Intro: Easy UPC Symbol Removal for Your Mail-in Rebate Needs
let's say that your husband decides to set up an entirely new computer system in anticipation of starcraft II and buys parts online, many of which require mail-in rebates for the best price. this is a quick way to peel off the UPC symbols for your many rebates. it's easier than trying to cut through the entire cardboard, especially if the UPC symbol happens to be on the corner of the box. this also allows you to reuse the box to hold stuff.
fingers and skill belong to alokito. inspired by a former architectural student working at a t-mobile store.
1. box cutter/exacto knife/etc
2. opposable thumb and index finger
3. box with UPC symbol
Step 1: Score Around the UPC Symbol
using your box cutter, make 4 cuts around each side of the UPC symbol, making sure they overlap at the corners. you need to press just hard enough to pierce the top layer of cardboard.
Step 2: Lift the Corner of the UPC Symbol
using the tip of your box cutter, lift the corner of the UPC symbol off the box. if you notice that the edge rips a bit, go back a step and score a little deeper.
Step 3: Peel It Off.
Peel off the UPC symbol, leaving the box more or less intact.
Step 4: Mail in Your Rebates.
while you wait for your checks to arrive, you can spend many hours hooking up your computer system and installing linux.