Quick reminder that one of the Chase Freedom categories this quarter is Gas Stations for 5% cash back. The categories this quarter are (Through March 31, 2013):
- Gas Stations – who doesn’t need gas!
Get 4x Fuel Points And 5% Cash Back On Gas At Kroger
Mrs. Weekly Flyer has had the Chase Freedom® Visa for over a year. I haven’t had it, but I just downgraded my Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Visa to the Chase Freedom® Visa for two reasons. First, the Chase Freedom (MasterCard or Visa) has no annual fee. Second, I haven’t had the Chase Sapphire Preferred MasterCard, so cancelling the Visa version will open up the possibility to earn the bonus on the MasterCard in the future.
I was excited to see that Kroger brought back the 4x fuel points for gift card purchases this month which goes nicely with the Chase Freedom 5% cash back offer. The 4x fuel points is only valid from March 3 through March 30, 2013. This is making gas purchases a little less painful at the pump!
You can earn even more savings if you use a cash back card that earns bonuses on spending. Here are a few that can help you pick up a few more percentage points of savings:
- The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express offers 3x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases. See Flexible Card offer page for full details on these and other offers.
- The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express offers 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases. See Flexible Card offer page for full details on these and other offers.
The Bottom Line
Today I purchased $250 of Target gift cards which I will use to by groceries and baby items that I would have purchased anyway. I received 1,000 Kroger fuel points which provided $1 off per gallon up to 35 gallons of gas = $35 savings!
I used a card pay for the gift cards that I have been trying to hit spending threshold with and then I used my MasterCard Chase Freedom card to pay for the discounted gas which will get me 5% cash back on my Chase card!