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Friday, May 21, 2010

Never Give In....

Last November,
 I was doing some shopping at Foodmaxx,
minding my own business.

I checked out.
As I was handed my receipt
I noticed the clerk also gave me a "coupon like" paper,
that printed out along with my receipt.

Didn't think too much of it.
Got home, put things away.
I was about to toss the "coupon"
when the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon caught my eye.

I looked closer to see that Procter & Gamble
were having a Breast Cancer Promotion.

It just so happened I had purchased all "the right products"
to receive the pink cookware package.
Woo hoo!!
All I had to do was send the "coupon",
 my receipt and promo form.

Promo form....
searched front and back.. 
it wasn't on the "coupon"
No phone or address either.

The next time I was in Foodmaxx I asked the manager about this.
She was as perplexed as I was.
She gave me the company's name and
number that was running the Promo..

She said she would call and
would call me when she found out something,
but that I could call also.

I called and asked Catalina what to do.
They would have to get back to me....
I got online and researched.
Come to find out I wasn't the only one who
was having trouble getting the required form.

Another disgruntled P&G customer had already set up a website.
People all over the states were up in arms!
That made me more determinned to get my Free Cookware Set!

You just can't dangle "Free" in front of me
and expect me to ignore it.
Especially since I had already purchased the products...
usually when it comes to these promo's it requires products I don't use,
and I refuse to purchase items just for the promo.

Several back and forth calls to
Procter & Gamble,
and Catalina,
and Foodmaxx
were made.

My notes were increasing...
only I could make heads or tails out of them 

Yes, I doodle while on the phone...doesn't everyone?

I finally reached a person who said ...
"..just send your information, coupon and receipt to this address...."
I was a little leary, but did it anyway.

There was no way to know if, when received,
the people on the other end would accept
what I sent as qualifying.

A few months later I received a
note that said due to the overwhelming response
(well, duh!)
the cookware was on back order and
that it would arrive hopefully by June.

I was at least relieved to know I had been
accepted as qualifying.

So now after waiting for 5+ months
I am pleased to introduce

The Good Cooks Pink Cookware Set!!!!

See what I mean...this was no little giveaway!
Who doesn't need another pan..especially a pink one!!
With a glass lid!!!

And a pink Spatula, and set of pink Measuring Cups.

And I love the pink Timer,
with the Breast Cancer Ribbon on it

Nope, don't dangle Free in front of me and
not expect me to go get it!

Think Procter and Gamble will be having another
promo soon??


  1. good for you!!! its gorgeous...and FREE!!!!

  2. That is very cool! Good for you! Love the pink cookware.

  3. Good for you!! I am so glad you got that and it was free and wonderful. I hate it when the 'dangle' it in front of you then make it impossible to get...hoping most will give up. Wonderful and so OK Catalina you finally came through.

  4. Oh my goodness gracious I just love what you received. And of course I doodle! lol

  5. What lovely pink pots and gadgets! How fun ~ the 5 month wait was worth it! I can hardly wait for my lovely won give-a-ways get here ~ it will be just like Christmas!

    Enjoy your new things ~ what ever you make in them will taste extra good! :)
    xo Catherine

  6. Ok ~ if two comments show up ~ please forgive me ~ my fingers are not used to this itsy bitsy keyboard of my iMac....very stressful! :(
    xo Catherine

  7. Glad you Finally got your Pink cookware! haha.., that sure was a lot of work on your part for free ...ha!

    I'm pretty sure it was racoons. the only one to escape them was Lips, and he was shockie for a good week! when we got the koi he started to snap out of it. Those racoons are horrible! They killed Sunny's brother, they ripped his face off!!! Bella,(Sunny's mom)
    was feral. Picked our yard to have her kittens. 10 wks into it,thats what happened.So automatically we brought the baby(Sunny)in, had to work on his mom,long story short everyone was brought into the house, too bad Sunny's brother was killed. I felt bad about that! Racoons are a real pain in the a$$ !! We'll be cooking on the grill and they'll be in the tree watching! Then of coarse we have herons too ,so ... Can't win! So the safest thing is just to keep the fish caged. Your pond looks pretty big, don't know how you'de cover it ???? other than throwing a net across it ... Have a good weekend!

  8. I really like your new pink cookware. They think that if they make it hard enough that you will just give up instead of keep trying. Most people would and I am sure that is what they were counting on so they didn't have to give away that many. I liked you purple iris from a previous post and I hope you hubby is feeling better. Maybe he will listen to the doctor, but if he is like mine, he will say he will do it and then change his mine. You have a wonderful weekend and have a little time for yourself so you can relax a little. Your Missouri Friend.

  9. YOU GO GIRL!!

    What a terrific giveaway. My mother burned me out on Pink when I was a child. Yes, she thought I looked pretty in pink and so there was a lot of pink that came my way during my formative years. What she failed to notice was that Pink makes my butt look big! Congratulations on your giveaway! ........and I too doodle while I am listening to boxed musak on the phone! Have a great weekend.

  10. Your persistence paid Off! Great cause and great gift! Lezlee

  11. Very pretty - it was definitely worth the trouble!!


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