Thousands of Yeti Coolers Are Washing Up on the Alaskan Shore

Yeti's average-sized coolers can run up to $800, but you can grab one for free with this accidental deal.

Courtesy of Yeti
Courtesy of Yeti
Courtesy of Yeti

Cooler connoisseurs rejoice! Thousands of pricey Yeti coolers are washing up on the shores of Alaska¬†after a cargo ship unintentionally sent a few cases overboard. All told, 109 cooler containers dropped into the sea near Washington’s Olympic Peninsula last year.

Now, residents of the Last Frontier are setting off on foot and, in some cases, taking flight to scout out a free cooler of their own. Their enthusiastic efforts are understandable because these coolers aren’t cheap. Yeti’s average-sized coolers can run up to $800, while its most expensive option costs a whopping $1,500.

Even if these icy containers were cheap, who doesn’t love free stuff? Not to mention the fact that in addition to bragging rights, you can also feel self-righteous about clearing the beaches of plastic waste. It’s a win-win.

These bougie beverage boxes are going fast. One astute cooler spotter reportedly grabbed 20 of them. Why would they need that many? Who knows. One can only hope they have a Robin Hood-like plan to distribute their wealth and good fortune evenly.

Alas, there are still a ton of coolers out there, so get in a car or hop on a flight and get going. This deal is only available for a limited time while supplies last. But don’t take our word for it; look at the photographic evidence below.

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Jeremy Porr is a News Writer at Thrillist. Follow Jeremy on Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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