Kroger Coupon Policy & Frequently Asked Questions

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The trick to saving money at any store is to understand the store’s policies and take advantage of all the various savings promotions they offer.  Kroger is no different.  If you walk into Kroger and throw items in your cart, you won’t save much, if anything.  The key is to use your coupons on sale items, or better yet Mega Sale items, to maximize your savings.

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The Kroger Deals & Coupon Matchups on In Good Cents are for the Kroger Central District stores.  Kroger sales may start on Sunday or Thursday, depending on your store.  IOn In Good Cents full Kroger Deals & Coupon Matchups are released on Thursday using the Indianapolis-area Kroger ad.

Kroger often has great sales such as Mega Events where you’ll instantly save money if you purchase a certain amount of participating products.  For example, if your Kroger has a $5 Mega Event when you purchase 10 participating items, your receipt may look like this:

General Mills Chex Cereal $1.99
General Mills Chex Cereal $1.99
General Mills Chex Cereal $1.99
General Mills Chex Cereal $1.99
General Mills Chex Cereal $1.99
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.49
Mega Event $5 Off -$5

Balance $12.49

It’s like getting $0.50 off each item during the Mega Event.  If you purchased an 11th item, you would not get $0.50 off that item.  Items must be purchased in increments of 10 in this scenario to receive your instant savings.

Kroger also has 10 for $10 sales.  For these sales, each item will ring up as $1.  You DO NOT have to purchase 10 items to get each item for $1.   Along the same lines, Kroger buy one, get one sales do not ring up as one product at full price and one product free.  Instead, each item rings up as 50% off, so you DO NOT have to purchase two to receive the savings.

District Kroger Coupon Policy

Kroger’s coupon policy varies by division.  The following is the Kroger Central Division Coupon Policy and was updated on In Good Cents on October 29, 2011.  District Kroger coupon policies are not available online.  You may e-mail Kroger customer service to get an official copy by e-mail.  Print an official copy of all of the Kroger Coupon Policies for your area to keep in your coupon holder to help you (and  your cashier) when needed.

The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the quantity of coupons or items used or purchased in a single transaction, by a single customer, or in a single day.

Pharmacy coupons:
–Competitor pharmacy coupons are accepted.
–LCM or Competitor Coupons may not be used in conjunction with our $4 Generic Program.

Triple Coupon for Ft. Wayne-area Kroger Stores
**The stores affected by this policy are 857, 874, 929, 972, 973, 976,991, and 887.
–Items must be purchased in the sizes and quantities specified on each coupon.

There is a limit of two (2) identical coupons per shopping trip.
–A shopping trip = 24 hours.
–Additional identical coupons will be redeemed at face value.

Items must be purchased in the sizes and quantities specified on each coupon.

Digital or Internet Printed Coupons:
Limit one use per digital coupon. Digital offers are not eligible on Manager’s Specials, cannot be combined with manufacturer paper coupons on the purchase of a single item, and do not double. Not all items are available in all stores. A limit of 150 coupons can be loaded per household at one time.

Digital Coupons and a Store Coupon may be redeemed on the same item.

To protect the interest of our company we will not accept Internet Coupons which fall into any of the following categories:
–Coupon does not scan
–No expiration date
–Coupon is for FREE product without additional purchase
–High dollar value (coupon value is 75% or more of the value of the product)
–Coupon Appears out of proportion, blurry, no picture, or obvious duplicates
–Altered coupons in ANY way
–Customer should refer back to the web site where they obtained their internet coupons.

In the event we owe cash back from coupons at the end of your transaction, from coupons redeemed, exceeding the value of the items; an amount of $5.00 or more will be given in the form of a Kroger Gift Card.

We will accept Catalina generated “MANUFACTURER” coupons from other retailers if the coupon scans.

Any opinions regarding “how to use coupons” from unauthorized Blogs, Internet Sites, Chat Groups, Classes, Radio or Television shows are expressly the opinions of those entities and may or may not fall into Kroger Policy for Coupon Acceptance. Management reserves the right to limit quantities of items sold and coupons accepted.

I guess it’s important to note here that I fall into the category of “unauthorized Blogs”, as In Good Cents is not endorsed by or authorized by Kroger.

Nationwide Kroger Digital Coupon Policy

Kroger accepts digital coupons and has a nationwide Kroger digital coupon policy available online and was updated on In Good Cents on October 29, 2011.   Please check your Kroger district coupon policy for additional policies.

Customers choosing to participate in the digital coupons are required to have an active online account with a valid, associated shopper card. Kroger employees or partners are prohibited to set up or otherwise maintain an online account not specifically associated to that employee or employee household.

A valid shopper card or an alternate ID is required for the use of digital coupons at the time of purchase.

Digital coupons and offers are deducted from a customer purchase prior to paper coupons or any other discounts and cannot be added back or removed once card has been scanned.

  • Limit one use per digital coupon per transaction
  • Digital offers cannot be combined with manufacturer paper coupons on the purchase of a single item
  • Digital offers do not double
  • A limit of 150 coupons can be loaded per household at one time

The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY digital coupon or offer.

Nationwide Kroger Printable Coupon Policy

Kroger has a nationwide Kroger printable coupon policy available online and was updated on In Good Cents on October 29, 2011.  Please check your Kroger district coupon policy for additional policies.

Effective November 2007, all Kroger divisions accept industry-standard, secure print-at-home coupons. We recently partnered with Coupons Inc., the industry leader in print-at-home coupons, to offer print-at-home coupons on Kroger.com and all of our store banner websites. You may also find coupons on brand websites and legitimate coupon websites like Coupons.com. Help us make your shopping experience a pleasant one by keeping in mind these simple rules for using Print-At-Home coupons.

We can only accept print-at-home coupons if they scan properly at checkout. Legitimate printable coupons are delivered using special software designed to print a properly rendered barcode on the coupon and limit the number of coupons printed.

We will generally not accept “FREE product” (no purchase required) print-at-home coupons. It is currently an industry practice not to produce print-at-home manufacturer’s coupons for free product. Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable.

We will usually not accept coupons for more than about 75% of a product’s value. For example, a $2 off coupon will be acceptable for a product that normally sells for $5 or more, but a $2 off printable coupon for a product that sells for $2.25 is unlikely to be legitimate. If there are exceptions, we are usually provided advance notice by the manufacturer.

Coupons will be rejected if they appear distorted or blurry, altered in any way, or are obvious duplicates. You should always print the coupon yourself directly from the website or email that is offering it. Only then can you ensure you are printing a legitimate coupon. The coupon will never appear on your computer screen. A legitimate coupon is never sent as a graphic or PDF or sent in a Word document.

Print-at-home coupons should never be copied, sold, or traded. They should not be photocopied or scanned and distributed to others. They have unique serial numbers printed on them and follow an industry-standard format. Coupons are never sold and you should not pay for someone’s “time to clip” or other service fee.

Kroger Scan-Right Guarantee

Kroger has a Scan Right Guarantee that is often advertised on signs in store.   Basically, if a product rings up at a price different from the one listed in-store or in-ad, they must give you that product FREE and every additional identical purchase will be adjusted to the sale price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What coupons and savings can I use at Kroger?

A: Read more about coupons and savings at Kroger on the Kroger Coupons page.

Q: Does Kroger offer rain checks? How do they work?

A:Kroger issues rain checks on out-of-stock advertised sale items only, unless the advertisements states “while supplies last”, “no rain checks”, or “limited quantities”. Rain checks will not be issued for items not carried at Kroger.

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