Bad news for Kroger shoppers in Houston

Kroger made an announcement that undoubtedly is bad news for many Houston area shoppers.  Effective Wednesday, April 13th, they will be ending their promotion where they double and triple coupons.

In addition to the disappointing news that Houston area shoppers will no longer be able to double and triple coupons, they also made the following “clarifications” to their coupon policy:

  • We will still continue to accept coupons at face value. Part of the new policy states there is a limit of one electronic or paper manufacturer coupon per item. The opportunity to stack is no longer available. A digital coupon and manufacturer paper coupon may not be combined on the purchase of a single item. More than 100 digital coupons are available daily at

  • If you have loaded an electronic coupon to your Kroger Plus card, then the digital coupon will apply before the manufacturer paper coupon.

You can view their full press release regarding the changes here.

Will this affect the way you shop?  Do you see yourself shopping more at Walmart?  Target?  Randalls (since, as of right now, at least, they will still double/triple one “like” coupon per transaction)?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on these changes!

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  1. Boo to Kroger! I may have to learn to like Randalls a little more now.

  2. Sad! I’m curious about what your thoughts are about Randalls vs Kroger with this new policy. Is it still worth it to shop at Kroger or should I make the switch?

    • When Kroger has their Mega sales, it will probably still be worth it to shop there depending on the deals/coupons. Randalls best promotions, in my opinion, are the frozen food promotion which usually is in March. Now that Walmart is offering overage on coupons, I’m thinking that’s going to be the best deal…Kroger’s timing was really poor in my opinion (right after Walmart announced their big changes, which have lots of benefits)

  3. With Walmart’s new coupon policy where you can get overage, I’m thinking that’s going to be the best bet….

  4. I currently do most of my grocery shopping at HEB, Sam’s, and Target right now, so that won’t change. I do always check out the salepapers and blogs (such as yours) to see what’s going on at Kroger or Randall’s, and occasionally there’s a good enough reason to stop by. I imagine those occasions will still occur, but even less often than before. It’s too bad, but I guess they must feel the need to do it for business reasons. I hope Randall’s doesn’t follow suit.

  5. So is it just the Houston area? I just got my sister into couponing, but she lives in the Dallas area, so I am wondering if she will be affected, too.

    • As far as I understand, right now, this is just effective in the Houston area, but my guess is that other areas will follow soon.

  6. sarah jane says:

    I’m lucky i guess! I live in michigan and kroger is still doubling coupons here………. however i dont mess with the electronic coupons because we have never been able to use them with our paper coupons and I have found i do save more with the manufacturer’s coupons that double;)


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