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.
Canadian Dream, the blog host, 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.
When I filled my car up with gas recently, I saved 11 cents per gallon off the current market price by using a retail store gift card.
That’s a good deal.
Several retailers around the country are offering similar deals to drive traffic to their stores. It’s apparently working as family budgets are being stretched more and more with the bad economy.
I applaud them. But can they make them reloadable for it’s easier on the environment?
New York state attorney general cracks down on Long Island gas stations that charge a surcharge for use of credit cards.