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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Cards, Kroger, Gas Discounts and Ebates!

Are you aware of the awesome gift card promotion at Kroger grocery stores? If you have a Kroger store nearby and you plan on purchasing gift cards for the holidays, buy them from Kroger and get 4X the gas rewards! Normally Kroger gives 10 cents off per gallon of gas with every $100 grocery purchase you make. Currently (check your local Kroger store to see when promotion ends) they will give you 4X that on your gift card purchases (Kroger gift cards not included) So if gift cards are on your shopping list this year, buying them at Kroger will help stretch your gas budget! For example, purchase $100 in gift cards and get 40 cents off per gallon of gas on your next fill up! Go here to get an idea of the gift cards offered. You'll need to buy them at your local Kroger store and be sure to scan your Kroger rewards card when you make the purchase.

So now you know how gift cards can help fill your gas tank but how does Ebates factor in to the title of this post? While you're buying gift cards at Kroger to give as gifts, consider purchasing gift cards for yourself to spend at online retailers you plan on shopping at, either for gifts or personal purchases. You'll earn more Kroger gas rewards and you can also use those gift cards to earn cash back from Ebates!  Let me explain.

For example, you plan on ordering some video games from Gamestop, some clothing from American Eagle and toys from Toys R Us. Follow these easy steps to get the most from your money. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Purchase the Gamestop, American Eagle and Toys R Us gift cards from Kroger. Remember, you were already planning on ordering from these retailers anyway. The only difference is that you will now be paying for your purchases with gift cards instead of credit cards.

2) Log in to Ebates. If you're not already a member signup here and get a new member bonus too! (Yes, it's FREE)

3) Search for the retailers you have gift cards for and click thru to their sites from the Ebates page. You will see a screen that says your purchases are being tracked and you will earn a percentage of cash back. Pay for your orders with the gift cards you purchased at Kroger and shortly after you receive your purchases you will see the cash rebates in your Ebates account. 

You've just earned discounts on gas and cash back on purchases you planned on making anyway! I love combining deals like this to get the most bang for my buck. What other discounts, websites, deals have you found that can be combined to enhance your savings?

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