We returned home from Thanksgiving to find a box on the doorstep (one of my husband’s pet peeves, as it announces to the world we’re not home) – Fed Ex, no less.
Then I remembered. Last summer, Burt’s Bees had a promotion. If you happened to visit their site at a “lucky time” each day, you could sign up for a coupon for a free Burt’s Bees chapstick. I visited the site, and I did get lucky one day. I filled in my address and waited anxiously for my chapstick … for while I had heard about how great Burt’s Bees things were, I had never tried them.
Weeks went by. Months went by. I would pass Burt’s Bees items in the store and think, “Oh yeah – I wonder when I’ll get that coupon?”
Readers, it never came.
So, finally a week or so ago I emailed Burt’s Bees. A nice lady there emailed back requesting my name and address so she could be sure my chapstick did indeed reach me this time. And, obviously it did.
I’m very impressed that the company went to such lengths to deliver my $3 chapstick – while also being a bit puzzled at the great expense and large amounts of packaging they went to as well. Such overpackaging! I loved the irony of this little sticker, which sealed the paper inside the package: