This is one of those times that you need to pay attention – if you have a Kroger family of grocery stores near you! As you know from my previous post about Kroger Fuel Points, the Kroger family stores have a great fuel promotion. You can get $2 off per gallon, up to 35 gallons per fill up. All you need is to have 2,000 Kroger Fuel Points on your Kroger Plus card, and swipe that card at the pump before you buy the their gas.
The easiest way to get Fuel Points, is to buy gift cards from their stores. They usually give you 2 points per dollar spent on gift cards. Right now, they have a special promotion thru September 9th, giving you 4 points per dollar spent on gift cards.
There are over 120 gift cards eligible for the 4x Fuel Points promotion. Spend $500 on those gift cards at Kroger and you will reach the 2,000 Fuel Points.
This is not an invitation to waste money. Check out the available merchants and buy gift cards for something you absolutely need, or a business you frequent.
Remember, if you use your Chase Freedom or Discover card to purchase the Kroger gasoline, you’ll get an additional 5% cash back on gasoline purchases through September 2012.
Breakdown For Experts Only:
1. Buy $500 in 4x Fuel Points gift cards at Kroger, using a credit card that gives you cash back, airline miles, hotel stays or rewards. Only pay with a card if you pay off your credit card in full monthly.
2. Use the $500 in gift cards. If you buy Amazon gift cards, you can take them home, sign into your online account, enter the gift card numbers and you will then have a credit on your account. You can cut up the cards you just bought. If you don’t shop much, but buy gasoline, Shell gift cards are also available. Use those after you get your $2 off per gallon at Kroger.
3. When you pay for the gasoline at the Kroger pump, use your Chase Freedom or Discover card to get an additional 5% cash back on gasoline purchases through September 2012. Otherwise, use one of your cash back, airline miles, hotel stays or rewards cards.
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