Kroger New Coupon Policy

I have been getting a lot of questions regarding Kroger’s new coupon policy. You can see a copy of the new Kroger coupon policy here.

This new policy if  for the Dayton/Cincinnati region stores and is no doubt in reaction to the extreme couponing craze.

The only real changes I see are:

  • A limit of no more than five paper manufacturer coupons for the same product. This seems to be an effort to keep products on the shelves and prevent “extreme” buys. I think I like this change and some manufacturers (like P&G) are already placing limits on the number of like coupons you can use.
  • A limit to two internet coupons per manufacturer per customer per day will be accepted. This is interesting, in our area (Knoxville) it is a limit of two of the same internet printable coupons (which is logical because the print limit is usually 2 per computer) This however is per manufacturer.  I am sure this is an effort to stop fraudulent use/copying of IP’s.

If you are in the Knoxville/Atlanta region your can read all the details of our Kroger Coupon Policy here.

I have a few more though but I really want to hear what you think of the new policy!


  1. Regina Katz says:

    I have always just used one coupon per item, I never knew you could use multiples like that.  I have been missing out!

  2. That didn’t mean 5 coupons for 1 item….it was 5 like coupons.  So, if you’re buying 6 bottles of Vitamin Water, you can only use 5 coupons for them.  But if you’re only buying 1 bottle of Vitamin Water, you CANNOT use 5 coupons for it!

  3. I went to Kroger and bought the Schick Quatro ladies shavers last night on the buy 1 get 1 deal.  It was $5.99 each I had the $5.00 off one printable coupon and they let me use it since I bought 2 but I was told that the cashier has to get approval from a manager now if the coupon is over $1.00 and that it must not be more than 75% of the total price…..  I will have to read the policy now and take it with me for the store in Pigeon Forge.

  4. The real question will be what products they define as “the same” (which will probably be at the discretion of the manager)… my guess is that it will be by UPC which makes it likely that different “flavors” of an item will be classified as different “products”. So, truth be told, I don’t see this really impacting the normal shopper all that much. Even then, they’re simply “reserving the right” to do so… unless it’s coded into the POS regular shoppers will probably get a pass unless they’re being particularly rude.

    Now the printable limitation is a little more worrisome… seems a little broad.

  5. That’s in accordance with the current policy in effect for the Atlanta region stores (which includes the Pigeon Forge store). See

  6. Animals4u says:

    I went to Kroger in Corbin KY. they will only allow you 3 coupons of the same kind & they refused to give me overage on any of the coupons I had it on so I told them to take the items of & give me the coupons back. Lets just say it was a nightmare of a trip.

  7. Sounds like you fell victim to the odd Louisville region rules which are, from what I hear, more restrictive than most of the other regions (except for those poor souls in Houston). My guess is that it has to do with the lack of competitors… The only real region-wide competition seems to be WalMart who until recently was even more draconian in their policies (and they still don’t double).

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