Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tupelo Kroger: Tips to get more for your money


Kroger has many different ways to help you stretch your money. Before you head to the store read these tips.

Kroger Card: Sign up to get a free Kroger card. The Kroger card allows you to get the sale prices and allows you to earn points toward gas discounts.

Kroger Printable Coupons: Print coupons to use in the store.  You can also print coupons at Coupons.com, Smartsource, Redplum, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Coupon Network, and Coupon Bug.

Kroger Digital Coupons: This allows you to upload coupons to your Kroger card. The coupon will be deducted from your total.  You can also download coupons to your Kroger card at these sites:  Cellfire, Shortcuts, P & G

Kroger Coupon Policy: Kroger doubles coupons valued at .60 and under everyday. Kroger does accept internet coupons valued up to $1.00.

Kroger Fuel Savings: Spend $100 at Kroger Co. Stores and receive .10 off per gallon at the Kroger Fuel Center. For each $100 you spend, a .10 per gallon fill up is earned. Discounts are earned each calendar month.

Discounts are earned for spending in multiples of $100:

Spending $100 to $199.99 earns one $.10 fill-up discount

Spending $200 to $299.99 earns two $.10 fill-up discounts

Spending $300 to $399.99 earns three $.10 fill-up discounts

Complete details on the fuel savings program are available online.

Kroger Manager's Specials: Be on the look out for the yellow and orange label that reads "Manager's Special". These are items that are short dated and are marked down to sell quickly. You can find these in the produce department, meat department, dairy section, or the store's clearance area. There is not a certain time of day that they mark these products down, but early in the morning and late in the afternoon seems to be a good time to find them.

Kroger at Barnes Crossing seems to have more marked down than the Crosstown store. The clearance section(for all non-refrigerated items) at Barnes is located over by the deli and the clearance section for Crosstown is by the pet food. The produce, meat, dairy, and deli markdowns will be in or around their normal areas.

Kroger Pharmacy: Kroger offers many generic drugs for $4.00 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90- day supply. Occasionally Kroger will offer $25 if you transfer a prescription to the store.

Kroger 1-2-3 Mastercard: Kroger offers a mastercard that allows you to earn points that you can redeem for free groceries. You also can get an additional .05 off of each gallon of gas. Right now they are offering $25 for validating and using the Kroger 1-2-3 Mastercard. For complete details click here.

Kroger 10 for $10 sale: Kroger offers this sale about once a month. You can mix and match the products that are priced 10 for $10. This is a good time to stock up on items you need.

Kroger Mega Deal sale: Kroger usually has the Mega Deal sale once every 4-6 weeks. It normally last for 2 weeks. When you buy 10 participating products you get $5 off your total immediately. Normally you can do three transactions which would be 30 products in each shopping trip. Sometimes it is unlimited. Be sure and read the fine print in the weekly ad or ask at the customer service desk.

Kroger Self Checkout: Both stores have the self checkout feature, but the one at Barnes lets you scan your own coupons.

Kroger Weekly Ad: The weekly ad starts on Wednesday of each week and goes through Tuesday of the next week. Many times the sale items will really be on sale for two weeks. Best way to know is check for the date on the yellow price tags on the product. You can sign up to have Kroger email you when the weekly ad is ready for viewing. You can view it anytime online.

If you have any tips or comments I would love to hear them.

I orginally wrote this article at the Examiner.  Please click here so I can earn a few cents. 

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