My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mailbox of Goodies: giveaway winner

We were out for most of the day yesterday and we've got lots to do today (like go make money and get free stuff at CVS), but I wanted to do a quick run-down of my Mailbox of Goodies from yesterday, and also share the Coupons for Troops giveaway winner.

The winner of the Coupons for Troops giveaway is #11, which happens to be Melissa.  Congratulations to Melissa!

As for goodies that I received yesterday, I got my Pantene sample from P&G that came with a $1/1 Tide coupon, believe it or not.  It was a personalized sample with my name on the cover and everything, so I got to feel special for a few minutes.  I also received my Eukanuba Puppy Training Kit that came with a $5/1 coupon.  I'm excited about the $5 coupon since it's good for ANY bag of Eukanuba dog food so I can maximize my savings.  Don't forget that you can also get a booklet of 6 $5/1 coupons for Eukanuba's Naturally Wild dog food.

Unfortunately, the next discovery in my mailbox was an unpleasant one.  I received a bill from All You subscription services that stated that my account was "past due", although I signed up for the subscription through their advertised "2 free trial issues" offer on their website and have yet to receive my second trial issue. This is the third bill that I have received, but I haven't even received my second trial issue yet!  This is completely absurd and I immediately contacted the company via their website with my complaint and requesting that they cancel my subscription.  They canceled my subscription, and their explanation for this pathetic mess was that when I signed up for a trial, they enter an order in the system just as if I was signing up for the subscription without a trial.  Meaning bills start immediately.  Maybe I'm just too much of a ditz to truly get it, but when I saw "free trial issues", I assumed they  The "you don't pay money" kind of free, and you decide after your trial is over whether or not you want a subscription.  Not the "we'll hound you with bills before you even receive your trials" kind of free.  All You is an awesome magazine, but I can't say that I'm too much of a fan of their subscription department.  I'll just be getting them from Walmart, thank you very much.

I'm sorry that I don't have any freebies to announce today, but we're already running behind schedule.  We're off to CVS, Bath & Body Works, and the Pumpkin Patch today.  It's a major haul at CVS this week, and I need to go to Bath & Body Works to build my Lambie army.  Those of you who have been following me on Twitter might have an inkling of what I'm talking about, but for the rest of you I will be sure to explain this bizarre concept of a Lambie army upon my return. 

Have an awesome Sunday!


Momstart said...

i was upset over the same thing with all you

Melissa said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
I look forward to "spending" my winnings. LOL!

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