First published on September 13, 2006
Now it’s probably not fair to look at that image in isolation, so here’s the promotion page.
Promotional material always uses asterisks and fine print to avoid being accused of bait and switch practices. This irks me for many reasons. But I’m not here to rant.
I would just like to point out for everybody that in addition to requiring you to sign for a Scotia One account (which has a monthly fee of $9.95 and isn’t really unlimited as it claims), this supposedly free flight excludes applicable flight taxes, fees and service charges. It’s not free.
So save yourself a trip to Scotiabank because they will then explain to what the promotion “really” is — that is, it’s really not free.
In some sort of irony, I’m probably helping Scotiabank out by talking negatively about their promotion…
In other news, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the world’s best airport… that is until you realize that it is not in the same voting category as Singapore’s Changi Airport (32 million passengers last year) and Hong Kong (40 million passengers last year).
August 2007 update: As you can guess from my post, I never actually went for this promotion because I simply didn’t like the ad However, I am glad that this post is serving as a sort of forum for disgruntled customers and am happy to provide this service!