Update on School Years Eve Coupons


First, I want to thank everyone’s feedback on my post regarding tips for using printable coupons in PDF form.  I also want to thank Modern Day Mom and Lea Ann from Mommyswishlist for their thoughtful input and research on this.  Finally, I want to share with you the comment left this morning by a representative from Cookie Magazine regarding those coupons:

Thank you for your concern about the School Year’s Eve coupon page available at www.SchoolYearsEve.com.  On behalf of Cookie magazine, I apologize for any confusion these coupons may have caused.  Unfortunately, two of the coupons were not meant to be included online.  We have rectified this issue and confirmed the validity of the remaining coupons with each manufacturer.  We encourage you to check out www.SchoolYearsEve.com, not only for the updated coupon page but for other helpful resources to throw a School Year’s Eve celebration of your own.  If you have any questions, please contact me directly at advisors@cookiemag.com.
Thank you,
Cookie Magazine
Promotion & Event Coordinator

As you can see, the Sharpie and Dixie coupons did end up being legitimate for use but they removed the Tide and Bagel Bites ones.  I am very happy we were all able to have a constructive discussion on these coupons and ultimately get confirmation from the source regarding the coupons.  So, go on and get your free Sharpies at CVS this week without any concerns about using this coupon.

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  • Leah Rockwell

    Yay!! I’m glad I can use the Sharpie coupon now!!

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  • Linda

    I’ve been holding off on using these coupons because I just didn’t feel good about it. Thank you so much for your concern about the issue. It helps me trust your blog and the deals you post even more!

  • Thank you so much for clearing up this confusion! I am always leary of pdf coupons.

  • Thanks for the update, Mercedes! So good to see bloggers making sure everything is ethical and legal.

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  • Thanks for clearing up the confusion and keeping everyone on their toes.
    Ooh I see there is a coupon code for MomAgenda on there, too!

  • Mandy

    thank you for the update… all I really wanted was the Sharpie highlighters, but didn’t get them yet because of the possible problem. Now I’m going tomorrow to get them – or a rain check if they’re out!! Thanks again!! I feel better knowing!

  • Rochelle Wilkerson

    Could someone please explain to me the details on the free sharpies?



  • Thanks so much for following up on this coupon. I am going to link back to this post for my readers. I appreciate your checking on it for us! – love the blog!

  • Modern Day Mom

    Woohoo! Now I can buy Sharpies! 🙂 Glad to see that Cookie took a positive reaction to the issue. Thank you for your thoughtful, responsible, and positive posts. I’ve read many other blogs whose owners and readers took offense to the suggestion that some of those coupons were potentially invalid. It was disheartening, but hopefully an eye-opener to those readers who assumed that the coupons were valid simply because a well-known source posted them. Always better to do your own research!

  • Mandy

    Rochelle – the sharpie highlighters are on sale at CVS this week for .99 cents. With the $1/1 coupon, it makes them free!

  • Kim

    Does this mean that the coupon for the Bagel Bites is invalid? Should I not use it?

    • Hi kim,

      Yes, you should not use the Bagel Bites coupon as the store may not get reimbursed.


  • Modern Day Mom


    Now I’m confused! Cookie says the Bagel Bite coupon is not valid and claims they’ve confirmed this information with the manufacturer; however, I received the following email from Heinz Consumer Affairs @ 10:41am this morning regarding the Bagel Bite coupon:

    August 11, 2009

    Dear Laura,

    Thank you for your recent email asking about the Bagel Bites coupon offer you saw online. It is a valid coupon.

    Coupons for our products are made available to consumers in several ways. They may be offered on the package or label. Occasionally, retail stores offer specials and coupons on our products. Additionally, throughout the year, we offer coupons for our products in magazines, newspaper inserts, or direct mailings to households across the country. We encourage you to watch for these special offers.

    We hope our products will remain favorites in your household. As a way of thanking you for your continued patronage, we are sending coupons to you through the regular postal mail. These should arrive within the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1-800-255-5750 – our regular offices hours are 8:30 am until 6:00 pm (Eastern time), Monday through Friday.

    Heinz Consumer Resource Center

    When contacting us, please refer to the following reference number: 003055036A


    PS – For more than a century, American families have been creating memories while enjoying Heinz® Ketchup. We invite you to share your memorable family experiences with us by entering the Heinz Wholesome Memories Contest. Simply submit a photo and brief story describing how Heinz Ketchup has inspired a memorable moment with your family. For each memory we receive, Heinz® Ketchup will make a donation to the National Gardening Association to help families across the country cultivate new memories through gardening. Our goal is to collect 57,000 memories. Please visit our website for details at http://www.HeinzKetchup.com.

    The consumer rep could be mistaken; however, given the nature of the incidence, I’m more apt to believe the rep instead of Cookie!

    • Hi modern Day Mom,

      I think I would go with what the rep from Cookie Mag said. I think like Lea Ann explain there’s a lot of disconnect between brand and marketing teams. Since the coupon is no longer available anyways is a bit of a moot point.


  • Sherri

    I went to CVS tonight to purchase the Sharpies and it beeped when they scanned my coupon. They said I couldn’t use it because the Sharpies were $0.99 and the coupon was for $1.00. I asked the clerk if he could just adjust the coupon to $0.99 but he wouldn’t do it. Is this a normal practice at CVS?

  • Jennifer

    Woo hoo! I just got eight free packages of Sharpie highlighters at CVS and Walgreen’s! Thanks!

  • Thank you so much for verifying this for all of us!

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