Did any of you moms or soon to be moms shop at Motherhood Maternity when you were pregnant? I did. When I went to buy my stuff they made me give them my address, height, weight, shoe size, top 10 favorite movie list, and tell them my most embarrasing moment. Ok, not really. But they made me give them all of my contact information with the promise that I was going to receive “free gifts” in the mail. Whatever.
Well, shortly after Tucker was born, I got an issue of the magazine “Parenting”. I just assumed it was a promo thing. The next month, they sent me another one and I again thought I would receive 3 issues or something. Well, yesterday I was looking at our bank statement online and there was a $20.00 charge from Parenting Magazine!!! I emailed their customer service immediately, telling them that I NEVER subscribed to their magazine. I received an email this morning saying that they are going to reimburse me the $20.00. Um, you won’t get off that easily. I emailed the guy back (which I’m sure I won’t receive a response) asking him how he got my information and how disappointed I was with the situation.
Motherhood Maternity and Babies R Us are the only companies I can think of who would have my contact information and my credit card information. Can you believe that??!! That companies can do that kind of thing. I almost didn’t catch it on our bank statement.
So, if any of you have received this magazine, check your bank statement to be sure you weren’t charged for something you never even wanted. I’ll let you know if I hear anything back from Parenting.