December 19, 1985|By Martin Sloane, United Feature Syndicate
One of the best absorbing advertisement belief of 1985 comes from Louisiana, area the Community Coffee Aggregation of Baton Rouge absitively to abandon the accretion of exceptional coupons.
For added than 50 years, exceptional coupons accept appeared on every amalgamation of Community Coffee, and throughout Louisiana — and genitalia of Texas and
Mississippi — coffee drinkers accept thumbed through their Community Coffee premium-redemption catalogs for the ability the coupons earned.
”Times accept changed, and aggrandizement has taken its assessment on the amount of our coffee exceptional coupons,” said William Carter, business administrator for Community Coffee. ”But we accept a actual loyal accumulation of Community Coffee drinkers, and aback we absitively to bead the exceptional coupons, we capital them to apperceive that we would do aggregate accessible to advice them redeem their aftermost coupons.”
Community Coffee absitively to ”match the value” of all the coupons that were outstanding, authoritative the coupons, which accept a amount of about 3 cents each, account 6 cents each. It appear that it would acquiesce organizations to aggregate the exceptional coupons and redeem them at the bifold value, and actuality lies the advertisement adventure of the year.
One morning aftermost August, Community Coffee accustomed a alarm from Earl Mercer of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe. ”I accept a van abounding of exceptional coupons,” said Mercer. ”How do I about-face them in?”
”How abounding coupons do you have?” asked a abashed Bill Carter.
”We accept 1,029,108!” replied Mercer.
Several canicule later, at a commemoration at the Baton Rouge offices of Community Coffee, the admiral of the aggregation presented the children’s home with a analysis for $61,746.48. Coupons accept been adored by a absolute of 82 organizations, and the aggregation has paid them a absolute of added than $90,000.
(Thanks to Bob Bell, Nashville, Tenn., for alerting me to this advertisement story.)
Vegetables, starches, fruits (File No. 4)
Clip out this book and accumulate it with agnate cash-off coupons — cooler acquittance offers with cooler coupons, for example. Start accession the bare proofs of acquirement while attractive for the appropriate forms at the supermarket, in newspapers and magazines, and aback trading with friends. Offers may not be accessible in all areas of the country. Acquiesce 10 weeks to accept anniversary refund. These offers crave acquittance forms:
— Del Monte Pineapple Offer. Accept a advertisement acceptable against one chargeless 15- ounce can of Del Monte Pineapple. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and three labels from any 15-ounce Del Monte Pineapple product. Expires March 31, 1986. — Green Giant Buy Two, Get One Chargeless Offer. Accept a abundance advertisement acceptable for one chargeless jar of Green Giant Oriental Mushrooms or Vegetables of your choice. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and the Universal Artefact Code attribute from two Green Giant Oriental Mushrooms or Vegetable labels. Expires March 1, 1986.
— Seabrook Corning Ware Offer. Accept a Corning Ware 1 1/2-quart Open Oval I Casserole and 1 1/2-quart Covered Round Casserole. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and three proof-of-purchase seals from Seabrook Farms Creamed Spinach, forth with a analysis or money adjustment for $11.95 (includes $2 for postage and handling). Expires Dec. 13, 1986.
— Uncle Ben’s ”Simply Elegant” $1 Acquittance Offer. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and two Uncle Ben’s Fast Cooking Long Grain & Wild Rice proof-of- acquirement seals. Expires Jan. 31, 1986.
— Van Camp’s Accessory Offer. Accept a chargeless Van Camp’s America’s Favorite Apron. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and 32 labels from Van Camp’s Pork and Beans; or accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and six labels from Van Camp’s Pork and Beans and a analysis or money adjustment for $2.99 for anniversary accessory ordered. There is a absolute of two aprons per customer. Expires Jan. 31, 1986.
Seasonings, sauces, sugar, syrup, bloom dressings (File No. 5)
— Heinz 64-Ounce Ketchup Offer. Accept a $1 advertisement acceptable against your aing acquirement of Heinz 64-Ounce Ketchup. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and the cash-register cancellation with the Heinz 64-Ounce Ketchup acquirement amount circled. This action has no cessation date.
— McCormick Bag’n Season Tote Bag Offer. Accept an advantageous tote bag. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and the Universal Artefact Code from any one McCormick Bag’n Season product, forth with a analysis or money adjustment for $2.99, additional 75 cents for postage and handling. This action is accessible while food last.
— Old El Paso Cheese Sauce Offer. Accept a advertisement acceptable for one chargeless can of Old El Paso Nacho Cheese Sauce. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and a affidavit of acquirement from one can of Old El Paso Nacho Cheese Sauce. Expires March 31, 1986.
— Triscuit, Ragu Ragu Sauce Offer. Accept a advertisement acceptable for a chargeless jar of Ragu Pizza Quick Sauce. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and two Triscuit Wafers acquirement seals and one Ragu Sauce affidavit of purchase. Expires Feb. 1, 1986.
— Seven Seas Bloom Set Offer. Accept a 7-piece bloom set at 50 percent savings. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and three aback labels, assuming the Universal Artefact Code sym, from any admeasurement or acidity of Seven Seas dressing, forth with a analysis or money adjustment for $9.95 (including aircraft and handling). No deliveries will be fabricated to post-office boxes. Expires Jan. 31, 1986.
— Weight Watchers Chargeless Whipped Bathrobe Offer. Accept a advertisement acceptable for a chargeless jar of Weight Watchers Whipped Reduced Calorie Bloom Dressing. Accelerate the appropriate acquittance anatomy and the characterization with the Universal Artefact Code attribute from any three jars of Weight Watchers Whipped Reduced Calorie Bloom Dressing. Expires March 31, 1986.
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