National Guard finally responded, the mayor had already put a 6pm curfew in place. Despite multiple law enforcement agencies clearing the Capitol and blocking the area around it, terrorists still hung around the complex well into the evening. It wasn’t until 8pm – over 8 hours after the siege began – that Congress was able to return to counting the electoral votes (they didn’t finish the count until nearly 4am).
When all was said and done, law enforcement made 52 arrests, safely detonated at least 2 pipe bombs found outside the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee headquarters, arrested a suspect connected to a vehicle found with firearms, ammunition, and explosives, and confirmed 4 terrorists died.
We will be following this story.
Photo Credit: Julio Cortez/AP
Asian Doll Gets Into It with JT and Megan Thee Stallion
Twitter was lit Sunday when Texas rapper Asian Doll got into it with JT and Megan Thee Stallion over her assertions she was left off Meg’s track “Do It on the Tip,” which features City Girls – JT’s rap group.
Asian Doll told the world she was originally supposed to be on the song – recorded a verse and everything – but was kicked off at the last minute, replaced by City Girls. In an Instagram Live this past Friday (December 18), the rapper played her unreleased verse on “Do It on the Tip” as she told viewers she didn’t know why it didn’t come out or “what the f*** Megan was thinking.”
Later, Asian Doll insisted her and Megan were good, tweeting that they’re still friends. That didn’t stop City Girls fans from getting involved, with JT herself commenting, “a real friend is something you b****** really don’t know nothing about!” She went on to suggest Asian Doll was lying about her verse originally being on the song.
Apparently, she didn’t take these subliminals as shots fired because she appeared to be attempting to calm the flames. “If Jt ain’t say my name then she wasn’t talking to me stop being messy cause what I said was between me & Megan !” she said on Twitter. But it didn’t take long for her to pick up on the beef and fire back. For much of Sunday, the two went back and forth online, trading shot after shot.
Finally, Megan Thee Stallion chimed in tweeting, “I hate that all of this is getting so blown out of proportion. It was never as deep as the comments made it seem.” Her and Asian Doll briefly exchanged.
Now that the dust has settled it looks like all the smoke was for show, yet still it made for entertaining Sunday tea.