Free Fuel: good or bad stunt?

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by ysabel, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    With today's rising gas prices, I think it was a great idea to give away fuel even if in line with promoting a computer game. Companies pay a lot for advertising anyway. Here they were able to put the money where it would benefit others and still get publicity out of it.

    Those who managed to benefit from the free petrol were happy of course, but some (mostly the residents living near the gas station) criticised it as irresponsible and dangerous. Read more below. There's also short video available from the website.

    BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Chaos at £20,000 petrol giveaway

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  2. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    Might have been better if they gave away free gas cards when/if they bought the games like what they do around here. Heck, you can buy cell phones now and get a free gas card with it. They are tacking that on with anything just to get their items sold and if people are willing to buy it I don't see why not.
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