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Apr 19, 2012

Tax Relief Tuesday

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I love a good freebie! Since Tuesday was Tax Day, several local businesses were offering "tax relief" treats. One of them was Panda Express and they gave away a yummy Angus beef entree.

The other freebie we sought out made even the whiny ones happy...an order of curly fries from Arby's. Those of us who were home decided to head over there for lunch. Then, when the school kids got home, Teach took them over for an after school snack. But the Dog Walker was out walking dogs, so he missed the second group. When he got home, I handed him his coupon and told him to head on over in his car and pick up his free order of fries.

Now Arby's is only a couple of miles from our house, so this seemed like a great idea. Then he was supposed to meet up with us so we could ride together to Panda Express. We sent the Drama Queen ahead with her truck full of kids while we waited for the Dog Walker to return. He showed up as expected and hopped in the van. It was only a short distance to Panda Express and since it was mid afternoon, they weren't terribly busy.

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We had to wait a few minutes, but eventually we were back in the van and on our way home. When we stopped in the driveway, the Dog Walker climbed out of the van and headed for his car. When he came back, he was carrying a small bag from Sonic.

"What's that?" I asked casually, thinking maybe he had stopped for one of their $1.19 cheeseburgers. The Sonic was only about a block away from the Arby's. He gave me a "duh" look, "That's my free fries." Now it was my turn to be surprised. "You got free fries from Sonic?" I asked incredulously. He just looked at me. "Of course I did," he replied, "you gave me a free coupon."

"That coupon was for Arby's!" Again I got that blank stare. "What did they say?" I asked. "I just told them I had a free coupon for curly fries so they gave me some," he said. I was getting a little frustrated. "Sonic doesn't even sell curly fries!" I nearly shouted. "Did they ask you for money?"

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Again, the "duh" look, "No. They just gave them to me." He shrugged his shoulders, "I had a free coupon," he replied. Then he hustled up the steps and into the house, calmly munching on a not-so-curly fry.

So if you are a Sonic worker and yesterday you took an Arby's coupon from a large Autistic kid, "Thank you!" It was probably easier to cough up that dollar from your own paycheck than try to explain it to him...you can see how well I did.

15 comments:

Tracie said...

So wish I knew about all those freebies yesterday. I love curly fries! It is great to hear that there is still awesome people in the world. Good Job Sonic worker!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's hilarious that they went ahead and did it! But what a score for him!

Dog-Walker said...

What am I doing right there, like a frog?

laurie said...

thats a hoot, never a dull moment is there!

mommeeof10 said...

My Mary does the same type of thing. It must be the autism? She has no common sense.

Arkansas Patti said...

Way to go Sonic. Wonder if it would work for a white haired old lady?
As far as I know, there were no freebies in our area.

Audrey said...

I probably would have done that too. I was supposed to make a recipe the other day that featured parsnips and I totally made it with turnips..they aren't even the same mass! Your family is very handsome, I love that photo on the Meet the Fam page! I am a definite new follower. #UBP12

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Good for him! Thanks for linking up with Twinkle in the Eye for Flash Blog Friday :-)

royalegacy said...

How great of Sonic! Cool story. Thanks for sharing.

Emmy said...

Lol! Well good for the Sonic worker. Too funny. Thanks for linking up

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

That is hilarious. Can I admit that I have done that before!!

Kmama said...

Oh, that's priceless!! What a great story to remember.

Thanks for linking up!

Mandy said...

I was close to tears reading this. I'm the regional marketing director for Sonic and reading this made my day. Thank you for the props. We love our guests!!

Mandy said...

I am the social media rep for Sonic and reading this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for letting us know the positive in what we do. We love all of our guests in all shapes and sizes!! ;)

Chuck Stevens said...

This is actually such a great story! It is so heartwarming to know there are people out there doing good deeds- even if it is something as small as giving out a free thing of fries. I love when businesses do the tax relief day (now if they could offer me some tax debt relief I'd be all set! haha). I love the marketing behind it and I'm sure it drives in a ton of business. Hopefully you keep sharing your story with more people. Sonic definitely deserves some good press for this!

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