Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kroger 101- Tips to maximize savings

Here are a few tips to help you to maximize your savings at Kroger!

To find the Kroger store closest to you, to view your sales ad's, and more, GO HERE.

The Kroger in my region, Cincinnati,  runs their sales from Monday through Sunday.

Stores in different regions might have different sales, and coupon policies! Please check with your local store to make sure what their policies are, if you're unsure!

Kroger now has an Official Coupon Policy in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. You can view it HERE, Thanks to Savings Lifestyle!

Store Loyalty Card/ Kroger Plus Card

I'm sure that most of you out there already have a Kroger's Plus card! However, if you don't have one yet, the first thing that you need to do is to apply for one! Go to apply online Here. There are several benefits of having a Kroger Plus card!

*You can only get the sale price on items, with a Kroger Plus card!

*Save money on Gas. With their Fuel points system. You can find details about the fuel points system for the Cincinnati/Dayton area Here.
*Kroger also offers a 1-2-3 Rewards Credit Card. It works as a Kroger Plus Card, A rewards card, and a credit card. Go here for more info.

* I would recommend signing up for Upromise!   Upromise is a FREE program that earns you extra money for your child's college, grandchild's college, or anyone that you choose! Free Money!!!

Coupons Tips for Kroger:


The first thing that I wanted to share with you is that Kroger has a program called Electronic coupons! eCoupons are coupons that you don't have to clip. All that you need to do is load the coupons that you want onto your Kroger Plus card! When the Kroger Plus card is scanned, the coupon automatically comes off! Please note that the eCoupon can only be used once.

You can not combine or "Stack" a paper coupon with an eCoupon.

Here are some eCoupon sites:

These sites all are subject to change.

Catalina Coupons

*A Catalina is a coupon that prints out from a separate machine, next to the cash register! On several occasions, Kroger will run a deal, such as buy product A, and get a Catalina coupon for $4 off your next order! Sometimes you are able to do this deal over & over again, and pay very little out of pocket!
*Tip--Always look through your Kroger Catalina coupons before shopping. And remember to always grab your Catalina coupons that print out!

Store Coupons

*Krogers also mails out a mailer on a regular basis that has Kroger Store coupons in it! So make sure that your mailing address that is attached to your Kroger Plus card is correct, so that you can receive these valuable coupons by mail.

Always look through your Kroger Store Coupons, that you receive in the mail before you go shopping!

Double Coupons

My Kroger store will double manufacturer coupons up to $1. The register will automatically double any coupon with a face value lower than $1. With a limit of 5 like coupons per transaction.

 So if you have a coupon for 25 cents off, you actually get 50 cents off. If you have a coupon for $.50 off, you actually get $1 off. If you have a coupon for $.75 off, you still get $1 off! This helps me to save a lot of money!

Even coupons that say "do not double" still double, in most cases. You have to use your Kroger plus card to get the double coupon savings & sale prices!

Kroger Store Coupons or Catalina coupons Do Not Double. You will receive the Face value only.

The coupon policy for doubling coupons may vary by region, so check with your store if you are unsure.

Internet Printable Coupons

*My local Kroger store also accepts Internet Printable coupons & they work the same way as a regular manufacturer coupon!

Popular Sales at Kroger & More Tips

*Kroger also runs promos, or mega events pretty often, when you buy "X" amount of products, then get "$X" off your order automatically at checkout! These sometimes can be very good deals, when you buy the participating products & use coupons!

*During a Buy one get one free sale, you should be able to use 2 coupons-one for each item to maximize your savings. But, please keep in mind that different stores coupon policies could vary!
*During a sale like 10 for $10 or 2 for $5 (ect.) You do not have to buy 10 products (ect.) you would just get each item for $1 ea. (ect.)

*Kroger does not accept competitor coupons.

Rain Checks

If any item you were planning on purchasing is out of stock, don't forget to ask for a rain check, so that you can still get the good deal when the item is back in stock!

*Don't forget to check out my post here, about e-labels!

More Questions about Kroger?

Contact your local store manager, or GO HERE to contact Kroger Customer Service!

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