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Kroger Cuts Out Double Coupons

The grocery store chain will instead be lowering prices on thousands of items.

Kroger, including this location in Lilburn, Ga., is doing away with double coupons. (Credit: Patch File)
Kroger, including this location in Lilburn, Ga., is doing away with double coupons. (Credit: Patch File)
Originally posted by Joy Woodson

Kroger stores in Gwinnett County are beginning a new pricing campaign, which will mean the end of double coupons on Sept. 21. 

Kroger currently doubles coupons of $0.50 or below.

The company plans to lower prices on more than 3,000 popular food and household products starting on Sept. 8. National and private label brands are included.

There will be a renewed emphasis on "valid" print and digital coupons that can be downloaded on Kroger's website

Stores in Atlanta Division will be affected. This includes Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Northern Alabama and South Carolina.

“While we have chosen to discontinue double couponing, our customers can still reap the benefits of incredible savings with these new lower prices on thousands of everyday products," a Kroger spokesperson said in a press release. 

What do you think of Kroger's new policy? Tell us in the comments section below.

Yvonne Dube Oakley September 07, 2013 at 12:29 PM
They will definitely lose a lot of business, mine for sure. I count on those double coupons. Publix has better bogo's and will probably be gaining the bulk of my grocery shopping once Kroger makes this change. Too bad..I really do like my local Kroger store. But money is money and saving is what it's all about in this economy.
Lisa Blackburn Ogle September 07, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Boo kroger. .. i'll prob drive 45 min to publix passing about 5 or 6 Kroger stores unless they cut prices in a major way. I hope publix will come to halls crossroads tn!!
Holley September 08, 2013 at 07:57 AM
Kroger needs to remember what happened to J C Penny recently when they changed their sales policy. Customers left in droves and their stock plummeted until they returned to original sales policy. I too will shop at Publix where double coupons are accepted.
teri September 10, 2013 at 08:15 AM
I think we all need to make a bold statement unless we want this to be what happens with all our groceries stores here in GA. I use couponing to make up for the lack of money I truly have to spend on the necessities of life. If Kroger is successful I am sure Publix and other stores will be eager to follow.
Terrie R September 16, 2013 at 07:35 AM
I e-mailed Kroger aboutmy disappointment over this decision of theirs and told them that if they continued on this track that I would be happy to move my shopping to Publix where they do double or to Walmart where they might not double, but prices are lower. They replied and apologized that I was not happy and urged me to give it a chance. They also deposited 1000 fuel points into my account. Gotta love that. I will be checking prices and if they do not all to where it makes sense to not double coupns then I will shop in other stores. Now, if Walmart would start giving fuel points then I could make that deicision easier.

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