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June 13, 2018

#2006: Customer Rewards

Customer Rewards

[To the right Cueball stands in front of a sales desk, his shopping bag on the desk. Behind the desk on the left is a sales clerk wearing a peaked cap and typing on a cash register.]

Sales clerk: That will be $23.03.

Sales clerk: Also, I’ll pay you 24 cents for your last name, 35 cents for a list of your family members, 79 cents for your cell number, and $1.20 if you hand me your phone and let me scroll through your Facebook posts.

[Caption below the panel:]

Loyalty cards and rewards account offers get way weirder if you think of them as separate transactions.