It's Monday - who wants to start the week with a giveaway? ;-)

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time (and *thank you* for reading, btw), you might have noticed that I love going Krogering!

Unlike many of you out there reading this post, I don't have fond memories of going Krogering with my mom; I grew up in Maryland and fell in love with an Ohio boy and his Buckeye state when we were in college. What I love about Ohio is also what I love about Kroger: both are family-friendly, value-driven, and community oriented.

As a blogger, I've been privileged to work with Kroger in the past year; Andrea, Marcy and I were part of a video panel last October and I've been blessed to be able to share Kroger gift card giveaways with you while also sharing some of their newest promotions, too.

In February, I (along with several rockin' awesome bloggers from the greater Cincy area) was invited to chat with the interactive media team from Kroger. We also had the chance to participate in their latest money saving program, the Kroger and Shell Fuel Program. You can now use your Kroger points to save on gas at local participating Shell stations; click here to find one close to you.

The history of Kroger is entertwined with the history of Cincinnati - not only is Kroger headquartered here, the company was founded here in Cincinnati in 1883 by Bernard Kroger. Kroger has fed and employeed generations of local families and now you can find Kroger stepping into the social media space.

If you're on twitter, you can follow @KrogerDeals and @KrogerCo for updates. You can always find your local Kroger ad here and oodles of promotions and coupons. And you can fan them on Facebook, too.

Onto the giveaway!

I've been graciously given (2) $25 Kroger gift cards to give away to (2) lucky winners!

How to enter:

Let's make this fun - leave a comment telling us a favorite Kroger memory or experience. Not in the mood to reminisce? Leave a comment about what you'd like to see Kroger do next or do better online, either at their site, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to add @KrogerCo and/or @KrogerDeals to your tweet) then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted (add the url from your tweet please).

2. Fan Kroger on Facebook and post a link to this giveaway on their wall. Leave me a comment letting me know you've done this. (Already a fan? Just leave post this giveaway link on their wall and leave a comment letting me know you did.)

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you MUST leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog - and if you do have a blog that is not public, be sure to leave me a means of contacting you. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on SUNDAY, March 14, 2010, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winners (selected by Random.org) on MONDAY, March 15, 2010.

Good luck!

*DISCLOSURE: I received a $25 gift card to Kroger as well as a free fill up of gasoline for my van, Claudine. Yup, that's right, my van has a name. ;-) For more about my personal disclosure policy, read my disclosure page.


  1. Laura Webber // March 8, 2010 5:07 AM  

    I LOVE Krogering as well! I live in Michigan and we have a Kroger about 45 minutes from my house, that we have dubbed "SUPER Kroger" because it doubles coupons up to $1! Almost every month a group of my friends go there together and we shop our little hearts out!

  2. * // March 8, 2010 5:41 AM  

    I remember hauling *glass* bottles of pop back to Kroger for recycling....they would give you 10 cents/bottle and I got to keep my earnings :)

  3. * // March 8, 2010 5:42 AM  

    I susbcribe to your RSS feed

  4. Rebekah // March 8, 2010 6:16 AM  

    Kroger is the only place I shop because of the coupons. I would say my favorite Kroger moments are when I leave and I look at my bill and it says I saved over 50%... a wonderful feeling!

  5. Rebekah // March 8, 2010 6:19 AM  

    I posted on the Kroger facebook page about your give away!

  6. Rebekah // March 8, 2010 6:19 AM  

    I subscribe through google reader

  7. Dawn // March 8, 2010 6:45 AM  

    The employees at the Kroger we regularly shop are really great and the managers at the help desk never give me a hard time when I have a price adjusted. Their personal attention keeps me coming back.


  8. Dawn // March 8, 2010 6:50 AM  

    I subscribe to your e-mail


  9. tatrout // March 8, 2010 7:14 AM  

    My fave Kroger memory: buying nothing but dole pineapple and tuna and rather than me paying...they payed me $0.01:-)

  10. Dottie // March 8, 2010 7:28 AM  

    LOL< well I just found out that they only double coupons to .50 not .75 to 1.00 and I've been going for ages with coupons. Talk about a blonde moment for me.

    nikolich1 @ Verizon . net

  11. llamamama // March 8, 2010 8:51 AM  

    I remember going grocery shopping with my grandmother as a little kid. Kroger always had the best chocolate sugar cookies shaped like teddy bears! I haven't seen them since I've been an adult.

  12. llamamama // March 8, 2010 8:52 AM  

    I'm a subscriber!

  13. danabehne // March 8, 2010 9:40 AM  

    I love Kroger. I would love to have more electronic coupons so I could clip less.....

  14. Kim // March 8, 2010 10:22 AM  

    I love Kroger! I especially love the dollar sales. Nothing like leaving the store with a full cart and still having a realtively full wallett to!


  15. Kristy // March 8, 2010 11:02 AM  

    I have great memories of going "Krogering" with my mom. I am very thankful that my local Kroger doubles coupons up to $0.50 everyday. However, I would love to see the occasional special events where they double up to $1.00. Also - love the buy 10 get $5.00 back events!

  16. Domestic Diva // March 8, 2010 12:29 PM  

    I like their great sales. Always good things.

  17. Kimberly // March 8, 2010 1:11 PM  

    I love Kroger! I wish my Kroger participated in triple coupons.

    Great Giveaway!

    KimberlyUTK at gmail dot com

  18. Kimberly // March 8, 2010 1:11 PM  

    I'm an "old" subscriber via Google Reader.

    KimberlyUTK at gmail dot com

  19. Anonymous // March 8, 2010 2:56 PM  

    A fond memory of my daugher's when she was little, we would stop at the deli for something and she was given a free piece of cheese and then when we stopped at the bakery they would give her a free cookie. When she talks about the
    'old times" (she's 22), she always brings up shopping at Ralphs and how special they made her feel. Oh, youth!
    dfourriel dot com

  20. Lawanna // March 8, 2010 6:28 PM  

    I like my local Kroger because I can go in for a quick trip, or stock up. Either way I can find the items on my list and the employees are helpful and friendly. Thanks Kroger!

  21. Lawanna // March 8, 2010 6:28 PM  

    I subscribe to your RSS feed. Thanks!

  22. JC // March 8, 2010 6:38 PM  

    I'd like to see superdouble frequently!

  23. JC // March 8, 2010 6:38 PM  


  24. JC // March 8, 2010 6:38 PM  

    Fan Kroger on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S and posted on their wall.http://www.facebook.com/Kroger?v=wall#!/posted.php?id=60686173217&share_id=350224819260&comments=1#s350224819260

  25. JC // March 8, 2010 6:38 PM  

    I'm a subscriber.

  26. Haydensmommy05 // March 8, 2010 6:40 PM  

    My mom worked at kroger when I was a kid so I got to do the go to work with your parent there and it was sooo much fun I got to pick out anything I wanted in the whole store to eat for lunch it was amazing!! ahhh to be a kid again!

  27. Haydensmommy05 // March 8, 2010 6:41 PM  

    I subscribe by email!

  28. Haydensmommy05 // March 8, 2010 6:41 PM  

    I tweeted!

  29. Anonymous // March 8, 2010 6:54 PM  

    My mom worked at Kroger when I was little, so I've always gone Krogering. My fave memory of Kroger is when you could buy single cans of Big K soda and I would fill a flat with all different flavors: cream soda, orange and grape were my faves!


  30. Anonymous // March 8, 2010 6:54 PM  

    Email subscriber


  31. Tricia // March 8, 2010 7:02 PM  

    When my husband and i were dating he bought me a miniature rose plant from our local Kroger store. It was our "love fern" lol. We have fond memories of Kroger as well! I love that they have a floral department as well as their other great features!

  32. Stvns589 // March 8, 2010 7:37 PM  

    I love Krogering!! The closest one to me is about 30 minutes. I go there at least twice a month.
    My favorite moment was when my receipt said I saved 93% whoohoo!!

    I'd love to win. It would be a great happy birthday present for me!! My boohoo 40th is 3/14!!

  33. Stvns589 // March 8, 2010 7:37 PM  

    I also subscribe via email.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. one frugal lady // March 8, 2010 9:47 PM  

    I actually forgot my wallet my first time at Kroger. I had to ask the checker to hold my groceries while I went home for my wallet.... of course they then had to call over the manager, customers got angry.... totally embarassing!

  35. Cynthia24x7 // March 9, 2010 1:39 AM  

    well, I once used so many coupons at once and it crashed 2 registers! they couldn't figure the problem out and sent me home with about 50 dollars worth of groceries for free!!! was worth the 30 minutes of waiting. c(dot)hort(at)cox.net

  36. Cynthia24x7 // March 9, 2010 1:43 AM  

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/Cynthia24x7/status/10213990849

  37. Cynthia24x7 // March 9, 2010 1:45 AM  

    I'm a FB fan of kroger and left a link there. c(dot)hort(at)cox.net

  38. Cynthia24x7 // March 9, 2010 1:46 AM  

    I subscribe to your emails c(dot)hort(at)cox.net

  39. Steve // March 9, 2010 2:18 AM  

    Some of the best memories I have of Kroger is renting tons of videos there back when I was younger because nobody ever went there so they always had all the new releases, plus their prices were always lower than the big chain video stores. It was a sad day in my house when they got rid of their video rentals.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. julianne // March 9, 2010 3:54 AM  

    I remember going Krogering with my family when I was growing up. The store was very small and my mom knew all the cashiers by name. Now our store is huge which is great but some times I miss the small homey stores..............

  41. Julianne // March 9, 2010 3:56 AM  

    I receive your emails Thanks!

  42. Anonymous // March 9, 2010 5:15 AM  

    I love Krogering. They do the best deals around.

    Victoria N

  43. Anonymous // March 9, 2010 5:16 AM  

    I subscribe to your email and feed updates.

    Victoria N

  44. blueskymel // March 9, 2010 6:54 AM  

    I just moved back to where I grew up and I now shop at the Kroger I went to growing up. I remember as far back as riding around in the cart while my mom shopped and even getting to push my own mini cart that they use to have!

  45. blueskymel // March 9, 2010 6:57 AM  

    I subscribe through google reader

  46. Indianagirl // March 9, 2010 7:27 AM  

    My latest great experience was with the online sweepstakes promotion they are having. I have already won Maxwell coffee and a $5 in store credit! Thanks for the giveaway! khara827Rn at aol dot com

  47. Indianagirl // March 9, 2010 7:28 AM  

    I follow via RSS. khara827Rn at aol dot com

  48. Indianagirl // March 9, 2010 7:28 AM  

    I became a kroger FB fan and posted the link to your giveaway. khara827Rn at aol dot com

  49. Christine // March 9, 2010 9:03 AM  

    I'd never been to Kroger until we moved to Virginia so I don't really have lng ago memories.

    Before I criticize I like to start out with positives first. It takes a little of the sting out of the critcism.

    Kroger has THE best and most affordable organic section for fruit. I LOVED picking up organic apples for $1.25 a pound. I also love buying their fruit bowls with pre chopped fruits. They aren't overwhelmingly frugal but they are a nice treat for winter when buying a thing of 4 different types of berries would be costly. I also appreciate that they reall seem to be trying to connect with us, the customer(disclosure:I won one of their card for the boxtop giveaway which totally thriled me)

    Okay, no for the medicinal section. My store always seem to be out of AT LEAST one item every time I go there. I've practically given up on gettng Purna Dog Chow there. They've been out of chocolate chex(a cartbuster)twice now(I went on Sunday and Monday) . We are talking on a SUNDAY, one day into the new sale. It's very frustrating.

    Overall though, I really do enjoy Krogering and am super excited about the SUPER KROGER they built in Blacksburg(cheese glorious specialty cheese).

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  50. Carrie // March 9, 2010 9:33 AM  

    My favorite Kroger memory is helping my grandmothers with their 'Senior Day' shopping.

    carriemschmidt at gmail dot com

  51. Carrie // March 9, 2010 9:34 AM  

    I'm a fb fan of Kroger and posted about the giveaway (Carrie Booth Schmidt)

    carriemschmidt at gmail dot com

  52. Carrie // March 9, 2010 9:35 AM  

    I subscribe to your RSS feed through Google Reader

    carriemschmidt at gmail dot com

  53. Brian S // March 9, 2010 10:25 AM  

    Favorite Kroger experience is actually from my kids. They enjoy parking in the parking garage in the new Kroger in Kenwood, Ohio. They feel like James Bond for some reason.

  54. Brian S // March 9, 2010 10:25 AM  

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  55. carmen // March 9, 2010 10:26 AM  

    My favorite Kroger shopping memory is when I was younger they used to give out free cookies in the bakery department to all the kids who stopped by. I'm not sure if they still do that, but it was fantastic in my opinion!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  56. carmen // March 9, 2010 10:27 AM  

    I fanned Kroger and posted a link to this giveaway there!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  57. carmen // March 9, 2010 10:29 AM  

    I subscribe to your RSS feed through Goole Reader

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  58. Lezlee Dice // March 9, 2010 10:32 AM  

    I love my Kroger coupons!!

  59. Mari // March 9, 2010 10:41 AM  

    My local Kroger does not accept internet printed coupons. I wish they would:)
    My favrite Kroger memory has to be a very kind woman who worked at the checkout who always smiled and was very pleasant.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  60. Mari // March 9, 2010 10:42 AM  

    new email subscriber

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  61. Mari // March 9, 2010 10:43 AM  



    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  62. AF_wife // March 9, 2010 10:48 AM  

    I remember when we first got Dillons (Kroger)! Before that was Checkers, then we got Dillons and everyone loves it!

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

  63. AF_wife // March 9, 2010 10:51 AM  

    I left a link/comment on their fb page!!

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

  64. a boy a girl and a pug // March 9, 2010 11:06 AM  

    I love kroger...I love how I can always walk in and get great produce!

  65. Sarah in MO // March 9, 2010 12:37 PM  

    I don't usually go grocery shopping, but I like seeing what my Dad brings home from Dillons (our Kroger). Usually he's the one who runs there for the few things we need (and sometimes so extras :)).

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

  66. Jennifer // March 9, 2010 7:28 PM  

    I love when Kroger has the buy 10 get 5 event. There's always something that I get quite a lot of to stock up and save! Thanks for the givaway!


  67. Jennifer // March 9, 2010 7:30 PM  

    I am a subscriber! Thanks for the giveaway!


  68. Kristin K. // March 10, 2010 4:17 AM  

    My favorite Kroger experiences are always during the triple coupon days! I have fun searching for the best deals! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Anonymous // March 10, 2010 5:27 AM  

    I love the unlimited double coupons.

  70. Fergie // March 10, 2010 9:14 AM  

    I used to think Kroger was too expensive--until I started couponing this past summer! Kroger has quickly become my favorite grocery store. My 3YO loves pushing the "little carts" and stopping by the bakery for a free cookie. I love how many OYNO catalina deals Kroger always has running, and I love getting the catalina coupons for items I purchase on a regular basis. I just started receiving customer loyalty coupons in the mail from Kroger as well, and they are high dollar, have long expiration dates and usually match up with current or upcoming sales! Sometimes I even get a coupon for a free item, which is of course the best gift you can ever give a couponer! I heart Kroger and TheNewFrugalMom, which I have been following via email since December!

  71. Anonymous // March 10, 2010 2:19 PM  

    Since I began using coupons a year ago, I have really learned to appreciate and LOVE Kroger! My store triples coupons and has some great sales. We are so blessed to be able to buy food at such great deals... and I didn't even realize the deals I could score at Krogers over a year ago!

  72. Carolsue // March 10, 2010 11:02 PM  

    My sister lives closer to a Kroger than I do, so I remember her always begging me for extra coupons so she could double. I was jealous. She saved so much! I do pretty well, too, when I go there.

  73. Carolsue // March 10, 2010 11:02 PM  

    I subscribe to your blog's newsletter by e-mail

  74. Winning_is_life // March 11, 2010 8:53 PM  

    Everytime I go into Kroger's and walk out with a great deal is a good experience!

  75. Kitty // March 12, 2010 12:01 AM  

    I love Kroger because the customer service is excellent and they are very good about accepting coupons even home printed ones.


  76. Kitty // March 12, 2010 12:03 AM  

    subscribe to google reader feed---Maynekitty

  77. Sarah DJ // March 12, 2010 9:02 AM  

    I love Krogering and my favorite memory is recent - scoring $103 worth of groceries for $23! And I had a wonderful checkout lady that was almost as thrilled as I was - that always makes it more fun :-)

  78. Sarah DJ // March 12, 2010 9:09 AM  

    I became a fan of Kroger on Facebook!

  79. Sarah DJ // March 12, 2010 9:12 AM  

    I'm a new subscriber by email!

  80. Sarah DJ // March 12, 2010 9:15 AM  

    I posted your giveaway on Kroger's fan site!

  81. Jay // March 12, 2010 1:10 PM  

    My fave memory is visiting TN and aunt getting us yummy Kroger doughnuts for bfast!

  82. Crystal // March 13, 2010 11:21 AM  

    I prefer the smaller Kroger stores,my favorite is Kroger off MT Zion in KY.....Love the employees!!!! I never go to the bigger chain stores......I follow on email.


  83. pam // March 13, 2010 12:06 PM  

    I love my Kroger. The electronic, plus the double coupons, can not be beat!

  84. pam // March 13, 2010 12:06 PM  

    I subscribe.

  85. Rona's Home Page // March 13, 2010 6:45 PM  

    I don't have any fond memories but love the opportunity to win.

  86. missy // March 13, 2010 7:25 PM  

    How about a funny and embarrassing memory at Krogers?

    Years ago my almost two year old was sitting in the front of the cart while were shopping at Krogers. I had placed a package of frozen veggies in the back of the cart. Well as I was looking for a flavor of ice cream my daughter had reached around and grabbed the frozen veggies and started chewing on them through the bag. The store manager was walking by just as I was trying to take them from her. He mentioned that was one way for her to get her veggies!! I explained to him that she was teething and he laughed so hard.He then reached around me and grabbed a box of frozen Push-Ups, opened the box and gave my daughter one. He said this would cool her gums. I was so grateful to him and impressed. He passed out the rest of the Push-Ups to other children at the store. Isn't that a great manager!!!

  87. missy // March 13, 2010 7:30 PM  

    I'm a subscriber!!

  88. missy // March 13, 2010 7:30 PM  

    I'm a subscriber!!