One blogger gave it his all to get a free meal––only to be shot down on social media.
Campagne, a restaurant in Kilkenny, Ireland, received a note promising that "In exchange for a vegan meal for two (we would ideally like to try several items on the menu), we would be happy to provide significant online exposure on both or blogs and social media accounts."
That I don't know but if I was a betting man it probably is— campagne restaurant (@campagnekilkenn) September 19, 2017
Tell them you'd love to and "live tweet" them receiving the bill - gew on!— Lisa O Brien (@liobrien) September 20, 2017
Reply: “Sure, we would love to have you. Please send us your $1000 licensing fee to be able to take pictures and we will see you then!”— Josh Miller (@Deladus17) September 22, 2017
Would love to eat there, if you pay for my airfare I'll gladly post positive reviews.— joshua hascup (@THEJoshHascup) September 22, 2017
Wow... people actually write & send these emails, so brazen & just ridiculous 🙄— Carol @ Gin&Griddle (@GinandGriddle) September 19, 2017
This really embarrasses me as a food blogger. On behalf of the good ones I apologise.— DrPond🐝 (@MissPond) September 22, 2017
I'm a blogger and would never dare that is just embarassing! They give us a bad name whoever they are!— Jenna Hill (@JennaGreen4) September 20, 2017
I'll probably be in Kilkenny the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day. I may stop by now. Lol— Musky husky '91 (@Shammonz) September 22, 2017
To the bloggers who wrote this email, thanks! We all know about Campagne Restaurant in Kilkenny now. Great exposure. 😂— Louise (@SundayScript) September 22, 2017
Influencer Marketing does work... on another note, when I visit Ireland, I will be going for sure, my daughters are vegan and I eat meat!— Ana Pérez Mackenzie (@anaperezworld) September 22, 2017
Following on from this, my wife and I had a delightful experience there at the weekend. Please refund out bill in exchange for this tweet.— David Mussett (@DMussett) September 19, 2017
H/T - twitter