• Report: #724292

Complaint Review: TOTINO's PIZZA

  • Submitted: Sun, May 01, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, May 01, 2011

  • Reported By: ConsumerAdvocate — Pennsylvania United States of America
Minneapolis,MN Internet United States of America


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I bought a box of TOTINO's pizza and other PRODUCTS from GENERAL MILLS at Wallmart which states on the box "FREE REDBOX 1 NIGHT MOVIE RENTAL when you buy a Party Pizza and 40CT o PIZZA ROLLS.   You then are given what seems to be SIMPLE INSTRUCTION on the outsie of the box making you BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE RENTAL.   However, when you bring the boxes home and open the box to get the codes from the inside of the box, the LONG SERIES OF 3 CODES ARE STAMPED ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOX VERY LIGHTLY and are UNREADABLE.  SOME OF THE SAMPINGS ARE EVEN STAMPED SLANTED AND UNREADABLE, MAKING IT TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO READ ANYTHING.  
FURTHER, that is not even the best part of the SCAM, Here is the totally part of the the OUTRAGOUS SCAM.  The innocent consumer is sent to a website which FIRST ASKS FOR ALL THEIR INFORMATION, NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, BIRTH DATES, EMAIL ADDRESS, and so much information before you can even put in the codes.   After filling in and agreeing to all their terms, where they already collected the INNOCENT CONSUMERS Infomration and you are now on file, then THEN TAKE YOU TO FILL IN THE CODES from the boxes.   
ONCE THE CONSUMER gets to the entry of the codes and filles it in, IT ALWAYS SAYS, INVALID CODE.   You then are forced to try to read the codes, try an infiniate number of choices and spend countless time to get the FREE MOVIE RENTAL THAT WAS ADVERTISED.  In the end, you REALIZE YOU CANT GET THE MOVIE AND JUST GIVE UP. 
To make sure I was not being unreasonable, I asked 10 other people to try to enter the codes, even gave the boxes to a friend and told them to get it.  NOBODY COULD GET IT. 
Most INNOCENT CONSUMERS then give up and throw out the boxes, the company never pays a DIME for the rentals to redbox, and the company, GENERAL MILLS TOTINO's pizza now has all your consumer information FOR FREE and you WIN NOTHING.
THIS IS A TOTALLY OUTRAGOUS SCAM from a large company who can potentially be liable, legally, for the deceptive scam that they are running.
In the end, I WILL NEVER BUY TOTINO's PIZZA AGAIN, nor, will I believe their FALSE ADVERTISING POLICY and FALSE WINNING POLICY which they are scamming people who are innocent.
Normally, I would not take the time, like most people to even write a report over a $1 movie rental, however, if nobody does, then nobody represents all the innocent consumers that have been harmed and scammed from this large and deceptive manipulative fraud running SCAM company. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/01/2011 01:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/TOTINOs-PIZZA/internet/TOTINOs-PIZZA-TOTINOSREDBOXFAMILYNIGHTCOM-TOTINO-PIZZA-FREE-MOVIE-REDBOX-RENTAL-FREE-RED-724292. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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