OK, so now with the economy being as unstable as it is, those who don't know the Gosselins think this is a great radio promo for the upcoming Holidays: "I'm already putting stuff on layaway". First because we didn't know that layaway even existed anymore, and second, its Kmart. It sounds great for those that cant afford to pay for the hot toys right now..right? That and your guaranteed to have it even if it sells out for Christmas. Also it gives K-Mart a boost for their sagging sales! A win-win situation!
But see its Kate Gosselin saying the promo. You can listen to it in my previous post HERE. A year ago she would have been the PERFECT spokesperson for Kmart's new layaway push. Since this is shaping up to be the worst Holiday season for spending, stores are in a panic. (My favorite store Linens-And-Things is the latest company to go bankrupt and close its doors.) So Kmart sees this new hit show, hires Kate and the blogs are once again in a tizzy. Kate has money now, how DARE she be promoting what only the POOR normally do? But see that's the point. People have lost so much money even the rich are thinking about doing things they never would have done. How do you think they STAY rich? And for that matter, just because Kate has money now, why isn't she ALLOWED to budget, save, brown-bag whatever..Because she is duping you to BELIEVE shes poor? No. Shes just not letting you nosy people know her business and rightfully so. The Kate Hate Debate will always lie (and I say that loosely) with the fact that shes no longer relateable. She needs to stay poor and humble. Not get freebies others only dream of. Jealousy and bitterness now seethes through computers. Just read GWOP.
My big problem IS the fact that my kids now love the show. But SUPER FAN Baby Mama, how is that bad? (lol) Well, now every stinkin thing those kids get my kids now want. And Ive bought it too. EMTanners shirts? Got 2. The plates with the names on them? yep. the Kate calendar? yep. And now on to more kids related stuff. My daughter now wants the Rose Petal Cottage! And everyone wants those Tonka Bounce Back Racers...and V-Tech?? Well lets just say we didn't really know the deal with those until the show... Now they want it all! But that's good for the retailers. They gave the boys only what, 3 to fight over and now those 3 trucks will generate $$$$ in sales. So was it worth it for both Tonka and Jon & Kate? Absolutely. Does it suck for us? Of course, but I don't mind. Only the bitter jealous trolls do ;) But back to poor Kmart. Will this help the store or hurt them? We will have the answer January 1st.
Jon & Kate Score Ratings BOOST After CNN
Via USA Today.....Sorry trolls. I guess it goes to show you that any publicity is good publicity and it shows. Thank you Jon and Kate for truly not responding to trash media and keep your heads high. And your wallets higher since I will now follow you for loose bills (lol)
•Cable highs. Hitting series highs: TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 (3.2 million viewers Monday), and the third-season opener of Nickelodeon's Naked Brothers Band (4 million Saturday).