Active Promotions

We currently have the following promotions active and running:

Artistic Creations

We would not want to live in a world without art, no matter how many tins of fish it had in it. We are artists ourselves, as well. And we have lots of tins of fish. These factors, in constant proximity to each other, led us to an idea. Let’s support by acting as a kind of a hub for the kind of art that goes with tinned fish.

This is the deal, the program, our offer to all:

If you are an artist or craftsperson who makes things that you think lovers of tinned fish would want to purchase, please let us know. We will purchase your creation outright, at full retail, if we can pay you with a Gift Card that can be used here in our shop.

*with the caveat that we are not guaranteeing we will buy anything and everything at any price. but if we agree that a lover of tinned fish somewhere might be interested in buying it for the price you’re asking, and you’re willing to barter it for store credit, we probably have a deal.

Team ’dines

  1. Pick your favorite tin of sardines (or anything really), tell us you’re going to try to turn a non-sardine-eating friend on to how good they are, and if you pay for one tin we will ship you that tin and also a second, free tin of the same kind, for your friend to try.
  2. Then, IF you shoot some social media / website suitable video of your hesitant friend and you eating the tins together and both agree to let us use it, we’ll let your friend pick the next two tins and we’ll BOGO that pair, as well, as a no further strings attached reward.

    We’ve noticed two themes running through the population: 1) a huge number of people are interested and genuinely want to try tinned fish but they don’t know how to start, and 2) an astonishing number of people who already eat tinned fish think that they’re alone in their enjoyment. We’d like to bring these two themes together into a song of community.

Product Review Credit

If you have an account created and you leave a review that would help someone else decide between products, for just about any tin you have purchased here, we will give you $5 in store credit for each review. If you purchased items before creating an account, let us know after you have created the account and we can tie that order into the account history. And if you left reviews prior to the start of this offer, just let us know, it is retroactive. Offer does not apply to items whose purchase price is $5 or below, natch. If you buy the same product more than once, the system will allow you to review it more than once, but only one credit will be given per person-product pairing. Store credit cannot be used for shipping charges.

Your time and your singular way of speaking about things have value, and things with value should be recognized. We find it offensive when for-profit businesses ask others to generate content without compensation or recognition.

Correcting Errors Credit

If you find a mistake on our website and let us know about it, we will give you $5 in store credit.

We hate mistakes, and we recognize that we are imperfect. One of our mantras is: continuous incremental improvement.

Dan’s Den of Dented Delights

We get a lot of deliveries of a lot of tins from a lot of different places, and inevitably in the course of shipping and receiving so many tins a small percentage (which is still a fairly significant number) end up with slight cosmetic defects. Sometimes the outer box/wrapper is smooshed, or torn or otherwise less-than-perfect. Sometimes there are indentations to the tins that are too slight to present any problems but too great to justify charging full price. We eat a lot of these. Literally. Or use them for samples or photos. But even then there’s a surplus. If you’re interested in some bargain tins, just ask for our current list of items from Dan’s Den of Dented Delights and we’ll send you the list of what’s on hand. Please only ask by putting a note in the Order Notes text box when you place an order.

& More

We also have promotions for existing customers. You’ll see a special offer we share only with returning customers. Repeat customers get small “thank you” gifts in their orders. And we’ve solved the problem of “What extra special lagniappe do you give to the customer who has everything?” The otherwise unobtainable, of course.

The philosophical underpinnings of our offers are that we do pretty much everything with intention, and we have decided that we won’t do anything designed to trick customers into buying or buying more than they wanted.

We don’t send nag emails when you leave your cart, we don’t end prices in .99, we don’t run “flash” sales (or sales of any kind), we don’t do anything to create a false sense of urgency, to name a few.

The hidden price of most sales and promotions is often service (an umbrella term for a legion of things including but not limited to responsiveness, order accuracy, ease of communication, breadth of inventory, depth of inventory, support both prior to and after the sale), or something you can’t see, like how employees are being treated.