June 26, 2013

Frys Fuel Rewards and D-backs Rewards – Save Money & Earn Rewards


Diamondback Game

Each week I provide the coupon match-ups for Fry’s Food Stores. Fry’s Food Stores does not compensate me for doing them, although they do provide me with an electronic version of their ad. I was invited to meet the new Social Media team and  provided tickets for my family to attend the Diamondbacks game, as well as a gift card and gift bag.

To highlight new aspects of the Frys Fuel Rewards and their D-Backs Rewards Program, Fry’s invited my family and I to a gathering at Chase Field. In addition to great seats along press row, food to keep us sustained for 9-innings, and a visit from Baxter the Bobcat the Fry’s Food Stores’ social media team introduced their new members and provided us with details of their upcoming loyalty program improvements.

To be totally honest, I never really paid much attention to the D-backs Reward Program. I’ve gone to games but I’d be lying if I said I was a fan. But a few months ago I joined because I was buying quite a few items that offered the rewards. It’s separate from the Fry’s VIP card, but you need your VIP card to enroll in the D-back Reward Program. The basics of the program are that you get points (1 point for each $1) when you buy specially designated products. You can then redeem the points for prizes and experiences. Maybe you’re like me and you don’t necessarily seek out these specially marked items, but likely you do buy them. Why not sign up for the rewards? It’s free and surely you’d find something to buy with your rewards, like a jersey, hat, or even a 4-pack of tickets for a gift for someone.

Hopefully you’ve been taking advantage of the fuel rewards program. This one is easy. You buy stuff at Fry’s, use your VIP card and you get points. For every 100 points

 you can save 10-cents a gallon at Shell, Circle K, or Fry’s Fueling locations. When you get gas you just put in your VIP card number and it takes off the points and reduces your per-gallon price accordingly. Recently I was able to save $9 when I filled up my car. Doesn’t sound like much, but when I’m already shopping and getting great prices it’s just an added bonus. I try to take advantage of their fuel reward bonuses. Around the holidays there was a promo where you’d get 4x fuel rewards for purchasing certain gift cards. Guess what gifts people got? Exactly! They get a gift card they want and I get 4x the rewards. That meant for every $25 gift card I received 100 fuel rewards (or basically 10-cents a gallon) for doing what I already planned to do.

Beginning July 1st, Fry’s will be offer 2x Fuel Rewards every day! At this time it’s an ongoing promotion so plan on saving every time you shop!

If you shop at Frys you should follow Frys Food Stores on Facebook so you can get the most up-to-date info about their promotions. While I try to let you know what’s going, Fry’s will often provide links to coupons that are exclusive to their Facebook so you won’t want to miss those.

If you have a smartphone, consider downloading their mobile app as well. It’s available for both iPhones and Android and connects to your VIP Card. I like having the mobile app because I can double-check if there are new coupons on products I’m buying and add them to my card while I’m in the store. Also, you can view the weekly ad and easily create a shopping list from it. It’s also a great way to have other family members use the VIP card so you can maximize your savings and rewards.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, as I was not compensated for writing this. I was not required to write about Fry’s Food Stores in exchange for attending this private event at the Diamondbacks game. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I do, however, have a business relationship with Fry’s Food Stores and thus I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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