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May 10, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Cheerios "instant" coupon

Img_2760Sarah Greenfield writes:

Here is a picture of a Cheerios coupon that came on the front of a box of Cheerios claiming to save you $1.00 "now." 

Not only could you not get the coupon off the box without taking half the box with it, but it was almost impossible to get enough of the box off the coupon to reveal the UPC code that the cashier needs to scan to process the coupon.

To top it all off, the coupon back was sticky, so if you tried to put it with your other coupons you'd end up with a worse problem.  If you tried to peel the sticky part off, the text of the coupon came off with the sticky part, making the coupon worthless.


On most coupons with that "Peel Here" white arrow tab in the corner, it is usually where you can separate the "slightly" tacky coupon from the clear plastic sheet with the "really" sticky adhesive to keep it on the box. Looks like Sarah got it started, but didn't finish it properly.

Posted by: klew at May 10, 2007 01:12 AM

They obviously don't want you to use the coupon, so they made it defective. hope you enjoy your full priced cereal you bought with the promise of a briken coupon.

Posted by: Narcissus at May 10, 2007 11:34 AM

klew is correct. I worked at a grocery store for 3 1/2 years, and these coupons are getting worse. The best way I've found to separate them is to stick them to some sort of cloth, like a canvas or khaki; then pull the top layer off.

Yeah, it sucked. Very broken.

Posted by: =David at May 10, 2007 08:38 PM

sometimes on lighters theres instructions on the back of a sticker. when you try to peel it off it tears and you miss half the instructions but i don't know why they bother cause lighters are pretty easy to operate and the instructions are useless. similar to the packet stickers. in fact they should just make the coupons either tear off or cut out of the damn box/packet etc

Posted by: PC_nut at May 22, 2007 12:40 AM

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