American Express bought me a Choc Top!

Discussion in 'American Express Rewards' started by wiz, Feb 21, 2007.

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  1. wiz

    wiz Member

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    I don't know if this incident deserves its own thread, but I thought it was pretty unique...

    I just went to the cinema this evening and paid with my American Express Charge Card at the Hoyts Box Office. As I handed the card over, the attendant said "Since you are paying with your American Express...", and I started to think, great now Hoyts are doing a surcharge, she continued "... you will be receiving a complimentary Choc Top!" She then handed over a voucher which read "Thanks for walking the red carpet and using your American Express. Present this voucher at the Candybar for your free Choc Top."

    A nice surprise, and clever marketing I thought. I was expecting a surcharge statement and instead got a present (and the ticket only cost $9). :D
     

  2. Mal

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    This promo has been advertised on the Amex website front page via a rotating banner for about a week or so now.

    But now I actually look for it, I can't find the advert.

    Always nice to get a little bonus!
     
  3. Mal

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  4. SeaWolf

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    Did you book online to get this offer? Or will just showing up and buying on the spot work as well?
     
  5. serfty

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    If one is not automatically given a voucher when collecting one's tickets, one should ask for one.
     
  6. wiz

    wiz Member

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    I didn't book online at all. I turned up directly at the box office and received the offer when I purchased the ticket.
     
  7. SeaWolf

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    Great! I'll have to remember to pay with AMEX next time I go to Hoyts.
     
  8. serfty

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    Promotion February 2007 only and finishes in 7 days ...
     
  9. SeaWolf

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    Why do I always find out about these things just before they stop? :p
    Guess I'll just have to rush out and see more movies. ;)
     
  10. serfty

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    For a chock top? :shock:
     
  11. SeaWolf

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    Haha, for the movie. I wish I'd known last night when I went and saw "Ghost Rider".
    Good movie, BTW.
     
  12. Shano

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    And filmed in Australia (can't comment on quality of movie as have not seen it)
     
  13. SeaWolf

    SeaWolf Active Member

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    Parts of it are certainly recognisable as Melbourne and you can see the odd Aus company logo on a tower here and there. There's also a very distinctive scene showing the Southbank Footbridge. There's also a couple of scenes that are clearly Aus farmland/bush. Kinda funny since it's supposedly set in Texas. Kinda twarts the illusion when you can go "I've been there!" :p
    Still, great movie if you're into the Marvel style comic book movies.
     
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