Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A Real Life "Thank You For Smoking"

About two months ago, I noticed and advertisement in Newsweek from American Spirit, which happens to be the only brand I smoke. It was an offer for a FREE carton of cigarettes. Being an occasional smoker, I thought to my self "what the hell," and sent in for it.

All I had to do was mail them a copy of my driver license (both sides), a check for $6 to cover shipping and handling, a completed survey (question #1: What is your name?), and 5 upc's from any brand of cigarettes. I guess that's how they prove you are a smoker.

Well, on Monday it arrived. I will admit I was excited, and perfect timing to boot. I was about to go and buy another pack of blue. I opened the package and to my surprise there were two, yes TWO full cartons. That over $90 in American Spirits!

Here is what they sent. From right to left:

  • 1 pack of Ultra Light (yellow and white)

  • 1 pack of Light (yellow)

  • 1 pack of 100% Organic Light (gold)

  • 6 packs of Medium (sage)

  • 6 packs of Regular (blue)

  • 1 pack of 100% Organic Regular (maroon)

  • 1 pack of Robust (black)

  • 1 pack of Menthol Light (green and white)

  • 1 pack of Menthol Regular (green)

  • 1 pack of Non-Filter Regular (brown)

  • Now what am I going to do with a pack of non-filtered cigarettes?

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Smoke them. They are the only type I get a buzz from anymore.