I confessed to have a ridiculous amount of gas savings, like over $7, to a friend on Sunday. Her response..."ok, spell it out for me this week. I want to get what you get." ha! So, here is my explanation once again:
My savings are calculated on a 30 gallon tank, which is the maximum amount allowed (Big Blue has a tank that size or the pick-up truck with an additional 5 gallons into the gas can). SO, when the savings are 400 points that is $.40 a gallon off multiplied by 30 gallons which is $12 of gas. I am going to fill up at Giant anyway. So if I am going to spend $100 on gas, I may as well go inside, spend $110 (or even $90 if it is a money making deal) and get 4 bags of groceries plus a tank of gas for that money. Get it? Keep an eye on your gas tank...fill up empty or take a gas can so as not to leave leftover free gas. Keep an eye on the expiration of points. Right now I have until May 10. If they were expiring this weekend I'd be in a panic because I could not use all that gas ($7)and so I would have bought food/cleaning supplies I would not have otherwise splurged on if they weren't going to end up "free". When we fill up Big Blue this weekend at say $3.50 my receipt will say I still have another $3.50 left to use for next time. Despite what the cashiers may say, you do get to keep your points until the expiration date.
OK. SO...this week there are TWO deals going on. And deals can be done ten times. EACH!
You have a section of "buy 6 get 400 points" (so buy them in stacks of 6, mix and match, up to 60 items!)
AND a section of "buy 7 get 500 points" (so buy them in stacks of 7, up to 70 items!)
Dear friend, here is what I decided to get:
Buy 6 at 400 points = $12 gas, thus anything at $2 (x6) becomes a break even situation!
I bought a TON of Mussleman applesauce cups because they will keep a LONG time and they are something we use often for the girls. I also got Deer Park water, Neuro drinks (I figured the vitamin D ones couldn't hurt!), and coconut waters. They were each $2 so I broke even. There were also some Kozy Shack pudding cups that were gluten free/no sugar added for just under $2(money maker) that I decided to try. I regret it...they call to me day and night. ;P
I bought 60 items for just under $120 and I have $120 worth of free gas.
I also went for the:
Buy 7 at 500 points =$15 gas, so anything just over $2 becomes an even deal.
You could make money getting Mama Rosies pasta, Kelloggs waffles, and/or Healthy Choice entrees. I didn't have room and we just don't use those up.
I did do one deal of "buy 7" even though I spent a little on the items, but we use them, so I was happy for the savings. I got Friendly's ice cream and waffles. It was a splurge! :) (ice cream is about 40 cents a box with this deal!)
I hope this helped!
Next Week is ANOTHER crazy savings week! There looks to be TONS of money making deals on cleaning supplies! We need to take a road trip to burn through some of this gas. JK, JK, JK!!!!!