How’s this for a scheme?
1. Buy discounted Kit Kat Chunky chocolate bars for $1.29 at Safeway. (On special only until closing time tonight; normal price $1.88)
2. Eat bar.
3. Use code inside wrapper that gets me a $1.69 song from iTunes.
I like chocolate, and I already have an iTunes account.
And in fact I’d been planning to buy a few songs, such as a couple of those David Bowie tunes used on Life On Mars (wasn’t the ending utterly brilliant!) including the title track, and Starman, also used to good effect on Torchwood. It’s cheaper to buy once-off songs for $1.69 than splash out and buy whole CDs full of other tracks I don’t really want. (How come the David Bowie best-of I already have didn’t include these two anyway?!) Even cheaper at minus 40 cents.
So what’s the catch here?
- According to the terms and conditions, you can only do this up to 5 times per iTunes account. Damn.
- They’re Nestle bars. I’ve long boycotted Nestle. But the costs of the discount and the promotion are likely to be borne by the manufacturer, which hopefully means they’re earning nothing at all, or even losing money on the deal.
- I have to eat the chocolate. Bummer. (I’ll pace myself.)
Life On Mars trivia: Sam Tyler was named after Rose Tyler from Doctor Who.