Save Money on Gas with Store Promotions
Make a grocery list.
Check grocery store ads.
Clip and print coupons.
This is my favorite way to save money – making plans and lists. Before I go shopping, I take a quick peek to see the new ads. Sometimes Randalls will put out a Sunday ad. And that reminded me to print the $5/50 from Recyclebank. That will stack with the $.30/off gas rewards that I’ll get for purchasing $40 in one transaction that I posted about here.
Right off the bat, I’m saving quite a bit. Also, I have a reward for $15 when I spend $100 on gift cards. Since I know I’m going to fill up my car, that $100 go to work for me.
So here’s how it will work.
- Spend $100 + activation fee on MasterCard gift cards, get $15 catalina.
Get $.30/gal off gas. Whoops, fine print excludes gift card purchases.
- Then, use the $5/50 I printed from Recyclebank AND the $15 catalina when I go to buy groceries. I just saved 40% right there, without handing over a single additional coupon. I also have 2 freebie coupons that I got from Safeway/Randalls on Facebook. I’ll use those as well, bringing my out of pocket even lower. Use the MasterCard to pay. This will give me another $.30 off rewards, but they probably won’t stack…
- Fill up both of our cars with gas, using the MasterCard to pay, again.
Even though I spent $100 + activation fees out of pocket, I’m actually going to get much more mileage (no pun intended) by using that to pay for gas, groceries and anything else I might need this week.