Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Trade me for a dog and shoot the dog"

Burger King has been coming up with some hilarious campaigns over the past few years, ("Whopper Virgin," "Subservient Chicken", "The King") and this is no exception. Enter the "Whopper Sacrifice," a Facebook app that will give you a coupon for a free hamburger if you delete 10 people from your friends list.

In an era where our social-networking obsessions continue to define social interaction how wonderful that Burger King is poking fun at the whole digital mess.. "Now is the time to put your fair-weather Web friendships to the test," the Whopper Sacrifice site explains. "Install Whopper Sacrifice on your Facebook profile, and we'll reward you with a free flame-broiled Whopper when you sacrifice ten of your friends.

The funniest part: The "sacrifices" show up in your activity feed. So it'll say, for example, "Caroline sacrificed Josh Lowensohn for a free Whopper." Unfortunately, you can't delete your whole friends list and eat free (however unhealthily) for a week. The promotion is limited to one coupon per Facebook account.

It's a good thing I accept whomever as a friendon Facebook becuase I've made a New Year's resolution to eat more red meat.

1 comment:

Seamus O'Toole said...

Can we get a post on this?