Food and Drink

English People Are Getting Free Wine With Their Cable, Why Can't We?

Virgin Media
Virgin Media
Virgin Media

Virgin Media is giving away free cases of wine to encourage people in the U.K. to buy broadband and TV bundles. To which we have to say, ahem, cable companies, we’re also not buying bundles either, and we definitely like wine.

The news is good for the brits though. Depending on the bundle you choose, Virgin will give you eight to 14 bottles of wine worth up to $265. Plus TV and internet, if that’s your thing. The wines come from Virgin’s own Virgin Wines line (yes, Virgin owns a wine company, too). Virgin Wines, according to its website, focuses on “handcrafted, international wines that are anything but dull – no mass-produced plonk, no overpriced names.” In other words, wines that would be lovely to drink while streaming Netflix on your new superfast broadband and simultaneously playing a sports game via your new cable subscription (or whatever it is that people use cable to watch).

Attention Comcast, Verizon, Spectrum: You know what Americans like to do? Drink and watch things.

It’s not just idle wine-ing (sorry). Americans hate traditional cable and satellite TV companies-and that is the nicest way to put it. As of 2017, more than 34 million Americans over the age of 18 had never subscribed to a TV bundle, and more than 22 million became “cord cutters.” One survey found that 47 percent of customers reported a negative experience with Comcast, one of the largest bundlers. If you can’t give us cheap rates and customer service, at least give us wine. It’s the only way to appease the masses at this point.

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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