Food and Drink

You Can Pay for a Bloody Mary with Tampons (and It's for a Good Cause)

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Maksim Fesenko / Shutterstock
Maksim Fesenko / Shutterstock

How much should a Bloody Mary cost? $5? $10? What about a box of tampons? At a special, period-themed brunch in Scotland this weekend, you can pay for Bloodies with tampons and sanitary napkins. It’s not a joke. In fact, it’s for a good cause.

The Bloody Big Brunch is a charity event with donations going to the Trussell Trust, a U.K. organization that works to fight hunger and poverty. “The idea for the Bloody Big Brunch has been bubbling away for a few years now,” Lee Beattie, the event’s co-founder, told Metro. “It all started when I was in a supermarket and spotted boxes of tampons literally chained up with security tags, a CCTV camera aimed at them and warning signs everywhere-it was a really bizarre scene. I snapped a pic and posted it on my social channels, with a witty caption. It wasn’t until a friend told me later that it was part of a bigger crack down and I was horrified. I had no idea, but women were desperately stealing sanitary products because they couldn’t afford them.” All of the Bloody Mary proceeds (tampons and sanitary napkins) from this weekend will go to women in need.

According to The List, Beattie-who is the director of creative agency Wire-plans on taking the brunch to different locations in the U.K. every month. The idea is to collect donations and also get a conversation going about many women’s monthly struggles.

This month, the inaugural brunch will be held at The Wee Guy’s in Glasgow and all are welcome-even those among us who don’t get their period. Aside from Bloody Marys, the menu will also feature “red-themed” brunch treats and non-alcoholic Bloodies. If you don’t happen to be in the Glasgow area and still want to help, you can donate to the event’s cause on their JustGiving page.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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