Published on June 10th, 2015 | by Chuck8
4x Fuel Points at Kroger & Ralph’s is Back 6/10 – 6/23
We posted the other day that numerous gift cards are on sale currently at Kroger (thru 6/20) and a reader mentioned that now we just need a fuel-points deal to make this worthwhile. Well…it’s here!
- Purchase from hundreds of gift card brands and receive 4x fuel points using your Kroger Plus card.
The deal should be available for all stores in the Kroger chain. Check out your own store to verify.
The Fine Print
- Be sure to use you Kroger Plus card when making the purchase.
- These deals sometimes require downloading a digital coupon first, but this deal does not apparently need that.
- In the past, there have been mixed reports on whether fixed-denomination Visa/MC/Amex gift cards worked to trigger the bonus fuel points.
As mentioned earlier, there’s currently a number of gift card deals in Kroger-chain stores going on. None were terribly exciting for resale purposes, but some of them can be used as a means of racking up fuel points.
Or course, the easier way would be to just buy gift cards to places like Amazon or any other merchant you shop at and rack up the fuel points that way.
This bonus-points offer comes up a number of times each year (last one was in May) and is now around for a full two weeks which is a nice time to rack up fuel points. (I don’t see the dates on the Kroger site; I took them from Slickdeals.) It may be worth doing another purchase at the end of the two weeks so as to extend the life of the points.
There’s also a deal going on until August which gives you 2x fuel points at Kroger-chain stores (via digital coupon) on all ordinary purchases. Visit on the weekend and do your gift card-4x and grocery-2x in one trip!
Each of the Kroger-owned stores (Kroger, Fry’s, Ralphs, etc.) has 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.
HT: dogsstyle1 on Slickdeals
If you don’t live in the Kroger area, you may be able to get free gas using the Stop&Shop/Giant gas deal which is even better than the Kroger deal (ends tomorrow Thursday 6/11/15).
Other Gift Card deals currently available:
- $50 eBay gift card for $40 at Safeway
- $100 BP gas gift card for $90 on eBay
- Amazon.com: Sale on Many Third-Party Gift Cards (TGI, Cold Stone & More)