From Tom Parsons - Travel Tip: Gift Card Purchases Offer Relief At The PumpAug-24-2012
Purchase gift cards for use at a variety of merchants and you can get relief at the pump this summer during your vacation or at home.
Kroger's 'Hot Savings on Fuel, All Summer Long' promotion allows customers to save up to $2 off per gallon of fuel through September 30. I recently filled up my 20-gallon tank for $26 with this offer, paying a mere $1.29 per gallon and I haven't seen prices for gas like that since 1999. To receive the fuel discount, customers redeem points on their Kroger Plus Card for a savings of up to $2 per gallon. Customers normally earn one point per dollar for Kroger purchases on their Kroger Plus Card, four points per dollar for gift card purchases and 50 fuel points for each qualifying prescription.
Throughout the year, you can redeem 100 fuel points to save 10 cents per gallon, 200 fuel points to save 20 cents per gallon, 1,000 fuel points to save $1 off per gallon. Now through September 30, you can also redeem 1,500 fuel points to save $1.50 per gallon or 2,000 fuel points to save $2 per gallon. Customers may purchase up to 35 gallons at the discounted rate per fill up.
Kroger is having a promotion on gift card purchases allowing you to earn four times the number of points for purchases thru September 30. If I buy $100 in gift cards, I can earn enough points for 40 cents off per gallon and if I buy $500 in gift cards, I can earn 2,000 points, which is enough for $2 off per gallon.
Keep in mind that the points you earn must be used the month you earn them, or by the end of the following month, so the purchases you make during the quadruple points offer must be used by the end of September. If you earn 8,000 points during the month of August, you can fill up your tank saving $2 per gallon four times during August and September.
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Posted by Ken at 6:49 PM
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