This Reader Saves On Groceries By Playing Games and Using Digital Coupons

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Happy Friday Reader Haul from Kroger

Did you know you can save money on groceries by shopping & playing games?! 🎮

No, we’re not pulling your chain! This week’s Happy Friday reader, Justina, tipped us off about a fun way to save money at Kroger, one of the nation’s most popular grocery stores.

By buying qualifying products from certain brands and playing some promotional games, she’s saving on all types of items like batteries and fresh meat. On top of those discounts, she’s also using digital coupons to save even more!

Here’s how Justina does it!

A carton of eggs from a Happy Friday Reader Haul

“Each week while doing my Kroger online shopping, but especially at the start of each month, I search ‘free’ in the digital coupons section, look for Best Customer Bonus coupons for free items like free Sargento cheese or free eggs—-“

The pointsrewardsplus website shown on a computer

“–also Kroger has a rewards program on hey advertised it when it first started, but I think it gets overlooked a lot, not sure if it is very popular. The other day I played a promo game and won 5000pts, enough for $10 worth of produce free and a 4pk of Energizer batteries free!”

Sargento provolone cheese from a recent reader shopping haul at Kroger

“Other freebies I have redeemed from pts have been free tortilla chips, Pringles, $5 off of fresh meat and goldfish crackers—they also have free axe body care items, sweepstakes entries, a few gift cards, and BoxTops.

You also earn pts with maybe each $40 total purchase worth of select brands, but they have the spin the wheel or trivia or survey question promos often.“

What a great and entertaining way to save on household essentials, Justina!

We also love your advice of looking for digital coupons before shopping and using these savings with your other rewards. With the price of groceries being so high, it’s fantastic that you’re able to score free items like eggs and cheese! 🙌

We’re excited to pass along your helpful tips to other readers!

PointsRewardsPlus games shown on the computer

What is the POINTS REWARDS PLUS program?

If you haven’t heard of the POINTS REWARDS PLUS program that Justina is using, here’s what you need to know. The program runs through January 2, 2024 and is open to anyone has a Points Plus card to one of the Kroger Co. stores.

Whenever you buy qualifying products at these stores, you’ll earn rewards points that can later be redeemed for free product coupons, access to digital video games like Sonic Superstars, gaming gift cards, fuel points, and more.

For example, if you buy $40 worth of qualifying products from a Kroger Co. store, you’ll automatically receive 1,000 rewards points! This is enough points to score free or discounted grocery items.

You can also play promo games online to win more discounts, gift cards, and prizes. Right now if you play certain digital games you can try for a chance at a $500 Kroger gift card, win a Meta Quest 2 headset, score a vacation to Myrtle Beach, or snag a $500 Fred Meyer Jewelry gift card.

Signing up for the program is free. Head over to their website to create your account today!

Kroger Store Front

Here are more ways to save at Kroger…

In addition to the POINTS PLUS REWARDS program, there are a few other ways to save at Kroger.

First, make sure to check out our regularly updated post on the best Kroger digital coupons. This week you can save on milk, cereal, cookies, soup, laundry detergent, and more.

Second, read our post on the Kroger Cash Back Program. This is a simple way to earn cash back on qualifying purchases.

Thank you, Justina! ❤️

We really appreciate you taking the time to write in and notify us about Kroger’s POINTS REWARDS PLUS program! This is helpful advice to share with other Kroger shoppers! We hope you continue to rack up those savings! 💰


Do you have a great deal or clearance find to share?! 🎙 Every Friday, we post one submission by a Hip2Save reader (view past submissions) that gives us a glimpse into their frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile.

If you’d like to submit your tip, visit our Happy Friday section and either click the orange Share Your Deal button at the top or scroll to the very bottom of the page to fill out your information. For the best odds of having your submission picked, check out our Happy Friday tips post!

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Comments 14

  1. rn404

    thanks…IM going to look into this when I get off today

  2. ihearthip

    Thanks for reminding me about the points plus rewards. I checked and had been building up points apparently.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh good! Happy you could find your points! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–

  3. Jlinsey

    I kept seeing this at the bottom of my receipt and just figured it out earlier this week. I also just Flashfood app for those that don’t mind food and produce that are getting close to the age of expiring great savings. Only limited stores partipate so see if a store near you does. I use at my Meijer especially for produce. usually get a box for $5. I have a referral code for spend $15 we both get $3.

  4. Tracey

    If we still had Kroger Stores in our area, I’d definitely be checking this out! So great that you are saving so much money!

  5. AMFC4292

    awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips!

  6. MeRiv

    Thank you for pointing this out!! I had points from shopping King Soopers. I would have never known ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Happy you could grab the points! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰

  7. Pat Goff

    Thank you. I wasn’t aware of this. Going to sign up my brothers too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SO glad this was helpful! ๐Ÿค—

  8. Justina Inez

    Fun Stuff! Glad to help! Enjoy! Thanks for the Amazon gift card H2S-now I have free laundry detergent for the month–thanks!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! ๐ŸŽ‰ You’re SO very welcome, Justina! We sure appreciate you sharing these helpful tips! ๐Ÿ’•

  9. Pat

    I have redeemed for a few free items, but those games are impossible to win, for me anyway! I don’t have that game dexterity. But I did win bonus points about a month ago when they had a promotion and got enough points for $1.00 off a gallon of gas.

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