Yes, Please: The Vending Machine That Rewards Apathy With Free Beer

By on August 9, 2013

Vending Machine That Rewards Apathy With Free Beer promotional campaign

Helping us take another inevitable step towards Idiocracy, a creative agency and Dutch beer brand Amstel partnered up to develop and launch a promotion that offers up a free can of Amstel beer to the public. The catch? To get that can of frosty brew, each person has to stand in front of a vending machine in a public location for three minutes without doing anything remotely important.

Want to answer your smartphone? Sorry, you lose. Want to have a conversation with a friend? Better luck next time. You have to stand on a marker in front of the machine and stare into space for three minutes. It’s probably best just to turn off your brain and avoid all temptation to think about that YouTube video you just watched of the cat that licks the vacuum cleaner hose. Seriously, why is that cat licking the hose?

This is somewhat similar to Samsung’s recent advertisement that rewarded people with a brand-new Samsung S4, but only if they could win a 60-minute staring contest with numerous distractions surrounding them. Check out the promotional video for the beer vending machine below. Embrace the apathy. Or don’t.

Beer Vending Machine

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

One Comment

  1. dave_c

    August 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    It’s a shame this will never come to the US, too many laws in the way.

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