Update-While my winner has now received her prize, there are individuals that are still waiting that have been longer than my winner waited. I am truly frustrated by how many bloggers have had issues, been treated differently, etc. I am not okay with knowing fellow bloggers have had circumstances worse than my own. If you have had issues with an Evenflo giveaway, no matter who your line of communication was, please let me know.
Recently I was contacted by a rep, I was very excited to check out a car seat from Evenflo. Both my girls are very tall and even most car seats we’ve purchased, the girls end up too big for and I end up at a loss for words. I truly fell in love with my Evenflo Triumph Advance. Little did I know what would follow from working with this company.
I had heard from bloggers before of issues with the prize coming through. When I heard that a new rep had taken over, I had a sigh of relief. No worries, right? Everything would run smoothly and someone else who needed a car seat would get one.
Today, almost a month later, my winner contacts me to inform me she has not received her car seat. Not cool. But then as I look into it, I find MORE bloggers not having e-mails answered, winners without prizes, “it’s out of stock” answers, “It must have gotten lost in the mail, we’ll send a new one”. Um, is it just me or is a $150 car seat kind of a big thing to be ok with just sending another one if it was really lost in the mail? If that was truly the case and I was Evenflo, I’d definitely have an issue with my PR company being so free about sending valuable product out like it’s nothing.
I have heard of at least SIX individuals that ran a blog giveaway for Evenflo with the PR Company, The Zeno Group. Seeing the consistency in lack of follow through, I am sure there are more out there.
So please Zeno Group and Evenflo, get it together. We as bloggers work hard to promote your company and the lack of integrity I have seen today leaves a sour taste in my mouth. This isn’t a five dollar shirt that we can make up on our own for the winner that has been waiting patiently for something for their newborn child.