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Re: [IP] Lifescan "Fast Take" Meter



Yeah, I called.. they said no such promotion.. but I had to wait for ever
and the phone rep felt bad that I had to wait and sent me one anyway....  I
would not recommend calling and asking for a free meter, I think someone
just made that up.
Forrest

Daryl & Melissa Davis wrote:

> Hi all
>
> I wanted to tell you about this morning's chat that was all about the
> new
> Fast Take meter!
>
> We were talking about the meter and how small it was... we wondered if
> the memory had a date/time stamp on it... then someone came in with
> Sue's letter
> about how she'd called Lifescan and gotten one for free as a backup
> meter!  The rep had told her that all current Lifescan customers could
> call and get one free!  So quite a few of us hung up our mouses and
> picked up the phone!  We all called and I was surprised at how many
> different stories we all got!  One woman was told she could have one
> free because her Profile was still under warranty!  Another woman had to
> promise she'd tell everyone online how wonderful the meter was and the
> rep's supervisor agreed to send her one free!  PLUS 2 coupons for a
> rebate!  And she never WAS a Lifescan customer!!  Go figure!  Another
> woman told them it had received an excellent evaluation
> at a website and they were quick to put one in the mail to her!  Someone
> else only had to praise the Profile and comment that they wished it took
> less blood and the rep mailed her one immediately!  A couple others had
> to promise to send back their old meters in order to get one!  And
> others were told there was NO such promotion going on and they'd be glad
> to send a coupon for a rebate on the meter instead!
>
> We laughed and had such a good time talking about how we were all doing
> on the
> phone but it was sad too to see such a reputable company getting so
> mixed up as to
> how to market their own brand new meter!  If all Lifescan customers were
> getting a
> free one, ALL the phone reps should have known!  I myself had to call
> twice before
> they'd allow me to have one!  The second time I got a different rep and
> he allowed
> me to trade my One Touch II in for it!  It just goes to show that we
> need to stand
> up for what we need and want from these diabetes supply companies!  They
> need to get
> their stories straight and we need to insist they work for US!!
>
> And they SHOULD give us all a free meter!  Heck, we'll be paying PLENTY
> for the strips!!  and as a postscript, after I wrote this, I looked back
> in my chat room and found a message from yet another customer who called
> and was told there was no promotion like this!  So she went to the
> pharmacy and bought one for $62 and got a $65 rebate!  She not only gets
> one free (the hard way) but got paid 3 bucks by Lifescan!  GO FIGURE!!!!
>
> Melissa
>
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