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*Expired* Kroger Freebies 4 Mom

by Freebies4Mom on June 21, 2008 9:48 pm

I wanted to share with you what I got for free today at Kroger. I divided my freebies into categories to help you learn how you can get a few freebies at your grocery store. Please note that I shop at Kroger in Houston, the sales start on Thursday, and my store doubles & triples coupons. Check your local Kroger ad here.

The Grocery Gathering is my favorite resource for weekly Kroger deals because they link to the deals for three different regions. Money Saving Mom is my favorite resource for great coupons and some hot deals at Kroger.

Sale + Coupon
Oral-B Indicator Floss FREE (on sale for $1 (regular price $2.79), use $1 coupon from 6/1 P&G; insert, thanks Money Saving Mom for this Walmart deal -it’s a Kroger deal too!)

Try It Free
Sometimes you just get a great coupon that allows you to try something for free. Often you will see “Buy X and get Y FREE”. I consider these freebies only if “X” is something I am normally buying regardless of the coupon. This happened this week because I had Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on my list. Well, if I bought three of them at 79 cents each, I would get to use my Save $3 on Planters printable coupon (thanks, Kari). So I picked up a 12 oz. package of Planters Cocktail Peanuts for $2.89. After considering my coupon overage, I really only paid for two Mac & Cheese boxes and got the peanuts and one box for free.

Or you just get a great coupon:
Muir Glen Tomato Paste FREE (on sale for $0.79, use $1 coupon on purple Quick Print box or on Coupons.com, this was a deal I knew to look for after seeing this product priced under $1 at HEB)

Pasta Roni Nature’s Way FREE (regular price $1, use $0.50 coupon (doubles) on SmartSource, thanks My Two Cents)

Excedrin Migraine 24 ct. FREE (on sale for $1.99 (regular price $4.19), use the $2 printable here, thanks My Two Cents)

Excedrin Extra Strength 10 ct. FREE (on sale $1 (regular price $1.99), use the $1 coupon from 5/4 SmartSource insert)

Land O’Frost Taste Escapes FREE (this great printable coupon was accessible in the sweeps, but alas they are no longer offering it when you enter)

Register Error
I noticed that the cashier scanned the Kroger grahams and they rang up full-price. I pointed out to him the marked down sticker that said $0.49 and he simply took the full-price off and did not ring up the $0.49 price so I got them for FREE. Could this be an example of Kroger’s policy that My Two Cents told me about?

Cashier Omitting
Sometimes your cashier will not ring up an item. It’s not like those three strawberry applesauce cups marked down for 10 cents each were hiding in my cart, my cashier simply choose not to scan them (well, they weren’t scannable because they were missing their outer cardboard packaging with scan bar) and did not enter a price for them. I didn’t realize this until after I got home and studied my receipt closely.

Coupon Overage
I never expect to get any coupon overage, but it often happens. This is fine with me, and fine with the store (the store should get fully reimbursed for all legitimate coupons used). Here are a few items that my coupon overage of $1.68 allowed me to sneak into my freebie photo today.
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $0.79 (bought so I could use the $3 Planter’s coupon here, thanks Kari)
Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad $0.20 (after printable 40 cent coupon (doubled) here, thanks My Two Cents)
Wacky Mac $0.49 (after $0.50 coupon (doubled) from 5/18 Red Plum insert)

Satisfaction Guarantee
Sometimes companies offer a “satisfaction guarantee” to encourage you to try a new product with the promise that a refund will be easy to request if you are not satisfied with the product for any reason. So, I’m trying Tetley Iced Tea today, here’s the satisfaction guarantee. It is possible that I can request a full refund if I am not satisfied with this product.

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Kroger has eCoupons available to load onto your Kroger Plus Card. I’ll be updating you as these coupons change and good deals emerge. You can also access printable coupons that are offered by Coupons.com.

Kroger also has free samples available to request. Right now they are offering a free sample of Nicoderm, but in the past they have had numerous free sample offers available to anyone (not just Kroger card holders).

Was this useful? I don’t plan on posting my Kroger freebies every week, but I will when I find some new freebies worth mentioning. What else are you getting for FREE at Kroger?

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Alison June 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm

At the Kroger's I go to they have items that are marked manager's special. These are items that have been clearanced. I have gotten items for free because of this! One time I went they had Sally Hansen Hard As Nails polish clearanced to a dollar, the box had a coupon for a dollar off so I was able to get the item for free! Tonight I found Quattro cartridges clearanced to 2.79! The other night I found some Healing Garden body wash I liked for only 89 cents, along with Healing Garden bubble bath for 2.39.

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Brandy June 24, 2008 at 11:48 am

My stepson works at Krogers so I do most of our shopping there because of his employee discount! Woohoo! And they send a lot of coupons to their employees – I just used one for free bread that came on Friday. Keep up the good work!Brandy

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Heather June 23, 2008 at 9:35 pm

The P&G; BrandSaver comes in my Sunday paper, but it is not available in all areas. Here’s the link where you can enter your zip code on P&Gs; website to find out if the coupon insert is included in your areas Sunday paper: http://tinyurl.com/ysb9rj

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Anonymous June 23, 2008 at 9:17 pm

where do you find the p&g; inserts!?!

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isaacsjuarez June 23, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I really miss living in Houston just b’cus of the shopping. I got spoiled by being able to get the Sunday paper on Saturday & having that day to get the coupons & sales together. Then earlier on Sunday morning (before 8:ooam) make my circle (I wasn’t going out of my way to get the stores.)-Kroger; H-E-B; then Randall’s (my favorite- especially on Quadruple day!) Although these stores were higher priced than some of the other stores like Food-A-Rama, Fiesta, & Seller Brothers the coupons more than made up for it. It was nothing for me to go into Randall’s on Sunday morning & come out with a $100.00 worth of stuff for about $20.00! I had gotten away from the coupons since leaving Houston, but now that everything has gone up so much I’ve started back to using them.

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Heather June 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm

You can try talking to the manager if you ever have problems with the cashier taking your coupon. If they don’t want to allow you to have a one penny overage, they can adjust the coupon to take $1.99 off. You can also follow-up with Kroger corporate and ask them what their coupon policy is.

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gigglestoo June 23, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I am so frustrated. I went to Kroger with the $2 coupon in hand for the Excederin migrane and the cashier wouldn’t take it because the product was $1.99 and he would owe me $. Anyone else have this problem?

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Rebecca June 23, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I went last week and they had some Buy 1, Get 1 Free on meats, which I thought was a good deal.

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Anonymous June 23, 2008 at 10:00 am

Thanks, Heather! I find your Kroger posts to be really helpful!

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JessieLeigh June 23, 2008 at 8:39 am

I, for one, love to read about your Kroger adventures. : ) I just recently started going back to Kroger based on reading about trips like yours and I have to say, I find it such a pleasure! My first trip back, I was stunned to have an actual BAGGER, a friendly cashier who gave my toddler stickers, and a neighboring cashier who chatted up my fussy little girl. I hadn’t really thought about how “pared down” a lot of stores have gotten until that experience…Anyway, I’m so off-topic here. My point is that YES, I love to read about your Kroger deals when you get the chance to post them. Helps give me ideas for my own expeditions!

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Lea Ann June 22, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I like to get 3 free Clif Kids Chocolate Chip granola bars every week. (use 3 .50cents off 1 coupons from Mambo Sprouts booklet you get at Whole Foods Store checkout, they double at Kroger, and bars are only .79cents. I pick up a handful of these books when I go there for specific items not sold any where else)

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Heather June 22, 2008 at 3:34 pm

I will be visiting Kroger’s Customer Service desk on my next trip to the store. I did not know that the cashier did not manually enter the price for the 10 cent applesauce that was marked-down due to it being an incomplete set until after I got home. My guess is that when I visit the Customer Service desk they will choose not to charge me since it was due to cashier error – the cashier did physically handle the applesauce and had an opportunity to add it to my order. It’s not like it’s an item that was forgotten.

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Anonymous June 22, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Did you go back to Kroger to pay for the applesauce? Even if it was a cashier error, it’s still dishonest to keep what you didn’t pay for!

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tubelessstl June 22, 2008 at 11:15 am

I so miss having a Kroger available in St. Louis

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