I have been menstruating for the past decade (Hey! Don’t try to calculate my age. I was a late bloomer!), and just when I thought I would never be rewarded for the gallons of blood I have lost and the combined hours of menstrual cramps I have endured, Always came in and changed my story.
So, there I was, shopping for my favorite brand of pads – really, Always is the best! – when I spotted this on the box.
This is the pad I always get – the overnight ultra thin – and I use it whether it’s day or night.
No matter how bold the word ‘FREE’ was written on the box, I refused to get excited. This, after all, is America, and nothing, as I have come to learn, is free. That said, I still bought this gifted box of Always pad.
I took it home, opened the box, and pulled out the slip with a 14-character alpha-numeric code. I was instructed to go online (with the code) and redeem my free movie ticket. Still, I refused to get excited. They’ll probably tax me or demand my credit card information, I concluded.
I printed my e-ticket online and took it to my favorite movie theater where I presented it and asked for a ticket to see Killers (Watch the trailer here). It worked! Yes, I actually got a FREE ticket. No hanky panky — for now anyway. I did not want to blog about this before seeing the movie for fear that the Always people would revoke my ticket. But now that I have seen the movie, my new fear is that they’ll send me a bill.
Having received the opportunity to watch a free movie, I am sincerely grateful to Always (No, I was not paid to blog about this!), and I wonder what’s next. Are they going to send me to a free dinner at Chilis Restarant (I love that place!)? Are they going to send me a Macy’s gift card? I could always use that. Hopefully, I wouldn’t have to wait for a decade before receiving this reward from Always.
P.S. All of a sudden, I feel like menstruating!