With spring break and summer road trips on the horizon, it’s time to talk about how to save money on gas.
It may surprise you to learn that one way to do this is by simply buying groceries. Albertsons launched a new Gas Rewards program with Chevron and Texaco throughout Southern California. This means that every time you shop at Albertsons or Vons, you’re on your way to saving on gas.
In fact, I first stumbled upon this new program by accident. I was on my way to return some camera lenses I’d rented across town when my fuel light came on. The nearest gas station to me was a Chevron so I pulled in. I’m often on auto-pilot when getting gas, and was surprised when the pump asked if I wanted to use Vons/Albertsons Reward Points. Not entirely sure what that meant, I hit yes and punched in my phone number just like I do at the grocery store cash register.
And, just like that, my gas cost less money than it would have otherwise.
Signing up to receive these benefits is easy. If you have a Vons account, you can start using the program just by shopping and entering your registered phone number at the store register and then at the pump. If you don’t have an account, sign up in-store or register online at Albertsons.com or by downloading the Albertsons app.
Then, earning Reward Points (which yield Gas Rewards) is easy. For every 100 Reward Points earned by shopping at Southern California Albertsons and Vons stores, customers receive a 10 cent-per-gallon Gas Reward redeemable at participating Chevron and Texaco stations. For every 200 Reward Points earned, you receive a 20 cent-per-gallon Gas Reward.
The savings is even more drastic should you get gas at a Vons fuel station (there is one right near me in Pacific Beach) where you could earn up to a $1 per gallon in Gas Rewards! I had no idea and it’s already one of the cheapest places in town to get gas.
Gas Rewards earned during each month can be used through the end of the following calendar month. The rest of the terms and conditions are here.
You can also enroll by downloading the Albertsons app, available on Android® and iOS™ devices, and signing up for an account. Not only can you track store savings, but you can also find a nearby gas station (handy when road tripping) that participates in Gas Rewards, see how many Gas Rewards you have available, how many may be expiring soon and how many points you need to earn the next Gas Reward.
How’s that for a little extra cash for souvenirs and holiday fun? Have you used Albertsons Gas Rewards?
*Thanks to Albertsons for sponsoring this post.