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Gas/Grocery Update

November 14th, 2012 at 09:27 am

**Our grocery store is changing around their rewards system, which is really annoying. Ch-ch-ch-changes.

BUT, they happen to be running a promo this next week where if you spend $100 you get $1/off per gallon. Dh just happened to shop yesterday (did not know about promo) and couldn't quite believe his eyes when he got the receipt.

I redeemed it today because the van was out of gas. If we can get gas in the van at same price as the gas sipper ($40 for a 350-mile trip) then we will reconsider driving the van to Southern California next weekend. Since we are vacationing with my parents and can cut down car trips. Plan A was to just be cheap and worry about ourselves. (We could all squeeze into my parents' car if we went out to dinner or something - you can only fit 4.5 people in our gas sipper - my parent have a new vehicle that might even have a middle shoulder belt).

So anyway - I paid $2.59 per gallon for gas today - 16 gallons.

The promo ends T-Day and we can't really stock up on fridge/freezer food next week with T-day at our house (we always try hard to empty the fridge on the days leading up to Turkey day). BUT dh thinks he can hit the goal with cat food, TP and such. Will see...

We still are a long way from figuring the best way to maximize new rewards (or if we should switch stores, etc.), but we keep getting random free stuff in the interim. Free loaves of bread (score!) and dh noticed that cases of bottled water were free yesterday - the kids like those for school.

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I am considering another credit card reward. $500 in Amazon gift cards. We have kind of missed the endless supply of gift cards. I'd rather have cash, but Amazon gift cards are the next best thing. Big Grin

Actually, I am totally saturated on them - I even stocked up on household goods with prior rewards - things like that. So I am pretty much out of ideas - but I know dh will find something. It will pay for his toys and keep extra peace in our marriage. Wink

5 Responses to “Gas/Grocery Update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Southwest Airlines reward card? I saw that offer on My Money Blog today. I, too, am tempted!

  2. Monkey Mama Says:

    I did it already so I just need to check if it's been a year. That is the one!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Now I have David Bowie stuck in my head. Although, that's not a bad thing...

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I saw that deal on My Money blog today too and thought about it. I'm really tempted but I don't know that I could spend $2k in 3 months. It'd be more doable than 3000 in three months but I still am too unsure if I could do it without buying things I don't need.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    That's a great savings on the gas. Smile

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