Trade Your Christmas Gifts For A Burger King Whopper
It's always rough when you know you're going home for the holidays just to gather up a bunch of knick-knacks you don't need from the people who made you, but who clearly have no understanding of your taste as a person.
Last year at Christmas, I got a pigskin purse (I love pigs, and I follow ALL the pigs on Instagram), a load of tube socks for men and a bunch of other crap I didn't need or want.
But this Christmas, I have a plan, and that plan is to turn in those awful gifts at the Burger King drive thru on my way out of town for approximately 18 Whoppers.
It won't even matter if I'm hungry or not. I'll be eating them to fill the emptiness, and I won't even taste the damn things.
Oh wait, never mind. Burger King is only doing this at a few locations in Miami Beach, London and Brazil, possibly because so many Americans are standing on the brink of heart attack.
Still, it's a pretty cool idea.
On the day after Christmas, all you have to do is bring your unwanted presents to the specified locations to get a Whopper.
But if you can't make it to those restaurants, you can still post a picture of your awful presents on Twitter or Instagram with #WhopperExchange, and the first 100 people will get "a surprise from the Burger King brand's social media accounts."
So when you get a crocheted sweater vest from your mom, be sure to block her from your Instagram account before making a public statement like, "WILL TRADE THIS UGLY AF VEST FOR A BURGER" because frankly, that's just not in the Christmas spirit.
It's rude and hurtful.
That said, your ugly sweater will be donated to charity, which is a pleasant twist.
Fernando Machado, SVP of global brand management for Burger King, said,
At Burger King restaurants, we are always looking for ways to surprise our fans, no matter if they were good or naughty.
I guess it's always nice to get a surprise from Burger King that doesn't come in the form of a heart attack.