If you didn’t know it already, Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the United States and the third largest retailer in the world. That’s big folks. What that means is there are a lot of people who get their groceries at Kroger on a weekly basis. If you live in one of the many states that have a Kroger store, or one of the many grocery stores owned by Kroger across the U.S., then this post is for you!
I’m a fan of Kroger because they have one of the easiest freebie opportunities that we write about on PingBug. It requires absolutely no purchase on your part to take advantage of. All you have to do is swing by the store each week to claim your freebie. It’s called the FREE Friday Download and it happens on, well, Fridays.
Here’s How it Works
If you’ve been shopping at Kroger for a while now, you likely have what most people call a “Kroger Card”. Officially it’s called a “Plus Shopper’s Card”, but who cares really. If you don’t have one yet, you can easily get one for free the next time you stop by the store. Just ask for one, simple as that.
Now that you have your Plus Shopper’s Card, you’re half way there. The next step is to go online at Kroger.com and register for a free account. At a minimum you have to provide Kroger with your name and email address. You can also provide more detailed information like your address, mobile phone, etc., but it’s not required. Once you have your online account, you’re close to making the magic happen.
Plus Shoppers Card + Kroger.com = Freebies
The final step in becoming a weekly free-stuff gatherer at Kroger is to register your Plus Shoppers Card online. On your card you will find a 12-digit number. Just click on “My Account” and enter your 12-digit number where you see the box for “Plus Card and Alt ID(s)” and click “save”. You’ve just struck freebie gold. Now every Friday, you can add a freebie to your card. We post these freebies each Friday to make it very easy for you.
So how do you “add” a Friday freebie to your card? It’s very simple. PingBug will provide you with a link to the Free Friday Download page every Friday. All you have to do is select your store and click “add to card”. Now your card is loaded and you’re ready to pick up your freebie. Be sure to load your card on the day we post the freebie because you only have one day to do so. Once the freebie is loaded you will then have up to around two weeks to head to Kroger and pick it up.
Some of the freebies we’ve received this year include Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, Bumble Bee Tuna, McCormick Grill Mates, Kind Bar, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel and Nature’s Own Bread. If you take advantage of a Kroger freebie each week, you’ll end up with well over $100 in totally free stuff. This is just one of the many ways we keep our readers informed and headed down a path that we hope leads to a life of money saving habits (and possibly a freebie addiction).