How to Shop a Kroger Mega Event

kroger mega event

What is a Mega Event?

A mega event is a promotion that Kroger does several times a year. Unlike typical 10 for $10 sales, you MUST purchase the quantity of items specified in that particular promo in order to receive the mega sale discount. For example, “Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 off instantly”. You must purchase in increments of 10 in order to receive the additional $0.50 off per item. You can mix and match these items and receive the discount as long as you purchase in multiples of 10 in the same transaction.

Here’s what the ad will look like. When you see this, start to get really excited because you’re about to save a LOT of money! :) The ad will outline the price BEFORE mega sale discount, and also after. I always just pay attention to the bottom number.

Here is an example of a mega event sale tag. Notice there is a “sale price” of $1.49, and then a 2nd price of $0.99  if you purchase 10 participating items.

The mega discount will come off immediately at checkout when the item is scanned. Typically you will see a participating item marked on the receipt with a < + symbol.

Not all participating mega sale items will be advertised in the sale ad. There are almost always tons more items that will just be identified by in-store signage, so be on the lookout for those mega sale tags!


Tips on Keeping Track of Items While Shopping

Since it’s very important to keep track of how many mega items you are purchasing so that you don’t miss out on the extra discount, you’ll need a system. There are many ways to keep track of your mega items, but I’ll give you a few tips. What the picture above shows is my current method. As soon as I walk in the store, I take a few of my reusable shopping bags, open them up and place them inside my cart. I then place all my mega sale items in the bags as I shop.

Once your bag contains 10 items, you close it up! No more hiding in the last aisle at Kroger counting 50 items!

If I don’t plan on getting too crazy, I will reserve one bag for non-mega sale items. Or you can throw non-megas in the bottom of your cart. (great idea Carrie!)

Or, if you’re really diligent about keeping track of items that enter your cart, you can do the old fashioned tally system on your shopping list. Do what works for you…just make sure you keep track! You do NOT want to get through checkout just to realize you counted wrong. If this DOES happen, you have a couple of options.

Scenario #1: You’re counting mega sale items as you put them on the belt at checkout and only count 48 items. If you know what other 2 items you want to grab, just have the cashier ring up 2 extra of that item and go get them off the shelf AFTER you checkout.

Scenario #2: You don’t catch the mistake until after you checkout, maybe even after you get home. Just go pick up any extra mega sale items that you need and take them along with your receipt to the customer service desk and they will make it right.


Reward Limits

Sometimes there are limits to how many mega items you can purchase in the same transaction, sometimes not. If no limit is advertised in the ad or on the sale tags, you may want to ask before you start shopping. If the limit is 5 rewards, that means you can purchase 50 items (if it’s a buy 10, save $5 sale). If you want to purchase more than that, you’ll need to separate your transactions (if permitted) or just come back another day.

I hope this helps answer some of your questions on how a mega sale works at Kroger. Feel free to leave a comment if there’s something I didn’t think of or if you have additional questions! 

Oh, and one more thing…

Here’s what your face is going to look like as you marvel at your receipt when you get into your car! :)

 

2014 UPDATE: Check out my new video that walks you through the process!





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Deals From My Inbox!

I really appreciate all of the awesome reader submitted deals I have been getting lately. Here are several deals that I just didn’t have time to post individually but I thought that some of you may benefit from. Clearance deals/manager specials will always vary by location, but these great finds should encourage you to always check those clearance tables/bins!

“Maple Grove Farms pure maple syrup, regularly $7.49 marked down to $3.49″
(thanks Amanda J)


“Kashi Berry Blossoms cereal with a bonus Kashi bar attached marked down to $2.19, used a Kroger coupon and also the free fruit wyb Kashi printable (no longer available)”
(thanks Amanda J)


“Quaker 90 calorie bars on closeout for $0.73″
(thanks Rhi)
Print Quaker Coupons


“I found the bop it game at my Kroger on sale for $10.00 originally $20.00 plus I had a $3 coupon so only $7 bucks.”
(thanks Christy M)
Print Bop-It Coupons


“The 3 pack of Fleischmann’s yeast at my Kroger are 10/$10. Use any of the $0.40 coupons found HERE to make them just $0.20 each when doubled!”
(thanks Christy H)


“I picked up a Garnier face wash for $1.70 that was without coupon. They also had Progresso Panko breadcrumbs and regular breadcrumbs on closeout. I know I had a $0.50 panko coupon so I got it for around $0.40.”
(thanks Danielle)
Find Garnier Cleanser Coupon
Find Progresso Bread Crumbs Coupons


“Nuts in produce section apparently not in for a mark-down yet. But “seasonal” liquid coffee creamers had clearance sign. Got 32 oz. International Delight WITH a 55¢ Kroger e-coupon (expires today) for 94¢. (No garish orange “mgr. special” sticker to foil the e-Q.)”
(thanks Roseanne)


“So I was strolling the aisles yesterday and discovered Welch’s Essentials Juice 64 oz bottle is on sale 3/$5 & there’s $1 hangtags I found at Safeway making each bottle only .67! The coupons expire at the end of the month & I stocked up. I was so stoked to find this deal because its hard to find a good sale on Welch’s and the regular price is almost $4. “
(thanks Delia)
Find more Welch’s Coupons


“Check your Krogers I found in the closeout today bug spray for summer on special for 1.39 and they had a $1.00 off peelie attatched!!”
(thanks Brenna)


“There is a blinkie for Fisher nuts. Found some bags of nuts in the Manager Special bin making final price under $2!”
(thanks Lauren)


Glade Deals:
“Found Glade candles in Manager’s Special bins and had coupons!”
(thanks Lauren)

“The winter collection candles are $1.25 at my store and you can use the $2/2 on glade winter collection items (facebook page) to make them only $.25 a piece! One of my candles even rang up for $.99 (the green one) so that one was free.”
(thanks Laura)

“The apple cinnamon scent all red jar is ringing up at .99 cents! I used the $1.50 off 2 coupon so paid .25 cents each! Love them.”
(thanks Rebecca)

“I got spray for .25 and oil candles refill packs for 2/.75!”
(thanks Stephanie)

Print Glade coupons


“I am not a coffee drinker, but I saw this today at the Kroger in Woodlawn/Wyoming…on Springfield Pike.”
(thanks Stephanie) 


“Krusteaz Bakery Style Shortbread Cookie Mix on closeout for $0.59″
(thanks Sara)
Find Krusteaz Coupons


“My Krogers in the Mid Atlantic Area had Dream Lites 50% off making them $14.99 each”
(thanks Dee)


Have you joined the Kroger Krazies Facebook group yet? We’re sharing all kinds of deals, swapping stories, posting shopping hauls, and more so come on over! Also if you’re missing my posts in your Facebook feed, you’ll see them all there. (just click the join group button and I will approve you!)




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Covergirl Products as low as $0.05 at Kroger with Mega Sale!

While Cover Girl was NOT listed as a mega sale inclusion, these products ARE included! They will probably not be marked at your store, and are not on sale…they will just generate the $1 off per item mega sale discount when you purchase 5 participating mega items.

The eye shadows are only $2.55 at my store, plus we have a Cover Girl coupons available as well that will make them as low as $0.05 after mega sale discount!

Cover Girl Single Eye Shadow or Select Applicators – $1.55 (wyb 5 participating items)
Buy 2, Use $3/2 CoverGirl Product from 12/30 PG (exp 1/31)
Final cost is as low as $0.05 each!

Thanks so much to Ebony for letting us know! As you can see from her receipt, each of the items she purchased have the ( < + ) mega sale identifier.




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New Nabisco Snack Wells/100 Calorie Coupon!

Hurry to print the new Nabisco Facebook coupon for January! This one is limited to the first 50,000…so be sure to print sooner than later and save for a sale!

$1/1 Package of Nabisco SnackWell’s Cookies, Pretzels, Popcorn or Nabisco 100 Calorie packs




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Awesome Deal on Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes with Kroger Mega Sale!

This past weekend we received a Charmin coupon in our P&G insert. Kroger has Charmin Freshmates for $1.79 ($2.19 for some) with the Mega Sale this week. Paired with the coupon you can get these for ONLY $1.29, down from $3.19! Seems like we are always running out of these and they are a MUST!

Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes (40 ct) – $1.79 – $2.19
Use $0.25/1 Charmin Product from 12/30 PG (exp 1/31) (doubles to $0.50)
Final cost is as low as $1.29!




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New Yoplait Simplait Coupon = FREE at Kroger!?

We have a new Yoplait coupon available to print!! Yoplait is on sale for $0.50 this week at Kroger, and these are almost ALWAYS included so they’ll be FREE after the doubled coupon! I will confirm this for sure tomorrow when my sale cycle for the week starts. Even without a sale, these will only be $0.30.

$0.30 off ONE CUP Yoplait Simplait™ Yogurt

Yoplait Simplait Yogurt – $0.50
Use $0.30/1 Cup of Yoplait Simplait Yogurt printable (doubles to $0.60)
Final cost cost is FREE!




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New Larabar Coupon for Kroger Sale!

 There’s a new Larabar coupon to print that pairs perfectly with this Kroger sale! Larabars and Uber Bars are on sale for $1.00 at Kroger right now, making them $0.75 after the coupon!

$0.75 off 3 LARABAR, UBER OR JOCALAT bars

Larabar or Uber Bar (1.42 – 1.8 oz) – $1.00
Buy 3, Use $0.75/3 LARABAR, UBER OR JOCALAT bars printable
Final cost is $0.75 each!
{or $0.50 each if doubled}




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New Old El Paso Coupon = Cheap Seasoning Packets & more at Kroger!

 Yay! We have a new Old El Paso coupon available to print! These taco seasoning packets are only $0.59 with the coupon and you can grab some taco shells for $1.09 each. Plus, if your store is a high doubler you can get an even better deal!

$0.60 off 3 Old El Paso products

Old El Paso Seasoning Packet – $0.79 (Reg Price)
Buy 3, Use $0.60/3 Old El Paso products printable
Final cost is $0.59 each
{or $0.39 each if doubled}

Old El Paso Taco Shells – $1.29 (Reg Price)
Buy 3, Use $0.60/3 Old El Paso products printable
Final cost is $1.09 each
{or $0.89 each if doubled}




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Two New Weight Watchers Coupons!

We have two new Weight Watchers coupons available to print this morning!! These are nice value coupons so be sure to print your copies now in anticipation for those healthy and diet foods sales we will be seeing this month!

$1.00 off 1 Weight Watcher cheese or cream cheese $1.00 off 1 Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty Carton




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NEW Pampers Wipes Coupon for Kroger Mega Sale!

$0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger

The Pampers Wipes coupon is back this month! These are part of the Kroger Mega Sale, so print your coupon now! I know most of us were spoiled with FREE wipes back in November, so if you’re stocked up…maybe print for another mom in need. :)

Pampers Baby Wipes (64-72 ct) – $1.99 (wyb 5 participating items)
Use $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes printable (doubles to $1.00)
Final cost is $0.99

**Remember, this sale doesn’t start until Wed for many of us. Check your ad for sale cycle dates.




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