A guy by the name of Anatoly Shashkin recently Tweeted a photo of a decades old coupon that someone used to buy Crisco oil.
Shashkin, who says he’s worked in the grocery business for 13 years, shared the photo on Tuesday, and it’s already racked up nearly 12,000 likes and 2,000 retweets as of press time.
Someone just redeemed a THIRTY SIX year old coupon at my store 😯 pic.twitter.com/ij01j9cj9w
— Anatoly Shashkin💾 (@dosnostalgic) March 19, 2019
Of course, Twitter had a field day. How often do you see an ancient coupon like this? Especially if you weren’t even born in the early 80s when the coupon was issued?
Odds are the coupon itself is worth more to a collector…
— It is I, Niels; Queervidual. Knight of Autumn (@MtgKaylesh) March 19, 2019
best redemption since Shawshank
— M T Hunt (@imdwalrus) March 20, 2019
Did she pay with a check?
— Bill Seitz (@BillSeitz) March 19, 2019
Some also pointed out the obvious: inflation.
Economically speaking, it probably would have been more useful 35 years ago due to inflation but hey twenty cents is twenty cents
— Alex St. John (@AlexStJohn) March 20, 2019
Looks like someone has been watching Marie Kondo. Way to go, coupon saver! You just got rid of something that does not bring you joy.