CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. here and U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, lead bank of U.S. Bancorp, Monday announced that U.S. Bank will issue credit cards and reloadable prepaid debit cards with rewards to help Kroger customers save money on groceries and fuel.
Customers will earn free groceries and fuel discounts with every purchase when they use their 1-2-3 Rewards MasterCard, Fred Meyer Rewards MasterCard, Ralphs rewards plus MasterCard, or Visa prepaid debit card with 1-2-3 Rewards from U.S. Bank.
Beginning Nov. 8, existing cardholders’ accounts will transfer to U.S. Bank, which gives Kroger customers access to benefits like mobile banking and 24-hour customer service.
Cardholders who make purchases using their rewards card automatically earn points toward reward certificates for free groceries. Every dollar spent earns rewards points, with double points earned for purchases made in Kroger Co. stores and triple points for buying store-brand products. Additionally, cardholders may earn an extra 5-cents-per-gallon discount on fuel purchases at participating Kroger-operated fuel centers.
“Kroger is thrilled to partner with U.S. Bank to offer an exciting suite of rewards cards that help Kroger customers to earn free groceries and fuel discounts,” said Kathy Kelly, president of Kroger Personal Finance, in a statement. “U.S. Bank shares our commitment to listening to customers and offering the right financial products that reward them for their loyalty.”