A freebie frenzy

7 05 2009

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry this morning when I read a tweet from Mike Fuchs over at the Greensboro News & Record.

According to his Bargain Blog:

Free chicken giveaway prompts police response

No, not because they were hungry.

A lot of customers were hoping to take advantage of a Kentucky Fried Chicken coupon good toward a free, 2-piece grilled chicken with two sides and a biscuit.

Click here to read the full post.

I’m about as frugal as they come, but c’mon. The police, the fire marshal. Holy cow. The chicken is not that good. Sounds like we need to call in an expert on freebie etiquette.



There is such a thing as a free lunch — today at KFC

27 04 2009

KFC is going grilled.

Not sure what the Colonel would think of that. But you can decide for yourself today, April 27, without risking a dime. Get a free piece of grilled chicken from its new line as the restaurant celebrates “UNFry Day.”

Lower in calories and fat than its fried counterpart, the grilled chicken version also has a carefully guarded secret recipe, according to company execs.

Check it out for yourself — for free. And if your Monday schedule is too hectic, you’ve got a second opportunity to snag yourself a free piece of chicken. Check inside yesterday’s Parade magazine, which is inserted into most Sunday newspapers, for a coupon for a free piece — valid until May 12.