So you can imagine my excitement when I recently found out that they are having a sale! Buy 6 diapers, get 2 free! Yay! Being the budget conscious, frugal mama that I am I immediately started crunching numbers.
6 at $19.95 = $119.70 then you get two free, so really you are getting 8 diapers for $119.70, which comes out to $14.96 a diaper! Great deal, good price!
So I began contacting on-line authorized Fuzzi Bunz retailers to see who could give me the best deal. Since we are military, I get a good military discount. One retailer offers me 10% off and another 15%
So my first retailer offered me the 10% off discount price, plus they had an online coupon code allowing you to take $10.00 off any purchase over $50.00. So with this sale, 6 diapers at $19.95 = $119.70, minus the 10% = $107.73 then the $10.00 off the purchase = $97.73. So for 8 Fuzzi Bunz diapers (buy 6 get two free), it comes out to $12.21 per diaper!
Unreal! This is like the sale of the century! My heart begins to beat faster and faster as I crunch numbers! Here is a look at scenario #2 (on-line retailer #2)
8 diapers for $119.70 minus the 15% off (military discount) it comes out to $101.75 which makes it $12.71 a diaper! This is unreal! This price for my beloved Fuzzi Bunz!
So in planning to place an order, I thought of how much I love these diapers. Then I remembered that at this financial climate, not many moms may be able to lay down about a hundred bucks for 8 new diapers.
So what do I do... I start thinking that if I buy a bunch then offer them to you, my lovely readers at the sale price, you could get them at this great price!
I made a facebook post about it offering these diapers to you for about $12.00 each!
You have to understand something, retail is very competitive. The various retailers want your business! They compete against one another to give you the best price possible, so that you will conduct your business with them.
So within the same day of making that Facebook post, I received two e-mails from two online retailers asking me where I got that number ($12.00 each) so I responded to each with my math and both seemed satisfied.
Then, the next day, a representative from Fuzzi Bunz e-mails me and asks me how I am able to get the diapers at that price. So I explained the same thing to her about the discounts and savings code!
She contacts her supervisor and states that this sale (buy 6 get 2) cannot be used with any other discount (from retailers)! So I go to the Fuzzi Bunz website, and look again at the sale deal, buy 6 get 2 and NO WHERE do I read that this sale/promotion cannot be combined with any other discount!
Here is a comparison for you! Recently Bumgenius had a similar sale/promotion, but theirs was buy 5 get 1 free. On the Bumgenius sale, their page automatically stated (fine print) that their promotion could not be combined with any other sale or discount.
Now for the Fuzzi Bunz buy 6 get 2 free, there is nothing on the sale page that says this deal/promotion cannot be combined with any other sale.
It only states that all 6 diapers must be purchased at the same time, from the same retailer, and purchased from 8/15 to 9/30 That's it!
So in my search to find the best deal, I came across not one, not two, but 4 'authorized' online retailers that were willing to give me military discount (and other store sales) with the Fuzzi Bunz promotion!
You would think that if such a policy existed that the Fuzzi Bunz promotion could NOT be used with any other discount or sale, that the retailers would know this. I am told that Fuzzi Bunz has a specific contract with these retailers, as they are authorized to sell the Fuzzi Bunz products. I was told by 2 of these online retailers that no where in their contract with Fuzzi Bunz was there any mention that the Fuzzi Bunz promotion could not be applied to any other sale or discount.
I asked the Fuzzi Bunz representative if I could get a copy of the policy between them and their retailers, and of course they said no!
Why am I so upset?
It's not so much the fact that I can't get the diapers for $12 something each (although that is a bummer) It's the fact that the company is in the wrong. The fact that there is NO 'fine print' saying this offer cannot be combined. I was told my the Fuzzi Bunz representative that if someone purchases the 6 diapers at a discounted price, the offer to get the 2 free would be void.
So now I am wondering how many mama's out there purchased the 6 with a sale code or discount and are not going to be receiving their two diapers free all because Fuzzi Bunz did not mention that their promotion could not be combined with any other sales!
I really do love my Fuzzi Bunz
I have contacted the company several times and am told that a supervisor will be in touch with me. That was a week ago, and still no word!
Will I sell all my Fuzzi Bunz diapers and make the switch to a different brand? Probably not, because I can't afford to, and I do love my FB dipes! Will I boycott Fuzzi Bunz and not purchase another one of their products? Not sure yet! But what I will do, is expose this company to you, and to all who will listen. I will see this through until it's resolved and find some sort of outcome where both parties (myself and Fuzzi Bunz) are satisfied!
To say the least, I am highly disappointed!
~Mama of the Littles~