ic, didn't realize you couldn't run multiple tables from the same ticket, hadn't tried it when I had the 5$ one I had and was just grinding it on rush. I see what you mean with regards to the rake amount required to release the ticket, but at least if you wanted it could be a good opportunity to grind out a small profit from the ticket, and then perhaps use the ticket to take a shot at a higher bi cash table and see what you can do.
As you mentioned, it was free so its not a risk of your own money to take a shot with the ticket, especially since as you mention you can't use it to multitable (that would be gross), and would take forever to grind it on a single table following brm of 1c/2c. These days playing only a single table drives me a little and i sometimes find myself getting cought up in tv and end up sitting out at the table.
Glad to hear it did help you with some promos etc, congrats.