If you're taking a road trip this summer don't forget to budget for gasoline! Here are three ways to get big discounts at the pump.
CVS Drugstores have a free gas gift card promotion that starts Sunday June 24th and ends Saturday the 30th.
Here's how it works: Buy $30 worth of qualifying items and get a $10 gas gift card. If you're buying items you need anyway and they are on sale it can be a good deal. Some of Some of the qualifying items that will be on sale this week include Pepsi products, Palmolive dish detergent, Kleenex and Folger's Coffee. Look for the sale circular in Sunday's newspaper.
Kroger Plus cardholders can save up to $2 per gallon. For each $100 spent at Kroger each month cardholders can earn fuel points worth ten cents per gallon up to $2.00 per gallon at Kroger fuel pumps. For example, a shopper who bought $2000 worth of groceries in June could fill up for a discount of $2.00 per gallon in July. Shoppers also get double points with the purchase of gift cards and 50 points for each prescription they have filled in the Kroger pharmacy.
However, be cautious about buying Visa and American Express gift cards since there is often a fee of about $5.00.
Finally, look for vacation destinations that offer free gas. For example, Resortquest is currently offering a $100 gift card when you book a seven day stay at qualifying locations in Hilton Head or Charleston, South Carolina.