Wednesday, July 17, 2013
My family knows that I like to do couponing (such as Burger King receipts, online coupons/freebies, and Office Depot Recycling Bucks). I'm not the extreme type of couponer, but the common-sense type. Since I don't buy many brand name items at the grocery store, it rarely pays for me to buy the Sunday paper for their coupons. I have found that I can get a better deal buying HyVee coupon books and using Walgreens Balance Rewards on the regular items I need weekly/monthly. Then something new came along: Fuel Saver Card at HyVee. Selected purchases give you cents off for a future gasoline purchase. Now I still don't go out of my way to buy expensive brand-name cereal or pizza or frozen foods. If the food on my list has a Fuel Saver discount than that is just icing on the cake. So I really kept my eyes open the past month while grocery shopping to get all the best deals: for instance, if something has a 3¢ Fuel Saver and my car will take 18 gallons of gas then I might buy it (particularly if it's also on sale) given there will be 54¢ saved at the pump. With the boys at Camp and no violin lessons, I have accumulated Fuel Savers and I went to the pump expecting to get 62¢ off per gallon! Hooray--I saved $11.00 on a tank of gas. Have my cake and eat it, too!