The excitement over Oprah’s free KFC chicken coupon is puzzling to me. Why so much excitement? What’s behind the excitement? Is KFC’s food that enticing? Is it the lure of getting something for free? Or is it just Oprah’s marketing power? What is it?
I’ve been reading about coupon servers being overloaded, long lines at KFCs, and riots at franchises that didn’t accept the coupon. Huh? I remember eating KFC as a child, but I don’t remember the food being worth all this fuss. Am I missing something? Do I really need to ‘Unthink KFC’? No I don’t, despite this clever marketing ploy.
The Oprah free chicken coupon brings up an important distinction for me.
I have values that I won’t compromise – regardless of price.
I choose to not eat KFC food for a variety of reasons, so I don’t feel compelled to eat there even if someone offers me a free meal. To me it’s like getting a free package of cigarettes when you’re a non-smoker. Kind of silly. So while I may never understand the excitement over free KFC chicken, it has helped me realize that I’m not unabashfully frugal. I have my limits. I won’t eat at KFC to save a couple bucks.
What about you? Do you have limits on your frugality? Is there something you won’t do to save a couple bucks? Please leave a Comment.