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April 3, 2017

Thanks for Nothing #5

Filed under: Humor,Retail,Thanks for Nothing,Travel — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 5:48 am

In honor of April Fools’ Day a few days ago, we first offer you an ad to make you chuckle, and then two ads in our series of ones that don’t quite offer what they claim (but which throw in a chuckle at no extra cost).

Example 1:

Retailers are notorious for advertising that “everything” is on sale when there are many exclusions. Old Navy tried to play it straight(er) by advertising a big sale this way:

Old Navy "everything-ish"

Thanks for trying, Old Navy.

Example 2:

Southwest Airlines recently offered an airfare sale with “no gotchas.”

Souhtwest Airlines

Then what’s this?


Southwest terms and conditions

Thanks for nothing, Southwest. But thanks to Richard G. for the submission.

Example 3:

Our last “deal” is at Ace Hardware. Just use your loyalty card and pay $3 more than the regular price!


Ace Hardware

Thanks for nothing, Ace.

If you find an ad that screams “thanks for nothing,” please pass it on to Edgar(at symbol) . Thanks.

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  1. But seriously, how does Southwest get away with that ad saying “no gotchas”? Is that because they will say you really can’t define what a “gotcha” is?

    Comment by lisa — April 3, 2017 @ 7:32 am
  2. I sense that there may be a lot of miscommunication between marketing departments and legal departments.

    Comment by Wayne — April 3, 2017 @ 9:43 am
  3. Keeping up with the April Fool’s theme, I noticed at my local supermarket that Kraft has downsized their Thousand Island dressing, but not by weight, but with fewer islands. Check out their Nine Hundred Fifty island dressing on your next shopping trip!

    Comment by Frankie — April 3, 2017 @ 10:51 am
  4. Well Frankie I did see the Kraft dressing doing the new look same great taste labels, but no size change.

    I also saw this year krusteaz baking mixes do the same thing while Keebler Simply made Cookie Thins has been just changed to Cookie Thins with the same sized package.

    Comment by Richard — April 4, 2017 @ 10:39 am

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