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Bud Light Wants You to Bring Back Happy Hour

Do you remember how exciting it was when you were looking forward to school breaking up for summer? As adults, most of us don’t get the luxury of taking an entire summer off, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the excitement going. If you’ve heard the expression TGIF, then you know we often think of Friday as a finishing line. If you make it to Friday, you can collapse into the weekend. You made it. But what if you saw the weekend as the beginning of something bigger, better, and bolder?

Bud Light is rallying to bring back Happy Hour this summer. To get your motivated, they are putting their money where their mouth is and are giving away free beer all summer long. All you have to do is pledge to leave the office in time for Happy Hour, 5pm, every Friday. If you were looking for an excuse to break away early, this my friends is it. Who doesn’t love free beer? It’s time to take Fridays back. So if that all sounds too good to be true, keep reading to find out everything you need to know!

Americans Have Forgotten Friday

When was the last time you finished work at 5 pm? If you’re like most Americans and Bud Light would know, they recently polled employed Americans and found that almost half of them haven’t left work at 5 pm on a Friday in over a year. That’s crazy! Think about it; 365 days, 12 months, 52 weeks. One year of clocking into your weekend. Your free time. Your salvation. Your slice of freedom that is yours to take for the keeping. It’s time to bring back Happy Hour, don’t you think?

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Bud Light also found that 60% of American’s have not been to Happy Hour in the same amount  of time. That means, instead of time spent hanging out with friends, enjoying a refreshing Bud Light, on Friday afternoon at 5PM we find ourselves at our desk, toiling away to get one last report out before the weekend. Male Standard is standing with Bud Light with this one guys, it’s totally and unequivocally unacceptable.

Take Back Happy Hour with Bud Light

You might be thinking this is all a ploy to get you in a bar, and that’s fun, but the truth is, there is a deeper message here. How many times do you hear of people who work themselves into a grave? Long work hours, excessive stress, and a lack of downtime cause significant health problems in men. Taking time out for you is an important and vital part of leading a balanced life, and the last thing anyone should be doing is working overtime on the regular. Happy Hour is a great way to take just one needed hour for you. Don’t waste it.

If you are ready to take a stand, listen up. Bud Light is encouraging working adults across the country to stand up, walk to the nearest bar or fridge, crack open an ice cold Bud Light, raise one to right now and take back happy hour. That’s all there is to it. If you want to meet up with friends, be our guest. If you want to enjoy a brewski in your pants on the couch, sweet! Friday is yours for the taking. So take them all back this summer and look out for free Bud Light at participating locations across the nation this summer!

For those who are 21+, Bud Light has put together an awesome toolkit at you can use to get out of work on time. How cool is that? From OOO messages to an opportunity to win free Bud Light, you now have access to everything you need to make sure you can leave work every Friday this summer at 5 pm – no excuses.