Diving Deeper into the Fuel Everywhere Card – A Nice Surprise!

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More Uses for the Fuel Everywhere Visa Gift Card

More Uses for the Fuel Everywhere Visa Gift Card

A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiments with the Fuel Everywhere card.  I was able to find a good use for them at gas stations that give you rewards points for buying gift cards like Speedway.

With last week’s sale at Office Depot focusing on the Everywhere cards Nick W. from our Facebook Group decided to test them out in another way.  Once he reported his success I decided to try my luck at my local store as well and got the same results.

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Using Fuel Everywhere at the Grocery Store

Nick had wondered if these would work at grocery stores that had a gas station attached, like a Kroger etc.  I suggested that they would work to buy a Kroger gift card inside the gas station which you could then use in the store.

He decided to give it a try in the actual store.  He attempted it at his local Safeway grocery store and said it worked on regular groceries.  I decided to give it a try as well and went to my local Kroger that had a gas station attached.  I purchased a $98 Amazon gift card and a gallon of milk and the Fuel Everywhere card worked perfectly. My showed I even earned double fuel points on the purchase with Kroger’s summer promotion!

More Uses for the Fuel Everywhere Visa Gift Card

Is This Useful?

The main question is whether or not this is useful information.  It is useful for people that purchase these cards but should you even purchase them?

If there is a sale going on like there was last week they become profitable since they only have a $3.95 activation fee (lowest of any Visa gift card) but they come with a $100 max load.  That means you would be better off purchasing the Grocery Everywhere option that comes with a $4.95 activation fee since it offers a max load of $200.  That way you would only need to pay $9.90 for $400 in spend vs $11.85 for $300 in spend.  You could do one of each for $8.90 for $300 in spend but you would miss out on the extra 500 Ultimate Rewards points on the extra $100 in spend.

One of each would be the most profitable option and the best for people who are using cards without the office store bonus though.  With the $15 off promo it would net you a profit of $6.10 for each round of purchases.

I bring it to your attention though in case the rest of the cards are cleaned out already and the Fuel Everywhere is all that is left.  This gives you another option to drain them outside of the gas station trick I talked about a few weeks back.  And since they work on groceries one would have to think they would work on Money Orders if your store sells them.  My local stores are cash only so I was unable to test that out.

Conclusion

Whiles these cards will not be most people’s first or second option they can become a profitable tool if it is all that is left during a sale period.  Having a second option to drain them is always a plus when dealing with any type of Visa gift cards.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. In central Maryland where Weis grocery stores are located, there’s a way to benefit. Purchase a Fuel Everywhere card for $103.95 (with $100 load) and use a Weis rewards card to get a 1000-point bonus for spending $100 or more in one cashier transaction. The 1000-point bonus gives $1 a gallon discount at their station network for one purchase up to 20 gallons. So, go to the fuel station and put in at least 10 or 12 gallons (my wife’s car takes it, not my Smart) and collect a dollar per gallon! Example: pay $103.95, go purchase 12 gallons with the 1000 bonus points, and you’re $8.05 ahead per $100 of fuel purchases! — or 8 percent, or about 20 cents per gallon if gas is $2.50 per gallon. Sure beats cash.

    My favorite is a High’s station in Jessup. They sell E15 for six cents cheaper than Regular, they redeem Weis points, and they take Fuel Everywhere cards. Plus they are open 24 hours.

    I hope Weis doesn’t get “wise” and eliminate this benefit. Until then, it’s a good deal.

  2. I received $50 gift card from a friend. I used it once and I couldn’t use it again. I called and they said I had a balance of $38 and sent me a new one. I used that one once for $12, and could not use the rest. I just called and number on back and recording said card wasn’t good. I have had so much trouble with “Fuel EVERYWHERE “ I would never recommend it.

  3. A couple weeks late to this thread, but I wanted to report that the Grocery Everywhere card worked like a champ when buying stuff at Costco.

    And not food. 27-gallon plastic storage containers.

  4. Good info thanks. My OM was cleaned out of most Everywhere, except the Fuel ones. So I picked up a stack to use for actual fuel the next months. Good to know I have more options.

    These also work at Costco gas pumps. Just to test, I also tried to load onto a Cashcard at the same Costco and failed.

    Thanks!

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