Direct Alternatives - Final Trim
I heard an infomercial on the radio (WAPE 95.1) about a weight loss free trial.You were asked to call their number (1-800-665-7651.
Once I called, an automated machine tells you about the product and indicates that just for trying you'll received a $80.00 value gift card from either Walmart or Target. The automated systems guides you through the steps and advise you that you'll be charged $7.95 S&H for a 30 days supply and in order to get the $80.00 gift card you have to buy a subscription for a program called HomePlay. The initial amount is $1.95 and after the trial period you 'll be charged $29.95 monthly for the subscription.
I received the 30 days supply of Final Trim and days later a letter from HomePlay confirming the subscription.
The problem is that the free gift HomePlay offers is not the $80.00 but 4 $10.00 gift cards with different time frames to be used between January and December 2013 (the first one JANUARY to MARCH has already expired); which you have to submit a form every three months in order to get them. I called the Direct Alternatives phone number and asked about the $80.00 gift card as advertised and the only answer from the operator was "you need to call the company offering it, which is HomePlay".
I contacted HomePlay via email and no response was given.Really disapointed.
Monetary Loss: $12.