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This Is So Unlike Me

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A few minutes ago I did something so unlike me. I’m still surprised I hit the “send” button on the email I drafted.

A company that currently holds some of my debt is holding a promotion that if you refer people to them you get a tasty treat. Now, I’ve discussed this company in length on this blog because I borrowed money from them. It was a good experience for me and I’ve even done a guest post on a very popular personal finance blog about my experience with them (and that post was highlighted by an even more popular blog). I feel I’ve created quite a bit of “buzz” about their company from blogging about my experience.

Well, with this promotion and the chance to get a treat that I would never buy for myself, I spoke up. I wrote a nice email explaining that I have blogged about my experience with their company and I was wondering if I could get the treat without having to do the direct referrals to spread the word like they want right now. As I said, this is so unlike me and I am so surprised I hit “send” on the email.

I have no idea what is going to happen and now it’s a matter of waiting and seeing if they reply. If they do end up sending the treat, I’ll split it with one of you!! πŸ™‚


7 Comments

  • Reply Renee |

    Well, I learned in sales that you always have to ask.

    I wonder if they track where people that go to their site were linked from, and they can find out how many “clicks” came from any links you put in this blog.

    You advertised for them before they gave an incentive – that’s got to count for something! Go you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kim L. |

    Good for you! It never hurts to ask. I’m also a firm believer in continuing to challenge oursleves by doing this we would not normallly do. It can only make us grow!

  • Reply D |

    I think this blogging effort is creating stronger people all around. Lifting our confidence and helping us see, we deserve the good things too. I hear it in your words and have seen it with this action. Good for you Tricia. You are worth it and you deserve it. And the worse they can say is “no”. Big deal, no problem.

So, what do you think ?