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Why does the Kansas Union have the authority to hand out Citibank credit card advertisements with each receipt of purchase?

Mike Reid, director of the KU Bookstore, said the union does not hand out Citibank advertisements with every purchase.

"It is possible that a credit card application could be in one of the KU Bookstore shopping bags a customer may receive with a purchase," he said. "These applications are placed in the bag by the manufacturer, reducing the price of the bags to the bookstore.

"As far as I know, there are no legal reasons why advertisements from one business entity cannot be distributed by another business entity," he said.


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