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Purple1

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2002 1:37:20 AM

List any gas coupons here that you know of that anybody can easily pick up and where they can be used:

I'll list 2 I use off the web:
1) 7 cents off per gallon at Shoreview Diagnostic Center available on
valpak.com (Saint Paul area)
2) 4 cents off per gallon at freedomvalu.com

Obviously besides being accepted at these stations themselves, I have found that Rainbow, Kicks 66, and PDQ also accept these. Even Holiday has been accepting them lately! Wonder if the threat of having gas buddy legal experts check into Holiday's advertised policy of accepting ALL competitors had anything to do with it? :)
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DI
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 9:09:35 AM

Thanks, sleepyhollowtoo! Here's a direct link:

Circle K coupons expire 01/10/2014
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sleepyhollowtoo
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 4:31:38 PM

Try going to Valpak.com, search for Elk River for your location, coupon still available there under BP.
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sleepyhollowtoo
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 4:21:01 PM

Yeah, link address has been modified and no longer points to coupon previously posted. Even putting in previous correct address for coupon comes up blank.
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cgroveguy
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 2:25:10 PM

Anyone having an issue printing the Circle K 20c off coupon sheet? I was able to a week or two ago but not today - when I hit the link to open up a blank screen shows up. Other links open up fine.

By the way - THANK YOU for posting these links! Have saved me & MANY hundreds if not thousands of dollars overall - that is awesome!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Jorgie
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 10:29:03 AM

Filled up at Holiday again yesterday, the price was $2.95, then I got my 45 cents per gallon with my Cub card.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2013 9:52:26 AM

I remember when SA sold tuna salad and chicken salad sandwiches for $1.49. I used to buy them on occasion, but quit buying them when they went up to $1.99. That was probably 5 or 6 years ago.
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sleepyhollowtoo
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2013 9:34:11 AM

Bought something small, or nothing at all. YMMV! Cookies = $.49. OK when you save $6.80 on a fill.

Hey, anyone remember when SA sandwiches were $1.59? Now crept up to $2.59, and frequently look like there is nothing between the two pieces of bread.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 7:38:50 PM

Word on the street, is that SA Corp is cracking down and making clerks 2nd guess more and more coupons even if valid. It is an unofficial $.10 limit being imposed. They could loss my business if this keeps up.

[Edited by: Philo_Gray at 11/20/2013 8:39:00 PM EST]
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 1:17:09 AM

Sleepyhollow, did you get a car wash or buy something inside, or did they just honor it for gas w/o you having to fulfill those criteria?

I'd had some honored that way a few times, a long time ago, but since then it seems like they've cracked down on those kind of requirements, I haven't tried. Always had another one handy just in case. Is it time to try it again?

[Edited by: goldieolds at 11/20/2013 2:16:51 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:16:53 AM

Not sure Road Rebel.. There could be some franchisee's doing their own thing..

I had an issue with the "Eagle Lake BP" coupons at SA on Lac Lavon in Burnsville Tuesday night. The person at the register said they have been getting them back from Corporate. I am not sure why, maybe because it does not say Maple Grove on the coupon and they think its Eagle Lake, MN? Eagle Lake is a small town on Highway 14 just east of Mankato...

Anywhoos.. I told the cashier I was going to look for another coupon, I could not find one. I came back with the same coupon and gave it to the other cashier and they took it.. WHATEVER!!! :)

[Edited by: byrock at 11/20/2013 1:16:27 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 12:11:27 PM

This isn't exactly about a coupon, but a discount. Does anyone know if franchise SA stations set their own SA rewards discounts? I go by a station on the weekends that has a 10 cent discount with their card, and all others seem to be 3 cents. I thought it was a mistake at first, but it has been that way for a couple weeks now and the pump does go down 10 cents after I put the card in.

So thanks to that plus the Corcoran Crossroads coupon in this thread that has 15 cents off on Sundays, I got 25 cents off and paid $2.74 :)
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 10:14:31 PM

Philo_Gray comments “As to the logo, not in the coupon area, I just bring it the full sheet.”

And I’d suggest that defeats the purpose of having a featured coupon since the objective is to enable individuals to print multiple coupons on a single sheet.

“Just glad you don't take $ to be a FEATURED COUPON. Or do you?”

I haven’t but if some store has a coupon that meets the criteria and wants to pay me, I’d factor that into the “tie-breaker” category. Of course, since I imagine most of those who use the featured coupon do so at a store that accepts competitor coupons, rather than at the store itself, I doubt stores would see any value at paying to be the featured coupons.

[Edited by: DI at 11/15/2013 11:14:41 PM EST]
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 6:25:27 PM

Personally I Like the valpak Corcoran Crossroads Marketplace (Corcoran) and Four Corners Gas & Convenience (Fridley) coupons. It includes some nice ones. While it restricts the 15¢/gal. off to Sunday only, it works great when you need to fill up on Sunday. As to the logo, not in the coupon area, I just bring it the full sheet. That take care of most issues with SA.

Just glad you don't take $ to be a FEATURED COUPON. Or do you? (LOL)
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 2:54:23 PM

Thank you D*I! That Circle K .20 got me $2.439 on tues!!
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 7:17:07 AM

I always use the featured coupons and give copies to my family.

Thanks DI!
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DI
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 10:10:34 PM

Philo_Gray asks “What is your criteria for being a FEATURED COUPON.”

First, I exclude any coupon that doesn’t have the station name or logo on the coupon itself (since many stores won’t accept ones without that info) and any that have restrictions ("cash only", “with wash”, “with inside purchase”, etc.). The former is what eliminates the Corcoran Crossroads/Four Corners Gas & Convenience coupons.

Second, it must be for no more than 10¢/gal. since most stores limit coupon acceptance to 10¢/gal. off or less.

Lastly, I select the one with the furthest expiration date.

As a tie-breaker, I try to choose the one that’s the most legible (especially the expiration date).


“I like to use some of the non-featured ones.”

That’s exactly why I take the time to include every valid gasoline coupon that I can find — so each individual can choose the ones that best meet their situation.



[Edited by: DI at 11/14/2013 11:12:39 PM EST]
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 6:34:02 PM

DI - What is your criteria for being a FEATURED COUPON. I like to use some of the non-featured ones.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 1:10:43 AM

This is a periodic posting of new, updated, on-going, and featured Twin Cities online gasoline coupons. (Many of the links also contain non-gasoline coupons.)

FEATURED COUPON:

Here’s a 20-pak of 10¢/off coupons, 20 gal. max., exp. 01/10/2014. See the section “Competitor’s Coupons” on where to use them.

NEW and UPDATED COUPONS:

From ClickNPrintSavings.com:

BP (Chanhassen) 15¢/gal. off coupon (w/ any wash); exp. 11/30/2013.

BP (Forest Lake & Vadnais Heights) coupons including 30¢/gal. off (w/ Ultimate Wash, 15 gal. max) and 15¢/gal. off (w/Premium Wash, 15 gal. max); exp. 11/30/2013.

BP (Mendota Heights/Rosemount) 5¢/gal. off coupon; exp. 11/30/2013.

Marathon (Andover) 5¢/gal. off coupon; exp. 12/31/2013.

Shell (New Hope) 10¢/gal. off coupon gasoline or diesel, 20 gal. max.; exp. 11/30/2013.

Victor (Elk River) coupons including 10¢/gal. off and 20¢/gal. off (w/ deli purchase); exp. 11/30/2013.


From MoneyMailer.com (the red, white, & blue envelope):

AMSTAR (Golden Valley) 7¢/gal. off coupon, exp. 11/30/2013.

BP (Glen Lake/Wayzata) 5¢/gal. off coupon, 20 gal. max., exp. 11/30/2013.

Marathon (River Country Co-op AV/Lakeville) coupons including 7¢/gal. off (15 gal. max) and 10¢/gal. off (non-oxy 91 oct. only, 10 gal. max), exp. 11/30/2013. Double gas coupons on Wednesday; 15 gal. max/$2.00 max. discount.

Marathon (River Country Co-op IGH/SSP) 5¢/gal. off coupons, 15 gal. max, exp. 11/30/2013. Double gas coupons on Wednesday; 15 gal. max.

Shell (River Hills - Burnsville) 10¢/gal. off coupon, 40 gal. max, exp. 12/02/2013.


From Valpak.com (the blue envelope guys):

Eagle Lake BP (Maple Grove) coupons including 10¢/gal. off (20 gal. max.) and $2 free gas (with any wash); exp. 01/10/2014.

Forest Lake BP coupons including 15¢/gal. off (w/ Premium Wash) and 10¢/gal. off; 15 gal. max., exp. 12/10/2013.

Mendota Heights BP/Rosemount BP 5¢/gal. off coupon; 30 gal. max., exp. 01/10/2014.

Circle K (12 locations) coupons including 20¢/gal. off (w/ wash, 50 gal. max), 20¢/gal. off (w/ inside purchase, 20 gal. max), 10¢/gal. off (50 gal. max); exp. 01/10/2014.

Corcoran Crossroads Marketplace (Corcoran) and Four Corners Gas & Convenience (Fridley) coupons including 15¢/gal. off (Sunday only), 12¢/gal. off (Saturday only), 10¢/gal. off (Thursday only), 10¢/gal. off; 20 gal. max, exp. 01/15/2014.

Gulf (Caroline’s - Eden Prairie) coupons including 10¢/gal. off (Sunday only) and 5¢/gal. off (Senior Wednesday only) and [L=http://www.valpak.com/content/img/envelope/3521044082_2print.jpg[/L]; cash or check only, 20 gal. max., exp. 11/30/2013.


ON-GOING COUPON OFFERS:

Several local chains offer on-going coupons on their web sites:

Freedom Valu Centers 5¢/gal. off coupon, ongoing.

Holiday Stationstores 5¢/gal. off coupon; 15 gal. max, in AK, MI, & WI, only good for 75¢ free gas, ongoing.

M&H Stores 5¢/gal. off coupon; 50 gal. max.

Bobby & Steve’s 7¢/gal. off coupon.

Mills Fleet Farm offers 4¢/gal. off coupons with every main store purchase, good at their pumps.


COMPETITOR’S COUPONS

All Kwik Trips and SAs and all corporate Holiday Stationstores accept competitor’s coupons. Other stations may also accept coupons. YMMV.

• Kwik Trip accept coupons up to 10¢/gal. off.

• Corporate-owned Holiday Stationstores accept coupons up to 10¢/gal. off. Some Holidays may accept expired coupons.

• SA doubles the coupon value on Tuesday. SA’s coupon policy:

[quote]
Double Coupon Tuesdays
Even the competitors

Available at 191 Stations

Fuel Coupons (“Coupons”) must be original, no copied coupons will be accepted. No expired coupons will be accepted. Restrictions on the coupons will be followed, (Example: 5¢ off a gallon with a car wash purchase). Discount cards, similar to “show and save”, will not be honored as a physical coupon is required. Online coupons are accepted as long as they are legitimate coupons from a legitimate competitor, not expired, and we will honor the verbiage on the coupon. Unless otherwise specified on a legitimate competitor’s coupon, one coupon per transaction. We reserve sole discretion to determine legitimacy of a coupon and whether to honor it. Available at Participating stores.
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Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 8:15:50 PM

Thanks Gas Boy. That is the one I am looking for.
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GasBoy
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 4:27:10 PM

Here's a direct link to the Valpak coupons that renagade refers to below.
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Jorgie
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 3:34:00 PM

Just used my Cub Rewards and got .45 off per gallon. That made it $2.52.9 per gallon
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 8:37:55 PM

15 cents off Sundays,
12 cents off Saturdays,
10 cents off other days.
expires: 1/15/2014

need to remove spaces

w w w.valpak. com/content/img/envelope/3521042215_print.jpg



[Edited by: renagade70 at 11/10/2013 9:40:10 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 3:39:44 PM

15 cents off Sundays, 12 cents off Saturdays, 10 cents off other days. expires: 1/15/2014 /content/img/envelope/3521042215_print.jpg


[Edited by: renagade70 at 11/10/2013 4:43:48 PM EST]
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DI
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 10:35:54 PM

Philo_Gray writes "The ones I use expired 3 days ago."

So if you don't use the feature coupon-pak that I create, what difference does it make if I post or not?
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 9:38:00 PM

2 days, why wait. The ones I use expired 3 days ago.
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DI
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:54:54 AM

Philo_Gray - The feature coupon is valid until Sunday, Nov. 10.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:50:47 AM

Philo, DI does this as a favor and most of us are glad he does it at all. Your request sounds rather pushy or demanding.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:25:02 PM

DI, you need to do some updating. expiration dates are happening.
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MplsMickey
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:42:38 AM

Ralphy's Victory Lane
13374 Hwy 10, Elk River

10-cents off per gallon.

Expires 11-30-2013

http://www.clicknprintsavings.com/coupon_view_automotive.cfm?ccoupon=img20131022082540.gif&bus_id=5540
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 9:24:26 AM

I did submit feedback to SA with the link provided by DI. And they already got back to me, both with an email followed up by a phone call. I was impressed.

They apologized and the gentleman assured me he would follow up with the staff at the Newport SA. He also explained that they are extra careful because while these are legitimate internet coupons, people have been know to "doctor them" (ie; altering expiration dates, removing car wash purchase requirements, etc.). I can understand this.

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:59:30 AM

Thanks for the feedback link DI. I might just do exactly as you suggest and will let you know what happens.

I don't usually fill at the Newport SA for the reason you mentioned. However... lately they have been one of the cheaper ones in a 5 mile radius of my home. Inver Grove SA which was one of the cheapest in the area has recently been higher than Newport.


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DI
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 4:44:50 AM

GasBoy - I'm not trying to be flippant but you might want to consider truing another SA simply because the Newport SA is notorious for being one of the high priced SAs.

In looking at the SA’s coupon policy, they do say "We reserve sole discretion to determine legitimacy of a coupon and whether to honor it." However, since you've included the URL, I'd contact SA customer service with the URL and ask them what's not legitimate about it.
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 9:31:50 AM

My local SA (Newport) did not take my internet coupon last night and I have heard of other SAs that appear to be rejecting these on a more regular basis. Anyone else experiencing this?

I had the website URL added to my coupon and tried two different ones. The clerk checked with the manager on duty and was told not to accept coupons printed from the internet.

When I asked how I was supposed to use an internet coupon without printing it, the response was "cell phone". I do not own a smart phone. So I guess I'm out of luck at my local SA. Done doing business there.

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 6:37:19 AM

Holiday 6 cent coupon exp 11/8/13
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 4:01:52 PM

Holiday Stationstores recurring coupon. 6 cents off per gallon. Valid until 10/25/2013 (when they renew it and make a new one good for another few weeks).

http://images.emaildir2.com/Clients/HolidayCompanies1516/2013/101013_Email_Cpn_6gas_exp102513.jpg?utm_source=EmailDirect.com&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=101013+6+cpg+Gas+Coupon_L48+Campaign
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 3:28:07 AM

The September 26th Holiday e-Newsletter includes a coupon for 6¢/gal. off, maximum 15 gals., with a link at:

http://images.emaildir2.com/Clients/HolidayCompanies1516/2013/092613_Email_Cpn_6gas_exp101113.jpg?utm_source=EmailDirect.com&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=092613+6+cpg+Gas+Coupon_All+Markets+Campaign

This coupon expires on October 11, 2013.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 8:41:25 PM

Goldieolds, I think it is printed on the coupon that you have to use it within 30 days. I usually use it the same day, so I don't pay much attention to the expiration date.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 10:07:56 AM

Sleepy thanks. I don't mind the duplicate info; it helps me to learn it and keep all the steps straight. I think I've done them all except registering the card. I do try to buy gas on Tuesdays with a 10¢ coupon doubled to 20¢. But I don't usually wait until it's empty enough to take 15 gallons.

Looking at my receipt from the other night, I received two 3¢/gal discounts of 44¢ each (for fuel card and loyalty card) and $2.92 for the coupon, adding up to $3.80. That was on 14.611 gallons, so it looks right.

I usually just fill to cut-off, as my Dad had taught me to do a long time ago. Would it be recommended to top it off to get it up to 15 gallons?

I tried using their touch-screen back when I was trying to transfer the points from my old SA rewards card to the new one, and never got it to work, even with the cashier trying to help me.

Question: does the rewards coupon have to be used the same day it is printed? Or is there a time limit? A lot of times I get to the gas station late, approaching midnight. I wouldn't want to delay the whole process trying to get the touch-screen to work, and risk missing out on the Tuesday doubling.

Thanks to ALL of you who've taken the time to help me get this straight in my thick skull. ;) A special shout-out to Bungee who encouraged me to get started on this route of extra savings.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 9/21/2013 11:10:07 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 2:39:48 PM

Sorry,I guess I duplicated most of what dlr17 said, I didn't scroll down before engaging mouth.
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 2:31:28 PM

Goldie: You have most of the pieces of the puzzle. Some tips: The rack hanger card with the new fuel card explains the 3/6/9 cents per gallon discount for using a fuel card, depending on the grade purchased. You should have cashier swipe the SA loyalty rewards card when filling the fuel card, that is necessary to get the 400/500 point on the $40/$50 card fill. Otherwise no credit. Since you don't use much fuel/week, I'd suggest using a 10cent coupon, doubled on tuesday to 20cents per gallon. 20x15=$3.00
+.03 loyalty disc +.03 fuel card disc= .15x3=.45 + .15x3=.45. TOTAL discount for a 15 gal. tuesday fill w/b $3.90. Make sure you have enough $$ on fuel card before using it at pump or you won't get .03 for while sale for using cash after fill.

Discounts should show on the in store receipt, Fill sequence s/b swipe loyalty at pump, pump price should reduce by .03 per gal. Insert and remove fuel card and pump price should go down another .03. If not get it when you go inside with .10 coupon for cash back. You get 10 points per gallon of gas bought also with loyalty card. You cold just add $20 or any amount to the fuel card at any time.

You MUST register the SA rewards card, online or I believe by calling 1-855-468-6972. Registering is how you can set your pin number.

The gas coupons from their in-store kiosk start at .25,(4375 points) which will double to .50 on tuesday. I suggest you use that rather than wait for a .50 coupon.

The SA in store kiosks are a xxxxx (bear) to use. They have a CHEAP touch screen that BEARLY works. You may have to get in-store help to use it, but make sure they do not get your pin!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 9:34:41 AM

Dir, thank you for taking the time to go into such a detailed explanation. Some of what you wrote I already knew, but not all of it. Philo, thank you, too.

I did use a fuel card, and I did go in and put $50 on it before fueling. Previously I've only put $40 on it at a time -- did that earn 400 points, or doesn't it work that way? I didn't know about putting $50 on. AAMOF, it was after I put the $50 on it that the clerk kept my card, and I was so distracted from trying to keep everything straight, that I didn't even realize that he'd kept it until after I fueled. If I had realized it, I might have tried to argue with him about leaving my keys. But I wasn't gone that long and they were busy, and car keys aren't that easy to duplicate, so I wasn't too worried; my house keys are on a separate key ring. He was young and seemed to be doing everything "by the book." Any time I questioned anything, he answered "its for security."

When I bought the fuel card a few months ago, the clerk on at that station was new and didn't know enough to advise me. I just happened to pick the fuel card, not knowing that it got the extra discount, which I learned later from this forum. I picked it b/c I don't usually buy anything in the convenience store.

I didn't know that they don't give receipts at the pump. Years ago when I used to buy gas at a different (non SA) station, they had a button you could push to request a receipt and then it printed one out at the pump. I think for now it makes more sense for me to make that extra trip into the store, until I get more used to how it all works, and to get the receipt so I can make sure I get all the discounts, etc. That might change when winter comes.

I don't have gas cans and no where to store them, so I guess when it comes time to use my big 50¢ coupon (doubled) I'll just have to forfeit some. But your info did make me realize that when I use it, I should try to have my tank close to empty. Then it takes about 15 gal. However, I normally try not to let it get that empty. It was down to two bars last night and didn't take quite 15 gal. Usually I don't like to let it get down below half, esp in winter. My gas gauge is less reliable below half.

Boy, it's a lot to keep straight and it still gets somewhat confusing at the register, with all the various discounts for different things. But I'm starting to get the hang of it.

The part I haven't done yet is printing out the 50¢ coupon. I didn't know that is done at the in-store kiosk. Nor did I know that if I pay at the pump I'd be able to get the cash back in the store afterward.

I wouldn't have known any of this if it weren't for these forums. I really appreciate how people try to help one another and I am grateful for all the advice I've gotten.

Thanks Buddies!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 10:24:55 AM

Good point dlr17. I have done that also doing it on a Tuesday. The SA I went to did 10 cents off, not 3. They are the SA's that are more out of the way usually or trying to build up loyal customers and increase the discounts. I got $1.13 off per gallon.

As to the quality of the SA's goldieolds, it depends on the neighborhood and the managers. When I was in a bad part of town the SA was pre-pay only, no restroom, would not take my coupon and the store was not very clean.

You can call and complain to SA customer service, and it my or may not make a difference. It depends on how good the managers manage the employee's. As with all things in life their are good ones and bad ones. I did get one store to take my internet coupons after complaining.

[Edited by: Philo_Gray at 9/18/2013 11:26:08 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:44:48 AM

Goldieolds, rather than leaving your keys or credit card at an SA that requires pre-pay, you could buy a $50 (or more, if needed) SA gas card, then use it at the pump like a credit card. Using that, you get an extra 3 cents per gallon discount on the gas price. It's an extra trip into the store to put money on the card, though. If you scan your SA Rewards card at the pump first, you get an extra 3 cents per gallon off, then the gas card to get another 3 cents per gallon discount. Then get your receipt from the pump and bring it inside with your 10 cents (or whatever it is) off per gallon, and they will give you cash back for the coupon discount, doubled if it is a Tuesday.

You can pay with cash or a credit card to put money on the SA gas card. If you put $50 on it, you get 500 points on your SA Rewards card, or 1000 points if you put $100 on it. It works like any gift card, but is only good for fuel purchases at SA. If you put $50 on it, then only buy $40 worth of gas, you still have a $10 balance on your card that you can use next time, but only for fuel purchases. You have to get the SA fuel card, not the in-store purchases card, to get the extra 3 cents off per gallon.

When you accumulate 8750 points on your SA Rewards card, you can use the in-store kiosk to print a 50 cent per gallon gas discount, good for up to 25 gallons. If you use that on a Tuesday, they will double it to give you $1.00 per gallon off. When I get that discount, like I did last night, I prepay for the 25 gallons of gas, then go out and pump it. That way I don't have to have $25 extra on my SA fuel card and go back in to get the coupon discount back in cash. I bring extra gas cans to take full advantage of the 25 gallon limit on the $1.00/gallon discount. Since I know exactly how much gas I am going to buy, I prepay for the 25 gallons and get the discount when I pay, then go out and pump it. They don't print a receipt at the pump when you prepay, so I just write down the number of gallons on my cash register receipt. They don't figure in the 3 cent per gallon SA Rewards discount when you prepay, so you end up getting a little more gas than you prepaid for.
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:58:50 AM

I bought gas at a SA that I'd not been to before. I made a comment about using a "real" coupon this time instead of an internet one. Then I asked him if they accept internet coupons, to see what he'd say. His reply was that it's on a case-by-case basis. Then he appeared to be checking my coupon on his hand-held device before processing it.

It was after 11 pm and he kept my car keys and SA fuel card while I pumped the gas. I didn't like it, but it didn't seem as risky as leaving my credit card, which is what the other SA wanted to do previously. That time I refused, this time I did it. I keep my car keys on a separate keyring from the rest of my keys.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 3:06:34 AM

This is a periodic posting of new, updated, on-going, and featured Twin Cities online gasoline coupons. (Many of the links also contain non-gasoline coupons.)

FEATURED COUPON:

Here’s a 20-pak of 10¢/off coupons, 20 gal. max., exp. 11/10/2013. See the section “Competitor’s Coupons” on where to use them.

NEW and UPDATED COUPONS:

From ClickNPrintSavings.com:

BP (Chanhassen) 15¢/gal. off coupon (w/ any wash); exp. 09/30/2013.

BP (Forest Lake & Vadnais Heights) coupons including 25¢/gal. off (w/ Ultimate Wash, 15 gal. max) and 15¢/gal. off (w/Premium Wash, 15 gal. max); exp. 09/30/2013.

BP (Mendota Heights/Rosemount) 5¢/gal. off coupon; exp. 09/30/2013.

Marathon (Andover) 5¢/gal. off coupon; exp. 09/30/2013.

Shell (New Hope) 10¢/gal. off coupon gasoline or diesel, 20 gal. max.; exp. 09/30/2013.


From MoneyMailer.com (the red, white, & blue envelope):

BP (Parkway St. Paul) 5¢/gal. off coupon, 20 gal. max, exp. 09/30/2013.

Century BP-Chanhassen 7¢/gal. off coupon, 15 gal. max., exp. 09/30/2013.

BP (Glen Lake/Wayzata) 5¢/gal. off coupon, 20 gal. max., exp. 09/28/2013.

BP (Marshall Cretin - St. Paul) 10¢/gal. off coupon, 30 gal. max., exp. 09/28/2013.

Marathon (River Country Co-op AV/Lakeville) coupons including 7¢/gal. off (15 gal. max) and 10¢/gal. off (non-oxy 91 oct. only, 10 gal. max), exp. 09/30/2013. Double gas coupons on Wednesday; 15 gal. max/$2.00 max. discount.

Marathon (River Country Co-op IGH/SSP) 5¢/gal. off coupons, 15 gal. max, exp. 09/30/2013.

Plymouth Station Holiday 10¢/gal. off coupon, 15 gal. max, exp. 09/30/2013.


From Valpak.com (the blue envelope guys):

Eagle Lake BP (Maple Grove) coupons including 10¢/gal. off (20 gal. max.) and $2 free gas (with any wash); exp. 11/10/2013.

(Mendota Heights BP/Rosemount BP) 5¢/gal. off coupon; 30 gal. max., exp. 11/10/2013.

Corcoran Crossroads Marketplace (Corcoran) and Four Corners Gas & Convenience (Fridley) coupons including 15¢/gal. off (Sunday only), 12¢/gal. off (Saturday only), 10¢/gal. off (Thursday only), 10¢/gal. off; 20 gal. max, exp. 11/05/2013.

Gulf (Caroline’s - Eden Prairie) coupons including 10¢/gal. off (Sunday only) and 5¢/gal. off (Senior Wednesday only) and 5¢/gal. off (weekdays only); cash or check only, 20 gal. max., exp. 09/30/2013.

Cedar Ave. Shell (Bloomington) 3¢/gal. off coupon; 20 gal. max., exp. 09/30/2013.


ON-GOING COUPON OFFERS:

Several local chains offer on-going coupons on their web sites:

Freedom Valu Centers 5¢/gal. off, ongoing.

Holiday Stationstores 5¢/gal. off; 15 gal. max, in AK, MI, & WI, only good for 75¢ free gas, ongoing.

M&H Stores 5¢/gal. off; 50 gal. max.

• No current Bobby & Steve’s coupons.

Mills Fleet Farm offers 4¢/gal. off coupons with every main store purchase, good at their pumps.


COMPETITOR’S COUPONS

All Kwik Trips and SAs and all corporate Holiday Stationstores accept competitor’s coupons. Other stations may also accept coupons. YMMV.

• Kwik Trip accept coupons up to 10¢/gal. off.

• Corporate-owned Holiday Stationstores accept coupons up to 10¢/gal. off. Some Holidays may accept expired coupons.

• SA doubles the coupon value on Tuesday. SA’s coupon policy:

[quote]
Double Coupon Tuesdays
Even the competitors

Available at 191 Stations

Fuel Coupons (“Coupons”) must be original, no copied coupons will be accepted. No expired coupons will be accepted. Restrictions on the coupons will be followed, (Example: 5¢ off a gallon with a car wash purchase). Discount cards, similar to “show and save”, will not be honored as a physical coupon is required. Online coupons are accepted as long as they are legitimate coupons from a legitimate competitor, not expired, and we will honor the verbiage on the coupon. Unless otherwise specified on a legitimate competitor’s coupon, one coupon per transaction. We reserve sole discretion to determine legitimacy of a coupon and whether to honor it. Available at Participating stores.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 1:55:16 AM

sleepyhollowtoo - The difference is that the coupon that stonesour025 used is a text coupon. The ValPak text coupons are only good for a very limited time span, which is why I don't use them. When manipulating graphic objects (such as the coupons) there is invariably some loss which is why they don't appear as sharp. The original Eagle Lake BP image that I used was 24" wide x 8" high. Naturally when that gets shrunk down you lose some clarity.

One other thing that I remembered concerning the process is that I format the coupons to print in portrait mode. Earlier, depending on the coupon size, I was formatting them to print in landscape mode — until I learned that some were printing them in portrait mode which really shrunk them down. My intent is to make the process as foolproof as possible.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:04:34 PM

Stonesour: Thanks, that is what I had in mind. I print coupons every month for some folk who are more computer challenged than I am, and they will appreciate it I'm sure!

DI: Thanks for the info about your selection process, I'm sure it's helpful to all of us. I don't follow diesel at all, but I did inquire of a Jetta wagon owner the other day (at the pumps of course) how he liked his car. He said he loved it and was making money on his employer's business gas allowance. He said he just got back from a Chicago round trip. 46 MPG highway. Of course it was a diesel.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 3:52:58 PM

Here's a perfectly legible, no questions asked version. Expires 9/15, but it's larger and with less coupons per page.

BP Eagle Lake 10-Center x7, Exp. 9/15/13
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:05:58 PM

sleepyhollowtoo - I agree that 30 coupons are probably more than most will use. The number of coupons I wind up putting on a page is primarily determined by the size of the coupon. I scrolled back to April 10 and looked at the featured coupon which was a 20-pak. The difference was that one was a square so fewer fit on a page.

Looking at this (and last month’s) New Hope Shell coupon, I believe that problem is the font they use for “Up to 20 gallons. Not valid with other offers. Expires 8/31/2013.” Even at a larger size, the light gray, italicized font isn’t that easy to read (IMHO).

I do consider legibility when choosing which coupon to use. Several times I’ve had to select another because, after I got the actual image, I discovered that it was of too poor quality to use.

The reason that I selected the New Hope Shell one is because it’s one of the few I’ve seen that’s also good for diesel, which brings up the question “Do stations accept competitor’s coupons for diesel (when diesel is specifically mentioned on the coupon)?”

TornadoRed and other diesel users - Is it worth trying to feature a coupon that also applies to diesel?

The other criteria that I use for selecting which coupon to feature include:

 • Size of the discount - Since many stations & chains limit competitor’s coupons to 10¢/gal. off, I try to get a 10¢/gal. off coupon (and, so far, have always found one).

 • Inclusion of the issuer’s name/logo - Reports mention that stations reject “anonymous” coupons so the coupon must have the station’s name or logo. (This is why I don’t use the Corcoran Crossroads Marketplace / Four Corners Gas & Convenience coupon.)

 • Unrestricted - SA’s published policy specifically states that all criteria must be met so the coupon must not be “Cash only”, require a car wash or other purchase, good only on a certain day, etc.

After those criteria are met, then I consider the following:

 • Longest valid period - I look for the latest expiration date.

 • Highest applicable amount - I look for ones with unlimited or the highest gallon limit.

I’d appreciate comments on my selection process.

And, the reason that I list the other coupons is so you may take advantage of them. If you need a car wash, use one that’s 25¢/gal. off. with a car wash, etc.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 9:23:24 AM

DI: Once again, thanks for all the work you do for GB, much appreciated. Just a thought about the featured coupon x 30. I wonder if x 20 wasn't a better size for viewing of the printed coupons? Both myself and the store clerks have to squint to read the details, slows down the line, etc. Plus, I doubt many of us are using 30 coupons in a month. I drive a lot, but rarely would use more than 15 coupons, but I've got a 4cyl with a 17 gallon tank I drive most often. I realize there are 20-30 gallon SUVs, but I bet they wouldn't mind hitting the print button twice to save .10 a gallon. Comments all?
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 2:38:15 AM

Pays to download and save the best coupons before the go away.
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