Yeah, I think there are quite a few organizations that are participating.
I used to do all my grocery shopping at Kroger, because I'd a 5% contribution.
They've really lowered the contribution percentage now that they have transitioned to this Community Rewards program. The average is less than 2% now. Its like they try to make it sound like they are doing more, but now they're just giving groups a token percentage instead of what they used to give to groups that participated before.
I've stopped shopping at Kroger, because I can get a guaranteed 4% return at Andersons, Meijer, Giant Eagle, etc. For a lot of families, Kroger took away the incentive for shopping there.
P.S. Upso - make sure you check the bottom of your receipts to make sure it says the name of your organization on the bottom. My final straw with Kroger was when they didnt even give credit for all that I DID spend - half my receipts never showed the contribution at the bottom, even though I used the same Plus card same way I always did. (No rhyme or reason to it - I could go to the same store 4-5 times in a week, and only get credit for maybe 2 times.)
The program could be a good thing if it were administered properly. But unfortunately, your organization may be getting gypped out of some of the contribution from your purchases, because of the hit-or-miss crediting of your purchases.
Not a big deal if you'd be shopping at Kroger no matter what, I guess. But if you're specifically choosing Kroger over a competitor to help your organization, then they should follow through with making the full contribution to your group!