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Thought you were getting a free Tote Bag from Pacific Rim? Guess again...

submitted on June 30, 2009 by MikeG in "Member's Lounge"
Here is the official response from the Pacific Rim Winery received via email:

Thanks so much for your interest in Pacific Rim and our reusable shopping bag offer. Our "Save Water/Drink Riesling" campaign (promoting conservation of our precious rivers) seems to have struck a chord with our fans. The positive response to our bag offer has been so overwhelming that - as a small, independently-owned winery - we simply do not have the resources to fulfill all the bag requests.

However, it's sincerely important to us that we provide you with a "make good" limited-time offer exclusively available to people inquiring about our reusable shopping bag. We've created what we hope is a mind-blowing discount on our two most popular wines: purchase 3 bottles of Dry or Sweet Riesling and receive an additional BONUS BOTTLE and FREE SHIPPING. That's a 50% SAVINGS and a $30 VALUE. The offer expires midnight June 30th, and is limited to 1 order per household.

A little background: we produced enough bags to meet our projected demand based on a small-scale retail promotion featured on select Pacific Rim wines. Our primary hope was to generate awareness of river conservation through this offer. We did not predict the popularity of the offer as it went viral online at "freebie" websites (which posted links to our special offer without permission). These websites boosted the demand to nearly 80,000 requests for the 3,000 bags we produced.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the overwhelming response we've received. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. Again…we hope you will try Pacific Rim wines by taking advantage of our exclusive offer to purchase 3 bottles of Dry or Sweet Riesling and receive an additional BONUS BOTTLE and FREE SHIPPING.

Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Yours sincerely,

Pacific Rim Winery

Personally I am not dissapointed because I always set me expectations low for receiving freebies. What do you guys think?

  • 30279
    Posted by llocomotive on June 30, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Nice of them to write back. That's the nice thing about Small scale industries, more personal.
  • 30303
    Posted by llocomotive on June 30, 2009 [reply] 0 0

    how about you hold an online offer giving out free BUXR cups ( freebie) and we post on BUXR and then someone wins the Daily best deal Smile and .... Mr Green Mr Green Mr Green
    • MikeG
      Posted by MikeG on July 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      Yeah.. It's the gift the keeps on giving. Big Grin
  • 30341
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    Posted by jack69darin on June 30, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    They were nice with me. Since Wine cannot be shipped to Pennsylvania they gave me 3 options to choose from. I chose the $10 rebate off 2 bottles of wine. Here was my response.


    No problem. I do have a few other options I’d like to share with you. First, if you are interested in Pacific Rim and our wines I have a $10 Mail in Rebate coupon good for when you purchase 2 bottles of Pacific Rim Dry Riesling at a local retailer. If that is of no interest to you we have copies of our “Riesling Rules” book. This is a comprehensive resource containing a slew of facts, figures and fun information about Riesling. Also, we will be doing a second limited run on the bags and I’d be happy to make sure you got one.

    Please let me know if any of those options are of interest along with a mailing address you’d like your choice sent to and I’ll have it in the mail right away.
  • 30500
    Posted by me on July 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    "which posted links to our special offer without permission"

    like you need to ask before posting a link, if no one had linked to it how the crap did they think they could give out 3000?

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