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  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • 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 has an instant win game on their site that is awesome!  You will need to login/register using your Kroger card and if you win you’ll get free grocery prizes loaded directly onto your card.  I won a Free Lunchable.  Not that exciting but it’s free!

What was exciting was that when I was done I found a full list of items for a real upcoming Mega Event.  I don’t know when this starts since most of us are currently running “Cart Buster” Deals but hopefully it will start next weekend.  For any of you in an area that starts Sales on Wendesday you might find this starting tomorrow!!

Get $4 off instantly when you buy 8 Participating Items

Coca-Cola 2-liter bottles
Coca-Cola 12-pack/12 oz. cans
Maxwell House/Yuban Coffee
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Hershey Pieces Pouch
Tostitos Salsa & Queso
Lay’s Potato Chips
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels & Nibblers
Chips Ahoy
Pop Secret Popcorn
Planter’s Peanuts
Pace Picante Sauce
Pace Salsa
Daisy Sour Cream
Smart Balance Margarine
Simply Orange Juice
Minute Maid Enhanced Juice
International Delight Coffee Creamer
Kraft Cheese
Sargento Cheese
Smart Balance Sour Cream
Deli Chicken Wings
Sara Lee Dessers
DiGiorno & California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
Armour Meatballs
Lean Cuisine
Stouffer’s Red Box Entrees
Tyson Boxed Chicken
Birdseye Frozen Vegetables
Morningstar Farms
Ore-Ida Potatoes
TGIF Appetizers
Nature’s Market
Vitamin Water
Annie’s Mac & Cheese
Health & Beauty
Men or Women’s Speed Stick
Right Guard Xtreme Deodorant
SoftSoap Body Wash
Irish Spring Soap 3 Bar
Dial Soap 8 Bar
Dial Complete Foaming Pump
Aquafresh Toothpaste
Aquafresh Premium Toothpaste
Sensodyne Toothpaste
Slimfast Optima Ready to Drink
Slimfast 200 Calorie Bars
Listerine Mouthwash
Kellogs Special K Protein Water
Kelloggs Special K Protein Snack Bars
Packaged Foods
Ritz Crackers
Nabisco Snack Crackers
Assorted Kellogg’s Cereal
Krusteaz Muffin Mix
Wesson Cooking Oil
Mott’s Apple Juice
Bumble Bee Pouch Tuna
Del Monte Tomatoes
Classico Pasta Sauce
Ken’s Salad Dressing
A-1 Steak Sauce
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts
Krusteaz Pancake Mix
Pam Cooking Spray
Ken’s Light Accents
Oscar Mayer Meat Hotdogs
Oscar Mayer Basic Lunchables
Household Goods
Everyday Essentials Candle Jar
Brawny Paper Towels
Airwick Single Oil Refills
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner
Lysol Bathroom Cleaner
Neutra Air Aerosol
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Pet Food & Treats
Beneful Dry Dog Food
Purina ONE Dry Cat Food
Busy Bone Dog Treats
Beggin Strips Dog Treats
Tidy Cats Scooping Litter
Whisker Lickins Cat Treats

    • ashlea729

      I just played, and got a $5 store credit loaded to my card!!! Thanks! :)

      • pwmilhous

        So did I! Thanks for the info.

      • lilmansmom

        Me too!

      • Angela Hogan

        I did too!!

      • Lori

        You can play every day and win again. I have won twice. Free California pizza and planters peanuts!

    • I won a Free Reese's King Size Peanut Butter Cups (4). I am so excited!

      • Lisa

        That's what I got, too!!! Makes me very happy!!!!

        • kellyrphillips

          ME TOO!

      • norma

        i won the reese's king size peanut butter cups too! My kids will be happy!

        • colleenneel

          Me too, but I would MUCH rather have won the $5 off! I love chocolate but this is not my favorite one. My kids love them though. I'll try again tomorrow. Not sure if we win a prize every day or just get entered into the sweepstakes?

    • Nicole

      I just played and got free oscar meyers hotdogs.

      • YvonneKnits

        I got hot dogs too. I'm excited because we can play every day!!!

    • Jessica

      Does anyone else have a problem with it saying “There was an error saving your preferred store. The selected preferred store is either empty or invalid.” I tried different zips, but still can't get it to work…I remember I've had this problem before when trying to register with Kroger…

      • vikacincy

        I have the same problem all the time…i m wondering why…

      • Ginny

        after you put in the zip you have to click search to select the store you shop at

    • JennK

      I just won: Congratulations! You've won the OSCAR MAYER Meat Hot Dogs ?any size, any variety!

    • melissa2313

      I won a king size reese cups!

    • Annie

      I won $5 store credit!!! yippeeee! Big Thanks!

      • Sherri

        Same here! Awesome!

    • I got $5 sweet!

    • ajkraft

      This is awesome! I won Reese's cups (yea!) and it says you can play everyday!

    • laurafaye

      I won the $5 store credit, too! Yay!

    • kelli

      You have won the PLANTERS Peanuts – 16 oz.!

      I don't really need peanuts but I love free!!! :)

      • kelli

        poo! I got an error. “We are sorry, but the code that you have entered is not valid. Please verify that you have entered the code correctly.” :(

      • hbtoon

        I got free PLANTERS Peanuts too! Don't you know I just bought two jars of them at Publix tonight. No worries, we'll eat them all!

      • esynan

        I got Peanuts too! My husband laughs at me playing these little games for coupons, but he'll be excited when I bring home free peanuts for him!

    • Kristin

      $5 credit! Yeah!!!!!!!!

    • I got a free King Size Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and I'll definitely do it every day!

    • tkdgrlusa

      I won the $5 credit, too! THANKS!

    • Isabella

      I won free Kraft Natural Cheese cubes, sticks or string cheese (5 oz or larger)!!!! Thanks so much for the post!

      • Alisha

        me too!

      • SSheila

        Me too! Yay for free cheese :)

    • jennifer

      I won a 20 oz Coke Zero!

    • Debbie33

      I just won recese's king size peanut butter cups. Wohoo!!! Thanks!

      • Michelle

        Me too!

      • Carrie_C

        Me three!

    • Snellmom

      Of course, I win a Free Coke Zero. What am I trying to cut out? sodas What is my favorite soda? Coke Zero…

    • amy

      $5 credit!!!

    • Jennifer

      I won Maxwell House or Yuban coffee 39oz or smaller!

      • shelly

        I got that to. But I do not drink that, I am sure someone does though

    • melssy54

      I just played and won a $5 credit! Woo Hoo!!!

    • Annie

      I won the oscar myer hot dogs!! YAY for free!!!

      • anniet1018

        Me, too! Isn't it wierd the Annie's won weenies???

    • tiggge

      i just played and got $5 store credit!

    • Cheryl

      I won $5.00 credit. Thanks Jenny!!! You are the best.

    • tiggge

      I just played and got $5 store credit! Yeah…love free money!

    • Elizabeth

      I just tried this and won $5.00 sent to my card.

    • SaraSaves

      Thanks Jenny! I just got a $5 store credit! :)

    • Me too!! $5 in free groceries is awesome.

    • I won a choice between Maxwell House or Yuban coffee, we don't really drink coffee, but I can give it to someone we know who does. This is awesome, I'm definitely going back tomorrow and playing everyday! I hope I get $5 store credit loaded to my card or more prizes!!! Awesome!

    • Tracey

      Just won a Reese's King Size! YUM!

    • cool…i just won 5.00 in store credit!!! this rocks!!!

    • Rita

      Yay! I got a $5 store credit too!

    • lisa6

      I got kraft Cheese

    • jen

      I just got a $5 in store credit. Thank you for telling us.

    • itismedia

      I just got a 5.00 off your next purchase coupon valid until June 5th. Thanks Jenny!

    • Jesskids

      The website said you can enter daily! Not sure if you get a free item though. I guess I will find out tomorrow :)

    • Molliec

      I won a lunchable! my daughter will be happy because she loves them but I never buy them (we make our own cheaper version!)

    • mpurcell

      I just played it and won a canister of Maxwell House coffee! Thanks!

    • Tiffany

      I just got a free California Kitchen pizza!!! Woohoo!

    • GGood

      That was a blast! What a great game. Thanks for the tip.

    • Brandie

      I just won $5 loaded to my Kroger Card!

    • $5 credit ! Combine that with coupons and th mega sale and I am looking at a very small oop. : )

    • Sheri

      Oh my gosh!!!! I won $5

    • shelly

      I won a $5 store credit! Thanks!

    • kristinafromkennesaw

      I just won the $5 store credit too! This ROCKS!!!

    • Callahorns

      Can't complain, I won a free Kraft Natural Cheese, which is a staple for us. Thanks Jenny!

    • susansaver

      I got a $5 credit too – so exciting!

      • Beachgirl

        It says you can play dialy til April 6th…more free stuff!! I LOVE FREE :)

    • 1MiniMom

      Wow, I must be easily entertained because that was exciting! I won a pack of Kraft Natural Cheese Snacks. Thanks Jenny!

    • LWWants2Save

      I won $5!! Woot Woot!

    • Barb

      I got nada. It was somewhat irritating.

      • annemarie73

        I know right? I didn't win anything either. Is there a trick to it? It seems as if everyone else is winning something.

      • jen

        same. nada. do you have to get the basketball in the hoop to win?

        • WhisperCat

          yeah, I didn't get anything either. and no directions or anything. it said to click on the b-ball so I did. it didn't say you had to get it in the hoop. and it didn't even show the hoop until after I click the ball. what the heck?

      • Amanda

        me too, so disappointing :( maybe tomorrow

      • jerilyn

        me too, thought I was the only one.. oh well, i will play daily!

    • MelRae

      Thanks so much, Jenny! I won the 39 ounce Maxwell House coffee! That's a BIG Can! lol! It said up to a $8.59 value. Now I need to remember to play everyday!

      • ireneY

        I won the coffee too! Did you notice — they're on the mega sale list. Double dip anyone?!

    • Loren

      I won a $5 store credit, too! Woot! Thanks!

    • Beth

      I didn't win anything! :<) I guess I'll try again tomorrow.

    • 3moodys

      Woo Hoo!! $5 Store credit!! That's almost 2 gallons of milk for my little munchkins!!

    • Angela D.

      YAH!!!!! I won a California pizza…We love pizza!!! Thank you=)

    • Brenda

      Man, I guess I am the only one that did not win anything but you can bet I will play again tomorrow!

      • Suemh

        No, you're not the only one. Oh. well, maybe tomorrow.

    • Michelle

      I read this about the contest: “Once a participant has won two Instant Win prizes, no further Instant Win prizes will be awarded to that Participant. However, additional log ins will result in additional Sweepstakes Grand Prize drawing entries.”

      • michelle

        That's not necessarily true because I have won 3 times. Cal Pizza Kitchen Pizza, Reese, and $5 credit.

    • Tobys_Mom

      Help, what did I do wrong??? I logged in and this screen came up that said “you are not a winner” but I didnt do anything. Am I missing something or is logging in all I have to do????

    • WhisperCat

      Looking forward to the mega event. Almost every pet item I buy is on the list! Pet products are the worst as far as sales usually.

    • sharon60

      Has anyone won today? Yesterday with dial up I won a King Size Reese Cup (THANKS JENNY) but today, I threw the ball 1 time and the hoop got larger (which it didn't do yesterday) and I missed, so no freebie today for me but it came up with a survey. So if I play every day, am I automatically entered in the Sweepstakes? Maybe I messed up b/c I went back to the site 3times yesterday to read all the stuff and it thought I was entering every time.

      • Snellmom

        I went back to the site today and won free cheese from Kraft. Not sure why you didn't get anything, but someone said that they are limited to how many prizes you can receive and several said they didn't get anything yesterday.

    • Ashley

      I didn't even get a chance to throw the ball..It didn't show a ball it just automatically took me to a page that says “Sorry you are not a winner at this time”. Anyone else get this?

      • AnneK

        me too – did not have a chance to click on the ball – booooo:(

    • alexis

      Score! I won a $5 shopping credit loaded to my Kroger card. Thanks Jenny.

    • Julie

      Got $5 off my next trip! Woohoo!

    • I played and won a $5 credit on my next trip loaded to my shopper's card!

    • JeninCarolina

      I just played and won the $5 credit–yippee!! Thanks a bunch for the alert! :o)

    • No prize for me… And I'm a bit sweepstaker too!

    • Plays2much

      I got a California Pizza Kitchen pizza.

    • Blakely

      I won reece cups. And I love when Kraft cheese is on a sale list!

    • clayomayo

      I got the $5 store credit on my Kroger Plus card, too! Thanks for telling us about this game!

    • Del

      I didn't win anything. You guys suck.

      • michelle

        Quit complaining. You can play every day until Apirl 6 (i think). You will win eventually.

    • Laura

      nothing for me – maybe tomorrow

    • deborah39

      I wona pack of Oscar Myer Hot Dogs!

    • Kristi

      Played yesterday and won $5 off!! Played again today and won Free King Size (4) Reeses cups!! I love this game!

    • Julie

      Mine went straight to a survey & then told me I wasn't an instant winner.

    • bengalsfan1

      I just played and won FREE Kraft Cheese!!!

    • bengalsfan1

      I just played and won FREE Kraft Cheese!!!!

    • Jessthere

      2 days in a row I did not even get to take the shot, took me to a page that said sorry your are not a winner. Tried again today, did not make the shot – no price for me :(

    • Jessica

      I'm so confused as to how this thing works…the first day I signed up, I instantly won the hot dogs, without doing anything. Yesterday, I just got taken straight to a survey and got nothing. Today, I put the basketball in the hoop and won a Reece's. I thought you could only play twice anyway???? Oh well, not complaining!

    • ShoeBits

      No prize for me. :~(

    • stephanie77

      I won $5 store credit just by playing the game! Whooo Hoooo!

    • Sabrina Williams

      I've won the Reese's king size & $5 store credit. Woohoo! :)

    • bengalsfan1

      I played again today and won a California Pizza!!!

    • Deborah

      I've played 2 days and I haven't won anything.

      • NatalieQ

        I've played like 8 days and still nothing. What's up? Seems like everyone else has been winning within the first couple of tries. Boo hoo. I'll keep trying I guess.

        • Rachelle

          I've played over and over since it started and I have yet to get that ball into the basket. It always spins around and around then off the side. Don't think I'll be winning anything in this game even though I've played repeatedly… :(

    • aolss

      Found a great deal on batteries at Kroger

      4 pack of Energizer AA or AAA $1/pack plus they had stacks of the 0.75/1 pk laying on top of the display. I think 2 packs of C or D as well as 1 pk 9-V were included but those were sold out so I'm not for sure.

      Also found a Live Wholeheartedly Booklet with the following coupons inside (all manufacturer's coupons, expire 4/30 except Pepperidge Farm which is 4/15)

      $1 two 12-packs of diet coke or caffeine free diet coke
      $1 two multipack bottles of diet coke or caffeine free diet coke
      $1 two Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast
      $1 one nestea 0.5 liter 12-pack, any flavor
      $2 two pepperidge farms baked naturals snack crackers or whole grain breads
      $1 two dasani 12-pack bottles
      $1 three prego Heart smart italian sauces
      $1 two nestea fridgepack cans
      $1 three Campbells' Healthy Request Select Harvest or Chunky

    • itismedia

      I won a 5.00 off on my card the first time I played, nothing the second time I played, but another 5.00 the third time I played. The weird thing is this time it told me I needed to contact customer service to have it loaded on my card and pulled up a form. Has this happened to anyone else?

      • Barb

        Actually I can't win a thing. I have played every day and nothing.

    • jess

      i just won another reeses king size.. i won one yesterday too, and today it told me to email customer service to get the prize loaded onto my card. im thinking its not going to happen. ive had trouble with them in the past for not taking a coupon off on my card, and then never helping me. i guess ill see..

      • adriandg

        I went in tonight and was planning on using my $5 credit as well as my free Reese's, but they didn't come off of my order and none of the CS people seemed to know what I was talking about. Then the Mgr came and said that he didn't have to honor it because technically the sale wasn't supposed to start for another couple of weeks. He did end up giving me a $6 credit, but he didn't really want to. It seems like they don't quite have all the kinks worked out for this yet!

    • jmreese34

      I just won $5 instant in store credit loaded on my Kroger card! Yay! I am so Excited!!

    • Chris

      I just did the instant win game and I won 5.00 off my next purchase at Kroger! It was loaded to my Kroger card! How cool! Plus, I just got my 'new' coupons in the mail from Kroger for 5.00 off a 45.00 purchase, so this is great! Thanks for letting us know!

    • olemissmoss

      I won a free bag of Kraft snack cubes or sticks. Yay!

    • olemissmoss

      The buy 8 items and get $4 off deals begins in two weeks. This is what the Kroger website had to say…”In store savings available 3/14/2010 – 3/27/2010. Not available in all markets, see your local store for details. Savings not available at Fred Meyer stores.”

    • Carol Ann Perkins

      I got on the Kroger website, logged in and tried to find March to savings and had no luck. What am I doing wrong!

      • Barb

        I officially hate this game.

    • Frustrated

      I got nothing! Time waster for me!

      • I lost first time but won today on the second time. You can play once a day every day so obviously they aren't going to give you a free item EVERY time…Patience grrrassshopppa…

    • Just used my totally awesome superior basketball skills and swished it, most skillful click of the mouse hands down ;p I got me some free kraft cheese! sweet

    • misskris

      So the mega event is start date is at the bottom of the list, it reads:

      “In store savings available 3/14/2010 – 3/27/2010. Not available in all markets, see your local store for details. Savings not available at Fred Meyer stores.”

      • Barb

        That would seem right because the 3/7 Kroger ad is a repeat of the cart buster sale.

        I really don't think I need anything else from that promotion.

    • Cristy

      WOOT! I won a $5 free credit added to my card. Thanks for passing this along!

    • jmreese34

      I won a Free bag of Kraft snack cubes or sticks. Awesome!

    • Jessthere

      I played again yesteday and won the Maxwell House coffee, yeah!!! This is the coffee we drink so excited to get a $6 sale price item for FREE.

    • Mistletoes405

      Evidentally my virtual basketball skills are equivalent to my real life basketball skills. LOL I've been playing every day and still can't get the stupid ball in the hole! It's a good thing I've got another month to figure this out!

    • mattiehyde

      I got free kraft cheese block.

    • fjsmstoddard

      Won a free pizza!!!

    • michelleinwilliston

      I went to Kroger's yesterday and I had several coupons for Betty Crocker products, but when I went to check out the cashier would only let me use 2 manufacturer coupons. For instance, I buy 6 boxes of muffin mix and I had six coupons all 50 cents each but I was only able to use 2 of them. I was told the Kroger only allows you to use 2 manufacturer coupons on any one item. I have done this before with Publix and I have not had a problem. Has anyone else had a problem with this? Is this information correct that I can not use more than two coupons?

    • hcblevins

      I won $5! Thanks!

    • Brooke

      How do you play this game ? I can't get the ball in.

      • Erin

        I have the same problem…I click on the ball and it doesnt go in the hoop. Annoying!!

        • 8tina

          Click on the center of the ball!!! That helped me. I lost 4 or 5 times in a row and now I've won twice!

    • kerri

      Thanks! I got $5, too!

    • Melissa

      YEAH! $5 for our family also! How much fun is that!

    • cdhicks99

      I have played 6 times already, each time no wins. I just played and got a $5 store credit!!!! Gotta love Kroger!

    • shananava

      Kroger game. Free Lunchable last week, $5 free today! Loving this game. Pray BF doesnt use my coupon. He said I only won $2.50 lol. His cad registered and can only register to one person lol.

    • coupons0202

      Is anyone else having problems with Kroger's website? It comes up but I'm not able to click on anything?!?!?!?

    • AnneK

      Hmmm, just played again – for the 11th day in a row and still no wins….:(. You'd think Kroger would disperse their winnings better – or maybe I'm just bitter and jealous of all you winners out there – haha.

    • I just played and won a king size Reese's cups!

    • Ive won $5 credit, and a Coke Zero. But I don't drink Coke Zero. I wish I could transfer it to one of you that does!!!

    • Alexis

      After playing EVERY day since this came out, I just now noticed that it says there is a limit of two prizes per account! I guess I can stop playing now since I won $5 and a king size reeses pb cup…

    • jenandthefabbakerboys

      There is a limit of two prizes per account. :-(

    • Jessthere

      1st win coffee, 2nd win pizza. I love this site!!! Thanks for all you do Jenny. Yesterday between Publix and Kroger I spent $110 including tax and saved $226.

    • Rachelle

      I've played over and over since it started and I have yet to get that ball into the basket. It always spins around and around then off the side. Don't think I'll be winning anything in this game even though I've played repeatedly… :(