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I thought I'd include this "offer" I received via email from AAA, just because I found it so hilarious.
For every FIVE AMC "Gold Experience" tickets purchased, AAA treats you to-- one small popcorn voucher (not one small popcorn- but a small popcorn voucher. Can I assume the voucher can be used at the same time that the "Gold Experience" tickets are? If so--Wow, what a great deal. Amounts to maybe a dozen popped kernels per guest.)
And that's not even the best part. I clicked on the offer and read the fine print- and discovered that the MINIMUM purchase to get this deal is TEN TICKETS, at a cost of $85. (Yes, you do get TWO free small popcorns for your ten tickets- but tell me that it's not more than a little misleading to announce "Get Free Popcorn for Every Five Tickets' when you can't buy just five tickets.)
Gee, I hope you didn't break the bank in making this "offer," AAA. Kind of reminds me of those awesome 4%- off laptops HP was offering during it's Amazing Cyber Monday Blowout.
And the tag line is just great- "AAA. Use it for all it's worth." In my experience, here's what it's worth- fairly quick, reliable road service. A slight discount at Best Western Hotels. That's about it. Two small bags of popcorn with the purchase of $85 worth of movie tickets? Not worth it.
I look forward to future Amazing Offers from AAA- like maybe a Free Nutrageous Bar (Fun Size) with every three Hersheypark tickets purchased. Or maybe a Free Bag of Peanuts (6-9 peanuts per bag) for every 10,000 SkyMiles accumulated using your AAA card. Free 6-ounce soda when you purchase Four Entrees at Olive Garden. The possibilities are endless, but I don't really have time to list any more right now- I have to go out and find four friends to take to the movies. I hope they aren't hungry...