Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Going Nuts for Free Stuff
We went one year to the 7-11 event and they didn't even give you a lid! Plus, I spent a boatload in snacks while there. 7-11 knows what they're doing. Just gotta reel the people in.
How about the crazy people that stood in line at Buffalo Wild Wings for hours in the cold during their grand opening hoping to get 6 free wings a week for a year? You're saving $6 a week but how much are you spending on the drinks and other food when you go?
I'm all about getting a good deal but all this borderlines on ridiculous! I am very happy for those people who seriously can't afford to drop a buck or two on occasional slurpees. I'm sure the indulgence was a welcome treat. And kids, you go ahead and bike up there 5 times if you want on July 11th, but adults I ask don't you know any better? Go ahead and get your one freebie, but anything after that and you just look like a cheap glutton. And think about the other 999 people that might be wanting a free slurpee at the 7-11 too.
Me personally I usually steer way clear of any place claiming free, free food, free concert series, free movies, you get my drift. Free just too often seems to bring out the freak in people and try to avoid that if at all possible. I'm sure there are many events/items that are awesome that are indeed free but it sure seems like there is often some sort of opportunity cost involved that makes me leery of the whole free scene.
Am I crazy here? Am I really missing out on some primo deals? Am I a lone soldier in thinking free is not always fabulous?