The PS5 has been incredibly hard to come by, with many fans empty-handed almost 2 months after the release date.
General Mills has introduced a clever promotion for their Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, where lucky customers can win a free PS5.
This is in collaboration with Sony and also extends to other cereals by General Mills such as Honey Nut Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, and Reese's Puffs.
On the inside of each box, codes are printed for a chance to win, encouraging customers to purchase the cereal.
PS5 Cereal Boxes Raided in Walmart
Scalpers have made it difficult for customers to purchase PS5s at face-value.
This has sent people into desperation mode and may have contributed to many breaking the law.
Shoppers have reported that on 3 separate occasions, these cereal boxes have been raided in-store for the codes and just left torn open on the shelves.
The image shows all the PS5 promotion boxes opened, obviously for the 'customer' to record the codes from the inside of the boxes and leave.
Given the value of these cereal boxes and the cost of a Playstation 5 console, the odds of winning, or even stealing a promotion like this must be slim.
However, you can't win it if you're not in it.
The same thing also happened in late November, with employees taping up the opened boxes.
Despite the high demand, there are still many ways fans can legitimately purchase PS5s.
How To Enter General Mills PS5 Promotion
- Purchase a qualifying General Mills item.
- Find the code on the inside of the box.
- Visit their site to enter your code.
- It will ask you for your address and details, after this, it will give you an opportunity to enter your code.
You can enter up to 15 codes per person, for a chance to win 1 of 4,500 Instant Win Game prizes. The promotion is valid until 2/28/21.
If you still haven't got a PS5 yet, you can follow these steps:
- Follow PS5 Stock News on Twitter for alerts on restocks
- Check our PS5 Stock Checker for all major retailers in the USA
- Follow our guide on the Best Way To Buy A PS5 From Walmart