Chase +1

Remember this post Holly made about Facebook’s partnership with Chase Bank? Specifically, their little promotion to get you to join their facebook group by earning “karma points” and getting a free Facebook Card Holder?

I did it. I joined the group and my card holder came today.

Sorry, Holly. But there’s nothing I love more than a good gimmick.

First of all, the facebook group’s description of the thing is a little deceiving. It says that it’s a “card holder,” which made me anticipate a flimsy plastic sleeve that holds your WesID. It is not. Instead, it’s a sleek, frosted hard plastic case that’s about a quarter of an inch thick.

I thought it seemed familiar, and–It’s a Jimi wallet. It was featured a while ago on some design sites I frequent. The thing retails for $15 on their website!

Jimi™ wallet is a compact, water resistant and colorful alternative to that stodgy, old wallet that attracts old receipts and out of date library cards like a paper magnet. Jimi™ wallet holds just the essentials: five cards, a few bills, and even has a detachable money clip if you need to go super slim. Jimi™ wallet actually fits in your front pocket, but you can also carry it the slimmest of bags, or around your neck on a lanyard (which makes it a perfect student ID holder/wallet).

Whether you’re looking for an everyday wallet or a travel wallet, Jimi™ wallet’s translucent shell helps you move quickly through airports, or into your favorite club with ease. If you simply need to flash your bus pass of a morning, it’d do that too. Why bother with a card wallet or business card holder, when you can have it all with Jimi™ wallet? And while you thinking multi-purpose card cases, Jimi™ wallet even has an optional SD card clip, which turns it into a money carrier that’s also an SD card case.

It’s a perfect urban accessory, and it’s great in the great outdoors. Already a hit with the cycling and snow sport community, Jimi’s water resistant shell makes it ideal for a huge swathe of outdoor activities. Appalachian Trail anyone?

And to top it all, Jimi™ wallet is manufactured in the US from100% recycled materials, and 1% of its sales revenue is invested in the environment.

Not bad, Chase. Not bad.

It took me a good five minutes to figure out how to open the damn thing. And I didn’t even get a fish biscuit.

You push down on three raised dots on the top of the case and the top pops open; then the rest of it folds out.

In the money clip was an insruction manual and in the other section was a little fake Chase credit card.

Here’s the detachable money clip. I’ve never used a money clip in my life, but hey. A for effort.

It took a long time to get here (I joined and unjoined the group at the beginning of the semester), but I was pleasantly surprised. All in all, this is a pretty sweet item for a blood-sucking bank promotion.