The Pharmacy Chick

Flying the coup in retail

No Purchase Necessary?

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 7:35 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2012

Because I am a pharmacist, I eat cold food and warm soda.  I guess that is what I have become accustomed to over the years of interrupted meals and cans of coke that are forced to last for hours.

One of my favorite lunches is a basic salad.  Bags of lettuce are sold everywhere with everything from soup to nuts included in the bag so salad making can be made very simple…and since I am often in a hurry, ” simple” is nice.  I toss in a bit of cooked chicken, some crunchy stuff, and some cheese and I am ready to go.

This day I opened my lunch and stabbed my first piece of lettuce and heard an unfamiliar sound in the bowl…a was a small plastic bag that contained some kind of instant win game piece.  ( of course, I didn’t win).  I briefly read the information on the back to find out what I didn’t win and was amused to see the first words on the top of the game piece:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

I found this amusing because in order to GET this game piece I had to tear in to a bag of lettuce.  I would think that the grocer might take some exception to me ripping into the bag of lettuce to grab the game piece and leaving the open bag behind…..

” But sir! it says NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!”

Not sure which would be more tossed …the lettuce salad or me–from the store!




Comment by IAPharmer

June 10, 2012 @ 9:20 am

That is why I enjoy working for my company, half hour lunch each and every day….love it! I get away from the pharmacy sit down and watch some ESPN…so nice….Hate to brag…but I am 🙂

Comment by Jenna

June 13, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

I’s a legal requirement of such games – you have to be able to mail away for a free game piece; having to buy a product to participate is fraud.

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