Kroger is now charging a fee if you want cash back at checkout

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 31, 2019

If you usually opt for cash back while checking out at Kroger, there is a new fee you need to be aware of.

The grocery store is tacking on a 50-cent fee for debit card cashback transactions.

Here's the breakdown:

  • No fee for any request $0.99 and under
  • $0.50 for cash back between $1 and $100
  • $3.50 for cash back between $100.01 and $300

Kroger explained the new implementation in this Twitter response:

Our cash back program allows customers to get up to $300 cash back, and that’s a convenience they can’t get at any of our competitors. When customers scan their Kroger card, the .50 cent fee is waived for cash back up to $100 and the fee is $3.00 for the amount higher than $100.

Frustrated customers took to Twitter in recent days to express their disapproval with the new fees.

In response to one customer's tweet, Kroger said their fee is a result of "banks & other retailers raising ATM fees & limiting the amount of cashback."

Customers cannot withdraw more than $300 in cash back at checkout.