Honey Science LLC Discontinuing Claims for Online Coupon Code Aggregation Service as NAD Began Inquiry
For Immediate Release
Contact: Abby Hills, Director of Communications, BBB National Programs
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New York, NY – July 21, 2020 – Honey Science LLC (Honey) informed the National Advertising Division (NAD) that, prior to the opening of NAD’s inquiry, it was in the process of discontinuing the express and implied claims brought in this challenge for business reasons. The advertiser’s claims, including the claim that it provides consumers with access to “every working code on the internet,” were challenged by RetailMeNot, Inc., provider of a competing online coupon code aggregation service.
The following claims served as the basis for NAD’s inquiry:
“With just a single click, Honey will find every working code on the internet and apply the best one to your cart.”
Without exception, Honey offers its users access to every single working promo code that is available on the internet – including codes offered on an exclusive basis by RetailMeNot.com or other online businesses.
Because Honey provides users with access to every working promo code on the internet, consumers need never look elsewhere to find separate, relevant codes.
The advertiser informed NAD in writing that, prior to the challenge, it was in the process of discontinuing the challenged claims for business reasons. Without an admission of wrongdoing, related to this challenge or otherwise, the advertiser agreed to permanently discontinue the challenged claims. Relying on the advertiser’s representations, NAD did not review these claims on the merits.
In its advertiser’s statement, Honey stated that it “appreciates the opportunity to participate in the self-regulatory process and thanks NAD for its time on this matter.”
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