October 8, 2012
Gas prices are anywhere from $3.42 to $3.69 in my area. The Shell station is currently at $3.49, and it is rather close to me, even at that price it is cheaper than the closest station. It has another advantage, it is located close to the Winn-Dixie, which is offering fuel perks to lower the price. These fuel perks are my latest obsession. I am determined to lower the amount that I spend on gasoline, especially since a tank a week without them can drastically dent my budget.
I have been watching the Fuel Rewards network site, and I am amazed every time I see that someone paid a penny per gallon for gas. I would love to do that without going into debt to purchase groceries. My Winn-Dixie card is tied to my Fuel Rewards card, that way when the Fuel Rewards program finally gets here I can double my rewards. This makes the price even lower at the pump. The best I've managed is 30 to 45 cents off per gallon.
Every time you spend $50 at Winn-Dixie before tax you get 5 cents off per gallon up to twenty gallons of gas. It's easy to spend $50 at the grocery store even if you only buy the cheapest of every item on the list. It doesn't matter here if there are a dozen coupons, and nothing but sale items. Groceries are expensive and feeding three people for a week takes money. The amount of stress I feel trying to make the grocery list with the tantrums, snoring and constant interruptions is immense. I just want to run away from home to do it most days.
OK so we're all clear, my new obsession is Fuel Perks.