This contest is now over and the winner is Nora G. Congratulations!
Fashion Hippo partnered with American Express to participate in savvy shopper online shopping program. This program is intended to educate online shoppers on how they can stay smart online.
As part of the program, American Express will award one of our lucky reader $250 worth merchandise or a gift card. You’ll have an option to pick a gift card from participating retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Zappos, or pick from a selection of merchandise.
We’ve all had a shopping regret, a purchase that didn’t make sense, no matter how great of a deal it was. I’d like to kick off this contest by sharing mine.
My biggest shopping regret was a rushed purchase. It was a Botkier butter-soft leather shoulder handbag which retailed for $495, and which I snagged for $200, more than 50% off. It wasn’t easy and I had to be online at the precise time the sale started and act quick. I did just that, but in all of the excitement, overlooked there was zero return policy.
When the bag arrived, it was great quality, but it wasn’t the right size, and way too big to compliment my petite figure. Sadly, since I couldn’t wear it nor return it, at the end of the day, it wasn’t a great deal. I eventually sold the bag on Ebay, but for less than what I paid for it and after investing the time into creating a listing, paying the fees, and shipping it to the buyer.
In short, I could have easily avoided this, by either researching the sizing better before purchasing the bag. Or had Amex’s shopper protection benefits to return the bag and just get my money back.
Now it is your turn to share your biggest shopping regret and win $250 in gift card or merchandise from American Express through Membership Rewards Partners. (This contest is open to US residents only).
What do you have to do?
1. In the comment section, please share your biggest or most entertaining “Shopping Regret”.
2. Sign up for a free Fashion Hippo Newsletter.
3. Like Fashion Hippo on Facebook or Stumble this giveaway (if you have SU account)
The giveaway will run until Dec. 5th, 2011 11:59 PM PST. All entries must be submitted by then. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Dec. 10th (we will be reviewing and nominating the best entry during this window).
The winner must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us your mailing address. The AMEX gift card will be traveling to your doorsteps shortly accompanied by one year of Premium Return Protection enrollment details.