SavingStar: No More Automatic Savings For Kroger

The way you save at Kroger stores will soon change. Starting on October 1, Kroger will transition from an “automatic” (loyalty card) retailer and instead participate as a receipt-scanning retailer. This means that you will redeem SavingStar offers at Kroger stores by submitting a picture of your receipt, instead of linking SavingStar offers to your Kroger card. This change impacts all Kroger stores, including: Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, JayC, King Soopers, City Market, PayLess, Owen’s, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. This was a corporate decision made by Kroger.

Also starting in October, you’ll be able to redeem SavingStar offers at new stores – Safeway, Vons, Food 4 Less and H-E-B – by submitting a picture of your receipt using the SavingStar app (or submitting it through

Other recently added retailers include: Walmart, Target, Kmart, BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Meijer, and WinCo.


Family Dollar Starts Price Matching!


Family Dollar is jumping on the price matching wagon! “If you find a lower advertised price, we will match it!” There are a few rules to this policy:

Family Dollar will match:

  • Any local competitor’s advertised price.  The Competitors’ ads must feature a specific item for a specified price during the specified time of redemption.
  • We require the customers to have the ad with them (photo copies and mobile ads are not allowed and will not be accepted) to honor a competitor’s ad and the ad dates for the competitor must be currently valid.
  • Any limits that the competitor has will apply.

Example: limit 2

  • Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)
  • If the offer is Buy One Get One free, the ad must have a specified price for a specific item 

Example: Buy One for $2.49, Get One free (BOGO)

  • Preferred/Loyalty shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad will be matched


Family Dollar will NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

  • Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined Internet pricing
  • Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
  • “Going out of business” sales or “closeout” price Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price.

Example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”

  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product:

Example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”

  • Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card.

Example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card”

  • Buy One, Get One free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
  • Going out of business or closeout prices
  •  Percentage off example: “All Toys, 40% off”
  • Competitors’ private label price promotions
  • Contract cell phone plans and devices

Print out a copy for your coupon binder/box


Reminder: Rite Aid Pantene Pro-V Only 0.22 Each!

If Rite-Aid is closer to you than Walgreens (0.50 each this week, see Walgreens deal here), you can get Pantene Pro-V for only 0.22 each. Here’s how:
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz or Select Stylers – 3/$10
$2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 9-28-14 PG
$2.00/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 9-14-14 SS (Regional)
Buy 9; Use (4) $4/2 Coupons and $2/1 Coupon
Pay: $14 OOP
Get: $10 UP Rewards
Final Cost: 0.22 each!

Kroger Deals 10/1 – 10/7




Kroger Water, 24 pk 16.9 fl oz bottles – $1.99


Pepsi, 6 pk 16 – 16.9 oz bottles – $2.99

Buy in multiples of 2 only $1.99 each

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.99

Condiments, Spice & Baking


p$$t Granulated Sugar, 4 lb bag – $1.67



Yoplait Yogurt, 4 – 6 oz – $0.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.30

Grains, Pasta & Sides


Idahoan Steakhouse Potatoes, 5 – 5.4 oz

Download the Kroger Digital Coupon on 10/3 only, for a Free Idahoan Steakhouse Potatoes, 5 – 5.4 oz and redeem by 10/18

Final Price: Free

Meat, Poultry & Fish


Heritage Farm Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, per lb – $0.99

Natural & Organic


Barbara’s Cereal, 9 – 14 oz – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.25

Personal Care


Quilted Northern Bath Tissue, 12 double rolls – $4.99

Final Price: $3.99



Apples, Gala, per lb – $0.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $0.99
Final Price: $0.74
For the full lists of deals click here.