Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2007]
Chick-Fil-A is giving away 1,000,000 coupons for a free CFA sandwich and coke. They started at midnight on the 20th and apparently haven't gotten to 1,000,000 yet! (I just ordered one
If they don't reach 1,000,000 by Sept 29, 2007 the give-a-way ends then.
It's real, so if you like chicken, click on www.freechickenandcoke.com
Origins: Started in 1946 at a diner
On 20 August 2007, Chick-fil-A, in partnership with Coca-Cola, began offering coupons redeemable for free chicken sandwiches and Coke to consumers who sign up through the web site freechickenandcoke.com. (The coupons are distributed via
Although the "Free Chicken and Coke" offer is legitimate, we'll point out a couple of things prospective registrants might want to keep in mind in deciding whether the cost of a "free" sandwich and soda is worth the bargain:
- The e-mail quoted above is very typical of promotional messages created and sent by companies trying to drive visitors to their web sites (disguised as grass-roots mailings from anonymous but helpful Internet users altruistically trying to let everybody know about some terrific deals they might be missing), so participants in this promotion may be tacitly endorsing spam.
- The registration procedure requires the entry of a fair bit of personal information (i.e., name, address, phone number).
Last updated: 18 September 2007