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  1. #1
    The Cook Guest

    Default Ball Coupons -- A Rant

    In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    that will probably be worthless.

    Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.

    The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    talking about he said he thought it was.

    I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.

    Will keep you informed.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  2. #2
    Gail Guest

    Default Re: Ball Coupons -- A Rant

    The Cook wrote:
    > In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    > bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    > that will probably be worthless.
    >
    > Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    > date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    > expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    > expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.
    >
    > The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    > couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    > was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    > my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    > talking about he said he thought it was.
    >
    > I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    > Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    > touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    > heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.
    >
    > Will keep you informed.


    Similar company did the same thing in Canada. When I phoned the 1-800
    number, they sent me coupons and made good!

    My "biggest beef" is the defective jar lids and ring bands sold with
    brand name jars. It has been my experience, if you look at the underside
    of the lids, some of the white is not consistent through to the sealing
    area. Sometimes there are pitted spots!

    Canada and the U.S. don't regulate imports from Asia enough!

    "Product of" may only mean someone stamped the box!

    I hope you are successful.

    Gail

  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Ball Coupons -- A Rant

    In article <[email protected]>,
    The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    > bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    > that will probably be worthless.
    >
    > Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    > date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    > expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    > expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.
    >
    > The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    > couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    > was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    > my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    > talking about he said he thought it was.
    >
    > I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    > Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    > touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    > heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.
    >
    > Will keep you informed.



    I don't understand your fuss, Susan. Why will your coupons be
    worthless?

    I put up about 40 batches of stuff with pectin every summer. When I buy
    the pectin, I open the boxes (at home, after purchase), clip the coupon,
    and arrange them so that I use those with the earliest expiry date on
    them. When Fleet Farm has a sale (3-4 times per season, beginning in
    late May-early June) I use the coupons for the sale items, lather,
    rinse, and repeat. I almost always have at least 10 boxes of pectin on
    hand, still in their opened boxes, tucked in the kitchen drawer where I
    keep them. MY biggest challenge is remembering where I put the clipped
    coupons. I am so lame.

    I've a feeling the Jarden manager whose name I have is going to be
    regretful that she ever gave it to me. . . .
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.mac.com/barbschaller, Thelma and Louise
    On the Road Again - It is Finished

  4. #4
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Ball Coupons -- A Rant

    On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 06:37:40 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    >> bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    >> that will probably be worthless.
    >>
    >> Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    >> date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    >> expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    >> expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.
    >>
    >> The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    >> couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    >> was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    >> my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    >> talking about he said he thought it was.
    >>
    >> I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    >> Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    >> touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    >> heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.
    >>
    >> Will keep you informed.

    >
    >
    >I don't understand your fuss, Susan. Why will your coupons be
    >worthless?
    >
    >I put up about 40 batches of stuff with pectin every summer. When I buy
    >the pectin, I open the boxes (at home, after purchase), clip the coupon,
    >and arrange them so that I use those with the earliest expiry date on
    >them. When Fleet Farm has a sale (3-4 times per season, beginning in
    >late May-early June) I use the coupons for the sale items, lather,
    >rinse, and repeat. I almost always have at least 10 boxes of pectin on
    >hand, still in their opened boxes, tucked in the kitchen drawer where I
    >keep them. MY biggest challenge is remembering where I put the clipped
    >coupons. I am so lame.
    >
    >I've a feeling the Jarden manager whose name I have is going to be
    >regretful that she ever gave it to me. . . .



    Part of the problem is that I have plenty of pectin now that I have
    purchased with the 12-31-08 coupons. If the woman at the fair had not
    complained, I probably would not have opened the first box. And I
    would really be angry if I bought the pectin or opened the box in
    January and discovered that the coupons were already out of date. I
    think that I should be able to expect that coupons they put in a box
    would be usable until (or very close to) the expiration date on the
    box. If I don't open the box until after the expiration, my fault.
    There is something really wrong with their system.

    Last fall I was running around trying to find pectin so that I could
    use the coupons that expired 12-31-07 that came from boxes that
    expired in 2009. Many of the stores do not carry canning stuff during
    the winter.

    Judy Harrold is Manager of Customer Affairs. It is her job to listen
    to the customer complaints and hopefully do something about them.

  5. #5
    Ted Mittelstaedt Guest

    Default Re: Ball Coupons -- A Rant


    "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ec5hf4ptfmem9m7gjoa61g[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 06:37:40 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>,
    >> The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    >>> bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    >>> that will probably be worthless.
    >>>
    >>> Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    >>> date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    >>> expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    >>> expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.
    >>>
    >>> The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    >>> couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    >>> was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    >>> my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    >>> talking about he said he thought it was.
    >>>
    >>> I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    >>> Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    >>> touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    >>> heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.
    >>>
    >>> Will keep you informed.

    >>
    >>
    >>I don't understand your fuss, Susan. Why will your coupons be
    >>worthless?
    >>
    >>I put up about 40 batches of stuff with pectin every summer. When I buy
    >>the pectin, I open the boxes (at home, after purchase), clip the coupon,
    >>and arrange them so that I use those with the earliest expiry date on
    >>them. When Fleet Farm has a sale (3-4 times per season, beginning in
    >>late May-early June) I use the coupons for the sale items, lather,
    >>rinse, and repeat. I almost always have at least 10 boxes of pectin on
    >>hand, still in their opened boxes, tucked in the kitchen drawer where I
    >>keep them. MY biggest challenge is remembering where I put the clipped
    >>coupons. I am so lame.
    >>
    >>I've a feeling the Jarden manager whose name I have is going to be
    >>regretful that she ever gave it to me. . . .

    >
    >
    > Part of the problem is that I have plenty of pectin now that I have
    > purchased with the 12-31-08 coupons. If the woman at the fair had not
    > complained, I probably would not have opened the first box. And I
    > would really be angry if I bought the pectin or opened the box in
    > January and discovered that the coupons were already out of date. I
    > think that I should be able to expect that coupons they put in a box
    > would be usable until (or very close to) the expiration date on the
    > box. If I don't open the box until after the expiration, my fault.
    > There is something really wrong with their system.
    >
    > Last fall I was running around trying to find pectin so that I could
    > use the coupons that expired 12-31-07 that came from boxes that
    > expired in 2009. Many of the stores do not carry canning stuff during
    > the winter.
    >
    > Judy Harrold is Manager of Customer Affairs. It is her job to listen
    > to the customer complaints and hopefully do something about them.


    I would prefer they dispensed with the coupons and just sold the stuff
    cheaper. As it is, I found SureJell about 50 cents a box cheaper than the
    Ball stuff this summer, thus my coupons from the prior year didn't serve
    as an incentive to favor the Ball pectin.

    Actually, I would REALLY prefer if they started selling pectin in a
    larger container, like a quart size or so. I could then buy one of those
    suckers at the beginning of the summer and just measure out the
    pectin powder from it. Why is it necessary to pay for a product that is 50%
    cardboard packaging?

    Ted



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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Ball Coupons -- A Rant

    Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
    > "The Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 06:37:40 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> The Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> In my earlier message I told about getting my coupons doubled when I
    >>>> bought Ball Powdered pectin. Now I'm talking about getting coupons
    >>>> that will probably be worthless.
    >>>>
    >>>> Twelve of the boxes of pectin I bought on Tuesday have an expiration
    >>>> date of Feb 2011. I opened one of them yesterday and discovered the
    >>>> expiration date on the coupon is 12-31-08. The other boxes have an
    >>>> expiration date of Jun 2011 and coupon expiration of 12-31-2010.
    >>>>
    >>>> The main reason I opened one is because my husband was talking to a
    >>>> couple the fair and the woman mentioned something about coupons. I
    >>>> was not paying close attention because I was keeping track of getting
    >>>> my jars back. When I asked my husband if that was what she was
    >>>> talking about he said he thought it was.
    >>>>
    >>>> I sent an email to the Jarden customer service about it last night.
    >>>> Thank you Barb for a name & address. I am going to try to get in
    >>>> touch with the woman from the fair and give it to her. I think I
    >>>> heard her say that she had written Jarden and heard nothing.
    >>>>
    >>>> Will keep you informed.
    >>>
    >>> I don't understand your fuss, Susan. Why will your coupons be
    >>> worthless?
    >>>
    >>> I put up about 40 batches of stuff with pectin every summer. When I buy
    >>> the pectin, I open the boxes (at home, after purchase), clip the coupon,
    >>> and arrange them so that I use those with the earliest expiry date on
    >>> them. When Fleet Farm has a sale (3-4 times per season, beginning in
    >>> late May-early June) I use the coupons for the sale items, lather,
    >>> rinse, and repeat. I almost always have at least 10 boxes of pectin on
    >>> hand, still in their opened boxes, tucked in the kitchen drawer where I
    >>> keep them. MY biggest challenge is remembering where I put the clipped
    >>> coupons. I am so lame.
    >>>
    >>> I've a feeling the Jarden manager whose name I have is going to be
    >>> regretful that she ever gave it to me. . . .

    >>
    >> Part of the problem is that I have plenty of pectin now that I have
    >> purchased with the 12-31-08 coupons. If the woman at the fair had not
    >> complained, I probably would not have opened the first box. And I
    >> would really be angry if I bought the pectin or opened the box in
    >> January and discovered that the coupons were already out of date. I
    >> think that I should be able to expect that coupons they put in a box
    >> would be usable until (or very close to) the expiration date on the
    >> box. If I don't open the box until after the expiration, my fault.
    >> There is something really wrong with their system.
    >>
    >> Last fall I was running around trying to find pectin so that I could
    >> use the coupons that expired 12-31-07 that came from boxes that
    >> expired in 2009. Many of the stores do not carry canning stuff during
    >> the winter.
    >>
    >> Judy Harrold is Manager of Customer Affairs. It is her job to listen
    >> to the customer complaints and hopefully do something about them.

    >
    > I would prefer they dispensed with the coupons and just sold the stuff
    > cheaper. As it is, I found SureJell about 50 cents a box cheaper than the
    > Ball stuff this summer, thus my coupons from the prior year didn't serve
    > as an incentive to favor the Ball pectin.
    >
    > Actually, I would REALLY prefer if they started selling pectin in a
    > larger container, like a quart size or so. I could then buy one of those
    > suckers at the beginning of the summer and just measure out the
    > pectin powder from it. Why is it necessary to pay for a product that is 50%
    > cardboard packaging?
    >
    > Ted
    >
    >

    I buy the store brand of pectin, Kroger's Can-Jel, works fine, pretty
    cheap (don't have the price handy at the moment)and seems to be okay by me.

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