J.C. Penney is giving a $10 off $25 discount to customers who verbally say the word “hashtag” today while checking out, a play on the viral Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake video that poked fun at how absurd Twitter conversations would sound IRL. (Probably on par with how absurd it sounds when people say “IRL” out loud.)
The humorous offering — which has its own YouTube video, and was pushed out via social media — is a little ironic for J.C. Penney, which has been struggling even more with online sales than those in stores. The beleaguered retailer also shut off free in-store Wi-Fi last month to save $7 million a year.
Still, Fallon and Timberlake probably didn’t see this one coming.
- Nope, President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns after an IRS audit, the White House says, despite pledging to do so.
- President Donald Trump has commented on yesterday's massive Women's Marches asking, "why didn't these people vote?"
- Kellyanne Conway says White House press sec. Sean Spicer didn't lie about crowd size at Trump's inauguration. He gave "alternative facts."
- Aziz Ansari has made history as the first South Asian to host 'SNL.' In his monologue, he called Trump "the Chris Brown of politics."