When you call in and are told you’ve won ‘tickets to the premier showing’ of a movie, one damn well expects to see TICKETS to the movie.
Let me elaborate, yesterday, Nicole called into B98.7 and ended up “winning” two “free tickets” to the premier showing of Zorro. She was told to “make sure she showed up early” to stand in line as the seats would go early. So we show up with our so called ‘free’ movie passes and end up paying $17 to see an entirely different movie.
Here are how things transpired. I show up an hour early to stand in line. 30 minutes later, someone in the line happens to mention that I had better ‘redeem’ my ‘free movie pass’ for actual movie tickets. What? “Yeah, you can’t get into the movie with those passes.” Nowhere on the passes does it mention we are to ‘redeem’ our ‘free movie passes’ for legitimate ‘movie tickets’. You mean I’ve been standing in this line for 30 minutes WITH ILLEGITIMATE MOVIE PASSES!!! Needless to say, I rush to the box-office only to find out the movie had already sold out. NO TICKETS!
The thing that really bothered me was that when I explained what had happened to Nic and I, the ‘studio rep’ wouldn’t even attempt to help us out. She even tried to explain to me that it ‘says right on the pass’ that we had to redeem our tickets prior to the show. Hmm, what do you think?