Chickies & Petes is back with an all-time marketing promotion, paying tolls on the AC Expressway for ONE HOUR
Wow. Chickies & Petes is here to put money back in your wallet over Memorial Day Weekend. If you’re heading down the shore on Friday and passing through the Egg Harbor Plaza between the hours of 5pm-6pm, your toll is FREE.
Pretty amazing right? You have a one hour window to avoid a small toll. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! You might have to pay nearly $5.00 for a gallon of gas but for one hour, you can avoid a toll if you time your trip correctly.
Look, obviously this is just a marketing plan. Any one with half a brain realizes that offering one hour of free tolls on the busiest Jersey shore travel day of the year is a load of horseshit. However, It is funny seeing other websites and things on social media celebrating this like it’s some big promotion.
Trying to get down the shore on any holiday weekend is absolute hell. At minimum, you’re looking at a smooth 4-hour drive and on top of that, if you’re going to a beach town like Sea Isle, Avalon, or Wildwood, you’re waiting in long lines to get into a bar thats packed like sardines.
The entire experience is pretty awful.
My suggestion is to avoid the AC Expressway at all costs and stick to the Commodore Barry Bridge and 55 South and the back roads. At least you can hypothetically drink safely while driving under the cover of trees on a one-way road.
From there, it would hypothetically be a rush when you finally hit a passing area and you have to make a quick decision on whether or not you can pass someone while holding a cold one and smoking an annual “shore cig” before an oncoming car ends your life.
Again, all of those are hypotheticals but I wouldn’t be doing my journalistic duties if I didn’t paint a picture for you. Anyways, maybe I’m just getting old but I tend to avoid holiday weekends at the shore. Too much traffic and too many people kill the experience.
Chickies & Petes Rest Stop Non-Alcoholic Tailgate
Chickies & Petes is also partnering with the South Jersey Transportation Authority and throwing a little Plaza party in Hammonton from noon to 5PM. Who doesn’t want to stop and eat crab fries, 7-Eleven Hershey’s Ice Cream, with a Monster Energy drink with a bunch of pissed off travelers trying to get down to a shore point?
Side Note: Crab fries are overrated. Argue with your beach chair.
Apparently the New Jersey State Police will be their with drug dogs too so please kids, don’t stop if you have your bong tucked away in your suitcase with an eighth of weed for a late night beach sesh.
At the end of the day, it’s a nice marketing promotion and definitely has people buzzing on social media, even if it’s completely pointless.