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    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Gas For Life And Other Prizes

    I was gassing up the other day – the car, not me – and noticed that B “You’ll always be Amoco to me” P is giving away gas for life. I got to reading the fine print, because I’m a fine print reading kind of guy, and noticed that they are defining gas for life as approximately $95,000 over 35 years. Now, my first thought was that $95,000 over 35 years wasn’t bad – roughly $2,700 a year, or $52 a week. My next thought was that 35 years is hardly a life, until I considered that, at 47, 35 years would put me at 82, and if I’m still around and driving at the age of 82, I wouldn’t be upset that my free gas was running out.

    Along those lines, the Chick-Fil-A opening at Coral Ridge Mall on April 19th will give free food for a year to the first 100 customers they get next week. Chick-Fil-A defines free food for a year as one combo meal a week for 52 weeks. They will begin forming the line on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:30 am.

    Now, I am fond of Chick-Fil-A. I was very happy to see one was going to be opening. But waiting a day and a half for one combo meal a week for 52 weeks? Not me. That’s not who I am; that’s not how I roll.

    1 comment:

    Jolene said...

    What does a combo meal cost? I figure somewhere between $5-$10, right? So that's a value of somwhere between $260-$520. So if you wait the full day and a half (36 hours), you're getting about $7-$14 an hour. Plus, you're required to spend the resulting pay on Chick-Fil-A. Even if you like Chick-Fil-A, maybe you'd like a little more choice in where you spend your hard-earned $260-$520.

    So it seems like maybe not the greatest deal. Good choice, sir.