Log in to your Kroger account to find two digital coupons for 4x fuel points on gift cards, both retail gift cards and the Kroger-branded Visa and MasterCard type. This is only for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 1-3, 2019, so hurry in this weekend if you want to take advantage of this sale.
Calculate Your Savings
For us, the math works out like this. For each $250 we spend on gift cards, we get $1 off per gallon on our next gas fill-up. Since our largest car’s tank holds about 17 gallons, we can save at least $17 over $250, or 6.8%. Now, I don’t stop there, of course. We also have rewards-earning credit cards at the grocery store. Our grocery go-to is our American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card. It gets a whopping 6% cash back on up to $6000 in groceries. Now our percentage is up to a 12.8% savings on a 17 gallon tank. You could do even better if you have a larger car.
Using Prepaid Gift Cards
The above calculations are for retail gift cards without a fee, like restaurants or Disney. If you decide to clip the other coupon and get the Visa or MasterCard prepaid card, the activation fee will eat into your profit a bit. Plus, the ones I’ve purchased at Kroger are not as versatile as the MetaBank ones you’ll find at other stores.
For example, one way I use prepaid cards is to purchase money orders at Walmart instead of writing checks in order to earn 5x rewards on all of my spending. Only the Visa cards issued through MetaBank are PIN-enabled and work at the Walmart register as a debit card. Kroger-branded prepaid cards as well as MasterCards have problems when purchasing a Walmart money order for some reason. I can still use them at other stores that don’t have a rewards category like I did the other day at Michael’s and the doctor’s office.
Find Your Kroger Store
Be sure to clip the coupon to your account and use your number or card at the register to get the rewards properly credited. If you’re not sure which stores are owned by Kroger in your area, take a look below. You can find this clickable image here if you scroll to the bottom of the page. Happy shopping and fueling!