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20th Mar '16 5:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''AngryBeavers'' episode "Box Top Beavers", Dag picks brands of cereal that have cheap toys in the box, while Norb picks brands of cereal that give you cool toys for sending in the box tops. When Dag decides to go for the cool prize (a ''[[RefugeInAudacity street sweeper]]''), and finally finishes eating 10,000 boxes of cereal, he finds out that the sponsors have discontinued the promotion, and the brothers infiltrate the factory to get the prize.

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* In the ''AngryBeavers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode "Box Top Beavers", Dag picks brands of cereal that have cheap toys in the box, while Norb picks brands of cereal that give you cool toys for sending in the box tops. When Dag decides to go for the cool prize (a ''[[RefugeInAudacity street sweeper]]''), and finally finishes eating 10,000 boxes of cereal, he finds out that the sponsors have discontinued the promotion, and the brothers infiltrate the factory to get the prize.



* In ''HeyArnold'', Arnold and Gerald need to collect 50 cereal box coupons to earn a children's telescope so they can see an upcoming passing comet. Since they collected half of the coupons, they invite their friends and neighbors for the remaining cereal.

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* In ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold and Gerald need to collect 50 cereal box coupons to earn a children's telescope so they can see an upcoming passing comet. Since they collected half of the coupons, they invite their friends and neighbors for the remaining cereal.
22nd Sep '15 7:29:58 PM oknazevad
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* In the ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' comic book story "Dennis vs. Television", which was also translated into Spanish, Dennis collected cereal box tops without actually buying the cereal, hoping to win a big prize.
* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' once saved up weeks of cereal box tops to get a propeller beanie that he incorrectly thought would make him fly.



*In the ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' comic book story "Dennis vs. Television", which was also translated into Spanish, Dennis collected cereal box tops without actually buying the cereal, hoping to win a big prize.



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7th Sep '15 4:46:00 AM Randallw201238
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* Pepsi ran an ad for its "Pepsi Points" program that advertised an AV-8 Harrier in exchange for 7,000,000 points. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc As you might expect, a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded the fighter jet]]. Fortunarely, the judge used the Reasonable Person clause and decreed that Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.

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* Pepsi ran an ad for its "Pepsi Points" program that advertised an AV-8 Harrier in exchange for 7,000,000 points. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc As you might expect, a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded the fighter jet]]. Fortunarely, Fortunately, the judge used the Reasonable Person clause and decreed that Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.
27th Jul '15 11:39:32 AM MBI
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* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' once saved up weeks of cereal box tops to get a propeller beanie that he incorrectly thought would make him fly.
22nd Jun '15 5:30:31 PM lazysuburbanite
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* During a 1999 promotion run by Pepsi where sending in 7,000,000 points off of 2 liter bottles would get you an AV-8 Harrier jet. According to the story, this was a joke, because they didn't expect anyone to collect that many points. The story tells that Pepsi got into serious legal trouble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc when a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded to know "Where's my fighter jet?"]]. Aside from the fact the judge used the Reasonable Person clause, there were several legal rules in which there was actually no binding contract and Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.

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* During a 1999 promotion run by Pepsi where sending in 7,000,000 points off of 2 liter bottles would get you ran an ad for its "Pepsi Points" program that advertised an AV-8 Harrier jet. According to the story, this was a joke, because they didn't expect anyone to collect that many in exchange for 7,000,000 points. The story tells that Pepsi got into serious legal trouble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc when As you might expect, a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded to know "Where's my the fighter jet?"]]. Aside from the fact jet]]. Fortunarely, the judge used the Reasonable Person clause, there were several legal rules in which there was actually no binding contract clause and decreed that Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.
30th Apr '15 9:15:53 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/FatherTed'' episode "Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest", when Ted discovers Father Dougal isn't sure he believes in an afterlife, he asks "Dougal, how did you enter the church? Was it like, collect six crisp packets and become a priest?"
11th Mar '15 11:46:24 PM jormis29
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** [[http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp Here's the snopes link.]]

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** Here's the [[http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp Here's the snopes link.]]article]] about it on ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}''.
14th Feb '15 1:49:44 AM StFan
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* In 1999, California engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Phillips_(entrepreneur) David Phillips]] did the math and found that a particular promotion, in which a food company offered airline frequent flyer miles in exchange for inexpensive food purchases, was a phenomenally good value. For about $3000, he was able to buy enough pudding to redeem for over a million airline miles--enough to fly just about anywhere, first class, dozens of times over. And he donated the food to charity, ''and'' he got an $800 tax break for the donation.
** This story was used for the movie ''PunchDrunkLove''.

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* In 1999, California engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Phillips_(entrepreneur) David Phillips]] did the math and found that a particular promotion, in which a food company offered airline frequent flyer miles in exchange for inexpensive food purchases, was a phenomenally good value. For about $3000, he was able to buy enough pudding to redeem for over a million airline miles--enough miles -- enough to fly just about anywhere, first class, dozens of times over. And he donated the food to charity, ''and'' he got an $800 tax break for the donation.
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donation. This story was used for the movie ''PunchDrunkLove''.''Film/PunchDrunkLove''.
28th Dec '14 10:53:14 PM nombretomado
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* Seen several times in WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics, including one DonRosa story.

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* Seen several times in WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics, including one DonRosa Creator/DonRosa story.
3rd Dec '14 4:55:47 PM xenol
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* During a 1999 promotion run by Pepsi where sending in 700,000 points off of 2 liter bottles would get you an AV-8 Harrier jet. According to the story, this was a joke, because they didn't expect anyone to collect that many labels. The story tells that Pepsi got into serious legal trouble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc when a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded to know "Where's my fighter jet?"]]. Aside from the fact the judge used the Reasonable Person clause, there were several legal rules in which there was actually no binding contract and Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.

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* During a 1999 promotion run by Pepsi where sending in 700,000 7,000,000 points off of 2 liter bottles would get you an AV-8 Harrier jet. According to the story, this was a joke, because they didn't expect anyone to collect that many labels.points. The story tells that Pepsi got into serious legal trouble [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc when a man presented them with the cash value for the points and demanded to know "Where's my fighter jet?"]]. Aside from the fact the judge used the Reasonable Person clause, there were several legal rules in which there was actually no binding contract and Pepsi was not legally obligated to fulfill the man's wishes.


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** The kicker is the man tried to appeal the decision and bring it to the Supreme Court, who struck it down immediately.
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