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Online Spices - Bay Leaves - McCormick Challenged by Cartoon Duck
Online spices seller DollaraDayGourmet.com's comic strip character Pate the Duck is being used to promote a taste test challenge between the website & retail giant McCormick.
Visitors merely need to click on the spice of their choice from a selection of 16 and request a sample, and while supplies last, Dollar a Day Gourmet will snail mail a half ounce sample of the selected spice for evaluation. The promotion runs through July 4th 2010, or as long as supplies last. As soon as they are gone, the website offering will be taken down. Your mailing name and address is only asked for AFTER you get confirmation that your requested spice still has samples available.
Product-wise, by comparison, McCormick Bay Leaves popular 0.18 oz size is priced at $6.29, or $34.94 an ounce (priced as of 2010/06/29, Shop Rite, Bay Shore, NY 11729)
"We don't EVEN need to make jokes about this. All we can figure is, those must be some GOOOOOOOD Bay Leaves. We do admit there has been much humorous speculation on why McCormick can justify $559.04 a pound for its bay leaves. I mean, when you look at it a different way, the average American salary 2 years ago was about 41K with a weekly take home pay after all deductions of approximately $650. At least one of the budget meals we feature for the site uses a bay leaf or two and if you use McCormick, the bay leaves can wind up being the most expensive ingredient, which is sort of a chuckle also. Mind you, we LOVE McCormick, but we offer an economy alternative."
"The free samples promotion? It's as simple as possible. We put it right in your face and you just click the link with the name of the spice of your choice and it formats an email to us for you asking for the sample. We don't ask for your snail mail address until we CONFIRM that we still have samples available of that spice available. If not, we'll ask you to make another selection.
"Just consider, if these were McCormick bay leaves? You'd be getting a free sample worth 17 dollars at today's retail price. Whether or not they ARE as good? Well, we're biased, so we're giving them away so YOU can decide for free. Can't beat that with a cinnamon stick."
Join the taste test challenge right now at http://www.dollaradaygourmet.com/
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