This is the fourth week without a FREE Friday Download, so we put our bargain-hunting team to the task of finding an answer. There has been one question on the mind of many of our bargain-loving readers. We’ve heard from readers via e-mails, texts, phone calls and, even, carrier pigeons. (Okay, we’re exaggerating…but just a bit!)
The one question everyone is asking: What is going on with King Soopers’ Free Friday Download offer?
We know it’s an extremely popular deal with readers (who doesn’t love FREE groceries, right?) and it’s one of our most-viewed posts every Friday.
We chalked up the recent “missing Fridays” to the holidays, but we now have an official answer from our good friends at King Soopers.
If you didn’t know, the freebie is sponsored by a manufacturer or vendor, not King Soopers itself. They’re just the messenger, so the offer’s frequency was based on those companies wanting to promote a new product.
A few months ago, we were told the deal was going to bi-weekly format, which it did for a short period of time. However, now, it will be offered on occasion without any specific schedule — based solely on product availability.
Being directly involved in the world of deals and discounts for a decade now, we know programs change over time, so we’re not completely surprised.
There are many reasons programs change or end, especially as marketing strategies evolve and customers’ purchasing habits change. (Hello, online ordering and delivery!)
While many readers may be unhappy or disappointed with the change, we’re grateful for all the FREE groceries we’ve scanned over the years — definitely hundreds of dollars worth of frozen entrées, beverages, candy, pasta, cat treats, salad dressing, snacks and more.
And it’s not over completely — just not as often. There’s still plenty of FREE items to be had for us bargain hunters!
Thank you for all the FREE groceries, King Soopers!