$3.50 Pop bait & switch

Started by TecnoGenius, June 10, 2023, 08:44:16 PM

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TecnoGenius

TLDR; There is no $3.50 pop in the tailgate area, contrary to what the promotions led me to believe.

Got to the tailgate at 6pm once again; this time I spent considerable energy looking for the supposed $3.50 pop that is advertised along with the discounted beer.  These, along with cheap dogs, are supposed to be the early-bird (I think "pre-kickoff") and tailgate specials.

Obviously the beer is everywhere in the tailgate.  But I went to every single concession/kiosk in the tailgate and looked or asked about the $3.50 pop and was told at 2 places it doesn't exist unless I go inside the stadium.  The other places (with long lines) I looked at the price sign to confirm nothing but bottled pop, and looked for a fountain machine (finding none).  And of course you cannot go inside the stadium until around 6:30.  That doesn't help me at 6, and gives my kid (well, and myself) nothing to drink in the tailgate... Unless we buy the $5.50 bottled pop, which they have at most kiosks there.

Since we always drop $50 per game on chow at IGF, I'm not complaining about the price so much as the principle, and that the "come early" hooplah and ads with the 3 discounted items leads one to believe you'll actually be able to find those items if you show up early to the tailgate.  If there's one thing I hate, it's bait & switch.

The promotion should have the wording changed to make it clear that you are not going to find $3.50 pop at the tailgate, so families aren't expecting it there, and don't waste time looking.

Worse still, even once inside the stadium at 6:30 and in my 200-level west side, I went to 2 of the 4 "big" (in-wall) concessions to order the $3.50 pop and neither had it!  They said only bottles.  They said go down to the next concession.  I quit at the 2nd place looking at me like I was nuts, and didn't bother going all the way down to the Grannys place, which I'll assume actually did have the fountain $3.50 pop (though I won't bet money on it).  Again, you're advertising this great pop deal then making it nearly impossible for customers to find (after waiting in line!).  Maybe list on the ad the 20% of concessions that actually have it so customers can avoid wasting time.

If you think I'm over-reacting, just consider what would happen if you got in the tailgate area and they said they didn't have the $5 special price beer and you had to wait until 6:30 and find the magic couple of kiosks in the stadium?  There would be a riot!

And since I'm in b & moan mode: 2 concessions had their STH qr-code scanner broken.  To give the STH discount they had to take my card and punch in the number by hand.  It took the staff 3 minutes to do this, and they seemed annoyed.  That's not good for lines.  All scanners I accessed in the PS2 game worked fine, so this many are breaking in 1 week?  Imagine how many scanners will be broken when it's -10C!

The solution is each kiosk should have a couple of spares, and the main logistics area of IGF should have like 10 spares that can be quickly run up to kiosks as workers report them being dead.  No excuse to have them broken all game long.

For reference, here's an example of the cheap pop ad:
Take note: Illusionist and Winnipegger Darcy Oake will have a special performance at halftime. The gates open 60 minutes before kickoff, with pre-game specials including $5 355 ml cans of Molson Coors and Molson Coors Light, $3.50 fountain drinks and hot dogs. The Princess Auto Pre-game tailgate area opens at 5:30 p.m.
https://www.bluebombers.com/2023/06/08/game-preview-2023-home-opener/
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Oh ya, they ran this cheap pop campaign all last season too, and I never once found it last season either.  I always asked about it, but never found it at any concession I usually go to.  But I didn't make it my mission to find it last year though, like I did yesterday.
Never go full Rider!

Stretch

Are you going to be contacting the team office about this?
Money is no object...especially when you have none.

bwiser

I would like to add that last week one kiosk was selling tall boy beers for 10 dollars and one was selling it for 12 dollars. Yesterday it was 12 dollars at both kiosks. The 25% discount doesn't apply to beer like it does at the Jets game so beer is more expensive at Bomber games than it is at Jets games.

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Stretch on June 10, 2023, 09:18:21 PM
Are you going to be contacting the team office about this?

I have no doubt whatsoever that my post will find its way to Bomber staff.  The club is good about keeping an eye on things here, for which I am very thankful and grateful.
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: bwiser on June 10, 2023, 09:28:57 PM
I would like to add that last week one kiosk was selling tall boy beers for 10 dollars and one was selling it for 12 dollars. Yesterday it was 12 dollars at both kiosks. The 25% discount doesn't apply to beer like it does at the Jets game so beer is more expensive at Bomber games than it is at Jets games.

The STH concession discount is 10%, and (like you found out) not applicable to any drinkable item.  At least that part was advertised correctly (I think it says on the card, too?).  Not sure about different beer price at different kiosks (don't drink), but one would think the price would be uniform (maybe it was a mistake in PS).  Unless they charge more or less at the fridge-having kiosks vs the ice-bucket ones, which could make sense I suppose.

I don't think we'll ever see 25% STH discounts.  If the Jets do that, that's very generous!

(Bomber Store does give 15% off merch to STH, so kinda meet in the middle.)
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Sir Blue and Gold

#6
Nowhere in your quoted ad does it say there is $3.50 pop in the tailgate area.

QuoteTLDR; There is no $3.50 pop in the tailgate area, contrary to what the promotions led me to believe.

QuoteFor reference, here's an example of the cheap pop ad:
Take note: Illusionist and Winnipegger Darcy Oake will have a special performance at halftime. The gates open 60 minutes before kickoff, with pre-game specials including $5 355 ml cans of Molson Coors and Molson Coors Light, $3.50 fountain drinks and hot dogs. The Princess Auto Pre-game tailgate area opens at 5:30 p.m.
https://www.bluebombers.com/2023/06/08/game-preview-2023-home-opene
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gobombersgo

Is the STH discount only valid at the generic concession locations?  I went to Shawarma last week and was told they don't take it.

pjrocksmb

I got hassled big time for bigging in my snacks.  Got roasted by one security guard and then the boss came and was nice about it.

I bring in snacks and feed my friends.  We also support the drink food options.

I would be cross if the deal offered wasn't available.  I don't follow the deals too much.  I did like the discounted food options they had a few years ago.  My buddy really likes the pregame beers.

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Sir Blue and Gold on June 10, 2023, 10:56:39 PM
Nowhere in your quoted ad does it say there is $3.50 pop in the tailgate area.
r/

You are correct.  It is ambiguous.  One can easily make the assumption because of proximal placement of words.

Again, how would all the drinkers feel if they got to the tailgate and the $5 beer cans were really $8 (or whatever the full price is)?

The ad is entirely about pre-game specials and ends with the gate-open time of the tailgate area, which is certainly "pre-game".  One can be forgiven for inferring that said tailgate, which is open pre-game, would have all the aforementioned specials.

I'm not saying they are breaking the law or even going against the letter of what they are saying.  But they are going against the spirit of a reasonable interpretation of the message.

I'm a multi-year fan who saw these $3.50 ads for a few years who thought this meant I could get $3.50 pops at the tailgate.  I finally decided to really give it a try, going even earlier on purpose to enjoy what the WFC was promoting.  I found out my interpretation of the promotion was wrong.  I'm not looking to make trouble, or even really care that much about the discount.  But I do feel like it smacks of bait and switch.  Again: think about if this was the beer cans!!

And making it hard to find the pop even inside the stadium is also a bit shifty and doesn't help any "you just read it wrong" excuse.  How many people go to the "house brand" concessions in-stadium with a 10-minute line and ask for the $3.50 pop only to be told it isn't there, maybe down the concourse at the next one.  Again, I did that twice last game: waited in line in-stadium to be told it wasn't there: after also waiting in 2 lines at the tailgate!  That person either buys the bottled pop for $2 extra (multiplied by their number of kids), or doesn't buy any drink at all.  They might feel let down.  Certainly their kid is not happy the quest for a drink is taking 40 minutes extra after a 2km walk to the stadium on a hot day!  They don't care much when dad is explaining marketing and "bait & switch" theories.

The possible solutions are very easy:

1. Have a $3.50 fountain-drink kiosk in the tailgate.
and/or
2. Update the ad to make it clear which pre-game specials don't apply to the tailgate.
and/or
3. Explicitly list which concessions @IGF have the $3.50 special.

I've seen them do #3 when they have other game specials, like a specialty food item (like the Yard Dog or last season's schnitzel).  They listed exactly what the section # is.  That is a great idea.  It shouldn't be too much to ask they do it for all other specials, too.  Don't you think?
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: gobombersgo on June 10, 2023, 11:50:18 PM
Is the STH discount only valid at the generic concession locations?  I went to Shawarma last week and was told they don't take it.

Yes, from my understanding it counts at all concessions on food items (not beverages).  In the week 1 game I got the 10% STH discount on the Shawarma at the 100-level location.  (I didn't try the PS2 game: I bought one at their Pembina store pre-game.)

Which location did you go to?  Maybe the 200-level Khans don't have the gear yet, and that would certainly be another thing we need to make the WFC aware of.  I'd be peeved if, knowing 100-level Khan takes it, I get to the checkout at 200-level Khan and am told they don't take it.  But if this was just a PS glitch, which it may have been (like bwiser's 10/12 beer experience), we should confirm with someone before complaining.  PS glitches can be common.  Can someone confirm the STH discount worked at a 200-level Khan in week 1?
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TecnoGenius

Forget the game-day text I pasted in my OP... I found their promotion image on the bb web site:

https://d3ham790trbkqy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/06/TailgateAtThePlaza.png
from
https://www.bluebombers.com/game-day-guide-june-9-2023/

Who wouldn't look at that, clearly advertising just the "pre-game tailgate" in huge letters, and think that all 3 items are in the tailgate?  In slightly smaller letters it says to "come early & enjoy game day specials until kickoff".  An arrow points to the 3 specials: $5 beer, $3.50 dogs, $3.50 fountain drinks.

There is tiny-font no-one-will-read-it asterisk text with the asterisk on the "beer" (only), meaning it doesn't apply to the pop.  But it does say something about "on the concourse excludes suite level".

So then I'd ask, are there $5 beers at the tailgate?  I've been assuming this whole time there is.  How about the dog?  Drinkers, please let me know.  I saw dogs cooking at the tailgate, and I assumed they were $3.50, but who knows.  Anyone get a dog?

This picture ad seems like a clear bait & switch to me, either just on the pop, or, if there's no $5 beer in the tailgate, then on the entire menu.  My guess is it's just the pop because, to be honest, 90% of the tailgaters are drinking beer and I'm sure one of those thousands would have complained by now, if not outright rioted  :D.  If you don't drink pop and don't have kids I can understand why you'd think this was a nothingburger.  You got your $5 beer!  8)
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: pjrocksmb on June 11, 2023, 02:03:08 AM
I would be cross if the deal offered wasn't available.  I don't follow the deals too much.  I did like the discounted food options they had a few years ago.  My buddy really likes the pregame beers.

Did he buy one in the tailgate area for $5?

Sorry to hear about your home-food woes last game.  I noticed they did have (new?) big signs up at some entrances about disallowing all outside food.  I'll take a picture next time, but I'm pretty sure it didn't even have an exception for "single serving" like the official IGF policy says (said?).

So technically PJ's famous dips and pie :o 8) have never been allowed, but like you found out, it all depends on the particular guard that day.  Those guys vary greatly in courtesy and leniency.  I think a wider berth should be given to those who have the STH card/lanyard showing, are geared up in like 3 different Bomber Store items, and especially if they have small children.  Those aren't the people who are going to cause problems in the stadium.  I know it can't be "official policy", but staff can use a bit of judgement.
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Foxhound

Can you not even bring your own snacks and pop into the parking lot?

???

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Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: Foxhound on June 11, 2023, 03:36:14 AM
Can you not even bring your own snacks and pop into the parking lot?

???

Mother of God, please don't bring that subject up.

Stretch

#15
This thread reminds me of a saying about a mountain and a molehill. Can?t remember how it goes.
Money is no object...especially when you have none.

Foxhound

Hmmmm, tailgate area you say? Is this one of these all-Canadian deals where people are "allowed" to party before the game in an area adjacent to the stadium but only by buying  beer at government sanctioned nosebleed prices?

???

If so I mean why bother?

???
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bomb squad

#17
Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 11, 2023, 02:57:50 AM
You are correct.  It is ambiguous.  One can easily make the assumption because of proximal placement of words.

Again, how would all the drinkers feel if they got to the tailgate and the $5 beer cans were really $8 (or whatever the full price is)?

The ad is entirely about pre-game specials and ends with the gate-open time of the tailgate area, which is certainly "pre-game".  One can be forgiven for inferring that said tailgate, which is open pre-game, would have all the aforementioned specials.

I'm not saying they are breaking the law or even going against the letter of what they are saying.  But they are going against the spirit of a reasonable interpretation of the message.

I'm a multi-year fan who saw these $3.50 ads for a few years who thought this meant I could get $3.50 pops at the tailgate.  I finally decided to really give it a try, going even earlier on purpose to enjoy what the WFC was promoting.  I found out my interpretation of the promotion was wrong.  I'm not looking to make trouble, or even really care that much about the discount.  But I do feel like it smacks of bait and switch.  Again: think about if this was the beer cans!!

And making it hard to find the pop even inside the stadium is also a bit shifty and doesn't help any "you just read it wrong" excuse.  How many people go to the "house brand" concessions in-stadium with a 10-minute line and ask for the $3.50 pop only to be told it isn't there, maybe down the concourse at the next one.  Again, I did that twice last game: waited in line in-stadium to be told it wasn't there: after also waiting in 2 lines at the tailgate!  That person either buys the bottled pop for $2 extra (multiplied by their number of kids), or doesn't buy any drink at all.  They might feel let down.  Certainly their kid is not happy the quest for a drink is taking 40 minutes extra after a 2km walk to the stadium on a hot day!  They don't care much when dad is explaining marketing and "bait & switch" theories.

The possible solutions are very easy:

1. Have a $3.50 fountain-drink kiosk in the tailgate.
and/or
2. Update the ad to make it clear which pre-game specials don't apply to the tailgate.
and/or
3. Explicitly list which concessions @IGF have the $3.50 special.

I've seen them do #3 when they have other game specials, like a specialty food item (like the Yard Dog or last season's schnitzel).  They listed exactly what the section # is.  That is a great idea.  It shouldn't be too much to ask they do it for all other specials, too.  Don't you think?


Are you sure that they (the bolded) are in fact $5 before 6:30? I think it's likely, but perhaps somebody can confirm that?. I also don't think there was any intent to deceive. I get all your other points though. They need to do better. My experience with this was finding where to get the hot dogs. No signs, ushers didn't know, etc.(I know now). I had to find out from other patrons. A little frustrating.

1chad

Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 11, 2023, 03:03:45 AM
Yes, from my understanding it counts at all concessions on food items (not beverages).  In the week 1 game I got the 10% STH discount on the Shawarma at the 100-level location.  (I didn't try the PS2 game: I bought one at their Pembina store pre-game.)

Which location did you go to?  Maybe the 200-level Khans don't have the gear yet, and that would certainly be another thing we need to make the WFC aware of.  I'd be peeved if, knowing 100-level Khan takes it, I get to the checkout at 200-level Khan and am told they don't take it.  But if this was just a PS glitch, which it may have been (like bwiser's 10/12 beer experience), we should confirm with someone before complaining.  PS glitches can be common.  Can someone confirm the STH discount worked at a 200-level Khan in week 1?


I got the Shawarma at the East side upper deck on Friday, and they took my card.

TecnoGenius

Quote from: bomb squad on June 11, 2023, 02:09:31 PM
Are you sure that they (the bolded) are in fact $5 before 6:30? I think it's likely, but perhaps somebody can confirm that?. I also don't think there was any intent to deceive. I get all your other points though. They need to do better. My experience with this was finding where to get the hot dogs. No signs, ushers didn't know, etc.(I know now). I had to find out from other patrons. A little frustrating.

You're right on all.  I'm sure it's an oversight, not an intentional bait & switch.  It's probably hard to get a fountain drink machine to work out in the tailgate area.  But then again, I'm pretty sure I saw fridges, so they did have AC power.  Fountain can't be any heavier than a fridge.

I was going save The Eternal Quest For $3.50 Dogs Of Heat for week 3  ;D ;D   If someone found a $3.50 dog in the tailgate, please confirm here.  I saw them cooking...  If they are full price in the tailgate, well, that's as bad as the pop problem.

Like you said, even in-stadium these things are hard to find.  They need to list which concessions have the deals, and they should put up a banner above those concessions to indicate the pre-game specials are there.  Or just put up a Princess Auto sign or something, anything we can use to spot them without waiting in line or squinting at the tiny-print menu screen which probably doesn't even list the specials anyhow.

If people report here that no one has ever found a $5 beer in the tailgate (as you indicated, even before 6:30), then as per that image graphic I linked to this is extremely deceptive advertising.  You can't say big bold "tailgate" and show special prices and then say "oops, no, only in the concourse at 4 select kiosks and only 6:30-7:30".

Reminds me of an old SCTV joke: Moe Green was showing the SCTV FCC license but covering it up with his hands (because it was fake) and he said the license was viewable by the public any time between 1:00 and 1:05 on Thursdays.

Strange how so far absolutely no one here on the forum ever goes to the tail gate?  I guess we're mostly all old farts?

In the end, maybe the solution is to sit near PJ and partake of his dip & pie?  :D
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: 1chad on June 11, 2023, 02:14:40 PM
I got the Shawarma at the East side upper deck on Friday, and they took my card.

That's great to hear, thanks for confirming.  So ya, the answer to what was asked before is any missing STH discount scanners must have just been a PS game glitch.  Glad to see WFC solving these problems quickly.  Every food item kiosk @IGF should have the STH discount now, as promised.

As a side note: the STH discount together with the $1 chicken shawarma price increase for 2023 means that the shawarma is a bit cheaper for us STH this season!  Winning.  As far as stadium food goes, taking into account all the inflation, that's a very good deal, and for very good food.  Got 3 turnips last game!   8)
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Foxhound on June 11, 2023, 01:19:19 PM
Hmmmm, tailgate area you say? Is this one of these all-Canadian deals where people are "allowed" to party before the game in an area adjacent to the stadium but only by buying  beer at government sanctioned nosebleed prices?

You nailed it.  Yup, govt control and bylaws, and legal liability as well as UofM red tape, mean that it has to be an enclosed, controlled thing.  With the (apparently mythical) deals though, the prices aren't (supposed to be) too bad.  The Americans do tailgates soooo much better than we do.

Everyone should stop there at least once a season, it's worth checking out.  Lots of stuff for kids to do (off to one end so adults can dodge them), and always a couple of old Bomber players signing autographs.  DT and DB were doing their CJOB show from there too this time.  I'll reveal the Secret Of The Tailgate(tm), but only for us uber-fans' ears: There are 3 "gates" to get into the tailgate, the 2 outer gates have huge lines, but the middle gate is always empty!  Walk a little farther, save 15 minutes of line.
Never go full Rider!

gobombersgo

Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 11, 2023, 03:03:45 AM
Yes, from my understanding it counts at all concessions on food items (not beverages).  In the week 1 game I got the 10% STH discount on the Shawarma at the 100-level location.  (I didn't try the PS2 game: I bought one at their Pembina store pre-game.)

Which location did you go to?  Maybe the 200-level Khans don't have the gear yet, and that would certainly be another thing we need to make the WFC aware of.  I'd be peeved if, knowing 100-level Khan takes it, I get to the checkout at 200-level Khan and am told they don't take it.  But if this was just a PS glitch, which it may have been (like bwiser's 10/12 beer experience), we should confirm with someone before complaining.  PS glitches can be common.  Can someone confirm the STH discount worked at a 200-level Khan in week 1?


During the preseason game I went to the  east side 200 level Shawarma and they didn't know anything about the card. I went again last game but forgot to ask. (Would have been nice if staff ask customers if we have a discount card similar to Red River Coop etc asking)

TecnoGenius

Quote from: gobombersgo on June 11, 2023, 09:35:51 PM
During the preseason game I went to the  east side 200 level Shawarma and they didn't know anything about the card. I went again last game but forgot to ask. (Would have been nice if staff ask customers if we have a discount card similar to Red River Coop etc asking)

Yes, the concession people should be trained to look for the lanyard and remind the customers.  Or like you said, just have an always-ask policy.  Heck, many casual non-STH fans probably don't know about the discount and this makes great advertising for STs!!  Might sell a few more fans on STs.  I get it that the concession people are already busy/flustered enough, and they seem to only get modest training, and staff turnover is high, so implementation might be tough.

Until then, it's up to us to remember (except for the very first time, I'm like 6/6 now!).  I'm glad we were at least able to solve the mystery of the pre-season non-discounted shawarma at 200-level together, and have a happy ending!
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bluengold204

Good lord that is a lot of ranting for $3.50 pop. 

Sec223

Why do people need to express their concerns on social media ? Contact the Bomber office first.

Foxhound

Quote from: bluengold204 on June 12, 2023, 01:17:58 PMGood lord that is a lot of ranting for $3.50 pop.

Well I'm sure people can just say "No!" to pop and all the other concession items being sold at outrageous prices but the issue here is false advertising. Would the Blue Bombers actually like it better if people just said "No!", i.e a quiet boycott? Would the Blue Bombers rather not annoy their fans?

Quote from: Sec223 on June 12, 2023, 01:52:02 PMWhy do people need to express their concerns on social media ? Contact the Bomber office first.

Huh?! Discussion forums have been dying due to lack of participation/posting in the last 10-12 years and you're complaining about members posting about Blue Bomber related topics on this forum? Would you rather participation on this forum dwindled to negligible levels as it has on so many other forums?

???

And incidentally this forum is the single best place to catch the attention of Bomber management.



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DM83

Techno, send me your address and I will send you a gift card for$ 3.50.

But  techno, get this, in the Pinnacle Lounge bathroom for men there were no paper towels near the middle of half-time.  It was a very disgusting situation.  I has to get in line for a couple of coors for $9.00 each.

If money is such an object, stay home.  It's cheaper.  I look at these crazy prices as a night out.  In the CFL that's about 8 games a year when the weather is not a concern.  Spend the overpriced merchandise, and live a little.

Your website, er sorry fan forum, appreciates this very small problem. But one post should suffice.

Thanks, send me yoyr addy and I will send you some pop.

TecnoGenius

Sigh.  Some people just don't get it.  I said at the beginning this has nothing to do with money.  I bet I spend as much or more per game on food, candy, pop and merch than most here.  Yes, I may not have the most expensive ST tier, but I support the club as much as anyone with all the "extras", so don't impugn me.  I don't care about or want the $2 savings (times the 4 pops we bought pre-game) on what was already bought, I never said I wanted it, I want the source problem rectified for future games for all fans.  This isn't about me.

A comparison to paper towels is a straw man.  If the WFC specifically and prominently advertised "Ample Paper Towels In All Bathrooms" week after week, and then had no paper towels at all when the gates opened, THEN that would be a fair comparison.

I'm sure WFC is very keen to avoid even the perception of a bait & switch.  Their whole model is good will, game-day experience promotion and fan satisfaction.  For every 1 who complains, there are 99 that quietly note the problem in their heads; out of that 99, how many lower their perception of WFC?  10? 20?  By identifying and fixing the problem early, everyone will win.

As for "contacting the office", a) I don't know where to email, so it's faster for me to just type it here, where I'm typing a ton every day anyhow, b) like Foxhound (and many mods over the years) have said, WFC management pays attention to things here, and thus I knew it would have equal effect.  If you meant I should try to keep this on the down-lo so as to not embarrass the club, well I guess maybe, but really it's just the same couple-dozen uber-fans that will ever read this, so it's not like it's the front page of the Free Press.

I also wanted to get other attendees' takes on the general issue.  Since I didn't buy or check beer/dog prices, I needed to crowdsource the info, and identify any other teething problems WFC might be having, like the STH scan cards in PS.  Like Foxhound said, this is a place to (paraphrasing) shoot the poop, and this seems like as good a topic as any.  As I've said so many times, if you don't like the topic, don't read it.  I've never once come into a thread I didn't care about and say "this conversation is stupid, stop talking about it."
Never go full Rider!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: bluengold204 on June 12, 2023, 01:17:58 PM
Good lord that is a lot of ranting for $3.50 pop. 

I saw no ranting in this whole thread.  Just a lot of well-reasoned, calm discussion of people trying to solve a problem.  And not about a pop, but about a misleading promotion being run for over a year now, and the extreme difficulty fans have with purchasing the promotional items (even when inside IGF!).
Never go full Rider!

bomb squad

Absolutely nothing wrong with your postings Techno. My suggestion for what it?s worth: Ignore. It has more impact.

Sir Blue and Gold

I don't really think the ad is misleading at all.

NewBlue

Quote from: DM83 on June 12, 2023, 03:20:31 PM
Techno, send me your address and I will send you a gift card for$ 3.50.

But  techno, get this, in the Pinnacle Lounge bathroom for men there were no paper towels near the middle of half-time.  It was a very disgusting situation.  I has to get in line for a couple of coors for $9.00 each.

If money is such an object, stay home.  It's cheaper.  I look at these crazy prices as a night out.  In the CFL that's about 8 games a year when the weather is not a concern.  Spend the overpriced merchandise, and live a little.

Your website, er sorry fan forum, appreciates this very small problem. But one post should suffice.

Thanks, send me yoyr addy and I will send you some pop.

remember when you told a random poster not to tell you what to post?  Try following your own advice.

TecnoGenius

I am happy to report that the always-friendly Bomber Office has told me they should have a solution in place for the next game.  They'll have canned pop for $3.50 at a couple of select tailgate kiosks.  When I find out which precise ones, I'll post here.  But you should be able to spot them in the fridges, I'd guess.  Sounds like it's been in the works, but the logistics weren't there for week 1.  So all's well that ends well.

They also gave me a great way to tell which concession in-stadium has fountain drinks: it's the ones that sell liquor as well as food.  So you don't have to hunt around asking at each of them: just remember rum and coke doesn't work without the coke (well, in this case pepsi).  So in my 200-level W it's the Grid Iron stand.  (I'd guess the booze-only stands will not sell fountain drinks, so look for food+booze stands; but I could be wrong.)  I forgot to ask, but I'm guessing the fountain-able concessions are the ones with the discount dogs, too (will confirm next game).

They also have a solution to any QR-code STH food discount scanners breaking on game-day, which should give staff a quicker option to process the discount if their scanner breaks.  Sounds like staff will get trained up on the new solutions.  Of course this discount is new for this season and there will be teething problems.

Thank you Bomber Office for making things right and always striving to improve the game-day experience for everyone.  I had no doubt that they would.

Thanks also to the forum posters who "got it" and/or shared their experiences so we could all solve The Great IGF Refreshment Mysteries(tm) together.  And I want to say that WFC/IGF do a superb job compared to other CFL venues (like Mosaic and its sold-out-of-savory-food-by-mid-3rd-quarter problem).
Never go full Rider!

Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 12, 2023, 10:24:49 PM
I am happy to report that the always-friendly Bomber Office has told me they should have a solution in place for the next game.  They'll have canned pop for $3.50 at a couple of select tailgate kiosks.  When I find out which precise ones, I'll post here.  But you should be able to spot them in the fridges, I'd guess.  Sounds like it's been in the works, but the logistics weren't there for week 1.  So all's well that ends well.

They also gave me a great way to tell which concession in-stadium has fountain drinks: it's the ones that sell liquor as well as food.  So you don't have to hunt around asking at each of them: just remember rum and coke doesn't work without the coke (well, in this case pepsi).  So in my 200-level W it's the Grid Iron stand.  (I'd guess the booze-only stands will not sell fountain drinks, so look for food+booze stands; but I could be wrong.)  I forgot to ask, but I'm guessing the fountain-able concessions are the ones with the discount dogs, too (will confirm next game).

They also have a solution to any QR-code STH food discount scanners breaking on game-day, which should give staff a quicker option to process the discount if their scanner breaks.  Sounds like staff will get trained up on the new solutions.  Of course this discount is new for this season and there will be teething problems.

Thank you Bomber Office for making things right and always striving to improve the game-day experience for everyone.  I had no doubt that they would.

Thanks also to the forum posters who "got it" and/or shared their experiences so we could all solve The Great IGF Refreshment Mysteries(tm) together.  And I want to say that WFC/IGF do a superb job compared to other CFL venues (like Mosaic and its sold-out-of-savory-food-by-mid-3rd-quarter problem).


While you have their attention can you also give them hell for the decrepit state of the technology used on this website?  Apparently since they first launched digital imagery has been invented!!!

pjrocksmb

Quote from: bomb squad on June 12, 2023, 09:14:40 PM
Absolutely nothing wrong with your postings Techno. My suggestion for what it?s worth: Ignore. It has more impact.
Keep it up techno and yes ignore the noise they just fishing while moving with lines out lol

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 12, 2023, 10:32:39 PM
While you have their attention can you also give them hell for the decrepit state of the technology used on this website?  Apparently since they first launched digital imagery has been invented!!!

Haha, ya well that would be a different department, I'd think.  And I'd bet the correct department consists of zero employees and one very part-time contractor  ;) :D :D

Hey TLB do you ever go to the other fan forums?  While some are a bit more mobile-friendly or slightly more "updated looking", I find this forum to still be the best for actually having a discussion.  The fact it's built for desktop (only!) is the best part about using it on the desktop.  The worst part, of course, is it blows badly on mobile; so I just don't use it on mobile.  :D :D  I'm curious if anyone has found a CFL team forum they really like, and could possibly be used as an upgrade to this site.

Riderfans just feels like a glorified and green twitter.  2-3 one-line posts and the page is full, scroll scroll scroll.  There are never any long, well-thought-out posts on there.  Maybe that's why each thread needs 400 posts just to get halfway to a cogent point.  I'm convinced that's why we see a couple of Rider fans here regularly; hehe.

My wishlist for this forum would be:
1. Enable UTF8 (note: hard to retrofit!!)
2. Get the inline image thing working (some people do, but I never can)
3. Have a mobile version (but keep the desktop version accessible too!)
Never go full Rider!

pjrocksmb

I don't have an issue with mobile on here

bwiser

Quote from: bluengold204 on June 12, 2023, 01:17:58 PM
Good lord that is a lot of ranting for $3.50 pop. 
Have you not lived in Winnipeg long? This is a city that likes a deal.

Throw Long Bannatyne

Quote from: TecnoGenius on June 12, 2023, 10:48:06 PM
Haha, ya well that would be a different department, I'd think.  And I'd bet the correct department consists of zero employees and one very part-time contractor  ;) :D :D

Hey TLB do you ever go to the other fan forums?  While some are a bit more mobile-friendly or slightly more "updated looking", I find this forum to still be the best for actually having a discussion.  The fact it's built for desktop (only!) is the best part about using it on the desktop.  The worst part, of course, is it blows badly on mobile; so I just don't use it on mobile.  :D :D  I'm curious if anyone has found a CFL team forum they really like, and could possibly be used as an upgrade to this site.

Riderfans just feels like a glorified and green twitter.  2-3 one-line posts and the page is full, scroll scroll scroll.  There are never any long, well-thought-out posts on there.  Maybe that's why each thread needs 400 posts just to get halfway to a cogent point.  I'm convinced that's why we see a couple of Rider fans here regularly; hehe.

My wishlist for this forum would be:
1. Enable UTF8 (note: hard to retrofit!!)
2. Get the inline image thing working (some people do, but I never can)
3. Have a mobile version (but keep the desktop version accessible too!)


Morning Big Blue functions well, even on mobile.

The Zipp

Quote from: pjrocksmb on June 12, 2023, 10:52:27 PM
I don't have an issue with mobile on here

Me neither.  90% of my posts are from my iPhone

pjrocksmb

Quote from: bwiser on June 12, 2023, 11:09:15 PM
Have you not lived in Winnipeg long? This is a city that likes a deal.
Nothing better than a deal.  My best deals occur at garbage dumps lol.

Foxhound

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 12, 2023, 10:32:39 PMWhile you have their attention can you also give them hell for the decrepit state of the technology used on this website?  Apparently since they first launched digital imagery has been invented!!!

Not being able to post good pictures on this forum is a serious bummer. It's almost unbelievable in fact.

:(
Radically Canadian!


pjrocksmb

Quote from: Foxhound on June 13, 2023, 02:01:58 AM
Not being able to post good pictures on this forum is a serious bummer. It's almost unbelievable in fact.

:(
I have seen it done but it requires wizardry level 9
I'm at a 2

DM83


Foxhound

Do the Blue Bombers/City of Winnipeg/Province of Manitoba, whoever actually allow tailgate paries in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium? I'm talking about BBQing steaks, ribs, burgers, dogs, etc.

???
Radically Canadian!


Jesse

Quote from: Foxhound on June 13, 2023, 07:34:50 PM
Do the Blue Bombers/City of Winnipeg/Province of Manitoba, whoever actually allow tailgate paries in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium? I'm talking about BBQing steaks, ribs, burgers, dogs, etc.

???

Yup. Tons of people do it.

There?s some really nice set ups on game days.
My wife is amazing!

GOLDMEMBER

Quote from: Foxhound on June 13, 2023, 07:34:50 PM
Do the Blue Bombers/City of Winnipeg/Province of Manitoba, whoever actually allow tailgate paries in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium? I'm talking about BBQing steaks, ribs, burgers, dogs, etc.

???
Every year it gets bigger and better!
I LOSHT MY MEMBER IN AN UNFORTUNATE SHMELTING ACCSHIDENT!

TecnoGenius

Quote from: Foxhound on June 13, 2023, 07:34:50 PM
Do the Blue Bombers/City of Winnipeg/Province of Manitoba, whoever actually allow tailgate paries in the parking lot adjacent to the stadium? I'm talking about BBQing steaks, ribs, burgers, dogs, etc.

I wouldn't say they so much "allow it" as turn a blind eye.  The ones doing it need to keep their noses really squeaky clean because you can just bet TPTB are itching to shut it down again (I recall when IGF opened they were strictly banned).

Don't want to have the football-beaned-someone-so-now-we-ban-all-balls-on-the-field in the post-game fans-on-field time thing that happened last season.  (Ban still in effect BTW, my kid hates it.)  In other words no fights, no d & disorderly, etc.
Never go full Rider!

gobombersgo

Has anyone have suceess in purchasing 2 tallboy beers for themselves before?

Legally it wasn't allowed until now. Manitoba has updated their regulations so you can now be served 1 litre of beer at a time (tallboys are 473ml).

bluengold204

#50
Quote from: gobombersgo on June 16, 2023, 08:37:58 AM
Has anyone have suceess in purchasing 2 tallboy beers for themselves before?

Legally it wasn't allowed until now. Manitoba has updated their regulations so you can now be served 1 litre of beer at a time (tallboys are 473ml).

Funny, I've been getting two at a time for years at the games...

DM83

Yea isn?t that all they sell.?

gobombersgo

Quote from: DM83 on June 16, 2023, 08:49:20 PM
Yea isn?t that all they sell.?
Nope, people mostly buy the 355ml cans. Those are the ones that are 5 bucks before the games.

Sir Blue and Gold

Quote from: gobombersgo on June 16, 2023, 08:37:58 AM
Has anyone have suceess in purchasing 2 tallboy beers for themselves before?

Legally it wasn't allowed until now. Manitoba has updated their regulations so you can now be served 1 litre of beer at a time (tallboys are 473ml).

2 tallboys? Yes. I've been doing it as long as I can remember...

3rdand1.5

I have got both the reg. and tall boys for both my wife and I for years ,no problem getting the two of either size, whether my wife is with me or I do the sprint between plays by myself...odd  I have never been refused