This mock coloring book arrived with the newspaper during the holiday season of 1992. There were many layers unto this circular, including a large contest and coupons.
One could enter to win a 10,000 dollar shopping spree at the store of your choice. That is a lot of non-perishables. Employees of brands used in this advertisement coloring book were disqualified from entering.
Ten “first prize”, as opposed to grand prize, winners won a Sony Trinitron TV. I found one such television from 1992.
1000 second prizes were given away for a fifty dollar gift certificate to Blockbuster Video. Wow, what a difference.
Everyone who entered got to try out the new Crayola Changeables markers. The concept was the first marker laid down a color, then the clear marker would change that color wherever it laid its line. This was better than a TV, Trinitron or not.
The coloring books was about a family called the Taylors and loosely described how they prepared for their holiday party.
It flashes breifly to the neighbors across the street, hence the word loose.
Is that the dog from the Fit and Trim package itself?
Because that is for sure the Beggin’ Strips dog. The artist has taken care to show each product in the hung stockings.
Hershey has since changed its chocolate chip packaging design while its Hershey Kisses packaging remains a classic to this day. They even play the same old commercials for kisses.
Ring a bell?
The artist had to make a stretch to feature certain products.
I have no idea why a scarecrow is featured in a Christmas ad. Maybe he is stuffed with Bounty.
I hope that is not supposed to be the Charmin baby.
Aunt Debbie is not ashamed and does not feel she has to keep her products hidden.
Many little kids probably learned about menstruation that 1992 holiday season.
Here is another classic packaging. I do not believe I have seen this brand in some time.
People could use the coupons until 1-31-93.
The only coupon that was clipped was for coffee. You win, Folgers. Could you bring coupons to the shopping spree?