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. Uncle O’Grimacey would be a riot to hang with and I’m hoping he’s got some of that Luck o’the Irish stashed away somewhere!

  2. Fry Guys, definitely. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, especially if nobody but you can talk… (And Fry Guys is a much better name than Fry Kids. Sorry, girls.)

  3. definitly the grimace. . . he’s purple pear-shaped and always wears a smile. . . that and bitches love the grimace!

  4. I’m gonna have to go with the Fry Guys! I can just see those little yarnblobs hopped up on goofballs, zipping around Caesar’s Palace, dunking themselves in the Ballagio fountain! Awesome!

  5. I’d party with the Grimace, but only with the Evil version of him from the first few commercials. Extra arms and kleptomania would lead to an interesting night.

  6. Going old school with the Gobblins because I remember them before they went ’80s and changed their name. Plus they have no arms so they wouldn’t be bumming smokes off me all night.

  7. I’m going to cheat a bit and side with Mac Tonight. He’s talented and the only one I’d rely on to be a proper wing-man past midnight.

  8. I’d like to party with the little known Phil A. O’fish. And Before you say “You’re making that up”, take a look here:

    Why would I like to party with him? Because like me in highschool, he was never really given a chance. He may have been a really cool mascot, and not a nerd at all like all the jocks and cool kids used to say, er, I mean he was probably a really nice fish.
    So the two of us could hit the bottle hard and tell some old tales (fish tails maybe?*wink*) of our brief 10 seconds in the spotlight before being shoved in a locker, never to be seen again. Then, around 2 am, I’d fillet Phil and eat him. If nobody knows he even exists, he will never be missed.

  9. hamburgler, totally. Dude would have all the attention on him, so I could get up to all kinds of shennanigans.

  10. I want to party with the Hamburglar! If i get the munchies I could always hit him up for some “beef” (and to clarify, I use the term beef lightly)

  11. To be honest, all of the characters scared me when I was a kid. I’d be going to see the new Heinz ketchup packages. No more having to poor the ketchup into the fry box and ending up with soggy fries, or having to empty a bunch of packets onto a napkin!

  12. I’d love to hang out with the McNugget Buddies. The Happy Meal toy with the McNugget Buddies in Halloween costumes was always my favorite 🙂

  13. Oh god. I would probably party with Grimace in Vegas, because they all seem pretty rape-y and he’d be pretty easy to tip over. Also apparently all these dudes have a history of stealing food so even if we suck at gambling we won’t starve.

  14. Definitely the McNugget Buddies just so I have an excuse to say that all night when I’m introducing them.

  15. The hamburgler – who wouldn’t want to either a) score great free (stolen) goods in vegas, OR b) see the inside of a Vegas holding cell…I bet that is one hot mess!

  16. I’d party with the hamburglar.. He’s probably rich as hell from all that thievery = so many free hi-c orange and vodka drinks and all the lines of McDonald’s french fry salt you can blow in a night. Vegas with grimace just sounds boring.

  17. I think I’d go with Grimace. He just needs a pair of those Kanye West shutter-shades and he’d be totally right to get into any club… lol

  18. Officer Big Mac’s old playground feature scared the bejeebus out of me. I was terrified of heights as young as 2 or 3, and vividly remember my dad retrieving me from it when I couldn’t climb back down the rungs. That being said, I’d have to go to Vegas with Hamburglar. Who better to blame your own vices on that a guy already dressed for jail? F the McDonaldland Po-lice!

  19. I know he’s outside the established McDonaldLand Universe, but I’d go with Mac Tonight as being the McDonalds commercial character who would fit in best in Vegas, baby! If he really isn’t eligible/available, then Mayor McCheese, because after a day or two of treating Las Vegas like it’s McDonaldLand, I’d probably need somebody to cash in some political favors.

  20. God, they all seems like they would be a pain in the ass in Vegas. Maybe the big man himself, Ronald.

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