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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 (raise.com and cardpool.com are examples but there are others) you could save even more. Or check and see if Smartypig.com 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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