Winners and Losers

In the Book of Mommypie, there’s the fantastic … and there’s the sucktastic.

This week’s WINNER:

YOGOS for their savvy marketing. Instead of offering a pain-in-the-ass mail in coupon or crap toy, they offer a chance to win CASH. IN THE BOX. And guess what? WE WON!

And although I have to admit, I’m really sick of companies shamelessly trying to sell me stuff when they know (they KNOW!!), everyone’s hurtin’ — this is one company who actually put some thought into what consumers might want during this little economic ‘situation’ we’re going through.

Honestly, I never would’ve picked the box off the shelf were it not for MP, who grabbed it, waved it over her head, and told me we HAD to get it BECAUSE THERE’S A SPECIAL CODE INSIDE, MAMA! Not surprisingly, I was preoccupied — two aisles ahead of myself — and had no idea what she was talking about. I told her to put it in the cart. Once home, she ripped into the box, squealed when she found a small envelope and passed it to me. I was a little more than surprised to find it contained a $5 cash card.

In my humble opinion, five bucks puts the secret decoder ring to shame.

This week’s LOSER:

The guy who sent me THIS tweet after I took a minute to send him a Direct Message when he followed me on Twitter. Which just happened to be the FIRST time I’d ever done that. He was just a local fellow single parent blogger and I thought I’d extend a hand.

“I am no longer following you: http://turnthisthingoff.com/”

Man, we’re a jaded lot.

Just for the record, I’m actually with him — I LOATHE the auto-responders, and had this link not been directed toward me I would’ve totally loved it.

Now I just think it’s rude.

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8 responses to “Winners and Losers

  1. I’ve only received two auto-responders. Doesn’t bother me much. I’m more into the actual content. If it’s all about “I’m selling this” or “Make money this way”, then I’m done.

    Talk about something…talk about nothing…but talk. Don’t sell or shill or advertise.

    Your Tweets are just fine, Mommy. :-)

  2. I will always follow you: http://peoplewhoarerudetomommypiecansuckit.com

    OK, it’s not a real website. But by God, it should be.

  3. Sometimes I just hate people. Well, okay, MOST of the time.

    But not you. I like you.

  4. Geez, he could have asked about it, at least. Plus, I’m assuming it was more personal than what you get from auto-responders. I have to admit – I’m with the foreign bald dude. Content is the priority. Unless you have a REALLY good way for me to make money from home.

  5. You just inspired me to ADD you on twitter. Screw the haters!

  6. Cheeses of Nazareth…this guy could probably medal if Jumping to Conclusions were an Olympic sport! Don’t get me wrong, I hate auto-responders, but that stupid tweet was RUDE!

    Oh and way to go on the Yogos! Although, I hate to admit this, I have no freakin’ clue what they are.

  7. Auto responses, auto follows and people whose Twitter names are like this: JP45Qh3 can bite me!

  8. If I didn’t love Twitter so much I’d quit it.

    It’s a Zen koan. I think. Follow me?

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