Marketing Morons at Webkinz, Groupon, and Living Social

What Marketing moron at Webkinz.com decided that it was corporately responsible to sell Groupon or Living Social banner advertising on Webkinz.com so that my daughter could provide her email address?

Dear sirs,
What marketing moron at Webkinz.com decided that it was corporately responsible to sell Groupon or Living Social banner advertising with Webkinz.com so that my six year old daughter could click on their link and register her email address and provide the city where she lives? What type of Corporate responsibility is Webkinz displaying by providing links to the outside where by 6 year olds can click and give out an email address? Are you kidding me? This morning she received an offer for Microderm abrasion! I tweeted this yesterday, but I’m REALLY angry now. Your website should be a protected environment. We’re allowing our children to be on your website by purchasing a ridiculous animal that has a year long life span, thus a subscription for a safe environment online.
In a reply tweet from @Living Social they let me know that they have “great family deals”. Okay, so I guess that email this morning that suggests she can buy microderm abrasion for $60 (a 52% SAVINGS) is really targeted advertising….sure, we’ll charge you 50% of the revenue we’ve collected because we’re sending your deal out to 50,000,000 registered Webkinz children. Absolutely revolting and predatory.
#Fail on your business.

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