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What do you all think of the freecreditreport.com commercials? You know the ones where the guys are singing catchy little songs and the old lady looks at them like they're crazy.

 

At first they kind of annoyed me but they've grown on me lately lol.

 

I know they're just trying to get people to log on and get their credit report from their company and sign up for their monthly (or whatever it is) credit report sevice. I've actually used them in the past and the info you can get is really pretty good, but you are also entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year or anytime you're turned down for credit anyway.

 

But specifically those commercials have been entertaining at the very least lol.

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Those are Ok but [one of] my favorites is the, "What's in your wallet?" brand promoting Capital One. Those have been amusing me for years. :giggle:

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Certainly better than my Company's new "Secretary of Taste"...Althought this one is pretty cool.

 

Edited by Gary Phaserman

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"REN FAIR" LYRICS

I was getting depressed cause of all the stress I was feeling at home

Had a poor credit score and the number would haunt me wherever I go

 

But I moved to a place where my credit could stink and nobody would care

I just wish that somebody had told me that place was a renaissance fair!

 

Free credit report dot com

Tell your friends, tell your dad, tell your mom

 

Never mind they’ve been singing our song

Since we first showed up with our pirate hats on

 

If you’re not into fake swordfights

Pointy slippers and green wool tights

 

Take a tip from a knight who knows free credit report dot com

 

LET’S GO!!

 

 

"ROCK STAR" COMMERCIAL

 

"ROCK STAR" LYRICS

When you’re a rock star

You get to party hard

Champagne and caviar

Tricked out exotic cars

 

It’s just now I thought I’d be

‘Xcept the party’s not for me

Cause some punk opened a credit card

With my ID

 

Free — What?

Free Credit, Report.com

That’s the site I’m gonna hit

When I go home

 

They know how credit works

They send email alerts

Now I’m findin out

How bad reality hurts

 

 

"BIKE" COMMERCIAL

 

"BIKE" LYRICS

Check it out Gas prices blowin up sky high,

Ditched my used subcompact for a two wheeled ride,

Now I’m rollin Eco-friendly but i still look bad,

When the bike store saw my credit they said, "This was all they had,"

I’m singin,

F to the R to the E to the E,

To the C to the R to the E D I T,

RE to the PORT to the DOT to the COM,

Come on everybody grab your bike and sing along it’s easy…

 

 

"PIRATE IN RESTAURANT"

 

"PIRATE IN RESTAURANT" Lyrics

Well they say a man should always dress for the job he wants

So why am i dressed up like a pirate in this restaurant

Its all because some hacker stole my identity

Now I’m in every evening serving chowder and ice tea

Shoulda gone to free credit report dot com

I coulda seen this comin’ at me like an atom bomb

They monitor your credit and send you e-mail alerts

So you don’t end up selling fish to tourists in t shirts

 

 

"NEW CAR" Commercial

"NEW CAR" Lyrics

 

While I was shoppin’ for a new car, which one’s me?

A cool Convertible or an SUV?

Too bad I didn’t know my credit was whack,

Cuz’ now I’m drivin’ off a lot in a used Subcompact.

F-R-E-E that spells free,

Credit report dot com baby.

Saw their ads on my T.V.

Thought about going, but was too lazy.

Now instead of lookin’ fly n rollin’ phat,

My legs are sticking to the vinyl and my posse’s gettin’ laughed at.

F-R-E-E that spells free,

Credit report dot com baby.

 

 

Free credit report comercial: "DREAMGIRL" Commercial

 

"DREAMGIRL" Lyrics

Well I married my dream girl.

I married my dream girl.

But she didnt tell me her credit was bad.

so now instead of living in a pleasant suburb.

we’re living in the basement at her mom and dads.

No we cant get a loan

for a respectable home.

Just because my girl defaulted on some old credit card.

If we’d gone to free credit report dot com,

I’d be a happy bachelor with a dog and a yard.

 

Random Notes:

David Muhlenfeld = Songwriter behind all the jingles.

Eric Violette = Free Credit Report dot com Guy

The Martin Agency = Ad Agency that created the commercials

FreeCreditReport.com = is not totally free. According to the website:

"When you order your free report here, you will begin your free trial membership in Triple Advantage Credit Monitoring. If you don’t cancel your membership within the 7-day trial period**, you will be billed $14.95 for each month that you continue your membership." OUCH

 

Singing ad campaign

The company's current advertising campaign features an unlucky guy (played by French-Canadian actor Eric Violette) who unknowingly has bad credit for one reason or another (identity theft, his girlfriend defaulting on credit cards, and such), with him and his friends performing songs about how he should have gone to FreeCreditReport.com.

 

Violette was born June 12, 1981 in Montreal and attended the National Theatre School of Canada in 2002. The commercials prepared by the The Martin Agency began appearing in October 2007. Due to Violette's Canadian French accent, his voice has been dubbed in the United States. He earlier did a Sirius commercial in French.

 

There are several blogs on the internet that ask the identity of the bass player and the drummer in the commercials, after contacting Eric Violette, he reported that the drummer is played by Mario Telaro, and Vincent Charron is the bass player.

 

The commercials have spawned various homages including many parodies and tributes on YouTube.

I DO ENJOY THESE COMMERCIALS!

Edited by trekz

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I too love those songs and always look forward to the next one they do. I actually find myself singing those songs in the shower at times. "Freeeeeeeeeeeee Credit, Report dot com!" lol

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I have been addicted to these commercial for a while. I agree that they were annoying in the beginning, but now they are pretty much the only commercial that I will stop and watch when skipping through on my tivo.

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"BIKE" COMMERCIAL

 

"BIKE" LYRICS

Check it out Gas prices blowin up sky high,

Ditched my used subcompact for a two wheeled ride,

Now I’m rollin Eco-friendly but i still look bad,

When the bike store saw my credit they said, "This was all they had,"

I’m singin,

F to the R to the E to the E,

To the C to the R to the E D I T,

RE to the PORT to the DOT to the COM,

Come on everybody grab your bike and sing along it’s easy…

 

 

 

This one is my fav, it's so darn catchy!

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