QR Code Reviews – Edwards Cookies & Creme Pie

QR Code Reviews - Edwards Cookies & Creme PieMaking effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

QR Code Reviews - Edwards Cookies & Creme Pie - QR codeToday we look at a QR code that can be found on the back of a yummy cookies & creme pie from Edwards Desserts.  Most of the time, desserts like this are not as good as they look (at least, to me) but I was pleasantly surprised.  It was pretty fantastic.  Plus, it had a QR code!  What could be better?

Unfortunately, it started to head downhill from there.  At least it tasted good…

Oh, and the QR code was a little less than 3/4 of an inch square with a call-to-action but no URL.

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QR Code Reviews – Downy Unstopables

QR Code Reviews - Downy UnstopablesQR Code Reviews - Downy Unstopables - QR codeMaking effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

Today we look at a QR code found on bottle of Downy Unstopables, a product that you add to your wash along with your fabric softener to provide a long lasting fresh scent.  The code is about 1.5 inches square and includes a call-to-action and a disclosure about text message and data rates may apply, all in English, Spanish, and French.  There is no URL.

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QR Code Reviews – Tannerite

QR Code Reviews - TanneriteMaking effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

QR Code Reviews - Tannerite - QR codeToday we look at a QR code found on a package of Tannerite brand binary exploding targets.  If you are not familiar with Tannerite, it’s pretty cool stuff.  You mix the two components together, shake the mixture, and shoot it with a rifle or handgun.  I recommend a rifle since it makes quite a boom.  I’m sure there is a minimum caliber recommended but I have seen it work with a .223 caliber.  Back to the QR code…

The QR code is about 1 inche square and does not includes a URL or call-to-action.

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QR Code Reviews – Lego City Arctic Helicrane

QR Code Reviews - Lego City Arctic Helicrane Making effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

QR Code Reviews - Lego City Arctic Helicrane - QR codeToday we look at a QR code found on a Lego City Arctic Helicrane.  The code is about 1 inch square but does not include a call-to-action or URL.

You could argue about both points but there is nothing that specifically points users to the QR code.  Plus, the encoded URL is the the one listed on the package.  In this case, it makes sense.

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QR Code Review – Jumbo Bananagrams

QR Code Reviews - Jumbo BananagramsMaking effective QR codes takes work.  To shortcut the amount of learning and work required, you can look at how others are using QR codes.  By using the best techniques you find and avoiding the worst problems, you can make your QR codes be the best they can be.

QR Code Reviews - Jumbo Bananagrams - QR codeToday we look at a QR code you can find on a GIGANTIC BANANA!!!  Well, that may not be 100% accurate, but how about a jumbo version of Bananagrams.

This QR code measures about 1/2 an inch square but does not have a call-to-action or URL.  The game is really fun but personally, I’m thinking the large banana-shaped bag would be great for lunches at the office, park, or anywhere.  “Whatcha got for lunch,” you might be asked.  “A ginormous banana, what does it look like?”  You can even pack a bunch of bananas in this bag.  All the uses…. Well, back to reality and the QR code review.

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