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Crowd Cow’s ‘$100 of Free Meat’

As a reader put it, it's only "free" if you first spend money.

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Crowd Cow’s ‘$100 of Free Meat’

Subscription-based meat and seafood delivery service Crowd Cow advertises that consumers can get “$100 of free meat,” perfect for the Liz Lemon on your holiday shopping list.

But there’s a porterhouse-sized catch, hidden in the fine print of the free meat promotion page:

$100 offer is based on a total discount applied over the first 10 orders with savings of $10 on each order. All ten orders have a minimum requirement of $99.01.

Translation: The free meat is spread out over 10 orders and you have to pay a minimum of $999 to get the full advertised amount. Or, as the reader who alerted us to the promotion put it:

It’s only “free” if you first spend money with them on each order. It’s simply a 10% coupon.

But “10% off” isn’t as mouthwatering as “$100 of free meat.”

The fine print also notes that the offer is only available to new subscribers and that “free shipping” is limited to orders over $99.


Find more of our coverage on fine print here.

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