"Catmandy (Sheryl)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Anyone here a member of "Cooking Club of America"? I got mail from
> them today.
> My first thought was "Sounds like a scam". But it's "only" $1 a month.
> Of course, I'd want to pay that all in one lump sum, last thing I need
> to have to do is remember to pay another monthly bill! $12/year, you
> get a monthly magazine, $100 worth of coupons for groceries, and if
> you test any of their products, you get to keep them and just send
> back a survey. I know someone who claims she got a set of pots for
> free, and a few other items, from them.
> At any rate, part of me is wondering "If it sounds too good to be
> true, it probably is" and part of me is thinking "maybe it's not a
> scam. Free stuff is free stuff".
> The mailing they sent is high on hype--lots of great buzz words they
> hope will hook you but there's not a lot of detail and I know that's
> So if anyone has any experience with this "club", would like to hear
> about it.
I bit a couple of years ago. The mag is bi-monthly, 6 a year, and they tell
you you can try things for them. I've done a few....they send coupons for
food items free, you make them and rate them. So far I haven't been asked
about any of the 'good' things.....mixers, bowls, ovens, etc. It's so-so on
the recipes. Similar in type to Taste of Home, which in my opinion, is
superior to CCA. Also, if you take one of those, you get ads to 'join' all
their 'sister' clubs, Hunting, Handyman, etc.