Kroger program

Has anyone heard about the ending of the Kroger program? I received an email that said that the last day for the program would be August 13th.

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I do them regularly (Ralphs) and did not receive an email about the program ending. What else did it say?
I was asking about a particular location and the reply said that the last day to shop would be August 13th since the program would be ending on that day. So I don’t know… I have been doing them regularly for the past 3-4 years too
Hopefully they just meant the current program as I expect the requirements may change with different Covid mandates.
Are you talking about shops, merchandising gigs, or something else?

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I hope they stick around. They're incredibly easy now and the report on the app takes five minutes in the parking lot. Plus, my scheduler is really generous with PAD. I have eight scheduled through the end of this month.
@Gabydiaz wrote:

Has anyone heard about the ending of the Kroger program? I received an email that said that the last day for the program would be August 13th.

I dont think they will get rid of the program since they advertise that they use us.

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@OldmanJames wrote:

Can someone tell me the first letter of the shop company that does Kroger shops?

No I can’t, but simply click on the official list of companies at the bottom of this page and then look at the list of the 15 most discussed. It’s one of them. I believe most experienced shoppers are registered with all 15 of them although there may be a few to avoid because of reported problems.
Kroger has regularly ended their “program” with the current MSC when they make a large update to the form. I wouldn’t panic. I’ve wondered when they would remove certain Covid related questions.
If they go back to asking the dumb questions I will no longer complete any. Sometimes there is a long wait at the Deli or Meat Departments. Also those questions identified me as a mystery shopper. I remember going into into my favorite store once and over the PA system they announced “It’s showtime”. I would also often get winks from associates as they answered my stupid question
@kenasch wrote:

If they go back to asking the dumb questions I will no longer complete any. Sometimes there is a long wait at the Deli or Meat Departments. Also those questions identified me as a mystery shopper. I remember going into into my favorite store once and over the PA system they announced “It’s showtime”. I would also often get winks from associates as they answered my stupid question
I have more issue with the time requirement. I really like the 11 am - 8 pm time slot. The 2 hour reporting requirement is also unreal, especially when their app screws up and will not accept receipt upload.
You're probably the only group to appreciate this---today I did my weekly shopping at my neighborhood Kroger. Every employee who walked near me either said "Hello" or asked if I was finding everything O.K. An associate just about dragged me to a self serve register and did all the scanning for me. On the way out I asked another customer if she had been greeted by employees too. Nope. Good luck to the real shopper this weekend.
@Rho* wrote:

You're probably the only group to appreciate this---today I did my weekly shopping at my neighborhood Kroger. Every employee who walked near me either said "Hello" or asked if I was finding everything O.K. An associate just about dragged me to a self serve register and did all the scanning for me. On the way out I asked another customer if she had been greeted by employees too. Nope. Good luck to the real shopper this weekend.

Just curious, was that a self service or traditional shop? Did you attempt to turndown self service if it was traditional? I know there is a question to allow for this but wondering if there were any problems if you needed to switch scenarios.
@ Kenasch... I had that situation before. I was standing in a traditional line with my 3 or 4 items when an employee came and invited me to self-checkout. At first I said, "That's OK," and felt stupid saying it, but the nice employee said, "Are you sure because you only have a couple of items and I can get you outta here in a couple of minutes." At that juncture, I had to yield and accept the most sensible option. She actually scanned all the items and put them in a bag for me. No, I did not have any problems with the MSC.

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@AZwolfman wrote:


I have more issue with the time requirement. I really like the 11 am - 8 pm time slot. The 2 hour reporting requirement is also unreal, especially when their app screws up and will not accept receipt upload.

I figured out that I need to make sure my wifi is on and using the Kroeger store network to get the receipts to upload when the app is being stubborn. If I can't get a signal out front, I found that driving around to the rear side of the building always gives me a great signal and the upload problem is solved!
@JW wrote:

@AZwolfman wrote:


I have more issue with the time requirement. I really like the 11 am - 8 pm time slot. The 2 hour reporting requirement is also unreal, especially when their app screws up and will not accept receipt upload.

I figured out that I need to make sure my wifi is on and using the Kroeger store network to get the receipts to upload when the app is being stubborn. If I can't get a signal out front, I found that driving around to the rear side of the building always gives me a great signal and the upload problem is solved!

When I can't get the receipt to upload I restart my phone. Works every time.
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