Most Overused Advertising Cliches

Experts say that the average person is exposed to about 3,000 advertisements every day. With that many advertisements out there, it is no surprise that advertisers have a hard time coming up with something new. It seems that many advertisers out there have completely given up on being original and are simply recycling the same old ads. This list is a collection of the cliches that advertisers keep on throwing in their ads.

The Top Ten

1 But wait! Order now and you also get

This always shows up for like snackezz or pillow pets or like flashlight friends. Another one is you must be 18 or older to order

Oh. So if I order this piece of crap now I can get more crap. ? Wow "cool"

I can be Helen Keller and I can still tell if a commercial has this

Order within 10 minutes and you will get two for the price of one!

2 25 percent more effective!

Research shows that you must not use round numbers for percentages. Use numbers like 37, 23, 78 etc, so people will fall for it easily.

3 "Get a second one free! Just pay separate processing & handling"

The free part just becomes useless when they say that.

I did not get the message from the ads..

It's free but it isn't!

4 As seen on TV!

Isn't it on T.V. already?

5 But wait! There's more!

Billy May's famous quote

Get a free cat

When you put the tip in and she already moanin.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

Kind of similar to But Wait! ORDER NOW AND YOU ALSO GET

6 Ask your doctor if it's right for you

Of course it may increase your risk of cancer, liver disease or a stroke... But...

7 Children advising parents on finances, real estate, insurance etc.

The kids are cute, but I have to admit it's annoying. That's like showing a picture of a kitten rolling around and talking about car insurance in the background. It's adorable, but irrelevant.

Thank you! Those commercials are not cute at all! They're annoying, especially the smart-daughter-dumb-daddy ads!

These are bad because they all try to make you laugh, and think they are original, but the kids are just annoying.

I notice now that every other commercial nowadays always deals with first-time parents.

8 Any price ending with 95 or 99 cents

There is actually a point behind it, though. Science shows that is you have a, say, 5 dollar product, and sell it for 4.99, (Or 4.95 if you live in a country where the penny no longer exists), you will thinks it's a cheaper price

You should sell it for 7 dollars instead of 6.99 because one time, I bought something for 6.99 and I gave them 7 dollars and then I gave them 5 dollars for tax because that is all I had and I got no change.

9 Cool looking ads that have nothing to do with the product

These ones are great. You watch a 60 second commercial and when it is over, you have no idea what it is that you are supposed to buy.

Often I have noticed advertisements for shoes have pictures of people whose shoes are not even visible.

Here’s an ad on toothpaste:

*Jhene Aiko singing*
*dog barking*
Kid: mammeee! Can I have sum candee?
Mother: nono, it’s bad for your little teeth!
*Mother buys kid toothpaste from a shop*
Mother: buy it now for only 9.99!
*dramatic string music olays*
*dog runs off*
*Jhene Aiko dances*
*kid and mother shopping*
*music ends*
Disembodied voice: GoodSmile. Keeping you healthy and happy.

Me: what was that ad about?
- TheDuttyGyal

10 Each sold separately

The Contenders

11 Fake doctors

There are actors on the commercials.
"This saves my life! I'm ___, and this is my true story! " And at the bottom of the screen, in tiny letters, it said "actor portrayal."

Or fake patients who tell their story...
"I took this pill for 2 days and I lost 200 Kg"

it is fraud and false advertising which are both criminal acts

12 Enjoying life with no side effects

Hidden side effects may be present

13 Prices too low to advertise!

You'd think they didn't want people pounding on their doors in a frenzy to get their product. Maybe it's a safety issue - "we don't want our employees trampled to death, so we won't tell you how low our prices are! " Give me a break.

14 For a limited time only

Oh yeah! This simply means: "We're going to stop selling this in a few years". Well any product can be : "For a limited time". You can't sell something FOREVER!

When I actually want to buy the product, I'll refresh the limited time to get the bonus!

15 Fake testimonials

These are done by actors who have never been on T.V., so they are perceived to be 'normal' people. Usually shot outdoors or some location to make it look like they were chosen at random.

16 Cell phone commercials that don't know about house phones
17 The first 100 callers also get...

Cheap ass way to make idiots buy it faster.

18 Going out of business sale

Ever heard of The Dump? It's a furniture store that probably has had four or five "going out of business" sales that I can remember hearing about on television.

19 Are you tired of.....

Are you tired of hearing are you tired of?! Great!

Are you tired of are you tired of?

That one wrote itself.

ARE YOU TIRED OF (insert annoying thing here)? DO YOU WISH THAT (insert something you wish would happen here). HI BILLY MAYS HERE WITH (insert any product endorsed by Billy here), THE FASTEST EASIEST WAY TO (insert way to solve your problem here) GUARANTEED! ORDER RIGHT NOW!

20 Comes with certificate of authenticity

That claims you're stupid for buying our crap product.

21 For only 17 payments of $29.99

For only three easy payments of $39.99.
JEEZ! Please, just put the normal price. And no shipping! Make it so the shipping is in the cost. And instead of $39.99 put $40.00.

It normally costs hundreds of dollars, but you can get it here for only 5 payments of $75

And people think it is better than saying the true price.

22 In business since...

Just because a company is old doesn't mean it's good.

Yep, that's right, 1853!

In buisness since you never existed!

23 The more you buy, the more you save!

So if you buy 7 things that you don't want, you will be saving more money than if you only got one.

You save money by spending it!

24 Introducing...

Every other commercial on T.V. uses this at the beginning or somewhere in the content.

Every car commercial ever

25 Today Only!

Day one ad - Today only.
Day 2 copy of day 1 ad - Today only.
Repeats forever.

That repeats forever..For the same product.

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