How I Bought A Meal With Discontinued Money From France, Israel & The U.K. (& 10 CUCs from Cuba)

You wouldn’t know it from looking at their website (well, unless you go all the way down to their Newsroom page), but McDonald’s has just launched its Worldwide Favorites Menu in the United States. And to celebrate (or maybe just advertise) it, they would accept any amount of foreign currency as payment. Of course, there was a catch – the offer was only good on Wednesday, June 6th, from 2pm to 5pm.

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Fortunately, I had the time. And the coinage.

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One Last Chance! $6 Flights To Hawaii, Sponsored By Arby’s

One more chance for the opportunity to fly to Hawaii for $6!

Arby’s (“America’s Roast Beef. Yes, Sir!” Anyone? Anyone?) Restaurants offered this absolutely CRAZY sale on flights to Hawaii this past Friday, for just $6 apiece. And they’re doing it again today. Here are the details, as well as a few important details:

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This Is The Craziest Airline Sale Ever – $6 Flights To Hawaii, Sponsored By Arby’s

I had to double check to see if it was a late April Fool’s joke but nope, it’s not.

Apparently Arby’s (yes, THAT Arby’s – the 3,300-restaurant strong sandwich chain that’s been around since 1964) is bringing back sandwiches served on King’s Hawaiian buns. And to promote that, it’s offering trips to Hawaii for just $6 (because that’s the cost of the sandwich). But there’s a catch or two:

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What Does The TSA Do With The Stuff It’s Confiscated From Passengers?

The TSA screens tens of millions of passengers at airports every week and confiscates lots and lots and LOTS of items deemed ineligible for flight. Guns, knives and other weapons come to mind first, but just about anything marked with a big, red No on the “What can I Bring?” page of the TSA’s website can be taken away from you.

What they do with it all varies from item to item. Some of it is donated to non-profit organizations. Metal items are recycled as scrap. Food and liquids items are tossed (including all those bottles of booze. Sigh.). But most of it sees a different ending.

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