My husband got a flyer/brochure thing in the mail this week (no idea what mailing list they might have gotten his name and address from, since he's not ever had an AP there or anything), advertising Universal Studios Hollywood, including their new Fear Factor attraction/show and various characters. And included are various discount coupons (save $15 on a one-day ticket for up to 6 people, annual pass for $53 for up to 6 people), but also included is a coupon for a free general admission ticket or a free ANNUAL PASS with blackout dates, whichever you choose. With how much they're touting Fear Factor Live and it being smack in the middle of summer, you'd figure they wouldn't have to bribe people into coming by giving them a free AP, but things must be bad for them to be this desperate.
And even with it being free, we're not getting an AP. Can't even give APs away.
BTW, any arachnophobes out there hating the Fear Factor Live billboards all over L.A.? I figure they've only put them up locally and not elsewhere. I have two friends who seriously hate spiders, and I know that at least one of them cringes at the sight of those billboards, and she can't even really look at it. What really sucks for her is that there's one of those billboards right near her house. The picture on that billboard is on one side of the flyer/brochure, btw, so be pre-warned. I've already warned her in case she gets one of these things.