My daughter is getting to that age where she has certain passions about certain things in life, one of those passions is food and cooking. She loves helping momma cook, and she loves baking. I have a feeling she will grow up to be a famous Chef. Maybe she will be a famous Chef and land her own Food Network show!
I love entering giveaways and awhile back I had noticed several Head Chefs giveaways so I figured I would enter and maybe win Gillian some cooking gear, that would be her very own! So I started entering and when I got an email on November 16th, 2010 telling me I won Fun Savings Money’s giveaway for some Head Chefs products I was super excited. I wasn’t sure what all I was getting, but that didn’t matter Gillian would be tickled no matter what it was, as long as it was her own cooking gear.
So I emailed the blogger back, and waited for them to show up, I figured we would receive before Christmas, this would go great with her own cookbook! After a few weeks I contact the blogger to let her know I was still waiting on the products. Now 4 weeks has gone by and nothing, so I contacted the blogger again, again my email went unanswered. I waited a few more weeks, then on the 31st of December I let the blogger know I was going to blog it. I mean the whole blogging thing is about honesty right?
Well shortly after emailing the email stating I was about to blog it, the blogger contacted me back, she let me know she had been getting my emails, just been busy and she wasn’t sure what the delay was, but she had tried several times to contact the person she was dealing with from Head Chefs only for her emails to go unanswered as well…
I understand things in life happen, but I also think bloggers should contact winners and such back even if it is a 2 second email… this way the winner knows that the blogger has received the emails. For all I new my emails were getting lost in the cybermail.
Fast forward, I also posted on head chefs facebook letting them know what was going on, again they ignored me. Until I decided I would give them a heads up I was blogging the situation… If companies are going to work with bloggers on reviews and giveaways they need to follow through, and send out the product to the winners. Just because they got their links, and got buzz and traffic to their site, doesn’t mean their no longer required to ship product to the winner of the giveaway.
Jammie Morey Just a heads up I will be posting a blog post next week how this company agrees to do reviews and giveaways, but does not follow through and send the product to the winner. I am pretty sure the blogger is also doing a post. When a company does not follow through not only does it make the blogger who posted look bad, but it makes the company look bad as well.
January 12 at 6:05pm · LikeUnlike · Comment · View Feedback (2)Hide Feedback (2)
Head Chefs Jammie this is the first we have heard about this issue. Which blog did you win a prize at? We work by supplying the individual mom blogs with prizes that they then award and give to the winners of their contests. If you tell us more details we will be happy to help you. Sorry for the confusion. The Headchefs Online Support Team
Friday at 2:09pm · LikeUnlike ·
Jammie Morey I won from www.funsavingmoney.net in November, she has also made several attempts to contact the rep she worked with. I do not know this information. I posted on your wall in December and got no response. I understand the company works with several bloggers, and I am sure there is more then one rep for the company, but when something is not followed through it looks really bad on the company. Thanks,
As you can see from the above Head Chefs is blaming this on the blogger. I personally do not know who was the one that was suppose to ship the product, all I know is the product was never sent.
Companies need to realize when they do not follow through with the agreement this makes their company look bad. I am extremely disappointed in not receiving these products, but I am quite sure there is other kid cooking product companies out there that ROCK!
However, my lesson has been learned, I will steer clear of the giveaways with Head Chefs products, no need for another failed win.