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Kroger Updates

on 8.9.2010 at 2:24pm

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I woke up crazy early and went to Kroger to get all he unadvertised Mega Event deals. The full list is up and ready for you, but I wanted to highlight a few fun deals and extra things I found (these are all in the main list too).

Special Mega Event Deals

There is are new catalinas starting this week in some areas (I don’t know if it is active yet in the Southern most stores will be by next week so hold off you want to the sale continues next week too). Pairing this deal with the mega event and coupons makes for some fun deals! If you are going to wait till next week at least print the coupons now!!

Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.49
Buy 3 get $1.50, Buy 4 get $2.50, Buy 5 get $3.50 off your next order
-.50/1 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bars
printable, printable or printable
-.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars, Cellfire e-Coupon
-.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars printable
-.75/2 Nature Valley Granola bars boxes or Granola Nut Clusters, SS 7/11
-.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars, SS 8/08
(buy 5, use 5 .50/1 printable coupons and eCoupon, makes it FREE plus overage)

Fiber One Chewy Bars $1.99
Buy 3 get $1.50, Buy 4 get $2.50, Buy 5 get $3.50 off your next order
-.50/1 Fiber One Bars Cellfire e-Coupon
-.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars printable, or printable,
-.50/2 Fiber One Chewy Bars, SS 7/18
uy 5, use 5 printable coupons and eCoupon, makes it $0.19 each after catalina)

Progresso Traditional or Rich and Hearty Soup 18.5-19 oz at $1.19 ea
Buy 4 get $1, Buy 6 get $2, Buy 8 get $3 off your next order
-.50/2 Progresso Soup, SS 8/08

-.50/2 Progresso Soup printable or printable
(buy 8, makes it 31¢ each after catalina)

Other New Deals

These aren’t mega event deals, just good finds I stumbled upon. In case you are new, c/o = close out. Most stores will have these while supplies last.

Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $2.49
-$1 off Right Guard Total Defense 5 printable
-$1.50 off Right Guard New Total Defense 5 printable
B1G1 Right Guard or Dry IDea products, RP 7/25
(buy 2, use B1G1 and $1.50 off, makes it 49¢ ea)

Oxy Maximum Cleanser or Pads or Treatment $1.99
-$1 off Oxy Maximum product printable
-$1 off Oxy product, RP 8/01
-$1.50 off Oxy Clinical product, RP 8/01 or printable
-$1.50 off Oxy Maximum Clinical product printable (makes it 49¢)

Listerine Total Care 500 mL, Cinnamon flavor c/o $2.64
-$1 off Listerine Total Care, 500 mL +, SS 8/01, or RP 1/03, 3/07 (makes it $1.64)

Spectrum Red Wine Vinegar 16 oz., c/o $3.64

Rubbermaid Takealongs B1G1 at $3.79
-$1/2 Rubbermaid TakeAlongs, SS 8/01 (makes it $1.39 ea)

Finish Quantumatic Dish Detergent $5.99
-$3 off Finish Quantumatic tearpad (right next to products)
-$3 off Finish Quantumatic, SS 7/18 or printable (makes it $2.99)
-$3 off Finish Quantumatic Starter Kit, Kroger Home Mailer

Bic Cristal Pens 10 ct 79¢
-$1/2 Bic Stationery products, Save Big Dream Big Booklet
-$1/2 Bic Stationery products, SS 8/01
-$1/2 Bic Stationery products printable (makes it 29¢)

(thanks Stephanie for the info on the catalina’s!)

    • Jess

      I received a thing about the fiber one and Nature Valley when i checked out on Friday in Cola. I also received a Catalina about Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks between 8/9 & 9/5
      Buy 3 get 1.50, 4 get 2.00 and 5 or more get 3.00 off your next order.

    • Bhflood

      One thing to keep in mind- Some Kroger's will only accept 2 printable coupons of the same product (so I was able to buy 2 Nature Valley Grahams with Chocolate using 2 printable for .50 and 2 e coupons) which made them free after the mega event. But! If you are buying 2 NV Grahams and 2 NV Granola bars you can 2 use 2 printables for each and the e coupons and get back a catalina. They keep us on our toes but that won't stop us from saving money!

    • Lucy

      In my area, the Nature Valley bars (Granola bars, Sweet & Salty Bars, and Granola Thins) are all priced $2.49 before Mega Sale discount ($1.99 after Mega Sale discount) The Catalina includes the Sweet & Salty and the Granola Thins.

      • susansaver

        The catalina deal does not include the Granola Thins in Nashville TN. I tried to get the coupon buying 1 Sweet N Salty and 2 Granola Thins and 2 Fiber One Bars but no Catalina. I did get a print out advertising the deal and it states the following: “Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars (6.7oz or larger) or any flavor/variety Fiber One Chewy Bars” The granola thins are 6oz boxes. I don't know why I didn't at least get a $1.50 coupon for the granola bars and Fiber One bars. I think I will be contacting customer service. HTH everyone out there!

        • Rbryant1201

          It was my experience with the Kraft cheese and Philly cream cheese a couple of weeks ago, that Nashville for some reason is at least a few days behind on getting Catalinas running. Perhaps even a week later than Jenny posts them. Frustrating, but good news is that the sale should run next week too, because mega events tend to last 2 weeks.

    • Lucy

      Oh, and forgot to add: The Catalina machines are printing Bonus Box Tops for Education with the GM product purchases. With the 8 boxes of cereal I purchased yesterday, I received a Catalina with a code to enter online for 25 Bonus BTFEs. With the 5 Nature Valey items I purchased in each transaction today, I received a Catalina with a code to enter on online for 10 Bonus BTFEs.

      Really a nice surprise that I wasn't expecting!

      • kelli

        I got 25 each time I bought 8 boxes of cereal on sunday. I guess I'll have to see if I can figure out what to do with them.

        • Jsheldon31

          Donate them to a school. My son's school takes box tops and they get the money back. If you need a school to donate them to I'll send you my address and an envelope and you can mail them to me. =) Kathleen

    • Mariah321

      I was just coming to mention the boxtops thing. It was a nice suprise!

    • Buckgirl80

      I just left Kroger this morning and picked up 8 cans of Progresso, and the Cat did not print up, so it may not be working just yet.

      • Katkoupon

        Same here, bought 6 cans tonight, no Cat. Also bought 5 NV Sweet & Salty Granola Bars ($1.99 at my store after promo discount), no Catalina, but it did generate the ad for the Cat, lol. It says “NV granola bars (6.7 oz or larger) or any flavor/variety FO Chewy Bars between 8/9 & 9/5…” So I guess it is only for the NV green box. However, I had 4 EC come of the Sweet & Salty's, even though those were for NV thins & NV granola bars. So they still only cost 69c each! Also wanted to mention that at my store they would only let me use (1) 60c/2 Ragu coupon on the 6-pack case. Thanks Jenny for all your hard work!

    • laurensmama

      I think the $3 Finish Quantamatic printable link that you have above is just for the dispenser. There is a $1 off coupon for the detergent on the same site, but that makes the price $4.99 after coupon, not such a good deal.

      • Heykat

        The dispenser comes with a 12-pack of detergent.

    • scarie

      I hit Kroger his morning and did great!! No $$ off Catalinas for me, but I did get the 25 bonus boxtops! I spent $24 and saved $55!! Our Kroger had the Perdue Fit & Trim chicken breasts on sale for $1.59lb, which was NOT in the ad. :)

      • Sandra

        What do you have to buy to get the 25 bonus boxtops? Thanks!

    • CHI

      I usually don't shop at kroger and I would like to know if the catalina rolls. Do they work like WAG RR? Can I use, lets say, the nature valley catalina to buy more nature valley bars and get another catalina?

      • Kimberly2


        • CHI

          thank you kimberly and you too akelly.

      • akelly

        One of my Krogers will let me roll it in the very next transaction. (I did 6 Kraft catalinas in a row in Richmond, VA.) One Kroger near me (Farmville, VA) will not and says you must return another DAY! I e-mailed Customer Service, and their reply was that you are to return another day just like the one Kroger said :( So, they may not let you, and that's their policy. It's ymmv.

    • This makes me so sad! I watched the Kroger video, I really want to switch from Publix to Kroger because the customer service at our Publix has become so unpredictable and there are some great deals at Kroger. But our Kroger is not coupon friendly. There is no way they would let me combine the BOGO Right Guard coupon with either the $3/2 or $1/1 coupons that I have. The manufacturer is going to reimburse, but they can get nasty about it. I buy a little produce in there, look for manager's specials on meat, and do all my coupon shopping in Publix, CVS, and sometimes Walgreen's. I'm ready to switch store loyalty when they are ready to treat couponers with respect!

      • Mmyarbrough

        I know what you mean about combining a BOGO coupon with another coupon, my Kroger got nasty about it 2 weeks ago and I told the Front end manager who had no customer service skills, that she had none and walked out. Our Publix is great and I only went to Kroger for the Old Spice deal because I knew I could get it free combining coupons (my step-dad volunteers at the VFD and those guys love when I send in free stuff)!

    • Whitneysparks

      I stumbled upon a really good deal this week as well. I found some Febreze warmers (not containing the scent) for $3.19 and I had (4) coupons for $3.00 off each. They weren't on sale or anything and I still got each one for 19 cents.

    • HomeschoolingCouponingMom

      I wanted to clarify- are the items that are on sale this week going to be on sale next week as well? I know the Mega Events normally go on for a few weeks, but wanted to make sure I wasn't going to miss any of the sales if I wait until next week to make my Kroger trip. Thanks!!

    • Julie

      I have a catalina question… I tried to get catalinas tonight for the Progresso soup, granola bars, and Fiber One bars and none printed. Are catalinas national or regional promotions? Thanks!

      • Slbrown777

        You may want to ask your cashier before you check out if she could make sure her cat machine is working. Over half the time I go to Kroger the machine is out of paper or turned off. If this happens then they will not print and the cashier will never even notice.

        • Julie


    • coupman

      Our Krogers in Irmo, SC, will only accept 2 printed coupons(internet) per item. So, the I could only use 2 1/2 Progresso soup coupons with the purchase of 8. That made it $0.44/can. Still a great deal.

      • kelli

        did you get the cat? I want to go get some soup but I want to make sure that the cat is printing before I do.

    • Rbryant1201

      Anyone know a zip that actually has the nature's valley sweet and salty coupon? I can't find it

      • Aschooler


      • Meg R

        use 61530 on Smartsource.com

      • Bhflood

        many of the NV coupons work for any product. Target has some also that are not target only coupons.

    • Holly

      I didnt get a catalina for the 8 Progressive Soup cans I purchased today. Is there a number I can call to redeem my coupon???

      • Robinpedigo

        1-888-8COUPON You can talk to them on the phone or email them. The recorded message will give you the email address.

    • paula wells

      Question: If I buy 8 soups and get the catalina, can I buy 8 more, pay with the previous catalina, and still get another catalina?

      • Fgavent

        Usually catalina's from Kroger, “roll” (meaning you can use them on your next purchase and you will get another one). Did you get a catalina from Progresso? So many people are not getting them and I did not know whether to try buying the Progresso soups tomorrow.

        • paula wells

          I haven't tried it yet but my friend did get it today in michigan

          • Damahurin

            I got the cat today in MO.

        • Corrine C

          I didnt get the catalina today in Louisiana.

      • Robinpedigo


    • Kim

      Some of your links are to Target coupons. Does Kroger take competitor coupons?

      • Beyates

        Kroger would not take my Target coupons yesterday!

        • Michelle

          Haven't checked the links but some of the “Target” Q are manufacturer q and don't say Target on them.

        • Bobbi

          My Kroger won't take any manufacturer coupons that have another store's name/logo on them, so if they have the Target bullseye on there, my Kroger won't accept them.

    • Sshoulders

      Kroger also has an ecoupon “Save $2 off any two Right Guard Total Defense 5 Products.” If I use this with the B1G1, I will only use one coupon and pay 49 cents, right?

      • KrisNWGA

        Yes, that is what I did and it worked!!

      • Nelmarie17

        My cashier let me use the 1.50 coup I have which made it a money maker

    • Fgavent

      FYI – I bought eight cans of Progresso soup and the catalina did not print. I took my receipt to customer service and they gave me $3 cash. The catalina for Nature Valley and Fiber One printed fine. I rolled both of them and then got a second catalina for Nature Valley. The Kroger e-coupons are a hit and miss but some of them did come through.

      • Lingerfeltfamily

        Make sure you scan your kroger plus card before the 1st item is scanned at the register. I learned that any items scanned prior to the card being scanned will not reflect the e-coupon. So now when I get up to the register I ask the cashier to not scan anything until I get my card scanned.

    • Palazesi

      Great deal on Sobe! I bought 10 at 99 cents each, got the $4 off with the sale, then used a cellfire coupon for $2 off, and 5 b1g1 coupons from sobe.com.. 10 sobes…Money maker!

    • colleen

      I was just in Kroger today and my cashier told me about an awesome deal…buy 10 of the 24ct packs of Crayola Crayons at 25cents each and get a $4 coupon off your next order! She doesn't know how long this will last, so grab it while you can! It's a money maker!

      • Lucy

        You only needed to purchase 9 boxes of the Crayola crayons to receive the $4 Catalina. The Catalina promotion runs from 7/11 through 8/21 and is based upon the full retail (non-sale price) of the items and is good on the following school supply items:

        Papermate, BIC, Expo, Mead, Avery, Sharpie, Crayola, Planahead, Five Star & Carolinapad

        Spend $10 get $2 Catalina
        Spend $20 or more get $4 Catalina.

        You cannot redeem more than one of these Catalinas per purchase because the second Catalina will beep. You also cannot use these Catalinas at other stores because they will beep — the bar code begins with a “1” (they are a “store coupon” instead of a manufacturer's coupon that begins with a “5” or a “9”)

        However, you can use the $4 Cat to purchase more Crayons or other school supplies. The Cat does roll. It's very easy to roll this Cat into the Nature Valley $3.50 Cat or the Progresso Soup Cat during the Mega sale so that you can use the Catalina at other stores if needed…

        • Bobbi

          I think it must depend on the store, because at my Kroger I have to buy 11 boxes of crayons. They have to add up to over $20 at the regular price. Regular price at my Kroger is $1.99, so I needed 11 to get over $20 worth of Crayola for the $4 Catalina.

    • Caritob40

      The Kroger in ROME, GA, has a whole buggy with Neutrogena Wave Power-Cleanser reg. $6.99, on clearance at $3.49, and you can use a $1 coupon for ANY neutrogena cleanser, which includes this one

      • Caritob40

        I just went to the Neutrogena Wave is actually $16.99…

    • Jessiestanton1

      I went to Kroger today in Woodstock, GA with some printed coupons and they refused to take the Target coupons even though the barcodes began with 9's. I was very disappointed. This cost me an additional $10.

    • Jana Serna

      I went to Kroger today in Cumming, GA to get the Fiber one, Nature Valley, and progresso soup deal. Nature Valley is the only catalina deal that worked. I went to customer service and they gave me a kroger giftcard for 6.50….not sure why the catalina deal didn't work for all three.

      • Rgbarron01

        The Nature Valley and Fiber One are part of the same catalina deal. You can buy any combo of 6.7oz or larger of these products (buy 3 get $1.50, buy 4 get $2.50, buy 5 or more get $3.50). If you bought 5 of each in the same transaction, you would've only received the one cat.

    • marie

      There is a 4 Day sale going on with and 1 of the items is 2Liters of Coca-Cola products for .88cents each (limit 8).
      There were hang tags on the 2Liters Sprite that had 2.00 Off WYB QTY 2 2Liters of ANY Coca-Cola AND 1 Snyder Pretzel Product (8OZ or larger) *which are on sale as part of the MEGA event for 1.69 each*. So you can get (2) 2Liters or Coke and a bag of pretzels for a 1.45!!!! {.88 x 2 + 1.69 – 2.00 = 1.45}

    • Ehshopper

      what is catalina's?

      • jana

        The register coupons that print out at kroger and ingles.

    • jru

      I went to kroger in Lithonia, GA. They “apparently” have a new coupon policy where a customer can only use one coupon per item per transaction. Example: If I have two .50 coupons for yoplait 4 packs and wanted to purchase two yoplaits 4 pack, I would have to make two transactions. Then, when it took a long time at the counter and the cashier got a nasty attitude. the store manager said this was their coupon. Help, how do I challenge this? I don't know who to contact.

      • guest

        can you call the head office, or check their coupon policy to see if it contradicts the store manager. I think the manager has discretion on how to accept coupons, but this seems a little weird. It is almost idiotic!

        • Mechlingfamily

          My advice, find another Kroger. Some have gone crazy in an effort to deal with coupon fraud. Most are still business as usual. You could just inform the manager to add your name to the list of customers that are choosing to shop elsewhere until they can offer hassle free shopping.

      • Dee

        I had the same problem @ Covington Hwy Kroger; I had a cart full of groceries and a handful of coupons and after ringing up everything, they told me only two internet coupons per transaction. If left everything in the shopping cart and went the other store immediately and they took all my coupons.

      • Amy

        This happened to me last night with the Nature Valley stuff. The cashier was trying to tell me that I could only use one Nature Valley coupon even though I had purchased 5 boxes. Another cashier ended up calling over to him to tell him he was wrong and to take the coupons, thankfully! I would've been so upset if I had to do separate transactions.

    • tm

      Can you tell me how the NV bars would be free? I just went and bought both kinds of barsNV and Fiber 1 and had 5 coupons for each. I know one mistake was buying 5 of each-only got one coupon for $3.50. With 5 coupons for each bar, that's still $1 each. Or do the coupons usually double? Sorry-this was my first attempt!

      • Rgbarron01

        Here is the scenario at the Southern Indiana kroger that I frequent (they take unlimited coupons, including internet printables, and double up to 50 cents):

        5 X 1.99 = $9.95; use five 50 cent coupons which will double to $1 off each = $4.95 oop. You will receive a $3.50 catalina, resulting in a cost of $1.45. If you have cellfire or shortcut ecoupons, they will come off (hopefully). I was fortunate enough to have 4 (50 cents each) ecoupons loaded on my card (NV granola thins and sweet and salty bars) that I was able to net an additional $0.50 per box…for a total of $0.55 profit.

    • Madison

      I have been getting Catalina coupons from transactions but they only tell me what to buy at the next purchase to get the money coupon. So a total of three transactions to cash in. Is there away to find out what to purchase to get the money coupons in advance?

    • Mlr39

      My printable manufacture coupons say “DO Not Double or TRiple,” will Kroger still double it if it is 50 cents or less?

    • Sandra

      What do you have to buy to get the 25 bonus boxtops?

      • Rachel

        I think I got mine from buying three nature valley granola bar boxes or maybe it was the general mills cereal, not sure. I have two codes I'm not using if you want them.

    • Michele

      Okay I just went to Kroger to get in on the Mega event and get my progresso soup deal with the Catalina and when I checked out I didn't get it. I planned on doing several separate soup transactions but when I did the first one and the Catalina didn't print I asked the cashier. She told me since they were having this Mega event they took the Catalina off this week. Is this true? Did anyone get Catalinas on the Progresso?? My kids love this soup so I still bought 24 cans @ $.67 which is still a good deal but it would have been much better at $.31. I finally ran out from the Publix Italian Days Progresso deal from last winter when I got it for $.25 a can which was AWSESOME and wanted to stock up for the fall/winter. If I was supposed to get the Catalinas what do I need to do now? I got the Nature Valley catalina, they didn't seem to take that one off…