Posts Tagged ‘complementary’

Produced by Cameron McKirdy

Watch me get as many complementary samples as possible. ¬†SPOILER ALERT: I score a free trial of sausage, cheese, lotion, cologne, ice cream, vitamins, purified water, and even ukulele¬†entertainment. ¬†I also considered using the mall’s power to charge my cell phone. ¬†At a larger shopping center I’m sure you could eat the equivalent of a meal by sampling grub at all the food court’s restaurants. ¬†This was simply a fun exercise of¬†frugality. ¬†Cheers!

free ice cream sampleCam poised to strike the ice cream vendor for freebies

By Cameron McKirdy

Let me start by saying Happy Holidays!  I wish you the best, and hope you give more than you get.  Having said that, my fam was in town for Thanksgiving, and Black Friday shopping/trampling.  Before my Dad and I set out to hike near Mount St. Helens, they invited me into their hotel for a free deluxe continental breakfast.  The feast was on.

The hotel had waffles to make, yogurt, fruit, hash browns, juice, coffee, cereal, eggs, sausage, everything! ¬†I can’t say I’ve ever sneaked into a hotel for a free breakfast (before this), but I would if I was hungry. ¬†However, when I am a legit guest I do take goodies for the road. ¬†Trust me, my pockets get filled with honey packets, peanut butter, whatever. ¬†My brother use to creep into fine hotels in Eugene about twice a month to get his fill before class. ¬†Andrew¬†blogged about it here on Survival Bros. ¬†It’s funny. ¬†But I’m not advising you to steal, just sharing a survival tactic for if you’re about to die and need food energy.

You can see in the HD video above I loaded up on the complementary grub, and took it back to their room. ¬†I scarfed it, and sipped dank coffee. ¬†Then I scoured for other freebies like shampoo, soap, packaged coffee, plus sugars, creamers, straws, napkins, and a new roll of toilet paper. ¬†It’s not much, but it will help me get through another day. ¬†Being a¬†scavenger¬†is key¬†to survival. ¬†Work on that skill just in case. ¬†Please visit here¬†regularly. ¬†I will be¬†blogging about my 10 mile Mt. St. Helens hike soon. ¬†Take care of yourself, and each other. ¬†And question authority!

hotel waffle