Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is KFC accepting Oprah's coupons?

758. 758! That would be the number of hits this lil ol' blog got yesterday after posting the link to the free chicken giveaway that Oprah and KFC were teaming up to do. That is, as Lily would say, about a gazillion more hits that this blog usually sees in a day. Proof of the "Oprah effect" for sure.

Why am I here posting about chicken again?

Well, it seems a ton of people had a negative experience when trying to redeem those coupons. Apparently they had to change up the way they were being printed for tracking purposes and then the site pretty much stopped working. Some people who were able to get them printed were turned away if they weren't printed in color. And others were given fried chicken instead of grilled chicken. Oh dear!

Pretty frustrating stuff when Mama didn't put the hamburger out to thaw and was thinking she had the night off cooking and dish duty.

Anyway, I couldn't find any info on KFC's website, but Oprah's website shared this:

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Questions About Redeeming Your Coupon?
If you downloaded coupons and they were not accepted at a KFC restaurant:
  • Please call 1-800-CALL-KFC.
  • A KFC Customer Service representative will assist you and also take the information about your experience and follow up with the restaurant.
If you have concerns about using multiple coupons with the same code number:
  • All the PDF coupons downloaded from Oprah.com on the evening of May 5 have the same bar code.
  • Subject to the terms and conditions of the coupon and instructions on Oprah.com, these coupons will be accepted by participating KFC restaurants in the U.S.
For all other questions:
  • Please email KFC.PublicRelations@KFC.com with any problems concerning your KFC coupon.
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My personal advice would be to wait until the end of the promotion when they've got all this figured out. Good luck!

6 comments:

Rachelle said...

Your cracking me up with this chicken! Sorry you did not get a night off from cooking. Phil was not home last night, and I was actually in the mood to cook! Go figure! I just did not have anyone to cook for =( Soon I'll have two more little mouths to feed! Woo Hoo! Happy Thursday!

What Is Cash Gifting said...

Hi Colored With Memories :)

I received my coupon yesterday from a friend who alerted me to the deal.

I might just drive over to the local KFC and see if they accept it out of curiousity.

Independent of any negative publicity I can't even comprehend the free publicity that KFC is receiving. The word Kentucky Fried Chicken is being said and thought about millions of times. Some negative thoughts, some positive, but people are talking about it. That's all KFC or any corporation can ask for.

Ryan

The Grovers said...

OR Mama could just have the Daddy take her to Johnny Carino's for a free dinner (for her) tonight or tomorrow night! :) http://www.carinos.com/promo/2009/05-MomsDay/

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well, thanks to you alerting me to it, we enjoyed a free KFC meal last night! :) And they did give us grilled chicken. They were out of coleslaw though - the place was SLAMMED - and we went at almost 9:00 p.m.! Who knew?

Anyway - thanks again for the heads up, Kerry!

Dana said...

Our KFC rejected the coupons and took down our address instead. Then gave us free drinks for our troubles. They said it was a corporate decision, though, because their were riots in some of the stores since people weren't necessarily getting the chicken pieces they wanted.

Fun stuff.

Nomad said...

for that final "Raincheck" verdict, it sounds like KFC is banking on the fact that people hate filling out forms and therefore won't do it

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