This morning, an unknown number of people received an e-mail from photo-printing site Shutterfly congratulating them on their new babies. The problem is that most of these people don’t have fresh new babies at home, and aren’t expecting. Many of them have no kids at all. While most were probably able to laugh it off as a weird mistake, plenty of recipients weren’t. [More]
What’s that you say? A newsletter can’t be fun? You are so wrong, dear reader! Or at least a little bit wrong. Fine, it’s not that newsletters are like amusement park rides or rolling down a huge grassy hill on a sunny day. But you will be sure that you haven’t missed out on anything good we’ve got to offer, so there’s that. [More]
Do you enjoy Consumerist.com, but you suffer from FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out? Would you like us to email you every Friday morning with stories you may have missed? If so, sign up for our email newsletter. We won’t sell or rent your email, and we won’t give you listeria. [More]
In a recent mailing that they sent out to customers, Bed, Bath and Beyond promoted two things. They’re pushing Nautica-brand bedding sets, and also their ever-present 20% off one item coupons. The catch, of course, is that you can’t use the coupon on any of the Nautica items. [More]
Greg received this e-mail newsletter from Zagg, which doesn’t just offer free shipping. It makes a strange and wonderful secret known only to those Americans lucky enough to be on Zagg’s mailing list. According to this map, Lake Michigan either no longer exists, or is home to a secret society of iPhone-using, water-dwelling mer-people.
We’re going to launch some daily Consumerist email newsletters and would like your feedback on how best to do them. Check out the mockups inside and tell us what you think.