I’m not a big gum consumer, mostly because I have TMJ and it just exhausts my dysfunctional jaw, but every once in awhile I indulge. The other day I bought a pack of Stride Mega Mystery gum, which tastes like that zebra gum with the temporary tattoos, by the way. After all the gum was gone and I was about to throw the pack away I noticed a weird little image on the bottom half of the pack on the left hand side behind the gum. You can’t really make it out in the above image, but next to that weird little thing is a picture of a sell phone with the words “snap it” along with an instruction to “get the free app for your phone at http://gettag.mobi,” which I, of course, did.
When I opened the app and held the phone in front of the weird image it immediately took me to a site on my phone that asked for my email address so they could send me a super secret coupon. Hell yeah.
The only issue with the coupon is that it didn’t work on my computer. That’s right, for some reason it’s not supported on Windows 7. I’ll have to use a different computer to actually get the coupon. I was able to view the details for the coupon on my phone, and apparently it’s a buy-one-get one deal on the Mega Mystery Stride gum. Not bad at all.
From what I’ve read, this isn’t exactly a new concept, but I’d keep my eyes open for weird little icons on different products. You never know when you’ll get something for free.
Has anyone else seen these? Have you found a magical surprise coupon lately? Let me know in the comments!