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Weirdest Black Friday promo award goes to ....



TurkeyThe Deal Divas receive all the time bizarro pitches from PR hacks coveting you, dear reader. The New York podiatrist selling bunion salve. The promise of the latest, greatest online coupon site.

We try to shield you from the crap. But this one from JCPenney is too funny not to share.

JCPenney is encouraging "eager shoppers" to sign up online to receive "an energizing wake up call to their mobile phone to ensure they don't miss out on the store's best sales."

The audio says: "Good morning! It's time for the JCPenney after Thanksgiving sale. Doors open at 4 a.m. so this is your wake-up call, or if you will, your 'turkey call'."

Gobble gobble.

That's right, the message features "turkey noises." I'm not sure what sounds worse -- a turkey sound, or a marketer thinking that I'd want to kill my Turkey Day buzz with an early morning BRRIINNGGG...

-- Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:12pm]


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