Coupon discovery leads to cross-country road trip to Clear Lake for Pennsylvania teens | Cerro Gordo County

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — The next time you empty your wallet or purse, take a hard look at those cards and coupons. They could be very valuable.

Pennsylvania teenager Colton Marley found a voucher for a small McCafe drink that had no expiration date in his wallet, having had it for several years. How he acquired it is a complete mystery.

“What’s odd is that it was only available at three locations in the United States, the closest being Clear Lake, Iowa,” Marley said.

The discovery got his friends Trey Hixon, Eli Peel and Jonah Smeltzer thinking.

“We always joked that we’d go out someday and do it, but I guess that’s it,” Hixon said.

“I think you were the first to joke about it two years ago,” Peel added.

“I was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to go there for our senior trip?'” Hixon said.

That idea came true earlier this week, when Marley and his friends loaded up their car and drove 1 p.m. from the Pittsburgh area to Clear Lake to redeem it, where it was accepted. To add to the moment, all four were dressed in suits and ties, and their table came complete with a tablecloth and an artificial candle.

“We drove 13 hours, so why not? said Peel.

Plus, there were pit stops along the way, including a Billy Joel concert in Indiana, a stop at the I-80 Truck Stop near Davenport, and a visit to the Surf Ballroom. It’s a trip neither of them will ever forget.

“Everyone here has been super nice and we’ve loved it,” Hixon said.

“It’s a great city, we loved everything,” added Peel.

“We didn’t fully expect it, but it’s a beautiful city. We enjoyed it,” Hixon noted.


Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button