Saturday, November 15, 2008
How I got my free 42" Plasma TV!
In 1979 I got my American Express card and not too long after that I joined their Membership Rewards Program. It's like many similar programs. You spend $1 and you get one point. As of last count, I had 160,500 points, which was 3,000 points shy of being able to get the 42" Panasonic plasma television. But I was in luck! American Express was willing to front me the extra points I needed. The only catch was that I had to agree to charge 3,000 in the next year. I knew I'd charge well over that amount, so I ordered the TV.
I couldn't be more pleased with the TV. The picture is so clear and sharp, even when your not watching the HD channels. I was a little concerned about that, because this model is 720 dpi vs the newer 1080 dpi. My research showed that spending more than twice the price for the higher resolution ($700 vs $1500), really wasn't necessary until the TV is closer to 50" and larger.