Breakfast cereal brand Weetabix is running a free fruit on-pack promotion to help people start 2018 in a healthy way.
The ‘£5-off’ fruit promotion runs from the start of January until March 28th and will be supported with the brand’s “Have You Had Yours” TV commercial, being screened throughout January.
Weetabix has teamed up with Nisa on Weetabix 24-packs and with the Co-op and major supermarkets on 48- and 72-packs. The promotion is not running in Aldi and Lidl.
Customers who buy promotional packs during the campaign period will be able to claim 10 downloadable coupons, worth a total of £5 (€5 in the Republic of Ireland) off fruit, by going to the www.weetabix.co.uk/fruit promotional microsite and submitting the eight-digit alphanumeric Unique Reference Number (URN) printed on the inside of their promotional pack. They will also be asked to answer a multiple-choice survey question and say which retailer they bought the promotional Weetabix pack at.
The offer is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.
The 10 coupons each have a different validity date, discount value, redeemable fruit type and unique barcode. The first coupon from the 10 received will be valid for redemption within seven days from the date that the participant downloads the discount coupons online. All the other coupons then have a specific seven-day redemption period covering the following nine weeks.
The coupons can be redeemed at participating stores, allowing customers to buy a different pack of fruit each week. Coupons will specify the discount value, the redemption validity date, the type of fruit the discount applies to, and the minimum fruit weight or minimum quantity required to purchase (for example, minimum 600g or 5-pack of bananas). The fruit the coupons can be redeemed against are pears, apples, bananas, strawberries, kiwis, blueberries, clementines, grapes, melons and raspberries, in that order.
Charlotte Hunt, senior brand manager for Weetabix, says: “Health benefits is one of the fastest-growing attributes that customers look for when choosing breakfast cereals. Our new ‘£5 off fruit’ campaign will help to further cement Weetabix as the natural choice for those looking for a healthier way to start the day. Value for money is also very important to customers and we’re really proud to offer added value with the coupons.”
Hunt adds: “Amongst a backdrop of declining sales within the cereal sector, we’ve grown 3% this year and are by a long way the nation’s favourite breakfast cereal. Last year’s ‘Weetabuddies’ campaign delivered a 14% year-on-year increase in Weetabix sales and our latest promotion will continue to inspire a new generation of cereal eaters and encourage a healthy breakfast culture for the whole family.”
Customers who do not redeem the coupons by March 28th will still be able to enter a prize draw to win £500 towards a healthy year at www.weetabix.co.uk/fruit. The draw will be open to enter from March 29th to June 30th 2018.
The Weetabix brand is now owned by American company Post Holdings, which bought the company for £1.4 billion in July 2017 from Bright Food, a state-owned Chinese company.