Old  June 24th, 2018, 2:30pm     #1
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Misleading Winner Emails
I check my email and see one titled, "You have won in the XXX Leggings Giveaway". I get really excited and quickly open the email.

I read the first line, "Congrats, you have won in our XXX 1 year's worth of Leggings giveaway." I'm really excited now and tell my family who is sitting nearby that I just won a year supply of leggings. OMG, this is so cool. I love wearing leggings and needed to buy some new ones so this came at the perfect time.

Then I read further to see what I need to do to claim my prize and see, "Though you weren't lucky enough to win the major prize of the 12 pairs of leggings (----- won), you did win a further 15% off on top of our current mid-year sale."

WHAT. THE. F. Don't you f-ing tell me that I won and then later in the email say I didn't. To say I'm pissed right now is an understatement. I hate it when companies do this. You better believe that I reported this email as spam and I'm going to go leave some negative reviews of the company on various sites. I don't want to discourage companies from doing sweepstakes but you don't f*** with people like this. Argh!!!

Also, XX% off a purchase is NOT a win.

Edit: Just saw that they apologized for the email on their Facebook page. I'm glad they learned their lesson. I didn't actually leave negative reviews about them but I did send them a strongly worded email.

Last edited by LuckyButterfly47; June 24th, 2018 at 3:06pm. Reason: Replaced the company name with XXX

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  Old  June 25th, 2018, 9:50pm     #2
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those are the ones that never get my business. play fair, play nice.

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  Old  June 25th, 2018, 10:30pm     #3
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It gets annoying because I have a filter for "Congrats" on emails. It's gotten to the point where I see I have emails with "congrats" and I ho-hum them figuring they are junk.

Oh.. I did win $5 billion US dollars today "Congratulations!" from Nigeria!

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  Old  June 25th, 2018, 10:48pm     #4
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Those are infuriating. So shady.
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  Old  June 26th, 2018, 7:47am     #5
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I got the same email..was cool..for a minute

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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 8:07pm     #6
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I had one tonight in my email and I just let them know it's not nice to word it "You Won A Prize" and then I find out they decided to give everyone a 20% off code.



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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 8:36pm     #7
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I had one tonight in my email and I just let them know it's not nice to word it "You Won A Prize" and then I find out they decided to give everyone a 20% off code.
I have gotten several of those in the last week or so.

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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 9:04pm     #8
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I just got a reply thanking me for letting me know it was misleading and that in the future they would word things in a more straightforward manner.



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