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What to do with extra freebie

Jasz Dec 7, 2009 06:05 PM

I have a Cineplex evening-night-out which is good for 2 movie admissions as well as a popcorn and two soft drinks. I want o use it to treat my friend for her birthday. She's good with the popcorn and drink but I no longer drink pop. I know from previous experience that with this type of deal they will only allow drinks from the fountain so I can't request juice or anything. The only two options I can think of are either asking if they'd just fill the cup with tap water or offering the free drink to someone else in line. Thoughts?

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  1. howlin RE: Jasz Dec 7, 2009 06:27 PM

    giver the extra and drop some bucks on what you want ,beggers cant be choosers

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      Jasz RE: howlin Dec 7, 2009 07:20 PM

      I don't want anything. The coupon is for a popcorn and two drinks.

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        howlin RE: Jasz Dec 7, 2009 07:25 PM

        so whats the problem?

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          Jasz RE: howlin Dec 7, 2009 08:19 PM

          It just feels like a waste to say "no thanks" to the second soft drink.

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            fmed RE: Jasz Dec 7, 2009 08:35 PM

            How about plain club soda?

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              howlin RE: Jasz Dec 7, 2009 08:47 PM

              your not paying for it ,givit to someone and be happy,you did a good thing

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                Jasz RE: howlin Dec 7, 2009 09:55 PM

                That's what I'm thinking of doing, only I know my friend will want the popcorn and other drink so I can't just hand over the coupon. Do I just ask the person behind my if they want me to get a drink for them?

                Btw, I did pay for the certificate in the first place. That's why it irks me to just let the second drink go to waste.

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                  anonymoose RE: Jasz Dec 8, 2009 07:25 AM

                  If they won't give you an upgrade just offer it to the person in line behind you.

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        Craig L RE: Jasz Dec 7, 2009 09:50 PM

        You could ask for a substitute, the worst that would happen is they would say no. Also if you don't mind paying a few dollars more, you may be able to "upgrade" your pop to something that you will drink.

        1. Bryn RE: Jasz Dec 8, 2009 05:03 AM

          Hide a bottle of juice or water in your purse/jacket.

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            nonlinear RE: Jasz Dec 8, 2009 06:04 PM

            GIVE IT TO SOMEONE IN LINE!!!!!! it's the holidays afterall :p

            1. TSAW RE: Jasz Dec 8, 2009 06:16 PM

              I had one of those certs and used it recently. They allowed both my friend and I have to popcorn and a bottled water instead of pop.

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                Jasz RE: TSAW Dec 8, 2009 07:58 PM

                That would be great! I remember they wouldn't last time I had a cert, maybe they've changed the policy.

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