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Customers Accuse Chipotle Of Lying About The Calories In Chorizo Burrito

Most people probably understand that the calorie counts on a fast food menu aren’t 100% precise, but an approximation of what you’d expect to consume. But there’s a big difference between being a few calories off and being off by hundreds of calories. [More]

Lay’s Wants Me To Try Their New BBQ Chips, Sends Me Expired Coupon

Lay’s Wants Me To Try Their New BBQ Chips, Sends Me Expired Coupon

In recent years, Frito-Lay has experimented with the flavors of its iconic Lay’s potato chips, giving consumers the chance to weigh in on what outlandish flavors — cappuccino, wasabi ginger, bacon mac and cheese — should be added to the company’s lineup for a limited time. More recently, the company has revamped its popular BBQ Lay’s — somehow adding a “burst of flavor.” And, in an attempt to entice customers to try the re-flavored snack, the company offered customers a coupon for a free bag of chips. Except, by the time the mailed coupons arrived, they were expired.  [More]

Walmart Urging Customers To “Cut The Cable” With Promo

Walmart Urging Customers To “Cut The Cable” With Promo

While cutting the cable cord might seem like a way to stick it to multibillion-dollar companies like Comcast and DirecTV, cord-cutting is also a potential goldmine for retailers eager to sell you the tools you’ll need to snip that traditional pay-TV umbilical.  That’s why Walmart is pushing this new generation of products with a “Cut the Cable” promotion.

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Lyft Slashing Weekday Rides In NYC By Half

Hitching a ride in a Lyft in New York City will be a bit more forgiving on your wallet this week: the ride-hailing company plans to cut weekday trip prices in half for a limited time.  [More]

You Can Fill A Hard Hat With Slurpee At 7-Eleven This Week

You Can Fill A Hard Hat With Slurpee At 7-Eleven This Week

If you’ve ever wanted to fill that heirloom gravy boat with a Slurpee from 7-Eleven, now’s your chance. The convenience store is hosting a BYOB event for the sugary, icy drink starting this weekend.  [More]

Arby’s Offering A Vegetarian Menu… For One Day Only

Arby’s Offering A Vegetarian Menu… For One Day Only

“We don’t have the meat.” That could be Arby’s slogan next week when the fast food giant ditches its meat-heavy menu for a vegetarian-friendly lineup, at least for one day.  [More]

Sprint Giving Away 1 Year Of Amazon Prime With Pricier Samsung Phones

Sprint Giving Away 1 Year Of Amazon Prime With Pricier Samsung Phones

When Amazon tried to sell the public on its Fire Phone, one of the inducements was that the phone, which originally cost $199 with a two-year AT&T contract, would come with a one-year membership to Amazon Prime. Sweet deal, since Prime costs $99 per year, and Amazon eventually sold the phones for a buck. The Fire Phone itself flopped, but te idea of giving away Prime subscriptions with phones may hold promise. [More]

Papa Murphy's Texts Pizza Coupon, Refuses To Honor It

Papa Murphy's Texts Pizza Coupon, Refuses To Honor It

Justin had visions of cheap Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza dancing through his head, but after making a half-hour drive to his nearest location, he was told the offer was no good.

Quiznos Toasts Your Arteries

Quiznos Toasts Your Arteries

Last week we let you know about Quiznos and how difficult it was to pry out their nutritional info from their claws dripping with fat.

Gawker’s Newest Gossip Sheet: Vallywag

Gawker’s Newest Gossip Sheet: Vallywag

The inherent nepotism of the Gawker elite requires us to point out that we’ve launched a wonderful new site, Valleywag. Their blurb: “Valleywag is a tech gossip rag. You people in Silicon Valley are far too busy changing the world to care about sex, greed and hypocrisy. But if you ever need a break, come visit us at Valleywag.”