Found Objects for the Weekend of May 15th

Every time I visit a grocery store (even if I'm going in for just a few items), I scour every aisle for coupons. The best coupons are often peelies (stickers on the product), hangtags (found hanging off the neck of a bottle - especially wine bottles!) or tearpads (pads of coupons found near the product shelf). Oh, and don't forget "blinkies" - those are tearpads that have a blinking light above them to get your attention.

Here's what I found last week and over the weekend (the good ones are highlighted in red!):


  • Coke 2 liter, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 6/30/10)
    Use this coupon this week at Price Chopper to get a FREE 2-liter!

  • Coke 8-pack and 1 16" family size pizza, $2.00 (peelie with Hy-Vee logo, expires 6/15/10)

  • Gatorade 18-pack 12 oz or 12-pack 20 oz, $1.00 (peelie, expires 10/31/10)

  • DiGiorno Flatbread Melts, $1.00 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Rudi's Organic product, $0.75 (tearpad, expires 12/31/10)

  • Larry's product, $0.50 (tearpad, expires 5/31/10)

  • Triscuits, $1.00 off 2 (tearpad, expires 5/31/10)

  • Fuze or Gold peak 18.5 oz bottles, buy 8 and get 2 FREE (tearpad, expires 6/30/10)

  • Multiple coupons in a hangtag on Lime-A-Way bottles (all expire 3/1/2011):
    - Easy-Off Heavy Dury or Fume Free oven cleaner, $0.50
    - Easy-Off barbecue grill or glass cooktop cleaner, $1.00
    - Lime-A-Way cleaner, $0.50
    - Old English product, $1.00
    - Mop & Glo product, $1.00

  • Quaker instant oatmeal, $1.00 (peelie, expires 5/31/10)
    Use these on the oatmeal cups at just about any store and get them FREE!

  • Canada Dry mixer 1-liter bottles, $1.00 off 3 (hangtag, expires 6/27/10)

  • Folgers coffee 11.5 oz to 34.5 oz, $1.00 (peelie, expires 7/30/10)

  • Ball Park Singles, $1.00 (peelie, expires 8/31/10)
    These are on sale for $1.50 at Hen House this week - use the coupon to get them for just $0.50!

  • Jimmy Dean breakfast skillets, $1.00 (peelie, expires 6/30/10)

  • Kool-Aid Fun Fizz FREE wyb 1 Nabisco Multipack 9 to 26 oz (tearpad, expires 7/31/10)

  • Dixie napkins 160-200 count, FREE wyb 2 Dixie Ultra plates (peelie, expires 3/31/2011)

  • Kashi cookie or cracker item, $1.00 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Kashi frozen items, $1.00 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Kashi Organic Promise cerealo, $1.00 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Multiple coupons in hangtag on Beringer wine bottles (all expires 8/31/10):
    - Classico pasta sauce, $1.00 off 2
    - Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauve, $1.00
    - Reynolds wrap, no size restrictions!
    - Pompeian olive oil, $1.00
Price Chopper
  • DeLallo olive and antipasto platter, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 6/30/10)

  • Fisher Boy product 16 oz or larger, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 7/31/10)

  • Old El Paso refried beans, $1.00 off wyb 2 OEP products (peelie, expires 1/13/2011)

  • BullFrog purchase, $1.00 (hangtag, expires 12/31/2012)

  • Ethnic Gourmet product 9 oz or larger, $2.00 off 3 (peelie, expires, 12/31/10)

  • Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper, $1.00 off ground beef wyb 1 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce or marinade, $0.50 (peelie, expires 6/30/10)
    Will make this possibly FREE when on sale at stores that double!

  • Gold Medal Better for Bread flour, 5 lb bag, $0.55 (peelie, expires 2/27/11)

  • Kingsford or Kingsford Matchlight charcoal, $1.00 (peelie, expires 5/31/10)

  • President or Rondele cheese, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 12/31/10)
Hen House
  • For Salads, $1.00 off bagged salad wyb 1 (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Coke multipacks, $2.00 off 2 with a floral department purchase (tearpad, expires 6/30/10)

  • Oscar Mayer lunchmeat, $1.00 off 2 (blinkie, expires 6/30/10)

  • Emeril's product, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 7/2/2011)

  • Zyrtec 10 mg 14-count or larger, $1.50 (tearpad, expires 3/31/2011)

  • Dove Men+Care product, $0.75 (tearpad, expires 12/31/10)

  • Vaseline Sheer Infusion product, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 12/31/10)

  • Suave deodorant or body lotion, $1.50 off wyb Suave shampoo or conditioner or Kids products (tearpad, expires 12/31/10)

  • Mt. Olive product, $0.55 (hangtag, expires 12/31/2011)

  • Fresh Gourmet premium croutons, $0.75 off wyb Litehouse dressing (peelie, expires 12/31/10)

  • Ball Park Singles, $1.00 (peelie, expires 8/31/10)

  • Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, $1.00 off 2 (peelie, expires 4/3/2011)

  • Ka-Me product, $1.00 (hangtag, expires 6/1/10)

  • Slim-Fast 3-2-1 product, $1.00 (tearpad, expires 6/15/10)

  • Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, $1.00 off wyb Snyder's Pretzel Chips (peelie, expires 12/31/10)


Anonymous said...

I would highly reconsider STEELING peelies. These are for the person who actually purchases the product they are attached to. Most of them say $X off when you purhcace THIS item. Couponing is a highly morally subjective hobby. If we abuse the policy, manufacturers and stores will begin to revoke these privilages.
Just a thought . . .

ThriftyPuppy said...

I've seen this argument rehashed over and over again on the various coupon forums. While I appreciate the anonymous opinion, I have to disagree. I've talked to several area store managers and all of them told me that they don't see a problem with it, although they would prefer that the customer buy the item in their store (obviously).

Very few coupons include the wording "on THIS item". Coupons, whether tearpads or peelies, are designed to get you to buy the product. If you are going to buy the product, then I don't see a problem with taking the peelie off and using it at another store. You're still buying the product. The only exception is if the coupon states that it is for a particular store (which is rare.)

I would be curious to know if "anonymous" also doesn't take tearpad or hangtag coupons - what is the difference?

As a couponer, you have to make your decision about what is ETHICALLY right in your own mind.

Alex M said...

I take the peelies if I am going to buy that piece of product. But for shelf coupons, I'll take those and add them to my collection and use them at a later date (i.e. when I have a plan).

There have been many times when the reason I got the product was because of the peelie.

djsmokybacon said...

I'm not sure someone who can't spell is actually qualified to discuss the morality of couponing...

But--The peelie has no intrinsic value, it's simply a piece of paper. Its value is realized only when it's used on the product for which it's intended. With that for context, describe how pulling the peelies constitutes "steeling." (sic)

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