January 09, 2012
The Things You Will Do For A Free T-Shirt
I am a member of 20-something bloggers and I found out that they had an app that you could win a free t-shirt from. This was big news to me so I immediately downloaded the app to see what I had to do. Turns out, it was a game (sort of like FarmVille but on an island) and the person with the most points each week could win. Chances of me winning were slim to none but I still played for months. Eventually, I gave up and I feel somewhat like a failure since I am t-shirt less.
Foursquare had an initiative to recruit university representatives. This was to try and get more college kids to use the app. I thought this would be cool and since I am still in school I decided to look into it. I looked through the application and saw at the bottom the words "T-shirt size."I thought, does this gig get you a free t-shirt?! If so, I'm in! So I applied and actually got it! I became a foursquare rep for St. John's University and completed numerous tasks that foursquare requested. After all my hard work, no free t-shirt ever came in the mail for me. I felt duped.
Besides these incidents, I have just outright lied. If I see a table that is giving away t-shirts I will go over, act completely interested in what they are saying, and tell them whatever they want to hear to land myself a t-shirt. At a conference, a co-worker and I scanned through the exhibitor hall looking for those who were giving out tees. Some caught on to our ploy but overall, we left with a handful of shirts and big smiles on our faces.
What have you done for a free tee?
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