Kingsford Charcoal Coupon is Valid and My Small Rant

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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!

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Comments

  1. SHADY! Thank you for the update about the Brita rebate. I have it sitting out ready to use. I actually looked for it at Wmart and couldn’t find it…now I realize that is a good thing. :)

  2. I read through the comments on their wall this morning and it seems (according to Massapequa Coupons) that there were some bloggers (she was one of them) that tagged Kingsford when they posted the coupon link. Whomever monitors the Kingsford page didn’t recognize or investigate the source and deleted the posts from the bloggers, then made the comment about the coupons being “unsolicited”. Whether or not that’s true, it does sound a whole lot more plausible than a “coupon conspiracy” as a lot of the commenters on their page are claiming. As a blogger, I find it extremely frustrating (and shady!) to see businesses, both large and small, that have folks running social media pages that cannot handle a situation like this when it comes up. Brita posted in the middle of the night from a mobile device that they would happily honor any and all rebates. Why did they wait until the chaos was so completely out of hand to say anything at all? And Kingsford? All the moderator had to post was something to the effect of “stop spamming our wall!” Seriuosly! My rant! =)

  3. I’ve read about it right now and I can’t understand.
    It could be a confusion, but most of the times it’s hard for us (ordinary people) to really understand what is going on.

    If they realeased an official coupon, they should keep their deal, even if this means free stuff for (ordinary) people. But this is just me..

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