• Jul 10, 2012
For most of us, a mismatched sock is not something to be celebrated, but then most of us are not pre-teen girls. While we were admittedly unaware that the Punky Brewster look is back in favor among stylish kids, fashion company LittleMissMatched got our attention with its latest promotion: Giving away a Fiat 500 to anyone crazy enough to buy 1,111 "pairs" of socks.

LittleMissMatched sells its footwear three to a pack – with none of the three having identical patterns – so the couple from Seattle who acquired the Fiat actually bought 3,333 socks. Their $15,000 purchase price was a reasonable deal for the "free" 500 Pop itself, even before you consider that the car was packed almost full of colorful socks.

See just how many socks will fit in a Fiat in our gallery.


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      Just Stuff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually the offer states you have to purchase 3,333 socks, it makes no mention of purchasing any amount of “Pairs” of socks. Had it said that the couple would have had to purchase only 741 packages of sock as your incorrect statement says “Pairs” of socks not unique “Pairs” of socks.
        Tom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Just Stuff
        741 packages of socks with 4.5 socks each? I mean, selling them 3 to a pack is nutty enough. But four-and-a-half socks? It was a figurative use of "pair," referring to the 3-packs. 1,111 three-packs equals 3,333 socks.
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      And then donate those socks to charity and take the tax write off. Just like the Healthy Choice airline miles guy. Now the couple just got a new and heavily discounted Fiat 500.
        Tom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brgtlm
        Yes, and then pay taxes on the receipt of the Fiat as income. Therefore, no advantage.
      Typebad
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is probably going to be the funniest Autoblog headline all month.
      Julio B
      • 2 Years Ago
      My wife wanted to trade her suv for one of these but convertible and I bought it a few days ago. The same day we started a 2k mile roadtrip. We are halfway there and it has done great. 38.6 mpg always going a bit over the speed limit and the A/C on all the time and all and I never match EPA estimates with other cars. This couple got a great deal on a nifty little car.
      Mike Pulsifer
      • 2 Years Ago
      The writer must have failed math. 1,111 pairs is 2,222 socks.
        proxim2020
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike Pulsifer
        You must have failed Reading Comprehension. "LittleMissMatched sells its footwear three to a pack – with none of the three having identical patterns – so the couple from Seattle who acquired the Fiat actually bought 3,333 socks"
      Guillaume Séguin
      • 2 Years Ago
      How can you buy an un-even number of socks ??
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car would rock my socks off.
      JamesJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      They almost bought enough socks for 1667 people unfortunately only 1666 people will have a pair.