PRIZE DRAWING: Because I Impulsively Purchased A Gift Card While Waiting In A Slow Checkout Line

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While waiting in the checkout line, some people impulsively buy candy, gum, or a copy of the National Enquirer with an unflattering picture of some celebrity. I didn’t buy any of that. Instead, I impulsively purchased a $25 McDonald’s gift card and now I’m giving it away to a lucky Impulsive Buy reader.

If you happen to win the gift card, don’t thank me. You should thank the mother in front of me in the checkout line who requested two price checks and didn’t have her coupons out when she reached the cashier. If I didn’t have to wait in line for as long as I did, I wouldn’t have seen the gift card hanging above the checkout line’s gum and candy shelves, and the idea of a prize drawing wouldn’t have popped into my head.

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s McDonald’s gift card drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. I don’t really care what you say in your comment, but it would be nice if you told me which McDonaldland character you would most want to party with in Las Vegas. For those of you who need a McDonaldland refresher course, Wikipedia has a list of McDonaldland characters.

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the winner for his or her mailing address. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Friday, September 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old. U.S.-only because the gift card can only be used in the U.S.

There’s one more thing. If you have a Twitter account, you can get an additional entry if you tweet the following before Friday, September 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time:

@theimpulsivebuy I’d like to party with (insert here the McDonaldland character you would like to party with the most) in Vegas. BIG MAC 4 LYFE!

So just copy, paste, insert the McDonaldland character you’d like to party with, and tweet. Only one tweet per Twitter account.

Good luck!

Fine Print: McDonald’s is not affiliated with this prize drawing. The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you email in Arabic. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you letters to encourage you to switch your car insurance over to State Farm. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or anything you do in Vegas.

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198 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because I Impulsively Purchased A Gift Card While Waiting In A Slow Checkout Line”

  1. Gift cards.. hell yeahs count me in. I’d kick it with Grimace just cause I have that shirt showing Grimacea insides. But Officer Big Mac might be fun also, cause I played in that thing on the playground as a kid for hours.

  2. Grimace – Because he reminds me of some “healthier” girls I’ve dated over the years. Never really gave any good input on anything other that where dinner that night would be.

  3. The hamburgular for sure. I mean, c’mon, we’d get rich! Definitely not Ronald McDonald. What a clown.

  4. Gotta party with Uncle O’Grimacey. Hes got the luck of the Irish so we can make bank in a casino and laugh at the fact that I constantly describe fat people as “Grimace-shaped.”

  5. I don’t see how anyone could pick anyone other than the Hamburglar. You know you’ll be having a “Hangover” like experience with that guy, except instead of a stolen tiger, it’d be heart disease.

  6. I would party with Ronald. I think that happy front is all fake and inside he’s a raging alcoholic who parties hard every chance he can get.

  7. GRIMACE!! Because at the end of the night, I could use him like a big purple bean bag and pass out wherever.

  8. I would grab grimace and we would completely destroy everything on a drunken tirade. Then we would get married. It would be annulled but it would be the best 4 hours of my life.

  9. Thanks for referencing the Wikipedia article of McDonaldLand characters, but I didn’t bother looking. I remember Grimace, the big purple candy corn shaped friend. I wanna party with him in Vegas, man. And I also want some french fries. For free.

    Peace on Earth!

    GO BILLS! WooO Buffalo!

  10. Definitely Grimace- he looks like he’s in desperate need of a good time. Thank you for using your poor impulse-shopping control for the benefit of humankind. 🙂

  11. I’d party with the Hamburglar FO SHO. I once went to a club dressed as the Hamburglar(ette?) when they had a heroes and villains night. It was quite popular and I can provide photographic evidence if needed…


  12. I just happened to come across your site. I really really like it. I thought I was the only person who could impulsively buy ANYTHING, just because it looked cool. I love your reviews and appreciate the nutrition facts…

  13. I use to work at McDonalds, and at least once a week (usually more) I would get the question “What is that purple things name?” which was incredibly annoying. Some of the comments here just reminded me of that…

    But I would choose The Hamburgler because after my $25 gift card is gone, I’m going to need someone to get me some free dinner.

  14. @theimpulsivebuy I’d like to party with Hamburglar in Vegas. BIG MAC 4 LYFE!

    See what I did there?

  15. i don’t care what anybody says, mayor mccheese would probably have the key to the city in vegas. and i love cheese.

  16. I’d party with Captain Crook, because
    1) Pirates are awesome, and
    2) Anyone that desperate for a Filet O’Fish Sandwich has to be all kinds of fucked up.

    Mayor McCheese should seriously consider budgeting for additional police, though, damn. I never noticed how high the Mcdonaldland crime rate was until I read that list.

  17. Dude, I’d totally party with the Fry Guys. You could use the as pom poms for impromptu cheers when you get so drunk you think you’re a Laker Girl.

  18. Iam Hungry – A short-lived McDonaldland character who was the self-proclaimed “Vice President of Snacking.” He was introduced in 1998 and dropped in the early 2001. The character was a floating, fast-moving green fuzzball with orange arms and a monstrous face. He would often appear when Ronald was dining with kids and would constantly crave food. He would never stop pestering them until he got fed. Iam Hungry was featured in “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald” VHS titled “Visitors from Outer Space” where he eats the gunk off of Ronald’s rocket

  19. I would choose Hamburglar to party in Vegas, so many eyes would be on him, I would be stealing your hot french fries.

  20. The Hamburglar! Because that is just fun to say…and because I have a Grimace shaped coworker, so that would be all kinds of wrong!

  21. McDonalds Monopoly is back! Once again giving me the excuse to spend twice as much on food I don’t want to pull off those teasing little stickers in the chance of winning sweet riches. Or food. Wait, that’s interchangable right?

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