More on free samples...

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Registered: 03-25-2003
More on free samples...
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Fri, 04-11-2003 - 11:11pm
This just crossed my mind today... I am a member of one of the new moms' circles here on PS... and we ALL pretty much got the same exact samples and coupons from the same companies - BFers and FFers alike. They came around the same time based on the fact that all of our babies were due in October. I am certain they are the EXACT same mailings in many cases because several BFing moms were kind enough to send me their coupons.

I know we hate "anecdotal evidence"... but I think this is pretty convincing as far as anecdotal evidence goes...

-Deb

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 04-12-2003 - 9:54am
Just a question: did you register at Babies R Us or someplace like that? That does make a difference. I think it's Enfamil that's associated with Babies R Us Registries, but I can't remember for sure which one it is. Anyway... there are definitely free samples associated with that type of thing too. I got stuff long before I registered at Enfamil's site, and many of the women I know who got stuff didn't register there at all. A friend registered at BRU with #1 and got loads of stuff, then registered at Target for #2 and didn't get much at all.

-Deb

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 04-12-2003 - 12:25am
Well, here is my anecdotal evidence. I went to the Enfamil site and signed up with them and said I was a BFer (or didn't use their formula or whatever) and I also signed my MIL up with my son's birthdate to get more coupons. I signed us up at the same time and I get WAY more coupons plus actual cans sent to me. MIL has only gotten a few coupons (oh and I signed her up as using the Enfamil Lactofree and that's what she gets coupons for). So, I can't really say WHY, but I do know we don't get the same things.

Melanie