So, I'm one of many people who have many email accounts. I created one a few years ago when I got a new iPhone for work to create an iTunes account that was separate from my home account. This was after I'd left my old life.
In my old life, I was a member of CostCo. Where I was geographically there was no CostCo - Sam's Club was the local warehouse store. I was no longer a member of CostCo, but at some point I started getting CostCo e-mails at the new account which I was reserving, I admit, for mostly commercial e-mail kind of stuff.
I really didn't think twice about it. Until they told me my annual renewal was coming up. I scratched my head wondering, but, again, didn't think much of it. Thought they were mistaken. Whatever.
Now I've been in Canada almost two months. And this is an account I only access on my iPhone. I may have logged in once or twice on the computer, but it isn't an account where I am particularly active.
So imagine my shock - still in quite a bit of disbelief - when a little over a week ago, CostCo sent me an email from Costco.ca. The Turbo Tax ad had a maple leaf and all.
How did they know I'm in Canada to customize / change the emails they are sending me? At what point did they realize I'm here for longer than just a vacation? I mean really?
And since then, there have been three more e-mails from them.
Makes me wonder what communicates with what around here. Did Gmail communicate to them where I was when I opened (or frankly, just likely deleted immediately) their prior emails?
Anyone with any plausible explanations would be useful.