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Carnival of Personal Finance fills up on discount gas card blog

Connie Prater

Last week’s blog about a local discount gas purchase program that doesn’t offer reloadable gift cards was selected for the Carnival of Personal Finance‘s 326th blog carnival.

A carnival is a weekly roundup of blogs written about specific topics, such as personal finance. Each week a different blogger hosts the carnival and selects the best blogs of those submitted by writers.

This week’s host, Canadian Dream: Free at 45, recognized the Taking Charge blog for its savings message. Although a Texas grocery store chain is sponsoring a promotion to sell gas for 11 cents less than the market price, the store doesn’t provide reloadable gift cards to use for the purchase. Instead, customers must obtain new cards — and throw the old ones away — each time they exhaust the funds loaded on to a card. We wonder why the cards aren’t reloadable to save the environment.

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