Monday, March 9, 2009

String Cheese

Wal Mart had $2 off 1 precious string cheese peelies on their 16 oz packs of string cheese. I peeled them off and used them on the 12 oz size, which was $3.99, so I paid $2 for string cheese. An even better deal though is Fred Meyer has their 16 oz size on sale (with an in-ad coupon I believe...the one that is good for the whole month) for $3.99.

10 comments:

Jamie said...

I don't think that's very honest.

Joanie Demer said...

What's dishonest?! Taking a peely off a product and not using it that very same day on that exact same product? You don't have all the information- the coupon was for size 6 oz or larger. Alysia was 100% above board in using it. If you disagree with what she did, then don't do it. You don't need to be rude to our contributor and my girl, Alysia. She was trying to help you find a deal.

The Barker Clan said...

This has nothing to do with this post, but I didn't know how else to get this question to you. A couple of weeks ago, you mentioned the book The 5,000 Year Leap book that you had ordered. Did you happen to have any extra copies? If not, do you remember where you ordered them from? I have been looking to purchase a copy, but they are way more than what you paid for them. Thanks!

The Givens Family said...

I'm so confused, why is the string cheese even thought to be dishonest?

The Jacobson Family said...

I am just wondering if you bought the product that you took the peelie from? I saw a peelie on some bread last week but didn't want that kind and wondered if I could take it for a different variety...but I didn't because I didn't think I was supposed to. I think this is maybe what Jamie is thinking, not sure if she was trying to be rude.

- K - said...

I think the issue was with the fact that the poster removed peelies from one item and then replaced the item back on the shelf. I know I have been frustrated when I went to buy an item and realized that there had been a peelie on it that was removed and the item replaced back on the shelf. I have also bought Sunday papers before only to find that the coupon sections had been removed and the paper put back on the stand. To each their own . . . but I wouldn't have taken the peelies off because I've been on the other end.

Heather Wheeler said...

I don't think taking a peelie off a product and using it on a different kind is dishonest. No one loses. You(the consumer) get a great deal, Walmart sells the product, and the manufacturers product is purchased. If the manufacturer cared they would super glue it on or make the coupon VERY specific to product type and size.

I appreciate the debate and hope if you disagree with me, you'll post your opinion.

Heather Wheeler said...

Oh- and Barker Clan, our contributor Tiffani ordered them, I would contact her with any questions. I know there is a minimum amount of books you have to order to get the good price.

Heather Wheeler said...

Sorry!- And if you think it's not right to take it to Fred Meyer- just take the fm ad in to Walmart and have them price match.

alysia said...

First off, hugs to you Joanie and others for standing up for me when my integrity is in question, it really means a lot to me :) Anyhow, I would love to address the issue. Manufacturers put peelies on their products as an incentive to get you to buy their product. They don't even care what store you buy it from. If the coupon specifically states that it is for "this item only" or something of that sort, then no, it wouldn't be right to take it off the product. However, as long as you're using the peelie with the specifications on the coupon, you can use it however you want. As with any peelie, it's luck of the draw if you see it first, you get the deal...whether you use it on that product or another one...the manufacturer is happy that they got you to buy their product. That's why manufacturers put out coupons...to get you to buy their product over their competitor, so if they didn't want you using a coupon for any other item, they would specify for 12 oz. string cheese only or something like that. In this case, the peelie says 6 oz or larger. To answer the question of if I bought the product that the peelie was stuck on the answer is no. I used the coupon for a product that was within the specifications the manufacturer put on there. It isn't stealing or being dishonest to take a coupon and use it...that is why they are there. The manufacturer's goal of getting me to buy their brand of string cheese instead of another was accomplished. Hopefully this clears up the picture.