Are North Texans more extreme in their couponing practices or is Kroger just testing out a new policy?
According to The Consumerist, the major supermarket chain announced effective yesterday it would no longer allow customers to double and triple store coupons in North Texas stores, a practice that lets shoppers multiply the face-value savings of coupons.
Kroger earlier this year stopped the practice in Houston, saying they'd move discounts from coupons into overall savings on groceries.
Fortunately, Kroger isn't the only supermarket that accepts doubling and tripling. Some major chains and their policies include:
A&P - Allows doubling only.
Food Lion - May limit the quantity of coupons accepted.
IGA - Coupons for cigarettes and liquor can't be doubled.
Kmart - Doubles and triples some coupons. You can also use their online coupons when shopping at kmart.com.
Piggly Wiggly - May stack a Piggly Wiggly coupon with a manufacturer's coupon.
Safeway - Policy varies between stores, but most accept with limitations.
ShopRite - (Includes PriceRite) Double-coupon policies vary by store but, in general, will double up to four identical coupons.
Meijer - Can combine a Meijer coupon with a manufacturer coupon, and they also have online coupons for use at Meijer.com.
Wegmans - Policy varies between stores, but most accept with limitations.
Winn Dixie - Doubles all manufacturer coupons up to 50 cents, except in Florida, New Orleans metro area and some parts of Alabama.
The Kroger Corporation has stores in most states and also owns Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Pay Less, Ralphs, and Tom Thumb.
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