Some of you may recall my Scam Alert post from last week. If you missed it, you may want to go back and check it out. Click here. You may recall that I was intending to get my money back through my bank. (I used my debit card for the purchase).
Well, I received a letter from my bank yesterday telling me that because the information was disclosed in the terms and conditions twice prior to the purchase, it is considered a valid purchase and they can not refund my money. (Here's another lesson learned: To make a purchase on line, use your credit card, not your debit card. The credit card company will usually refuse the charge at your request, no questions asked. )
further consideration may to the restaurant may be required." It does not state that you are required to make a purchase for double the amount of the coupon in order to be able to use said coupon. So in my book, it's still a scam. If it were a legitimate organization, it would state that clearly up front. Also, a legitimate company would refund your purchase if you are dissatisfied, rather than tell you all they can do is issue a coupon for a different restaurant.
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