right in the front yard
Who throws a bag of food in your yard? That was my irritated thought. I had just gone out back to feed and let Thelma and Louise out of their pen. Getting the newspaper in the front yard would mean one less time to descend and ascend the steps to the door.
Right there in the dewy grass was a bulky colored bag with food instead of the clear plastic bag with my newspaper in it. When I picked it up, I was shocked. This was my newspaper delivery! The colorful, plastic bag is very heavy plastic, unlike the thinner, clear bag my paper usually wears.
Three single serve boxes of cereal were inside. When I took the newspaper out, the cereal was inaccessible. Hmmmph! There is a special clear pouch on the front that was hard to open to access the cereal. WOW! This is seriously protected from damp and insects.
(Little happy dance)
There are coupons for each of these cereals included: Fiber One, Honey Nut Cheerios, Chex. All the cereals had flavors, not plain. There is also a $1 coupon for each of these items: $1/1. Those are great coupons, but Fiber One is the only one I might ever purchase.
Yes, I ate a box with the last bit of milk. I will have to wait until Wednesday to get more milk, a tragedy for me. No money here.
Look at the back of this package--lots of advertising happening here. Newspapers are suffering. This must be a glimpse at the future survival of newspapers. By subscribing to home delivery of the newspaper, I was the recipient of a special deal that made receiving Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home delivery cheaper than going out on Sunday and purchasing a paper.
Okay, I am posting this early, so that maybe you can score some of these samples or coupons from friends or neighbors who might not care for these samples. I don't like two of them enough to purchase them. I might purchase the Fiber One after I taste it. Hey, freebies and a coupon worked! Now, let's see if I can find it on sale.
Yes, there is more plastic, more ink, more cardboard...sigh. It looks like newspapers are fighting for their lives.
Did you get this perk in your newspaper delivery this morning? Have you gotten another perk packaged like this?