Most Overused Advertising ClichesExperts 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
Order within fifty seconds to get more useless garbage that doesn't work for the price of one! Please don't sue... and call 555- We're- Ripping- You- Off right now! We would never rip you off... you know that right? - SomePersonYouHate
There are at least 50 ads on tv right now that have this on it
yes, I hear that on every commercial - Razor79
Order within 10 minutes and you will get two for the price of one!V 6 Comments
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.
The free part just becomes useless when they say that.
It's free but it isn't!
Isn't it on T.V. already? - ArpstaAmy333
Billy May's famous quote
Get a free cat
Kind of similar to But Wait! ORDER NOW AND YOU ALSO GET
Get a catV 1 Comment
Thank you! Those commercials are not cute at all! They're annoying, especially the smart-daughter-dumb-daddy ads!!
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.
These are bad because they all try to make you laugh, and think they are original, but the kids are just annoying. - RoBot214
I notice now that every other commercial nowadays always deals with first-time parents.
Of course it may increase your risk of cancer, liver disease or a stroke... But...
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.
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.
it is fraud and false advertising which are both criminal acts - moose4life19
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" - Ananya
Hidden side effects may be present
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.
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, ill refresh the limited time to get the bonus!
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.
Cheap ass way to make idiots buy it faster.
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.
That claims you stupid for buying our crap product
It normally costs hundreds of dollars, but you can get it here for only 5 payments of $75 - waterboy51
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.
And people think it is better than saying the true price.
Just because a company is old doesn't mean it's good.
Yep, that's right, 1853!
In buisness since you never existed!
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!
That repeats forever..For the same product. - Ananya
Day one ad - Today only.
Day 2 copy of day 1 ad - Today only.
Repeats forever. - Skullkid755
I once saw a car ad with this. Why would your new car need a mini-flashlight?!
It probably either breaks down often, such that you need it, or is just poorly designed.
So if your car is advertised with a mini-flashlight, it will likely be terrible. Do not buy it if the company waves its mini-flashlight in your face.
I'm dying of laughter
That acne commercial
Are you tired of hearing are you tired of?! Great! - ArpstaAmy333
Are you tired of are you tired of?
That one wrote itself.
ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING BORED? BUY SCHOOL ELIMINATOR TODAY! FOR ONLY 170 PAYMENTS OF 1.99!
Just give it to HowToBasic
Is there such thing as a two day sale. I've seen "Two Day Sale: This Friday through Sunday" Can't these people count
Countless advertisers think they're being oh so original and cute and "provocative" by using this tired double entendre.
Ad�s that display the idea of �You get More with us� by showing a dog with 6 tails or an ice-cream with like a hundred flakes or a human sized box of popcorn with a weedy man crumbling under its weight etc
You can't dial letters, so you gotta find out what number the letter means - Yatagarasu
They suck, and they're everywhere! Case closed.
Dial 1 800 Product today!
I wish they just told me the numbers.
CALL 1-800-Despacito NOW! - starryrcad
Every other commercial on T.V. uses this at the beginning or somewhere in the content.
They’ve been doing this since the 50s! For example, Samantha Eggar, who voiced Hera in Disney’s Hercules, endorsed a commercial for a T.V. called the RCA Colortrak system back in 1976.
But horrible at home
And it's only $1990573456836, 34884678364734676, 23872873867346736. 99 - lostgirl19
I'm not Asian...
I don't want band-aids for Christmas! - RalphBob
Yay, I've always wanted an egg cracker for Christmas!
Commercials that simulate TV news alerts, game shows, etc. are way overused. Especially annoying and potentially deceptive are the make-believe "consumer reports. " - DrDanM
My brother-in-law is a cop and needs more tickets for his quota.
And as soon as it ends, we'll have another sales event. There will ALWAYS be a sales event here.
Disney World, Florida did this. I'm sure all the lifelong memories it gives me are creepy people dressed as Mickey Mouse stalking me everywhere. What a cliche!
They always say that "Football just got better", which only appeals to the absolute imbecile. It's all the same and it's just watching the same thing with a slight variation to it. People pay good money to watch people kick a ball. The ad is as big a cliche as the game.
Especially if I believed you
How many commercials start with this stupid word? Honestly I don't give a crap - says everyone.
So one time, my mom bought something with a 30 day money back guarantee and it was 11 days later and she did not think the product was worth it so she called to return it and they said "I'm sorry, miss, we do not accept returns."
I think this pretty much sums up every T-Mobile commercial... Ever. - NicholasYellow
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