Memorable Mail: Mail a box of cereal.

How to mail a box of cereal and grab someone’s attention.

mail a box of cerealCan you mail a box of cereal without putting it in a box? In my most recent mail experiment I did just that. As the mail clerk weighed it to determine the postage he declared it, “the most expensive box of cereal.” While the cereal itself cost about $3 at the grocery store, shipping cost $7.40. This is certainly not the most economical way to give someone a box of cereal, but it will be much more memorable than sending a grocery gift card for the recipient to buy for themselves.

I sent this box of Lucky Charms to my son at college for St. Patrick’s Day. As a family, we took permanent markers and wrote messages to him on the box. If you do this, you will want to leave one side of the box for the mailing label and postage. I did this on the front of the box. You could just as easily do that on the back of the box and leave the front for the message.

Here are some cereals and messages you could use to mail a box of cereal to a prospect, client, or center of influence for a unique way to capture their attention.

Mail a box of cereal with a message.

  • Special K – Just letting you know how special you are.
  • Life – My life is better having you be a part of it.
  • Cheerios – Wishing you “Cheerios” on your recent accomplishment.
  • Kix – Just for “kix” I thought I would send this to you. Have a great day!
    • Just sending you a little “kix” in the pants to remind you to keep working toward your goal.
    • I get a “kix” out of you.
    • Way to “kix” your habit. I’m so proud of you.
  • Trix – No “trix,” just letting you know how much I appreciate you.
  • Chex – I just wanted to “chex” on you. I haven’t heard back from you.
  • Golden Grahams – I have a “golden” opportunity for you. Give me a call.
    • Silence may be “golden,” but I miss hearing from you. Hope you are well.
    • You seem to have the “golden” touch. Congratulations on your accomplishments!
  • Corn Pops – I would love to “pop” over and visit you. Can we set up a time to meet?
  • Lucky Charms – I feel so lucky to be connected to you. Thanks for all you do.
  • Frosted Flakes – Just wanted you to know I think you’re “Great!”
  • Total – I realize I’m a “total” stranger, but I would love to set up a time to meet with you.
    • You are a “total” rock star! Way to go!

Will you mail a box of cereal?

I have successfully answered the question, “Can you mail a box of cereal?” Yes you can – if you want to spend more on postage than you do on the cereal. It is a great way to get your foot in the door with someone who won’t return your calls. You can also use it to congratulate or appreciate someone. However you use it, it will make you stand out.

Would you ever mail a box of cereal? Do you have other clever ideas for different types of cereal and sayings? Share in the comments, I would love to hear your ideas!


  1. Barbara Osgood says

    Great idea! How did the box look when it got to college? Was the cardboard strong enough to hold up to the postal service? Did you reinforce it in any way?

    • I didn’t do anything to reinforce it. The cardboard held up well. He said it was a little beat up, but it still looked good overall.

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