Wow! that is nice. Yes, it is normal.
Unlike this convenience store I normally go to to get me a fountain drink. Once I went in thinking..just thinking to myself, I deserve a free drink once in a while for buying here. They already know me as a reg. And I think the good Lord heard me cause when I went to check out with my debit card, the register wasn't working up to par. The clerk said it was slow and we waited. Nothing. She tried the other register and still it also started malfunctiong. So I tell her, I don't have cash with me, do I just leave my drink here? lol. And she tried the prior register again and to no avail. She said "just take the drink". Wow! a freebie. So, the next lady in line was told "cash only"