Recalled Blog Post

IF these Kellogg’s Mini Wheats had not been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency earlier today due to “Extraneous Material – Harmful – Metal” being detected in them, I would have had a kickin’ blog post to share with y’all.

I was ready to share my tips about:

  • ordering the $1.00 OFF Mini Wheats coupons from the hidden WebSaver Kellogg’s portal (no longer there, but there are some others!)
  • redeeming them to buy the specially marked boxes with $5 Gas Cards Mail-In-Rebate forms inside
  • the importance of cutting the boxes apart immediately so you don’t find the forms after the submission deadline in December, 2012
  • keeping recycled envelopes and stamps in your coupon binder to keep the whole rebate process clippin’ along
  • finding a friend or relative to send the extra MIR cards to once you’ve maxed out your quota of 5 per household
  • finding just the right airtight container to store your bags in so that the cereal doesn’t get crushed but doesn’t take up too much stockpile storage space
  • keeping the best before date tabs so that you’ll know which bags to eat first
  • avoiding too much cardboard in your basement storage room to minimize winter dampness

Instead, I now find myself with 4.5 bags of the recalled product, without boxes or UPC codes, and am fully expecting a bit of resistance at Food Basics tomorrow when I try to return them.  At the very least, I recouped my $4.99 that I paid for most of the 10 boxes I bought (some were just $3.99 or $2.99 after coupons) with the $5 Gas Cards that I got in the mail (5 for us, 5 for my mom) but the added bonus of having had “FREE” cereal has been seriously tainted.

With a faint metallic taste, apparently.

About christaclips

Christa is a Save-at-Home-Mom who writes about money saving tips with hopes of inspiring other families who might want to keep one parent at home but aren't sure they can swing it financially. Christa left her career as a teacher trainer when it started costing her $47,000/yr to work outside the home and now works from home as a social media consultant and freelance writer. She shares her full story and money saving tips here on her blog and as co-host of the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat on Tuesdays from 7-8pm ET. Wife, and mother of 2, Christa lives in Rockland, Ontario and loves skating & nordic skiing on the Ottawa River.

Posted on October 10, 2012, in Christa Clips, Couponing, Savvy Shopping. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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