Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Wins from 24Savvy, Thanks Cindy!

I am pretty sure I told you all about my Win on 24/Savvy!
I was excited to win them so I could give them to my daughter Leah for her birthday. (It was kinda a bad day for her)
I asked them to send me large. In the rules they said they would send the closest size to what ever we list....that is a joke.
They sent me extra-small sizes of 0-2.
My favorite WBFF also won, since there are 50 winners and she put down small since she wears a size 0-2. Guess what sizes she got?
So....I write to them...the is email below.
Basically they told me to send back ONE of the jackets.. then when I told them about the Black one, they said, send that one back too, and they would give me a WHOPPING 15% off of anything in their store! 
The way they inform me, you would think they were actually doing something.....nice?! Uh, no!
By the rules stated, they could have just said, "Too bad, so sad"
But, no, they want the prize back and then want me to spend Money at their store! Uh, NOT going to happen.
When I won a Contest through Amtrak, and you all might remember reading about this.
The sponsors who I told:  I was aware of the rules and was willing to forfeit, were adament that "You are the winner and YOU will be taking a trip!!" And I did. They paid for the plane fare and rental van to carry my scooter so I could see my daughter and meet her new husbands family for the first time. Again, thank you so much to the lovely ladies that worked so hard to make it happen. They even extended the time I got to use it in by 3 months! 
Then I come across this contest and site. OMGolly!
You know those kind of people or woman you see in the Movie, "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and the Sales Ladies of the first store she went into and they said they don't have anything that would fit her, who were narcissistic, self absorbed opinionated, "its all about me", etc, etc type people you run across every once in a while?
LOL!! Well, each time they wrote, it was more and more revealing how not only were they not going to do anything, but, they wanted me to send the wins, (Jackets above) back, worth almost $400, and they would so generously offer me a WHOPPING 15% off at their website store!!!
Ok, if you don't see the narcissism and greed, and not LYAO, then I am sorry.  We come from a different world.

BTW, Thank you to Cindy, my WBFF, I am glad we could resolve our problems together. Thanks for Being there! You might want to scroll to the bottom which is the initial email that I recieved after notyfying them of the problems on their site. I did reply back after their last response, but, I don't want to print that. Might be rated a little "R" as far as being conservative goes. I had to try and see if there were more decent people out there like the ones I have written about before, especially for my daughter.
Here is my email and their response:

Start at the bottom, if you choose to read it. Just picture those two women in the shop in the movie "Pretty Woman"

Hi Michele,
We did not intend to mislead anyone and are disappointed that you feel this way, as we work very hard at making 24/Savvy a great experience for everyone involved. Please keep in mind that this a member-based, online community where we consider you a member and not a client.
The goal of 24/Savvy is to provide you with creative and inventive ways to live a smarter life. The weekly savvy giveaway is just one facet of the site that we provide as a perk.
You are welcome to send whichever blazer isn’t the correct size (or both) back in return for the 15% discount.
Please let us know if this is what you’d like to do.
Kind regards,
The 24/Savvy Team

I am going to post this on several blogs and networks, it is too funny to be true as well as so cheap I am sure they won't believe me!

Funny how you only wanted ONE jacket back and not both....when the black was smaller then the silver!
No thanks. Fortunately, I found someone else...who needed size 0-2 but, got size 6-8 instead! So, you screwed more then one "client" and we have been able to fix it ourselves.
Thanks for nothing....absolutely nothing.


From: []
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:29 AM
To: Michele
Subject: RE: 24/Savvy APART Blazer giveaway

That is correct, savvy. You may keep what you receive or return the sequined blazer in exchange for a 15% discount at APART.
156 fifth avenue, penthouse 1
new york, ny 10010
work 212.343.8917
Fax 212.343.8916
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: 24/Savvy APART Blazer giveaway
From: "Michele"
Date: Wed, August 04, 2010 8:42 pm

I can keep what I have, that you have sent already.
Or send it back for a 15% discount?

From: [] Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 2:09 PM
Subject: 24/Savvy APART Blazer giveaway
Dear savvy,

We appreciate your participation in our weekly giveaway. Occasionally our sponsor brands do not have all the sizes available to fulfill our orders. We fulfill on a first-come, first-served bases, so in the event we run out of your requested size, we send the next closest available size. In this particular instance the size difference is substantial. Our sponsor brand has given us the option of offering you the blazer in the available size (maybe you can give it to someone as a gift) or offering you a 15% discount on your purchase from (good through September 30th). Should you choose to receive the 15% discount, we respectfully ask that you send back the sequined blazer.

We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause. Please let us know as soon as possible if you prefer to receive the blazer or the 15% discount.
Thank you,

The 24/Savvy Team


156 fifth avenue, penthouse 1

new york, ny 10010

work 212.343.8917

Fax 212.343.8916


My orginal contact with them was on their "Contact" page at their site, which is 
Yes, I guess being away from the world because of my disabilities has shielded me for a few years from dealing with people like this.
I usually find some wonderful people, and it is rare to come across websites or someone that dissapoints me because of their attitudes.


cindy said...

I am glad that at least we were able to exchange one of the jackets to each other. I know you felt bad that you promised your daughter those jackets once they arrived. But at least I could send one of those jackets to your daughter, so she would have something!! If the cardigan ends up being not my size, you know where they are going!! TO YOU!!

Michele said...

And it was her "Favorite" one too!
Thanks Cindy! I will send the black jacket if the Cardigan does not gotta have something to wear! You would look sharp!