Kentucky Grilled Chicken FAIL

If you haven’t heard about Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new grilled chicken or its recent promotion (backed by Oprah) where you can get a free grilled chicken meal, well, you’ve been hiding in a cave. They’re running tons of TV ads and the Internet is abuzz with the promotion as well.

KFC Grilled Chicken FAIL
KFC Grilled Chicken FAIL

So when you saturate American media with promises of free chicken, you migh expect that a lot of people are going to take you up on the offer. Apparently, though, KFC was unable to deliver on their promise to give out free chicken to anyone who printed off an online coupon.

Due to “overwhelming response”, KFC ended its free chicken promotion that was supposed to continue over the next few days. Instead, you can redeem you coupon for a raincheck that will let you get free chicken on another day in the future.

No word yet on what Oprah thinks of the “overwhelming response.” She’ll be delivering the commencement address at Duke University this year, and since we’re located just a couple of blocks away, we’ll try to ask her. Think we can get close?

Also, if you’re interested, here is the statement from the KFC president:
We are so sorry, but due to the overwhelming response to our FREE Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal coupon, we can no longer redeem the free coupon at this time. But we will honor our commitment to giving you a free Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal.

Please visit a participating KFC restaurant for a rain check form. Complete the form, attach your original coupon , and give it to the KFC restaurant manager or postmark per the form’s instructions, by May 19, 2009, and we’ll send you a rain check for your free Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal at a later date, plus a free Pepsi with our compliments. Your participating KFC restaurant will provide you with the form you need.

Please note that the redemption periods of the rain checks will vary. All other terms and conditions of the original free Kentucky Grilled Chicken coupon will apply.

Thank you for your understanding,
Roger Eaton

“This is the year to de-clutter your life!”

It’s a law in more than forty countries: when Oprah says something, you listen. And according to the Oprah.com homepage, “This is the year to de-clutter your life!” It’s a bold statement, but it’s an exciting one. Could this be the year that Americans finally get organized and clean up the clutter? I have my doubts, but one thing’s for sure – if anyone can make it happen, it’s Oprah.

To lead the spring cleaning revolution, organizational specialist Peter Walsh will be hosting a series of shows that will give viewers tips on how to reorganize and tidy up their homes. A native of Australia, Peter moved to America more than ten years ago to help companies trying to improve employee satisfaction and effectiveness. He has since founded PeterWalshDesign to help people successfully organize their personal space.

Peter is known for his step-by-step, no-nonsense approach to simplifying your life. He first emphasizes the importance of having an end goal in mind. Whether you are organizing your life or your entire family’s life, you have to focus and have a clear, concrete vision in mind. Once you can see the finish line, Peter helps you create a path to get there. Here are just a few of his suggestions that I have found particularly helpful:

More is not necessarily better. The good news is, with a trash bag, you can start in any room of the house. Have I used it in the six months? If the answer is no, it’s got to go.

Start with the “lazy clutter”. This is the stuff that doesn’t get organized because you’ve had too many other things going on. You don’t have time to keep it all together. Most of these things – old magazines, junk mail and other papers – are just plain old trash. Get rid of it.

When you get to things you need to save, go through them systematically and methodically. Balance what you need with the space you have. And if it’s someone else’s stuff, get it out of your house.

You have to fight time. We never have enough time in the day to get to all the things we need to accomplish. Setting aside time to organize is the hardest part of the entire process – but it has to be done!

I just wish I had a way to tell Oprah and Peter about shoeboxed.com. Time doesn’t HAVE to be an issue! We’ve started the website that you’ve always needed, but never knew existed – a site that automatically makes your life easier. If you don’t have enough time to track your purchases and get organized, enter your email address in the box below. For once, organization is about to get easy, and we’ll let you know as soon as it does.