Offers that are not real

@dfollin (12780)
United States
September 12, 2011 5:54am CST
There are offers that we see everyday that are not real,mostly online that are called scams.Mostly,money making offers and I have been looking for a place to move to that are not real.Like,a home at a good price that when you inquire about it you receive a response from them saying how they want to rent the home to someone that will take care of it as their own.And they go on saying how they had to go out of the country on a mission trip and that their wife fell ill and is in the hospital.Then I am told that in order to get the key to even see it you have to sign the lease and send them the rent and one months deposit,so they can send you the key and documents by courier.Lol!What a bunch of nonsense! Earlier this year I was given an offer by a manager at a Wendy's restaurant to purchase for $1 and little card(the type that you put on your key ring). Each time I use the card I am entitled to a mini frosty for free.I was told that it was for charity,no other purchase necessary and that I could come in and get my free frosty as many time's as I wanted till December 31, 2011.I bought 7 of them,so each person in the family could have one. Then,I went back to the same location and was told that I had to make a purchase, even if it was just an order french fries.I told them what I was told when I purchased them and was told that was not true.And I told him that the manager had told me that and he said that I was told wrong. Then,I go to a different restaurant location and am told,that I have to buy a combo meal!So,I would eat then go back to get my frosty,so it doesn't melt.Then,I am told that I have to get it when I make my initial order,so what if it melts! If,Dave were still alive he would not stand for this nonsense! If they have another offer like this again I will not participate.I will find out what charity this is and then just send them some money.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
12 Sep 11
It is crazy isn't it. I am guessing they were getting more requests for the free frosty than they anticipated. That is their fault though. I agree, Dave would not have liked it.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
12 Sep 11
But,it is not my fault either.So,why should I go by rules they changed after I made the purchase?
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
13 Sep 11
You shouldn't, but you can bet if they are losing lots of money, they will find a way around it. Fair, no it is not.
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12 Sep 11
Copy/paste that into a letter to the management of BOTH places. They need to know their staff are lying, their customers are being treated wrong and that you're unhappy with the service. Be Dave.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
12 Sep 11
It appears that the management lied to me as well.I went into the Wendy's site and could not find contact information.I am going to research that again.Thanks.
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
4 Oct 11
What gets me are the ones that have a lot of small print. I've got to ask, who is going to actually read that? I don't but at the cash you can get a confusing response because you didn't buy the super one, you bought the standard one and that only comes with the package - you get the picture. It is just too complicated and it is meant to be because it is not real it is promotional. It can be even worse, they look at the thing you gave them, then they look at you, then they call Bob over and he nods twice then glances at you and shakes his head. The guy originally serving you looks at the other customers and then back at you asking where you got the coupon but before you can answer walks away to get the product like you are the local bag lady and he has decided to do you a favour. Next time I see an offer, no, I don't want it. Nice place here - the happy rant place = I like it. lol. :-)