A 5-minute survey helps save money on Kroger gas

Kroger sign at North High Street and West Nort...
Kroger sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Blogger’s note: I don’t have the actual survey on this blog. You can find the survey printed occasionally at the bottom of your Kroger receipt. I’m just sharing the info that it’s worth taking the survey to get fuel points. For more information from Kroger, click here.)

The Hubs and I have been on our grown-up game. We’ve spent the past several months developing a budget for our household, which means a heck of a lot of staring at receipts. And I’ve discovered gold in these slips of paper.

At the bottom of most receipts, there’s a web address that customers can visit to fill out a survey about their experience. Most retailers, such as Target and Dollar General, will enter you for the chance to win a gift card to the store. But Kroger, dears, offers something a little more tangible — fuel points.

Kroger Plus Card members get 50 fuel points for filling out the survey at the bottom of the Kroger receipt. These fuel points translate into discounts on Kroger gas. You also get fuel points every time you make a Kroger purchase, so filling out the survey gives you a double helping of discounts on gas.

I know this is a ploy by an Evil Corporate Empire to get me to shop at their store. And I have had some legitimate beef with Kroger’s prices. HOWEVA, if I have to shop there for certain items, why not take an extra five minutes to get a discount on gas?

Still shopping? Take a peek at these last-minute, food-centric gift ideas

Don’t lie – you still have some Christmas shopping left to do.

Maybe you got caught up in an America’s Next Top Model marathon. It’s happened to the best of us. But now you have four days until you exchange gifts with your loved ones.

I’ve collected a few sites that make good recommendations on food-related presents. Good luck, and godspeed.

 Books: Let’s promote literacy this holiday season, shall we?

  • Food and drink books for the holidays from Epicurious
  • Another holiday book guide from Smithsonian Magazine’s blog
  • A list of some books I’d like – just throwin’ that out there

Gift cards: The gift that takes the burden of choice away from the buyer

Food: Because when you’re broke, there’s nothing more cost-effective than making a gift from the heart

  • NPR has a list of recipes for homemade candy
  • The St. Petersburg Times publishes an annual list of cookie recipes that make great presents
  • All Recipes provides tips on cooking and baking for gift-giving