Magically Delicious Discounts
Lucky Charms coupons are no longer just available off the back of cereal boxes or inserts to the Sunday newspaper. You can download and print cereal coupons off the Internet these days. Just log onto one of a number of online coupon websites, find a coupon code or free printable coupon, and use your printer to produce a ready-made coupon for use in stores.
If you do your shopping online, you don’t even have to do that. All you have to do is copy down the coupon code and get your discount when you check out at the online retail vendor. While online cereal purchases aren’t as common as, say, buying items like perfume, cologne, books, CDs, DVDs, blu-ray discs, or even clothes online, the more efficient state of online delivery in the last few years and the growth of grocery shopping services is making this more common all the time.
Finding Lucky Charms Coupons – Retail Me Not
Shoppers searching for Lucky Charms coupons may not have a lot of luck, if they’re searching specifically for 2011 coupon codes for that brand name. Remember to type in “General Mills coupons” if you’re having trouble finding the Lucky Charms. Another option is to get open-ended coupons from any of the larger supermarket chains that are likely to carry Lucky Charms products.
Here’s a list of some of the larger grocery chains you’ll find at one of the big electronic coupon exchanges like “Retail Me Not”. Each of these links takes you to the Retail Me Not site page for each retailer.
- Albertsons Coupons
- Kroger Coupons
- Whole Foods Market Coupons
- Wal-Mart Coupons
- Sams Club Coupons
- Super-Target Coupons
- Costco Coupons
While you won’t find Lucky Charms coupons on each page, you’ll find coupons ranging from $2-off purchases to “free shopping for a year” contests, so you can get discounts on your cereal purchases a number of different ways.
Lucky Charms Cereal
Lucky Charms were first marketed by General Mills in the early 1960s, when the company had a contest based around designing a new and novel cereal using the industrial assets General Mills’ already used to make Cheerios and Wheaties. John Holahan decides to combine Cheerios with the marshmallows in Circus Peanuts and won the contest. A marketing executive convinced the company to market the product with an idea popular in 1962–charm bracelets–and Lucky Charms came together.
Over the years, there have been changes. The original cereal was not sugar-coated, but sales weren’t where General Mills hoped they would be, so sugar was added. Also, the sales people figured out that sales were better when the marshmallow lineup was changed periodically, so there have been many changes to the marshmallows over the years: including hearts, moons, stars, clovers, diamonds, horseshoes, balloons, rainbows, pots of gold, hats, and hourglasses.
For kids of my generation, it’s the Lucky Charms advertisements which stick with me. What kid who grew up in the Seventies or Eighties (and probably Sixties) doesn’t remember Arthur Anderson, who voiced the leprechaun for 30 years, crying out, “They stole me lucky charms!” Ah, the good ole days.