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Most people are aware of the Giant Eagle Fuel Perks program. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to really get the most out of it!

In that past 12 months, I have saved OVER $800.00 in gas! Yes, you read that right… $800.00!

Here are some tips to get the most out of your Fuel Perks program.

1) Always get the full 30 gallons of gas you are entitled to when you use your Fuel Perks. Although you are limited to putting gas in only one car, you ARE allowed to finish your fill-up with gas cans. So be sure your tank is pretty low and take your gas cans for the rest.

So here’s how the savings works. Let’s say you have a $1.50 per gallon discount earned with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card. If you get 30 gallons x your $1.50 discount – you save $45.00 on your fill-up! A $1.75 per gallon discount would save $52.50 on your fill-up! A $2.00 per gallon discount would save $60.00 on your fill-up! In the summer of 2008, when gas was $4 per gallon, I had enough fuel perks earned for a $4.00 per gallon discount. So $4.00 x 30 gallons yielded FREE gas valued at $120.00!

So what do you do with the extra fuel you put in the gas cans? You add them to your car’s tank as needed.

By-the-way, I bought three – five gallon gas cans for about $11 each from Home Depot a couple years ago. (I bought a $50 Home Depot gift card from Giant Eagle for the Fuel Perks credit before I bought the cans!) My next fill-up with the full 30 gallons paid for the cans so all future use of the cans was totally bonus gas!

2) GIFT CARDS, GIFT CARDS, GIFT CARDS. That is the primary way of building your Fuel Perks credit. You aren’t limited to buying gift cards for others. Buy them for yourself, too! Giant Eagle has over 130 different retailers to choose from. Home Improvement Stores, Travel, Department Stores, Electronics, Toys, Movie Theaters, Sporting Goods and much more.

Do you buy stuff from Home Depot? We moved a couple years ago and bought ceiling fans and other stuff for our new home. We ended up buying HUNDREDS of $$ of stuff from Home Depot. It’s amazing how fast it adds up (and so do the Fuel Perks)!

Are you an “electronics junkie”? I’ve bought TVs and computers from Best Buy with gift cards. The list goes on. Be sure to check out the list of gift cards available at Giant Eagle at the end of this post and get going!

My favorite category is Restaurants. Check out this handful of eateries you can get cards for:

Applebee’s®, Bob Evans Restaurant®, BucaSM Di Beppo Italian Restaurant®, Carrabba’s Italian Grill®, Chili’s Grill and Bar®, Cold Stone Creamery®, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, Damon’s Grill®, Dave & Buster’s®, Long Horn Steakhouse®, Macaroni Grill®, Maggiano’s Little Italy®, Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub®, Max & Erma’s®, Mootown Creamery® Olive Garden®

To see all the cards available, visit:
http://www.gianteagle.com/Gift-Cards/

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