Wednesday, October 24, 2007

WFMW: Saving Money on Gas

Works for Me Wednesday is sponsored by Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer... make sure you check her out for more great ideas!

My tip today is a really simple one... but it works really well for my family. For us, it's a sure-fire way to save money on gas. We shop at a grocery store that gives you "fuel perks" at their gas station. The great thing is that they have been running a "double fuel-perks" incentive, and we have been getting $0.20 cents off per gallon for every $50 we spend in groceries since June!

Now, I don't know about your family, but my family needs to eat on a regular, and yes ... daily, basis. So, getting groceries at a market that is already cheaper than most, PLUS getting fuel-points ... well, that TOTALLY works for me. Especially since I drive a huge (and slightly unnecessary, although I wouldn't trade it in for the world) gas guzzler.

Here's an example of how much I have saved. On August 29th, I filled up our gas guzzler so that we could make the 7 or 8 hour drive to the beach. We had done quite a bit of shopping that month, and we saved some perks from the previous month. I had accumulated enough perks that I only paid ... are you ready for this??? $0.199 cents PER GALLON. That's 20 cents per gallon, folks! And I have pictures to prove it! In fact, my total 12 month savings on gas through August was $159.83 -- in 8 months. That TOTALLY, TOTALLY works for me. Now, on normal months, we can save about $0.60 cents off per gallon at least 2 times a month... but the savings add up, and every little cent counts!

So as you can see, it's worth your while to look for the stores that offer fuel perks, and shop only there! You just GOTTA love it!



10 comments:

Lady Why said...

I was just polled by a marketing company asking me if I would use such a program should it be offered in our area. I kept thinking 'what's the catch?' After this post, I'm excited to see it come here!! Wow! That's some savings!!

kimi said...

our safeway does the same thing but it adds and keeps adding, I got 30 cents off per gallon and FILLED my gas guzzling jeep. made my day!

Marie said...

The Smith's near my house does that, but I have been too skeptical to try it out. Nice to know it's for real!

Jessica said...

I totally need to move closer to a Giant Eagle! NOW! Great tip!

texastanya said...

Wow, that's a deal! The best I can find around here is $0.10 off per gallon.
Thanks for sharing!

momrn2 said...

We have a simliar offer but not that good! Ours is 10 cents off a gallon for every $100 spent.

We try to time it right so that we use the 10 cent deal when my husband's big delivery truck needs to be filled. We can really save with that big thing!!!

Sandy said...

I use savings cards whenever I can. My favorite is Costco - I just got a $200+ check in the mail. Right in time for Christmas :)
Great post -- and pix too! :)

Jada said...

Wow, what a deal and a huge savings! My grocery store runs the fuel savings periodically, not all the time. And you have to spend $100.00 to get .10 off per gallon! It does accumulate if you don't use it, so if I spend $200, I get .20 off per gallon; but if I spend $280 during the promotion, I still only get .20 per gallon. I like your grocery store's fuel savings plan much better!

Katy said...

holy cow that is amazing!!!! I wish we had a giant eagle around us!!! :)

Stacey said...

That is so great! I wish we had a gas station somewhere close with those kind of perks!!