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.