Starting on October 1, 2014, the way you save at Kroger with SavingStar will be changing. Kroger will transition from a n “automatic” loyalty card retailer to instead participate as a receipt-scanning retailer. This is removing the “automatic” easy savings of using SavingStar at Kroger and will require you to remember to scan and redeem your items on your receipt. Big bummer as I like the convenience of my auto savings especially when I didn’t even remember activating a savings on SavingStar.
You will redeem SavingStar offers at Kroger stores by submitting a picture of your receipt, instead of linking SavingStar offers to your Kroger card. This change impacts all Kroger stores, including: Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, JayC, King Soopers, City Market, PayLess, Owen’s, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. This was a corporate decision made by Kroger.
All SavingStar offers redeemed at Kroger-owned stores using your loyalty card must take place by September 30 (rewards will post to your account on or before October 9). Starting October 1, all redemptions will be credited when you submit a picture of your receipt, either through the SavingStar app or SavingStar.
I do have some good news for you. Starting in October, you will be able to redeem SavingStar offers at new stores – Safeway, Vons, Food 4 Less and H-E-B – by submitting a picture of your receipt using the SavingStar app (or submitting it through SavingStar.com).Other recently added retailers include: Walmart, Target, Kmart, BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Meijer, and WinCo.
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