Sunday’s Kroger sale circular announced a change to the grocery chain’s sale circular schedule: beginning March 5, Richmond Kroger’s weekly ad – and corresponding sales – will begin on Wednesdays (instead of the current day of Sunday. Martin’s remains Sunday to Saturday for the moment, Food Lion follows this Wednesday to Tuesday pattern). The print ad will be distributed in Wednesday’s newspaper and available online.
Kroger Mid-Atlantic announced on Facebook yesterday that it would be discontinuing its double coupon program, effective May 12. (Currently it doubles the value of manufacturer’s coupons up to $.50 face value)
Statement from Kroger:
Due to shifts in our family’s eating habits and my couponing habits, we’ve been utilizing fewer double coupons lately, but I know it comes as a blow to many grocery budgets (as evidenced by the 300+ mostly upset comments on Facebook).
I had the opportunity to preview the Kroger Marketplace at Stonebridge yesterday, which opened to the public this morning at 7 a.m.
Check out the photos from my visit in this Facebook album. Apologies for some that are a little dark – I figured out halfway through that my camera settings had switch to “night.”
It’s located near the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway, on the site where Cloverleaf Mall used to be. There’s a fuel center outside, as well as a number of other surrounding buildings under construction.
Inside, you’ll find a 123,000 square foot space that includes a Starbucks and a new concept to Kroger: the Marketplace. Kroger wants to be a one-stop shop offering expanded selections of items not typically found in grocery stores – you can pick up a KitchenAid mixer, bath towel, and furniture for your living room, and your baby will be set with clothes, car seats and more.
I can’t comment too much on prices – from my brief examination, some of the sale items appeared to be good deals, such as a Hungry Hungry Hippos game at half-price for ~$11.50. All purchases at the store qualify for fuel points that you can use for gas discounts at the Kroger fuel centers.
I had my boys with me in a shopping cart as I looked around, and not looking particularly “media-ish,” I couldn’t go more than a few feet at a time without some poor Kroger employee kindly trying to explain to me that the store wasn’t opening until tomorrow 🙂
Grand opening giveaways, while supplies last each day:
12/5 Heiners Old Fashioned Bread (20 oz)
12/6 4ct Kings Hawaiian Rolls
12/7 Frito Lay Deli Lays (10oz)
12/8 Info 4 Life Medical Information Packs, Pill Reminders
12/9 On the Border Chips
Every Saturday through January 5th, you can also enter to win big prizes like gift cards.
Some of the special prices available through Saturday worth noting (prices only good at Kroger Marketplace store):
If you received a holiday bonus of $15-$35 from spending at least $500 at Kroger stores last month (it will be listed on the bottom of your Kroger receipts), you can redeem it now through 12/22 at the Marketplace location.
The Central Virginia Food Bank needs donations!
This Saturday, November 3rd, the Boy Scouts will be Scouting for Food – Fill your paper bag (dropped off by the scouts last week) with canned/non-perishable items and leave it on your doorstep for pick up.
(Another option for helping: Chick-fil-A at Willow Lawn will be giving away a free chicken biscuit with the donation of four canned goods on Saturday morning Nov 3, 7:30-11am!)
Want to help? Here are a few items at good prices during Kroger’s 10-item Mega Event this week and next – save $5 for every 10 participating items you buy. After that additional $.50 per item savings, the prices are:
Hormel canned chili $.87/can. I found a “$1 off 2” coupon in an aisle dispenser next to the cans, making them just $.37/can! (look for a $1 off 2 coupon in the 9/9 SmartSource insert too)
Green Giant canned vegetables $.49/can
Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese $.69/box
Reach toothbrushes $1.49 each. Print “$2 off 2” coupon from Coupons.com to make them $.49 each, plus you’ll get a $2 off your next purchase Catalina coupon printed at the register (a $1 moneymaker!) (I realize you can’t eat toothbrushes, but you can use or donate them, and maybe use the overage savings for a few more cans of chili!)
(A few more Kroger deals in this week’s RVA Deals post)
Have you spotted any bargains that would be perfect for donations??
Load any P&G e-coupon to your Kroger Plus card and receive an offer to save an extra $4 when you tell four friends about the current “Save $4 when you buy any 4 participating P&G products” offer at Kroger. My “$4 off any purchase” immediately showed up as an e-coupon in my account after completing the form; it expires 1/18.
I’m not a proponent of spamming friends to save a couple bucks BUT there are some great deals in the P&G promo going on, particularly when you pair them with e-coupons or coupons from Sunday’s P&G insert. See my RVA Deals post on RVA News this week for some deal ideas, such as $.50 deodorant. You probably know a couple thrifty folks (and your spouse) who would love to hear about them.
Thanks to Tiffany for mentioning this!
I’m a week and a half late with this, but through Saturday 11/15, Kroger is running a promotion of “Buy any 10 participating items, get $5 off your purchase.” Look here for the ad listing the included products.
There are lots of good deals, including rice cakes and hot chocolate for $.50 and Stouffers frozen entrees for $1.50 (all after discount), and a number of things free if you have the right coupons, such as Carnation Evaporated Milk, Scotch Lint Rollers, Deer Park water, Quaker Oats, Betty Crocker potatoes & Colgate toothpaste.