We shop at Tops Supermarkets a lot. And I like to earn gas points at Tops. How it works? You buy a certain dollar amount and/or a specific product like Perry's ice cream bars to earn money off. This last earning period I earned 80 cents off a gallon.
It’s redemption time. Which vehicle has the largest gas tank? The van. I’m going to drive the van until the red gas light comes on. Why? To save the most amount of money. You have more savings on an empty tank then a 1/2 filled tank.
I rolled into Tops to grab a few groceries and checked to see how many more days I had to redeem my gas points. Two days. Well I could fill up now but… the van still has a half a tank of gas. I’m sure I’ll be stopping at Tops again.
Friday comes. The van is ready to get filled up. I casually ask Laura, “do you remember the last day that we could redeem our gas points?” She responded “yeah the 15th. What day is today?” Ahhhh the 16thhhhh! I forgot to fill up. The van is empty and I blew it. It kind of reminds me when I forget to use all the coupons Laura cut for me, especially when there's coupon doublers, I just love those!
For a bigger saver like myself this is something to lose sleep over. And don't even get me started on trying to use coupons at the Bon-Ton or Toy-R-Us, everything is excluded! And if you've ever lost a gift card....exactly. I just get so vexed. How about you?