Zynga Cash from Slurpees
If you are a social networking hick and love all things ville and wars you can now buy and redeem products at 7-Eleven and gain points on a virtual punch card to unlock uber gifts to share with friends on Facebook. Trialing in the US & Canada for now, the promotion is like a fly-buys points program for convenience store shopping that rewards you with an online Zynga game challenge every time you buy specially marked products. The ‘Buy, Earn, Pay’ promotion in-game Zynga challenges allow you to gain Ville cred, and depending on what you’re into, there’s challenges for MafiaWars, YoVille and FarmVille. Each game has its own unique gifts with users scrolling over the items for more details. You can also submit your code via text message and activate the in-game challenge that way. I don’t know if the flight to LA is worth it at this stage, but when the promo hits Australia you can bet there will be plenty of people waiting to uber-gift on Farmville, Fishville, YoVille, Vampire Wars and the recently released FrontierVille where you get to carve out a home in the wilderness and raise a family, fight bears and snakes…you can collect FrontierVille Facebook gold too. Fellow pioneers who have been Frontier’ing for a while, can someone please tell me if I should start counting my chickens that the price of my gold is going to go up? How long before the first 7-Eleven opens in the Wild West?! All this land clearing has made me super thirsty for a Slurpee.