Normally our grocery store receipts are one of the few receipts that are…just receipts. They provide their piles of coupons and ads on a separate receipt-like piece of paper, which is nice, since I hate stuffing giant receipts into my purse.
But the last time I went to the grocery store, things were different.
My receipt had several extra inches added to the bottom, with a section that said “Please tear here”.
I took a look at it, wondering why the receipt was so long.
It started out with, “Receive $25 off your first purchase when you open a 1-2-3 rewards MasterCard”.
Customers were instructed to “Complete items in bold & take to customer service to apply for the 1-2-3 rewards MasterCard.”
I guess everyone’s getting into the credit card game.
They’re definitely trying to encourage people to use the card IN the grocery store too, because the rewards points are: 1 point for anywhere-type spending, 2 points for Kroger spending, and 3 points for Kroger brand spending.
You end up with $5 in groceries for every 1000 points. So that’s, what, between half a percent reward and 1.5%? No thank you.