Snowflake coffee cups
December 14, 2010 9:01 AM Subscribe
My mother loves McDonald's large coffee cups and I would like to get ten or so for her for Christmas. What's my chances of going into a McDonald's and talking to a manager to see if they'll sell me the cups without the coffee inside (ideally for less then the full price)?
posted by royalsong to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How should I approach a manager about this? Is it even worth attempting? My general idea was something like:
Royalsong (RS): *walks into local mcdonalds* Hello. Can I speak to a manager?
KidAtCounter: Uh.. *shouts for manager*
Manager: *walks up annoyed, thinks RS is here to complain*
RS: Hello. My mom loves your coffee cups. She reuses them over and over until they fall apart. I would love if I could get her some as a Christmas gift. Is there any chance I could buy like 10 cups and 15 lids for about $10 without the coffee inside?
Manage: No Way!
Welcoming any ideas or suggestions on how to get my mom these cups she loves?
Things I have tried that haven't worked:
To buy her reusable eco-friendly cups in a similar style
To buy her disposable cups in a similar style
Things that have worked:
Going to McDonalds once every week or so and buying a large cup of coffee and asking for an additional lid.