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How to shop King Soopers.



All of this information is courtesy of Carrie at Springs Bargains.

Manufacturer coupons of $.50 or less will be doubled. Manufacturer coupons of $.51-$1.00 will be redeemed for $1.00. Manufacturer coupons over $1.00 will be redeemed at face value. This noes not apply to “Free”, KS, Catalina, Retail Food Store coupons, Electronic Coupons on the KS Plus Card or items prohibited by law.

(King Soopers doubles coupons seven days a week and doesn’t require a special “pass” to have coupons doubled - just be sure to swipe your Sooper card.)

Limit one (1) manufacturer coupon per item purchased. Limit one (1) store coupon per item purchased. One (1) manufacturer and One (1) store coupon can be used on the same item, in other words you can stack 'em.

You cannot use a 2nd or 3rd coupon on an item that is part of another coupon offer. Example: Coupon states: Buy 2 cereals and get a gallon of milk free. Customer cannot use another coupon on the cereal or the milk.

Coupons cannot be used on “Free” items. Does not accept coupons that are expired. Amount refunded cannot exceed the cost of the item. Customer is responsible for tax on all items even “Free” items.

Limit three (3) coupons of like items per customer. The store manager has the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of ANY coupon upon view. The store manager has the right to limit the Quantity of coupons/items used/purchased in a single transaction, by a single customer, or in a single day.

King Soopers only accept printable coupons if they scan properly at checkout. They do not accept “FREE product” printable coupons, with no purchase requirement. Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable but will be MUCH less common than traditional value-off coupons.

They do not accept coupons for more than about 75% of a product’s value without advance notice. Legitimate PAH (print at home) coupons will not be for a high value relative to the cost of the item. For example, a $2 off coupon will be acceptable for a product that normally sells for $5 or more, but a $2 off printable coupon for a product that sells for $2.25 is unlikely to be legitimate. Coupons will be rejected if they appear out of proportion or blurry, or are obvious duplicates. 

You can also load Shortcuts, CellFire, and P&GeSaver virtual coupons on your Sooper card, since it is a Kroger affiliated store.

In addition to sale prices, King Soopers has special promotions that are typically for instant off savings, like “buy $25 worth of participating products save $5 instantly”. Many promotions like this allow you to do two or three per transaction. Catalina promotions are frequently offered, some advertised in-store. [Catalinas are those coupons that print out at the checkout.]

Stores often mark down meat, dairy, and produce (some have a special section for markdowns) and you can use coupons on marked down items. Look out for those yellow and orange “manager special” stickers.

King Soopers also has a fuel savings program - for every $100 you spend, you earn a discount of $.10 per gallon on your next purchase of fuel. Your net payment amount (after all instant savings and coupons) is the amount that counts toward your $100 purchase requirement. Discounts accumulate for one month and you have one month to redeem them before they expire. Almost all King Soopers locations have a gas station. Fuel rewards can now be used to fill up at the Kroger-owned Loaf ‘n Jug gas stations.

You must use your Sooper card to get all sale prices - if not, you’ll pay regular price (ouch!). You should swipe or scan it even if you’re just buying one item and it’s not on sale, because if you don’t, your total will not count toward your fuel savings discount (see above).

Additionally, King Soopers periodically (once every month or two) sends out coupons in the mail that are based on your buying habits. These are always really great coupons - there’s usually one or two for free products, as well as a handful of others that are often times for products that do not usually have coupons in the newspaper. Be sure to keep your address updated so you don’t miss any of their mailers.

Kids like King Soopers the best because they have free cookies and I like the fact that the free cookies are self-serve in the bakery case.  You can get a discount of $.05 per bag if you bring your own (either plastic or reusable).

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