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Grocery Gift Cards To Me!


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I learned from the government shutdown that a sudden pay loss can be crippling to a family. When the dust settled and the paychecks resumed I bought a gift card from the grocery stores I frequent. Each week I add $10 to one of them. Should an emergency occur, I have some back up to be able to feed my family.

- Submitted by DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/5/2014 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/22/2014 7:49:00 AM

    Sometimes the stores will allow gift card purchases do double, triple or even quadruple gas rewards points. In that case, putting $100 on a card and getting those rewards on something you are going to spend anyway makes good sense.

I appreciate your feedback.
MIRDREAMS 4/4/2014 8:38:00 AM

    If you buy the gift cards on one of the discount card sites ( and are examples but there are others) you could save even more. Or check and see if has gift cards for the shops you use.
FIT4HZGLORY 3/12/2014 9:27:00 AM

    Great idea!!?
NUFFY11 1/10/2014 7:57:00 AM

    thank you
JAVAWITCH 1/7/2014 1:00:00 PM

    Love this idea! Thank you!!
KELLIEBEAN 1/6/2014 5:02:00 PM

    This is a fantastic idea!
DELIA38961 1/6/2014 2:15:00 PM

    That is a great idea ...I never thought of doing that

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