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America's Largest Grocery Chain Just Created a Way to Save on Gas

Buy this one thing and get 4x the fuel points now through March 22.

As shoppers know well, it's not just grocery items that are rising in price—gas is above $4.30 a gallon around the country. Several grocery store chains have their own gas stations and offer incentives for customers. Costco is one, giving members around $300 in savings on gas each year, but America's largest grocery chain is another and is currently offering an exclusive deal at all of its gas stations across the country.

Through March 22, Kroger is giving rewards members 4x the Kroger gas points on some gift card purchases. This means the value of the gift card is quadrupled and that's how many fuel points it is worth—a $25 gift card would give you 100 fuel points. Usually, each dollar spent on groceries earns one fuel point and each dollar spent on gift cards equals two fuel points.

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Company officials say some gift cards—like Kroger gift cards—are excluded, but the promotion is still one that can help you save money at the pump.

"For every 100 fuel points earned, customers can receive 10 cents off per gallon at any Kroger Fuel Center," Felix Turner, the corporate affairs manager for Kroger's Atlanta Division said about the deal, according to Atlanta local news station WMBF. "We know many shoppers purchase gift cards to use like cash when dining out or shopping in other locations, so this offers a great way for our customers to save on fuel at the same time."

Another separate promotion is going on through March 29, too. This one involves rewards members getting 2x the fuel points on groceries after applying a digital coupon found on Kroger's website or app. The company operates over 2,700 stores in 35 different states.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more about Amanda