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Posted Fri February 3, 2012 2:58 pm, by Mack I. written to IHOP

Write a Letter to this Company

My wife and I bought 30 Attraction's books for 2012.
We always buy a lot of them each year and normally save about $4,000.00 at year's end, and that's after deducting the cost of the books. It also helps a church/school where we buy them.
These days it's all about greed, so I don't know why I'm always surprised when a business does something stupid like IHOP.
When we went to IHOP, 1/30/12, and saw a sign on the door that said IHOP has stopped
accepting Attraction coupons,
we stepped back out of the way as a couple and three teenage kids came bursting out of the restaurant: they were livid.
They were talking about IHOP not taking the coupons and I've never
seen 5 people that mad before.
I wonder how much more IHOP lost by stopping accepting these coupons compared to them leaving it the way it was and accepting them.
We've eaten there for decades , before IHOP
put their coupons in the Attractions books,
but you can carve it in stone:
IHOP can take their coupons and stick them
where the 'sun don't shine.'


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by Batman Posted Tue February 21, 2012 @ 12:02 AM

You said: "IHOP can take their coupons and stick them
where the 'sun don't shine.'"
Apparently they did.
So sorry. I find that dishonest, and their problem, not yours'. I'd be
angry too.

by sarahsmile Posted Tue February 14, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

them but I rarely remember to use the coupons. I buy them because they
help the school.

by cissy Posted Wed February 8, 2012 @ 2:01 PM

It's a tax deduction, if a registered charity. You still win!!


No, it's not a tax deduction by RedheadwGlasses Tue February 14, 2012 @ 8:15 AM

by MA Bellamy Posted Wed February 8, 2012 @ 1:28 PM

And yet here you are.

Telling them to stick it where the sun don't shine.

Over a coupon.



Oh, and... by MA Bellamy Wed February 8, 2012 @ 1:30 PM

Enuff to tell me IHop is wrong by Batman Tue February 21, 2012 @ 12:01 AM
by jacal Posted Tue February 7, 2012 @ 8:25 PM

I never eat at IHOP for breakfast, it's too expensive, I can get two
eggs, home fries, and toast with free coffee (and refills) for $2.75
at my local diner, or three delicious pancakes with free coffee for
the same price. I just laugh when I see people waiting on line for one
hour to get into IHOP, just to get ripped off with high prices, when
that local diner with excellent prices and service is just a few
minutes away from IHOP.


i prefer waffle house myself - plus we have a discount card for it, from one of those school fundraisers by PepperElf Fri February 10, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

by PepperElf Posted Mon February 6, 2012 @ 2:06 PM

"couple and three teenage kids came bursting out of the restaurant:
they were livid."

I guess they didn't bother reading the sign.


by Casmly Posted Sat February 4, 2012 @ 11:17 PM

I don't know what the "attraction" book is specifically, but I know
that I had issues with a coupon book recently. I too purchased it
through a local school. It was $20 and I purchased it because of a
few restaurants I frequent. The second time we went to use a coupon
out of it, we were informed that the establishment wasn't accepting
the coupons. Apparently, the makers of the coupon book had neglected
to ask the restaurant owner if they wanted to re-up, they simply
reused coupons from the previous year. Definitely disappointing, but
also not the restaurant's fault.

I bet that either something similar to the above happened in your case
as well, or perhaps it's as another poster suggested. Maybe you would
like to ask before getting upset with the restaurant.


by PepperElf Posted Thu February 9, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

i mean issuing coupons without permission from the business I would
assume is illegal.

We have something similar here, a card worth discounts at several
local establishments from a donation my BF made to the local school.
Although the card says 2011 it's good until April or August (an A
month I think) 2012.

Still, we make a point of asking first before we use it. just in case
something changed etc.


by Bill R. Posted Fri February 3, 2012 @ 7:29 PM

Some IHOP's are operated as a Franchise and others... not so much.
I have to wonder if the property participation agreement was for all
IHOP's, just a certain franchise are a specific location. Then you
have to wonder which category this particular fell into.
I would hazard a guess that this particular operation was overrun with
folks using these coupons and felt that without some barriers to use (
certain day, certain hours, certain menu items etc. ) they had more to
gain by not taking them.
A business decision with a sign. Can't beat it.


Franchised or not, IHOP Corporate should..... by douggieboy Wed February 8, 2012 @ 3:31 AM
by Steve OH (IO) Posted Fri February 3, 2012 @ 3:46 PM

bothered to read the sign on the door. Maybe the other family was
upset because they had already eaten and had to pay full price for
their meals.


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