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I just had a realization the other day about gas prices that made me giggle. In my own cost-benefit analyses, I had been calculating my average cost per ICE mile at about 8 cents US for my 2013 Volt, but because one of the grocery stores I shop at has gas stations and fuel rewards that don't expire, and I go months between top-ups (I try to keep between 1 and 4 gallons of gas in the car at a time) I'm getting my gas about $1.20 cheaper per gallon than everyone else on the rare occasion when I need to add some to the tank. Take that, big oil! lol
 

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What grocery stores give fuel rewards?

My Volt works out to:

6 cents per ICE mile
2 cents per EV mile
 

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Kroger/Fred Meyer and Carrs / Safeway by me have fuel rewards points. I typically get $1 off per gallon, which is our max and I make sure I take advantage of every gallon I can get at that reduced rate. Especially since regular fuel is around $2.65 a gal. right now.
 

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Wow, gas points that don't expire? You're lucky! I usually shop at HyVee and those points expire after 30 days. When I drove my old Impala, I would always try to get as many fuel saver points as possible. Now I don't even bother since I rarely fill up. The only other grocery store nearby that has gas discounts have to be used the same day.
 

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Just don't think you're not paying for that cheaper gas with slightly higher grocery prices. Nothing is free.
 

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I just siphon it out of random cars in the grocery store parking lot.
 

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When you get that big discount of $1 or more off per gallon, take a couple of 5 gallons gas cans and fill them up to.
 

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I use my fuel points on the RV. No sense waisting them on the Volt. It doesn't use enough gas to make a big impact.
 

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Only the tip of the iceburg...Use giftcard granny which searches all the major discount gift card sites, find a Kroger/Ralphs/Vons/Safeway/Costco/etc gift card at 1%-5% off, use a cash back site like befrugal.com to get another 1%-10% off...
 

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My version of a "fun realization about gas prices" is discovering that I have no idea what current gas prices are because I last fueled up on January 2. :D
 

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I don't waste my Fred Meyer (Kroger) fuel rewards on my Volt either. I take my Ford Escape Hybrid and three 5 gallon gas cans to max out the 30 gallon limit. I usually have a $1 discount per gallon each month, especially after doing the surveys at the bottom of the receipt.
 

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In Canada, SOBEY'S grocery stores often have a revolving cross-promotion with a specific gas chain (They've done this over the years with SHELL, PETROCANADA, and CANADIAN-TIRE Gas Bars), usually 2% or so of Grocery Spend in discounts at the gas bar. I can see how this would add up when only putting in 1 or 2 tanks of gas per year.
 

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Gas?, What's gas? I'm still on the dealers fill up from when I leased the Volt on 12/9/16. It looks like I will need to refuel by mid April. I can use my Kroger/Ralphs fuel points at any Shell station.
 
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