At N. Dixie Kroger they said you can't use Kroger gift cards only other cards.
You can't use the cards to buy gas, but I believe you can buy the cards to buy groceries, and use the points that you get when you buy the cards to use towards your gasoline purchase.
That's not what we were told. They said you can't get gas points by buying Kroger gift cards only by buying other business cards. They do let you use Kroger cards for gas that's why they told us we couldn't get gas points for buying them. Maybe the manager I talked to didn't know what she was talking about. I don't know.
I believe that buying Kroger gift cards will NOT earn you points. Buying another stores gift card is like buying a roast there is a profit built in. Buying a Kroger gift card is just handing them your dollars for future purchases... no inherent profit margin there for them to offer you points.
My parents routinely buy gift cards of other retailers at Kroger, and I know my dad has not paid regular price for gas in quite a while.
This is a good example of the "ins and outs" of the Reward Program...
Yes, some parts of it are complicated and in some cases there are store employees that don't even understand the system completely. And sometimes if you word a question wrong you're going to get a wrong answer. If you're having trouble with some part of it please call the 1-800-KROGERS number. You want to speak with someone in the Customer Loyalty department. The will bend over backwards to explain or help you with your particular situation.
I asked my wife (20+ years of customer service for Kroger) about this...
jbs has it right. When you purchase any other (I'm sure there is an exception, but generally) gift card you immediately receive Fuel Reward Points. But if you purchase a Kroger gift card you don't get the points when you purchase it. However, if the person who ends up using the gift card participates in the Fuel Rewards program THEY will receive the points if they use the card to purchase anything in the Rewards program (no, you don't earn points for buying fuel)!
If I know we need something from Lowe's I'll have her buy Lowe's Gift Cards before she heads home... There are times when some of the gift cards earn up to 4X the face value in Rewards points. So if someone has a big project at home and buys gift cards before they head for Lowe's and they're giving 4X the face value for the cards plus allowing you to redeem up to 2000 points for gas and your tank holds 35 gallons... you'll be buying a lot of gasoline for about what it's worth for a month
Prescriptions are also a great way to accumulate points... even the cheapy $5.00 ones will get you 50 points. If you're buying a lot of prescriptions every month (seems to happen as you get older) you'll rack up some points in the pharmacy too.