Disney and Club Penguin, Stop Spamming Surveys to my 7 Year-old and Telling Him He Won an iPad 2

Dear Club Penguin,

I am writing to express my extreme displeasure that Club Penguin is offering spammy survey telling Son that he has been chosen a winner, that he can choose in iPad 2 or a $100 Walmart gift card, and when you click on it they want you to complete a survey.

To me this is a disgusting manipulation of children.  My 7 year-old actually thought he won something!  And to get children to even attempt to complete these surveys and the information they might reveal – makes me shudder.

Please immediately cease this type of pop up spam on Club Penguin.  If it continues you will be losing a very loyal fan who will be devastated.

Sincerely,

BeThisWay

Usurious Ticketing Charges Make Fun Outing Impossible

Today I was skimming our local newspaper’s website and noticed a story about discount tickets for Playhouse Disney, a live show coming to our area for one day next week.  At $15 apiece I thought it would be a really fun thing for Son, so I clicked on the link to order tickets.

At checkout I was shocked to see the total for two $15 tickets soar to $45.85.  They’d tacked on a $2.75 per ticket “Building Facility Charge” , a $3.50 per ticket “Total Convenience Charge” and a $3.35 “Order Processing Charge”.  That’s $15.85 in charges – more than 50% of the total!  And that was if I picked them up at he Will Call window the day of the show.  The other options ranged from $2.50 to use MY time and MY printer, ink and paper to print my own tickets, up to $25 to have them shipped UPS overnight.

That’s a travesty.  I’d really like to help stimulate our economy a little, but this show is now out of our reach.  And that’s  too bad.  The show itself was affordable, but those extra charges made an affordable afternoon doing something my son would love completely unaffordable.

Shameful.

Deal of the Day November 21, 2008

Put some Disney magic under the tree this year with savings of 25% off sitewide at Disney Shopping. Apply coupon code HOLIDAY25 at checkout to save on everything from character apparel to toys. While there be sure to check out the ten exclusive to Disney gifts. They include the Disney Princess Magical Talking Throne, Cars Lightning McQueen Race Track Play Set, Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Train Set, Giant Mickey Mouse Plush Toy, Deluxe Disney Princess Cinderella Costume, and some apparel. Some exclusions may apply. Offer ends 11/21/2008.

Deal of the Day September 21, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Husband!

Halloween is just around the corner, and you already know that costumes are on my mind.  For those who don’t want to make a costume, check out this deal from Disney!

This weekend only, buy any costume from Disney Shopping to score a savings of 50% off all costume accessories. Use coupon code COSTUME when checking out. They’re also throwing in free shipping with coupon code TREATS. Shop for costume sizes infant up to adult. Sale ends 09/21/2008.

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Deal of the Day September 19, 2008

Mickey Mouse wants to celebrate your birthday with you.

FREE .  Well, except for the souvenirs and the parking and the food and the…

Start your birthday off right with the most mousical birthday present of all: free admission on your birthday during 2009 to one of the Theme Parks of Walt Disney World® or Disneyland® Resort*.

You can pre-register, or just show up at the gate with proper ID (but have to fill out the form).  And if you have a Season Pass or other multi-day ticket  you can choose from one of their other birthday gifts instead.

Visit their website for all the details.

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Deal of the Day April 22, 2008

Planning a trip to Orlando?

Select Florida Wal-Mart stores are offering tickets with reduced prices to popular Florida attractions. It may just be worth your while to make your purchases once you reach the sunshine state. We randomly called Wal-Mart Supercenter 0817 in Kissimmee, Florida and were told purchasing tickets through them saves $12.99 per person on 3-day Disney World tickets, $3 per person for Universal, and $5.09 for adults and $4.02 for children + a 2nd day free on tickets to Sea World. Other attraction tickets available include Busch Gardens, Kennedy Space Center, Wet-n-Wild, Gatorland, Arabian Nights, Sleuths Mystery, and Pirates Dinner. Prices subject to change.

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Deal of the Day May 29, 2008

It’s Disney Deal time!

Disney Shopping makes all your dreams come true with 20% off purchases. Apply coupon code BONUS20 when checking out. Other outstanding savings include up to 50% off luggage, and swim merchandise. Shipping is just $5 on orders of $50 or more when coupon code SHIPFOR5 is used. Some restrictions apply, see site for details. Expires 05/29/2008.

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