I got an email today that said I may qualify for a free One Touch Ultra Mini meter and asked for a bunch of information related to my diabetes. The offer was, I think, from LifeScan, and came through Diabetic Connect, so I trusted it and filled it out.
Most of the offers I see for free medical equipment and supplies are aimed at Medicare recipients, but this particular offer made no such restriction, and when my response to the "De you have Medicare" question was "No," it went on to ask what insurance I did have.
After having competed and submitted the form, a couple of things in particular bothered me:
1. At one point, the offer said that if I qualified, I'd be sent an email with the coupon for the meter; however, it also asked for my mail address to send the meter to. This leads me to doubt their competence.
2. How ethical is it for this or any other company to require all this information to see if I meet a qualification they don't identify?
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