AT&T wireless customers can stream the company’s new DirecTV Now service without having the data go against their monthly limit. The company hopes it will give existing subscribers a reason to stick with AT&T and convince some others to switch providers to AT&T. However, T-Mobile is hoping to use DirecTV Now against AT&T, by offering to pay for a full year of the streaming service for AT&T defectors. [More]
We probably don’t need to tell you that Monday, Sept. 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, the day when that one annoying person in your office tries for about 15 minutes to get people to say “shiver me timbers” or some other nonsense before getting so much side-eye that they finally give up and take off the eye patch. The one good thing about this not-at-all-a-holiday, at least for fans of sugary donuts, is free stuff from Krispy Kreme. [More]
T-Mobile Tuesdays, which launched in June, have sometimes been T-Mobile Trouble for the big pink carrier. Two months in, it’s hard to tell if the rewards program is actually useful… or if it’s the digital version of that set of useless roofing and carpet-cleaning coupons that you throw out from your mailbox every week.
If you’re looking for a treat this afternoon, you can get a free junior soft-serve cone if there’s a Carvel store near you from 3 PM to 8 PM. The cones are free, and vanilla, chocolate, and Oreo flavors are available. Customers who stop by can get a special coupon book if they make a $1 donation to the American Red Cross. [Carvel]
The news went out around December: a startup in Seattle would give engaged couples loans for their weddings, and some couples receive $10,000 toward their wedding expenses with no obligation to pay it back… for as long as the couple stays together. Then it abruptly changed the entire business model when it launched. [More]
On one end of the wrong-number spectrum is the lawyer who still gets calls and texts intended for Sir Mix-A-Lot, on the other end is the D.C.-area attorney who received some 300 text messages yesterday from people seeking free burritos from Chipotle. [More]
If you’re introducing a new fast-food product, the best way to get it into the public’s hands is to give it to them for free in a massive taste test. That’s the logic that Jack In The Box is using in their promotion for the Double Jack, in which they’re giving away a million burgers to anyone who’s interested. [More]
Starbucks Again Offering The Chance To Win Free Coffee Every Day For Life (Which Really Means 30 Years)
7-Eleven Isn’t Just Giving Away Slurpees For One Day This Year, It’s Creating A Week Of (Almost) Free Stuff
Who wants a free Slurpee? Well, good thing tomorrow is July 11 – otherwise known as 7-Eleven Day – a day in which the convenience store will once again bestow free sugary, icy drinks on customers at no cost. Not content to merely give away free frozen drinks this year, 7-Eleven stores are expanding their yearly celebration to an entire week. [More]
If such a thing is even possible, the delivery company Postmates underestimated the general public’s hunger for free pizza. To promote the expansion of their company to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Postmates offered free pizza to anyone who was able to place their order at just the right time. [More]
Last month, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated Free Cone Day, and Dairy Queen observed the non-holiday a month before that. Now it’s the turn of competitor Häagen-Dazs to do the same. Well, only at its shops in the United States, and only a kiddie-size cone, but a tiny free cone is better than no cone at all. The festivities will be from 4-8 PM today in your local time zone, provided that the company has a location near you.
If you fold a round and flat food item in half and put more food inside, as far as Taco Bell is concerned, that’s a taco. Today, they’re advertising their new breakfast menu by giving away free … see, I still can’t bring myself to call that thing a taco, but you can get a free biscuit folded in half with some breakfast stuff in it. [More]
Krispy Kreme is opening what the company claims is its 1,000th store on Tuesday morning and to celebrate it’s giving away free donuts to first 1,000 customers at each location worldwide. [More]
Because no one did it better than Willy Wonka, Starbucks is the latest company to promise customers something extra special hiding in their gift cards or mobile app transactions: These 14 golden tickets will win their bearers free Starbucks every day for life, or actually, one complimentary beverage or food item every day for 30 years.
In recent months, we’ve shared with you the legal war between ride-sharing service Uber and taxi regulators in Germany. Like people all over the world, consumers love the inexpensive UberPop service that lets people hire amateur taxi drivers in their personal vehicles. Now that fares have been lowered to barely cover drivers’ expenses, Uber has assigned some of its drivers a different task: fruit delivery. [More]