Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Consumers can get a coupon for a free Swiffer Wet Jet mop by calling an automated phone number.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: In mid-January 2003 we began receiving numerous
It's worth noting that even the $5-off offer has ended as of early February 2003.
While the offer was still in effect, a consumer who dialed 1-877-512-4526 was greeted with the information that he had reached the Swiffer Wet Jet speech-activated coupon request line and was then asked for his phone number, which the computer attempted to match against a database of addresses. Once the match was made, the caller was asked to confirm his address and name. Completion of this step concluded the call with a statement that the coupon would be mailed shortly. The process was entirely automated; at no point did the consumer speak with a service representative.
Those who were planning to buy a Swiffer anyway and availed themselves of this offer saved some bucks. But that offer has since concluded, so there aren't even any
Barbara "(reduced price) swiffers went only to the swift" Mikkelson
Last updated: 12 November 2007
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