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Monday, May 5, 2008


Re: Special offer for Minnesota Vikings fans

dear minnesota viking and bank of america, do not send me any more email.

On 05/05/2008, Minnesota Vikings <> wrote:

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Draft the Vikings Extra Points™ Credit Card and get your choice of a Darren Sharper or Steve Hutchinson jersey! after qualifying transaction(s)§.

Your Team. Your Wallet.

Get Your First Reward§, your choice of a Darren Sharper or Steve Hutchinson jersey sizes L or XL when you choose to apply for the Vikings Extra Points™ Credit Card

Extra Points™ Rewards

Card Benefits

  • Official NFL Merchandise
  • Autographed memorabilia
  • VIP Experiences
  • Game Tickets
  • Meet & Greets
  • Golf Outings
  • ...Much, much more!
  • Low Introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) offer
  • Earn 1 point for every net retail purchase dollar spent§§
  • No annual fee

Apply online for your card today!

† For information about the rates, fees, other costs, and benefits associated with the use of the card, or to apply, use the link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application.

§/§§ See the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application for details on other disclosures referenced above.

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agape to all,

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[Edit after initially sending and Cc'ing to this blog:

I sent this in such a fashion because upon trying to unsubscribe myself, I found I was unable, as they didn't have my name or email address on record. Um, obviously, they did, if they sent it. I also sent it because you may have had similar experiences with other corporations/spammers, and might want to know that I am in commiseration with you.

Further, I received this immediate reply:

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This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: Gmail tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <>... User unknown. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. Thanks for your continued support. (state 14)

I'd LOL if it weren't so annoying.


I recommend getting the card, then buy a few things with it (pack of gum, can of chew, maybe a magazine). After paying your balance, then close the card. That way, you've now established a business relationship and they can no longer spam you. Right? I mean, it won't be spam anymore?

What have you got against the Vikings anyway?

- Clif
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