Pink diet patch: marketing cute to get sales

Beauty in Seattle on 16 Feb 2008 at 4:32pm

The overtly cute marketing caught my attention for weight control patch called the Pink Diet Patch.  The Pink Diet Patch is marketed to younger women looking to lose weight discretely with the application of an herbal pink patch.

Pink Diet patch ad

What's in the Pink patch? A strange brew. Fucus Vesiculosus (a seaweed), 5-HTP (a neurotransmitter), Guarana (a source of caffeine for some soft drinks), Zinc Pyruvate, Yerba Mate, Flaxseed Oil, Lecithin, L-Carnitine.  

I can't say anything about the efficacy, but it's really irksome to see their promotional materials using incredibly skinny models and statements that it can work miracles far beyond dropping pounds:

Don't pretend you don't know about the tragedies that can befall women later in life. Protect yourself and be one less victim! Put on the Pink Patch, and you can reduce your chances of getting breast and ovarian cancers, boost your immune system, and cleanse your liver and kidneys. That's it! That's all you have to do. That's Pretty with Pink

Does this bother anyone else or do I need to take a chill patch?


UPDATE, PLEASE READ!  I've received a ton of requests (below) to cancel your Pink Patch order.  As mentioned, I have NO AFFILIATION with the PInk Patch company.  Here is contact information I've found online for contacting Pink Patch.  I welcome updates or suggestions on better contacts

PINK PATCH UK:
Company Number: 5294475 Registered in England & Wales
Registered Office: Cherrytree (Suite 2) Union Road Nether Edge Sheffield S11 9EF
Customer Service Number: 0845 603 6469
Customer Service Email: customercare@thepinkpatch.co.uk
Customer Service Address: The Pink Patch PO Box 99 Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6SN

PINK PATCH US:

1-866-468-3300
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 6 PM EST

The Pink Patch
500 Bic Drive
Bldg #4 Ground Floor
Milford, CT 06461

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Hi i found the pop up for the pink patch on the side of facebook feeling really pleased that i found a away to lose weight aswel as eating right without any really hard work, i told my boyfriend as soon as i brough it being really pleased with myself and he looked it up and found a link at The Beauty Brains after reading it i was very worried and still am to this day, please girls if you want to lose weight save your money and go for a jog of a morning and do 50 sit ups a day losing weight is never as simple and stickin on a patch, Also they dont tell you what is inside of these patches they just say herble, and i didnt notice that as i was still to pleased with myself lol, dont be as silly as me as waste your money, and i am saying this without even trying the patch yet, but i know as soon as it comes through my door it will be going in my bin after what i have read about it

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I would like to cancell my subscription to the pink patch as i will not be able to afford the monthly debit being taken from my account.My order # is 1280964. Thank you. Dana Gresham
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please i need my pinkpatch cancelled
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It doesn't work!!! Waste of money!!! I have been on it for about a month & I do not feel any different. I'm still hungry & have cravings, probably more now than before. Spend the money you would be wasting on these patches & get a gym membership.
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Does Pink Patch really work??I just don't want to use it if it doesn't work..
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Hey Ladies, Relax!!! I'm not sure if the pink patch works or not, but i did order it and thet gor frightened that it may have any side effects and decided to cancel it. CANCELING is really EASY!!! If you go to their website all the way to the bottom on the right is a little link that says "contact us" and a pop up window will appear where you find all the info and their contact number is an 866 area code which is a toll free call. Just in case you can't find it this is what you need to cancel. Good Luck! Please call us toll free at 1-866-468-3300 Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM EST Our customer staff will be pleased to assist you with: order status, autoship status and/or cancellations, monthly specials, re-orders and product information and any other inquires that you may have. Return/Refund Policy: If at any time within 30-days of placing your order you are not completely satisfied with your product, please send back the used and unused portions along with a note explaining why you are returning the product. A refund will be issued for the full cost of the product (less shipping and handling). Please be sure to include your full name, billing address and product order number. Allow 10-15 days to receive your refund from the date the product is received back at our fulfillment center. Note: product sent back as "RETURN TO SENDER", will not qualify for a refund. Send Returns to: The Pink Patch 500 Bic Drive Bldg #4 Ground Floor Milford, CT 06461
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Hi normally take phentermine tablets but today I have started wearing the pink patch, it must do something though not as good as phentermine tablets I will persevere with it, I mean if you got cosmetic surgery you would have to pay for it and I tend to like the options the drs don't agree with anyway because they are usually faster weight loss I mean thats why people do these things for fast weight loss what good is a pound a week weight loss to anyone ha ha so come on pink patch show me what your made of.
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I have cancelled my order by calling... 08456036469
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I tried your pink patch and it did not work for me. please cancel my membership thank you
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please cancel any deliveries of pink patches to me i have lost no weight at all764
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OMG help me! I thought this would be a good product as im a over weight 15 year old :( & i thought great i'll order, pay the P+P and then cancel straight away. Now i'm reading more and more into it and theres no cancellation bit on the site! & its an 0845 number!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't afford that! What if it takes all my money thats left in my savings account :( Help Pls?
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hii...please can you tell me if you cancelled it...and how exactly you did it ? thanx cooment bk lv tash xxxxx
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Hahahahahah, I find it HILARIOUS that all of these people are trying to cancel through this site... do they not remember how they got to this site in the first place and that it's not the place to cancel? I have to say that if those people can't handle simple tasks such as find the pink patch website where they bought it from I wouldn't be surprised that they aren't satified with a product which they probably are not using right anyways. (Come on it's not exactly like you've proved your intelligence by trying to cancel on a blog that says a zillion times its not the place to cancel) I've read up on possible con's of using the Pink Patch but there are side-effects and bad points to everything in life in my opinion. I'm trying it now and enjoy feeling no cravings and generally quite happy and would recommend the patch to people who just want to try something different.
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My paperwork says that you will send me a 1 month supply, 14 days after you ship the free trial supply. I DON'T WANT IT. CANCEL THE ORDER. The paperwork included with the trial said to email customercare@thepinkpatch.com and you will NOT charge my account or send me the 1 month supply. I don't think the product is for me. I am still hungry, nothing changed at all. I do not want any more of your product. If you indeed send more and bill my account, I will refuse shipment and dispute the charge. I know how mail order stuff works and I was stupid to do it in the first place. Nothing good ever comes out of mail order products. You people, at will, take it upon yourselves to keep shipping even when an order was cancelled. PLEASE DO NOT SHIP OR CHARGE MY ACCOUNT FOR ANYTHING ELSE.
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I am unhappy with this stupid patch! I want to cancel my order! It fell off 3 times today and now i lost it and i dont want anymore patches and dont you dare bill my credit card! Editor note: PLEASE read the posts above providing proper contact information for the Pink Patch. This website and blog have no affiliation whatsoever with the diet patch company. We cannot assist you in cancellations or refunds.
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Why are so many people trying to cancel their shipments through this site?! Are they not reading through to know this is a blog? I hate to think so many people are that ignorant. I really don't mean to be rude, but it's actually scary to me. I hope you all figure it out and are able to cancel your subscriptions before you get charged.
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they aren't trying to cancel, if you read the above posts you will see they are merely putting their copy of what they sent to the company to stop the subscription of further patches, as people have been asking for advice on how to cancel.
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how do you cancel it? please i have had it for 2 months and did nothin and told my dad it would only be a one of payment :/ thank you
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I tried the Patch. It did nothing for me. Please cancel any further shipments. I didn't have any results from wearing it. But, Thanks for letting me try it. Customer# 789813 Order# NIC1009254 Editor note: PLEASE read the posts above providing proper contact information for the Pink Patch. This website and blog have no affiliation whatsoever with the diet patch company. We cannot assist you in cancellations or refunds
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Please cancel any further orders. I do not want my credit card used to order more of this product. Thank you, Rebecca Farmer
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ship date = 03/26/2008 customer number =778824 order number =nic986866 I was wondering what is needed for me to do in order to receive more pink patches ? Editor note: RealSelf does not have any affiliation with Pink Patches. Please contact the pink patch company directly for any refunds.
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i have been using the pink patch for a week now and i love it... I started dieting about a month ago but nothing was happening. I was 140 lbs and am 5'5. With the help of the pink patch i am down to 131 and doing great.. I have already had about 3 people notice the difference.. I guess everyone is different but it def. works for me :)
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Please discontinue my subscription to the pink patch. I did not care for this product. thank you trena peppers
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Hi, I'm fat lazy bitch, I eat cheeseburgers, donuts all day long and do no exercise, I;ve absolutely no idea why I'm fat! anyone have a clue? Anyway, I've discovered a new diet, its called the SHIT DIET. you know the saying, "you are what you eat," well its like that but in reverse, its "you eat what you are!" I do a shit into a bowl and then I eat it! It makes you vomit and you automatically lose your appetite for days. I've lost 10 lbs in 4 days! Try it girls!! IT WORKS!!
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To whom it may concern, I tried your pink patch and it did not work for me, so I want to cancel my membership. I know that not everyone can have the results that your product offered and I am one of those people. Thank you for caanceling my membership and the best of luck to you with your other customers! Sincerely, Darla Havnar Customer Number: 783220 Order Number: NIC995205 Editor note:RealSelf.com has no affiliation with Pink Patch. Please see above posts that offer proper contact information for the company
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