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Did I do something bad?

October 31st, 2006 at 07:20 pm

Back from Trick or Treating and the kids are in bed. I let DS load up on candy and he just crashed out when we put him in bed. DD was munching on a bag of goldfish from her brothers treat stash. She layed down and went to sleep with no problem. If it wasn't so unhealthy for them I would do this every night! LOL I like not having to fight at bedtime! All is quiet in the house and neighborhood (for a change). Unfortunately, I ate some of DS's candy (he was so sweet sharing with everybody) and now I'm totally wired. I should put this energy to use!

On the holiday shopping note, I just wanted to share a pretty good deal I got on a present for DS. I thought about getting him a book club membership. Well, I did after they called me soliciting me to sign up. I was given a trial offer of 2 books and I recieved 3 books and a bookbag for free for trying out a membership. If I didn't like the books I could ship them back to the company at their expense and I could keep the free stuff. So, I figured that I could get a bookbag and a couple books for him for free. I got the shipment in last night and called them up this morning to cancel my membership. They went ahead and threw in the other 2 books for free as well! So, 5 books and a bookbag, for free! He will like them a lot as they are books of some of his favorite animated movies. I feel a little bad about scamming my way out of actually buying them though. I have never done anything like this before (that I can recolect). Buuttt, if they are just going to give them away why not take them, right? *I say as the guilt digs a little deeper*

3 Responses to “Did I do something bad?”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    You have no reason to feel guilty or that you scammed them. They made the offer, you just took them up on it.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I agree totally with Lux. You didnt do any scamming...they were banking on your not cancelling and then making profits off future books, shipping and handling fees.

    You held up your end of the bargain--and they rewarded you for it.

    Smile- you got a real deal!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Just keep an eye out for them sending stuff anyway. If this is a certain company that starts with an S and is big in the children's book field, holds book fairs in schools, and has teachers sending home monthly forms to order books, sometimes it takes quite a bit more than that phone call, and don't be surprised if they later tell you you have to pay because you kept the extra two books, even though they said you could. I've heard more horror stories about them, which is sad, because I loved getting books from them as a child.

    Buyer beware, or at least freebie person beware.

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