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Prilosec OTC Debit Card, We Hardly Knew Thee

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Call it another debit card that got away. We don’t know how we missed this, but Procter & Gamble was so gassed (oh, the puns!) about its heartburn medicine Prilosec OTC that it offered $25 prepaid debit cards to consumers who bought two big boxes of the stuff. The promotion ended in February.

Perhaps the best thing about the cards, besides the free money, was the goofy purple Prilosec logo printed on them. Another short-lived debit card with silly things on the front was the Kardashian Kard, a prepaid debit card emblazoned with a photo of the Kardashian sisters themselves. The Kardashians pulled their sponsorship within weeks of the card’s introduction, after they were blasted for promoting a debit card with such exorbitant fees.

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In a similar reversal of fortune, nobody seems to want anything to do with the Prilosec OTC card anymore, either. Procter & Gamble spokeswoman Elizabeth Mang didn’t respond a bunch of calls we made asking for details.

Still, it leaves us wondering. Is it worth $25 to go to a store and swipe a card that veritably screams, “Hi! I have lots of gastrointestinal issues!”

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