Stacking up Values or Getting a Little Extra
February 7, 2016 9:57pm CST
I do not know if other countries have "loyalty cards" for their stores, but they are popular in many places in the US and they earn different benefits from various stores. Our grocery store has a loyalty card. One of the benefits is that we build up discounts on our fuel purchases if we use an affiliated station. That is a nice perk of a penny off per gallon for each hundred dollars spent. Credited a penny per dollar spent to use to reduce our fuel cost. Even better yet, we buy "gift cards" at the grocery. Some of them we actually give as gifts to friends or family members. We get double fuel points for them. Sometimes we get 4x fuel points, like last Saturday. Gift cards for gifts to others are not the best deal though. Gift cards to restaurants that we carry in the car are the best for us. We buy a variety of cards that are for places near us or places we travel through. That actually spreads the expense of eating on the road over a longer period of time. So, we buy a gift card and put it away for a vacation, we earn fuel points as we do so to help the fuel budget, as we ALWAYS drive on our trips. If we use these gift cards, we do not have to have cash for the eating place. We also do not hand our credit card or debit card over to people we do not know. We have heard way too much about those cards getting duplicated and people losing lots of money. So that is how we budget for trips and stack up values for our money and get a little extra.
10 people like this
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Feb 16
my only issue with these are you end up with so many it is impossible to sort. I need an app where I can store each of them, their passwords and whatevers, and then just open that singular app and use THAT at the stores! lol
8 Feb 16
We have loyalty cards as well as credit cards that offer discounts. Gas stations that offer a few cents off of gas if you purchase on their credit card. The Loblaws grocery chain has a loyalty points card, they offer you actual money off of your grocery purchase or you can save up your points and just pay for your grocery bill in full.
• Marion, Kansas
9 Feb 16
These cards are not tied to our bank cards at all. They are little keytags that give you special grocery discounts. We did get points stolen once, but the company gave them back to us. We were pretty sure it was our former daughter in law.
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb 16
A couple of our major supermarkets allow us to get slightly cheaper fuel with a loyalty card. And some restaurants offer a free coffee after you've bought nine over a period of time. Not sure about any other loyalty cards though.