Well it is official, Kroger will no longer double coupons in the Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern KY Area. Below is the press release I received from Kroger. Beginning March 1st, 2013, Kroger will discontinue the doubling of coupons. They will direct those resources towards lowering everyday prices. Coupons can still be redeemed at face value.
So are you ready to see if they will really follow through with the lower every day prices?!?! I guess only time will tell!
Cincinnati/Dayton Kroger Food Stores Public Affairs
Contact: Rachael Betzler
150 Tri-County Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45246,
Tel: (513) 782-3461 Fax: (513)782-3359
KROGER INTRODUCES NEW LOWER PRICES TO SHOPPERS
IN THE CINCINNATI AND DAYTON AREAS
The Cincinnati/Dayton Division of Kroger has announced the launch of an exciting new price campaign. On Monday, February 4 Kroger, will lower prices on thousands of items in several commodities including Grocery, Produce, Organics, Natural Foods, and General Merchandise. This venture is a multi-million dollar investment for the company and shoppers will reap the benefits.
Since 2008, Kroger has been lowering prices in several categories including packaged meat, produce, health and beauty care and other departments. The savings now will be even better. For example, the price on Kroger 24 pack water will drop 71 cents and the cost of a 3 lb. bag of onions will go down $1.00 and the retail on Soy Milk has been reduced by $1.40.
“We know price continues to be a top, and at times a deciding, factor when it comes to where to grocery shop, “said Sukanya Madlinger, President of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division. “The savings shoppers see on items they buy every week are going to be better. Every aisle, every department in the store will contain newly lowered prices on Kroger Private Label and National Brand products.”
In addition to the price reductions on groceries and merchandise, Kroger will continue to offer their Fuel Program, where customers can save up to $1.00 off a gallon at Kroger Fuel Centers, their $4 and $10 Prescription Program, weekly specials and themed events.
Kroger has also made a 4 million dollar commitment to the 2013 Community Rewards program which benefits more than 2,000 local non-profit groups and organizations.
“This is an exciting time for us at Kroger, “said Scot Hendricks, the Cincinnati/Dayton Division’s Vice-President of Merchandising. “We’re very committed to offering our customers the products they want, the friendly fast service they deserve at good…no…very good prices.”
The coupon policy at the 110 Cincinnati and Dayton area Kroger stores will change effective March 1, 2013. Kroger will discontinue their double coupon, 50 cents or less, program but will continue to redeem paper manufacturer coupons at face value as well as digital and e-coupons. Kroger indicated the investment in the new pricing program is 3 times the expense of doubling coupons.
“Kroger data for our area indicates coupon shopping is changing,” said Rachael Betzler Customer Communications Manager for the Cincinnati/Dayton Division. “In fact, of the coupons available in the January 27, 2013 newspaper 65% had a value of $1.00 or more. That, along with the increased use of digital coupons emphasizes how customers will continue to realize significant savings shopping Kroger.”
Kroger invites shoppers to come see for themselves how much they will save at Kroger.
SO WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? LIKE IT- HATE IT?
I will continue to list Kroger match-ups each week so be sure to stop back by to see if the savings will be what is stated above!