Prize holding container assemblies

  • US 5,283,567 A
  • Filed: 10/29/1991
  • Issued: 02/01/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A container assembly for use in promoting the sale of products by providing a prize award which is secretly retained in the container assembly and is undiscoverable by the consumer prior to opening the container assembly preventing advance detection of the prize award even when the prize bearing container is randomly distributed with non-prize bearing containers, said container assembly comprising:

  • A. an outer surface defining shella. identical in appearance to the product bearing shell normally employed for the product, andb. defining an internal retaining zone;

    B. means positioned in the retaining zone for providing the container assembly with the sound, weight and feel of the product normally contained therein;

    C. housing means mounted in the retaining zone; and

    D. a message delivery systema. mounted in the housing means, andb. constructed for providing a prize related audible message to the consumer upon activation;

    whereby a prize awarding container assembly for promoting the sale of products is achieved which is capable of providing the consumer with a prize related audible message and which can be randomly distributed with non-prize bearing, product-holding containers without fear of being detected by the consumer prior to opening thereof.

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