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Have You Ever Waited in Line for Free Food?

I tried to get a free Jamba Juice yesterday, but when I got there, the line was ridiculously long. At that point I decided that the free $4 drink wasn't worth the wait and went back to my desk. A lot of the folks at the Sugar HQ were also complaining about how long the line was, however I know several people who did end up waiting in line. This all got me wondering, have you ever waited in line for free food?


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keiraz keiraz 9 years
I waited in line for FREE BEER! lol and this happened in easter party 2 years in a row but it was crazy!! :-D
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
free cone day may be one of my favorite days of the year! I get a bunch of friends together and we go stand in line together. it's tons of fun!
lisabarn lisabarn 9 years
It depends on what is being handed out and whether or not I have the time to kill.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
Every year for Ben and Jerry's "Free Cone Day" and it is definitely worth it!! I can't wait until the one this spring...
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
As a Chipotle addict, I will admit to waiting in line at three different Chipotles for free burritos.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I did yesterday at Jamba Juice but normally I don't have time or the patience. I was out for my morning powerwalk at 8am and the line at Jamba Juice on Kearny was only about a 10 to 15 minute wait. Then I had to hoof it over to the Potrero Center and I thought heck I pick up another free Jamba for tomorrow. It was 9 am and there was no line what so ever.
Mamarosa Mamarosa 9 years
I think it's all about the friends. If you make it into some sort of event/ chat time then it's totally worth it. Otherwise, not so much.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
not if it's more than 5 minutes.
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
I just looked at my watch and said I couldn't wait and they gave me a voucher for a free one I could use any time (up till April 15th)
limelindsey limelindsey 9 years
I always used to do free cone day at Ben and Jerry's when I was in college...but sadly, the campus store closed. Since I still work on campus, no more free cones for me!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Ditto on the Ben and Jerry's. I've done it the last two years and it was totally worth it!
nancita nancita 9 years
Generally it is not worth it to me, but I make one exception: Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's, but only because they have this day down to such a science, that the line moves at warp speed.
shannzu shannzu 9 years
I went to Jamba Juice yesterday too. There was no line at mine and I only had to wait about two minutes for my granola topper. I wasn't impressed though, it was just meh...
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
I answered that I never have, but just remembered--free hamburger day! Last year Harvey's (a burger chain that, please correct me if I'm wrong, you don't have in the US) gave away a free burger to everyone. I waited in line with my boyfriend.. the line actually wasn't too bad. It was fun!
ooashybabeoo ooashybabeoo 9 years
Oh yeah, I also wait in line for a free Auntie Ann's Pretzel. Everything just tastes so much better free!
ooashybabeoo ooashybabeoo 9 years
I wait for FREE CHIPTOLE one day. It was so worth it. The line was out the door and then some, but the line went by pretty fast. I'd do it everyday if I could!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I've done it once at the ice cream place down the road from me. It was fun since I did it with a friend. I'd do it again as long as the wait wasn't too long.
asilgrif asilgrif 9 years
Heck no, I have better things to do with my time.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Um hello yes its called college! When they have freebie days to build community spirit or something like that. I will always eat free food.
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
I've done it at Baskin Robbins. It doesn't matter that it's only a couple of bucks you're saving, it's the thrill of getting something free.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
hard to resist a freebie
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I did stuff like this when I was a student. But now... time is money. For the time wasted standing in line for a pretzel (or something like that), I could do a little more business and have the money to buy 10 pretzels.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
i waited for a free chipotle day and it was worth it and fun. we meet a ton of people and got to talk for a while.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I waited for the Buy 1 Get 1 at Jamba Juice twice last summer ...
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I have a couple of times, but don't make a habit of it, lol
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