Hot drink all-day refill

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sam, 21st Oct 2012.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas TowersStreet Member

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    I like the design, very simple and the fact that it doesn't leak gets the big thumbs up from me! How many units will refill for you? Is it as common as the fizzy drinks, or are you searching for somewhere to top up?
     
  2. Spark

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    Damn it I was there yesterday and i didn't see anywhere like this

    Great move considering its £2 for a black coffee and £2.10 with milk
     
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    John_P TowersStreet Member

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    Was very good on Saturday, was hanging around towers street for a few hours waiting for the scare mazes to open so was able to pop back into the restaurant and refill my cup a few times. Plus it will come in handy during the winter for my commute to work.
     
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    I would say these mugs are one of the best things that towers have sold
     
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    I use a aluminium body version of a travel mug like that for work, I think it looks great. hope i can get one next year when i go to the towers. I think it would great in my minibus's cup holder :)
     
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    Fantastic idea Towers! Well done!

    I didn't buy one but from what other TSTers have said who purchased one, they said they are great. And for the price of £5, you can't go wrong with that! :)
     
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    I think Towers totally underestimated how popular these would be! Couldn't see any today whatsoever!
    Unless they were trialling them at the weekend for the bargain price of £5. Wouldn't be surprised if this increased to something like £12 over fireworks! >.<
     
  8. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    People go on about price - but people have a psychological limit of what they'd spend.

    I bought one and easily got my money's worth but I wouldn't have usually bought more than two hot drinks on their own.

    £5 is the right price to tempt people. Any more and I doubt people would buy them on a whim. I certainly wouldn't have.

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    I think a price increase so soon would likely be due to Towers trying to claw back some money after TST drank the place dry over the weekend! :p
     
  10. Stelios

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    It would work if the refill areas for spread about. Maybe this one of the main factors they are briefly reopening the Coffee Baar, probably on a trial period. Towers Street, Coffee Baar, Katanga Kabins (inc one near FV), Burger King and Pizza pasta makes it evenly spaced out in the family areas for the parents. Brilliant idea and if all hot drinks currently being sold are included I might try it on the 29th!
     
  11. Kaycee

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    Loved this idea. Although they will have to start enforcing the showing of receipts if they're to stop people simply bringing back the flask another day.

    I wouldn't pay more than a fiver for a day really, I wouldn't really buy more than two coffees per day. I would consider paying a certain (reasonable!) price at the start of the season for unlimited hot drinks all season - like the fizzy drink one! I don't drink fizzy drinks very much, so this would be a welcome alternative. :)

    I am concerned now that people have pointed out the good value on the forum, the price is going to sky-rocket. ;) Like the annual passes. I think they have to be sensible though. I don't think the average guest would buy more than 1-2 coffees over the course of a normal day..?
     
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    If we go by the fact that fizzy drink quenchers have actually gone DOWN in price the last two seasons, I think these hot drink flasks will remain a decent price (if they are continued next year).

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    I suppose if you think about it, on a standard day you would not have really more than 3 hot drinks, so it only works out better value on the longer days
     
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    the travel mug itself costs about £2 to £3 in the shops. branded ones are about a fiver alone.
     
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    It depends really, especially on the coldest of days! The colder it is, the more hot drinks you are likely to purchase, especially in the mornings and evening when the chill really starts to dig in the most and you're trying to remain as warm and toasty as possible!
    And then you have the people who drink ten cups of coffee before even getting out of bed. If you buy one of these, I could see guests drinking coffee/hot chocolate all day just to get their moneys worth. Most people would probably share them as well. =]
     
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    Even with three drinks though you would save money. Lets say on average it costs £2.70 per drink. Three drinks would cost £8.10. That's £3.10 saving! It only takes three drinks to have more than your money's worth.
     
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    Quite a cool idea, I actually like it better than the fizzy drinks refill. We should have these throughout the year, but maybe have a discount on hot days? It's probably unlikely but that's just me. Must be nice drinking hot chocolate whilst queuing outside for Nemmy

    :)
     
  18. daveclarkedaveclarke

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    These seem a very good idea, shame we couldn't have one whilst we were at scarefest this year. £5 is a reasonable price for them which I'm sure a lot of people would pay if there was enough to go around.
     
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    I would be totally AMAZED if they do this offer again next year for just a fiver. It was incredibly cheap when you consider cost of the mug and then £2 for each cup of tea/coffee!!!
     
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    But think how much a fizzy drink is? Same sort of saving to be had just because its a hot drink we think its great lol. I don't think you would really drink more than 4 or 5 a trip so its not like in summer where u could prob have 10 or more fizzy ones
     

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