The Skylanders Frito-Lay Promotion For Skylanders Giants

Greetings fellow Skylandians.  Today’s the first day of the start of the Frito-Lay’s Skylanders Sidekicks Promo!  I know some of you have  had trouble locating the specially marked packages, but that’s all part of the fun of the search right?

This summer, the 4 Sidekicks are Mini Jini, Thumpling, Barkley, And Eye Small.  This exclusive order is only available until October 20th, 2013 and it will take about 10-12 weeks for the free sidekick to come in.

So here are the steps to getting your own Skylanders Giants Sidekick.

  1. Buy the specialy marked packages of Frito-Lay Mix Singles.
  2. Locate the 13-digit code printed (lightly) inside next to the coupon, and enter it into http://www.skylanderspromo.com/fritolay.
  3. Follow the steps (I’ve provided screen shots below) and pay $2.50 for shipping & handling for each figure, (done in multiple transactions).
  4. Wait by your mailbox for 10-12 weeks for them to come in the mail.

And that’s all folks, happy hunting!

UPDATE 7/1/13

We have just come across some bags that have the promotional code and coupons on a card instead of being located on the interior of the bag.  The process to claim your sidekicks will be the same.  There is also a $1.00 off coupon for a Skylanders Giants or Spyro’s Adventure figure.  Be sure to look closely when opening your bags.

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    • Most major retailers such as Toys-R-Us and Target will accept them. Best to just call them to see if they accept coupons.

  1. After calling 16 different stores daily since June 30th, I finally located a couple of bags of the frito-lay variety bags with the skylanders giants sidekick promo! I have entered my codes and am patiently awaiting the arrival of my sidekicks!! Yay! I also found the coupons printed on the inside of the bag, but I can’t figure out how to use the $10 off Swap Force starter pack to pre-order it online. Is it an “in-store only” coupon or is there a way to use it when ordering online that I’m just not seeing? Please help!
    Thank you!!

    • When dealing with manufacturer coupons, you have to use it in store. So after getting your preorder reservation card (in-store), they basically reserve a copy of the game for you for pick up and pay for within a certain amount of days after the release date on October 13th. When you come to pick up the game, you’ll present your $1 reservation card (at Target, Toys-R-Us, GameStop, etc) and pay the balance, at which point, you can use your $10 off Swap Force coupon.

      I also had originally ordered it online, on Target.com, but I realized that my promos and coupons wouldn’t work right. So I cancelled my order and got the Target $1 Reservation card in-store instead. The benefit of this would be, Target has a special chip inside the reservation card that will unlock a special feature on Swap Force when it gets released as well as a free Lightcore Hex. You can read all about it in our Swap Force – Target Reservation Card post.

  2. i wonder why they wont honor my promo code that i have from my bag of chips they keep saying on age verification that i dont qualify ??

    • Try double checking the number again to see if you have any better luck. If all else fails, try Frito-Lay’s customer service.

      Frito-Lay Consumer Relations
      P.O. Box 660634
      Dallas, Texas 75266
      Phone: 1-800-352-4477

    • If you code isn’t working, you might have to double check? Or contact their customer service. Here’s the info from their website.

      If you have question, please call 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET.

    • Sometimes it helps to have someone else type the codes in for us because they might read the numbers and letters differently from us. And if that still doesn’t work, you can contact their customer care directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET.

  3. We can’t get past the age page, the birthdate we are using is 2004. How can a 9 year old not be eligible? Do I need to put in my (parent) birthdate?

    • You have to be at least 13 to enter. You’ll have to get one of your parents to finish filling this out for you, and they have to use a different browser or clear out their cache, because just changing the year after that won’t help.

  4. So we found the promo bags and there’s not a code printed on the bag. There are no coupon cards inside either! Kids are very disappointed!! Any help to offer?

    • Same thing happened to me, so I shook the whole bag inside out and eventually the coupon card was stuck between 2 bags of chips. If that doesn’t work, you can try contacting their customer care at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET.

  5. You need to be an adult to order. Put in YOUR birth date, not your child’s. Also, try using uppercase (caps) letters rather than lowercase letters.

  6. The code is just below the coupons to the right vertically. Its a mix of 4 numbers and letters a dash-5 numbers & letters- then 4 again. I bought two bags and had no problem finding and entering anything on the website. When it doubt, copy the letters in uppercase since that is the way they show them on the inside of the bag.

  7. I went through the entire process toget the mini. My son was very excited, however when it came to pay there were no other options but pay pal, I donot have a paypal account so when i tried to find a credit card option it said that I was nolonger able to use my code.?????? VERY FRUSTRATED!!!!!!

    • Sorry, but they only take Paypal. It seems as soon as they redirected you to Paypal, the Frito-Lay portion thought it was taken care of as well. I think they might be able to help you if you contact Frito-Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET. Good luck.

  8. I am becoming more and more disappointed in Frito-Lay. Last year we sent the check and the request for the Skylanders side kick and never got it. My check went through and my 9 year old son kept waiting and waiting for it to come and he never received it. He is really sad and disappointed when he would go to the mailbox day after day and nothing was there. Again, this year he was so excited when he saw the promo for the Skylanders Giants and when we went to the website there was no CODE in the bag printed on a card or the bag. To explain to a 9 year old that he has to continue to wait until the next time (if we do) buy the next bag and hopefully it will work out. He is convinced this is a scam!!! As a consumer please renew my trust in your company because as it stands now I do not want to disappoint my son yet again.

    • Sorry to hear what happened to you. We’re just a fan site. You should probably call Frito-Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET for help with that. Good luck.

  9. I hope this helps other parents when entering the code. My sister entered a code several times and keep getting an invalid messgae. We found that “B” looks like “8″ and “O” looks like “0″. Also you need to be careful because when making the payment if your internet disconnects before the payment goes through the code is considered used and you have to wait three days before it purges from their system and is available for you to use again. I had to call Frito-Lay customer service to find that out. Good luck everyone and happy Skylander hunting.

    • You forgot to mention where it says that and what you were doing. Perhaps their customer service can help you. Contact Frito-Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET. Sometimes it’s as simple as entering the wrong code of a non negligible age.

  10. MY SON TYPED IN HIS OWN AGE AND BIRTHDATE INSTEAD OF MINE AND WE CANNOT CHANGE TO MAINE IT JUST RETURNS BACK TO HIS BIRTHDATE. I WOULD RELLY LIKE TO GET IT FOR HIM BUT IT JUST WON’T WORK. WHAT CAN WE DO? PLEASE ANSWER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
    THANK YOU
    VELMA VILLAFANA

    • Hi Velma, first off, it locked on to your son’s ineligible age. Do you have a different browser you can try? Unless you know about computers and how to delete cookies, that would be the easiest way. If you’re still having trouble, I would suggest you contact Frito Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET. We’re just a fan site.
      PS: typing in all capital letters online means you’re yelling.

  11. I bought a couple bags of chips and found the code on them. 2 of the 3 codes work the other one says its invalid. I am not sure why? It doesn’t say that it has been used before only invalid. I tried other combinations that i thought it was a either a 1, I or 7. None of them worked. Is there anyway you can help?

    • Have you tried an O or zero? Or have you tried having someone else tried the code for you? If you’re still having trouble, I would suggest you contact Frito-Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET.

  12. I entered the code and continued to payment. The card in my PayPal had expired so my transaction was cancelled. When I try to repeat the process, it says my code was already used. Help?! My boys are dying to have these.

    • Another person, Tammy has some good advice about this.

      I hope this helps other parents when entering the code. My sister entered a code several times and keep getting an invalid messgae. We found that “B” looks like “8″ and “O” looks like “0″. Also you need to be careful because when making the payment if your internet disconnects before the payment goes through the code is considered used and you have to wait three days before it purges from their system and is available for you to use again. I had to call Frito-Lay customer service to find that out. Good luck everyone and happy Skylander hunting.

      So you’ll have to wait 3 days.

  13. I tried to put in my birthday but it said that it was invalid then my dad put in his birthday but it kept reverting it to my birthday

    • You have to be 14 or older to do it. Since you already put you birthday in it, it’s stuck in there. Tell you dad to do it with a different browser or clear out the cache if he knows how.

    • Perhaps you should have someone else try the numbers. Sometimes we mix up the O and 0 or 1 with l. Someone else might see it differently.

  14. I am trying to go on the website to order a couple of skylander sidekicks, the Tree Rex and Eye Brawl. It says it is good through the 20th of October, is there an issue with the site or did you pull the Promo? I would like to have a chance at redeeming these codes, what can you do for me?

    • Actually it’s not “OUR” promo. We’re just a fan site. Their site is probably just down. You can visit their direct link here.

  15. Just went out and bought this bag because my son wanted them really bad. trying to put in the code but it says its expired. according to the bag the deal doesnt expire untill oct 22. please help

  16. Well, I put the code in and it took to where to pay then when I clicked pay it sent me to adding my bank account when i already had my credit card and then I click back space because it didn’t look the same way when i bought my first sidekick and it took me back to my name and address and when i try to go back to the paying it said this code was already used but i didn’t buy anything yet and also says i can’t buy the same sidekick but i didn’t buy anything yet. Please help.

    • Some people mentioned that it’s a small glitch on the Frito-Lay site. I would suggest you contact Frito-Lay directly at 1-888-437-6264 between 8 am and 8 pm ET for that sort of help. Sometimes it helps clearing out your browser cache or just waiting a few days.

    • You can try the GameStop promotion when it comes back to try to get those sidekicks. Subscribe to our blog and we’ll update it when that promotion happens again.

  17. I Recently Purchased A Bag Of Frito Lays Bags Of Variety Bags With The Skylanders Promo Code Was On A Index Card But The Expiration Date Was October10,2013 Is There Anyway I Can Bypass That Since I.
    Purchased It Recently, Thanks Shane Landis

    • The promotion was over by then, so no. But if you watch for it, GameStop should be having their own promotion with those same side kicks.

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