Tis the season....to buy gift cards!
Kroger is doing it again! From now until December 11, 2011, any gift card you buy will earn you 4 times the amount in gas points. So today we bought 3 gift cards for gifts, and 1 for PetSmart where we get the "kids" their food, then we went and bought gas. We saved $13.20 in gas and we were going to spend that amount anyway on the gift cards.....so really, $13.20 free!! Woo Hooo!!
I will be going back later this week to get more. I know Someone will be getting their Christmas present from Amazon, so why not buy an Amazon gift card and earn gas points at the same time?! There are tons of restaurant, stores and movies...even gas cards! In this area Shell gas stations let you use your Kroger gas points. Buy a Shell gift card, earn gas points then use the card too!
If you don't have a Kroger, check other stores in your area to see if they have a similar program. I wonder if stores that match prices would do something for you? Depends on their policy I guess....like if the store their matching has to be in the area.
Another great way to save with gift cards this time of year is to take advantage of all the restaurant offers. Most eateries are offering a free gift card when you purchase a certain amount. If you know you will be going to that restaurant anyway, go ahead and buy yourself some gift cards and pick up the free one as well! We like to go to Carrabba's for a special treat every now and then. Their offer is, spend $100 in gift cards and get $20 free. We got two $50 ones. We'll use one around Valentine's Day and the other for maybe a birthday. Then that $20 one we can use after the first of the year as a special treat. Check with your favorite restaurant to see what deals they have available.
This time of year can get hectic and expensive if you're not careful. this is one way to make it a little easier on yourself and save some money at the same time!
Until Next Time.....