TikToker uses old family landline number for Kroger rewards
A Kroger employee has gone viral on TikTok after saying he still uses his old landline number to receive Kroger rewards points.
In the nine-second clip, user Drake Pooley (@drakepooley) reveals the exterior of a Kroger as it heads inside. He then registers by entering his old landline number to build his Kroger rewards points.
Although Pooley’s landline is no longer in use, the number now presumably belongs to someone else. However, he does not give up his family’s stock of reward points.
“To whoever now has my family’s landline phone number in the mid-2000s, sorry, but you’re going to have to get our KrogerPlus Rewards account out of my cold, dead hands,” the TikToker says in voiceover.
Pooley added in the caption, “we haven’t worked so hard for two decades to give up now.”
@drakepooley We haven’t worked so hard for two decades to give up now #ReTokforNature #PostitAffirmations ♬ Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
The video has been viewed over 842,000 times since it was posted on August 2. Several viewers also shared how they continue to use their own landline numbers, or those of others, to rack up rewards points.
“My best friend is using my old home phone Kroger account,” one user wrote.
“I always use my ex’s parents’ house number. I dated him about 20 years ago,” said a second.
“Yeah! My parents haven’t had their landline online in 10 years but we’re still using the same Kroger card with this ph#lol,” said a third.
Many commenters have argued that a shared rewards account generally allows all members to reap the benefits.
“My grandma doesn’t drive, I use her fuel points every time!” She collects them! one user commented.
“I live in Dallas now and have shared my CVS reward card with a Vietnamese woman from New York since 2007. None of us will let go,” a second shared.
“Whoever has ours now consistently gets me the cheapest gas because of refueling points,” said a third.
The Daily Dot has reached out to Drake Pooley for comment via TikTok and Kroger comment via email.
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*First published: August 20, 2022, 4:09 p.m. CDT
Melody Heald is a cultural writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine, and more.