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Free Airfare If You Drink A Lot Of Soda

If you want to get some free airfare so you can fly around the country, all you have to do is either drink a ton of soda at Wendy's or do some dumpster diving. Quoting Al's Morning Meeting:

People are dumpster diving and there is now even a black market for Wendy's soft drink cups stamped with coupons good for free air travel. The fast food chain and Florida-based discount airline AirTran are offering free frequent-flyer rewards on the sides of 84 million 20- and 32-ounce cups.

A collection of 64 coupons can be redeemed for a round-trip flight anywhere AirTran flies. (See route map.)

Sadly, though, the airline doesn't fly out of Portland, but it does fly out of San Francisco so you could drive down there (or fly cheap down there) for some free flying around the country.

Apparently folks on Craigslist have been buying/selling the cups, and there have been a few on eBay as well.

The Christian Science Monitor has a story, as well.

Obviously not too many Oregonians can take advantage of this unless they pay to fly somewhere first, but has anybody outside of the area used these? I don't even go to Wendy's, so I didn't know a thing about this promotion.

Posted by Jake on 01/02/06 @ 01:37 PM
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