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Oprah’s Free KFC

So Carey and I take our free Oprah KFC coupons. They tell us, reading a prepared statement, that "due to the overwhelming response" we'd have to come inside, fill out a form that they will mail in, and that coupons will then be mailed to us.

What a crock. More here.

8 Responses to "Oprah’s Free KFC"

  1. Same exact thing here.

    I think they are trying to make people jump through hoops because they know that many will not bother to fill out the form to get the free meal. In fact, I saw a few others just say 'never-mind' and buy a meal instead.

    1. Furthermore, they had grilled chicken in stock. You could buy it, just not redeem the coupon. WTF?

    2. phototristan said on May 12, 2009:

      Furthermore, they had grilled chicken in stock. You could buy it, just not redeem the coupon. WTF?

      Yeah, it's just sleazy, isn't it?

  2. Quiznos pulled the same thing with their million free subs promotion a few months back. I get to the store and they tell me I can have a dollar off. I never even bothered with this one, I knew it was going to be a hassle. How can they be surprised that a zillion people showed to get a free meal?? And why go ahead with it without buy in from your franchises. It just makes us all angry and damages the brand.

    1. Tino said on May 12, 2009:

      Quiznos pulled the same thing with their million free subs promotion a few months back.

      Yeah, I thought I'd written that one up too. They had a sign that said "due to Internet fraud, we will not honor the Million Free Subs promo…"

      Carey and I vowed never to go to Quizno's again. Ever. We didn't commit fraud at all, and that's a cop-out. They didn't apologize or say "we'll give you half off, sorry, we'd really like you to try a sub."

      So yeah, Quizno's lost at least two customers that day. And KFC likely has as well. Damages the brand is right.

  3. Yea, I sure think so.

  4. I never received the raincheck in the mail after sending in the form. It's been like what 4 months now?

    I will continue to boycott KFC until I receive my free meal as promised, which likely will be never so I will simply never eat there again.

    Everyone should boycott KFC!


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