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Aug 16, 2014 06:46 AM

Where are our T-shirts?

Back on June 23 a number of members were asked to preview the new changes to the site. To sweeten the deal the email included this:

<<Oh, and let me know your T-shirt size and address is so we can send you a T-shirt to thank you for your support!>>

It has been almost 3 months since the offer was made. Can we please get an update on the status?

thank you

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  1. Just yesterday I was wondering the same thing... Thanks for bringing this up.

    1. I think we bitched too much :) J/K. But I asked for foie gras instead!

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      1. re: c oliver

        Wait--we can substitute other stuff for the shirts? Great to know!

        I'll take a couple of ounces of Ossetra. THANKS!

        1. re: davis_sq_pro

          One can always ask :) Please note I didn't get an acceptance of that request!

      2. Maybe it's taking them time to have them remade after they decided not to send the t-shirts with the giant blue hearts on them.

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        1. re: TeRReT

          OMG, I just spewed coffee on my keyboard!! LOL, thank you!

          1. re: TeRReT

            HAH! And I noticed that Jacquilynne hearted that comment as well. Nicely done.

            (I still dislike the blue heart for recommend... not that anyone was asking.)

            1. re: LindaWhit

              And not that anyone is going to do anything about it :)

          2. Hey guys, thanks for the reminder on this. We've got our shirts, but need to get them all boxed up. We'll keep you posted!

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            1. re: patsully

              Ok so its now 9/10, almost a month since you last posted. What gives?

              1. re: foodieX2

                This thread makes me laugh. Back in the early 2000s, I was one of the volunteer “team” members rolling out a new online system to an organization of almost 2000 employees, all of whom we had to train in the new system. They promised us a lunch (IIRC, it started as a dinner) to thank us for our hard work. That meal never did happen, but, thanks to CH, the team celebrated our great contribution by taking ourselves out for some great Korean bbq that we found recommended on CH.

                1. re: EM23

                  Love it! Similarly:

                  Four years ago my team was told by management that when we finished a certain major project they would take us on a cruise of the Boston harbor. We finished, and waited. Six months later the celebration materialized: the cruise had somehow morphed into drinks one evening at a bar. Night of, no one from management showed up to pay. We ended up buying our own drinks. A great morale booster to be certain :-)

                2. re: foodieX2

                  Thanks for your patience, we put the shirts in the mail today!

                  foodieX2, we don't seem to have info on your preferred shirt size. We emailed you today, so keep an eye out for that, and we'll send you a shirt once we hear back.


                  1. re: DeborahL

                    I guess I was intentionally excluded because you weren't carrying "Big & Tall" sizes. Understandable.

                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      I recieved a t-shirt like the one grampart recieved, size XXL. I didn't think to request XXLT, but I doubt they have that size.

                      1. re: John E.

                        Oooh I hope I get that size, it would make nice pajamas!

                        1. re: John E.

                          So I guess you're saying its not a mistake I didn't get one? {{sigh......}}

                          1. re: jrvedivici

                            Sorry, jr, I got my XXL yesterday, so yes, you're being singled out.

                            Mine was black, so maybe there's a hidden message there, too?

                            Thank You Jacq (and her secret replacement)!


                            1. re: jrvedivici

                              If you gave them your size (XXL) and street address, I'm sure it is in the mail. Apparently east coast CHers have not recieved the shirts yet. I'm just glad it was not a red t-shirt.

                              1. re: John E.

                                I wasn't asked for my size or address, this thread is the first I'm learning of any of this. :-(

                                Once again I'm not one of the cool kids.

                                1. re: John E.

                                  Hi John,

                                  Mine arrived on Friday or Saturday. I'm in Florida.


                    2. I got mine. It's a red American Apparel t-shirt with a fun white design (no spoilers...).


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                      1. re: hyperbowler

                        Well, well. Can't wait to get mine, I guess.

                        1. re: hyperbowler

                          Got mine today! Black with white lettering. Thanks!

                          1. re: grampart

                            This is what I expected it might be. The thing is, I use Chowhound, not CHOW. Perhaps a technicality, but...the site ain't CHOW to me. It's Chowhound that drives people to the site.

                            I still have a t-shirt with the original Chowhound logo.

                            1. re: LindaWhit

                              Same here. I always refer to it has Chowhound, but the shirt is free, nice quality, American-made, and I didn't have to do shit to get it. So I say, "Right On, Chow.......................hound!" Thanks again.

                                1. re: Mr Taster

                                  That was when they were selling some items to help fund the CH site when Jim Leff was running the show. I also have a CH fridge magnet.

                                  1. re: LindaWhit

                                    If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought one of the shirts. As it was, the hound always looked a little too scary for me to wear on a shirt.

                                    1. re: mcsheridan

                                      He does have a certain ravenous "I'll eat ANYTHING!" look about him.

                              1. re: grampart

                                Bummer! I assumed it was going to be a Chowhound tee otherwise I wouldn't have been following up.

                                1. re: grampart

                                  Also, I asked for an XXL, I received an XXL, and it is definitely a men's XXL.

                                  1. re: grampart

                                    It sounds like the shirts they are mailing out have been taken from leftover supplies of various designs. These may well have come from different manufacturers, which would account for differing perceptions of how accurate the sizing is.

                                    1. re: greygarious

                                      sounds like you folks were the last stop before the dumpster.


                                          1. re: sunshine842

                                            Yeah my thought too. But I still didn't get mine today so I guess it's not coming and I'm glad to know I'm not missing out on much ;-) I do love a free T shirt but no biggie either.

                                            1. re: coll

                                              Hi coll.

                                              We sent you one the same day as all the others. Hopefully the postal service hasn't lost it!

                                              1. re: DeborahL

                                                Thanks so much for following up with me! We do live in a sort of rural place and our mailman has been known to mix up mail, or take the odd day off....I will let you know when it arrives which it probably will.

                                                Proud to be a Chow (hound).

                                                1. re: coll

                                                  Yay it just came! It's skintight (womens)and very nice. Thanks guys.