CartBuster! Share tips for saving money at Kroger and get a $50 Kroger Gift Card!

Thank you everyone! We have reached our quota of 50 posts. Thank you for participating!

Please note:  You must be a legal resident of AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV to participate in this blogging opportunity. 

Everyone likes a great deal, especially on products they buy most. But not everyone discovers a great deal the same way.  Kroger’s popular CartBuster savings event offers deep discounts on popular items.  During this 14-day promotion running from February 27 to March 12th, customers will receive CartBuster savings on products from favorite brands like P&G, General Mills, Nestle, and Pepsi by visiting the Kroger Facebook page.

To celebrate these special CartBuster deals, Kroger teamed up with SocialMoms to bring you a fun, money-saving blogging program! Kroger is looking for up to 50 SocialMoms in 17 states (listed below) to share tips for saving money at the grocery store and to help spread the word about this special 14-day CartBuster event. We thought this might be of interest to you. If this sounds like something your blog readers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans would love, then read on!

How it works:
We are looking for fifty creative, original and authentic submissions of high quality. Create an original essay post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words), about getting the best deals from the brands your family loves. Here are just a couple of the offers your readers can expect:
What are your secrets for saving money while grocery shopping? Share your creative ideas for adding more to your shopping cart without spending more. We want to know how you get the best deals at the grocery store -- and how promotions like the Kroger CartBuster progam can fit into those suggestions. Help your network of followers maximize their savings over the next 14 days by giving them the scoop on these CartBuster deals. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and grammar. You must also include our disclosure statement (below) in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 50 submissions who meet these requirements to receive a $50 Kroger Gift Card!

Highlights from your posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on, and distributed across the web for all to see and drive traffic to your blog. The program starts on February 25, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on March 12, 2011.  We will contact the first 50 qualifying bloggers on or about March 18, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at

Rewards for Participating:
The first fifty (50) qualifying participants will receive a $50 Kroger Gift Card!

To participate, we ask that you:

1. Create an original essay blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, about "getting the best deals from the brands your family loves." Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is a grounds for immediate disqualification.

2.  Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms Kroger CartBuster blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to

3. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog.

Get Widget Here

4. Log on to your Twitter account,, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #CartBuster.

5. Return to and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)

No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the and websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.

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Kroger CartBuster on YouTube:

About Kroger
Kroger offers more value for the way you live. Check out for special offers, weekly savings, printable and digital coupons, and much more! Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is one of the nation's largest grocery retailers. The Kroger Co. spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, convenience stores and mall jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

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Widget installed and disclaimer.

Hopefully that format is okay:) Not sure if you wanted a certain amount of tips.

Blog Post:



widget in sidebar, disclosure in post and word count is 460.






widget installed

disclosure included


can't wait to read the others so I can get some great grocery store money saving ideas!

Hey Megan, Does the super-duper widget I installed the other day cover this campaign? I was under the impression that it covers ALL campaigns.


It's on my sidebar:

I live in Virginia.


Link to blog post:

Widget:  Right side bar

Over 400 words: definitely


Hashtag:  yes #CartBuster


Thanks for letting me share the word.  This was a great fit for my frugal blog.

Hi Deb, yes the permanent rotating widget will be counted to meet the widget requirement in all blogging programs. We actually updated the code yesterday, so if you could take a moment to update your widget with this new one, we'd really appreciate it!

Thank you! 

Deb Anderson said:

Hey Megan, Does the super-duper widget I installed the other day cover this campaign? I was under the impression that it covers ALL campaigns.


It's on my sidebar:

Here is my blog post:

twitter post:!/etxsaver/status/41238598007259136


widget installed. I also have the social moms widget installed on my blog as well. I wasn't sure if I had to have both, but I do.

Update: I took off the Kroger widget and updated the Social Moms widget as per above user.




I disclosed, posted the widget and included the hashtag.

Here are my links:







I live in Illinois.


Thank you!

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