My to-do list always includes a directive to disconnect from technology and, you know, go outside perhaps. If you have similar goals for yourself or your kids this summer, A&W wants to help motivate you to ditch the phones, Xboxes and iPads and connect with your loved ones. The company is handing out free root beer to families that pledge to go technology-free.
Before thoughts of life without Facebook start sending you into a panic, note that the commitment lasts just one hour on Friday nights. If you take the pledge by signing up on the website, A&W will instantly supply you with a coupon for a free two-liter soda to add some “pop” to your Friday night.
According to a recent survey commissioned by A&W, 78% of parents wish their families spent more time together, while 84% believe that having regularly scheduled family time would help their families spend more quality time together.
While busy schedules are a major reason why families may not spend as much time together as they want (60% of those surveyed cited it as a barrier), technology also plays a role. Around 41% of survey participants listed it as a reason.
If you want to make sure root beer and family fun go together this summer, A&W is also selling a family fun night box that features a selection of games and root beer float essentials. For $25, you’ll get mugs, spoons, paper straws, an ice cream scoop, float toppings, game dice, Family Fun Inspiration Cards, a coupon and more.
The limited-edition Family Fun Night Kits are available while supplies last at A&W’s website.
Looking for other beverage giveaways?
Canada Dry is also handing out free ginger ale and lemonade this summer, but you’ll get to keep using your phone for this one. In fact, you have to post on social media to receive this coupon.
To get your free drinks, you must post from one of six locations that Canada Dry survey participants call the most stressful places in America. If you’ll be in one of these places on a Thursday this June, just take a geo-tagged selfie on Instagram, tag @CanadaDryGingerAle and use #CDThirstyThursday and #promo. You’ll receive a coupon for a 12-pack of Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade, while supplies last.
The locations are:
- New York City: Times Square
- Chicago: The Loop
- San Francisco: Tenderloin
- Los Angeles: Hollywood and Highland Center
- Dallas: DFW Airport
- Miami: South Beach
Now this sounds like an easy goal I can cross of my summer to-do list! Are you willing to put in a little extra effort to get free carbonated drinks?