Have you heard the radio advertisement for $2000 worth of free groceries? Were you tempted to do it? Well, unfortunately I did it. Here’s the truth behind it.
- It’s $19.95 to get the package shipped to you (which could be fair if it were a independent company marketing on behalf of another and you really save $2000 in groceries)
- After receiving your package in the mail, you’ll find out you still didn’t get coupons, you just get a survey booklet and a letter
- You have to go online and pick your coupons
- You have to pay for each coupon after you pick it! (see screenshot)
Next, they have the nerve to fluff the truth and say that it’s $19.80 worth of savings if I go to a store that doubles coupons!
The Pushy Telesales Person
So how did I get involved in this mess? Listening to Rush Limbaugh a few weeks ago I heard an advertisement for Nelson Research Group. They promised $2000 worth of “free groceries” by way of coupons. “Just call now!” I figured I’d bite the bait just to see what’s it’s all about.
The guy asks me questions, pretending to qualify me for something special… I know it was an act because I used to be a telemarketeer (similar to profiteer and racketeer). So he says “congratulations, you qualify for $2000 worth of free groceries!”. How exciting. I qualify.
So then he says it’s $19.95 for shipping and handling and how would I like to pay for it? You have to love how they run that all together into one sentence to try to slide it by you. I said, “Hold on a second, are there organic food coupons? That’s all I really buy is organic food.” He said “Yes, MasterCard or Visa?”
“Hmmm, what if I don’t like it?” He said that I could return it and get $30 back. So I figured, why not?
I will be going after that $30. Let’s see if they keep their word.
I lost the booklet and didn’t try sending it back. Did anyone else try sending it back? Please post here.