Have you ever bought something because of a life changing decision (like losing weight) or just to try it out because you had a coupon or maybe even just because?
Well, that happened to me. After going to the EA Sports Active event in NYC, I decided to make some changes to my diet and also add a workout regimen to tone up for the Summer.
So I went and bought Hellmann’s “light” Mayonnaise, among other things like fruits and veggies. As soon as I opened up the jar, I could tell by the consistency that I wasn’t going to like it.
I gave it a try anyway; you can’t judge a book by its cover, right?
Anyway, I made a turkey, lettuce and mayo sandwich and it looked delicious!! I have to be honest but the first bite was awful! The taste of the low fat mayo was truly (sorry Hellmann’s) disgusting. I LOVE the original Hellmann’s “Real” Mayonnaise and I really thought I was going to like it because of their reputation.
Boy, was I wrong!
I had to scrape it off but when that didn’t work, I had to throw away the slice of bread and grab another one. After that ordeal, my sandwich didn’t taste as good.
As soon as I was going to throw it away, I thought, I should call the 800 number on the label and tell them about my experience.
So I did just that. I explained what happened and the reason why I decided to buy it (to limit my calories to lose weight) and the lady was extremely nice and understandable. She asked me a few questions, like what was the number on the UPC symbol and the date on the label. She then said that she was going to send me some coupons and a coupon for a free jar of Hellmann’s “Real” Mayonnaise. I was both shocked and happy that I was going to get some coupons. She also said that she was very sorry that I had to go through that and hoped that it doesn’t happen again.
Yea, I hope so too!
A few days later, I received the coupons for other items including a coupon for a free jar and went out to buy the real thing. I was happy that I called and that I didn’t just “throw” away money!
So, next time you buy a product and you find that you don’t like it, call the number on the package and I’m sure they’ll either send you a replacement, send you a coupon or maybe a check to refund you the money!
Never feel as though you’re stuck with anything! I know I don’t! =)