Friday, February 17, 2012

Buy Green Giant Vegetables, El Paso Refried Beans and Progresso Bread crumbs & get Free Gasoline !

Martin's is going to be the place to be the week of February 12th and the 19th ! If you need to stock on Canned Green Giant Vegetables or El Paso Refried Beans or Progresso Bread Crumbs and you don't have a coupon you can earn Free Gasoline.

The gas rewards for the week includes wonderful promotions (look on the back page of your ad).  The first one is a Buy Any 8 items and earn $.20 per gallon on gas OR buy any 12 Items from the same category and Earn $.40 per gallon on gas. I'm very excited about this Category ! Buying 8 earns me a reward of $6 but if I buy in multiples of 12 instead I earn a reward of twice as much,  or $12 in gas !

This is all about the math and how you think about your money.  I like getting more than just product for my $$.  During this sale I can purchase 12 cans of Green Giant Vegetables, spending $12 out of my pocket but I will have earned $12 in savings, when I pump my 30 gallons of gasoline.  I have to buy the gasoline anyways - so it's like getting the Vegetables for Free !

There are 3 items in this rewards category that are $1.00 each
Green Giant, Canned Vegetables, select Variety, 14.5 to 15.25 oz cans (this is usually Peas, Corn and Green Beans)
Old El Paso Refried Beans, all Var, 16 oz can
Progresso Bread Crumbs, 15 oz cont.

If you got this Coupon:
$0.50/1 Old El Paso Product from the 01/29 SmartSource insert.  The Refried beans really become a nice bargain - even a money maker !

Buy 12 cans of Beans X $1.00 = $12
Use 12 Cpns - here the first one will dbl to $1 and then the remaining cpns will be redeemed at face value, so you will save $6.50 at the register with your cpns and then you will earn $12 in gas discounts, again based upon you pumping the full 30 gallons.

I'm anxious to see if some additional coupons will come out that make this deal even better.

Most households have a budget for gasoline and a separate budget for food and household items.  If you combine your budgets and take advantage of deals like this even without cpns you can really stretch your dollar.  Lets say I use 6 cans of vegetables per week X 52 weeks per year = 312 cans.  This might be high for some people and low for others, think about holidays, entertaining etc.

With this sale if I buy 312 cans of vegetables, I would pay $312 out of my pocket but I would earn $10.40 off per gallon of gasoline.
Here is the Math: 312 cans means doing the deal 26 times (you can do it all in one transaction, by the way) and earning $.40 off per gallon for each 12 you buy, so $.40 X 26 = $10.40. 

With the Price of gas at $3.49 a gallon that means I could go to the pumps, three times, pumping 30 gallons each time and I would pay, $.07 X 30 gallons for my last fill up ( $.21 cents)  yes $.21 cents for 90 gallons of gasoline.

You can pump 30 gallons this week and leave the remaining points on your rewards card until you are ready to use them.  They don't expire in this rewards cycle until 3-17-12.   So sit down and calculate what your gasoline budget is for 90 gallons of gas and if you did not have to spend that $$ on gasoline - would it be worth buying enough canned vegetables to last a year ???  My answer is yes !

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