Grocery shopping is not fun these days. The cost of everything has gone up it seems, and what used to be affordable now feels high priced. As military families, we do have choices. We can shop at the Commissary which gives us an average of 22% savings over regular grocery stores, with plans to raise that to 25%. However, the Commissary isn’t always the easiest place to shop.
For us, it takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes to get to the Commissary. We like to go a few times a month but Kroger is much easier to shop at on a regular basis. And luckily there is a way to save money there too. At least in the Fort Campbell area.
Kroger in Clarksville, TN, and Hopkinsville, KY offer a 10% military discount on Wednesdays. This discount is for active duty military, retired military, national guard, and reserves and their dependents. You just need to show your military ID. They might even ask you about it if you shop there on a Wednesday.
I have no idea if this discount will expand past the Fort Campbell area, but we are thankful to have the discount here.