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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Free Breakfast!

My sons are getting up early this morning to go to the Denny's "free Grand Slam breakfast" promotion today with their high school "crew" -- I predict chaos. Luckily, they've got a back-up plan to offer rain checks to people who can't get served.

What's your favorite story of free giveaways that ended up causing more hate and discontent than anything else?

Update 0559 04 Feb: It looks like they handled the rush without too many problems. My family had a really good time when they went.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free medical care for life offered by the military as a career incentive.

2/03/2009 6:14 AM

Anonymous ERFPandS said...

Not completely free, but Richmond, VA had $50 iBooks a few years ago. Kids got trampled, people hospitalized.

2/03/2009 8:30 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I say the WKRP Turkey Drop...


2/03/2009 9:51 AM

Blogger I R A Darth Aggie said...

And Denny's has slow enough service on "normal" days as is...

2/03/2009 10:39 AM

Blogger 630-738 said...

It's a stretch to compare the two, but I always smile when I think of the Pepsi contest many years ago when they had folks collecting caps for prizes, and they aired a very tongue in cheek commercial offering a free Harrier (yes, the VTOL jet) for collecting some ridiculous number of caps. They thought it funny until someone tried to redeem it after actually collecting the proper amount. What fun that was!

2/03/2009 11:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the humanity!! :P

2/03/2009 1:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took the day off to spend some time with the kiddos as they have the day off today. Went by Denny's just for fun...which we were definitely having in abundance as compared to the 100+ people in line around noon today.

Drove around the corner to the local IHOP and had way too many calories, but without a moment's delay.

BTW, IHOP was way busy. They owe a 'thank you' card to Denny's at a minimum.

2/03/2009 2:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beanie-Babies at MacDonalds. Free with purchase of a kids happy meal. Cat fights at the counter and tossed happy meals after the Beanie-Babies were safely retrieved.

2/03/2009 2:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not free but Denny's related. While at NPTU Ballston Spa(class 0503). The MARF crew getting of Swings went to the local Denny's. We had 53 sailors in Denny's. No one else there and we were still getting yelled at "Can you keep it quiet, its not like there are 50 of you."

My buddy who showed up late actually got all kinds of free food Mooching off everybody, I guess his plan worked.

2/03/2009 4:52 PM

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