Frustrated shoppers say Kroger credit-card machines are crashing on Christmas Eve

Kroger shoppers

Kroger shoppers

Kroger reportedly suffered outages on Tuesday.
Deerdra Lawhead


Kroger credit card machines across the US crashed on Tuesday, leading to long lines of frustrated shoppers who were unable to check out, according to dozens of reports on social media.

The outages forced many Kroger stores to stop accepting credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards, customers said. The stores continued to accept cash and checks.

Kroger did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.

It’s not clear whether the issues impacted all stores nationwide, or how long the problems persisted. A Kroger official told Cincinnati.com around 2 p.m. that the outages had been resolved.

Here’s what people are saying about the issues on social media. 

—Darren Dedo (@DarrenDedoPhx) December 24, 2019

—Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) December 24, 2019

—Michael B Casey (@theblackmarble) December 24, 2019

—Ashli Wolf (@Ashli_Wolf) December 24, 2019

—James Helgason (@jhelgason) December 24, 2019

—Bree Klaus (@bree_klaus) December 24, 2019

—Matt Stark (@TheMattStark) December 24, 2019

—David Swartzel (@swartzeldl) December 24, 2019

—Grace Schneider (@gesinfk) December 24, 2019

—Deedra Lawhead (@deedralawhead) December 24, 2019

—Lee Midkiff (@midkiff_lee) December 24, 2019

—TJ —— (@TJStaudacher) December 24, 2019

—Josh Rattray (@GoneBackJRat) December 24, 2019

—Dave (@davewattz68) December 24, 2019

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