Thursday, July 17, 2008

Eating Donuts

Looks like I'm not the only one who knows about the Dunkin Donuts promotion that allows folks to get a free donut at any store in the metro Tampa Bay area after every Rays win. Here's an official press release on the number of free donuts that have been gobbled up thanks to the Rays' winning ways this year:

"Thanks to the Tampa Bay Rays’ remarkable 55 victories over the first half of their season, Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite everyday, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, has already given away 138,875 free donuts this season, at participating restaurants in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. As part of “Rays Win, You Win”, fans can receive a free donut by simply mentioning that the Rays won the day before.

During the entire 2007 season, participating “Rays Win, You Win” Dunkin’ Donuts shops gave away 117,600 donuts – following the Rays’ 66 total victories. At their current victory pace, the Rays would finish with 94 wins, which could result in Dunkin’ Donuts giving away double the number of donuts from last season.

“We are excited with the Rays’ success thus far and would love to see them surprise the baseball world and make the playoffs,” said Natalie Ostroski, Dunkin’ Donuts Field Manager, North Florida . “Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to be a partner of the Rays for the second straight year. We look forward to giving away many more donuts during the season’s second half.” Ostroski said.

Fans do not need to attend a game or redeem a ticket stub to receive a free donut; they only need to be aware that the Rays won a game the day before – either at home or at an away game. The Rays begin the second half of their season Friday, July 18, at home against the Toronto Blue Jays."

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