Magazine subscription offers
Hi all, has anyone out there taken out a subscription to a cycling mag with a 'freebie' as part of the deal? Back in October I subscribed to Cycling Active as I fancied the rain jacket that was on offer. Once my payment was taken out of the bank I started getting the mag but no jacket . The help line told me that the jacket had already been dispatched but please allow 28 days, fair do's I can do that. Several weeks later still no jacket so I phoned again. I was told that the jacket had been dispatched on a date two weeks 'after' the previous date that it had supposedly been dispatched. After some back tracking I was advised that the jacket should be with me by Christmas, if not the end of the year, but if not call back and if they have anymore in stock they will post another one or arrange some sort of compensation. My question is - Have I been conned? Has anyone subscribed to a mag and got the item on offer or is it just a matter of catching the gullible newbies? Any thoughts appreciated.