Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Kroger giveaway

First, have you entered my Shell $20 gift card giveaway?  It ends Oct 7th!

Now, as promised, the second part of that giveaway : a $20 gift card to Kroger!
First, I want to tell you a little about my trip to Kroger.  The fine folks at Kroger some Houston area bloggers (including me) on a tour of the newly renovated Kroger in the Heights.  They showed us the produce section

Notice the HUGE colorful section in the background.  That is the pepper section WOW!!!!   We also found out Kroger purchases local produce when possible which is just wonderful news.  We also found out Kroger sells Driscoll berries exclusively. 
Several of the stores being remodeled in the district are also adding a very impressive bulk nuts, granola and other natural items section.  Sorry I don't have a picture of that (still learning my phone).  
We moved on to the meat/seafood section
In this section, we learned what happens to the fresh meat in the case that does not get sold.  Rather than tossing all that still edible meat, Kroger has partnered with local food banks.  They keep the fresh cuts of meat in a freezer (much as we do when we buy reduced for quick sale meat that is ON the last day) and the food bank comes and picks the meat up to distribute to the needy.  I was excited to hear this meat just doesn't get thrown out, as that is just so wasteful and a shame.  YAY Kroger!
While checking out the burger grilling station, I kind of took a sidetrack and headed for this demo station:
BEER!  Southern Star Microbrew in Conroe was in the Kroger providing samples of their beer.  Seeing as my husband is a homebrewer, I HAD to stop and take a sample and talk with the beer man! lol
We moved on to the wine section where we were offered even MORE samples and had a chance to talk with the wine steward(ok that wasn't his title, but I can't remember the name, lol).  Again, I was interested in the beer display and the make your own 6 pack.  This new Kroger had a whole 4 foot section of various premium beers you can mix and match and make your own 6 pack.  This is a neat gift idea for the beer lovers on your list.  If you pick one bad beer, at least it doesn't kill the whole 6 pack :)
We moved around the rest of the store finding out some really interesting information.  At the end of the evening we were served pasta to order and had an opportunity to talk with the folks at Kroger and ask questions.  That is when I showed my shameful display of a Kroger card:
Notice the card on the far right.  The plastic is actually separated from what is left of the card.  The good news for me, the right people were listening.  Did you know you can get a new Kroger card and they will just tie it to your old one.  The account will be the same, so you won't lose gas points, upromise, cellfire, shortcuts etc.  It is all still there.  Notice my shiny new cards they sent to me on the left!  I need to test these suckers out.

Ok, I could go on and on but I am sure you want to hear how to enter the giveaway.  If you have stayed with me this long, good for you.  Ok, so here are the rules
Two entries per person, winner will receive a $20 gift card to Kroger.  Giveaway will end next Tuesday, so you have 1 week. Email is not a form of entry, if you are reading this via email or a reader, click here to get to the post to leave your comment
Entry #1:  Tell me how long you have read my blog (just curious and lying to make me feel better will not increase your chances of winning)
Entry #2: Like my page on facebook.  If you are on facebook, this is a great way to keep with my random blog posting times and keep you up to date on those short dated/timed deals I sometimes post.  After doing so, leave a separate comment to let me know.  (you MUST leave a separate comment or you will only have 1 entry)

Good luck everyone
Disclaimer: Kroger gave me the $20 gift card to keep or giveaway to my readers.  I was not compensated in any other way for this blog post and all opinions are my own.

88 comments:

Marci said...

Oh, I want to win this! When I started getting into couponing, Kroger became my favorite grocery store. I think I have been following your blog for about 1 1/2 years. Thanks for the giveaway!

Josh and Amanda said...

I have been reading for about 1 1/2 years!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for just over a year. I love it and love saving $$ thanks a bunch
Tanya

Anonymous said...

I follow you on facebook.
Tanya

Josh and Amanda said...

I like you on facebook!

southerninspiration said...

I don't know how long I've been following you.....for at least a year or more, perhaps two. How long have you been blogging?
Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

I am about to "like" you on Facebook.
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I am your 169th fan on Facebook!!
Mercedes V.
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Kyle and Ali said...

I am already a fan on FB!!

Kyle and Ali said...

I have been following your blog for almost a year. Thanks a bunch for offering this giveaway!

Jennifer said...

it will be a year later this month. a friend taught me "extreme couponing" last year and i have been following your blog daily since then!

Ruthie said...

I have been following for about a year and a half. Thank you so much for the work you do on this blog. You have been instrumental in my couponing success!!

Ruthie said...

I follow you on Facebook...

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for quite a while--I think probably close to 2 years. I got into the couponing thing in the spring of
08. I found you through the Kroger TX-LA forum on HCW! I enjoy reading your deals and also all the work you do helping us find our own! THanks!
Elizabeth
ellenbeth1981 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like you on FB, too!
Elizabeth
ellenbeth1981 at yahoo dot com

JC said...

Over a year I think.

JC said...

FB liker@tcarolinep JessieKtatieS

Stephanie said...

I have been following your blog for probably two years or so...I think I started following after reading Jane4Girls blog. You do a great job!

Bev said...

I've been reading your blog for over six months now. It's one of my favorite sites. I love that you post actual trips with pictures!

Bev said...

I'm a new facebook follower. Gosh I guess I didn't know that you had a fan page.

Chrissy said...

I have been reading for about 2 years. You are the one who really explained how to shop at Kroger with coupon and the Kroger card.

Erica said...

I have been following your blog for probably about 1 year. I live on the other side of Houston so it is easy to see local deals!

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Erica said...

I am now following you on FB. Erica Erskins.

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Nicole said...

I have been reading your blog for about a year now.

Nicole said...

I follow you on Facebook

DHJACKSON92 said...

I believe I started reading your blog in November or December of last year. A nice lady at my Walgreen's told me about you and one other blogger. She recommended you for Kroger and the other blogger for Walgreens!

DHJACKSON92 said...

I just "liked" you on FB!

Michelle J said...

I have been following your blog for about a year. And I saw you few times personally in the stores. :D

Chris said...

I have been reading your blog for a year now too. Big help on the deals

Fun times with the Larsen's said...

I've been following for about a year and a half. :) You're inspiring! Keep up the awesome work!

Michelle said...

I've been reading for about one year.

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Fun times with the Larsen's said...

I just became a fan of you on facebook. I can't believe I hadn't done that before.

Sarah W said...

I have been reading here for right over a year I believe. :) Found you from HCW.

Sarah W said...

Oh, and I just "liked" you on facebook!

Ana said...

I have been following your blog since August of last year. I was happy to find a blog from someone in Houston and that updates it frequently.

Eleanor said...

I have read your blog for almost 2 years. I recommend it to all my friends. It is easy to read and follow.

Thanks for helping my family save money.

Shawn M. said...

I think I've been following your blog about a year now.

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Deanna Z said...

I have been reading your blog for about 6 months. I love it because you post about some local deals, and since I live in Sugar Land, they are usually close by. Keep up the good work.

L Crawford said...

I've been reading your blog just about since Katy Couponers started. I remember when Erin (Jane4Girls) gave up KC because of her TV spot. Even though I'm in Tn. our Kroger sales match up except for my sales are Sun-Sat. So, your coupon matchups are very helpful for me. I would love to win this Kroger card :) ELLE-TN zacnjac@yahoo.com

L Crawford said...

liking you on FB too zacnjac@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for right at 2 years now. Thanks so much.
Bre
couponcrazytxgirl@sbcglobal.net

Amy B. said...

I'm a Facebook fan and follow your posts there.

amy_caeleb AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blogs since May of 2010 that is when I started to use coupons..thanks for the chance to win!

Estella Mendoza

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how long I've been reading your blog...about a year?
Jennifer S.

Mari said...

I have been reading your blog for about 6 months.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

I am a facebook fan (Mari Doug).

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ok, I clicked "like" on facebook, so letting you know here.
Jennifer S.

Shelley said...

I've been reading your blog for about 1 1/2 years. I love it. Thanks
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Shelley said...

I like you on facebook.
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I don't keep track and really have no idea, but would say it's been at least several months :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I Like Katy Couponers on Facebook
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SUSAN said...

i have been following your blog for about 2 years.

SUSAN said...

i am now following you on facebook.

Heather said...

I have been following your blog for about a year and LOVE IT!! Each week before I head out, I make sure to check here first. You have some amazing finds - and have saved me so much! THANK YOU!!

heather_a_burke@yahoo.com

shirley said...

I am new to your blog, but I plan on reading it from now on. Thanks
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shirley said...

Like you on FB-shirley e
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Lindsay said...

I have been reading for the past year.

Lindsay said...

I liked you on Facebook.

amy and the bad cats said...

i've been reading your blog for about two years now, ever since i took a coupon class offered by you and erin and i think another woman, too.

tiffany Davis said...

I have been reading your blog for almost 2 years.

Tiffany Davis said...

I am a friend on facebook

Shane and Whitney said...

I have been reading your blog about a year now! Thanks!

Brittany B said...

It's been 1 1/2 years at least since I started following your blog, my mom and I check it a couple times a week!

Tracy said...

I have read your blog since at least January, 2009, probably a month or so before that. I attended the Valentine's Day, 2009 coupon class that you and Erin instructed. I do not remember how I found your blog though.

Tracy said...

I have previously liked you on Facebook. It makes it easier to keep track of deals all in one place.

Jackie said...

I liked you on facebook!

Jackie

Jackie said...

I have read your blog since early summer 2010.

Jackie

Tara H. said...

I love your blog, and I have been reading it for almost two years! I love that your breakdowns are easy for me to follow and my brain can keep up with your math brain most of the time! lol

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Tara H. said...

I am a facebook follower as well!
tlongmire(at)comcast(dot)net

Tracy R said...

I just discovered your blog. I noticed it because you are giving away a Kroger GC. I would love to win, thanks for the chance!

Pheobie said...

I have been reading for about 1 year now. Thanks for all the matchups!

debbie said...

I have been following your blog for a couple of months.
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Alex Houston said...

I have been following your blog for the last 1 year!
Thanks.

Pheobie said...

I "liked" you on FB!

Liz said...

I think about over a year - I log on alot and love the pictures you post!

Amy said...

I've been reading your blog for about 24 months, two months after my twins were born. My twins gave my checkbook a shock and that's when I found you. Thanks!

carmen said...

I've been reading your blog for a little over a month.

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

carmen said...

I "liked" Katy Couponers on FB (elizabeth carmen)

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

Sally Wu said...

I have been reading this blog for about 1 year.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I actually just came across the blog to be honest. :)

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Deb said...

I've been reading since January or February, I think. Thanks for all that you do, and for this give-away. :)

Coupon Newbie said...

I've been reading your blog for just over a year now when I became a SAHM. I wish there were more local Houston deal bloggers! I have one, but its more a bragging blog than a deal blog. LOL

Coupon Newbie said...

I "liked" your page on FB and even added it to my page's favorite (Coupon Newbie)

mandala said...

I love Kroger, this would really help our budget. Thanks for the chance. I am a new GFC follower - just discovered your blog.

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Yay, I love Kroger! They have the best coupons/sales, especially the customized coupons they send you in the mail! I found your blog about a week or two ago, I think!

Liz said...

I liked you on facebook!

Carol W. said...

I'm a new reader/follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenna Wood said...

I like you on Fb Jenna M Wood

six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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