Why It Pays To Buy Restaurant Gift Cards At Kroger

Are you one of those people who likes to hand out gift cards for special occasions like birthdays and holidays? If that's the case, and you have lots of foodies in your family and friend group, supermarket chain Kroger is your one-stop shop for tons of restaurant gift cards to choose from.

There's a good chance that Kroger has a location near you (it has 1,239 stores across 16 states) and you probably already have to buy groceries, so why not save your precious time (and gas) by snagging the gift cards here instead of driving to the restaurant? This helps during gift-giving seasons like winter holidays and summer graduations.

To make it even better, Kroger offers fuel points for gift cards purchased at its store and online when you scan your Shopper's Card, which is its free membership that lands you rotating deals and discounts. For every $1 you spend on gift cards in the store and online, you'll receive 1 fuel point, which can be used to pay for gas at the chain's fuel centers. Some gift cards even offer four times the points.

Shopping for gift cards at Kroger

Just in case you're wondering what restaurants offer gift cards at Kroger, there are a plethora of options like Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory, Chilis, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, and Zaxby's. There are also gift cards for local favorites based on your location, and options for restaurant groups like Darden, which operates chains like Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse.

Kroger also sells Doordash and Grubhub gift cards for the foodies who prefer to order in. There are even Kroger, Smith's, and Target gift cards to help out with their grocery bill instead. And if you need to buy gift cards for other places, there are over 200 different retailers, including non-food options like Netflix, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Wayfair. 

Another perk: If you buy gift cards online, Kroger makes it easy by allowing you to email an e-gift card directly to the recipient with customized templates for occasions like birthdays.