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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?

  1. howlin 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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    1. re: howlin
      Jasz Dec 7, 2009 07:20 PM

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

      1. re: Jasz
        howlin Dec 7, 2009 07:25 PM

        so whats the problem?

        1. re: howlin
          Jasz Dec 7, 2009 08:19 PM

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

          1. re: Jasz
            fmed Dec 7, 2009 08:35 PM

            How about plain club soda?

            1. re: Jasz
              howlin Dec 7, 2009 08:47 PM

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

              1. re: howlin
                Jasz 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.

                1. re: Jasz
                  anonymoose 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 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 Dec 8, 2009 05:03 AM

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

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            nonlinear Dec 8, 2009 06:04 PM

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

            1. TSAW 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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              1. re: TSAW
                Jasz 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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