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  • RP = Red Plum
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  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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It’s pretty quiet this week for extra deals at Kroger, probably because half the store is part of mega event deals. This is everything I did find in my store though.  I did find a dispenser with Try me Free Rebates on Ensure 4 packs and a dispenser of carefree liner samples and coupons.

Check out the full list of mega event deals.

Unadvertised Deals

  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Mahatma Rice 1 lb bag $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Mahatma or WaterMaid rice, RP 5/01
    (makes it FREE)
  • Almond Breeze 32 oz, $2
    Manufacturer Coupon -.55/1 Almond Breeze in-store dispenser
  • Grilling Skewers 100 ct, wooden, $1.50
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Carefree Liners 20-22 ct., $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Carefree pantyliners, SS 5/08
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Carefree product, RP 3/27 or in store dispenser
    (makes it FREE)
  • Disney Gummies Vitaminas 60 ct., B1G1 at $6.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Disney Children’s Vitamin product printable
  • Special K Protein Snack Bars $2.50
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K Protein product, 4 ct + printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K protein products printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K Protein meal bars, snack bars, shakes or K2O Prtein water mix 4 ct +, RP 5/01
    (makes it $1.50)
  • Special K Protein Shakes, 4 ct, $5
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K Protein product, 4 ct + printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K protein products printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2/2 Kellogg’s Special K Protein meal bars, snack bars, shakes or K2O Prtein water mix 4 ct +, RP 5/01
    (makes it $4)
  • This is a great deal. Stock up! Reach Floss 95¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Reach toothbrush, floss or access flosser, SS 4/17
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Reach toothbrush, floss or access flosser, 500 ml +, SS 1/09

    (makes it FREE)
  • Ban Deodorant B1G1 at $2.81
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/1 Ban deodorant, SS 4/17
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Ban Solid deodorant, SS 4/17
    (use .75/1, makes it 66¢)
  • Benefiber Sticks 28 ct, or 62 dose powder $7.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Benefiber product printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Benefiber product, SS 4/17
  • Kroger Nicotine Gum 100-110 ct., B1G1 at $28.58

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  • Bayer Aspirin 50ct., $2.74
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Bayer Aspirin product printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Bayer Aspirin, 24 ct +, SS 3/20
    (makes it $1.74)
  • Sure Deodorant $1.31
  • Degree Adrenaline Deodorant 2.7 oz, $2.39
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Degree Men Adrenaline deodorant, RP 4/17
    (makes it $1.39)
  • Glass Pluss 32 oz, $1.34
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Glass Plus printable
    (makes it 34¢)
  • Windex Nature’s Source 26 oz, $1.74
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Windex Glass cleaner, SS 4/03
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer $4.49
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer starter kit printable
    (makes it $1.49)
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Refill $1.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer refill, SS 4/03 (EXP 05/14)
    (makes it $1.24)
    • Jenni

      It seems as if none of the coupons in my inserts match up with the ones listed. I understand they're regional to a certain extent, but it seems like this happens to me ALOT!! I live in WV. This happen to anyone else?

      • Leilapearcy

        @4ed2e10998b46da3f338a08ef213bc21:disqus Yes, it happens to me also. I don't even look at the previews anymore because I get excited about a sale and then realize I didn't get the matching coupon. It is very frustrating!! I am in TN.

        • Hokies

          Personally I think everyone should get the same coupons in the inserts, I mean even the fronts look the same then you get inside & boom we dont have em. =(

      • kelly

        I live in east alabama and both of the local newpapers I can get doesn't have half of the coupons in them that is in the preview. From my understanding if you can get a larger newspaper from a big city; like new york , Atlanta or Chicago, then you will get most all of the coupons that are listed in the preview. But if you are not in these paper's delivery area, then they offer you a copy of the paper sent through the mail. But when they are sent this way there are no inserts because it will make the papers to heavy to mail. So the next best thing would be to find an online sitewhere you can buy the specific coupons you are looking for. I hope this helps.

        • Rrbarr

          I get the Atlanta Journal and still they don't match!!!!!!

      • Lynnette

        I get most of the coupons but there are some I don't get I am in Huntington, WV.

      • Slynch1979

        The majority of mine didn't match this week either and it was a sad coupon week anyways so that makes it even worse :(

      • Svikki7642

        Jenny, I'm in VA and I'm having the same problem.

      • Rrbarr

        Happens to me alot and I get the Atlanta Journal!!!!

      • Jenni

        Well, at least I'm not alone :/

    • Lynn

      Has anyone found the
      Mahatma Rice 1 lb bag? The smallest I have found was 2lb bags.

      • Kristin

        My store stocks the 1lb bags of rice. I'm in Atlanta.

      • luv2shop

        I'm in Raleigh, NC area. I've only been able to find the 2 pounders here.

      • Momiedawg1965

        My store (Decherd, TN) had the 1lb bags but not on sale. I got the saffron rich and made .15 cents on each baq I bought.

    • Stephanie

      I just received a packet full of store coupons from Kroger in the mail… Don't know if anyone else did… Contained about 16 coupons… Nashville, TN

      • Deanna

        I did, several of them were free too & also items that were on the mega event so I scored big with them….. Louisville, KY

        • Skdoss76

          Same here, my first time getting the home mailer coupons from Kroger. Some of mine also matched up well with the Mega Event items. Pretty cool!

    • Kristin

      Were all Ban varieties on sale in your store? Specifically, unscented? There were only sale signs for certain varieties in my store. Unscented didn't appear to be part of the sale.

    • Wilton

      My local store (Cartersville, GA) had the garlic flavored Tabasco on closeout for $1.11. I grabbed 6 bottles and went back a couple of days later with my fifty cent coupon to get more. They had marked it up to $2.11. That's still a deal so I snagged the last three bottles.

    • lovedbyGod2

      quick question… cause I think I missed something… but didn't Kroger stop doubling coupons? I guess I'm confused, cause the rice is FREE with the .50 coupon, but I thought they stopped doubling and stacking.

      Thanks!

      • Juli

        Only certain locations stopped doubling…I may be wrong, but I believe it is part of Texas that stopped. Most still double…I do think that all of them have now stopped allowing you to stack, though.

        • lovedbyGod2

          oh, ok! Thanks so much. I've been out of the game for a few weeks due to exams, but I thought I heard about it. Good to know!

      • Bryarsmom

        I just got 10 pkgs free at our Acworth, GA location Sat. morning.

      • lee

        i just called my local kroger and they said they do double up to .50. mind you i am from AL.

    • Adrian

      Does anyone know what zip to use to find the Disney Vitamin coupon? Thanks!

    • Fgavent

      Try another store. My second store had them and I bought three to donate to a needy family in our church.

      • Fgavent

        Sorry – it was in response to Lynn's comment about not finding the Mahatma Rice 1 lb bag. My computer hiccuped!

    • Krenee1987

      The Brown County Sunday Democrat has a coupon for $1.00 off of any Carefree prduct in the Smart Source Mag, so the
      Carefree Liners 20-22 ct., $1 end up being free! I bought all that were on the shelves at my local store!

      • Mel

        how many coupons you had?

    • anita

      My Kroger (carollton ga) has the mylicon infant gas drops, 1oz, for 5.34, down from ~$11. This is a good deal b/c at wal-mart the half ounce is almost $6.

      • anita

        there is a $2 coupon out; google mylicon coupon to find it

      • Sgleaso

        buy the generic mylicon; it works just as good. You can get a 1oz bottle at walmart for about $4.00 or at the medicine shop for 3.25

    • Annette

      i love krogers but can any recomend a good printer the one i have i print 10 coupons an i out of ink

      • Sjern

        I have a Brother MFC7420. I love it. It uses a toner cartridge instead of a ink cartridge. The cartridge last a long time before you need to replace it. I am sure there are lots of other good ones, but I have really liked this one.

        • Elida

          I also have a brothers that uses a toner. The toner does last a long time, but there is a way to extend its use. Mine will stop printing when it sense it is “out” of toner. You can place a piece of tape over the sensor and it will continue to print for a LONG TIME!!! It really extends the life. Just do a google search for it when that time comes….

      • Barbara

        I love my Kodak ESP 3250, ink is cheaper and lasts a long time after the ink cartridge that comes with it. They never have much ink in them. (samples)

        • Bee

          I hate my Kodak ESP 3250 for many reasons.

      • smoochthecook

        One tip, in the options when you go to print coupons, you can select to print in black and white…do that to save on money since black cartridges are cheaper!

        • Cathy

          Print grayscale, fastdraft and it'll save you a lot of ink.

      • Galveston 2000

        do not-do not buy an epson-high priced ink -few coupons-sometimes i wonder if i really come out ahead -good luck

      • ozzishep

        I have a Lexmark Pro205. I've had really good luck with it. I buy the XL (long lasting) cartridges and they last quite awhile. I purchased it at Office Depot for around $100 bucks & it has a 5 year warranty.

      • KJ

        Look for one of the new Lexmark printers (I have a Pro905 in the office, but they make more affordable models for personal use), black ink cartridges are $4.99 and if you take back your old cartridge to Office Depot you get $2 back in rewards, making the ink $2.99. Cost of printer is slightly higher but ink savings more than cover the cost.

    • how do you load coupons onto your kroger card? and did you see the coupon for kotex? they have 75 cent off coupon on anything i bought the smallest package of panty liners for 1.15 so i only paid 40 cents

    • Khjbcoupns

      CIGARETTES – MARLBORO -$4.09 per pack at KROGERS.. says so on the front
      page ad this week…. kinda makes ya gooo hummmmmmm… they have
      advertised cigs 3-4 times since i started couponing in February. i have
      emailed them from their home website 2 times and finally got a response
      that my email had been forwarded to someone else who would be in touch
      with me. that was over 4 weeks ago… starting this week i am
      boycotting krogers until further notice… regardless of the good deal
      they may offer.. my mother is dying of copd because she smoked for 40
      years and from what i can find the laws against advertising cigs has not
      changed.. in fact that is the very thing i asked of krogers to provide
      me with the document or site showing that it is now legal to advertise
      cigs.. humm maybe that is why they have not responded.. there has been
      no change in the law…

      • Courtney123

        there r also people that have died with lung cancer that have never smoked a day in their life…..I smoke and am very tired of people like you that put us down what do you do in your life that I would not approve of, what do you eat, are you so perfect that you have to put me down for what I do….You are not perfect!!!!!

        • Khjbcoupons

          you are correct courtney many people die from lung cancer who have never smoked.. how many of those were exposed to 2nd hand smoke..and how many people have copd who never smoked.. not many if any… none of these points really matter becuase it is illegal to advertise cigs and as last i read there have not been any laws against advertising mcdonalds or dunkin doughuts. i never said that i disapproved of your smoking..i respect your decision to smoke..simply put that krogers is doing something that is illegal and i am passionate about bring it to the surface..

          • Bradleycentre

            People can get copd and not have smoked. There are other reasons people get lung disease. Though smoking is major cause first or second hand smoking is not the only cause. Some people are born with diseases that make them prone to these issues or already have them. I understand your anger but the but the law is because magazine tv and others were showing what parents feared was “cool people” smoking to their kids and because kids are impressionable it shouldn't be allowed, however people die every day in drinking related accidents and they still show ads and commercials with people who are “cool because they drink” alcoholism kills and destroys people and their loved ones. Yet still ads signs and the like are everywhere.

      • Jendavis76

        Since when was it illegal to advertise cigarettes? It's a free country last i checked. If you don't approve of smoking then don't buy them. I'm a non-smoker and I've had people I know pass away from lung cancer. It's thier choice to continue to smoke or not smoke. 40 years is a long time and I don't think your mother would have stopped smoking from the lack of ads. I'm sorry for your loss..but back in the 1960's it was okay to smoke, long before anyone knew of the effects of smoking. But like ANYTHING you do in excessive, it's going to harm you. You drink 10-20 cups of coffee a day..that's not good for you. You eat all fatty foods..not good for you. You going to boycott McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts too?

        • Khjbcoupons

          honey check the laws.. it became illegal to advertise cigs in the 80's or early 90's because so many people were suffering from 1st hand and 2nd hand smoke… why do yout think restruants now band smoking..why were so many states able to sue the cig comppanies for damages

          • Jendavis76

            Um, I remember the 1980's and they stopped advertising characters such as Joe Camel because it was a cartoon which kids liked. I remember getting the T-shirt and jackets but never smoked.

            How else can a store let people know the sale items or not? How many kids do you know read the Kroger shopping sales flyer??? A sales flyer is WAY different then an ad on TV or an ad in a magazine.

            People sued cig companies because they wanted to get rich before they die of lung cancer. It is no secret that smoking is bad for you, for over 20 years!!

            We made laws because of the greedy people who found a way to get rich, so they couldn't sue anymore. Post warning labels on cigs…same with the hot coffee labels on McDonalds coffee …to stop people from suing.. it's has NOTHING to do with saving peoples lives.

        • Sandy

          It's illegal to advertise on tv and radio. Starting in June it will be illegal for them to sponsor sports, music events, or advertise on apparel. But it is NOT illegal to advertise in a magazine, newspapers, etc. as long as the advertisement contains warning from the Surgeon General. Just google it.

          • Khjbcoupons

            it is illegal to advertise anywhere in mags and newpapers where 15% or more of the readership is below 18 years of age. do you realize how many kids under the age of 18 have access to online advertisments, or how many teachers have newspapers delivered to the schools for supplmental reading, math, social studies. my daughters 4th and 5th grades had the newpaper delivered every day…with saturday and sunday delivered on monday… plain and simple .. its just poor judegment on krogers part.. clouded by greed…. at the expence of public health…

            • Sandy

              I'm quite certain that the number of children reading the Kroger advertisement is WELL UNDER 15% (which is why I didn't even mention it when discussing Smoking Laws– it was an irrelevant point). And I hardly doubt that your 4th or 5th grade student is going to see the ad at school and decide that that is how they are going to spend their allowance this week. If anything it can be a teachable moment. Smoking can harm you– just like the surgeon general said. Kroger isn't breaking any laws. If you don't want to shop at Kroger fine, but them advertising for something that is LEGAL in this country isn't going to make me stop. Take your soapbox somewhere else and let's talk about coupons!

            • Khjbcoupns

              lets do talk coupons.. i got some great deals at publix this week..with the raincheck and coupon for the ritz crackerful i paid a whole dime for a box.. also the Hawaii stackers are only 25 cents after coupons…

      • shops2much

        People get illnesses from bad diets too, so maybe they should not be allowed to advertise cake…I'm just sayin…

      • Bee

        Wow a coupon post that turns into a smoking debate. I don't smoke, so I guess that makes me a little bit biased toward not smoking. However, I don't just think people can quit because they have a desire to quit.

        A study in 2000 of smokers determined that “More than half (52.4%) of the subjects with nicotine dependence fulfilled criteria for at least one mental disorder”

        So, again, in all fairness, I'm not sure it's possible for a lot of people to just quit because we want them to. It's a coping tool as much as anything else. And actually, for the mentally ill, there are positive aspects of smoking, such as increasing alertness, concentration and learning. It can also be a mood elevator, reduce hallucinations, and combat depression and boredom.

        I don't like being exposed to cigarette smoke, and since laws are becoming more restrictive, smokers are finding it harder to continue the habit. It's bad for anyone living with or spending time around a smoker, so that's the major concern I have.

        Since I don't smoke, I'm not sure a cigarette ad would even catch my attention. Just as denture cleaners don't catch my eye.

        One thing I do notice is if I'm out somewhere that smoking is allowed (outside for instance), I can basically tell the instant someone lights up, even if it's many yards away. It starts choking me.

      • Sherrysk8

        Ya know, I don't mind them advertising – people who smoke are going to do so whether there is an ad or not. What I do mind, however, is the fact that my Krogers has a bench for their employees to smoke on right beside the Redbox & soda machines. I can't grab a soda or stand for a minute to pick a movie without choking (I am allergic to cigarette smoke) and am generally sick for up to an hour after having to breathe in their employee's fumes. I have complained several times & been told that by law they have to provide employees a smoking area. When I asked if it could be moved away from the Redbox & coke machines I was told they had to have the employees located 'where we can see them'. ?!? What the h…? If the guys are on break or lunch why does the manager need to play cigarette gestapo? Let the employees smoke at a bench further away so that I can breathe – VERY POOR customer relations, if you ask me.

    • smoochthecook

      At my local Kroger, they had finish quantum automatic (the set up you put into your dishwasher and it washes 12 loads) for $3.39. That paired up beautifully with the $3 coupon available on their site!!!

    • Kywog

      I went to Kroger last night and got almost a 50% savings I used some free coupons and other coupons. My bill was 40 and I got my items for 20.00

    • Margoren

      If the Reach toothbrush is $.50 (Mega price, bought 10 mega items) and use a $1.00 off Reach toothbrush coupon, will it adjust down to $0.50? Do coupons adjust down every time or do they sometimes not adjust during mega events? I went today and had 6 $1.00 off Reach coupons that did not adjust down but then they adjusted the $5.00 off from the mega event to $2.00 because of the $3.00 profit I made by the copons not adjusting down.

      I was told it is corporate policy for all coupons to adjust down (automatically at the register) to the cost of the item since they do not get reimbursed for the full amount of the coupon.

      Anyone know about this?

      • Patricia

        yes they have adjusted to avoid overages. I hate this bc I used the overages for other items. This SUX! I had .50c Qs and the item was .88c and it only doubled to the .88c. I was very disappointed. Don't they get paid for the price and double from the Manufacturer? Now they are making the extra CASH.

        • Rgbarron01

          Kroger does NOT get reimbursed for the doubling. Manufacturer pays for face value only (plus the handling fee). In the case mentioned, 38 cents came out of Kroger's profit.

          • Margoren

            My coupons had a face value of $1.00. They did not double because Kroger only doubles up to $.50.
            What I said was that because my item costs less than the face value of the coupon. The coupon was adjusted down from its face value ($1.00) to $0.50.
            So I wonder if Kroger will get reimbursed the face value, that's $1.00, or only for the cost of the item which was $.50
            Walmart does not adjust down, they allow you to apply your profit toward your purchase.
            Jenny lists that by using coupons that are worth more than the item (I'm talking about those that do not double) you can make a profit. But Kroger told me the registers won't let you do this.

    • Holly Kerley

      Is the “Kroger Home Mailer” an actual piece of paper that comes US Mail??

    • Holly Kerley

      Is the “Kroger Home Mailer” an actual piece of paper that comes US Mail??

      • ashley_anderson

        @c8ab0931338190d6f056d7589be35f61:disqus Yes. Kroger mails out coupons all the time to the house. Some look like big brochures others look like little booklets or envelopes in the mailbox. I have about 3-4 of them right now.

        • Patricia

          How do you sign up for them? I have a Kroger card but I NEVER get any…is it bc I don't live in the same city?

          • Fgavent

            Call customer service. They say the coupons are if you spend a certain amount. I asked the representative to review my account and I received them the next time.

            • Beverly

              same here – I didn't get them for years and couldn't figure it out. Called them numerous times too. Now all of a sudden I get them. I guess persistence pays off.

          • Ukintn

            i Patricia.
            I have not received any Kroger coupons for the longest time. I had called thier head office months ago and asked why. They said I have to consistently spend $200 per month, for at least three months before they will mail them out to you. I give up looking for them now and will not be loyal becasue I am trying to get that one booklet – as I know I have spent that. Now I just go where the best deal and the best coupon policy is.

    • loriedawn01

      Just wanted to make a comment about the cigs..not defending kroger or any other but my mother was also sick copd and chf for 5 years, begged her to quit smoking for years and she told me she enjoyed it and it wasn't going to help her health at that point to quit..she died in a car accident on Jan. 13 2010..and honestly now i am glad she didnt quit because she did enjoy it.

      • Bee

        I'm sorry to hear about your Mom…lost mine this past October and life just isn't the same.

        My in-laws have smoked for years and years and years despite numerous health issues both caused by and aggravated by smoking, such as cancer, strokes and heart attacks.

        Now they are no longer able to have their other grand kids visit because the parents divorced and the judge said he will charge either parent with contempt if the children stay with anyone who smokes. It's pretty much the norm here for smoking to be a huge factor in custody issues.

    • Newsomefamily94583

      does anyone know about a new coupon policy of krogers where they no longer let you use a digital coupon and a manufacture coupon together? this sux!

      • Lindaa679

        I learned that they won't use an e-coupon AND a manufacture coupon, so now I'm careful not to just down load stuff on my card because often I end up having a better coupon in hand and the e-coupon overrides the others.

    • vmss76

      under the Mega Event Ronzoni pasta is priced at .49/box. The ronzoni website has 4 different coupons for $1/2 boxes of pasta making them… FREE!

    • Rebecca Hall

      Does anyone know if the Ban deodorant includes all kinds (like the roll on) or just the solid kind? Thanks in advance!

      • Keils26

        at kroger it wasnt the roll on but the stick and the gel.. it is labeled in the store..

    • Keils26

      just wanted to tell everyone that at kroger nestle candy bars such as butterfinger, baby ruth and crunch are 2 for a $1.00. The coupon i had was $.50 off of 2 which doubled to 1.00 off 2.. they were all FREE!!!!!!! I got 42 for free!!!

      • Keils26

        the coupon is a manufactor coupon from may 1st inserts from the paper!!

    • Keils26

      I got the greatest deal so far yesterday!!! I got:
      42 nestle candy bars
      14 rightguard deoderants for men
      2 ban deoderants

      all for FREE!!!!!!! All I paid was the sales tax whick was 1.26…..I saved 69.00…

      • Bee

        I can only imagine what would happen if I brought 42 candy bars into the house. Maybe if it was closer to Halloween…..

      • Dreka

        @ Keils26 How did you ge the rightguard deoderant? I'm in the process of putting together a 100 goody bags for the homeless and this type of deal would save me a lot of money!

    • Newbridetobe2004

      Where did you guys get the candy bar coupons?

    • HMP

      Is there a limit to how many printed coupons you can use at Kroger? I want to get 16 boxes of Ronzoni pasta, 2 bags Boulder Chips, and two other things. I only have coupons I printed off this site.

      • MommaOf1

        Each Kroger has their own coupon policy. You will have to call your store to be sure. Jenny also has a link to Kroger's general coupon policy at the top of the page.

      • Rashaalimohram

        plz i want to know can i use harvest ronzi pasta coupons to buy smart balance ronzi past or they are diffrent? thanks

        • EB

          It is coupon fraud to use coupons for items other than what they say they are for.

    • MommaOf1

      For those of you who are concerned about what the show Extreme Couponing is doing to our coupons, I encourage you to visit Discovery's website and leave some feedback on the show. I just did.

    • nikkers15

      I just got back from Kroger. It was one of my best trips to Kroger. I am so excited! I spent 45.36 and saved 93.53 that is 68%. I was able to get 16 boxes of the Ronzoni pasta and use all of the coupons. My Kroger had a huge supply, so I didn't feel like I was cleaning off the shelf. That was my first time buying that much of one product. We are donating them to the local food shelf for the tornado victims in our area. So, thank you to the nice cashier at the Fayetteville, GA store.

    • guest

      i dont mean to be rude to anyone on here (esp if donating to a good cause is the reason) and obviously everyone shops at different krogers and this is my experience only; but tryin to get just 1 box of pasta while its on sale is almost impossible at my kroger.. i know donating is great and all.. but some people are low income and coupon as a way to supplement.. i have a grocery budget every paycheck and it would be nice to get some of the great sales.. just to buy 1 or 2 items.. but because people get tons to “donate”, people like me, and others, cannot get anything. i often go the day the sale starts also, so it has to be extreme couponers.. reminds me of the show in which people clear the shelves to “donate” while leaving paying shoppers with nothing in return. sorry if this sounds harsh, but its aggravating to not be able to get anything because of a few bad eggs..

      • Bee

        I can appreciate your dilemma. While my Kroger has not run out of the pasta during the entire Mega event, I did notice that there has been absolutely no Right Guard or Nivea body wash to be had. I don't even want to imagine how many bottles each person scooped up. I had a problem getting the Kraft BBQ sauce also. I know BBQ sauce is not elemental to good health, but we actually use it and I don't keep but 2-3 bottles in my house. I don't see why I should be forced by hoarders to keep a two year supply of it just to ensure that I can slather some on my chicken every so often. Luckily, my Kroger stocks constantly, all day long everyday until 5pm or they would look wiped out all the time.

        There were also no toothbrushes, and believe it or not, I only have one toothbrush per person in my home and actually NEEDED a new toothbrush. Now I will have to wait until next payday or until I find a free one. Meanwhile, people are posting all the time that their husbands want them to stop unnecessarily bringing home dental products. Not trying to initiate any pity party, but lest it be thought otherwise, some people don't overestimate their needs.

        This is America, not a third world country. We shouldn't be creating artificial shortages in response to some kind of perceived imminent catastrophes. There are all sorts of legitimate catastrophes, such as the tornadoes. And it's not even necessary to clean out the shelves to help the victims. Take the ones needed for your family and one or two to donate.

        • Chkluvnlife

          If you go to customer service, almost all Krogers will honor a rain check for the items that you have on your list. Just pay up front, and they will call you when they come in. Richmond, VA

        • Nonnie Mouse

          I understand the aggravation. I am also bothered by dubious coupon use. Coupon purchase for donation is it's own ethical dilemma each person will have to work out for themselves. Advice to those finding empty shelves: it might be worth your time to find an associate. Usually, if it is off the shelf, they will still have some in back. If this is a particularly bad problem in your area, you might also want to check with an associate for what days they stock and come in on one of those, LATER in the week.
          Couponers: Be kind. If you want a case-worth, ask an associate to grab from the back so that twenty other customers don't walk away empty handed. It's only courteous.

      • nikkers15

        I completely agree with you! That was my first time buying that many of any product. I only did it because we have so many people that are relying on donations in our area right now. I usually only get 2 of each product because it is so frustrating when the shelves are cleared. But like I said my Kroger had a lot of pasta. They actually had it stocked in 3 different spots. Usually it is the toothbrushes, deodorant and body washes that are always cleared out at my Kroger. Customer service is always very nice and never gives me a hard time about getting a rain check.

      • Chkluvnlife

        If there is something that you would like to get and use your coupon, most Krogers will honor a rain check. You pay first, and then they will let you know when the items come in. Richmond, VA

      • mommyof1

        just wanted to let yall know that im the op of this.. sorry dont know why it says “guest” as i am usually this name.. i understand the rain check policy.. but its aggravating because we live in a more rural area, so to go into the city is gas money as well as time.. some places do not offer “reserving” items either.. im so glad ya'll understand and did not bash me for my comment =) speaking of this, i just watched extreme couponing sort of by mistake as it was on when i turned on the telly.. makes me sick as my local publix (and most) are changing policy later this month and i am afraid that alot more stores will do the same because of shows and people like this.

        and i dont want to pay first because obviously i need that money for extra items to feed my family.. spending just $10 on something i dont have right now is not gonna help.. i am not a stockpiler.. i have a budget and i try to make “meals” for my family.. some people by random items like mustard and croutons by the dozens and this makes no sense to me..

        also doing multiple transactions is like cheating the system.. on the publix forum i see posters telling others to “take bags out to the car, and go back in to shop the items again”.. as “to not clear the shelves before someone else comes”… what in 5 minutes?! makes me annoyed that fellow couponers are stooping to this level.. no wonder the cashiers give us a hard time.

    • Country_girlie2007

      I just went to Kroger and had a nice trip. I was a little disappointed that they wouldn't let me use my coupons for the pasta because they said they weren't allowed to adjust printed coupons. But I still got pasta for .49 a box. When I used my coupons for the pasta I got an additional six boxes for .49. My bbq sauce coupons doubled to .90 and I had three of them so it gave me six bottles for .04 a piece. I was very pleased for a beginner.

      • MS

        I THINK THEY STOPPED THE DEAL OF MAKING DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE COUPON. SO HOW COME U MADE IT .

    • Angie C

      Hit up Kroger this morning and noticed that they had Pillsbury cakes mixes on clearance (Devils Food, Confetti, Strawberry, White) on clearance for $1.00 each. No coupons to match with it but a good deal. Also was able to snag 2 Nivea men's body washes from the clutch of a shelf clearer who then told me that he was not selling these at a local flea market. Right!

    • Aday837

      I could not find any of the coupons for the free items? Yeah they wont double. I also tried doing a ecoupon with man. And they wouldnt let me

    • Aday837

      There were also to toothbrushes at mine. The bread goes fast at ares. Most things are stocked well.

    • Jamaica4god

      The Mahatma Rice wasn't on sale in Tx. But the small bag is only 1.19, so it is still a good deal. Maybe I'll just wait until it goes on sale here. =)

      • Bradleycentre

        It wasn't on sale here for reg rice. But the small yellow rice was 88cent.

    • Jellibean939

      got 4 24 pack of pepsi for 3.99 each!! If you bought 2 they were 4.99 each and had 2 2.00 off 2 packs!!!

    • Jellibean939

      Does anyone have a printed coupon for nivea they can email me? jellibean939@aol:disqus.com

    • Jendavis76

      I found Perdu Chicken nuggets in the refrigerated (not Frozen) section on sale for 2/5.00. If you have the 1.00 off coupon for Perdu Chicken Nuggets that makes it a 1.50 each! Nice deal!!

    • Lou0414

      Ok …some of us need to seriously get a grip..hoarders and shelf clearers?? This is laughable. If couponing was causing a shortage, the stores would change the policies to stop allowing multiple coupons. If couponers are within the store policies, voice your concerns to the policy makers not the folks taking advantage of great deals.

      • Asolstice06

        I agree, the stores should changes thier polices and adjust thier supply to accomidate coupons. But I will say that ever since that extreme coupon show has come I have seen a serious increase in the amount of couponers out there and I am constantly running into cleared shelves and I show up to the sales early.
        Maybe your area hasn't seen an increase yet but I know that if it is becoming a problem for me, then it surely will become a problem for other areas soon.
        There is a difference between responsible couponing and greed.

      • Skc

        It is not laughable…it happens all the time…I go to get something and it is gone and the clerk says the same person keeps coming in and taking all the products

    • gjf

      can't seem to find the gummy vitamins cpn? Does anyone have another link I should try?

    • Fairyandgnome

      Ran accross a couple of deals while shopping today.. The starkist tuna pouches are 10/10 right now.. a couple of weeks ago there was a coupon on coupons.com for .50/1 not sure if its still there though.. so those were free. Then the Margaret Holmes veggies are on the 10/10 and last sundays paper had .35/1 so that made a pretty good price to me 

    • Fairyandgnome

      The startkist tuna pouches are 10/10.. There was a coupon on coupons.com that expires today.. so not sure if its still there..  Also, SS 5/08 in AJC had a Margaret Holmes canned veggies coupon that is .35/1 they are also on the 10/10 making them .30 a can..

    • Mtownsend32

      The Kroger's at Five Forks/Oak Road will not take a manufactor's coupon if you have an E-coupon. We lose if we use E coupons because they do not double.
      That store is very unfriendly anyway!

      • This is Kroger policy across the board, no store will take both.

    • Solley1

      Kroger at Jiles and Baker in Kennesaw, Ga has Almond milk listed for $3.49 and with your Kroger card, it's only $2.99. Heads up!

    • U2stampin

      ecoupons STINK.
      DONT WAIST YOUR TIME.

    • Tonya1

      I am looking for a printable coupon for the Reach toothbrushes and or floss..
      Above it is showing that u can print a coupon from Smart Source, (SS).. but Smart Source is not pulling it up for me… can anyone help me out??? Thanks so much..

    • Tonya1

      Ok. Its me again.. I am looking for a coupon for the Ban deodorant from Smart Source and it is not showing that coupon either.. Please help..

    • Christie

      When will Kroger post its ad for tomorrow?

    • Rkupton

      The closest big grocery store to me is an hr or two away, just depending on which one I go to.  I am trying to start going once a month to get some of the better deals.  I need advice on which grocery stores is your favorites and which week has the best deals.

      • Rick

        where do u live? I'm sure we can find out which store would be most beneficial to you.

        • Rkupton

          My only grocery store is Harvey's

    • 1234

      I am moving to Knoxville in 2 weeks and I know they have a Krogers but my question is do they ever triple coupons or double them for more than 50 cents? Is this the best store to shop at in this area?