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I was at my local Kroger’s Grocery Store very briefly yesterday and saw a sign indicating that you can earn 4x fuel points on all gift cards that are fixed value (ie not variable load cards where you pick the amount that goes on the gift card). My Kroger’s has gift cards to a huge number of retailers, so if you wanted to get some gift cards for holiday presents today may be a good time to do so, if your local Kroger’s family grocery store is offering the same promotion.
The cashier I talked to said it was valid for any gift card with a fixed value, and I planned to go back today and test that statement to be sure, but caught the “winter crud” so am likely home-bound for the day…and today is the last day of the deal. By earning 4x fuel points you are earning 100 fuel points for every $25 in eligible gift cards you purchase, which is pretty good (the normal gift card rate is 2x). If you max out 35 gallons when you fill up, that means that you are saving $3.50 in gas for every $25 in gift cards you purchase. You can use up to 1,000 fuel points when filling up at a Kroger gas stations, which would mean you are saving $1.00 per gallon, or up to $35 on a 35 gallon fill-up. You would need to purchase $250 in eligible gift cards to earn 1,000 fuel points.
You can of course take this up a notch with rewards credit cards that give cash-back or bonus points at grocery stores. I wrote more about this concept in a previous post.
If you have been taking advantage of this promo I’d love to hear your experience!