Instagram Users with 100,000+ Followers Get Free Food for Posts

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    The "This is Not a Sushi Bar" restaurant in Milan, Italy is offering Instagram users with 100,000+ followers free food if they post a picture of their meal and tag the restaurant on social media. "Owner Matteo Pittarello said he hoped the offer would attract millennials as patrons and create '2.0 word-of-mouth that could make our brand strong and viral.'"

    Italian fashion blogger Clizia Incorvaia had a free sushi lunch on Tuesday courtesy of her 200,000 Instagram followers. Incorvaia said: "We tasted everything from gunkan to tartare, and I have to say it is all really good."
     
  2. msshammy

    msshammy n00bie

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    Hell... I'll buy your lunch if you leave your damn phone in your pocket.. during a meal!
     
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  3. Cyraxx

    Cyraxx [H]ardness Supreme

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    So facepalm worthy. Who the fuck goes on Social media to determine where they eat at? Pathetic.
     
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  4. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wonder if they did the math. Be interesting to see how this pays off or not.

    Instead of having CAC (Customer Acquisition Costs) of a few dollars for advertising, they're using their food costs to try and get socioproof / wider audience.
     
  5. Nukester

    Nukester [H]ard|Gawd

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    millennials, Stopped reading right there... Explains everything.
     
  6. Nukester

    Nukester [H]ard|Gawd

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    If I could like this 1000 times and make it the top post on the net today, I would.
     
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  7. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    Have you or any of your friends ever said that they ate at such and such place and said you need to try it out? this is the same thing, it's just they are getting a free meal for telling people.
     
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  8. Oldmodder

    Oldmodder Limp Gawd

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    Well they ( the restaurant ) can do what they please, their message are probably going to reach a lot of people, just not me as i am not doing that dance.
    A lot of people are probably also going to go by that hashtag or what the hell its called, personally i am waiting for it to become popular to jump off a cliff, then i am going to be there with my camera.

    Soooooooo glad i dont have kids, almost also the one thing in my life i seem to have gotten right from the get go.
     
  9. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    jokes on them most instagram whores don't eat.
     
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  10. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Same thing, except they were bribed and are not your friends. Hmm..
     
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  11. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    and the restaurant saves $10k in advertising.

    still this this is one of the most retarded thing to some from sm. ooooh look at my food. oh look I took a bite. oh look its almost done. fuck off.
     
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  12. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    This is what I ate the other day,
    IMG_2363.JPG

    All gone,
    IMG_2364.JPG
     
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  13. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    ^......

    No....bold boy

    Don't be one of those
     
  14. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +11

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    How much do I have to pay for fake Instagram follows from China again?

    Hmmmm free food.
     
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  15. Nukester

    Nukester [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hmm.. Maybe .01 each in bulk. China has millions to spare.
     
  16. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +11

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    When more restaurants have this it might actually make sense. I’ll have to buy like 99,400 followers but whatever.
     
  17. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    We use Yelp a lot for restaurants we've never been to and my wife likes to submit reviews there also. I don't mind a quick pic from her and she posts later thankfully.
     
  18. Puterguru

    Puterguru I'm Gettin' a Dell!

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    "What beautiful places will you be going to this weekend to stare at your phone"

    One of my favorite sayings....
     
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  19. Flexion

    Flexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah... sushi is just not one of those things to be trusted if free. XD
     
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    DPI Nitpick Police

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    [grandpa voice] "In my day there was only one shade of grey!" [hands you a newspaper]
     
  21. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    So a bunch of instagram whores "models" who take cleverly angled photos with their knee raised to accentuate their ass get to eat free in Italy
     
  22. katanaD

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    a couple weekends back.. me and the wife went to a journey/def leppard concert. We hadnt been to a concert in years, ozzy/rob zombie, was the last one.

    what REALLY stood out to me was the SEA OF PHONES at the concert. I simply could not count how many people were paying more attention to their phone recording the event, then actually just enjoying the show.

    by the way.. Journey was simply awesome

    I had to LOL at how all the phones in "flashlight" mode seems to have replaced the good old fashion lighter. that was actually kinda cool.
     
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  23. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    i bet it was awesome. is pineda still fronting?
     
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    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    Me and the wife had to do a double take at first seeing the asian guy.. but man.. he was NAILING it !!
     
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  26. travbrad

    travbrad [H]ard|Gawd

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    In theory I would agree. Listening to someone's opinion who you trust is a lot better than just relying on an advertisement directly from the corporation. I just think it would be hard to trust the opinion of some some social media "star" when they are effectively being paid for what they post. At that point it is just advertising again (and they know it, they don't give away free meals just to be nice)

    That's a lot different than the opinion of a friend who actually cares or knows anything about about you specifically and not just how many "likes" or "follows" and value they can extract from you.
     
  27. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    I am not saying to trust what the instagrammer is posting, I am just saying that that is a neat way to get free food if you aren't a "celebrity", and I would probably do it as well.

    Real celebrities get actual money for posting about shit, I think I read one article about someone getting $100k per tweet.
     
  28. Kdawg

    Kdawg Gawd

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    will bend over backwards for Likes.