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Free stuff in breakfast cereal.

Post by will2097 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:45 am

I just recently got back into eating breakfast, to discover that there is no grotty little piece of plastic floating around in the bottom of the cereal bag. A quick check of Waitrose and it's true - no freebies. No little bits of crappy plastic or indeed stickers anywhere. My brother and I often fought to the death of these...

When did they get cancelled?

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Post by vixen » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:16 am

havn't you heard the latest?

they don't give plastic away much any more, it's 'non-educational' or something.

they do books now! :roll:

personally i think the plastic toys were better, you could hurt people with them! :lol: :twisted:
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Post by djcarlos » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:04 am

Someone probably choked on one.
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Post by mikeb » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:08 am

Mmm.. anyone remember Shrinkie Dinks in packs of Shreddies? :)

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Post by vixen » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:29 am

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Post by merman » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:32 am

Yep. Used to have a big collection of various freebies, but most of them got thrown out in a house move... :(

Particularly ones I remember include the Shrinky Dinks for the Black Hole, the Black Cauldron figures in Corn Flakes packets, and the divers/submarines that worked with bicarbonate of soda. Also got a set of Choose Your Own Adventure Books from Weetabix, IIRC.
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Post by bonerlaw » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:28 am

remember the "cool" plastic reflectors you got in your cereal that you could put on the spokes on your bike?

I had so many my bike used to get blown over in strong wind


(i didnt really, just exaggerating to prove a point!)
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:02 am

merman wrote:Yep. Used to have a big collection of various freebies, but most of them got thrown out in a house move... :(

Particularly ones I remember include the Shrinky Dinks for the Black Hole, the Black Cauldron figures in Corn Flakes packets, and the divers/submarines that worked with bicarbonate of soda. Also got a set of Choose Your Own Adventure Books from Weetabix, IIRC.
Ooh , I think I remember these - was one something about a Bugatti? - what were the others?
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Post by resident paul » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:17 am

Shreddies sometimes put a PC CD game just inside the pack, that's the nearest you get for a freebee!

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Post by video-gamer-girl » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:02 am

vixen wrote:havn't you heard the latest?

they don't give plastic away much any more, it's 'non-educational' or something.

they do books now! :roll:

personally i think the plastic toys were better, you could hurt people with them! :lol: :twisted:
and cd demos lol... its a bit of plastic
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Post by merman » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:04 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
merman wrote:Yep. Used to have a big collection of various freebies, but most of them got thrown out in a house move... :(

Particularly ones I remember include the Shrinky Dinks for the Black Hole, the Black Cauldron figures in Corn Flakes packets, and the divers/submarines that worked with bicarbonate of soda. Also got a set of Choose Your Own Adventure Books from Weetabix, IIRC.
Ooh , I think I remember these - was one something about a Bugatti? - what were the others?
That was the second set, I think, will have to find mine on the bookshelf in the other room...
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Post by Frank Chickens » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:22 am

What I sometimes did if it was a good freebie was to sneakily open up a couple of boxes and take out the ones I liked then open up another box and put it all in there and put it in with the rest of the shopping. :oops:

How I never got caught I will never know. :lol:
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Post by retrogarden » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:17 am

bonerlaw wrote:remember the "cool" plastic reflectors you got in your cereal that you could put on the spokes on your bike?

I had so many my bike used to get blown over in strong wind


(i didnt really, just exaggerating to prove a point!)
They were cool, along with the clackers you had to put on so it sounded like you were riding a motorbike (though it sounded like one that was out of gear)
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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:06 pm

retrogarden wrote:
bonerlaw wrote:remember the "cool" plastic reflectors you got in your cereal that you could put on the spokes on your bike?

I had so many my bike used to get blown over in strong wind


(i didnt really, just exaggerating to prove a point!)
They were cool, along with the clackers you had to put on so it sounded like you were riding a motorbike (though it sounded like one that was out of gear)
I just stuck a used coke can in between the brake and the tyre, no purchase needed :D
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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:47 pm

Sega2006 wrote:
retrogarden wrote:
bonerlaw wrote:remember the "cool" plastic reflectors you got in your cereal that you could put on the spokes on your bike?

I had so many my bike used to get blown over in strong wind


(i didnt really, just exaggerating to prove a point!)
They were cool, along with the clackers you had to put on so it sounded like you were riding a motorbike (though it sounded like one that was out of gear)
I just stuck a used coke can in between the brake and the tyre, no purchase needed :D
Apart from the can of coke.......

Anyone used to stick an old lolly pop stick in your cogs to make your bike sound like a motor bike............just me then????

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