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Krogers NEW coupon Policy October 30, 2011

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KROGERS NEW COUPON POLICY for Cincinnati/Dayton District as of October 10, 2011

*Krogers reserves the right to limit no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the same product, each coupon value considered (1) coupon in the same transaction.

*Limit One Manufacturer Coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased

*Expired Coupons are NOT accepted

*Couponed item will not be sold to dealers

NOTE:  The Store Manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of any coupon.

*Krogers DOES accept Internet Coupons!

Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons (Print at Home Coupons)

*Free Item” internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met.

*Only one internet coupon per item will be accepted

*Only two internet coupons per manufacturer per Customer, per day.

*internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted.

            -Blurry

            -Out of proportion

            -Do not scan properly

            -Appear to be altered in any way

Doubling (If Applicable)

*Manufacturers coupons 50 cents and below will automatically be doubled (example:  Coupon is $0.35, it will double to $0.70).

*Doubling does not apply to the following coupons

-FREE                                    -Retail Food Store Coupons

-Kroger                                   -Electronic Coupons

-Catalina                               -Items Prohibited by Law

 

For a complete list of All of Krogers Policies please go here

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Kroger’s New Coupon Policy October 12, 2011

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Walgreens Coupon Policy June 19, 2011

Filed under: Store Policies,Walgreens Match-Ups — tightwadmama @ 5:38

 

 

 

 

Make sure to read and understand your coupon policies before you begin to shop with coupons at the store.  Believe me, this helps with frustration and embarrassment at the store.  Print off a copy of the Walgreen’s Policy here

 

 

 

Here are the basics, but if you are printing off to keep in your binder make sure to do it here

 

 

 

 

Guidelines:

General 

  • All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
  • Walgreens does not accept expired coupons.
  • Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
  • Competitor coupons are not accepted at Walgreens.
  • Walgreens cannot accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
  • The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTMmanufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
  • Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines will be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.

Sale Items 

  • Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
  • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

Multiple Coupons 

  • When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons 

  • When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
  • Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.

Internet/Print at Home Coupons 

  • Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.

Register RewardsTM coupons 

Earning Register RewardsTM

  • Register RewardsTMwill only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
  • Register RewardsTMcan only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions.
  • There is a limit of one Register RewardsTM(RR) printed per offer per customer per transaction.
  • Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.

Redeeming Register RewardsTM

  • Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTMagainst the same offer may not receive another RR.
  • Refer to Register RewardsTMcoupon for expiration date.
  • The RR coupon value cannot exceed the total purchase amount. No cash back and no cash value for RR coupon.
  • The number of manufacturer coupons, including RR manufacturer coupons, must not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
  • Register RewardsTMmust be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
  • Register RewardsTMcannot be used toward the purchase of gift cards and pre-paid cards.
  • Register RewardsTMcan be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
    • Prescriptions
    • Tobacco products
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Dairy products
    • Lottery tickets
    • Money orders/transfers
    • Transportation passes
    • Special event/entertainment tickets or passes
    • Postage stamps
    • Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid/Green DotTMcards
    • Prescription Savings Club” memberships
    • Health care services, including immunizations
    • Any items prohibited by law
 

Things to Know when Shopping at Kroger May 4, 2011

Filed under: Kroger Match-Ups,Store Policies — tightwadmama @ 5:38

Things to Know When Shopping at Kroger!

 

 

 

*Weekly ads are located at www.kroger.com

 

 

 

*You MUST have a Krogers Reward Card to get the sale prices!  Very easy to sign up and if you don’t have your card all of the time….that’s okay, the cashier can look it up by using your phone number.

 

 

*Coupon NEW Policy (As of October 10, 2011….Cincinnati/Dayton District):

*Krogers reserves the right to limit no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the same product, each coupon value considered (1) coupon in the same transaction.

*Limit One Manufacturer Coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased

*Expired Coupons are NOT accepted

*Couponed item will not be sold to dealers

 

NOTE:  The Store Manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of any coupon.

 

*Krogers DOES accept Internet Coupons!

Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons (Print at Home Coupons)

 

*Free Item” internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met.

*Only one internet coupon per item will be accepted

*Only two internet coupons per manufacturer per Customer, per day.

*internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted.

            -Blurry

            -Out of proportion

            -Do not scan properly

            -Appear to be altered in any way

 

Doubling (If Applicable)

 

*Manufacturers coupons 50 cents and below will automatically be doubled (example:  Coupon is $0.35, it will double to $0.70).

*Doubling does not apply to the following coupons

-FREE                                    -Retail Food Store Coupons

-Kroger                                   -Electronic Coupons

-Catalina                               -Items Prohibited by Law

 

*Kroger’s Does NOT accept other competitors coupons or Catalina coupons from other stores.

 

*Kroger’s has a NEW Mega Sale Policy: 

Kroger’s has always had their Mega Sales set up that if you bought 10 participating products, you would get $5 off (in one chunk) at the end of the order.  If you purchased 40 participating products, you would see 4- $5 off’s at the end of your receipt.  FROM NOW ON….they WILL NOT DO THAT!  Instead of a $5 chunk off, the register will automatically lower each of the 10 items $0.50 lower when 10 participating items are purchased.

What does this mean for you?  In the past Kroger’s had allowed us to use a $1 off coupon for an item ringing up $1.00 in the Mega Sale (therefore when the $5 is taken off at the end…”technically” the product was now $0.50) we called the item a “money maker.”  Since the product will automatically lower to $.50, the coupon will only be worth $0.50 and the cashier will have to modify the coupon down to $0.50 and write on it.  You will still get the item for FREE; just no more overages will be given. 

To clarify….you would not have been handed money back after a transaction, Kroger’s would just allow you to use the whole $1 off because they were still getting the FULL $1 back from the manufacturer.  Meaning they were not losing any money.   Now since the product itself will lower to $0.50, the manufacturer will only reimburse $0.50 so Kroger’s can NO LONGER allow overages on an order.

*Krogers Digital Coupon Policy: (from their website www.kroger.com )

Digital Coupons Policy 

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

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

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

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

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

~The registers at Kroger’s now will BEEP if you have an electronic coupon (via shortcuts.com, cellfire.com, krogers.com, etc) and try to use a Paper manufacturer coupon as well.  They cashier is not allowed to except both.  If you have a higher dollar amount paper coupon I advise you not to select that small amount electronic coupon because those will automatically come off of your order and they DO NOT double….and if they automatically come off of your order you can’t use the paper coupon too.

*Kroger Save on Fuel Program: (from their website www.kroger.com )

 

What is the new fuel program?
The new fuel program allows you to receive greater discounts on fuel purchases. For each increment of 100 Points redeemed at the pump, 10¢ off per gallon is awarded up to $1 off per gallon. Example:

  • 100 Points = 10¢ off per gallon of fuel for 1 fill-up
  • 200 Points = 20¢ off per gallonof fuel for 1 fill-up
  • 1,000 Points = $1 off per gallon of fuel for 1 fill-up

Does the 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® still give an additional 5¢ per gallon discount?
Yes, 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® Customers will save an extra 5¢ per gallon when they redeem their discount and pay at the pump with their 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard®.

How do I earn Points?
There are three ways to earn Points in Kroger stores:

  • Spending on Groceries (normal exclusions apply): $100 in Groceries = 100 Points
  • Non-federally funded Prescriptions: 2 Prescriptions = 100 Points
  • Double Gift Card Points (normal exclusions apply): $50 in Gift Cards = 100 Points

Do Gift Card purchases count toward Points?
Yes, with the exception of Kroger Gift Cards, Green Dot cards, MoneyPaks, and Western Union prepaid cards. All remaining Gift Card purchases count toward your Points. In fact, for every $50 you purchase in Gift Cards, you’ll receive DOUBLE Points (100 Points). Normal exclusions apply.

How can I find out how many Points I have?
Current Points can be located on the bottom of your Kroger receipt.

Is there a limit of how many Points a Customer can earn?
No, there is not a limit on the number of Points you can earn.

Is there a limit of how many Points a Customer can redeem at once?
YES, there IS a limit of 1,000 Points that can be used in a single fuel fill-up. Customers not using a1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® can get up to $1 off per gallon of fuel (1,000 Points). Customers with a 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® can get up to $1.05 off per gallon of fuel (1,000 Points, and 5¢ per gallon when you use your 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard®).

What happens if I have more than 1,000 Points earned?
The Points, in excess of the 1,000 that can be used at once, will remain on your card to be used at a later time.

How has the process at the pump changed?

  • If you do not identify yourself as a Plus Card or1-2-3REWARDS® MasterCard® holder, everything will work the same.
  • If you identify yourself as a Plus Card or1-2-3REWARDS® MasterCard® holder and have not earned enough Points to qualify for a discount, everything will work the same. 
  • If you identify yourself as a Plus Card or 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® holder and have earned a fuel discount, the pump will prompt you “USE $X.XX/GAL REWARD? Y/N” – If you select YES, you will receive the discount as a roll-back of the regular price at the pump.

When will the discounted fuel price show on the pump?
When you scan or swipe your Plus Card or1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® the price will not roll back instantly. You must first choose the form of payment and whether or not you want to use your discount before the price rolls back.

Can customers choose not to use their discount at the fuel pump?
Yes, you will be prompted whether you want to use your Points or not.

How long are the Points good for?
Points earned in the current month are available for use through the end of the next month. This program is for a limited time only and may end at any point.

Can customers use only part of their Points in a single transaction?
No. Using the Points is an all or none decision.

Where is this program running?
Points can be earned and redeemed at all Kroger Fuel Centers inCincinnati andDayton.

What happens if the current month’s unredeemed Points total is larger than the previous month’s unredeemed Points total?
Customers will always receive the highest discount available. For example, if you have 200 unredeemed Points in January, and 300 unredeemed Points in February, the 30¢ per gallon discount will be offered first (the greater of the two). Once you use this discount, the 20¢ per gallon discount will be offered next, as long as it is used before the end of February.

Do customers have to register for this new program?
No. Customers can use their existing Plus Card or 1-2-3 REWARDS® MasterCard® to receive these fuel discounts. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card you can sign up for one at www.kroger.com.

More questions?
For more information, feel free to call 1-800-KROGERS.