Saving up Kroger fuel points to get big discounts on gas is a great way to save money, especially if you buy gift cards to get bonus points. Some people take it to the next level to squeeze every penny of savings out of that gas pump they can. Here is how you can do it to.
Getting the most for your money
I was in a friends garage a while back and noticed he had an unusual number of gas cans laying around. I asked him what all the tanks were for, and he explained the trick to me. He saves up his Kroger fuel points until he qualifies for a dollar off, then goes to fill up.
When you are getting your dollar per gallon discount Kroger lets you buy up to $35 gallons, which is quite a bit more than most people’s cars can hold. So if your car only takes 15 gallons to fill up, you are missing out on $20 in discounts.
You can probably see how my friends trick works with the gas cans now. He brings a few extra gas cans in the trunk of his car, and when his car is full, he starts filling those up. He keeps going until he has purchased the full 35 gallons and gotten the full $35 discount.
I over the last year I noticed a few other friends had large numbers of gas cans in their garages and asked them about it. Sure enough, they were pulling the same trick.
The easy way to get your full discount
This portable tank holds about 15 gallons, has wheels to make it easy to roll around, and comes with a hose and pump that make it really easy to pump the gas into your car at a later date when you need it. This is pretty convenient since those smaller gas cans we all use to fill up mowers are prone to a little spilling.
An even cheaper option
If $100 is more than you want to part with, there is still an option to make things easier on you. This hose and pump can attach to a smaller gas can you already have laying around and costs less than $40 on Amazon
Don’t let the opportunity to get your full discount go. Take advantage of the maximum number of gallons your fuel program allows you to get by filling up your car, then filling up gas cans to use up the rest of your 35 gallons.
If you find it inconvenient to deal with pouring gas from small cans into your car then you can buy a pump to make it easy to pump gas into your car.