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The Penguin has been spotted...& it's pitiful!

Posted June 8, 2013


The Penguin coupon display is now in stores again but, as you can see, he's seriously lacking in good coupons this time. Here's what I found.

He has one row of coupons and it's all the same coupon: $1/2 Sargento products. That's it. The rest of the 12 tear pads are recipes.

I found this display at the Lowes Foods in the 40/42 area on Hwy 42 and Hwy 50. It is in the dairy section just before you get to the frozen section.

For those new to the Penguin, it is a tall coupon display with coupon tear pads that comes to Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter stores about 4 times a year.

Don't get me wrong. I love the Penguin and am always happy to see him waddle in, but this is saddest Penguin ever. I am longing for the days when every tear pad was a good coupon. Remember those days???



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  • sunshine1040 Jun 11, 2013

    I would rather they just lower the price and save paper and time by not having coupons. Sorry but standing behind someone blocking store aisle while flipping through coupons is not my idea of a fun day shopping or standing by the cashier while she is checking dates and running coupons through scanner. My back hurts and I still have to go home and get the groceries in the house and put up

  • carelesswhisper Jun 10, 2013

    I saw him at the HT on Edwards Mill. Same 1 coupon :(

  • libbyk Jun 10, 2013

    Saw the penguin at Harris Teeter Stonehenge near the cheese section.

  • pss3 Jun 9, 2013

    The Penguin is also at LF in Clayton on hwy 70. At least LF has Sargento cheese on sale this week with SD's. $1.50 per bag is a good price that is getting harder to find!

  • jdouglas13 Jun 9, 2013

    I hope there are a few coupons left when I finally find the penquin!

  • computer trainer Jun 9, 2013

    The last few Penguins have been pretty sad, but this one sounds like he is on his last legs!

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Jun 9, 2013

    If it has to be just one...at least it's for CHEESE :)

  • msgooch2000 Jun 9, 2013

    it's very interesting from a marketing standpoint. Coupons offered on the Penguin are there because retailers and/or manufacturers have purchased that option in the marketing plan this company provides. So if its just Sargento.... maybe no one else was interested in Dairy Month...

  • laurenrosenberg22 Jun 8, 2013

    I saw the penguin at Harris teeter at north ridge tonight and yes all it had was sargento coupons and recipes

  • helpme Jun 8, 2013

    Haven't seen the penguin yet but last time I saw it at a local Harris Teeter all the coupons were gone - except one on each tear pad that said VOID - See Customer Service Desk. They had all the coupons there and I was able to get 2 of each that I wanted.