Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 10:43 AM | Contributed by MarimbaGuy87
Imagine going through a drawer and finding a coupon 30 years old, then taking it to the store to redeem it. Most businesses would probably laugh in the customer’s face. But not Knoebels Amusement Resort. John Philip Kolody of Coos Bay, Ore., and his wife, Rosalie, will enjoy a day of “fun, food and fantasy” at the park in the near future, fulfilling a promise that Knoebels made to the Shamokin native more than 30 years ago.
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Knudos to Knoebels for honoring a 30-year-old coupon!
I don't see why they would even think of denying them admission.
However, if it does say "To Be Used On or Before September 6th, 1974" somewhere... then the park is just showing how friendly it really is.
Not that what Knoebel's did wasn't (K)noble and all (heh, I'm a friggin' comedian), but I could've shelled out the $30 and free dinner and not thought twice about it.
I guess it does show how easily people can be manipulated by PR.
making up for the lack of 'Nate' around here lately ;)
*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 7/14/2004 4:10:02 PM ***
I agree that there may have been a PR angle (otherwise we would have probably not heard about it), but from what I've observed about the was Knoebels is run, I'd say their inital reaction would be "Of course we will", without hesitation.
As the guy at Totem Treats explained to us "We have Red, White and Blue Birch Beers available because we're a patriotic park" (I never have found the Red birch there, btw), then they also have a replica of the Iwo Jima memorial complete with a historically accurate period flag. This is another fine example of the parks patriotism and supporting troops and vets in action. As the end of the article states, they are currently trying to ressurect this very same program as it relates to current world affairs.
Dragster Freak - if it were a 33 year old Geauga Lake free coupon (and who can count how many times that park has changed hands in 33 years), we'd be seing a scathing article like "Park turs its back on Veterans", quicly followed by another artice 48 hours later "Park decides to honor Veteran's coupons"
Then again the tickets you buy at Knoebels have been the same since I was very small and never expire. The only thing that changed with them are that they don't have nickle ones anymore and they added the $.50 ones about 10 years ago.
-Steve, who loves trying to find old tickets around his house for "free" rides at Knoebels... ;)
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