A rant here. Those of you looking for triathlon stuff, you can move along now.
Last week I had an incident with my Chase Bank Visa credit card which was truly aggravating.
I'm in the line at our local grocery (that I've shopped at with this credit card probably an average of once per week for three years) and the checker tells me the bank refused the card.
WTF!? I knew it was paid up. Huh? The card is not due to expire until November!??
This prompted an annoying flailing about. I used my debit card to pay the $212 for the groceries, but that took money out of my checking account and I knew there were some big checks outstanding on that account so I had to run and get some cash and go to the bank and deposit it quickly.
It turns out (which took 2 phone calls to figure out) that Chase Bank was going to mail out a replacement that day. A replacement that hadn't even gotten in the mail yet. And since I was making a charge in a different state than the credit card was registered in (like I do all the time and have for years) the computer triggered a shut-down on the card.
So the moral of the story is don't use your credit card within 2 months of an expiration date or you're likely to be embarrassed at check-out.
Bah. Of course it's useless to complain to them, too. So I'm left to rant here.