Posted by Chuck on July 31, 2015
Fuel Points

Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Chuck

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Maximize your Kroger Fuel Points with Free Cellphone Service

We often post about ways of increasing your Kroger-chain fuel points balances, including the recent 4x fuel points on gift cards.

Interestingly,  aside from the value of these points for getting discounted gas, there’s an entirely separate benefit which comes with fuel points.

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  • Each 100 fuel points you have gets you $1 free of cell phone credit in Kroger’s phone service which uses the Sprint network.
  • Importantly, you are not using up any fuel points by getting the phone credits. This is just an added, free benefit of fuel points.

The only catch is that you have to sign up for an initial $10 no-contract plan to activate the Kroger phone service. Assuming you have a Sprint device, your entire cost will be just $10 to get it up and running and then you’ll be able to rack up free cell phone credits with your fuel points.

Link to Kroger mobile services

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The terms say clearly that purchasing gift cards at the standard 2x rate or at a promotional 4x rate will work to rack up cell phone credits.

It doesn’t sound like the cellphone credits expire, which means you can rack up phone credits during 4x gift cards offers and potentially get free cell phone service the entire year. Or you can buy gift cards at any time of year and get 2x fuel points.

Let’s calculate a scenario of getting free cell phone service the entire year:

  • Suppose a phone bill of $50 per month, or $600 per year
  • We’ll need 60,000 fuel points annually to get $600 in credits
  • $15,000 in gift cards purchased at the bonus 4x rate or $30,000 in gift cards purchased at the regular 2x rate will get you free cell service for the year

Of course, if you shop in Kroger regularly you’ll have some fuel points from ordinary shopping (1 point-per-dollar) and you won’t need the full $15k/$30k in gift cards to get free phone service.

HT: Reddit



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This is great. I think all of the information is confirmed here:

https://krogeriwireless.com/rewards

Chuck,

Are you saying that Kroger offers (at least) 2X gas rewards all year round on all gift cards? It’s too bad there aren’t any in my area.

Tried to activate three of my old sprint phones on this network. Not one of them worked. These phones were old iphone versions that i upgraded from, and an old htc phone i had that i had when i switched to iphone. THey all gave me an error when i tried to activate it stating not available. It may man having to buy one of the kroeger phones they sell. Anyone have any luck activating their old phones from sprint?

I have an old iPhone 4 from Sprint…Lemme try and back to ya

This deal must be specific to Kroger only, cuz I don’t see it at Fred Meyer stores here in Portland. Can you confirm?

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has anyone been able to activate an old a phone not purchased at a kroger strore or iwireless. None of my phones would work. Old ones and my current one and all were on sprint network

THis may only work if you but a phone from them first

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Any reason this wouldn’t work to have a spare phone for Apple Pay or Samsung Pay deals? Krogerwireless has a Samsung for $69 and an iPhone for $209. I have an LG as my main phone that I don’t want to part with, but since I always have tons of Kroger fuel points, might make a good way of maximizing them and being able to take advantage of those other pay options I have missed out on. Any problem with using Samsung Pay or Apple Pay on a prepaid device?

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