2004-01-07 08:12 am (UTC)
2004-01-07 08:38 pm (UTC)
It has the yellow sale stickers, so I am thinking maybe Safeway, or maybe one of other stores that is owned by the same company as Safeway?!
Yeah, I wasn't sure... doesn't Albertson's also have yellow sale stickers?
Then again, it could be any store... haha
It's Krogers. I work there, we have that same stupid sign
i'm a math idiot and even i know
that that's some bullshit there.
2004-01-07 02:18 pm (UTC)
As if there was any chicken in Banquet's "chicken" pot pie to start with...
More like "we had to do something with it now that we're not allowed to feed the undesirable parts of the cows back to the cows" pot pie.
one person not very good at math is fine but think of the chain of people that went thru to make it all the way to the public...are we all just sheep or what?
perhaps they knew it was wrong from the beginning and figured 99% of shoppers wouldn't think twice about it.
Stop it, you are making me wonder if I would have even thought twice!!
2004-01-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess you could argue that you're getting 40% of a single pot pie 'for free' if you buy two pot pies. Bit of a stretch, though. I guess "Eat TWO, and that's...um...20% more chicken still!" didn't seem likely to sell extra pot pies.
Brad, Brad, Brad ... ya gotta think like a user, right?
Remember, over 60% of folkz believe we found WMDs in Iraq.
2004-01-07 08:43 pm (UTC)
I look at that and think... mmmm... pot pie...
It Reminds me of another marketing scheme that has lasted years and years.
That damn x dollars and 99 cents. Or the $12,999 idea when buying a car.
"oh look," says the dumb sorority girl looking for a honda civic, "that car is only 12 thousand bucks! I think I'll buy it."
Its amazing what companies will do to make a buck. I used to work at Jerry's Home Improvement in Eugene. When the first winter storm hit we sold out of rock salt and de-icer. However, we had a ton of ammonium sulfate fertilizer. When I first got hired they said, "we cant sell any chemical product for anything other than its intended use printed on the package."
Then the winter storms hit and then they say,
"Well whatdda know, ammonium sulfate melts ice! Lets put all the pallets out and sell it for de-icing and neglect to tell the customers that if they put too much on, it will etch their concrete and then run into the storm drains killing fish as it goes."
All in the name of serving customers needs (reads: making a good buck)
And this is why you became a computer-programmer.
It's advertising math. It doesn't need to make sense, only look good.
I am amused that you are all so surprised by this stupidity.. The world is full of stupid people.
Here is another example:
About 8 months ago a Virginia State police officer noticed that the decal of his police car read: "VIRGINA STATE POLICE".
This decal had been on every state police car in Virginia for 8 months.
2004-01-08 11:44 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! :)
I think what they mean to say is
Eat two and that's 100% delicious.
2004-01-14 06:06 pm (UTC)