Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday ‘Nothing’ Deal Rakes in Thousands - NBC Chicago

Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday ‘Nothing’ Deal Rakes in Thousands

The total amount was distributed to employees and all purchases were shared online and included donations to charities and Cubs tickets

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 Ways to Support Your Runner
    Cards Against Humanity
    The creators of the game Cards Against Humanity offer a $5 Black Friday deal that gets shoppers nothing.

    The popular game Cards Against Humanity collected more than $71,000 from its Black Friday sale that offered customers who spent $5 on literally nothing.

    The total amount, $71,145, was distributed to the company’s employees and all purchases were shared on the Chicago-based company’s website.

    Workers donated several thousands of dollars to various local and national charities, including PAWS Chicago, Planned Parenthood, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

    One employee bought a custom men's suit of armor for $1,500 and a sword for an additional $589, rounding out his purchases with $125 of sword classes and a $1971 donation to the International Wolf Center. 

    Other purchases included front row tickets to the 2016 Cubs home opener ($1,058 and $60 for "overpriced hotdogs and beer at the game"), LASIK corrective eye surgery ($1,500), and round-trip airfare from Chicago to Finland ($1200). Some employees also paid off portions of student debt.

    More than 11,000 people took part in the $5 deal, according Cards Against Humanity’s website.

    On Friday, the game's creators took its entire online store offline and replaced it with a page where Black Friday shoppers could pay $5 for nothing, calling the deal the "Give Cards Against Humanity $5 Sale."

    The game, which advertises itself as "a party game for horrible people," also had a Black Friday deal last year offering customers a box of actual bull feces for $6.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android