One of the reasons I love shopping at Fred Meyer is the fuel savings! I find it really adds up quickly, and I’m always excited to see how big my discount is when I show up at the pump. (If you’re not familiar with the program, read my post from a couple years ago which breaks it down for you.)
For a limited time only, you can earn 4x fuel points on participating gift cards at Fred Meyer! This means you’ll earn 100 fuel points for every $25 on gift cards you spend (as opposed to 25 fuel points). Suppose you end up purchasing $100 in gift cards. This translates into 400 fuel points and a $0.40 per gallon saving at the pump! (Head to the Fred Meyer Fuel Rewards page for more of the nuts and bolts of how it all works.)
So what kind of gift cards can you purchase at Fred Meyer? Well, some of the participating offers include: Bass Pro Shops, Darden, Google Play, JC Penney, Lowes, and Panera. However, note that this promotion includes all third-party gift cards as well as Visa, MasterCard and American Express Cards in $25, $50, and $100 denominations! Check out some of the gift cards I found available at my store a month ago, for a similar promotion:
Here’s the important stuff you need to know:
- This offer is good from July 24th – August 6th
- This offer is good at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores – in my area, that’d include Fred Meyer and QFC (please note that QFC’s promotional period runs July 27th – August 9th).
- This offer applies to third-party gift card purchases or Visa, MasterCard, or American Express cards in $25, $50, and $100 denominations.. In other words, you won’t get the discount if you buy Fred Meyer, QFC, or other Kroger store gift cards.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “neat, but I don’t need to buy any gift cards right now, so I don’t see how this promotion would benefit me.” Let me help you think outside the box a moment! Gift cards don’t have to be used for gifts. Consider:
- Buy a Lowe’s gift card to tackle that home improvement project you were planning on doing anyways.
- Buy a Panera gift card since you know you’ll be headed there for a work lunch next week.
- Buy a Visa gift card for upcoming vacation expenses.
I think gift cards can be used to help keep your budget in check too! And of course, you can always use them as gifts for weddings and birthday parties you might have coming up. What other ideas can you think of?
Fine Print Details:
*CARDS HAVE NO VALUE UNTIL ACTIVATED. TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Only purchases made with your Shopper’s Card from the Kroger Family of Companies or 1-2-3 REWARDS® Visa® are eligible. Excludes the Kroger Family of Companies Gift Cards, ALL PREPAID RELOADABLE DEBIT CARDS (Green Dot®, MoneyPaks®, 1-2-3 Rewards® Visa), & ALL FINANCIAL VARIABLE LOAD CARDS (American Express®, MasterCard®, & Visa®). Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Fuel discounts are limited to up to 35 gallons of fuel per purchase, subject to fraud prevention limits on the amount of purchase. Not valid where prohibited by law. Subject to availability. See gift cards for details, terms, conditions and (if applicable) fees. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. Third party participants are not a sponsor of the promotion. Product and offer may not be available in all states. Wireless Phones & Airtime cards are excluded from this promotion. Selling or purchasing fuel points is prohibited. Fuel redemption offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. No discounts to dealers, wholesalers or fleet programs. No cash back. Not valid where prohibited by law. We may suspend or remove you from the fuel program due to violation of these terms or because of fraudulent activity or suspected fraudulent activity.
$50 Fred Meyer Gift Card Giveaway
The contest has now ended. Congrats to Rachel S, the winner of the contest! She wrote:
I love shopping at Fred Meyer! This week I am planning a trip to get mostly on sale items and gluten free bread…and of course COFFEE! Last week I had $0.40 off per gallon of gas, pretty awesome!
To help get you excited about this promotion, my friends at Fred Meyer have generously agreed to give one lucky Coupon Project reader a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card! This could be used to purchase anything at Fred Meyer, including gift cards to earn you those 4X fuel points.
Entering this contest is free and easy to do: Simply leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, August 1st at 12pm (noon). For fun, I’d love to know what are some of your weekly errands or purchases (i.e. coffee) that you’d love to earn fuel points on?
At that time, I’ll randomly select one winner from all comments left and announce it here on the blog. Make sure to use an email address you actually check when you leave your comment – that’s how I will be contacting the winner. You will have 24 hours to respond or else a new winner is chosen. If you have any questions about the promotion or how to enter the contest, please email me at angela @ thecouponproject dot com, or reach out to me via The Coupon Project Facebook page.
Disclosure: today’s post and giveaway prize has been sponsored by Fred Meyer. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.