Here I will be sharing Kroger Couponing Secrets with you so you can feel confident that you’re saving the MAX amount of money you possibly can on the things your family needs most!
The short answer…EVERYWHERE!
Kroger Digital Coupons are something ANYONE can take advantage of and SO EASY!
- Simply go to Kroger.com (or download the Kroger app) and create an account (or login to your existing account). You will need to enter your Kroger Plus Loyalty Card Number.
- Load up to 150 coupons at a time to your card. This includes Kroger Cash Back Offers loaded to your card.
- At checkout, the coupon(s) will automatically deduct based on your purchases.
Kroger releases digital coupons DAILY. I have already written an entire post (and video!) dedicated to Kroger Digital coupons that you can view HERE. Please refer to that for any questions you may have regarding these.
Be sure to load your Kroger Best-Customer Bonus and Savings for You Coupons as well! These are coupons that ONLY YOU receive based on your shopping behavior.
The 3 main coupon inserts are as follows: RedPlum, Smartsource, Procter & Gamble. In my matchups these are abbreviated as RMN, SS & PG. You can find the date of the insert on the bind of the insert pack. It’s very small, but it’s there. That date is helpful when trying to locate a coupon you haven’t clipped yet.
Some of you might receive what’s referred to as the “Sunday Bag” on your mailbox every Sunday. Inside you’ll find that week’s ad circulars for local stores and that wee’ks coupon inserts. Some areas will receive them earlier in the week; however the majority of us will want to purchase the Sunday paper to receive all your coupons. You can order a subscription or you can find them at just about any gas station, local grocery store, big box stores, dollar stores, etc.
There are all kinds of whole insert and coupon clipping “services” from whom you can order additional inserts. For legal reasons, I do not promote these services here on my site.
ALWAYS CHECK to make sure the paper you are purchasing has the coupons inside. I’ve been burned a couple times…got home…no coupons! Ugh. That’s the worst. Usually on holiday weekends there are no coupon inserts (boo!), but sometimes they surprise you, so always check. Some weekends we will just get 1 or 2 inserts, some weekends we will get 4 or 5! I will alert you to what coupons you can expect in my Sunday Coupon Preview (published every Friday afternoon).
Coupon inserts will always have regional differences, so a coupon that your buddy in Texas gets might be different than what you receive. Coupons themselves will be regional as well as the value of the coupon.
Printable coupons can be found all over the internet! Many are hosted on coupons.com, but they can also be found on individual brand websites. These sites are constantly updating with new coupons, so check them often. The first of the month is the biggest day for new coupons so stay close to me then as I alert you to the best ones. I also update on what other printable coupons are available throughout the week, whether it be brand websites, bricks links (powered by coupons.com) or individual Smartsource links. Don’t worry if you don’t know what those are…all you have to do is click the link I provide and it will get you to the coupons! Many companies release coupons on their Facebook pages as well, so you may want to “like” some of your favorite brands to gain access to those.
Most printable coupons are limit 2 prints per computer. After you print your first copy, sometimes you can hit your browser back button a few times and it will print a 2nd copy. Sometimes you have to go back and click the original link to get your 2nd print. If you want more coupons, you need more computers/devices…or some really nice friends. 🙂 Sometimes a coupon will “reset” which means you will be able to print it 2 more times from the same link later on! Each of these coupons prints with a unique code.
Do not EVER copy a coupon. EVER. It is a punishable offense. Let’s say that again:
Some coupons will print with a store name or logo on them. For the most part, these are just regular manufacturer coupons that can be redeemed anywhere, despite the advertising. Read ALL about this HERE.
“Blinkies” are little machines that spit out coupons, usually found mounted near the product..but sometimes they can be found in random places. Feel free to take a couple!
“Peelie” coupons are offers attached to products that you PEEL off. These are ONLY for the customer purchasing the item. In my opinion, it is NOT okay to peel off coupons from items you are not buying! In fact, many of them will say they are only valid if removed by cashier.
“Hang Tags” are coupons that hang from the product themselves. Again, these are meant for the person PURCHASING the product. Not just up for grabsies!
Pads of coupons can be found throughout your store…either near the product, on a special display or in quite random places. Keep your eye out for these!! Take a couple for yourself and save for a sale!
This is the little machine that prints along with your receipt. Sometimes it has advertisements for upcoming Catalina deals and such, and at other times it spits out extra coupons based on your shopping behavior! You better believe if I buy International Delight coffee creamer – Coffee Mate will give me a coupon!
“On Your Next Order” (OYNO) Catalina coupons are a whole ‘nother story and are explained in detail HERE.
Now some of you might turn your nose up at this idea, but…dumpster diving! Hey, don’t knock it. You can get lots of freebies! Our local paper recycling bin contains ONLY paper and mostly newspaper, so it’s actually pretty clean! Just make sure it’s legal in your area, before you take the plunge!!
Chances are most of your friends and family are not using all of their coupons. Speak up and ask if you can save them from the trash! I have family members that give me their extra coupons and I repay them with some of the free stuff I got from using them! Seems like a fair deal to me.
Make sure to check inside the products you buy. Also sometimes manufacturers will put coupons on the box or inside the packaging so don’t throw away anything without a proper inspection!
Several magazines feature a few coupons per month…don’t let those get away!
Kroger put out their own monthly coupon booklets to be used exclusively in their stores. I try to always check near the Kroger Pharmacy to see if they have released any new booklets.
Just ask! I try to email a few companies each month to compliment them on a quality product (or give a valid complaint). In response many of them will mail me coupons! It only takes a few minutes of your time and the majority will respond with coupons. These coupons are usually higher value than ones you find anywhere else. To avoid bombarding your inbox with junk mail, I would definitely open a separate email account just for this purpose.
If you want to receive Kroger Home Mailers, be sure to create an online account HERE and confirm that your information is up-to-date. You will need to enter your Kroger Loyalty Card number to be sure it’s linked to your account. You will then start to receive booklets that include recipes and coupons (pictured above). Not all shoppers get the same booklets. These are based on your shopping behavior along with specific targeting.
Kroger also sends out quarterly coupons that are based on your shopping behavior. Sometimes they even include FREE product coupons or $$ off your total purchase. LOVE when these show up!! TIP: If you already have an online account set up and you are NOT receiving these, try going into your account and making a small change – like change your phone number or email. That may trigger it.
There are also a few rebate apps you’ll want to install. Many of these rebates can be combined WITH coupons (this is called stacking), which makes for some AMAZING deals at Kroger. I have already written full tutorials on these, so I will link you to each one below:
Now that you have all of these coupons, you are at risk of falling into the #1 trap that new couponers find themselves in. Find out what that is and how to avoid it in our next installment.