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4x FUEL POINTS on Giftcards at Kroger on FRI - SAT - SUN Only 1/26/18 - 1/28/18. --with digital download

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Get 4x FUEL POINTS on FRI - SAT - SUN Only when you buy a participating gift card. Download the coupon from 1/22/18 - 1/28/18, then redeem from 1/26/18 - 1/28/18. *Restrictions apply, see store for details.

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Get 4x FUEL POINTS on FRI - SAT - SUN Only when you buy a $25, $50 or $100 MASTERCARD® or VISA® Gift Card. Download the coupon from 1/22/18 - 1/28/18, then redeem from 1/26/18 - 1/28/18. * Restrictions apply, see store for details.

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Offer excludes MasterCard® and/or Visa® Variable Load Gift Cards. While supplies last. No rain checks. Limit one coupon per transaction per day. Subject to availability. The Gift Cards cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can they be used at an ATM (Automated Teller Machine). For use in the U.S. only. Terms and conditions apply and other fees apply to Gift Cards. See gift card package for details. The Gift Cards are issued by U.S. Bank National Association pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. or MasterCard® International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. Selling or purchasing fuel points is prohibited. Fuel redemption offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. No discounts to dealers, wholesalers or fleet programs. No cash back. Not valid where prohibited by law. We may suspend or remove you from the fuel program due to violation of these terms or because of fraudulent activity or suspected fraudulent activity. Product and offer may not be available in all states.

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Just a FYI because I'm not sure it's clear from the OP, there are two coupons one for fixed value visa mastercards and one for any gift card. Good this weekend only.


Before the comments come in this is the way it has been in January for the last three years - coupon for all gift cards only for one to three days.

The February coupon will be around Presidents' Day. (There will be one around Valentine's Day too but probably only for "entertainment" gift cards, ie movies and restaurants.)
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I guess if you need these cards it makes sense? Why would anyone waste the time and effort for such a measly return? I'm genuinely curious if I've been doing this wrong so please let me know if I'm not seeing it.

$250 in spend gets $1k in points through promotion, so $1 off at the pump maximum 35 gallons. Problem is that my vehicle only holds ~16gals. So I have to bring both of our cars at the same time to fill up, just hoping that they land on empty simultaneously. Assuming I can hit 35 gallons I can save up to 14%. But if I fill up just 1 vehicle, and it's completely on E, I'll only see ~7% on my money. Amex gives me 3% at any pump so it just stopped making sense after about the 3rd attempt at making this promo work. Too much effort, too many variables with 2 cars, and the return was too small to justify.
I fill up 5 gallon gas cans. So I have saved $1 per gallon on every fill up for four years.

I purchased the cans at kmart or sears using syw rewards (so close to free)

I use a shake siphon to fill each car in my own driveway. I think this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I save about $2k a year. I have done this since 2014. I buy things with the gift cards and resell them on the bay usually at profit at worst at break even. So yes, I would say you have been doing it wrong.

Yes there is work involved but it's not like working in a coal mine as we used to say and the return is good. Plus 6% with amex purchasing the cards, 3% with other cards. Etc etc
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I guess if you need these cards it makes sense? Why would anyone waste the time and effort for such a measly return? I'm genuinely curious if I've been doing this wrong so please let me know if I'm not seeing it.

$250 in spend gets $1k in points through promotion, so $1 off at the pump maximum 35 gallons. Problem is that my vehicle only holds ~16gals. So I have to bring both of our cars at the same time to fill up, just hoping that they land on empty simultaneously. Assuming I can hit 35 gallons I can save up to 14%. But if I fill up just 1 vehicle, and it's completely on E, I'll only see ~7% on my money. Amex gives me 3% at any pump so it just stopped making sense after about the 3rd attempt at making this promo work. Too much effort, too many variables with 2 cars, and the return was too small to justify.
Its close to my house so its not hard for me and my wife to coordinate filling both tanks at once so 14% is great. Also, you get the points when you buy the gift card too so if you have a card that gives good % of groceries that stacks with the additional savings at the pump. We are going to Disney and buy a $500 gift card when this is offered. $70 back in gas and 1000 UR points is about the best discount you can find for Disney planning to me.
edit: If you have the amex blue? i think you can get 6% back on the gift card purchase as well, im only getting 2%
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Its close to my house so its not hard for me and my wife to coordinate filling both tanks at once so 14% is great. Also, you get the points when you buy the gift card too so if you have a card that gives good % of groceries that stacks with the additional savings at the pump. We are going to Disney and buy a $500 gift card when this is offered. $70 back in gas and 1000 UR points is about the best discount you can find for Disney planning to me.
edit: If you have the amex blue? i think you can get 6% back on the gift card purchase as well, im only getting 2%
Ramadur is getting some of the good points out there, but here's my methods:

Make purchases with Amex BCP - 6% back on grocery stores

Buy things you know you will eventually need anyway - my list includes Starbucks, a couple of restaurants we frequent and round it out with Amazon and Ebay. Fi there's a birthday or other larger purchase comping up, we mix in a $50 MC / VIsa. If you have them close by, Shell GCs are a good choice, since you can use them whenever you're not near a Kroger.

Do the surveys on krogerfeedback.com - they're worth 50pts, or 200/mo.

So, rough math on a $250 GC run is 6% off (~$15) + 1000pts redeemed ($35) is ~$50 savings on $250 (20%).

We take both vehicles to the pump and time it so that both are on empty (even if it means one or both of us have to add $5 to the tank to limp it through the week until we're both available).
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Its close to my house so its not hard for me and my wife to coordinate filling both tanks at once so 14% is great. Also, you get the points when you buy the gift card too so if you have a card that gives good % of groceries that stacks with the additional savings at the pump. We are going to Disney and buy a $500 gift card when this is offered. $70 back in gas and 1000 UR points is about the best discount you can find for Disney planning to me.
edit: If you have the amex blue? i think you can get 6% back on the gift card purchase as well, im only getting 2%
This. I live across the street from a Kroger. So it's easy for me to fill up 2 cars and 2 gas cans. I use the gas in my lawn equipment during the summer, or for minor top-offs during the winter.

My go-to is Amazon GC's, since I know I'll use them. Top off to get to the next nearest 1k Kroger points, and then get $35 off every refuel. No-brainer to me.
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This. I live across the street from a Kroger. So it's easy for me to fill up 2 cars and 2 gas cans. I use the gas in my lawn equipment during the summer, or for minor top-offs during the winter.

My go-to is Amazon GC's, since I know I'll use them. Top off to get to the next nearest 1k Kroger points, and then get $35 off every refuel. No-brainer to me.
You and everyone else who uses kroger gas on a reg basis for a long time. Have you seen any adverse affect of kroger fuel on your engines? Kroger fuel is considered inferior and not premium gas. I'm not sure how much damage or if any it may cause... but if the vehicle is old/cheap it may not matter at all.
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Ramadur is getting some of the good points out there, but here's my methods:

Make purchases with Amex BCP - 6% back on grocery stores

Buy things you know you will eventually need anyway - my list includes Starbucks, a couple of restaurants we frequent and round it out with Amazon and Ebay. Fi there's a birthday or other larger purchase comping up, we mix in a $50 MC / VIsa. If you have them close by, Shell GCs are a good choice, since you can use them whenever you're not near a Kroger.

Do the surveys on krogerfeedback.com - they're worth 50pts, or 200/mo.

So, rough math on a $250 GC run is 6% off (~$15) + 1000pts redeemed ($35) is ~$50 savings on $250 (20%).

We take both vehicles to the pump and time it so that both are on empty (even if it means one or both of us have to add $5 to the tank to limp it through the week until we're both available).
Great point about Amex. I must have abused mine and got flagged. Used to get 6% but now GCs only get 1% for me at Kroger around Indianapolis. I think it switched permanently for me in 2015. Before that my $6k grocery cap was basically spent on GCs. It was fun, I had so many rolling points I couldn't use that I'd just randomly give $1 off to strangers at the pump while I filled. Don't buy GCs for work as much now and the 6% -> 1% switch just sealed the deal. Agree with you all that it's a great deal if you can make it all line up with little fuss.
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I've been filling multiple vehicles at Kroger for years and have never had an engine issue with any of them. 1 vehicle is a 2010, the other 2 are 2008.

We save over $1,000 a year doing this.
Regular shopping at Kroger=400-500 points a month
Surveys=200 points a month
Prescriptions=300 points a month
Gift cards=1,000-2,000 points a month. Disney is a big one for us. Lowe's is another we use often for large purchases. We then give gift cards for Christmas.

All GC's are charged on a cash back credit card.

I could see this not being worthwhile if you drive a Prius and live 20 miles from Kroger, but this has been a huge money saver for my family for years.
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You and everyone else who uses kroger gas on a reg basis for a long time. Have you seen any adverse affect of kroger fuel on your engines? Kroger fuel is considered inferior and not premium gas. I'm not sure how much damage or if any it may cause... but if the vehicle is old/cheap it may not matter at all.
I have not have any engine problems in my 2005 or 2013 vehicles. I take care of regular maun myself, and fuel treatment once every 6 months.
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My view is that all fuel has to meet Federal and State regulations. To call it inferior fuel is a leap. It might not be so called "Top Tier" but all coffee is not Starbucks. (Which I don't drink either)
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4x is only 2x unless have two cars AND/OR LOTS OF MESSY RED CANS and then ONLY $1.00 per 35gal is allowed NOT your full value
earned , then these thousands of points QUICKLY expire at END of month.. and recepts do
not list your available points.. only what you have earned for next month.... just GREAT
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I guess if you need these cards it makes sense? Why would anyone waste the time and effort for such a measly return? I'm genuinely curious if I've been doing this wrong so please let me know if I'm not seeing it.

$250 in spend gets $1k in points through promotion, so $1 off at the pump maximum 35 gallons. Problem is that my vehicle only holds ~16gals. So I have to bring both of our cars at the same time to fill up, just hoping that they land on empty simultaneously. Assuming I can hit 35 gallons I can save up to 14%. But if I fill up just 1 vehicle, and it's completely on E, I'll only see ~7% on my money. Amex gives me 3% at any pump so it just stopped making sense after about the 3rd attempt at making this promo work. Too much effort, too many variables with 2 cars, and the return was too small to justify.

Edit: Please read the last statement in the first paragraph before you TD post people. I'm really trying to figure out whether this makes sense or not. As you can see from the replies, I wasn't completely off base here. If you can make this work then that's awesome, but for me it just doesn't work. Sorry if that upsets you...
You can always invest in a jerry can or two/four which would hold the excess gas. You'd have to store it which would be a downside but it makes it more convenient if you don't want to get everyone to the pump.

You can still use you Amex at the pump for 3% back and it will still add up. Think about what you save by utilizing all 35 gallons and the 3% from Amex on the $1 off a gallon; compare that to a single fill up of your tank with the 3% and see how much you save. It basically saves you a trip to the gas station and if you purchase giftcards to places you know you'll use it's less inconvenient in terms of locking your money to that store.

Did I explain that right?
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