Oil Changes and Grocery Store Receipts
by, 04-22-2014 at 04:32 PM (1444 Views)
Now, I know you can go to cheap lube shops and save money or change your own oil to save even more... perhaps. I have my oil changed by the same mechanic every time. Why? He becomes accustomed to my vehicle. He inspects the vehicle AND is able to make necessary repairs (not always true of quick lube shops or DIY oil changers). I can certainly change the oil myself and have done so in the past. But I've found a way to get even more bang for my buck.
Here's a quick tip... Our local County Market prints coupons for local businesses on the back of the receipt. In fact our local County Market only has about 7-8 different coupons on the receipts, so sometimes you can get multiple copies of the coupons on a single receipt. Yesterday's receipt had a coupon for $8 off an oil change at Neal Tire (regularly $32).
In addition to the $8 off, they punched my card which, when punched 5 times is good for a free oil change. So, here's the math:
6 oil changes x $32 = $192
But, with the coupons and punch card, the math looks like this:
5 oil changes x $24 = $120 + 1 oil change for free!
Savings = $72! That's actually like getting 2 out of 6 oil changes for free!