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epf

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:28:28 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Buy $75 worth of groceries at Family Fare Supermarket or D&W Fresh Market over the next three days, and you can fill up your tank for $2.99.

So is getting close to 60 cents off a gallon of gas a good deal?

It’s either gimmicky or compelling depending on which Gasbuddy.com analyst you ask.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:25:29 AM

More ways to push sales.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:23:32 AM

If you shop smart it can be a great deal.
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Piper0072
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:20:24 AM

It sure beats $3.99/gal.....
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:33:21 PM

buying $75 for the price of $2.99, not a good deal with today's market here
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:33:26 PM

Stupid lemmings will think this is worth driving out of their way to do. What they're doing in reality is jacking up their grocery prices to compensate for the loss at the pumps. DUH!
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:50:04 PM

Typically, buying more of anything, regardless of the price, isn't worth it if you you buy more than you need - or spend more than you need.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:46:23 PM

if your already a customers of these stores and have to buy groceries then this seems like a good deal.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:48:49 PM

Made up with higher costs in the store, if you check priceing around it may be a bonus.. but buyer beware.
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rjojo40
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:40:31 PM

Well you have to eat so buy the groceries save on the price of fuel A win win. here we have smiths supermarkets which is owned by Kroger co.company profile and they have a honor program buy over so much and you can get up to 2.00 off a gallon. not a one stop think but points carry over, and they signed a contract with shell, which in turn offers up to 1.00 off per gallon with there smiths card. now chevron is working with vons for a rewards program of there own.
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rknaak1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:38:43 AM

I agree with first taking note of $$ differences between these stores & stores who are simply trying to just keep food $$ low. There very well be a significant difference, maybe even to the point where the consumer is being taken for a complete fool.
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Melinda205
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:46:24 AM

Okay
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flyank
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:40:42 AM

Make it $1.99 and then it's a bargain.
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leraar2
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:09:29 AM

no bargain at all.
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bsnort
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:06:13 AM

pretty sad when we are excited about gas at $2.99/gal.
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:54:31 AM

"Seamus4513" YES !! watch those food prices
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:36:42 AM

My girlfriend does it all the time at Kroger. She loves saving money on gas by buying groceries.
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:09:25 AM

"The promotion could yield savings of around $12 for consumers who buy the maximum 20 gallons of gas."

I would take it in a heart-beat!
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matman01
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:08:44 AM

The first line in this story should read fill up for $2.99 a gallon....but it does still seem like a good plan.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:57:50 AM

Not a bad deal. It would be worth it.
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:49:42 AM

Better than nothing.
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BeemerBikerUT
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:42:19 AM

There are so many variables in calculating whether sixty cents off per gallon is really a good deal.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:23:41 AM

It would take on heck of sale on groceries for me as a single low income person to spend $75 at the grocercy store on one trip!
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GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:49:48 AM

I will take the $2.99 a gallon gas any time!!!
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:48:40 AM

Fair trade.
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epf
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:44:40 AM

This did pretty well for a Saturday.
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:41:57 AM

Depends on their food prices and other factors.
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:11:24 AM

Depends on their prices
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:21:54 AM

If their prices are comparable to the other stores and they are just using this to get to look at their store then why not. That is unless you are the little old lady from Pasadena who would not eat $75.00 worth of food in a month.
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speedys
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:17:37 AM

If it is your normal shopping place it is a good deal.
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:16:40 AM


Depends on the value of the food.
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Retowered
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:16:21 AM

Sounds like a good deal to me.
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:15:00 AM

any savings is good
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topcat57
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:14:55 AM

Regular was selling for $2.96 to $2.98 at many Memphis-area stations today without any gimmicks.
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:14:14 AM

Do it if you shop there. I know safeway you can get rewards and get up to a dollar off a gallon. why not?
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rosyLI
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:08:24 AM

Did the jack up the price of the groceries?
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SnickersDog
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:06:25 AM

Cool
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:01:56 AM

If you're already shopping there it's probably a good deal.

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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:00:41 AM

.
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And the winner is...
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:57:36 AM

No... 99 cent gas on the other hand...
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unclenorman
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:56:04 AM

Gimmick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BobD2009
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:56:02 AM

Sounds good.
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abk
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:54:28 AM

Whatever helps bring the price down everywhere else.
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:53:58 AM

yes...
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GAS1251
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:53:56 AM

Or in our neighborhood figure out when the station drops to below #3.00 from their daytime 3.05 .
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:47:35 AM

Depends on your markup on the groceries.
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Samo1961
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:47:31 AM

Even $2.99 is too high, we need under $2.
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badharley
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:46:59 AM

I like that.
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Bruno44
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:45:05 AM

A number of stations in Lubbock, TX are cheaper than that without a promotion.
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ace07
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:43:06 AM

If it works, why not?
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jellybelly72
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:41:39 AM

Damn, I live to far away.
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