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Will you Whopper Sacrifice?

Asked by EmpressPixie (14721points) January 9th, 2009

Burger King has a weird Facebook promotion going on. You install their gizmo and “sacrifice” (ie, defriend) 10 people to get a free Whopper coupon. Would you do it? Have you done it?

I see these issues:
1. Most people have 10 “friends” on Facebook they won’t give two figs about ditching for free food.
2. The free food at hand is a Whopper.
3. You know it’s a promotion probably designed at trying to get access to your profile.
4. Someone’s feelings will be hurt, despite #1.
5. It shows up on your profile as “I burned so-and-so for a free Whopper”.

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19 Answers

EmpressPixie's avatar

It’s weird! I like how Pharyngula had the same opinion of the promotion as I do (ie, it’s weird). Like… not only are you culling your friend list, which isn’t the end of the world, but you’re actively saying, “Well, you’re worth about 1/10th of a Whopper to me.” Or worse—less than that.

I mean, I’m sure you can friend them right back, but still…

Grisson's avatar

First reaction:that sounds like a bad idea for a promotion.
Second reaction: that sounds like a Horrible idea for a promotion.

miasmom's avatar

Sounds pretty sad for a promo, I definitely wouldn’t do that.

robmandu's avatar

Oh, I’m sure @delirium can find 10 people she’d be willing to defriend.

Although, seeing as she’s vegetarian, I’m sure she’d prefer a meatless Whopper in any case.

Pls forgive me. Couldn’t resist.

delirium's avatar

Hahahahahahahahahaha! That was perfect. Seriously.

loser's avatar

Oh, heck no! And I really hope no one does that to me. I think I’ll post something right now telling my friends that if they’re tempted, I’ll just buy them a darn Whopper.

Grisson's avatar

@loser Offer ‘em a Big Mac or a Thick Burger instead, that way you’re not rewarding BK for such a lame idea.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ewww. Whoppers are bleargh!

I had one in 1990 when on a road trip and said Never Again. I’m not surprised that BK has to stoop to a gimmick like this with such nasty chow as they have. Not worth it.

asmonet's avatar

Whoppers are delicious.

I’d do it.

loser's avatar

@asmonet: Where are you? I’ll just buy you one!

elijah's avatar

I love whoppers. I’m really happy I don’t live near a BK otherwise I would eat them more often. I think it’s a really funny idea, but I wouldn’t do it. It’s kinds mean.

asmonet's avatar

Virginia. You better.

Nimis's avatar

Ha! I actually think that’s pretty hilarious.
Maybe because I don’t take Facebook that seriously anyway.
I’d probably choose my 10 closest friends…just to fuck with them.

I’ll FedEx my Whopper to you, Asmonet.

peziak's avatar

I am miffed at myself because I did a facebook purge a few months back so that my list would have people that I actually communicate with.

Now I wish I was one of those people who just adds people to have a large facebook friend list.

asmonet's avatar

I’m glad you’ll Fedex it, because UPS delivered an empty box to me this morning. Then again, if you used them you could have the Whopper and just pretend like you sent it. Are you that evil, Nimis dear?

robmandu's avatar

Huh… but their t-shirts looks so cool.

delirium's avatar

Holy shit, they are.

spendiff's avatar

Count me in. My facebook profile is about 15 percent friends. Friendships reach a point when they’re are entirely based on memory and there is no scope for future shared experiences. At that point you should cut them loose.

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