All of us car and truck owners spend our money on gasoline every week and it’s especially true if you commute to work by driving as the main way you get there. The price of gas can fluctuate these days almost daily and fortunately in most states it’s been staying under $3.00 a gallon for some time now. But as we all know it can spike suddenly depending on world events. That’s why getting discount gas is so important.
It’s not that difficult these days as there are over 20 different gasoline discount programs being offered right now nationwide around the U.S. These national chains offer fuel rewards programs. Is there one near you?
Discount Gas Programs
Shopping at your regular grocery store can mean big savings at Sunoco. Simply use your grocery store’s loyalty card at the pump and save on gas at:
Price Chopper – Earn 5¢ off per gallon when you earn 100 points.
Reddner’s – Earn 10¢ off per gallon when you spend $100.
And Shop N Save – Earn 10¢ off per gallon when you spend $50.
As you spend on groceries, you get cents off per gallon. And even better, you can stack rewards up to 20 cents off per gallon, though you can only redeem them on 25 gallons of fuel at a time. Simply register with the Sunoco app to keep track of your rewards and enter your phone number at the gas pump.
In Kroger’s fuel rewards program, you earn one point for every dollar you spend in the store. Once you’ve earned 100 fuel points (after spending $100 on groceries), you’ll get 10 cents off per gallon on up to 35 gallons. You can redeem your Kroger fuel points by scanning your Plus Card at Kroger gas stations or Shell stations, but at Shell, you can only redeem a maximum of 10 cents off per gallon.
You’re better off using the discount at Kroger gas stations, so you can stack your discounts. The maximum amount of points redeemable at Kroger Fuel Centers is 1,000—or $1 off per gallon.
3. Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop gives you 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend.
You can stack deals for up to $1.50 off per gallon. Scan your Stop & Shop card at Shell or Stop & Shop gas stations to redeem your savings. These points have a shorter expiration date than most—just 30 days—so plan your trips carefully!
Add the One Touch app for Albertsons Fuel Savings and rewards. At Albertsons, you receive one point for every dollar you spend on groceries, one point for every dollar spent at the pharmacy, and two points for every dollar you spend on gift cards. Once you reach 100 points, you’ve earned 10 cents off per gallon.
You can redeem up to $1.00 off per gallon at Safeway, Randall’s, Vons, Tom Thumb, Texaco, and Chevron stations, as well as Albertsons’ gas stations.
You can also keep track of your points and get access to additional store savings using the Albertson’s app for Android or iPhone.
Winn-Dixie’s fuel rewards program has seen a few makeovers in the last few years. The grocery chain has joined a new fuel perks program: SE Grocers rewards.
With SE Grocers rewards, you’ll earn one point for every $2 spent on qualifying purchases. For every 100 points earned, you’ll receive $1 off for groceries or 5 cents off per gallon at participating gas stations, including Shell stations where you receive gold status even if you have no points (gold status gets you 5 cents off per gallon).
Scattered throughout Georgia and the Carolinas, Bi-Lo also offers fuel savings with SE Grocers rewards, which gives you one point for every $2 spent on qualifying purchases and either $1 off for groceries or 5 cents off per gallon at participating gas stations (such as Shell) for every 100 points earned.
Located throughout Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and the Carolinas, Harris Teeter shoppers can earn one fuel point for every dollar spent in-store, two fuel points per dollar spent on eligible gift cards and 50 fuel points per non-federally funded prescription.
Every 100 fuel points earned equals 10 cents off per gallon on up to 35 gallons—with a maximum of 1,000 points redeemed per transaction at Harris Teeter Fuel Centers and participating BP and Amoco stations.
8. Food City
In Tennessee and Georgia, Food City offers 15 cents off per gallon for every $150 you spend. Gift card purchases of $50 will net you double the points. You can only use 15 cents off per gallon each day, but on Wednesdays, you can cash in 30 cents off.
Rewards are redeemable via Food City’s ValuCard at Gas n’ Go fuel stations.
Harveys, in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, will reward you and is also a partner with SE Grocers rewards. You will earn one point for every $2 spent on qualifying purchases and receive $1 off for groceries or 5 cents off per gallon at participating gas stations (including Shell stations) for every 100 points earned.
10. Giant Eagle
Located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland, Giant Eagle’s fuelperks! program offers 10 cents off per gallon for every $50 spent at Giant Eagle, GetGo, Market District, or Giant Eagle Express.
You can use these rewards at GetGo stations on up to 20 gallons of gas.
Spread throughout New England, Shaw’s offers 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend, plus double the points on gift card purchases. Redeem your points for up to $1 off per gallon at participating gas stations by registering for their Just for U program.
Located in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, TOPS offers one point for every dollar you spend with its GasPoints program. Get 10 cents off per gallon by earning 100 points.
Redeeming coupons? You’ll get 10 points for each one you use, and bonus items throughout the store offer extra points.
Fuel discounts are good on up to 20 gallons at any TOPS gas station by scanning your TOPS BonusPlus card.
13. Market 32
Owned and operated by Price Chopper, Market 32 services New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. It provides 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 you spend on groceries.
Use your discount at participating Sunoco stations by scanning your Fuel AdvantEdge card.
Owned by Kroger, Pay Less Super Markets in Indiana offers one fuel point for every $1 spent.
100 points will get you 10 cents off per gallon, and you can stack ‘em for up to $1 off at participating Shell stations. Scan your Shopper’s Card at the pump to receive your discount.
Hy-Vee offers fuel perks on select grocery items that vary weekly. Unlike other stores, there isn’t a set reward per dollar amount spent—either check the weekly ad or browse your local Hy-Vee to see which items offer fuel rewards.
Redeem points at Hy-Vee Gas, Casey’s, Shell, or PDQ stations by swiping your Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks card.
16. Cub Foods
Located in Minnesota and Illinois, Cub Foods offers fuel discounts at participating Holiday gas stations through its My Cub Rewards card.
You’ll earn 10 cents off per gallon for every $100 spent. You can earn up to $1.50 off per gallon—which would require spending $1,500—on 20 gallons of gas.
For every $100 you spend at QFC, you’ll receive 10 cents off per gallon.
Use your rewards at QFC fuel centers or participating Shell stations by swiping your Advantage card.
How much can you redeem? Stack your 10 cent discounts for up to $1 off per gallon.
18. Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer is located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. It offers one point for every dollar spent, and 100 points earns you 10 cents off per gallon.
Purchase gift cards for double points and fill prescriptions for 50 bonus points. Redeem your points, which are good on up to 35 gallons of fuel, at Shell or Fred Meyer gas stations with your Rewards card.
19. Fry’s Food
Located in Arizona, Fry’s Food offers 10 cents off for every $100 you spend. Use your Fry’s Food fuel rewards at Circle K and Shell stations.
Now you can enjoy a real-time, instant fuel price rollback at the pump and save 50 cents per gallon, up to 20 gallons, every time you fill up. Simply use your ScoreCard Rewards card at the beginning of your transaction at a participating gas station to see the fuel discount offer and redeem for savings! Use at participating Shell, Citgo, and BP stations.
21. Gas Buddy
Gas Buddy now offers multiple ways to save on actual gasoline purchases by using their own card. In addition, use their site and/or app to locate the stations as you drive that have the lowest pump prices and you’ll be sure you are getting the lowest prices in town.
There’s every reason to use a discount loyalty card when you buy gasoline and frankly it’s available almost everywhere you drive. Don’t be lazy about this. Even if you don’t drive a lot of miles, you are bound to put on about 10,000 miles a year (the average these days) and saving 10+ cents per gallon means saving real dollars each month and that can add up fast. So pick a discount gas program that suits your shopping patterns and stick with it!
Do you use a discount gas program? If not, why not?
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