Is there a single soul left who doesn’t know Oprah and KFC partnered to offer everyone in America a free dinner in the form of a downloadable coupon?
But did you know that now KFC and Oprah are saying due to overwhelming response, they are unable to redeem the coupon? Because Bossy supposes when they offered to buy everyone in America dinner, KFC and Oprah didn’t think everyone in America was an overwhelming amount of people.
Oprah’s website now says something along the lines of, “But you can still haul your coupon into KFC for a rain check coupon, all you have to do is fill out a form and attach your original coupon and hand it to a branch manager and then dive through a ring of fire,” which sounds like entertainment to Bossy — and maybe she’ll do just that this Saturday night after removing her own spleen with a plastic condiment spoon.
Regardless, KFC’s original offer was for two free pieces of chicken, two free sides, and a free biscuit. But Bossy thinks this bit of KFC generosity is also known as population culling.
Half Assed Kitchen saysMay 8, 2009 at 9:16 am
That silly Oprah. She’s never thinking things through.
Tricia saysMay 8, 2009 at 9:23 am
Sounds like the people at KFC are idiots that don’t realize the power Oprah wields – if she says eat KFC chicken and here try it free OF COURSE her millions of minions will listen and obey.
I have a coupon – just figured – free is free right? But yeah this is crazy. Bad PR for sure!
MariaV saysMay 8, 2009 at 9:30 am
Poorly thought out, planned, and excuted. Times are rough. We could all use a free meal or know someone who can.
Grandma J saysMay 8, 2009 at 9:32 am
I posted about this too. The good news is, you get a Pepsi with the new coupon that will be mailed to you sometime around Thanksgiving.
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING saysMay 8, 2009 at 9:55 am
I am UNTHINKING what I UNTHOUGHT about KFC now.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMay 8, 2009 at 10:10 am
They don’t have to worry about me trying to get something–for some reason I find KFC “ugh.” Which is odd because I’ve never eaten there.
Audubon Ron saysMay 8, 2009 at 10:11 am
You do realize this is a marketing ploy to get America to gain weight so they will buy Oprah’s new book, How to Shake the Bake of KFC and Get Back on a Diet – Fool. Good thing you have me around to figure these things. See, I earned my keep today. Not necessary to thank me. I know that you admire me. (Ronnie, take a bow doode!)
Hokie Deb saysMay 8, 2009 at 10:13 am
–>I had too many sporks anyway…
David saysMay 8, 2009 at 10:24 am
Culling the herd indeed. I didn’t even consider the offer for a second. Blech.
Eliza saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm
First I”ve heard of this promotion. Apparently living under a rock.
carma saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm
I would have preferred a downloadable coupon for one of Oprah’s free cars. Chicken, not so much.
Domesic Goddess (in training) saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm
I heard about that, but apparently it was after the chicken was gone. I bet McDonalds is pissed at her!
Cactus Petunia saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Oprah apparently never heard the saying, “There is no free lunch!”
Sporks, on the other hand…they’re always free.
ashley saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Free is still good. But I am surprised that Oprah wasn’t technically prepared for this after the snapfish debacle last winter. And I agree KFC is yuck, but still delicious 🙂 I got my meal and it was pretty good!
L saysMay 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm
This was not one of her better ideas.
Square Peg saysMay 8, 2009 at 1:31 pm
Silly Bossy, one uses a spork for self spleen removal. 🙂
Michelle in SF saysMay 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm
I’m feeling sorry for all those factory grown chickens…then again, their misery will be over sooner due to popular demand
Liz saysMay 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm
We all redeemed this coupon at lunch one day… what a debacle! The line was understandably long, and after standing there 15 minutes, the manager put up a hand-drawn sign that said “Free coupon – purchase necessary”. She took it down after nearly inciting a riot!
However, the lunch was pretty good.
They should have prepared for this like Denny’s… now those guys were READY for the “overwhelming response”!
Mrs. B. Roth saysMay 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm
I am a firm believer in TANSTAAFL (There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch — Robert Heinlein), I PAID for my grilled chicken, side salad, and biscuit and I LOVED it. I think I’ll go pay for it again right NOW! Fried chicken breast = 370 calories. Grilled chicken breast = 180. Mmmmm …
sevedra saysMay 8, 2009 at 3:05 pm
SPORK! Yeah, I think Oprah and KFC should have thought this one through. Someone didn’t realize what they were doing.
Did I post a link to my latest poverty post?
Maria saysMay 8, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Is anyone else disturbed by Oprah promoting fast food?? Ort is that just me? Has Oprah ever heard of Gabriel Cousens? I think she is afraid to.
the cheap chick saysMay 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm
Wait, what? I thought Oprah was trying to live her best life ever? Since when does that include KFC? Now Taco Bell, I can understand that…
Peg saysMay 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Now I know that my life has gone in the ditch. No idea about any chicken and Oprah. On second thought, perhaps that’s a good thing. GAH…that’s Martha Stewart!!
Rachel from the MN saysMay 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm
p/f saysMay 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm
When I heard about the coupon, my first thought was, “I’d get a coupon, take it in, and because Oprah caused so much of a clamour for KFC, I’ll get an undercooked chicken breast/oops salmonilla/thus costing me an untold amount in Dr.’s bills. By the way, my hubs call this thinking my “death case scenario.” I have one for every seemingly innocuous situation.
janny226 saysMay 9, 2009 at 11:18 pm
Uhh, I guess I’d better watch out. I like the grilled KFC chicken. But then, I paid for mine, since I’m the one person in American who’s not a regular Oprah-watcher.
Hey America, I subsidized all those free meals by paying my $3.99, so think well of me, OK?
janny226 saysMay 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm
Oh, and we talkin’ sporks? Can you believe I tried to find clip art of a spork last fall and was unable to? Had to take my own picture. What is WRONG with this country?
Amber Star saysMay 10, 2009 at 12:25 am
I think they have added a coke to the coupon deal now. My husband is going to get right on it tomorrow.