BREAKING NEWS – Kroger (NKY/Cincinnati/Dayton Division) has decided to discontinue the use of double and triple coupons in more areas of the country, effective March 1st. There are 118 stores that will be seeing this change.
All coupons will be face value after March 1st.
Having been through this myself and trying to get over the initial shock is really hard. You feel betrayed, let down, and frustrated that your store is not listening to you or just doesn’t care. I think everyone has seen this coming and knew at some point they would stop doubling and tripling in all regions.
Kroger claims the the prices in these areas will drop, we will see I guess. Houston has some of the lowest grocery prices in the country to start with. But each week I do notice we are cheaper than most areas that have double and triple coupons, so there is a possibility that they will make good on the lower prices. Stores have to make up the cost they take on with the doubles and triples, if you are not a couponer, you basically pay the coupon difference.
There are still great deals to be had at Kroger. I know it is heartbreaking, and will probably take some time to even want to shop there again. I still look at $.35 coupons and triple them in my head, then remind myself they are face value. You have until March 1st. I would use up all those $.50 and under coupons while you can.