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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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kroger shopping guide

I went into my local Kroger store to show you how much money you can save by couponing at Kroger!

Come shopping with me in the video below and learn:

All the different coupons Kroger takes
How to stock up at great prices with Mega Events
How buying a gift card can help you save n your next tank of gas
And more!

See more deals running in Kroger right now!

    • Cristina

      Thanks! This was helpful :)

    • Liz

      Thanks Jenny, I’ll use the reuseable grocery bags on my next trip to separate items and look out for the gas points for gift cards deal!

    • glshhi

      nice job and quite informative for a newbie like me!

    • Samantha Tim Steed

      Thanks for all the helpful tips!!

    • Nurse J

      Informative, but makes me sad that they bought Harris Teeter! Really disappointed they don’t double AND you can’t stack a digital store coupon with a manufacture coupon!! Makes Target and Lowes look all the more sweeter in the future. Meh…

      • Noelle8818

        Harris Teeter will still continue to run and operate as Harris Teeter. There is no plan to change any of their policies. :)

        • Nurse J

          I have a family member who has worked for HT for over 30 years. There are no plans in the immediate future, but eventually we will see it change.

    • pdnr

      Thanks Jenny! Don’t forget the Friday e-coupon to download for a free product as well. I’ve found it’s best to use it ASAP before Kroger runs out of that product.

    • Rachel Mae Campbell

      My Kroger marks down meat the day before it goes out of date (no matter what day of the week it is). I actually will watch the expiration date of certain meats (Organic ground beef and ground lamb particularly), and come in the day before they go out of date. Usually there are several with the same expiration date and if they haven’t been bought yet I get a great deal! Also- If you see meat that has an expiration date for the following day, and it does not have a manager special sticker on it, you can ask the butcher to mark it down for you.

    • SeanMart69

      If you live in an area that has a really good Kroger Deli that serves freshly prepared chicken and hot meals here’s a well kept secret…My Kroger here in Marietta GA has an incredible hot food section that sells the usual chicken and such, but also has a meat and 2 vegetables deal for 7.99 .This usually has 6-8 choices in meats and 6-10 choices in vegetables, and includes a dinner roll. That’s o.k, but every week night at 7:30 and weekends at 8: 30, about 30 minutes before the Deli closes, ALL of the freshly prepared items go 1/2 off (be sure to inquire about this to be sure if your area does this) so you can get the same meal for $3.50! This also includes 8 pieces chicken prepared in different varieties. This is because they can’t resell it the next day and have to toss what they don’t sell. Also if an item is on sale, say 5.99 for an 8 piece chicken deal, it’s still half off at these times. Sometimes they are overly generous with the weights and amounts you receive. I got an 8 piece BBQ chicken meal, 1 lb. of chicken tenders and a dinner with Pork Chops, Home Fries and Green Beans all for $9.00! I ate the meal for dinner, and the 8 piece chicken the following night and packaged and froze the strips for salads and a later meal. I love this deal and I didn’t have to cook dinner that night!

    • James Reid

      I know she said you cannot stack ecoupons with paper and Kroger’s ecoupons state that as well on their webpage, however, I have yet to have a problem with them honoring both discounts for the same item. I have also noticed some paper coupons will still apply even if you purchase a similar product not specified i.e. regular Capri-Suns vs. the Extreme kind as indicated on the coupon.

      • Noelle8818

        If we use a coupon for a product that is not specified on the coupon, we are committing coupon fraud. We must use the coupon for exactly what it states we can use it on.

        • James Reid

          You would think the computer system would deny it if they wouldn’t honor it. I even asked the cashier prior to my purchase stating I didn’t think it would apply and they said let’s see if it does. Voilà, it worked. I would never do anything dishonest and have had coupons denied in the past because I didn’t read the stipulations closely. I wonder if it varies from region to region. I’ll have to ask the manager their store policy as I am new to couponing.

          • Skirnir Hamilton

            My Kroger never allows a digital and a paper coupon on the same product. The cash register beeps and won’t allow it. So I have had to get in the habit of checking my digital coupons after looking at the sales, to see what I need to remove from my card, as I prefer a $.50 double coupon to a $.50 digital coupon. Also, once it is done on the digital coupon, the cashier and customer service can’t seem to do anything about it. I also have begun taking a print each week of my digital coupons, because if I get slightly the wrong item, or the coupon is now expired, it won’t come off and I am buying an item that I would not have at that price.

    • Jessica529

      The Kroger stores in my area are all very rude to couponers. I would rather pay a little more at Publix (though I don’t have to!) than give Kroger any of my money. Cashiers & managers alike will refuse coupons for made up reasons that do not agree with their coupon policy. And, when I called corporate to complain all I was given was the standard “It is up to management discretion to accept or deny all coupons, blah, blah”.

      • N.J.

        I know how you feel. I emailed corporate and they told me the same thing.

      • Gen

        The same is true for me, right down to refusing the coupons for made up reasons. One day they’ll take internet printouts, they next they won’t. One cashier will take 5 like coupons, while other won’t. Makes it hard to plan ahead when their policy varies from day to day, cashier to cashier, manager to manager. On top of that their customer service is subpar. I

    • Fe B.

      New to Kroger and couponing, so I have a question. I know she said you can use two LIKE IP, and to read your coupons. If there is no limit on the MQ’s can you use as many as you have or are you only allowed to use two like coupons regardless?

      I hope that made a little sense! lol

    • Krumelada

      My Kroger limits the total number of printable coupons to only 3 per person per day.

      • April Stroud Roberts

        Two for us, and four of any “like” newspaper coupon.

    • Emily R.

      Using a reusable shopping bag to separate your mega event items is such a great idea! It was a total “duh!” moment for me while watching the video, since I always try to keep a tally on my list, but sometimes mess it up and wind up one item short. I’m definitely doing this from now on!

    • N.J.

      My Kroger in Clarksville, TN isn’t very coupon friendly they look for any reason to not take a coupon. I even emailed them and have yet to see a response out of them. So I had a nice talk with Publix manger and he was wonderful! He told me to bring my coupons to them. Now I only have to shop at Publix and I price match Kroger deal’s at Wal-Mart! :D I feel a lot better knowing that I don’t have to deal with Kroger anymore.

      • g po

        I used to live in Clarksville and I know exactly what you are talking about. The Kroger on Madison St almost never takes a coupon unless it is a manufacturer coupon and then they look for reason not to take them. I recently moved to Murfressboro and have not had any problems at the Kroger here with any type of coupons. I was recently saddened though when upon a major coupon trip to my favorite Kroger I was informed that now I can only use 3 like coupons at a time. So now I can still save on items there just not as many items at once. Don’t get me wrong, I am not one that clears the shelf. Never have been that person and never will be. Due to there being so many people like that in this area though they had to impose that rule. I usually only use 2 like coupons at a time but recently I had four coupons for Reach toothbrushes and the toothbrushes were on sale for $1 and the coupon was for $1 thus making them free. When I checked out I was informed of the new rule. All this means for me though is that I must make separate purchases. I have found that I am able to get so much more for so much less here where I live now. All the stores here are stocked always and I never miss an item on sale. It has made me wonder why in Clarksville when there is a sale all the items are gone first day first thing in the morning, especially at Rite Aid. I think the employees buy them all before they even are available to the public to purchase. Here I have gotten so many great deals at Rite Aid, not to mention FREE deals! This never would have happened in Clarksville. I am surprised that Clarksville is not doing something to amend this there. Especially considering that the majority of the people there make in the $30,000 range. This would not only help residents save money and buy more but it would make more money for the stores as well. I also recall that the Walmart on Madison Street is terrible about taking coupons too. The only place that truly wasn’t is Publix on Madison Street. I love Publix! Best of luck to you. I DO NOT miss Clarksville in the least!

    • Allyson Spillers

      Thanks so much for this video! It was very helpful since I am a loyal Kroger shopper and have been trying to get better at couponing!

    • ikonomo

      Great video! Good thing Krogers i.e King Soopers in Colorado still doubles coupons!

    • Skirnir Hamilton

      Great video. Being a couponer and Kroger shopper for about a 1.5 years, I did learn a thing or two. :)