Gas for Groceries: Budget Grocery Tip

When we signed up for the store savings card at our local grocery store, we were immediately enrolled in a fuel-discount program. Each time you purchase groceries or gift cards, you earn points toward gas that can be redeemed at participating gas stations. A handy occurrence when gas prices have been hovering around $4 per gallon. And everyone has to buy groceries, right?

A handful of grocery stores participate in similar programs when you use their store discount card, including the following.

§ Giant Eagle offers “fuelperks”: A one-time, 10-cents-per-gallon discount is earned for every $50 spent on groceries in their stores, to be redeemed at the store’s GetGo gas stations.

§ Kroger stores, by way of its Kroger Plus card, gives a 10-cents-per-gallon discount for every $100 spent on groceries. Kroger credit card holders receive a 15 cents per-gallon discount.

§ Safeway offers a 10-cents-per-gallon discount for every $50 spent on groceries.

§ Shop N Save also gives customers a 10-cents-per-gallon discount for every $50 spent on groceries, which can be used at Sunoco stations.

§ Stop & Shop Supermarket has just introduced a seasonal per-gallon rewards program. The rewards earned are automatically tracked and applied at the pump through customers’ Stop & Shop cards. For every dollar spent on groceries, customers will earn one point, and for every 50 points they’ll get 10 cents off per gallon on their next gas purchase at Stop & Shop.