I was shopping at Kroger and asked to have an application to become a member of their rewards card. It was very simple and I received the cards in the mail. If you are wondering why they need your phone number it is because if you ever forget your card you can use that to still have access to your rewards at the checkout. I discovered you could also apply for this card online too.
They have store sales and you can view the weekly ad on their website. They have coupons that print out when you are checking out and coupons are sent to you in the mail. You even get exclusive discounts on items for being a rewards member. On the receipt, you can see how much you saved in this order and how much you have saved annually.
Another member perk is that every time you shop and use your card you get fuel points. You earn one fuel point for every $1 you spend. And when you get 100 fuel points you get 25 cents off each gallon. If it is less than 100 you get 10 cents off and more you can get up to 30 cents off. Now it does not sound like much but it can add up. You can also use these points at Shell gas stations instead of just Kroger ones. These points expire at the end of the next month and there have been times where the points have expired before I could use them since I do not drive my car that often.
There is an online shopping option on the website where you can pick them up and have your groceries carried out to your car or you can have them delivered to your home. I will warn you, this delivery and pickup are only available in certain locations. With the website, you are even able to make a list. You can go through and add things by category, by sale items, or by typing in the items. After they are on your list you can adjust the quantity if you need to. This list even gives you an estimated total. For the pickup and delivery service, you select a timeframe that is an hour long and you are able to update a pending order until they have started to get it ready for you which is a helpful feature if you forget something. It is a very simple process and similar to other online grocery shopping sites.