Saving 15 Cents a Gallon on Gas – Plus Doubling Our Savings at the Pump

July 7, 2008

Saving money on gas is becoming more and more important as fuel prices continue to climb so I wanted to share another gas saving tip with you.

Gas Rebates for Groceries 
I’ve written before about grocery store chains that have installed gas stations alongside their stores and offer a discount on gas based on the amount of money you spend on groceries.  You show them your grocery receipt and they calculate your gas rebate based on a tiered savings structure, the more money you spend on groceries, the higher your gas discount.

Saving 15 Cents a Gallon
We were at the grocery store yesterday when they announced they would be offering all customers a discount of 15 cents a gallon on gas. Unlike the double cash back days that saved us money before, this was a blanket discount that applied no matter how much you spent on groceries.

Doubling Our Savings
Due to my having to work some over the holiday my wife and I each had our own car out and had met up at the grocery store. After checking out we headed over to the gas station and filled up both our cars from the same pump, getting the 15 cent discount for both cars! 

I’ve never used the same pump to fill up two cars but there was nothing in the rules that stated you couldn’t; once her tank was full, she set the gas nozzle to the side, pulled forward, and I filled up my car as well.  The 15 cents a gallon savings on top of the cash back from our American Express Blue Cash helped take some of the bite out of the money we spent traveling to see family over the holiday weekend.

Deals on Gas
I know this gas saving tip won’t apply to everyone but make sure to check your local grocery stores to see if they offer similar deals.  I know in the Mid-West, some Hy-Vee stores have the attached gas stations and there may be others as well.


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6 Responses to Saving 15 Cents a Gallon on Gas – Plus Doubling Our Savings at the Pump

  • Claire

    Prices are just ridiculous at the moment; I found a really good offer the other day… I know it won’t help with overall cost of fuel but I needed to replace my tyres for my car to pass its MOT and Central Tyre has an offer of £30 free fuel when I bought my tyres :). I think there is a few around the country so check if they have got one by you, on their website or


  • Mare

    Hey just found your blog, great stuff!! Hope you don’t mind, I’m adding your link 🙂

    And our grocery store give gas points as well, although lately we haven’t been food shopping there we’ve been going to our local farmers market. But the most we ever saved on gas was a whopping 80 cents per gallon!!!!


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