Don’t forget that today, February 28, 2012, is National Pancake Day at IHOP in the U.S.A.
– and, you can get –
a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP.
There is no real catch; the pancakes are free, totally free. However, IHOP guests taking advantage of the free pancake offer are asked, but not required, to make a financial donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© and other designated local charities throughout the country.
You would think that such a marketing event would be free of controversy. Not necessarily so. Read:
IHOP Free Pancake Day 2012 Tuesday Amidst Dispute Over National Pancake Day
IHOP Launches Global “Pancake Day” Dispute
And then, there’s the question of Naional Pancake Day being in the month of September. DUH! What’s going on? Really! Is National Pancake Day in February or in September? I am so-o-o confused. But, regardless of all that, if you like pancakes, you might want to go over to these websites:
September 26 is National Pancake Day: Celebrate with your child
Happy Pancake Day!
September 26: National Pancake Day!
On that topic of marketing to which I made reference earlier, as an extra bonus of Roland’s Ramblings for today, I am providing you an embedded link to take you over to read:
Lagorio, Christine, The New Rules of Event Marketing, Inc., February 9, 2011.