Complaint / review text:
Sport Illustrated (SI) is promoting via postal mail a "free NFL Day Jacket" valued at $254.49 for subscribing to the magazine. No NFL jacket exists!
No NFL jacket costs as much as $254.49! After speaking with management of NFL Shop.com, I learned these facts: the SI gift jacket does not exist in the NFL; there is no such thing as an NFL Game Day Jacket, period. The item depicted on this promo is a cheap, thin wind breaker that looks like it might have been fashionable in the 1960's, but not today. NFLShop.com has a wide variety of legitimate NFL jackets for sale and on sale that are way more stylish, do not require a magazine subscription, and cost just about the same for a much better product.
Sport Illustrated seems to believe consumers of NFL product are ignorant and do not know what is likely a scam, rip-off, or cheap ad promotional to sell its magazine. No one yet at NFL has confirmed that they have permitted Sport illustrated to use their NFL logo on this sham of the US public via US postal mail. Please be aware that it is easy to contact the NFLShop.com via phone and email. Their management will confirm what I have written here.
SI, however, refers consumers to a snail mail address for their "Consumer Affairs." Since I have never been a consumer of Sports Illustrated (and now never will be after this game), someone sold my home address and name to them. It was not NFLShop.com or the NFL itself. They do not sell their consumers' private information.
Again, there is no such item at the NFLshop.com as a "Game Day Jacket." The is no jacket for ANY NFL team that costs as much as $254.49. Therefore, Sports Illustrated's magazine subscription promotional is espousing untruths about NFL merchandise in order to sucker consumers into believing their are gettinga free official NFL Game Day Jacket (valued by SI at $254.49) for a $29.00 annual magazine subscription.
My concern is that the NFL itself has been misrepresented and so has its merchandixe; that US postal mail recipients of this bogus offer will believe that they are really getting something of value in exchange for their magazine subscription.
This is obviously untrue. Beware!