If you happened to see my post for a $5 Kingsford Charcoal coupon yesterday and printed it you weren’t alone. I snagged that puppy up pretty quick.
Then last night I was on facebook and got kinda angry when I saw this.
We apologize about the confusion for the earlier coupons. They were unsolicited and not covered by us.
Um Seriously? Are you kidding? The coupon was on coupons.com. It was not a PDF, it did not come from a third party. Coupons.com is one of the most reputable coupon companies to print coupons from. I never think twice about promoting a coupon from them. Many other feel the same way and left comments on Kingsfords Facebook wall. After hours of angry customer comments… they released this statement:
Hello Kingsford fans! We’d like to clear up any confusion regarding coupons. So sorry it took us a while to get to the bottom of this mystery! Yesterday, a number of coupon offers were posted by third parties to our Facebook Wall. While we can’t verify the legitimacy of them all, we can confirm that the $5 Kingsford coupon from Coupons.com was legitimate and will be honored. Unfortunately, the link has now been taken down because all available coupons were downloaded.
I find this type of behavior very fishy. I have feel like the clorox company has been a little shady lately. Just last week they released a Brita Pitcher Rebate only to recall it two days later, telling everyone they were out of money for that campaign and wouldn’t be honoring the rebates.
In my opinion it seems like they are releasing high value deals to drum up business and when they realize it means free products to consumers they back track. I will be very cautious before I post any more deals from the Clorox Company.
How do you feel about this fiasco? I would love to hear your opinions!