Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Chuck14
4x Fuel Points at Kroger-chain Stores (expires 8/11)
- Receive 4x fuel points on the purchase of gift cards at Kroger and the other stores in that chain.
Typically, these stores offer 2x fuel points on gift card purchases, and they’ll occasionally release offers like this one to get 4x fuel points.
The Fine Print
- Expires 8/11/15
- Be sure to use you Kroger Plus card when making the purchase.
- Verify that your local store has this offer up as we haven’t yet found a public link for it
- In the past, there have been mixed reports on whether fixed-denomination Visa/MC/Amex gift cards worked to trigger the bonus fuel points.
Each of the Kroger-owned stores (Kroger, Fry’s, Ralphs, etc.) have different details on the exact structure of the gas rewards program.
Here’s one example:
For each 1000 points, you get $1 off each gallon of gas, up to 35 gallons. Under the 4x gift card promo, you can buy $250 of gift cards to earn 1000 points, and then get a total of $35 off your fill-up if you max out on the 35 gallons. And this can be repeated again and again for additional fill-ups.
In this case, you’ll be getting a whopping 14% rebate on the $250 of gift cards, by saving $35 on the gas. At lower amounts of gas, it can still be a great deal. If you can get the deal to work on Visa/Mastercard gift cards in fixed denominations the deal could be even better.
This can be a nice way of saving money on gas if you can find gift cards to purchase at Kroger. We also wrote about a bunch of awesome gift card deals going on which expire on 8/1. You can’t save those offers anymore, but if you have them saved this would be the time to take advantage of them and rack up 4x fuel points along the way. Check to see if you have any targeted gift card offers in your Kroger account. Otherwise, see if there’s any brand (e.g. Amazon) which you can stock up on to take advantage of this fuel offer.
One other interesting thing to note is that readers noted that fuel points are awarded based on the face value of the card, not the actual cost. So if you get a $50 card for $40, you’ll get 200 points (4 x 50).