At the check out at the Walnut Creek California Target I was asked if I would like to save 5% on today's purchase I said no thankyou. Then the clerk replied that I could be saving 5% on every purchase, and added why wouldn't I want that.
So I said ok thinking that I was signing up for a target value card...much like a Safeway or CVS club card. I said I can take the literature home with me and bring it back next time I come. She said you can fill it out right now on the debit card screen so I swipped my card and filled out some additional info and like my birthday and social (which I thought was a little weird) and I signed the screen at the end (like a credit card purchase - which I thought was also weird) with no mention by the clerk or any of the feilds of information I had filled out moments ago on the debit card screen that I had in fact signed up for and made my first purchase on a new Target credit card! So my reciept informed me that I had signed up for a credit card and that I had made myfirst purchase on my new temporary account.
Both the clerk and the manager seemed to have rehersed their unconvencing appologetic responses when I expresses my displeasure in being duped. Shady!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Target Credit Card.