I have become a huge fan of Kroger over the past few years. One of the main reasons I like to shop there (other than the fact that they double coupons up to $0.50) is because they have a great gas rewards program. For every dollar you spend, you get a gas point that will knock the price of your gas per gallon down. For instance, if you spend $300.00, you get 300 fuel points which equates to $0.30 off at the gallon! The amount of points you can get is BEFORE coupons. So if you get $300.00 in groceries and have coupons that make your purchase $150.00, you still get 300 gas points! This is such a great thing for me because I have to fill up my jeep at least once a week.
When using the fuel points, you can get up to $1.00 off at the pump and can get up to 35 gallons at the reduced price. This is usually enough to fill up any regular sized car, and you can pump the extra into gas canisters if you want to get the most bang for your buck. Dad 2 will always take a couple of gas canisters to the pump with him so he can get the full 35 gallons at the reduced price.
Another thing to remember is that you don’t have to have fuel points in order to get a discount. Kroger members can save $0.03 off at the pump ANY TIME as long as you swipe your Kroger card before filling up. That may not seem like a lot, but it does add up.
Every now and then Kroger will do a promotion on fuel points by making their gift cards worth 4x the fuel points. This means if you spend $100.00 in gift cards, you will get 400 points instead of only 100. Right now (4/1/12), this promotion is going on and it is definitely worth it to grab a couple up. They do offer Shell gift cards, and Shell also participates in the Kroger fuel points. You can only get up to $0.10 off at the pump at Shell, though. I have not checked to see if you can use a Kroger gift card at a Kroger gas station, but I think it is allowed. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK for this gift card promotion, and it won’t come back around for at least a couple of months. They usually offer this deal once every 3 months and make it last for about a month at a time. If you need gas and have a gas guzzler, now is the time to stock up before the gas prices hit $5.00 a gallon!!!