Originally Posted by smlranger
Dang good idea
. I should have thought of that. Certainly better than going inside and standing in line.
Others recommend Kroger, Sam's, etc and we do fill up at Kroger when at home and would do so on the road. However, I have not seen any of those in our nearly 7,000 miles of travel that I could get into. And, I am not sure it is worth the time and effort to get off your planned route to find those places to save a few pennies per gallon.
I figured out a way to "double-dip" I guess. I use Krogers gas almost exclusively at home since there's one right down my street, but not many while Travelling. I wait for those "4X fuel point with gift card purchase" weekends they run about once a month and then buy $300 worth or more of gas gift cards.
I use the GCs on my trips for fill-ups, and I get 1200 extra points when at home to give me the Kroger fuel discount. At 10¢ off per 100 points for up to 35 gal., That's about $40 savings.
(Actually I Triple Dip, since I charge it all on my CC, so I get bonus points for the $300 I spent also. Since I pay off my CC every month, those points are completely free!)