You Can Get Vouchers for Free Items at Kroger—Here's How
Getting free items has never been easier.
Kroger is one of those places where you might go with a list, but end up throwing so much extra stuff in your grocery cart because you just can't resist. Luckily, even if you end up going overboard, there are ways to save some cash. The grocery store offers tons of no-strings-attached discounts, coupons, and vouchers—you just need to know where to look. Keep reading to hear how you can get vouchers for free items at Kroger without selling your soul to the grocery chain.
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First, you have to become a Kroger Plus member.
Before you can start racking up the deals, you'll need to sign up for the Kroger Plus loyalty program. "You'll need to join Kroger Plus (it's free), and download the store app so that you can scan your barcode whenever you shop," says Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst with DealNews.com.
Being a loyalty member gets you special perks including savings on gas and sneak peeks at upcoming discounts. Plus, you'll earn points when you buy certain products that can add up to rewards that will lower your total on your next grocery trip. "Getting the coupons is just a reward for shopping at Kroger regularly," Ramhold says.
Digital Kroger coupons are easy to obtain, but if you want the free items you have to do one extra step.
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So, how can you get the vouchers?
Once you're part of the Kroger Plus loyalty program, it's super simple to get those vouchers. If you're a member, from time to time Kroger will send you a packet of coupons that comes with a couple of vouchers for items that you can get for free, Coupons with Kayla explains in a video on TikTok. The vouchers are physical slips of paper and are for one time use only.
"All you have to do is go to the website of the store that's nearest to you, log in and go to the my account page, and add your address to the address book," Kayla says. The mailings happen every four to six weeks, but how frequently you shop may make a difference.
"Kroger basically takes note of your purchases and will provide you with digital coupons as well as paper ones that are tailored to your purchases," Ramhold says. Each voucher varies from person to person and your potential free items are decided based on what you've bought previously. Ultimately, the free item vouchers are tailored to your preferences and will be a nice little surprise in your mailbox every now and then.
Certain coupons can be used more than once.
"You can stack savings and take advantage of digital coupons to stock up on your favorite items," Ramhold says. She advises you to read the fine print to make sure you can get all the possible discounts a coupon has to offer.
Kroger allows coupons to be used up to five times during one transaction (depending on the item), but not all of them qualify. For example, if you have a coupon for Kelloggs Cereal for $1.49 per box, you can use that same coupon for up to five boxes of cereal, according to the The Krazy Coupon Lady.
Once you have the Kroger app, you can load the digital coupons right onto your loyalty card. You just have to click more details to find out how many times you can use them. The Krazy Coupon Lady also shares that the store takes paper, digital, and manufacturer coupons and you can use each type during your purchase as long as they aren't for the same thing.
Shop mix and match deals for extra savings.
Kroger Plus offers even more benefits in addition to earning points and receiving coupons and vouchers in the mail. Ramhold mentions that members can often save $1 on each item in a mix and match sale. The sale has "five different kinds of categories and as long as you buy five, you save $5," she says. Each week features different items in new categories.
You could buy things like JIF peanut butter, Ken's salad dressing, Kroger orange juice, General Mills large cereals, Silk beverages, Chex Mix, mayonnaise, bottled water, and more and save $1 off each item, Ramhold tells Best Life.