- Every $50 you buy in retailer gift cards (I bought Amazon, Lowe's, and Regal Cinemas) earns you a $.25/gallon discount at Shell (worth $5 if you buy 20 gallons). That's a 10% rebate on your gift card purchase.
- For every $10 you spend at Winn-Dixie, you earn 1 point towards a free small appliance (blender, toaster oven, coffee maker, crock-pot, etc.). Spend $600 on gift cards to earn the 60 points needed for a free appliance.
- Use a credit card with a grocery store multiplier. My Hilton Honors American Express gives me 5 points per dollar spent at the grocery store.
I bought $1,200 worth of gift cards, mostly to Lowe's since I am still remodeling the house. For that, I earned $120 in free gas ($.25/gallon * 24 increments of $50 * 20 gallons), a free coffee maker and blender, and 6,000 Hilton Honors points. Sweet deal! The only caveat is that I have to redeem my gas credits by December 31.