Ok, I’m officially irritated.
A couple of months ago, I participated in a rebate offer from Unilever, as part of their “Making Life Better” promotion. The offer was reimbursement of a ham or turkey, up to $25.00 (this was around Easter time), if you purchase $40 worth of Unilever products. Well I bought the products (using coupons to keep my actual out of pocket costs down), I kept track of my receipts, I mailed it on time.
I spent $18.00 on a ham for Easter..I’ve never spent $18.00 on a piece of meat before (mind..gutter..out!), but it was a holiday and I wanted to do something nicer, especially as we had family in town that weekend.
So I got my check in the mail from Unilever and it’s for a measly $4.49! I’ve tried calling their toll-free number a half dozen times to trouble shoot, but am conveniently disconnected each time before I can fully explain my situation. I’m very irritated about this whole thing. Sure, being out $18 isn’t going to break us, but it’s the principle of it. I obediently purchased their products, using the coupons THEY provided me with and followed their rules meticulously. The only thing I forgot to do was photocopy everything I sent in, so of course I have no proof to provide to them…if I ever get the chance to talk to them in the first place.
No worries, I’m still going to be a coupon/rebate fanatic, but it’s a good lesson to double and triple check and then keep a copy of any kind of a promotional offer you’re trying to cash in on.