How to save on groceries at 3 major chains

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It is not easy for the novice grocery store shopper to find ways that each chain has it for you to save money. In Columbus Ohio where we live, the biggest chain grocery stores are Kroger, Giant Eagle and Meijer, and each one has tricky ways to sign up for or find special savings. We have outlined a few things that might help you.

KROGER

  1. First go to their website
  2. Sign in to your account, look for the Kroger Plus card in the upper menu bar, or
  3. In the center of the screen you will see a SAVE MORE WITH DIGITAL COUPONS, click the get started button
  4. Sort your special digital coupons by using the drop down menu, choosing either expiration, popularity, value or most recent
  5. ‘Clip’ the coupons that you intend to use when you shop
  6. When checking out at the cashier, be sure to use your Kroger Plus card for her to scan, they will appear when you checkout at the  register
  7. When clipping you can click on ‘more info’ and a screen will appear with more information about that coupon
  8. You can also print them out and take them with you, however that will cost you money for printer ink and paper, not eco-friendly and some people’s computers don’t always print coupons easily

GIANT EAGLE

  1. Get a Giant Eagle Advantage card
  2. Set up for an account at their website by clicking Register in the upper right hand corner
  3. On the Giant Eagle home page, go to the button with ‘Clip’ in it, in the lower right corner click >start clipping
  4. ‘Clip’ the coupons you want to use
  5. When checking out at the cashier, be sure to use your Giant Eagle advantage card for him to scan, they will appear when you checkout on the register
  6. You can also print them out and take them with you, however that will cost you money for printer ink and paper, not eco-friendly and some people’s computers don’t always print coupons easily
  7. In the upper menu bar, click the Save button to learn more about fuelperks, etc.

MEIJER has two programs outlined here, you can use both and stack them as well as use manufacturers coupons too, even better if something is on sale for 4 times the savings, Giant Eagle and Kroger discontinued this

  1. Go to their website
  2. Scroll down and click on Meijer  Mealbox
  3. Click on ‘Specials’ tab
  4. To choose your coupons click on ‘Ad to Shopping List’ for each coupon you want – then click okay
  5. Click the next button to view more pages of coupons
  6. Click on the ‘Shopping List’ tab
  7. Click ‘Print List’
  8. Un-select the ‘Shopping List’ √ (unless you want to use the shopping list features)
  9. Click on ‘Print’

MEIJER for cell phone ‘mPerks’

  1. Sign up and sign in for mPerks with your cell phone number and personal identification number – PIN
  2. Redeem coupons at checkout using your Cell number and PIN
  3. Print or email yourself the shopping list, click the ‘Print Coupon List’ or ‘Email Coupon List’

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