Charles Pillsbury III

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Gas for $3.50 in GA?

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I just “discovered” this little financial hack way to get gas for basically 10% or so off, here in Georgia anyway. The regional grocery store Kroger is running a promotional through July which gives you a 10% bonus when you buy a large gift card (minimum is $300). So what I did was buy a $330 gift card for $300. Then, using their little rewards card thing I bought $100+ worth of groceries which gets me a fill-up with 10 cents off per gallon. And since I can use the gift card at the gas pump…

$3.95 gas – $0.10 discount for buying groceries from them = $3.85 – 10% (from the bonus money added to the gift card = $3.47 a gallon for gas (wait, I may have mis-calculated that… it could be $3.50 a gallon or so, I’d have to do more complex than Saturday afternoon warrants :D … either way big savings).

I’m sure I’ll be stocking up on gift cards from Kroger before that promotion ends, it applies to $300 ($330), $600 ($660), and $1200 ($1320) gift cards.

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June 28th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

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  1. Sounds like a great way to save on gas! I think it’s up to 4.6/ gallon here in NorCal. :(

    vered

    2 Jul 08 at 1:34 am

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