Monday, August 17, 2009

Kroger Gift Card Giveaway - CLOSED

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you have probably heard me mention the fact that Kroger is my favorite store to shop at for groceries. I have been blogging about Kroger almost from the beginning (of this blog) because I shop there weekly and because I feel they offer a great variety of ways to save money on groceries.

I was super excited when I was offered the chance to receive a $30 gift card to use during the Mega Event that is currently going on at Kroger (through 9/2/09), not only because I would be receiving $30, but because one of you will as well!

I completed my challenge this morning, and you can see my purchases in the above photo. I spent $33.60 out of pocket on the 20 items seen above after the Mega Event discount and coupons. That averages out to just $1.68 per item! And while I think that the Mega Event is a great promo on it's own, you really get the biggest bang for your buck when you combine your manufacturer's coupons with the sale!

I love stocking up on non-perishable items during events like these because of the value. We now have enough granola/cereal bars to last us for at least 2 months, along with a few additional staple pantry items that will come in handy for both dinner and snack time.

For more info on the Mega Event and to view a complete list of coupon match ups, read my post here.

What am I giving away?

1 winner will receive a $30 Kroger Gift Card

How can you win?

You get up to 3 chances to win:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite thing is about shopping at Kroger. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click "Post Comment". You must be on my site - you can't do this through a reader)

2) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

3) Promote this giveaway and/or blog. If you don't have a blog, you can Tweet about it (follow me: I'm @stretchingabuck), post about it on your favorite forum, or tell your friends about it! However you decided to promote it, be sure to come back and leave a comment letting me know how you did it.

**In order to tally your entries correctly, please include an email address or link to your (VALID) profile with your contact information. If a winner with no contact info is chosen, the next person on the list will be the winner. If you choose to leave an email address, I recommend that you use a generic email address as this info is viewable by anyone who views my comments. I strongly encourage you to create a Google profile with this info in order to better protect you.**

Who is Eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Thursday, August 20th at 9PM, EST.

The winners will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be announced no later than Saturday, August 22nd. Please note that if I do not hear from the winners within 4 days that another winner(s) will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Review/Giveaway Disclosure: I was given 1 $30 Kroger Gift Card courtesy of My Blog Spark, General Mills and Pepsico. These company's are also providing 1 $30 Kroger Gift Card to one winner. No other compensation was accepted. You can view my full disclosure policy here.

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Are you new to this blog? Be sure to check out my latest list of sale/coupon match ups at Kroger, Target, Giant Eagle and Meijer here.

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Michelle said...

I love shopping at Kroger because they never give me hassel with any of my coupons!

Michelle said...

I subscribe.

Amy said...

Kroger is my favorite grocery store too. I don't have a single reason why. I love that they double unlimited coupons up to 99 cents. They're closest to my house. They usually carry what I'm looking for. The store is nice. The employees and shoppers are nicer than at the other stores in town. Lots of reasons.

CeCe said...

Not only is Krogers my usual grocery store, I recently opened 1 of thier credit cards & received additional coupond and coupons for free groceries (depending on how much I spend). With this event I will be able to stock up on many used items for little to no cost.

CeCe said...

I do subscribe to this sites e-mail and visit the site no less then one to two times each day looking for updates

CeCe said...

I do not have a blog; however, I was aware of this mega event last week because I belong to a group that regular phones/texts each other about upcoming big sales (such as this) and extra coupon events (like when Kroger triples)

mike z. said...

there every week for grocery shopping. pick me.

The Cranes said...

I enjoy Kroger because their produce is the best in town, not to mention, like you say, stocking up on non-perishables when a great sale is going on. It's also right down the street from me! I have a family of 6--I could use $30 for groceries!!

Kristina said...

I would love to be entered, thanks for your kindness. kristina_@fastmail.fm

Kristina said...

I subscribed to your blog, thanks again : )

kristina_@fastmail.fm

Jen C. said...

I love Kroger because I really like getting everything scanned, then scanning my card and giving them my coupons and watching the total plummet. Also, its really close to my house.

Jen C. said...

I subscribe.

Kristina said...

I just twittered about your great giveaway. Thanks bunches!

Carrie Cornett said...

Favorite Kroger Benefit: The huge buggies that seat two plus all my coupons.

Stephanie said...

I'm a blog subscriber!

Karla said...

I love shopping at Kroger because if I plan right I get more bang for my buck. Also, my two lovely sisters-in-law work there. :)

Stephanie said...

I've hit Kroger once this week and will be heading back tomorrow. I was able to score 42 items for $30.59 AFTER tax. $26.13 before tax. Savings of 77%

Jennifer said...

I love Kroger because they have the BEST prices in our area. I save a ton of money there!

Jennifer said...

I am already a subscriber... and loving it!

Jennifer said...

I also added your giveaway to my blog. http://savingandgiving.blogspot.com/2009/08/30-kroger-gift-card-giveaways-at.html

Judy said...

Kroger is great for carrying a wide variety of maunfacturers. I also love shopping their seasonal aisle!

Anonymous said...

I love Kroger, GREAT sales!!!
kaflannery@juno.com

Gabrielle said...

I love shopping at our local Kroger store because of the wonderful people. I know most of the staff by name, and they greet me when we walk in the door. It isn't too often that you find a store where the staff across the board are helpful, professional, and down right pleasant.

Milk Donor Mama said...

I love looking for the markdowns at Kroger, and my daughter just loves the racecar shopping carts!

MyPennyPile.com said...

I subscribed

rn4txkids said...

I love Kroger- In my area, they not only have the best deals week after week, it is heads and tails above the other stores in terms of variety, cleanliness, and friendliness. If that's not enough, they are also very coupon-friendly, which makes me very happy.

Kathleen said...

I love that it is close and that I get great deals.

Kathleen said...

I follow your blog.

Anonymous said...

I love Kroger because they give unlimted double coupons! I could really use this! kristie_mae at yahoo dot com
thanks

Anonymous said...

I have your RSS feed on my Yahoo home page & check it out every day.
kristie_mae at yahoo dot com

palmyraboxers said...

I love shopping at Krogers because they provide more than great deals but great service. I use to swear by Walmart,that they had the best deals BUT I WAS WRONG Krogers gives you the best prices and the best service. I look forward to what Kroger is going to offer me each week in their weekly ad.

Anonymous said...

I subscribe. I love all your deals!

Dawn

palmyraboxers said...

I also subscribe to your blog.

Stephanie said...

I big puffy heart Kroger! It is my main grocery store and my favorite. The staff has always been friendly to me and never hassle me about my coupons. Plus they always double coupons and that's HUGE! Sometimes the cashiers even praise me for the savings I recieve.

Kelly said...

I love Kroger because it is 3 minutes from my house and they double coupons!!! I really feel like I can save a ton there. When they have sales they usually are great ones!

Kelly said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Mrs. Olsen said...

I love shopping Kroger because of the deals they are always having! rebolsen at gmail dot com

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

I love kroger because I love double coupons!!!

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

subscriber

schwartz said...

I LOVE my Kroger b/c they have amazing coupon deals for me! They double $1 coupons so they are automatically $2! And any coupon from $1 to $2 is automatically $2. I love it!
I save double the money that I would at any other grocery store. I make my weekly trips to Kroger with joy!

Gina said...

I love Kroger for two reasons. I love the Mega Events that are excellent sales. I also adore their meat sales. Their meat markdowns are very nice. Thank you.

Gina said...

I subscribe via Reader.

Midwest Coupon Mom said...

I started shopping at the Kroger family of stores when I moved to LA and it quickly became my favorite store. I love that they double coupons and there are always really good deals to match up with.

Whitney said...

Love the doubles and ecoupons at Kroger!

Whitney said...

I subscribe!

MH in OH said...

I like Kroger brand products. I like that they send me coupons in the mail. I love their sales and the fact that they double coupons to 99 cents.
orangetriangle2 AT yahoo DOT com

Karen said...

Kroger is my go to store for groceries, although I have other choices in groceries stores nearby, Kroger is the most pleasant place to shop.

Karen said...

I am already a subscriber to your feed. Thanks for all the great information you provide!

sassy stephanie said...

Kroger is also my store of choice, b/c of the awesome deals that can be had with double couponing! AND, they just treated us here in TX to a double to a dollar day this past wkend!

sassy stephanie said...

I subscribe!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing is their e-coupons.

Thanks,
Melissa
cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I already subscribe!

Melissa
cmaccurso at yahoo dot com

Judi B said...

"My" Kroger doubles coupons and when that item is also sale I can really stock my pantry. The cashiers are always so good about making sure things rang correctly and are very patient with me when I have a question.

Judi B said...

I subscribe.

Angie said...

Kroger is my favorite especially during the Mega Sale-between combining their sales with coupons-we can save a bunch of money. I also love the fact that they mail me coupons throughout the year-based upon things I purchase from them. Way to go Kroger-now if we could only get the double coupon event in my area!!

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Jenae said...

I love that Kroger salespeople gladly accept and encourage coupons and don't treat you like a criminal for using them (I have had this experience at Target)!

Jenae said...

I subscribe to your blog too. :)

Angie said...

I just signed up for your newsletter-you are one of my favorite blogs to check every morning-can't wait to get your newsletter.

Mollysmom said...

I like shopping at Kroger more than other stores because their staff is coupon friendly and their policy of not limiting the number of coupons per item or transaction means I can get out of there quickly. They also have the best prices and are well stocked.

Menda said...

I like shopping at Kroger because I can get everything I need there.

Mollysmom said...

I am already an email subscriber.

Menda said...

I subscribe via rss reader.

Laurie said...

I love to shop at Kroger because their staff is friendly, the store is clean, and I can always count on fresh meat, produce and dairy products. And love the .10 off on my gas!

Laurie said...

I follow your blog.....:)

Tia said...

I love shopping at my Kroger affiliate (Ralphs) because they mark down dairy and no one else in the area does that!

Tia said...

I subscribe via reader!

Laurie said...

Just added you on Twitter....and tweeted!

Chris B. said...

I love shopping at Kroger because they hardly ever run out of the sale items.

S said...

I love shopping at kroger because it also saves me on gas!

S said...

I'm a subscriber, too!

Chris B. said...

I'm a subscriber!!

twocuff(at)precisionvarminting(dot)com

Shirley said...

I like the clearance section.

Shirley said...

I'm a subscriber at my work e-mail.

Jaimie said...

I love shopping at Kroger because they are so coupon friendly and they always have great deals!

jaimiewutzler@gmail.com

Jaimie said...

I'm a subscriber

jaimiewutzler@gmail.com

Simply Crafty: Wood Creations said...

I shop at Kroger for the prices, the ease of using my coupons, and their sales.

Simply Crafty: Wood Creations said...

I am a subscriber already!

Christina C. said...

Kroger is my favorite store because I have a family of 6 and it helps me afford to feed them and stock up.

seanbrit40(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christina C. said...

I subscribe

Allie Z said...

I love Kroger because of the small shopping carts. :) The deals are a perk, with milk being the best deal in town.

Allie Z said...

For a second entry, I am a subscriber! freebieallie at gmail

Dawn said...

Kroger is my favorite grocery store. I love that my store doubles coupons to .99 and I never have any problems with using my coupons either. The employees are really nice and I usually don't have a problem with finding products that are on sale. Thanks for the opportunity!
hall6465 at embarqmail dot com

Dawn said...

I've been doing twice a month cooking so I'm only hitting Kroger every other week but it's always on my must-visit list because of their marked down manager's specials. I stock our freezer with the day old bread and meat about to hit the "best if cooked or frozen by" date. I also got my kids stainless steel water bottles on their clearance aisle. Keeps us in our budget even with extras!

Dawn said...

Also, I subscribe to the RSS feed already. :)

southerngirlpls said...

I love my Kroger because the normally double coupons up to 99 cents. I currently subscribe to your news feed and I posted this giveaway on my blog! Keep up the GREAT work!

Kylie said...

I love Kroger, they have awesome deals and I am there usually at LEAST once per week!

thriftynewlywed said...

I love the variety I find at Kroger. They tend to have the newest items in time to use them with the new coupons that come out!

Kylie said...

I also subscribe to your blog! Thanks for keeping us informed!

thriftynewlywed said...

I subscribe through the rss feed

Blakesmom said...

My favorite thing at Kroger is the selection. I alway's find everything I need at Krogers when I can't find it at the other stores! Thanks for the chance.

LisaLisa said...

I love shopping at Kroger because of the doubling. I never knew it existed before i started reading your blog. For the promo on 8/15 I got $164 worth of groceries for $74 bucks. Definately worth it!

LisaLisa said...

I love shopping at Kroger because of the doubling. I never knew it existed before i started reading your blog. For the promo on 8/15 I got $164 worth of groceries for $74 bucks. Definately worth it!

alexis said...

I love Kroger because they consistently have great deals week after week and the inventory is always fully stocked unlike Meijer!

alexis said...

I'm a feed subscriber!

Tricia@onceamonthmom.com said...

I love our new Fresh Fare Kroger. So much more fun to shop in a "new" store. I love the electronic coupons too.

Tricia@onceamonthmom.com said...

I subscribe

Tricia@onceamonthmom.com said...

I tweeted

Frugal Femina said...

I love Kroger because the produce is always fresh, and they double coupons. You can always find a good deal there!

Frugal Femina said...

I subscribe.

Frugal Femina said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/FrugalFemina/status/3384731978

Linda Shifflett said...

Kroger's meat department is fantastic. Fully stocked with fresh meat. Sales are great.
lindashifflett@yahoo.com

Linda Shifflett said...

I am a subscriber by email.
lindashifflett@yahoo.com

Lisa Thornton said...

I love Kroger. Far cheaper for groceries. I am there every week!

lisathornton@click1.net

Wilson Wonders said...

I love Kroger. Their Kroger card program is great.

Wilson Wonders said...

I subscribe.

Wilson Wonders said...

I tweeted

Dina said...

I love that they double coupons!

Dina said...

Already subscribe.

Carrie said...

They never give me trouble with coupons, and my local store doubles $1 coupons every day. Can't beat that!

Carrie said...

I also subscribe to your feed.

Out in Them Sticks said...

i love that they double qs!

Out in Them Sticks said...

I am already a subscriber.

Out in Them Sticks said...

I tweeted!!!

(outinthemsticks) more giveaways!!! http://bit.ly/IoM7w

Mom24 said...

I like the convenience of Kroger--they're everywhere!

Mom24 said...

I subscribe

:: melissa :: said...

love, love, love me some kroger!

:: melissa :: said...

subscribed to you!

:: melissa :: said...

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Laura said...

I subscribe!!! Kroger is the only place I shop..and luv them!!

Diana said...

I like shopping at Kroger because there is a store less than a mile from my house!

Diana said...

I subscribe!

Sarah said...

I love shopping at Ralphs (Kroger) because they are the only stores that have decent sales and double my coupons every week.

Sarah
milbrandts4him@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I subscribe also!:)

Sarah
milbrandts4him@gmail.com

Megs said...

My favourite thing about Kroger shopping is knowing that i'm supporting my friend Jill's dad who worked his way up in the Kroger corporation from being a bag boy.

Megs said...

And i subscribe! :)

Anonymous said...

my favorite thing about shopping at kroger is that double up to .60 and they allow stacking. i love that they send out coupons in their home mailers. they're great! anita.mosca@gmail.com

Stacie said...

I love Kroger and all the savings I get with double and triple coupons! I also love that they are bringing back double dollar coupons, hopefully!!!

Anonymous said...

I like shopping at Kroger because they allow an unlimited number of $0.50 coupons to double!

juliagulia531@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber!

juliagulia531@yahoo.com

E said...

Enter me! Thanks for all of your great advice!

Cathy Grigg said...

I love Kroger for the great specials and everyday low prices. They are also well known for "Mananger Special" produce, meat, and bread discounts. I subscribe via email and LOVE your blog.

Thanks for all you do!

Cathy Grigg said...

I just emailed a link to your giveaway to family and friends.

Stephanie said...

I love Kroger's double coupons and the organic/health foods section. It isn't large, but it's the biggest one in my community.

Stephanie said...

I'm an RSS subscriber.

A C said...

I never had any problem with my coupons...awesome!

A C said...

Also subsribed.

Anonymous said...

My favorite grocery store is Kroger. We live near a Food City which I drive an extra 10 miles to go to my beloved Kroger's. Kroger's never does give any hassle over any coupon in fact it is a store policy a wise one as well. Why loose a customer over a 50 cent coupon or even $1.00 if you loose that customer you have likely lost three. Kroger knows this they have great customer service and offer many things at the customer service counter that other stores do not Money Order etc. All these little extras makes Kroger my store!!!

janetmhorn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

They are conveniently located and have a good selection at a fair price.

Joy

Megan said...

love Kroger bc I always know where everything is at!

Leslie M. said...

I love Shopping at Kroger because it is convenient. I get my prescriptions in the Pharmacy, they have a GREAT health Food Sections! Hubby Loves the Seafood and meat area and it is CLEAN and LOCAL!
Thanks for a GREAT Giveaway~!

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

I'm a subscriber

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg left a tweet
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Leslie
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Heather and Logan said...

I love Kroger because of their prices!

Lorianne said...

I LOVE Fry's because it is 2 seconds away and by far has the best overall prices! loriannerosengarten(at)gmail(dot)com

Lorianne said...

I am a very faithful subscriber! loriannerosengarten(at)gmail(dot)com

FrugalGail said...

I like shopping at Kroger because they double coupons up to .99! I also love how they mail coupons in the mail every so often!

bryansmom said...

Last spring another grocery chain built 2 miles from my house. I was so excited to have a much closer option for shopping. BUT, turns out I still do 99% of my shopping at Kroger. Their prices are better, and so is their meat--worth the drive for sure! (I already get your feed and love it!)

Val said...

I love how they send coupons in the mail based on previous purchases I've made.

Val said...

I am a subscriber

Macomb Money Savers said...

My favorite thing about my Kroger is that they'll double an unlimited amount of coupons up to $0.50!

jfelten at wowway.com

Macomb Money Savers said...

I've been a subscriber for a while now and love your blog! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

They always double coupons, and I have never been hassled about internet coupons there. Kroger rocks! esgirard at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Kroger is the closest grocery store to my house, that is worth shopping at. The double/triple coupons and sales themselves make it worth it. I appreciate that the produce is fresh and not beat up by the time I get there. Thanks for giving me so many great tips! emily.timperman@gmail.com

Bobbi said...

Fry's is 1/2 mile from my house and I go all the time!

1-2-3 Save said...

I love my Kroger the people are so nice and at least onc cashier is oober nice about my coupons:)

Anonymous said...

I love that we can double coupons up to a $1 and earn fuel rewards saving more for the family. Thank you for the weekly savings you share with us...

Thank you for offering this to us!!

Tracey Argue
Clio, MI

tla3701@hotmail.com

Lindsey said...

I love that you can watch the money come off each item once you scan your card! What a thrill =)

clarklnl at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I love my Kroger, and I send them emails often to tell them! They're coupon friendly, double coupons up to $0.50, they have friendly staff, they run sales on stuff I actually use, and I love getting their coupons in the mail!

Anonymous said...

I love Kroger because they seem to be cheaper than the other grocery stores in my area

greazi at hotmail.com

natty. said...

I like shopping at Kroger because it is very close to my house and I save a lot with my Kroger Plus Card. They have great sales.

CouponCraze Mom said...

I love the friendly cashiers and the fact they double coupons.

CouponCraze Mom said...

I am a subscriber of your blog.. love it..

natty. said...

I am a subscriber.

annemarie said...

I love Kroger for its prices.

annemarie said...

I am a subscriber - email.

Tracey said...

I am a subscriber.Keep up the great work!

Judith said...

I love shopping at Kroger because they make it so easy to find their deals b/c they have all of their sales in a great format online!

Judith said...

I subscribe--have for a while. Thanks!

Deanne Gayler said...

I love Kroger, especially being able to get $off of gas too, thanks.

Mendy said...

i subscribe

Mendy said...

i like Kroger because they always seem to have the most coupon matchups each week

Lori Sifuentes said...

I love their gas rewards at Smiths.

Lori Sifuentes said...

I subscribe via email.

surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

Leigh said...

i love shopping at kroger b/c u can put ecoupons on ur card.

Leah said...

i love shopping at kroger because of the clearance section..it's like my own little prize for getting through shopping because it's right at the end of my 'route'!

Leah said...

i subscribe via google reader!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is stacking regular coupons with e-coupons.

JDGeorgia said...

I love shopping at Kroger because it's 3 minutes from my house!

Martha said...

I love being able to double coupons. I don't know of another grocery store in my area that does that.

Martha said...

I subscribe!

Cliff Conley said...

I subscribe to your newsletter & enjoy reading it each time!!
Keep up the good work!

Macomb Money Savers said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://macombmoneysavers.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-giveaways-enter-to-win-30-kroger.html

Vicki McDowell said...

I worked at Krogers when I was in high school and have shopped there every since. They have competive pricing and friendly cashiers!

semtaylor said...

My favorite thing about Kroger is the double coupons. Great way to save money. semtaylor@yahoo.com

semtaylor said...

I subscribe

Trisha said...

I never used to be much of a Kroger shopper, but since using my coupons, my favorite thing about shopping at Kroger is all the deals I can get for so little money!
solm16@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

I subscribed!!
solm16@yahoo.com

Ruth S. said...

I'm a subscriber.
ruthsmither(at)juno(dot)com

Ruth S. said...

My favorite thing about Kroger is the scan right guarantee. I can't tell you how many free items I've gotten over the years because of this!

ruthsmither(at)juno(dot)com

Connie said...

I love Kroger. They almost always have the sale items in stock. Their employees are friendly and my store is neat and clean. The prices and sales help me to get the most for my money.

Connie said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks for all you do.

Angela said...

I love shopping at Krogers, I'm there several times a week. My Favorite things are prices, selection, quality meat and scan right guarantee!

Angela said...

I subscribe to your blog, my favorite thing is when you show what you got at each shopping trip and how much it all cost!
Love that! Thanks!

Susan said...

I live practically next door to a Giant Eagle but go out of my way to shop at Kroger. Their selection and prices are better. And I feel that I get a good deal using my Kroger Customer Card.

sjens said...

I love my Kroger's because they double coupons up to a dollar everyday.

GaryBrandy said...

Close to home, double coupons! Is there any other good reason? ;-)

GaryBrandy said...

By the way, I subscribe to your daily email, and when I see a good deal, I post it on my Facebook account several times a week!

GaryBrandy said...

I forgot the gas rebates!

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