Kroger is my very favorite place to grocery shop. They have great customer service and in my opinion have the best deals. That’s why I want you to know how to coupon at Kroger!
At Kroger you need a Kroger card. This card will let you double and triple your coupons, gets you the sale prices on items and allows you to load digital coupons to your card. Kroger stores in Texas do NOT double or triple coupons and other regions around the country are discontinuing double and triples as well, but some areas still allow it. Please refer to your local ad and policy for more.
Start with the Sale Ads
Check the Kroger flyer for sales and the weekly ads. Ads vary by region just like the double and triple coupon policy. Kroger Deals are posted here on MyLitter each Wednesday. They are specific to the Texas/Houston area, but you will typically find the same items on sale in other regions with varying pricing.
By comprising your grocery list mostly with sale items first, you can then use your coupons to save more and fill in any other needs after you save as much as you can for the week.
Kroger Coupon Acceptance
Kroger accepts digital (e-coupons) from the Kroger.com site and from a few other sites like Cellfire. These coupons are manufacturer coupons and do not double or triple. They also can not be combined with paper manufacturer coupons and are one time use.
Kroger accepts manufacturer coupons (and as stated above, sometimes doubles or triples them). They accept manufacturer coupons from the Sunday inserts, other advertisements and printed from the internet. In areas that double or triple you will want to verify the limits as well. Most regions only double coupons with a face value of $0.50 or less and a maximum of two identical coupons will double per order. Some areas/stores will double up to $1.00 and some allow more than two identical coupons to be doubled in a single transaction.
Every other month or so Kroger offers a promotion called Mix and Match or a Mega Event Sale. They also usually combine these with a 10 for $10 sale. During the mix and match or mega event they offer money back or off instantly when you check out. The majority of the recent sales have been instant savings. For example: Mix & Match 10 items, Get $5.00 off instantly at checkout – so when you buy 10 items listed in the Mix & Match you get an additional $0.50 off each item. If you buy less than 10, you don’t get the additional savings.
Catalina Deals (On your next shopping order offers)
Kroger runs and participates in Catalina offers. These are promotions that give you a coupon for savings on your next shopping order when you buy specific items. They are often in the form of “Buy 3 XXXX, Get $X.XX off your next shopping order”, but are also seen in total purchase requirement promotions as well – “Buy $XX, Get $X off your next shopping order”. Purchase amounts and quantities are figured BEFORE manufacturer coupons are applied to your order.
You will find notices around the store for these or you can check them out under the “YourBucks Offers” tab HERE.
Tips for Shopping Kroger Sales
- You can use coupons on sale items
- You can use coupons on Mix & Match and Mega promotions
- You can use coupons on a sale item and still qualify for the on your next shopping order Catalina Deals
- National Catalina offers will roll at Kroger stores – you can buy the deal and receive the coupon in a single transaction and then turn around and use the Catalina coupon from the first transaction to pay for a second one and it will produce the coupon offer again.
Kroger Affiliated Stores
You will find similar sales, policies and deals at the Kroger Affiliates listed in the picture below.
What region are you?
Not sure which region you are? Check out the map above. Here in Texas we are Kroger Southwest. Different regions start their sales cycles on different days, ours here are from Wednesday morning until Tuesday night. For the most part we all have the same sales, just different days.
Kroger has many different divisions and affiliate stores. Many people can use the same store match ups for stores such as Fry’s, Smiths and King Soopers. The prices might be a little different, but you can get a good idea of the sale that you should have in your area.
These are all the Kroger affiliate stores… depending on where you live, you will have a different store. Kroger is the largest grocery chain in the United States.
- City Market
- Food 4 Less
- Foods Co.
- Fred Meyer
- Fry’s Food and Drug
- JayC Food
- King Soopers
- Pay Less Food
- Smith’s Food and Drug
- Scott’s Food & Pharmacy
I had a favorite blog that I followed when I first started couponing. I almost quit following them because she always posted deals for King Soopers and Dominick’s. I loved her other deals but I needed someone who had deals for stores in my area.
Then one day I realized that many stores are affiliates of 1 main store or company! I also realized that although she was posting King Soopers deals, there were really the same as my Kroger deals!