Wednesday, February 25, 2009

a well-used coupon


I haven't professed my love of all things Sonic lately, so I thought it was a good opportunity today.

I have seriously used this coupon at least 25 times and amongst 3 of the 4 Sonics we have here in town. I might also have used this in Nashville once, too. It came in December, so I've had a few months to use it that many times. And when I say I've used the same coupon, I mean, I've used this exact coupon that many times and they've never asked for it.

I've never offered it either.

The coupon states to mention it when ordering, which I do, but then when delivery time comes, I never offer it. I feel like Sonic has truly benefited from this routine, because without this coupon I wouldn't visit as often. During happy hour, I can get a BLT, tots, and a Route 44 Diet Dr. Pepper with Vanilla for $3.22. Yes, I know my total. Probably because I've written it 25 times in the checkbook.

You see, the key to using a Sonic coupon multiple times is to always pay via debit/credit card at the outside machine. I've learned my lesson the hard way.

At the same time I got this BLT coupon, I also got a coupon for a Route 44 drink for $0.99 any time of the day. On the 4th time I used it, I decided to pay with cash instead of debit card, and they asked for the coupon. Bummer.

Listen to the pro here.

8 comments:

Kimber-Leigh said...

thanks for the tip. you're too funny. i love sonic vanilla dr pepper too!

rmeyfe said...

Sonic is one of our favorite places too!! I can't wait until it starts warming up a little bit more (and the winds die down a bit). The boys love to go there for Happy Hour after school for a treat!!

Angela W said...

I have used many Sonic coupons more than once! don't offer it either.
I have been told to keep them and use them, cuz they don't need them and will just thow them away.

Vanessa said...

WOW those are great tips April! i am so jealous you have FOUR sonics near you. i have 1 and its 45 mins away...dang north!

Houston said...

I love Sonic... they closed the closest one to us so we are hoping they will build one in the new shopping center! The irony is that there is one on the way to the nutritionist and I swear it taunts me as I drive by, but it seems so anti-nutritionist.

lauren said...

LOL... awwww! That sounds like a scrap worthy story if I ever heard one!

Close To Home said...

oh goodness does this have me giggling! so funny!! btw- what a great pic of the farm land- you are so lucky to have this new place! yeah!

Emily Pitts said...

i have to chuckle. seriously. ;)