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Thursday thoughts: New Harris Teeter e-coupons are here!

Posted November 12, 2010

Harris Teeter is rolling out a new e-coupons benefit for e-vic members. Many of us received e-mails about the benefit today. My thanks to the readers who e-mailed me to make sure I knew about the promotion. I received the e-mail - just haven't had a chance to blog about it until now.

Here is the text from the e-mail I received:

"Because you're a Very Important Customer and an e-VIC Member, we wanted to give you a sneak peek into this great new way to save. Below are the details on how you can link valuable manufacturer coupons directly to your VIC card. This week includes offers from great brands like Green Giant, Breyers, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Borden and many more. You can look for great new offers anytime it's convenient for you to browse the list of e-VIC coupons (we're adding more all the time!).

Please take a minute to enroll in this program, download some offers and SAVE. If you have any issues, please contact Customer Relations at 1-800-432-6111.

Thanks for your support!"

With this benefit, you add the coupons to your Vic card electronically and when you buy the item and scan your Vic card, the discount comes off automatically. As is the case with shortcuts.com and cellfire.com digital coupons that you can use at Kroger, these are also considered manufacturer's coupons. This means you cannot combine them with other hard copy manufacturer's coupons. The e-coupons will not double, so make sure you don't have a better hard copy coupon before you add the digital e-Vic coupon to your Vic card.

The e-mail goes on to give instructions on how to register for the program including what looks like a link specific to me. I will chat with them tomorrow and see if they have a link everyone can use. The new benefit is not posted on their website so you can't access it from there, at this time. As we learn more, I'll post the details. Until then, if you received the e-mail - go ahead and enroll and start saving with these digital coupons.

Please post your thoughts about the new benefit and let us know what you think once you start using the e-coupons.


 

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  • Oxymoron02 Nov 12, 2010

    @ddalmas: I've pulled out and looked at my last week's Kroger receipts ... and I didn't have any trouble with e-coupons bumping an item from the mega sale. In fact, I used the $1.50 off 3 campbells e-coupon without incident. Weird.

  • Dr D Nov 12, 2010

    The e-Qs bit me at Kroger this week. I had my 10 mega-sale items carefully selected but the 3 Campbell's soups weren't counted towards the 10 because I had a $1.50 wyb3 e-coupon for them on my card. In the end I purchased 3 additional items, but it was way too much trouble. I used to load up the Kroger card w/eQs about once/month, selecting anything I might buy, similar to how I select and clip paper Qs weekly, but now I understand that's not always going to be the best way to load eQs.

  • unc85vw Nov 12, 2010

    It would be really FABULOUS if HT would double the eCoups! and then I wouldn't have to clip nearly as much!

  • Nancy Nov 12, 2010

    Faye - I'm simple minded when I shop, have my envelope with coupons in hand, list written on the envie and anything more I have to remember to bring is overload :)

    Heck, I even have a hard time remembering to bring in my recycle grocery bags which I sitting on the back seat LOL

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 12, 2010

    For those who did not get it yet, they are rolling it out slowly. I know a couple people who got it last week and I have been wondering where my e-mail was.

    I also agree that unless it is an item I know I won't get a hard copy for that may double, I will be waiting to add them to my card so I don't waste the opportunity to double the hard copy coupon.

    Nancy - I always print out my Kroger e-coupons list because I also forget what I have loaded. I keep it in my binder so I know what is on there. I am guessing HT will have the same option to print out those coupons we have loaded to our Vic cards.

    I guess we will just have to wait and see how good the e-coupons are.

  • teacher101 Nov 12, 2010

    I didn't get the email either, just Wed's and Fri's regular emails.

  • j3434 Nov 12, 2010

    i did not get the email about 3-q's. poor me. ;) but i tend to think the same as nancy about the cumbersome part...but maybe ht will do it better somehow.

  • Nancy Nov 12, 2010

    The only email I received this week was the regular ad email, no email about the new e-coupons. I have to say though, I don't use those even at kroger because they don't double and I can't use MQ's that are better.

    I always forget if I've added a coupon to my Kroger card in the past so I found it cumbersome to remember what I had loaded.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 12, 2010

    Thanks RCC - forgot to add the P&G e-coupons. Appreciate the reminder!

  • Oxymoron02 Nov 12, 2010

    You mention cellfire and shortcuts, but did you know about pgesaver.com? It also adds ecoupons to your Kroger card. There's a limit on the Kroger website when you use THEIR ecoupons of 150 coupons loaded at any given time, but between cellfire, shortcuts and pgesaver I have 186 coupons loaded. :)

    There's also ecoupons at upromise.com, but those don't come off your bill. They DO however get set aside for the college education of someone you designate and they're not limited to Kroger like the others. CVS, Food Lion and even recently Rite Aid have become upromise participating stores.