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Yesterday chain restaurant TGI Fridays launched an “endless appetizers” promo, according to USA Today.
TGI Fridays is one if those staple restaurants where business travelers might find themselves eating on rare occasion (i.e. flight was delayed and one must quickly pick a late night dinner spot to appease a picky eater colleague who won’t try anything non-chain). But it’s not a place I’ve willingly walked into since my early 20s. So normally my interest in anything involving TGI Fridays would hover at (or below) zero given that I try to stay away from extreme anything, but as I continue to try to educate myself on the mysterious world of manufactured spending (which to me seems like extreme couponing with credit cards), I wonder what length people might go to in order to game the system with a promo like this.
The Friday’s spokesman himself says “there will be no policing or hand-slapping” which seems to open the way to a free-for-all. So I have to wonder how quickly will someone post a points earning/binge eating scheme in order to maximize the loopholes in this promo? And if that’s the case, why not speed it along?!
I’m curious about how one comes up with these spending plans (and definitely not creative enough) – enough so that I’m willing to offer a TGI Fridays gift card (denomination to be determined by what I can purchase at my local drugstore – where I have no idea if they sell Vanilla-flavored Bluebirds or whatnot but know they have a massive rack of gift cards – so value to be up to $25, which ought to be enough to help someone try this in all it’s glory). Contest to run through Sunday, July 13 at midnight Central Standard Time or until a legal department sends me a take-down request, whichever comes first.
So… using the comments submission below, submit your creative suggestion to use the promotion while maximizing any other benefits possible (miles, spend, etc.). The one I judge to be most creative yet realistic in its maximization of benefits will win. (I also add the disclaimer that it is unlikely that I try this personally given my inability to eat wheat/corn products, so this is my way of “enjoying” the promo, minus the side effects.)
Here is the link to the TGI Friday’s promo including their terms & conditions.
My own terms and conditions (which have not been reviewed by legal counsel) – Winner to be chosen completely at my discretion based on who comes up with the most outrageous yet completely workable idea with which to take advantage if this promo. Jetsetter’s Homestead, Boarding Area, and Prior2Boarding are not liable for any adverse consequences of participating in this contest or optimizing the suggestions offered, including but not limited to elevated cholesterol, hypertension, arterial blockage, or financial review by a credit card issuer. Void where prohibited. Blogger has no affiliate ties with TGI Fridays or related entities.