Friday, December 5, 2008

Crappy giveaway

I won a giveaway to Magnet Street Baby and it was for 100 bucks!! Wow, I thought that was so awesome. However, I just found out that you have to pay shipping and shipping is very expensive at Magnet Street baby. So, they just basically told me they would pass it on to some one else and I end up with nothing.I am getting tired of winning giveaways that are not real. I have won things that never came even though I kept emailing them and they would not respond.Also winning giveaways that do not tell you specific facts or catches to winning the giveaway. I really wanted to make magnets for Christmas to give out to my family and didn't get any made because I won this giveaway which really turned out to be a discount.The prices are way too high any way. I checked out other card and magnet making places with much better prices and way cheaper shipping.
Oh well, I just wanted to get that off my chest.
Have any of you ever won a giveaway and did not get the prize or it turned out not as you thought it would?? If so please leave a comment to make me feel better.

11 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hugs!! Sorry this happened to you!

I have won a couple of things, but they were as listed - no strings. I can tell you that Mammarazi is really giving away one of my cookbooks AND someone WILL be winning the earrings listed on my blog!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I would never agree to let a company have strings attached to the prize with out making that painfully clear. I probably wouldn't accept such a prize donation period.

JaMean said...

That SUCKS! I'm sorry. :(

I won a necklace a month ago and have not received it yet. I am hoping it will come.

I don't have much to give, but I'll send you a book my friend gifted me. IT's a good one... :)

Chelle said...

Oh, hon, I'm sorry. That's just not right :(

Sending you some (((hugs)))

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Wow that is completely unreasonable! I am sorry that happened, but good for you for posting about it. I am waiting on something I won a month ago, no responses yet, so we'll see. It happens, though it shouldn't! Let's hope you win something even BETTER next time!!

Melissa said...

you received my picture frame that you won right?????

Gina said...

That stinks! I have never had a problem with anything I won. I am so sorry that happened to you.

Sara said...

I have never won a giveaway that wasn't true to the facts listed, but as a blog who frequently hosts giveaways I NEVER offer to give away a GC if the amount is less than anything they sell OR if the winner has to pay shipping.

I can't believe when you email the giveaway host they don't email back! I had someone email me just this week about a prize I gave away that they didn't get back in October. I wasted NO time contacting the sponsor to get this sent out.

Take heart, I think most giveaways are true to fact except for a few bad apples.

Baba said...

I just got your package! Wow! You went all out. Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts you included!
You really are a Santa in disguise.

Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

That really stinks!

Yes...my daughter was picked to model a Cinderella costume for a site/blog. We got the costume in return for pictures. The costume never came. I inquired about it and she said she'd mailed it out but we never got it. I didn't bother asking again but it sucks!

Patrick V said...

Rachel,

This is Patrick with MagnetStreet Baby. I can understand your frustration on this giveaway and apologize for your inconvenience. Hopefully the solution I offered is a remedy to this and I hope you enjoy your holiday cards.