OK, I'll admit that I haven't been updating in a while, but I haven't had much to update. I'm still couponing and saving about $20 a week on my grocery bill. I've paired down the blogs I normally read because it was just getting too overwhelming (If I missed 1 day, I'd have over 1,000 posts to sift through). I follow a few that are super in-depth and ones that are store specific and local. I just don't have the time to keep up with EVERYTHING and all, yknow.
All in all, I felt this to be something important to make further known. Kroger has announced that in Houston and the surrounding areas, they will be ending their coupon policy of doubling and tripling! How insane is that! I have to admit that there are 2 reasons I frequent Kroger - the doubling and tripling of coupons and using the fuel rewards. Kroger is further away from me than my Wal-Mart and now Wal-Mart has adapted their policy to allow for overage on any coupons! Let's see... Kroger stopped allowing overage (thus pocketing the money from the manufacturers) and now they're stopping tripling and doubling coupons. Where am I more likely to shop? My answer? The more coupon friendly location!
I'm not going to go into all the details because quite frankly I'm not versed enough in them, but Stephanie from Katy Couponers has a post with all the details she's found out so far here. You can also join the FaceBook group Kroger Couponers to follow what's going on. And if you'll like to change your shopping habits to Wal-Mart, might I suggest the blog I Heart the Mart. They've posted their take on Wal-Mart's new policies as well as early tests to see how well it works.
My opinion is that Kroger is shooting themselves in the foot with this new policy. What do you think?