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You fooled me once and there won't be a second time

efdee Dec 20, 2008 02:23 PM

I never click on ads but this one said it was a video on how the pros cook bacon so I bit. No video, just a stupid survey. I can't imagine why anyone would think that wasting someone's time is a clever idea but I will certainly go back to ignoring the clutter.

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  1. Melanie Wong Dec 23, 2008 12:58 AM

    Yes, I agree with you that it's quite deceptive to have the CHOW logo on an advertisement to make you think there's some content there. Here's the image,
    http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/Ads/9152/1...

    1. toodie jane Dec 26, 2008 12:42 PM

      12/26--it's working now. Looks like a computer glitch, not intentional. Not a great Chowtip. By the way, I was in Albertson's a week ago, they have a huge HD screen set up near the meat counter. I'm shopping away, and I hear that familiar..."ziiip, swoosh, *CHOWtip*!" There was Aida flogging (herself and)CHOW on a video screen. In the supermarket, over the deep-fried frozen food chest. sheesh.

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      1. re: toodie jane
        efdee Dec 27, 2008 11:02 AM

        Thanks. It's a relief if the problem was a computer glitch and not intentional bait-and-switch but I'll still stick to the boards.

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