February 23rd, 2013, 07:03 PM #1
The Staples Puck Give Away Fiasco
I'm the the 300s...they (the Red coats) close off one moving stairway...not telling us it's temporary...so we have to struggle to get the the "other one"...which has a looonnnggggg ''A'' line...in between...fighting traffic, strollers (yep...over my foot 'Sorry Dude') the Birthday "I'm Drunk" girl (she still had that sign)...and everyone else.
So off down the stairs to the bottom level - where we're met by screaming Girl Scouts hawking their cookies...head to the exits (I can see the light) where the Staples staff is overwhelmed with the Lappy Pucks + McFlurry coupons.
Jeez...can't there be a better way? This happened with the Banners...now with Lappy Pucks. Are we going to throw the pucks on the ice during the game? Can't they just give them to us?
I guess I'll have to go Dodger game next giveaway event...not to beat the traffic...but the beat the lines!
February 23rd, 2013, 07:38 PM #2
I got caught in the same mess in the 300s. By the time I got downstairs they were starting to run really low on pucks (I got the last one in the line I was in) and I never saw anyone giving away McFlurry coupons.
February 23rd, 2013, 07:52 PM #3
There was some poor girl trying to yell to everyone that they could go down the stairs to get them and that's what I did. Down to Star Plaza and walked right out with no issues. Was messy upstairs at first and it was just messy. Should have had some signs or something, but it is what it is.
February 23rd, 2013, 08:02 PM #4
They were out of pucks by the time I made it downstairs.
February 23rd, 2013, 08:08 PM #5
Giving them out upon entry would have prevented the sigalerts that were taking place. I was able to get a puck, came down the escalators located outside of 303. It was a royal clutterbuck though. (we usually exit via stairwell after games)
February 23rd, 2013, 08:30 PM #6
The Staples Puck Give Away Fiasco
Yeah it was a mess , I got mine but it took for ever . AEG/Staples needs to scope out Disney to get their crowd control issues in order .
Was in the super long line to get to escalators at 303 , got down there was a girl yelling to go to star plaza exit . Get there , got a puck , didn't see McFlurry coupons anywhere . I'm not bothered really about McFlurry stuff though
February 23rd, 2013, 08:32 PM #7
Take a 9 year old(like I did)...those coupons are GOLD...
Originally Posted by Shackleford
February 23rd, 2013, 09:17 PM #8
It wasn't that bad for me. Walked down stairs, doors were open to the main concourse. Exited near the big Team LA store, got my pucks. Victory!
February 23rd, 2013, 10:02 PM #9
Yeah, it was pretty chaotic.
I'm in 304, usually circle around to 318 with the double escalators and I'm out in a jiffy. I walked there, and they said the escalators weren't working and told us to take the exit down the stairs. Me, not wanting to miss out on the puck circled back yet again to 303/304 (which was working). But it was too many people and the red coats insisted that we would still get pucks downstairs.
Made it down there, and the pucks I received seem to have come down to the final boxes. When we asked about the McFlurry coupons, they ignored us because they were in a mad rush trying to give everyone pucks. Good ol' Staples Center staff.
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February 23rd, 2013, 10:38 PM #10
i'm posting from mcdonalds right now. no joke, my empty mcflurry is on the table, and two spare coupons I found outside staples on the ground are in my wallet.