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In the last couple of weeks I have seen tons of discounted gift card purchase opportunities for various retailers including the discount retailer gift cards at Staples.com I wrote about last week that have now ended, but there are other similar offers that are still available.
4x Fuel Points on Gift Cards at Kroger’s
The Kroger’s family of grocery stores has brought back their 4x fuel points bonus on select gift card purchases including restaurant, movie theater, gaming, and music gift cards. By earning 4x fuel points on select gift cards sold at Kroger’s 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 at 35 gallons of gas when you fill up, that means that you are saving $3.50 in gas for every $25 in eligible gift cards you purchase. You can use up to 1,000 fuel points at a time when filling up at a Kroger gas station, 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.
Using 1,000 fuel points would bring gas prices down to a ridiculous 51 cents a gallon or so around here, so we were just able to fill up our truck for $11.13 by taking advantage of this deal! Remember you can buy these gift cards in a Kroger’s with a credit card that pays a bonus at grocery stores or even cash back with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express to make the deal even better for points hounds!
$10 Off $50 Amazon Gift Card Purchase for Some Accounts
We frequently see promos on Amazon gift card purchases that work for some accounts and not for others, and this is another round that will work for some and not for others…
You can see details on this FatWallet thread, or just try to load an Amazon Gift Card for $50 in your account with the promo code 0216GCARDS used at checkout and see what happens. It didn’t work for me, but fingers crossed it works for at least a couple of you since Amazon promos are as good as cash to me!
eBay also offers various discounted retailer gift cards such as $40 for a $50 Lord and Taylor gift card or $20 for a $25 Regal Cinemas gift card.
$10 HEB Gift Card with $50 Eligible Gift Card Purchase
Another grocery store gift card deal I personally got in on this week was at HEB grocery stores were you got a “free” $10 HEB gift card when you buy $50 in eligible retailer gift cards including Macy’s, Bass Pro Shops, Gap, Sears, Olive Garden, and more through February 16, 2016. The HEB gift card is given to you instantly, so this is like getting a $50 retailer gift card for $40 since HEB gift cards are put to great use in my house.
Again you can pay with a rewards credit card that earns a bonus at grocery stores to earn bonus points/miles and save on these discounted retailer gift cards.
As always, I don’t recommend buying something you otherwise wouldn’t just because it is “on sale”, but if you were going to have purchases at some of these retailers anyway then it makes sense to maximize the purchase as much as possible.
Do you know of any other discount retailer gift card deals that are valid right now?
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