Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How Kroger Helps You Save - plus a Giveaway - 2 WINNERS!


Wednesday night, April 28th, I was invited to attend the V.I.B.E (Very Important Blogger Event) at my local Kroger, along with four other local 'money-saving, deal-loving, blogging ladies' (@RVABargains, @CouponClippin, @MrsMoneysaver and @MyFourMonkeys).  Our time was spent sharing and learning about ways Kroger helps you save money.

Kroger is a company that has been around since 1883 when Barney Kroger opened the first store in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  They have been in the Richmond, Virginia area since 2000.  They currently have 16 stores in the Richmond Metro Area and 9 of those store have Kroger Fuel Centers.  The stores & their fuel centers are aspects of Kroger that I am already well acquainted with - if you recall from my Weekly Savings Recaps - I most always have a Kroger fuel fill-up & a Kroger grocery trip for the week. What I wasn't familiar with was how involved Kroger is within our communities! 

In 2009, just here in the Richmond, Virginia area:
 * Kroger donated more than $120,000 to local nonprofit organizations through the 'Kroger Cares' Program.
* Kroger donated more than 132,000 pounds of fresh meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy and deli products to the Central Virginia Food Bank.
* Kroger donated $80,000 to the Richmond Chapter of the American Cancer Society in support of fighting Breast Cancer.
* Kroger awarded more than $120,000 in School Supplies & Equipment to 114 Richmond Metro Area Schools through their Plus Cards for Education Program!!!

We hear on the news every night how the schools in our state are struggling right now.  Teachers are getting laid off.  Student/Teacher ratios are growing.  Supplies & Equipment are dwindling & aging.  Our schools - our Teachers - and our Children are struggling right now.  We can help by just shopping!  This program supports ALL schools, public or private.  You can select your children's schools or your grand-children's schools.  If you don't have children you can choose to support the schools for your family members or your friends children. Supporting our schools is so important!!!  You can go here to read more about the Kroger Plus Cards for Education & to link your Kroger Plus Card to the school of your choice that you would like to support, just by doing your regular weekly shopping!


Since I have shared all the wonderful ways that Kroger helps & supports our local communities - let me share with you how they help you.  Kroger is dedicated to be the "Right Store. Right Price" for everything that you need.  Their stores offer a wide variety of fresh products in clean stores with great personal service to provide a pleasant one-stop shopping experience.  Kroger Mid-Atlantic doubles manufacturer coupons up to and including $.50 cents daily.  They offer an additional 5% savings for Senior Citizens on Tuesdays.  The Kroger Company offers their trusted brands; Private Selection, Kroger Brands and Value Brands at competitively low prices because they manufacturer most of those products themselves & pass those savings along to their customers.

Additionally, by shopping at Kroger you can save at the pump with their Kroger Fuel Centers.  Did you know that you can save up to $1 per gallon on fuel at Kroger?!  Gas is such a large part of every families budget these days!  How can you save, you ask?  It's easy!  For every 100 points you earn you receive 10 cents off per gallon of fuel for one fill-up (up to 35 gallons).  You can accrue up to & carry over 1000 points each month - which equals $1 off per gallon!  How do you earn these points, you ask?  That's easy, too!

There are 3 Ways to earn points in Kroger Stores:  
1) Your spending on your groceries.  $100 = 100 points.  
2) Have your Prescriptions (Non-federally funded) filled at your local Kroger Pharmacies.  2 Prescriptions = 100 points.  
3) Double Gift Card Points.  $50 in Gift Cards = 100 points. 

There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn.  You can only use up to 1000 points ($1 off) for a fill-up, though.  Unless you are a 1-2-3 REWARDS MasterCard holder & that will entitle you to an additional 5cents off at the pump - so a possibility of $1.05 off per gallon!  Points earned in the current month are available for use through the end of the following month.  Points do not combine from month to month.  Points less than 100 drop off at the end of each month. 


Win It: Now here is the fun part.  Since Kroger is such a great store - they gave me TWO $25 Kroger Gift Cards to pass along to my readers! Your first required entry is to visit Kroger.com and tell me how Kroger could help you save.  This is a mandatory entry & must be done first, before any extra entries can count.  Please leave your email address in each of your comments or make sure that it is visible in your Blogger profile. 

Extra Entries:(leave a comment for each one)
* Follow Saving Our Way on Twitter
* Follow Kroger on Twitter
* Tweet about this giveaway: See how @KrogerCo can help you save - and Giveaway - 2 Winners - $25 #Kroger Gift Cards!  #giveaways @savingourway  http://bit.ly/aaixdt
* Become a follower of Saving Our Way through Google Friend
* Vote for my Reusable Bag Design in the Kroger 3rd Annual Design A Bag Contest!
* "Like" Saving Our Way's Facebook Fan Page
* Subscribe to my FREE daily email update:

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The giveaway is open until 11:59pm EDT, May 12, 2010.  Two winners will be chosen by random.org.  Each winner will receive one $25 Giftcard from Kroger.  The winners will be announced on this site & they will be emailed.  If the winners have not responded to claim their prize within 48 hours - a new winner will be chosen.  Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only & you must be 18 or older.


I want to thank the Kroger Company for inviting me to the V.I.B.E. (Very Important Blogger Event) event.  I had a wonderful time & learned a lot!  I was provided with a gift bag, coupons and a $25 Kroger Gift Card, along with the two $25 Kroger Gift Cards that I am giving away to my readers in this post, for attending the event.  The opinions in this post are solely mine and no compensation was received as influence towards the content I've provided.  Furthermore, I was not required to post a review to attend this event. Please refer to my Disclaimer if you have any further questions.



124 comments:

frugalfanatic said...

I shop at Kroger every week! I save money weekly mainly by using coupons, that Kroger generously doubles up to .50. I also visit kroger.com weekly and download e-coupons onto my Kroger card. I'd love to win the gift card! Thanks for the opportunity!
sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

frugalfanatic said...

I follow via email!
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King J's Queen said...

I shop at Kroger regularly. One of the ways they help me save is when they drastically lower the prices on certain items I stock in our pantry or freezer. For example, when they put Kroger brand salad dressings or frozen vegetables on their 10 for $10 promo. I end up stocking large quantities of both.

This is a great giveaway!

King J's Queen said...

I already follow S.O.W. through Google Friend. :-)

King J's Queen said...

I tweeted, too.
@KingJsQueenE

King J's Queen said...

I am now following @savingourway on Twitter.

King J's Queen said...

And...I am following @KrogerCo on Twitter, too.

King J's Queen said...

And, finally, I "Like" your Facebook Fan Page.

Kim said...

I love Kroger. I think their sales are the best in town. I also love how they have ecoupons on their site that allow you to save even more money.

Kim said...

I am following you on Twitter now.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Kroger is our primary grocery store and already helps us save in so many ways -- including in-home mailers, online coupons, loyalty card, and of course the 1-2-3 REWARDS MasterCard. Our Kroger triples coupons up to $0.35 and we love shopping clearance :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following @savingourway on Twitter
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following @KrogerCo on Twitter
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following Saving Our Way with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Voted for Bag #7266 in the Kroger 3rd Annual Design A Bag Contest
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I like Saving Our Wayon Facebook
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Subscribed to Saving Our Way by email
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StephanieC said...

Kroger can help me save by doubling coupons!! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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StephanieC said...

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StephanieC said...

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Pat said...

Kroger doubles coupon up to 50 cents.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I save at Kroger by buying their stores brands and using coupons.

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Rebecca Graham said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

Facebook Fan of Saving our Way: Rebecca Honey Graham

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mommy2luke2008 said...

Kroger already saves me on my gas!! It's the only place I fill up!!!
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mommy2luke2008 said...

Following you on twitter @getinonthewins
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mommy2luke2008 said...

I follow Kroger on twitter @getinonthewins
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mommy2luke2008 said...

I tweeted about this giveaway
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mommy2luke2008 said...

I subscribe to your emails
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Kim said...

I became a follower.

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Kim said...

I am now following Kroger on Twitter.
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Kim said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.
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moushka said...

I shop 2-3 times a week there. They save me so much money on everything I need to buy by having great sales and promotions.

moushka said...

Kroger Twitter Follower!

moushka said...

Email Subscriber!

EatHealthyLiveWell said...

I can pair Kroger's great sales with coupons for awesome savings, and I load the Kroger card with e-coupons. Love them! Thanks for offering the giveaway!
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EatHealthyLiveWell said...

I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect
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EatHealthyLiveWell said...

I voted for your bag design. Cute idea!
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Leah said...

I visit Kroger.com almost every day to see if there are any new coupons I can load on my shoppers card or new ones to print. I can use them at Fred Meyer, which is a Kroger affiliate here in WA.

And, I have been following you via Google for quite a while, that counts doesn't it? Thanks for entering my give-away too!

lorenz_l at comcast dot net.

Ryan said...

I was at Kroger in April but this would help my aunt save b/c we would give it to her to buy things for our cousin. (we don't have them in Fl_

mommy2luke2008 said...

daily tweet
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Will Russell said...

Kroger could help me save with their Dream Bouquet for only $29.99!

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Will Russell said...

Voted for your design!

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Will Russell said...

Liked the Saving Our Way facebook fan page.

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Kristi said...

They have great coupons on their website.

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Christine said...

Kroger allows you to load ecoupons to increase your savings.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

Mari said...

The best way that Kroger helps us save is by offering a rewards card with ecoupons that can be loaded on to it. My local Krogers also accepts expired coupons, which is a plus, and has an advantage over other stores.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

follow you on twitter as LuckyDuckyToo

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Mari said...

follow Kroger on twitter as LuckyDuckyToo

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Mari said...

gfc

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Mari said...

email subscriber

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Mari said...

voted for your bag at Kroger

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Coupon Teacher said...

The 10 for $10 sales are great!

Tammy said...

With a Kroger Plus Card I can save money.

BabySpice said...

Kroger saves me money by doubling coupons up to $.60!

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BabySpice said...

Now following you on Twitter.

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BabySpice said...

Now following Kroger on Twitter.

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BabySpice said...

I 'Like' you on Facebook.

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BabySpice said...

Voted for your bag.

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BabySpice said...

Following via Google Friend.

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BabySpice said...

Tweeted about the giveaway via YellowTennessee.

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BabySpice said...

Now subscribe to your blog via email.

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mommy2luke2008 said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/getinonthewins/status/13727808011
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Heather said...

I love to take advantage of the Kroger coupons online that I can add to my Kroger card, so I get even more savings when I shop!
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Heather said...

I now follow Saving Our Way on Twitter!
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Heather said...

I now follow Kroger on Twitter!
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Heather said...

I now follow your blog through google!

Heather said...

I voted for your bag!
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Heather said...

I "like" you on FB!
(FB name Heather "Moe" Stevens)
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robin said...

Kroger helps me save with great sales....also I save at the gas pump with my points!


runfromreality@bellsouth.net

robin said...

voted for your bag!

robin said...

following on twitter!

robin said...

tweet and retweeted!
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Mari said...

voted for your bag

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E said...

following kroger on twitter

~eunice b
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E said...

following saving our way on twitter

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E said...

kroger has excellent prices...combine coupons and wow! :-)

~eunice b
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E said...

http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/13750154979

tweeted

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Dawn said...

probably the best way kroger helps us save, is their double coupons, and ecoupons :) they rock!
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Dawn said...

i follow you through google :)
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Dawn said...

i like you on facebook ;)
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Dawn said...

email subscriber :)
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Dawn said...

i also voted for your bag, it is super cute :)
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Jamie said...

I love Kroger...they help me save by allowing me to add coupons to my kroger plus card via shortcuts!

Mari said...

http://mobile.twitter.com/luckyduckytoo/status/13767395948

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Romapr said...

By shopping at Kroger, they help me save $ on gas. I use this and always get my gas with them. I also save by loading digital coupons right onto my card. I bring my rewards card and make sure to use it every time I shop there. I love their sales. Many times I can find 10 for $10 deals. Thanks!

Romapr said...

Following you on twitter @romapr09

Romapr said...

Follow Kroger on twitter @romapr09

Romapr said...

I tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/13769429002

Romapr said...

Following you publicly on google friend conncet under romapr

Romapr said...

Voted for your Reusable Bag Design on Kroger's site.

Romapr said...

I liked Saving Our Way on facebook

Christine said...

Kroger's double coupons and sales help me save.

Christine
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Romapr said...

I subscribed by email. romapup at gmail dot com

Mikki said...

Kroger helps me save with digital coupons, online printable coupons and by having awesome in-store sales!

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Mikki said...

I follow you on twitter! @michrick8185

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Mikki said...

I follow Kroger on Twitter!
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Mikki said...

I tweeted this giveaway! http://twitter.com/Michrick8185/status/13789666910

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Mikki said...

I am a GFC follower

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Mikki said...

I voted for your bag, it is so pretty!!

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Connie said...

I love Kroger. They help me save by giving me credit for bringing reusable bags and offering printable coupons on their site along with coupons I can load onto my Kroger card.

Connie said...

I follow on GFC.

Connie said...

I voted for your bag!

Steph said...

Kroger helps me save by offering double and sometimes triple coupons!!

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Steph said...

Following you on Twitter (1day1dollar)

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Steph said...

Following Kroger on Twitter (1day1dollar)

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Steph said...

Tweet:

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Steph said...

Blog follower!

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Mari said...

voted for your bag

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Mari said...

tweet

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Mikki said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/Michrick8185/status/13859133900

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L said...

Kroger helps me save by allowing me to load coupons onto my Kroger card.

Luvdaylilies said...

The Loyalty card alone can save you money=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

I now follow you on twitter~Luvdaylilies
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Luvdaylilies said...

I now follow Kroger on twitter~Luvdaylilies
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Luvdaylilies said...

I tweeted=)
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I now follow your blog via Google=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

Thank You for Voting
Your vote has been received for Bag #7266. Please come
back tomorrow if you want to vote for this bag again.
I voted for your bag=)
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Mari said...

voted for your bag.


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Mari said...

tweet

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