How to save up to $1 a gallon on gas at Pick 'n Save in Wisconsin – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores this week said they are offering to double the points that can be earned toward discounted fuel purchases at participating BP stations in Wisconsin.
The double points promotion is good through March 29 and is being done to help its customers combat high fuel prices, a company spokesman said.
“We believe our fuel program with BP is a valuable offering for families and individuals who need relief from these out-of-control energy prices,” said Jim Hyland, a spokesman for the Milwaukee-based Roundy’s division of Kroger, which operates 106 Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores across Wisconsin.
Combined, the two grocery store banners are the market share leader in Wisconsin.
The company operates stores in every population center in the state including metro Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Sturgeon Bay and Madison.
The program is in place at more than 600 BP gas stations across Wisconsin. 
BP is one of the world’s largest energy producers. 
“No one knows when rising fuel prices will end but our fuel program can provide some relief to Wisconsinites during these uncertain times,” Hyland said.
The statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline on Thursday was $3.97, according to travel organization AAA. The national average is $4.29.
For every $100 that Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market customers spend using the stores’ Fresh Perks loyalty card, they can save 10 cents per gallon on fuel.
“Each time a shopper spends an additional $100 on groceries using their Fresh Perks card, they will earn 10 cents more off per gallon,” Hyland said. “If a shopper spends $200, they will earn 20 cents off per gallon. Spend $400? Earn 40 cents off per gallon.”
Customers can save a maximum of  $1 per gallon (limit 35 gallons) of fuel for every 1,000 points redeemed at participating BP stations, Hyland said.
Through March 29, the stores will double the fuel points shoppers can earn, according to the company’s weekly sale flyer.
The company’s fuel points expire the last day of the month after they are earned. So, fuel points earned in March expire April 30.
Some restrictions apply. The double points do not apply on purchases of alcohol, tobacco or lottery tickets, for example.
If you are purchasing certain gift cards from the stores, they will give you 4 times the fuel points through March 22, Hyland said. Certain restrictions apply.
For each deal, you must download a digital coupon to your Fresh Perks card, the company said.
Once at the gas station, you can use your card or enter the phone number associated with your Fresh Perks card to claim the discount.
While oil prices have fallen sharply in recent days, the price of U.S. crude remains near $100 a barrel. The price of crude oil makes up 56% of the cost of a gallon of gasoline.
Oil prices are up nearly 30% this year, including a staggering rise in prices since late February. The recent surge in crude prices has pushed gasoline prices in the U.S. to record highs. 
A barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, closed Wednesday at just over $95 a barrel. Brent crude, which is considered a barometer of oil prices across the globe, closed at just over $98 a barrel. 
As a unit of measure, a barrel is about 42 gallons.
Crude oil prices briefly topped $130 last week when worries about disruptions to supplies because of the war in Ukraine were at their height.
Market watchers also say that part of the overall decline in oil prices in recent days is due to a drop in global demand brought about by new pandemic lockdowns in China.
Relief at the gasoline pump is not expected anytime soon, the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration said in a forecast on Wednesday.
« We forecast that the price for West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, will average $113 a barrel in March and $112 a barrel for the second quarter of 2022.
« We expect gasoline in the United States to average $4 a gallon this month and to continue rising to a forecast high of $4.12 a gallon in May before gradually falling through the rest of the year, » according to the forecast.
For the year, « We forecast the U.S. regular retail gasoline price will average $3.79/gal in 2022. »
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