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UK partners with Kroger for special discount program

Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2022) — In an exciting new partnership between the University of Kentucky and Kroger, university employees will now have access to Kroger’s employee-exclusive discount program. 

The Corporate Partners Special Discount Program is available to all full/part-time faculty and staff, STEPS employees and retirees of UK with a UK ID. This will enable employees to take advantage of 10% off Kroger brands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a local Kroger and/or Jay C Food store. 

How it works: 

  1. Present your faculty/staff badge to the cashier. 
  2. The cashier will verify eligibility and then scan your Plus card loading special discounts to your card. 
  3. Discounts will automatically come off during the transaction.

The Corporate Partner Special Discount program is available at all Kroger and Jay C stores in the following counties: 

  • Anderson
  • Boyle
  • Bullitt
  • Carroll
  • Clark
  • Daviess
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Hardin
  • Hopkins
  • Jefferson
  • Jessamine
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • McCreary
  • Meade
  • Mercer
  • Montgomery
  • Muhlenberg
  • Nelson
  • Oldham
  • Rowan
  • Scott 
  • Shelby
  • Taylor 
  • Woodford 

This discount will work on all Kroger items, excluding random weight (bulk deli lunch meat, random weight meat etc).

Kroger items include: 

  • Any item with the first five digits of a UPC as 11110
  • All Kroger Branded products
  • All Private Selection products
  • All Simple Truth Products

Other brands include:

  • Comforts
  • PetPride
  • HeritageFarms
  • BloomHaus
  • Dip
  • EverydayLiving
  • HDDesigns

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.