Sprint is always taking things to the next level. Sprint customers will soon be able to scan their phones for “upgrades” to larger soda or popcorn in theaters.
500 theaters will host lobby kiosks with code scanners that give customers snack upgrades. Five dollar popcorn got you down? Is that quart sized cup of cola running a little low? Sprint has you covered—in more ways than one. The test runs until December, so get out to the movies!
The article doesn’t mention details, but I’m guessing this may incorporate ScanBuy 2D barcode reader technology. This idea makes a lot of sense for the advertiser because most people either never see or just don’t pay attention to advertising that runs before the movie previews and the ads now running at the concession stands were a lost cause before they ran.
Interestingly, Sprint owns the web domain sprintsnacks.com (there’s nothing there now), so I’ll also guess that this “test” has a lot behind it and will probably roll out with a lot of success. Naturally, this will draw interest and some new customers, but it also shows what Sprint can do in terms of brand utility—that is, how a device enabled by Sprint can leverage the market. The cross promotion of “living in the now” with more popcorn is a no brainer.