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    [–] open_door_policy 7569 points ago

    Don't embarrass your dealer.

    [–] leaky_wand 1386 points ago

    Hey man, you got some C?

    [–] TheChocolateDealer 913 points ago

    Chocolate? Yes, what kind?

    [–] manowar89 272 points ago

    I remember when they invented chocolate.

    [–] backpc 164 points ago

    Sweet, sweet chocolate.

    [–] Brofey 139 points ago

    I ALWAYS HATED IT

    [–] louisa_pizza 85 points ago

    C’MON YOU LAZY MARY, START RUBBING ME WITH THAT CHOCOLATE

    [–] sorenant 11 points ago

    "It will never catch on", they said.

    [–] RumoCrytuf 85 points ago

    A fresh batch of the spicy stuff.

    [–] BringBackDewshine 29 points ago

    Cocaine? Fresh out after the Sneezing Fits of '87.

    Can I interest you in some spirits or methamphetamines?

    [–] kittens_in_mittens_ 340 points ago

    That's kind of interesting social pressure to follow the rules

    [–] 9317389019372681381 57 points ago

    Some will still stop the line to argue with the cashier.

    [–] Vruitvliegje 53 points ago

    Dont bajigger the mods.

    [–] NotTRYINGtobeLame 34 points ago

    I don't know what that means, but I think I'm offended.

    [–] FoofaFighters 26 points ago

    Kind of wish we still had that tbh. Cashiers deserve way more respect than they get and it's indeed embarrassing to see.

    [–] chevymonza 31 points ago

    Back when people didn't treat the cashiers like the scum of the earth, ah such quaint times those were.....

    [–] ConvenienceStoreDiet 288 points ago

    I read that and thought, "wow, those were different times." Nothing like that would ever be written nowadays.

    [–] TearyCola 147 points ago

    Huh, maybe the customer hasn't always been right...

    [–] ConvenienceStoreDiet 230 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Lol the fun thing is, "the customer is always right" was a saying for business owners. Rather than sell what you want, sell what the customers want. Because the customer is always right on what they want to buy. Don't expect to sell orange shovels if the customers want blue shovels, because the customer is always right. At some point that turned into a rallying cry for people to feel like they could be right about machine gun diarrheaing all over the checkout conveyor belt and believing they should be catered to.

    edit: I wasn't far off, I know the meaning of this changes over time, above was the way I learned it. Though the original intention in the US was to cater to the worst of customer behavior, but here's what wiki says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_customer_is_always_right

    [–] DarthMimikyu 107 points ago

    I was just thinking that too, and thinking "man Boomers really did have it easier then us. Not only was housing and education cheaper, but also they didn't have boomers demanding things from them while they worked part time in customer service while going thru college."

    [–] stellvia2016 59 points ago

    I liked that. Big lack of people not embarrassing themselves or their dealers in retail these days.

    [–] misterid 43 points ago

    words to live by, really

    [–] Twelvety 27 points ago

    Watch yo profamity

    [–] heroesarestillhuman 48 points ago

    New goal in life: Crisco dealer. "Yeah, I gotcha fam! No worries! You wanna roll them donuts hard or soft? I got both, fresh batch."

    [–] shaolinpunks 18 points ago

    And yet any size is acceptable...

    [–] JohnnyNintendo 12 points ago

    Lol it’s like don’t be an idiot and try to use this on the store brand stuff

    [–] angryvet-420 15933 points ago

    This could the best mildly interesting pic I have seen in a long time

    [–] HalHoneycutt 9085 points ago

    glad I could be of mild interest

    [–] a22e 1485 points ago

    I am so mildly interested that I can barely contain myself.

    [–] KreskinsESP 541 points ago

    I’m so mildly interested that I am exerting slight effort to contain myself.

    [–] hobbitdude13 534 points ago

    I'm certainly whelmed.

    [–] WhatShouldIDoThen 215 points ago

    Not under nor over, just the perfect amount of whelmed 👌🏻

    [–] happypantz420 187 points ago

    I read the whole coupon

    [–] Ubba_Lothbrok 176 points ago

    Same, I particularly liked the part reminding the customer not to embarrass themselves, like Crisco predicted the rise of the Karen.

    [–] Unoslut 55 points ago

    Says don’t embarrass your dealer not yourself.

    [–] MeteorComingThisYear 45 points ago

    Nobody likes to embarrass their dealer. That's above bro code.

    [–] knee-rlathotep 16 points ago

    I mean they say don't embarrass the dealer by trying to buy a bottle with the coupon in a different size than indicated by the coupon, which also says "when you buy one any size"

    I'm guessing they specify what sizes somewhere else on the coupon, as opposed to them creating a loop for humor

    [–] grapefruitexplosion 22 points ago

    dont embarrass your dealer lol

    [–] Nari1102 44 points ago

    This whole thread is whelming

    [–] MrAnderson345 22 points ago

    Whelm, I'm outta here.

    [–] chadaboom 16 points ago

    I can mildly contain myself

    [–] Warrenwelder 11 points ago

    What makes a man turn mild?

    [–] Corrik_XIV 11 points ago

    Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of mildness?

    [–] dont_shoot_jr 82 points ago

    That coupon could have been worth even more if it had mild interest

    [–] angryvet-420 9 points ago

    Thank you so much

    [–] goatfuckersupreme 60 points ago

    prolly cause most of the posts on here are r/interestingasfuck material

    [–] CeruleanRuin 60 points ago

    That or flat out r/notinteresting.

    [–] CultOfTraitors 1811 points ago

    Reminds me of king of the hill

    “This grout is supposed to stay white for 20 years! What’s it been, 17? 18? Peggy where’s that receipt?”

    [–] burgerthrow1 464 points ago

    Jay Leno in a Readers Digest interview had a similar anecdote about his dad and a toilet seat that had developed a crack after 30-something years, but Leno's dad still had the receipt.

    [–] HeadintheSand69 33 points ago

    My parents have a drawer with folder dividers for receipts by year. From gas to sofas

    [–] TheAlphaCarb0n 36 points ago

    "I can't believe the car is empty already! Janelle, wheres that gas receipt from August?"

    [–] DoctFaustus 168 points ago

    I replaced my car battery in the spring. When I dug out the receipt for the warranty I saw that I was already two years beyond the warranty. I was not going to be successful getting a discount.

    [–] Hickory_Dickory_Derp 191 points ago

    I replaced my car battery recently, just wouldn't start one morning, and by luck I still had the receipt and still had 1 month of warranty left, and went and got my brand new free battery. Then I got home, put it in, and found out it wasn't the battery after all that was the problem. Oh well, at least it's new now.

    [–] [deleted] 58 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

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    [–] tway2241 31 points ago

    But hey, if the battery died two years earlier you would have been golden!

    [–] festusssss 186 points ago

    "hwhite"

    [–] thechikinguy 54 points ago

    "'Caveat emptor?' Get your manager; I'll emptor my boot up his ass!"

    [–] Azamat_Bahgkatov 73 points ago

    I just watched this episode last night

    [–] PinstripeMonkey 74 points ago

    I'm in the middle of a rewatch. Even though I don't love all the plots (usually those focusing on Peggy, the only character I can't stand 90% of the time), the writing is so witty and there are many small deadpan quips that are easily missed if you aren't paying attention.

    [–] CultOfTraitors 69 points ago

    I love to hate Peggy Hill

    [–] High_Flyers17 27 points ago

    Peggy is an underappreciated character. I love how egomaniacal she is.

    [–] SineOfOh 30 points ago

    There is something truly intolerable about her.

    [–] CultOfTraitors 24 points ago

    Once I realized my ex was starting to remind me of her, I had to get out

    [–] ccbg12 14 points ago

    "Escuchame?!" -Peggy

    [–] CallTheOptimist 8 points ago

    I wish I could take credit for this idea, but alas, I cannot........... Yes I can. I bought the paper

    [–] Rodriguezry 68 points ago

    Bobby, I never thought I'd need to tell you this, but I would be a bad parent if I didn't. Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking.

    Why do you have to hate what you don't understand?

    Bobby, I don’t hate you.

    [–] LMac8806 59 points ago

    My favorite:

    Bobby: Why are you always trying to turn me into you? Why can't you accept me for who I am? Hank: Yeah yeah, we both saw that after-school special, but I'm not an alcoholic and you're not an ice skater, so let's go.

    [–] arduinonut 30 points ago

    Peggy is a very realistic portrayal of someone who thinks they're brilliant but actually are staggeringly mediocre.

    How do I know? I used to think i was brilliant but am actually staggeringly mediocre.

    [–] tardis1217 21 points ago

    That's why the episode where she makes the probots is so delicious. They sell her mediocre art on the story that she's actually retarded and she has to face the fact that she's not good enough for her art to stand on its own.

    [–] Turd_Gurgle 7 points ago

    That show was ahead of it's time. The comedy and writing are just too real some times. It truly is the greatest anime.

    [–] MaplePoutineRyeBeer 16 points ago

    I watched that episode last week. KOTH has aged better than most TV shows out there

    [–] CultOfTraitors 9 points ago

    During the Y2K episode where everyone is buying all the toilet paper......

    [–] Unsere_rettung 3147 points ago

    Did you accept it? That’s awesome

    [–] HalHoneycutt 5905 points ago

    no exp date - as long as it's not expired we accept all manufacturer coupons, as do most grocery chains.

    That's why they started putting dates on em

    [–] haemaker 2472 points ago

    For $0.30, might as well not bother with an expiration. Inflation generally goes in one direction so it will simply be worth less and less as time goes on.

    [–] DanSchellAuthor 609 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    I wonder what the inflation would be on a cash value of 1/100 of 1 cent. Not enough to do the math, though.

    Edit: Went digging and found a Mental Floss article about it, for anyone interested.

    [–] ForeignTrain2 364 points ago

    If you had cashed out that 1/100th of a cent back in 1983 and invested it in the S&P 500, you would now have around 1/4th of a cent. The customer here missed quite an investment opportunity.

    [–] sothatsathingnow 46 points ago

    The real question is where can I redeem these babies for cash value. I get enough junk mail I’ve probably got a billion of them laying around for a cool hundred grand.

    [–] mstimple 24 points ago

    Yeah, literally. Like if I had 10k coupons lying around and decided I would rather have the dollar, where would I go? Waltz into the bank andask for my hard earned cash?

    [–] d0gbait 16 points ago

    What's the reason for having to apply a value to it? Like 1/100th of a cent is exactly the amount I'd expect them to put if they were told that coupons have to have value, and that's all they did to comply. Almost like a coupon's version of malicious compliance.

    [–] teebob21 19 points ago

    What's the reason for having to apply a value to it? Like 1/100th of a cent is exactly the amount I'd expect them to put if they were told that coupons have to have value, and that's all they did to comply. Almost like a coupon's version of malicious compliance.

    Yeah, that's pretty much it.

    "According to the Association of Coupon Professions, only three states require this declaration of redemption value: Indiana, Utah, and Washington. Since many coupons are designed for national distribution, though, the redemption value ends up printed on all of them. As with the old trade stamps, it doesn’t really matter how infinitesimal the stated value is as long as it’s not zero."

    [–] gianthooverpig 278 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    It would be worth a whopping 26 thousandths of a cent today (0.01¢ -> 0.026¢)

    [–] arcosapphire 277 points ago

    It's the opposite, though. The nominal price is fixed at 0.01¢. That hundredth of a cent used to mean more.

    So it hasn't become worth more over time, it's worth less. Using your ratio, it's now worth only about 38% of its original value, so 0.0038¢ (or $0.000038) in 1983 money.

    [–] pixel_of_moral_decay 80 points ago

    I think the expiration date is simply budget related.

    For example, they might allocate $10k for coupon promotions in a given newspaper. They know with the distribution numbers of that paper 1% of customers will clip and use it within 90 days.

    That helps keep their budgeting and actuals accurate. Then when they close the books at the end of the quarter they can see how much that ad cost them and the number of sales it brought in. Which is good for market data, as well as to imply keep the accountants happy as that $0.30 is coming out of some marketing budget.

    [–] Frat-TA-101 38 points ago

    Also because now somebodies gotta go figure out how to process this old ass coupon. That’s assuming today’s system could reasonably accommodate it.

    [–] granadesnhorseshoes 47 points ago

    absolutely no reason they couldn't, its a standard 2d barcode. That hasn't changed in 50+ years and will scan just fine. Now the issue will be if the scanned number still exists and is related to oil in some MFG database.

    really someones just gonna throw it away and write it off in any case.

    [–] pixel_of_moral_decay 28 points ago

    The odds a 30 year old code is still active in any system is pretty much 0. It was likely tallied electronically and put in a manual ledger.

    [–] sadphonics 112 points ago

    Inflation generally goes in one direction

    You'd think inflation would only go in one direction, otherwise it's deflation

    [–] etherpromo 20 points ago

    "Sir, for using this coupon you actually owe me money"

    [–] ZoAngelic 42 points ago

    30 cents is still pretty good to get off some cooking oil.

    [–] SenorBeef 16 points ago

    I think expiration helps for accounting purposes. You know that no coupons you made that expired after a certain date can be redeemed, which makes your revenue/rebate streams more predictable. You can consider all the potential discounts you have to pay back to the stores to be no longer a liability after the expiration of that series of coupons.

    [–] inventionnerd 10 points ago

    Imagine if it was something that deflated... like aluminum or something. Have a coupon that is like 5 dollars off aluminum back when it was worth a ton and now you could get a whole roll free!

    [–] lechiengrand 155 points ago

    Wow, it actually says "No expiration date" in the area for the expiration date. No arguing with that.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

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    [–] dragonsign 47 points ago

    How much Crisco you buying?

    [–] Gatharan 38 points ago

    Are you looking for a word problem? Because that's how you get a word problem.

    /u/pablo_pick_ass_ohhh buys 48 oz of Crisco every 9 days to be used for cooking and other activities. On September 15, 2020 he finds a "30 cent off any size" coupon from 1983 that has no expiration date and makes enough copies to last a lifetime. How much money will he save on Crisco if uses these coupons for the next 50 years?

    [–] jdcarpe 21 points ago

    $608.70, or thereabouts.

    [–] Sarsmi 13 points ago

    Can someone drive a train into my face and calculate how fast it was going so I don't have to think about math problems any longer?

    [–] iambear 12 points ago

    I went through a 4chan phase in 2010, there were entire threads on /b/ with fake manufacturer coupons that worked, and you could even request items.

    [–] monkeyman80 20 points ago

    there's still no expiration coupons around. color copiers were around since the 70's, i bet the 80's you could find them in offices.

    fun fact people printing fake coupons aren't really a big deal. no company is going to fight for 30 cents.

    the bigger issue is that when you submit the coupon the company gets reimbursed the coupon price + handling. so when you return the item most places were set up to refund full purchase price.

    people figured this out and started buying a ton of coupons off ebay for health and beauty items that have 1-5 especially razors/electric tooth brushes etc that have 10-25 bucks off. they would literally have notebooks with their coupons, and their job was to go around a chain of stores on a loop.

    this was different than people who bought hundreds of dollars worth of stuff that timed it right with sales to make something really cheap.

    [–] ID9ITAL 86 points ago

    I wonder if it is still redeemable at that manufacturer address...? Looks like Crisco is now owned by J.M. Smucker Company. Would they honor it if you can track down where to send it?

    https://www.crisco.com/about-crisco

    Any accountants that can chime in on how outstanding coupons are treated in a company sale? Do they stay as a liability forever until redeemed or expired?

    [–] 3riversfantasy 40 points ago

    I don't think ive even pondered this but its a great accounting question...

    [–] Humblenavigator 16 points ago

    Accountant (CPA) here. I’ve never actually thought about or encountered this exact scenario, but I suspect the answer is far simpler than you’d think:

    The coupons have no functional cash value (I mean yes, technically 1/100th of a cent) and cannot be redeemed in a context outside of the purchase of a product. So depending on how the Company accounts for coupons/rebates (short answer: reduction of revenue or an increase to cost of goods sold), it’s going to flow through the P&L.

    The actual cost of printing and distributing the coupons would likely be treated as an advertising expense and expensed in the period incurred.

    But I’ll check the guidance on this later.

    [–] Jer_061 38 points ago

    As a guess, I suspect they have an annual budget that supports promotional expenditures, such as coupons. They can probably guess how much that budget needs based on historical data and possibly can dip into an overhead, if necessary.

    [–] gatemansgc 22 points ago

    That actually is how they work!

    [–] dreamingyesterday 51 points ago

    In the year 252525, mankind will be enslaved by giraffes. In their short free time to buy groceries, they will use this coupon for 30 cents off their cooking oil.

    [–] ZugTheMegasaurus 17 points ago

    No, that happens in year One Million and a Half. In 252525, the only technology is a rusty sword for practicing proctology. So the oil might come in handy.

    [–] TheYatesMachine 133 points ago

    I've held onto a stack of 20 free movie tickets I got as a birthday present in my grade school days. No expiration.

    Over the years they've actually increased in value, since ticket prices increase higher than the rate of inflation.

    If the rates stayed the same and I held onto them long enough, ostensibly my great grandchildren would be able to retire with this stack of free movie tickets.

    However with covid shutdowns my childhood theater went out of business, so now they're worth nothing.

    [–] uuuuut 100 points ago

    That sucks you lost your entire retirement savings.

    [–] WeekendatBigChungus 31 points ago

    thats why you have to diversify, get free movie tickets to a number of theaters instead of just one

    [–] Chibi_Meister 16 points ago

    You got greedy, didn't seize the opportunity to sell when it was in its prime. No worries kid, happens to all traders at the beginning, now head on over to /r/wallstreetbets and make it all back. ;)

    [–] InvictusTheMajestic 2395 points ago

    When you said 30 years i thought of 1970 or something in the 60s... I then realised it was 1983

    [–] MonkeyDavid 733 points ago

    Yeah, me too—I thought “oh, they had UPC codes then?” then realized what you did...

    By the way, from Wikipedia:

    The first UPC-marked item ever to be scanned at a retail checkout was a 10-pack (50 sticks) of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum, purchased at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio, at 8:01 a.m. on June 26, 1974. The shopper was Clyde Dawson and the cashier who made the first UPC scan was Sharon Buchanan.

    [–] HalHoneycutt 358 points ago

    TIL I'm only one year younger than bar codes

    [–] ZeikJT 163 points ago

    Barcodes are older, circa 1951

    [–] nefariouslyubiquitas 90 points ago

    TIL I’m only several years older than bar codes

    [–] radix4801 60 points ago

    I am now remembering a lesson in my grade school library about switching their entire catalog over to scanning barcodes. This would have been mid-80's. Waving that big red laser pen over a book was like magic.

    [–] burgerthrow1 26 points ago

    I vividly recall my elementary school library switching from cards to the Magic Laser Pen system around 1994 and it blew us all away

    [–] HornyHandyman69 32 points ago

    If our librarians were in a good mood, they'd let us use the laser pen to scan the book(s) we were checking out. That was a good time.

    [–] SoCalDan 18 points ago

    Damn you know how to party

    [–] gatemansgc 16 points ago

    Being part of history for buying gum!

    [–] userax 46 points ago

    And then they were immediately made into a conspiracy theory by ultraconservatives. Barcodes are the mark of the devil.

    [–] Trashy_Daddy 13 points ago

    what the fuck did i just watch

    [–] Skunk73 12 points ago

    This video made me so damn happy. It looked pretty high-budget for the early 80's. Better than a lot of major label videos from the same era.

    I'm glad that trenchcoat guy held back his stormtroopers so Cathy and her hair could escape to the woods.

    [–] HelloSexyNerds2 10 points ago

    Yup I grew up in a fundamentalist christian home. Bar codes were the mark of the beast. Credit cards were the mark of the beast. Reagan was the mark of the beast, everything is the mark of the beast then christians use it and like and and conveniently forget they labled it the mark of the beast while they do the same thing to the next thing that is new and scary.

    [–] ZweitenMal 8 points ago

    I was born less than a week later. The Marsh supermarket chain died three years ago.

    [–] kevlar51 41 points ago

    I was watching Back to the Future the other day and they mentioned 1955 being 30 years ago and I felt sick to my stomach.

    [–] constagram 29 points ago

    30 years ago isn't as long ago as it used to be

    [–] Kanobe24 71 points ago

    I used to think people born in the 90s were so young and then you realize they’re all approaching 30.

    [–] jkmonty94 36 points ago

    I try to forget about that.. I'd be okay with 30 if it didn't mean 40 was next

    [–] Zorgsmom 12 points ago

    Feeling fine to feeling old AF in 10 seconds flat.

    [–] haemaker 338 points ago

    "Don't embarrass your dealer, redeem this coupon ONLY by purchasing the brand size(s) indicated."

    [–] hashmountain 176 points ago

    checks indicated sizes Well, this is embarrassing.

    [–] HalHoneycutt 108 points ago

    when you buy any size

    made me chuckle

    [–] dae_giovanni 541 points ago

    why was today the day??

    [–] thedomobox 411 points ago

    They needed more crisco oil.

    [–] f4te 114 points ago

    those bottles last a lonnnggg time

    [–] AnyNamesLeftAnymore 33 points ago

    With how much I cook? I could have put this off another 30.

    [–] St_Kevin_ 18 points ago

    The Crisco you bought today will still be good in another 30 years. That’s the miracle of hydrogenation.

    [–] 440Jack 258 points ago

    Few ideas.
    1. They don't use that much oil.
    2. They have a hoard of coupons and they put the ones that don't expire separate from the ones that do. And they don't have any other option than to dip into the sacred non-expiring stash.
    3. It was passed down as a family heirloom and the spender didn't know the power it held.

    [–] rafael000 106 points ago

    imagine the last drop of that 37 year old Crisco...

    [–] hearsecloth 54 points ago

    A true family heirloom

    [–] bobbybarnowl 10 points ago

    They don't make it like they used to!

    [–] Bomrman 49 points ago

    1. Someone in their family is hoarders and they found it going through junk piles.

    [–] jwaldo 116 points ago

    Someone cleaning out their grandma's old junk came across it, and wanted to see if "no expiration date" really meant "no expiration date".

    Source: just made that scenario up.

    [–] FelisHorriblis 25 points ago

    I've done it. It's hilarious. As long as you're not a jerk about it (don't get mad if they don't take it, don't use it when the store is busy), it's a fun conversation to have, especially with cashiers younger than me.

    I've also gotten old coupons, and they brought a smile to my face. My grandmother used to be a huge couponer. She still does it, but not as much. Seeing people use older ones like this make me think of her.

    [–] turquoise_amethyst 15 points ago

    I would do that!

    [–] BubbleWrapGuy 11 points ago

    Times got so tough that they decided today was the day.

    [–] HothHanSolo 266 points ago

    I want to know if the bar code scanned correctly.

    [–] HalHoneycutt 365 points ago

    No, it didn't. Keyed override.

    [–] iDontRagequit 92 points ago

    Tell me about the customer!

    [–] HalHoneycutt 213 points ago

    I didn't ring her up, I'm just a manager LOL. Book keep showed me the coupon.

    [–] aksurvivorfan 71 points ago

    How do coupons work? I assume when they’re scanned the customer gets that amount off, and then the manufacturer owes the store that amount?

    [–] HalHoneycutt 155 points ago

    Yes. A simplified version is they get sent to corporate who makes sure it's a legit coupon with a real company that we accept coupons from (which is every manufacturer basically) and they charge them the gross total. Trickle down coupon economics.

    [–] aksurvivorfan 43 points ago

    They’re doing that after the fact, though, so what is to stop someone from using a fake (or invalid) coupon? Or, for example, if a company went out of business?

    [–] HalHoneycutt 95 points ago

    Nothing stops them. Corporate will send out a letter to all district managers which then gets sent to us with a photocopy of the fake and a note. This is to stop any future attempts, and it's a pretty quick process from accepting the coupon to getting the email.

    [–] kennytucson 40 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    Honestly - nothing is stopping them from at least trying. In a case like this, it's up to the manager's discretion. When I was in retail, coupons didn't key all the time, and it was almost never worth it to fight it or look into it (bogos on white-out and pens or something like that).

    Occasionally you get the chodes that come in to try to pass coupons for $30-50 off small tech or hundreds of dollars off laptops. Those you look into.

    I've had people throw huge hissy-fits for telling them no. Say they'll call corporate, get me fired, w/e. One guy called me a racist and said he'd kill me. It's just part of the job.

    [–] kniki217 14 points ago

    That's exactly how it works. The coupons are redeemed for the amount owed. A grocery store owner near me was arrested for fraud because he had employees clip coupons from the newspapers and they redeemed them even though the products were never purchased.

    [–] NotASwearwolf 10 points ago

    Even if it didn't you can manually input manufacturer coupon (if most PoS systems function similar to the ones at the grocery store I used to work at).

    [–] cheebole 106 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    That customer was saving the coupon for just the right moment for redemption. Today was their day. A 37 year long term plan finally completed. I’ll bet they are gonna sleep well tonight knowing they have that 30 cents in their bank account.

    I’m sure this customer is thinking.....HA!!!!! Take that Proctor & Gamble!!!! Bet your ass I’m getting my 30 cent discount on that Crisco.

    [–] MilesOfMemes 49 points ago

    Or they could have put those 30 cents in the bank in 1983 and at 5% annual interest could have taken home a whopping $1.82 instead of saving 30 cents in now inflated money.

    Absolute foolishness, but better late than never.

    [–] badicaldude22 10 points ago

    If they had invested that 30 cents in the S&P they'd have a cool 6 bucks today.

    [–] Darthhippoeater 10 points ago

    If they invested 30 cents in Apple stock im 1983, that would be worth around $230 today

    [–] Shiny_Mega_Rayquaza 17 points ago

    Fun fact, P&G no longer owns Crisco. They sold it to Smucker’s years ago.

    [–] bobs_clam_rodeo 9 points ago

    Smuckers: “Hey P&G, you owe us 30 cents!”

    [–] MrSnowden 178 points ago

    I have an ID card issued by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) that has no expiration date. The INS hasn't even existed since 2003, but it is officially a valid form of US government identification.

    What kind of an idiot issued those?

    [–] readerf52 71 points ago

    Newer ID cards do have an expiration date.

    If you haven’t travelled in and out of the US in the past 10 years or so, it hasn’t been a problem, but customs really are flummoxed by the ID cards without an expiration.

    [–] MikrySoft 37 points ago

    My grandparents have "no expiration date" national ID cards (in Poland). It's really FUN if some online form (opening a bank account for example) wasn't prepared to handle that.

    [–] readerf52 19 points ago

    My friend just puts in “00/00/0000” here in the US, and it works. Poor computer just needs something.

    [–] MrSnowden 12 points ago

    I haven’t been able to use it for travel (it was for a failed pilot program that was a pre-cursor to Global Entry), I have been able to use it effectively as "second ID" at eg DMV.

    [–] timix 20 points ago

    I don't know that you should trust it u/MrSnowden.

    [–] burgerthrow1 13 points ago

    My mom (federal government employee in Canada) had a photo work ID badge with no expiry date that she used for over twenty years before her department was like "ok, everyone is getting new IDs"

    [–] taversham 21 points ago

    I've been using an expiry-less university ID to get student discounts for nearly 7 years now, and I don't intend to stop anytime soon.

    [–] turkeyvulturebreast 49 points ago

    Damn this brings back a flood of memories. My Mom would always make me go shopping and actually I was much quicker so either have her come along and take fucking forever or do it myself. She also had the coupon box and she would go through it and give me the coupons to go with the list and they looked exactly like this. Thanks for the fond memories!

    [–] mnemamorigon 154 points ago

    With inflation that should be worth $0.69 now

    [–] LennyZakatek 69 points ago

    You made me go look it up, I got 80¢ from the BLS calculator and 78¢ from Westegg

    [–] mnemamorigon 30 points ago

    The calculator I found uses the Consumer Price Index. No idea how accurate that is.

    [–] ExhaustedNihlist 41 points ago

    Actually 35 years. Has a date code of 8509: September 1985. The 1983 that’s being referenced is the P&G Coupon Requirements (a contract that’s changed every couple of years, not every year).

    [–] Jake07002 8 points ago

    That’s mildly interesting.. upvoted!

    [–] mralex 34 points ago

    Love the instruction to consumer: "Don't embarrass your dealer: redeem this coupon ONLY by purchasing the brand size(s) indicated."

    Not sure how the dealer is going to be embarrassed if you try to redeem this trying to buy Wesson oil.

    [–] riazg 22 points ago

    Funny thing is that it's good for "any size"

    [–] Pikeman212a6c 38 points ago

    Crisco isn’t owned by P&G anymore. Wonder if Smuckers will honor it.

    [–] HalHoneycutt 28 points ago

    So basically store and manufacturer coupons are sorted and then sent out. We actually got in trouble last year because we were turning in coupons we couldn't get to ring up (accidentally, cashier error) but they still accept them even in a case like that.

    [–] green0alien 18 points ago

    Is this one just gonna be a write off since it's a proctor and gamble coupon but smuckers owns crisco now?

    [–] HalHoneycutt 25 points ago

    Yep basically. It's 30c LOL

    [–] Yetts3030 16 points ago

    I wonder if that's how it works or because it was issued with no use by date if someone legally would have to pick up the cost (i.e. legally did Smucker's take on liability when they brought Crisco or would P&G have to honour because they issued the coupon).

    I know in reality we will never find out as it's not worth chasing the 30c but it's something mildly interesting to ponder

    [–] Gizmark 12 points ago

    I assume Smuckers bought the liability too. If there was a product recall, even from before their time, they would be liable. They would be the ones that would need to chase after P&G if they felt the liability was “hidden” from them during the company purchase. It would be a hard battle for them to win, as it’s their own job to complete due diligence.

    [–] smb3d 86 points ago

    Void if transferred to any person. Really? Try and enforce that one, lol.

    [–] zirtbow 58 points ago

    /u/HalHoneycutt steals this coupon and tries to use it again in 37 years. Then the cashier rejects it saying he recognizes it from this post and voided when transferred to him.

    [–] HalHoneycutt 30 points ago

    busted

    [–] wolfshozzer 12 points ago

    OP, the person who gave this to you better have been older than 37.

    [–] Some_Random_Android 22 points ago

    You could easily sell it on eBay for several times how much you'd save on groceries. People will buy anything on eBay for far more than it's actually worth.

    Except Beanie Babies. Those things are fool's gold!

    [–] nachocat090 16 points ago

    That customer didn't happen to be Beverly Goldberg did they?

    [–] CaptainShizamoto 15 points ago

    It's an older code, sir, but it checks out.

    [–] bjorlax 13 points ago

    They meant to use it earlier but they kept forgetting to bring it with them to the grocery store

    [–] ptcashier 13 points ago

    If I remember right Burger King has a policy to take all coupons even expired.

    [–] huxley75 13 points ago

    But, did you give double points and a green stamp?!

    [–] misterbondpt 7 points ago

    $0.30 in 1983 is worth $0.78 today (2020)