8.27.2012

You Call This a Tote?

The Gold one is tote size; tiny two on the right-not so much
Glamour is running this promotion where if you subscribe to Glamour Magazine for 1 year you get a free tote set.  I have been subscribing to Glamour off and on for years.  After I grew out of Seventeen I found it to be a perfect mix of fashion, healthy and beauty tips and some good reading.  The fact that I would receive a tote set didn't motivate me to order it any more or less.  I've got plenty of bags at home.  I don't need anymore but if it's free,  I'll gladly take it.  

Don't they look nice and full in the pic?
So imagine my surprise when I get this package in the mail about the size of a magazine.  I hadn't ordered anything.  What could it be?  I open it to find my free totes but they are not quite what I expected.  No where on the free tote add did it mention size or material.  I looked.  But I did not expect them to be this tiny!!  If you are getting a tote you kind of imagine that it will be sizable enough to actually tote things around.  Especially when the post card says it will carry "all of your essentials."  A tote is big right?  Guess not.  It's either a classic case of product misrepresentation or just my fault for assuming but I can't be the only one who assumed they would be bigger.  I'm okay with it because they have come in handy for other things.  I just found it hilarious that I thought they were going to be the size of an actual tote and they weren't.  Maybe it's the word tote.  A better word would be mini tote, purse, or make up bag considering that's what size they are.   They were free so hey; can't complain too much. 

Well, if anyone else want's a free MINI tote set, you can get it at here at Glamour.   And when you see how small they are you can't say I didn't warn you!

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10 comments :

  1. They definitely don't look "tote sized" at all! It's just false advertizing...they hope they can get people who don't usually subscribe to sign up so they get it. I would be a little disappointed, but it was free so at least you got something out of it :)

    Hope you check out my giveaway!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hah, that happened to me with a promo for SELF magazine a couple years ago. I thought I was getting this great "tote" and I got one that is probably the size of your littlest one on the right. Unbelievable how they market that as a "tote"! Lame.

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  3. LMBO. The same thing happened to me a few years ago. I think it was either an Essence subscription or Health magazine. They are so deceiving. LOL. By the way, very nice closet or chest of drawers. I like the glass and those handles

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  4. The same thing happened to me too! A couple months ago I bought a Coach "tote" on their official eBay website. I thought it was a steal for $60, but my wallet doesn't even fit into it. THIS is why I don't shop online, smh.

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    1. Oh no!! And you spent money on a bad case of product misrepresentation. Glad it wasn't more then $60 but still that's a bummer.

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  5. This happened to me once...I think it was Glamour! Or maybe Self? It was way back when I had time and the focus to read magazines. I miss those days.

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  6. Ha!! Glad to know I'm not the only one who's been conned! They should be ashamed of themselves.

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  7. Wow! Glad to know this! I have been thinking about a subscription to Vogue to get a cute bag. Now I know not to get my hopes up to high. Love the dresser. It is gorgeous.

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  8. Haha what a gyp! I never like the free bags anyways. Well, unless it's clinique or something. They always give good bags!

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  9. Ha, that's hilarious. Most freebies ten to be a little disappointing. Which is disappointing!

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