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Disclosure: Post sponsored by Hy-Vee and ALIVE Influencer Network. All opinions are mine.

I teach coupon classes locally and people are always shocked to learn that Hy-Vee is one of my stores of choice to save money on groceries. When you shop their weekly deals, use digital coupons and rack up Fuel Saver points you can big money at Hy-Vee! Can you believe I’ve paid only $0.20 to fill up my husband’s entire gas tank for his truck? And, that I’ve done that multiple times over the past few years!?

Today, I am going to share how to shop Hy-Vee to save big on your grocery bill and explain how their Fuel Saver program really works.

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Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks card
Before you begin shopping at Hy-Vee, you will need their free loyalty card to access digital coupons, special sales and the Fuel Saver program. You can get a card at any Hy-Vee store customer service center or Hy-Vee gas. Once you have your card, register it online to activate and select your Hy-Vee location of choice so you can load coupons and track your Fuel Saver points. Bonus, every time you scan your Perks card at checkout, you have a chance to instantly win random freebies! Several of my readers have won free pizzas or cookies just for using their Perks card.

Find Sales on Hy-VeeDeals.com
Hy-Vee recently launched their new Hy-VeeDeals.com website where you can browse deals and savings at Hy-Vee stores. The weekly print ad only shows a small portion of what’s on sale, so I highly recommend checking out their site to find all the sale items before you plan your grocery trip. The site is mobile friendly, so you can access it on your smartphone or tablet.

On Hy-VeeDeals.com, make sure to check out their digital exclusive ad and Fuel Saver ad! You can also search the digital ads by department or type in a specific item. Or, click ‘What I buy’ and it will display sales on items you’ve purchased at Hy-Vee in the past. How’s that for convenient?

When browsing the online ads, simply click ‘add to list’ to create a digital shopping list that you can print or email to yourself. If you create the list within the Hy-Vee app, this list will be available on your app while you shop and you can even pull up a map to easily find each item at your preferred Hy-Vee!

How to Save with the Fuel Saver Program
I get lots of questions on how their Fuel Saver program works. It’s really easy once you get the hang of it and program has saved customers over $17 million and counting to date. Basically, the Fuel Saver points you earn are a discount on each gallon of gas you pump, up to 20 gallons per fill up. The Fuel Saver points expire 30 days from when you earned them and there is NO limit on how much Fuel Saver you can earn. If you have enough to cover the entire cost of gas and then some, the additional Fuel Saver just stays on your card until your next fill up or until it expires. The lowest price you can pay for gas at Hy-Vee is a penny per gallon. A penny per gallon! That’s amazing!

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Here’s an easy way to figure out your savings. Simply multiply the amount of Fuel Saver by the number of gallons you will fill up and that is your savings on the individual item. For example, we always fill the 20 gallon limit, so a $0.01 Fuel Saver is a $0.20 total discount, a $0.10 Fuel Saver is a $2.00 total discount and $1.00 Fuel Saver is a $20 total discount and so on. If you have a smaller tank, just multiply the Fuel Saver by the gallons of gas you plan to fill up to find your total discount on the item.

One simple way to earn Fuel Saver points is to watch for Fuel Savings bonus days, like spend $50 on groceries and get an extra $0.10 per gallon. Sometimes the Fuel Saver may be on meat purchases or alcohol and is an easy way to get extra savings! You can check your Fuel Saver point balance and expiration dates anytime on the Hy-VeeDeals.com website or on the Hy-Vee smartphone app.

Here is an example of recent Fuel Saver deals at Hy-Vee from late March 2016 to better illustrate how the program works. I shopped the sales and took advantage of the Fuel Saver program. I purchased 45 items for only $37.49 and I earned $1.22/gallon in Fuel Savings. Since I know we will use the 20 gallon limit, that’s a $24.40 savings at the pump. So, after factoring in Fuel Savings, these groceries cost $13.09 and I only used 5 coupons total (4 paper and 1 digital – $3.50 discount). I figure I have to pay for gas no matter what and I’d much rather take that $24 from my gas budget and add it to my grocery budget and get more food for the family and save! Makes sense to me and definitely helps keep our fridge and our gas tanks full on a budget.

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Digital Coupons
Hy-VeeDeals.com offers hundreds of digital coupons you can load directly to your card. At checkout, simply scan your card and the coupon savings will come off automatically. Hy-Vee digital coupons are manufacturer coupons, so you cannot combine them with paper coupons. But, that’s good news, because it means less time clipping coupons for you.

Additional Savings at Hy-Vee
I highly recommend you follow the social media channels for Hy-Vee corporate and for your preferred Hy-Vee location, especially their Facebook pages. Most individual Hy-Vee stores have their own Facebook fan page and will post special deals just for that store location or even have really great giveaways! I recently won a charcuterie and cheese tray from a local Hy-Vee Facebook page. In the past, I have even seen them give away Husker football tickets. Now, that would be an awesome prize!

You can follow Hy-Vee corporate on Facebook, Twiiter, Instagram or Pinterest for more deals, recipes and offers.
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Giveaway
Speaking of winning, one lucky person will receive a $50 Hy-Vee gift card! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends Sunday, May 15. Good luck!

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What’s your favorite way to save at Hy-Vee?

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  • Kimm Poth May 6, 2016, 11:30 am

    I love hyvee!!!

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  • Liz M May 6, 2016, 11:54 am

    I save at Hyvee by shopping their awesome sales

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  • Meredith May 6, 2016, 12:10 pm

    I don’t visit Hy Vee as often as I should. I will now that up understand it better. Thank you for the awesome tips. This will make it much easier to find those fuel savers!

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  • Jessica May 6, 2016, 12:44 pm

    Great giveaway.

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  • Miriam May 6, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Really need to shop here more!

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  • Annette May 6, 2016, 1:16 pm

    I don’t do the majority of my shopping at HyVee but I do make sure to hit up their awesome 1-day/4-day sales! Your advice will make me look at doing more of my shopping there. Thanks!

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  • Leah May 6, 2016, 1:31 pm

    Love the fuel saver.

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  • Jill May 6, 2016, 1:37 pm

    LOVE Hy-Vee fuel saver!!

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  • David May 6, 2016, 2:13 pm

    I save money by using coupons. I like the new Hy-vee deals website because it will simplify my process for saving money.

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  • Angela Saver May 6, 2016, 4:02 pm

    I save money at Hyvee by shopping their awesome sales & then use my coupons along with the sales. I also save money on gas at Hyvee by using their Fuel Saver Program which saves us a lot on gas!

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  • Betty May 6, 2016, 7:15 pm

    Love the Fremont Hy-Vee store. Always lots and lots of great deals and super savings.

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  • Amy Johnson May 6, 2016, 7:47 pm

    I learned something new today. Get your propane tank refilled for grilling season and get $.25 fuel

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  • Cindy Ward May 7, 2016, 7:34 am

    Great tips!

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  • Dorie Piskorski May 7, 2016, 9:36 am

    Stacking coupons & earning catalinas

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  • Cheryl May 7, 2016, 12:14 pm

    I save with Hy-Vee deals, weekly ads, digital coupons and exclusive sales.

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  • Dawn May 7, 2016, 12:24 pm

    I like using coupons with their 4-day sales. Really adds up!

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  • Jordan May 7, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Super excited about this HyVee giveaway!

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  • Amy Smith May 7, 2016, 4:36 pm

    I love watching for fuel savers

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  • Melissa May 7, 2016, 5:04 pm

    I try to utilize their fuel saver items to fill out my grocery list.

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  • Sara Moreno May 9, 2016, 9:59 am

    I guess I need to look at HyVee again 🙂

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  • Erica May 9, 2016, 5:34 pm

    Hyvee is my go too

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  • Laurajj May 10, 2016, 12:36 pm

    Oh I have never been to Hy-Vee before, we have a brand new one opening by us soon! I cannot wait to use the coupons and fuel perks!

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  • Tricia Swanson May 10, 2016, 1:46 pm

    There is a Hy-Vee opening soon in our neighborhood, I can’t wait to use these tricks to save money!

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  • Renee Mittermeier May 10, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Love their fuel saver. Need to use their digital coupons more often.

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  • Kadie May 10, 2016, 6:48 pm

    Love Hyvee!! My favorite way to save is combining sale items with coupon deals…but their HyVee brand items are usually the better deal anyways ☺

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  • Michelle May 10, 2016, 7:23 pm

    HyVee always has great deals – I just wish the Fuel Saver was more than a one-time discount!

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  • anne May 11, 2016, 12:01 am

    love to see how much fuel saver I can get!

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  • Jen May 11, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Fuel savers are awesome! I am ready to start taking advantage of grocery delivery too!

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  • Nadine Fontaine May 12, 2016, 8:36 am

    thanks for the post–I’ve been too busy/lazy to check into fuel saver program.

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  • Elissa May 14, 2016, 7:07 am

    Thank you!

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  • MaryAnn May 14, 2016, 9:53 pm

    I save at Hyvee by saving coupons to rewards card

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  • Jamie | The Kitchenarium May 15, 2016, 9:09 am

    Love Hy-Vee! I worked there for 7 years through high school and college. Their fuel saver program is one reason I return there weekly.

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  • Andrea Z May 15, 2016, 6:24 pm

    Coupons and Fuel saver!

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  • Jill S May 15, 2016, 6:25 pm

    I always buy gift cards from Hy Vee for the fuel saver points. I’m already buying them, might as well get a little something back. Every little bit helps!

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  • Karolyn Galindo May 15, 2016, 6:25 pm

    I love to shop Hyvee for their great sales. Saves me alot of money.

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  • Kris May 15, 2016, 6:26 pm

    Hy Vee has the best meat and freshest produce anywhere

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  • Valerie hansen May 15, 2016, 6:33 pm

    Love hyvee!!

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  • Laura Gravedoni May 15, 2016, 6:36 pm

    Like HyVee deals

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  • Suzanne B May 15, 2016, 6:36 pm

    I use fuel pts to save at HyVee.

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  • Annie May 15, 2016, 6:39 pm

    I always shop the loss leaders!

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  • Lexi Bluvas May 15, 2016, 6:41 pm

    Love the fuel savers!!

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  • Bridget Stucklen May 15, 2016, 6:46 pm

    LOVE hyVee!! Thanks for all your savings tips!!

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  • Andrea May 15, 2016, 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win gift card!

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  • Bonnie Manion May 15, 2016, 6:46 pm

    I love shopping at hyvee and am always on the lookout for their specials.

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  • Beth May 15, 2016, 6:48 pm

    Love the giveaway and Hyvee!

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  • V May 15, 2016, 6:49 pm

    I’ve filled my tank 5 times in the last couple months for $.01 per gallon! Love saving with the fuel saver!

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  • Theresa May 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

    I love Hyvee! The fuel savers card is a bonus!

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  • Kayla Case May 15, 2016, 7:03 pm

    Coupons used on a fuel saver deal make me very!

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  • Sarah May 15, 2016, 7:04 pm

    Hy-Vee is the best!!

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  • Jade prusia May 15, 2016, 7:10 pm

    I love hyvee!

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  • Ana S May 15, 2016, 7:23 pm

    I finally used my saver card and loved my gas savings!

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  • Kimberly Blay May 15, 2016, 7:25 pm

    Love HyVee

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  • Ryan S May 15, 2016, 7:42 pm

    I go for the Tuesday Chinese Buffett at Hy-Vee because it’s much cheaper!

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  • Sheila S May 15, 2016, 7:52 pm

    I love HyVEE’s helpful smiles!!

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  • SylviaAnn May 15, 2016, 7:53 pm

    HyVee has amazing specials each week. I can hardly wait until the new ad comes out on Wednesdays!

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  • Brenda May 15, 2016, 8:04 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

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  • Kayla B May 15, 2016, 8:25 pm

    I save at Hy-Vee by stocking up on their amazing sales!!

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  • Kim D May 15, 2016, 8:56 pm

    Thanks for all the tips.

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  • Tammy Frasure May 15, 2016, 9:32 pm

    I love shopping their 2 or 3 day sales when I can save the most or when they have awesome fuel saver deals!

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  • Karen Townsley May 15, 2016, 9:54 pm

    I use coupons, digital coupons, ibotta, and the fuel saver!

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  • Jennifer mietz May 15, 2016, 9:55 pm

    Love my Hy-Vee, staff is always friendly and helpful.

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  • Kendra May 15, 2016, 10:29 pm

    Love hy vee deals!

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  • Sheridan May 15, 2016, 10:40 pm

    I save by shopping their sales and using coupons!

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  • nichole schumacher May 15, 2016, 11:17 pm

    I love saving money at Hy-Vee using coupons and shopping the great Fuel Saver deals!

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