Update 7/29/20: Kroger is offering 4x fuel points again through August 11, 2020. We’ve updated the links to the digital coupons below.
One thing to bear in mind with this latest promotion is that it crosses over into a new month. If you don’t plan on redeeming fuel points in the next few days, it might be best to wait until August 1 to buy any gift cards. That’s because Kroger fuel points expire at the end of the month after the month in which you bought them. That means any fuel points you earn from July 29-31 will expire on August 31, whereas fuel points earned in August won’t expire until September 30, giving you an extra month to redeem them. That can be particularly useful if you’ll be taking this 4x promo as an opportunity to stock up on gift cards and so would end up with more fuel points than you could use in the next month.
As noted below, you can also earn 4x fuel points for gift cards purchased online. Kroger is offering 15% off select prepaid phone gift card brands which we covered yesterday, plus they’re offering discounts on Adidas, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops gift cards.
Update 7/14/20: This deal is back again from 7/16 to 7/19/20. You can load the digital coupons to your account using the links below.
If you’re looking to max out all the current opportunities for bonused spend at grocery stores, Kroger can help you do that as they’ve released a couple of new digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa and Mastercard gift cards.
- Kroger has digital coupons for the following types of gift cards:
- 4x digital coupons are valid July 29, 2020 to August 11, 2020.
- Excludes variable load Visa & Mastercard gift cards
Kroger tends to offer 4x fuel points on third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa and Mastercard gift cards at least once a month, so it’s not too surprising to see this offer return.
When buying third party gift cards, earning 4x fuel points means you can save up to 14% on gas. To give an example of how that 14% figure is calculated, let’s say you spend $250 on gift cards during the promotion. That would earn you 1,000 fuel points which can be redeemed for $1 off per gallon on up to 35 gallons. If you’re able to refuel to that 35 gallon limit (perhaps with either a large gas tank or refueling 2+ household vehicles at the same time), you’d save $35. Saving $35 based on that original $250 of gift card spend works out to be a 14% discount.
If your gas tank is smaller though, your savings won’t be as high as that. For example, our car takes – at most – 12 gallons, so we can barely save 5% on gas through these kinds of promotions based on what we spend on gift cards. You can often get better discounts on gift cards through places like Raise, so weigh up all your options before buying them at full price from Kroger or one of its affiliate stores like Dillons, King Soopers, Ralphs, Fry’s or Smith’s.
You can earn 4x fuel points on gift cards purchased online or in-store, although there are a couple of differences between the two that are important to note. If you’ll be buying in-store, you have to load the digital coupons to your account first, whereas you’ll automatically earn 4x fuel points when buying gift cards from Kroger online.
The other thing to bear in mind is that buying the gift cards in-store means you can take advantage of the plethora of cards offering bonused spend at grocery stores right now. Kroger’s online gift card site has its payments processed by Blackhawk Network (owner of GiftCardMall and GiftCards.com), so those online orders don’t code as grocery purchases.