Playstation 3 Worth 12,000 Tacos?

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The latest person to go completely nuts over the latest video game console is not a person, but a corporation. Taco Bell has announced that if you're willing to donate your precious Playstation 3 to them to give a Boys & Girls club, they'll offer the generous gamer what they consider a "lifetime" worth of taco bell food (~ $12k in "taco bell bucks" -- no word about whether Angioplasty is included).

Of course, this offer is probably already taken, but the free advertising the corporation will get for giving away something like this is worth a thousand times the free tacos.

Taco BellŽ Offers Tacos for Life for PlayStation 3

Company Will Then Donate PlayStation 3 to a Boys and Girls Club Teen Center

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Now here's an offer to play with: Taco Bell announced today that it is offering a lifetime of Taco BellŽ food ($12,500 in Taco Bell Bucks) in exchange to the first person who agrees to trade his or her new PlayStation 3 Game Console. Taco Bell will then donate the next generation game console to the Stanton teen center of the Boys & Girls Club. Taco Bell and its Taco Bell Foundation supports teen programs nationwide through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

"The PlayStation 3 is on every teen's holiday wish list," said Bob Fulmer, Executive Director, Taco Bell Foundation. "That's why we're offering one lucky individual tacos for life in exchange for giving Boys & Girls Club teens a gift that will keep them in the game."

The tacos will be awarded in the form of $12,500 in TACO BELLŽ Bucks, redeemable at participating Taco BellŽ locations. The party exchanging the PlayStation 3 is solely responsible for payment of all taxes, income and otherwise, and should consult with his/her tax adviser. Interested PlayStation 3 owners should send their name, email and phone number to The first person to respond, based on the time the email is received, and then send their PlayStation 3 will be awarded the Taco Bell Bucks. Offer expires December 1, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. PST.

About Taco Bell Foundation

The Taco Bell Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation, has raised more than $16 million to support teen programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1995 with the help of on-going customer, franchisee and employee donations. As the largest supporter of teens at Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, the Taco Bell Foundation has helped develop Club initiatives to provide youth with support, mentoring, job training, and counseling to develop leadership skills, character and values. More than one million teens are impacted annually through these programs.

About Taco Bell

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE:YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain serving tacos, burritos, signature Quesadillas, Grilled Stuft Burritos, nachos and other specialty items. Taco Bell serves more than 35 million consumers each week in nearly 5,800 restaurants in the U.S. "Think Outside the BunŽ" and visit

PlayStation 3 is a trademark owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., who is not affiliated with or participating in this offer in any way.


Posted by wizeGurl on 2006-11-21 00:52:25
I wonder what exactly is the tax burden on $12,500 worth of Taco Bell bucks...and can you pay your share of those taxes in Taco Bell bucks?


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