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Get These Companies to Give You Free Money

Katie Spence
July 6, 2011

Of all the companies I'd like to get back at, the banks that brought down our economy back in 2008 top my list. Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) , JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  ) , Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) , and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) each received billions in bailout money following that debacle. I think it's time we consumers got a little payback.

The plan
Believe it or not, you can actually get a bank to give you money that you never have to pay back. You don't even need a phony gun, a threatening note, or a ski mask. Just use your credit cards the right way.

Credit cards can get you into a lot of trouble if used carelessly. But when employed correctly, credit cards are a great way to get banks to give you free cash and rewards. Take the following examples:


Card Type


Annual Fee

Pay by date

Wells Fargo Cash Back Card 1% cash back on net purchases N/A 25 days after each billing period
JPMorgan Chase Freedom 1% cash back on purchas