Before you start shopping at Hy-Vee, you’ll want to understand how the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks program works. Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop right here. :)
How to Get Started
First, you’ll need to pick up a card at your local Hy-Vee by stopping at the customer service desk. Once you do that, you’ll need to activate it online using the same email address you used when you signed up at customer service.
Perks of the Program
So, what’s the big deal about getting a card? There are a number of benefits you’ll receive, just by swiping your card at the register when you checkout.
When you purchase designed products at Hy-Vee stores, you’ll earn a certain amount of cents off per gallon with each item purchased. Occasionally Hy-Vee offers the opportunity to earn cents off per gallon by meeting a certain dollar threshold at the register (these are all marked in the ads).
Your cents off per gallon is good for up to 20 gallons, and your earnings must be redeemed within 30 days. Luckily, Hy-Vee stores have their own gas stations so you can shop, then fill up immediately if you so choose.
When you look at Hy-Vee’s ad, you’ll notice that some prices are only good when you swipe your Fuel Saver + Perks card, otherwise you’ll pay the “without card” price listed. Think of it like a store coupon.
In addition, you can also load digital coupons to your Fuel Saver + Perks card that will be taken off your total when you swipe your card at checkout. No scissors necessary; just be sure to pre-load the coupons to your card before you check out. (This can be done online or via the app…more on that later.)
A Tip: Get the App!
You don’t have to use the Hy-Vee app to get access to your Fuel Saver + Perks account, but it definitely makes the whole process easier for a number of reasons. The app allows you to:
- Browse the weekly savings without having to have the paper ad
- Save with the app-only coupon that is often available
- Have the cashier scan your card’s barcode if you don’t have the physical card with you
- Add digital coupons to your card
- Check your current Fuel Saver balance and see when your savings expire
- Refill or transfer a prescription
- Keep an on-going shopping list to help you remember what you need to get as you’re walking through the store
What questions do you have about this program? What other tips do you have for shopping at Hy-Vee?