$500 Visa Gift Cards for 95 Cents at Ralphs (Possibly other Kroger Grocery Stores)
Greetings fellow long time readers and first time readers from Prior2Boarding. As most of you know, I live in CA and post later in the evening (usually between 7-10PM PST). If you are on the East Coast or other parts of the world, please note that 90% of my blog posts come at this time. I try not to talk about the same thing as the 100+ other miles and points travel blogs do. I’m sure all of you have probably seen your fair share of SPG transfers to US Airways and American Airlines miles posts and American Airlines dining reward posts. Are you ready for some new reading material? If so, please read on…
A few days ago, my mom went shopping at Ralphs (the Southern California grocery store owned by Kroger – thanks Wikipedia). She brought home this offer and it looked interesting to me. The offer “says” you will get a coupon for $5 off your next purchase after you buy 2 or more Visa or MasterCard Gift Cards. It also “says” you will receive one coupon per transaction per day. Well, the coupon is not exactly right…
I decided to buy 1 Visa gift card this evening after work today. The activation fee is $5.95 per gift card.
After buying my first $500 Visa gift card, I received my first $5 off coupon.
I wanted to buy another $500 Visa gift card (with a different credit card) and I ended up getting another $5 off coupon. Therefore, the terms of the coupon are not correct. You only need to buy 1 gift card and you can get more than 1 $5 off coupon per day. I’m not sure if this is an isolated issue just at my store, but you might have similar luck shopping at your local Ralphs or Kroger grocery store.
Update: King Soopers in Denver (Kroger grocery store) seems to be participating in this promo as well. Please report any other grocery stores and locations.
For the record, these are not Vanilla (ice cream logo on front of packaging) gift cards. They can have a PIN set by calling and can be used at Walmart for your “errands.” Based on the math of 506 points for 95 cents, you are looking at 0.19 cents per point. Happy 4th of July everyone!
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