Last November, we wrote about Somnapure, and how the product was being marketed with the every-shady “free trial” offer. Here we are seven months later, and the product is still being advertised in full force, often by Peaklife.com. For this reason, we have decided to give Peaklife.com the once over with a full review.
Peaklife.com has been advertising rather heavily lately. One such ad, seen on sites such as AOL.com, offers “The secret to stay asleep all night” or “A life changing sleep remedy” or “One weird trick to stay asleep all night.” These headlines scream affiliate marketing, and ripoff! Virtually every ad for the past three years that has boasted a “trick” is nothing more than an affiliate marketer trying to turn a quick buck from free trial offers. Read more about the “Simple Trick” ads here. The ads in question today actually have “Peaklife.com” in small type in the ad, yet clicking it will send you to health-hints.com. This, in turn, will send you to peaklife.com. In other words, an affiliate is most likely advertising peaklife.com products.
The article we wrote last November warned of Somnapure’s “free trial” offer which would hit the consumer’s credit card if they didn’t cancel their trial period quickly enough. The basic points of that article are:
- If you forget to cancel, they’ll hit you hard
- Free trial offers are often a very short time frame
- Canceling or getting a refund requires a frustrating phone call
- Somnapure has bad reviews
- Heavy advertising campaigns by affiliates
- If you look at the ingredients, you’ll find that the main ingredient of Somnapure is Valerian root extract, which is an inexpensive herb.
Be sure to read the full article for more info.
Let’s take a look at peaklife.com and their “free trial” little closer. You pay $2.99 for a “free” sample, which also enrolls you in their “auto-ship” program. Their terms state that you have 18 days from the time you order to cancel this program, or you will be charged for their “auto-ship” program called the “Easy Sleep Program.” This will hit your credit card $69.99 plus $4.99 shipping automatically for a 30-day supply, and will do so every month until you cancel. You must call them in order to cancel this program, and this writer has heard first-hand stories of difficulties in reaching a customer service representative.
The products available at peaklife.com, as of this writing, are Somnapure, Heart First, Focus Well, Puritea, and The Sleep Guide.
We’ve seen these “free trial” offers go wrong far too many times to recommend Peaklife.com or Somnapure. In fact, we’ve been exposing “free trial” scams for over 3 years now, going back to the ubiquitous acai berry “free trials” of early 2009.
If you want some herbal aids for sleep, head to your local supplement store and see what they have in stock. At least you can buy it and not worry about a rogue $70 charge three weeks later.
Be sure to carefully browse forums such as this one at pisssedconsumer.com which will yield pages of angry complaints by real consumers, not the glowing reviews you’ll find on peaklife.com.
Have you had an experience with Peaklife.com or Somnapure? We’d like to hear from you in the comments below.
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