Remember that kid who asked Wendy’s how many retweets he needed to get free chicken nuggets? He has started a trend.
New Jesrey Devils fan Nick Donnelly, perhaps inspired by the record-setting Wendy’s retweet campaign, reached out to his favorite NHL franchise with a similar question. Just how many retweets would he need to get free season tickets?
@NJDevils How many retweets for free season tickets?
— Nick Donnelly (@ndonnelly88_) September 12, 2017
The Devils, fortunate to have someone handling their social media accounts savvy enough to know when to capitalize on an opportunity, got right to work and crafting a mathematic formula to calculate just how many retweets would be necessary.
How's our math?
3,150 for the 5-Game #PattyPack.
9,450 for a 2017-18 Full Season Ticket Membership.
You have one week. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/qL1zhw4xeP
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 12, 2017
Hitting just under 9,500 retweets isn’t that far of a reach, and hockey fans are bound to come together for a worthy cause. Devils supporters went to work, retweeting Nick’s question at will. Soon enough, Nick came incredibly close to the Devils’ target goal, and he quickly surpassed the number. As of this posting, the retweet count was over 11,000.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 13, 2017
That season-ticket package will be valued at an estimated $1,238, per SB Nation. That hardly puts a dent in the Devils’ budget, even though the team just struggled through the previous season (before landing the top pick in the NHL Draft).
Now that we know the Devils will act on a retweet request, this Devils fan wants to give it a try too.
How many RT's for you guys to pay my student loans?
— Adam Yoo-Sill-Oh-Its (@AdamLankilowicz) September 13, 2017