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Kroger: March to Savings Instant Win Game

by Renae @ How to Have It All on March 12, 2011 · 22 comments

March to Savings

Kroger stores will be running another Mega Event starting March 13, 2011. Along with the Mega Event, a new March to Savings Instant Win Game begins. Play the game everyday for a chance to win one of 30,000 instant win prizes. If you do win, a coupon for a free product will be loaded to your shoppers card. Pick up the product the next time you shop and swipe your shoppers card to redeem your prize.

Renae is the Deal Seeking Mom Store Expert for Kroger. She blogs about balancing work, money saving strategies and motherhood at How to Have It All.

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1 Dinesh March 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm

hi

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2 Carrie March 13, 2011 at 12:08 am

Just found out the other night that the Kroger in my area will no longer be taking paper coupons and ecouponds for the same item. I'm really upset about this change. Cashier said that that updates the registers so that if you try it a message will pop up and not let you use both at the same time. And you won't be able to pick if you want to use the paper of the ecoupon, if they are different amounts. Has anyone else had this issue? Is is a company wide change? Thanks :)

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3 Renae @ How to Have it All March 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

Hi Carrie,
This has been the official Kroger policy for several months now. Some stores were still allowing it since the registers had not been changed. It does make it more difficult to determine if you should load ecoupons or not. Most of the time, there are better paper coupons. Good luck!

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4 jack March 13, 2011 at 4:35 am

Kroger fails AGAIN with it's latest promotion. Here is the message I received after just winning a prize in the first day of the march to savings promotion:
"We were unable to apply the coupon "FREE CAPRI SUN Juice Drink" to your account, please contact customer service for additional assistance.
Congratulations! You won FREE CAPRI SUN Juice Drink, any one 10 ct box excluding 100% Juice Line"

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5 Renae @ How to Have it All March 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

Hi Jack,
Sorry you had problems with the promotion. Kroger customer service should be able to take care of it for you.

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6 Carol March 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I got the same message this morning also...hoping they fix it soon!

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7 Christy Holland March 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

Jack. I had the same thing happen to me regarding a 6 pack of Snapple.

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8 Amanda D. March 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

Happened to me as well. I'm sure they'll fix it - at least our win is recorded in the "My Prize History" tab.

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9 Alyssa March 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

I got the same message for toothpaste

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10 Jessica March 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

It wouldn't load my bbq sauce. I wonder if it is because I have several free items on the card from their cartbuster game.

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11 David Lintz March 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Are there any other people who have a Fred Meyer as their Kroger affiliate. For some reason they have not been listed in the last 2 promotions. If so, are you able to win by changing your preferred store to one of the Kroger stores.

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12 Sadie March 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Most of the Kroger IWG - you are only allowed 2 prizes. I think that may be the issue with the error message.

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13 jack March 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Thanks everyone for your follow up comments. Cheers! :)

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14 Ann Lay March 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Regarding the post about kroger ecoupons and paper coupons. My store closely inspects the register tape to make sure I don't have an ecoupon for an item before they will scan my paper coupon talk about time consuming when you have 40+ coupons! I am thinking of deleting all my ecoupons to avoid the hassle.

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15 CeeJay March 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

About the March to Savings Instant wins...
Today (3-13) is the first day of the promotion so the "2 prize only" isn't the issue. I got the same message except I won a Philly Cooking Creme. I called the "website support" 866-221-4141 and was told this was the correct phone number to contact and they would put it on my account within 24 hours. We'll see.

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16 Joann Harrell March 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm

love this barbecue sauce

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17 Jan March 13, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I got the same message with the Franks Hot Sauce

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18 Jack March 14, 2011 at 3:47 am

I won Lysol 12.5 oz. Aero Linen today - and guess what, it won't load to my card. Geez.

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19 Sandra March 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

I won foil...yay! It wouldn't load. Other prizes are not the issue, cause I've never won before. I will try calling today.

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20 Jack March 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

I just called customer service and the person I spoke to for the promotion menu selection transferred me to technical support, who filled out an online comment for me. She said it would take 24-48 hours to hear something back by email or to have the two items I won in the March to Savings applied to my Kroger card.

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21 Jack March 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm

The problem has been corrected - I was able to load two prizes (see above) from the new March to Savings promotion on my Kroger card a few minutes ago. I signed into the sweepstakes page, which took me to the my account/prize history screen, and then clicked the claim button for both prizes! Cheers to Kroger.

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22 Carol March 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Glad to hear the problem was resolved Jack. I logged on a little bit ago to the kroger site and was able to load my capri sun coupon. Good job Kroger!!

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