Today was the first day back at school for three out of my four kids, so I wanted to have some snacks handy for them when they returned home from school. Before leaving the house, I used ziplist to create my shopping list. I purchased a shopping/gift card at Walmart before heading out to Murphy USA.
Since I needed to get gas for my car, I filled up at Murphy USA. Their gas prices are usually one of the lowest around our area. What makes it even better is that I was able to save $0.10 per gallon by paying with a Walmart shopping/gift card. That’s quite a savings when you fill up a tank! While the tank was filling up, I checked into Murphy USA on FourSquare using my phone. By checking in, I was able to unlock the “Special Offer” of a FREE 15 pc. pack of Extra Gum. Since my youngest child was with me and she loves gum (and I hardly give her some), this was a fun treat for her.
I ended up purchasing two Slim Jim Giant Sticks, Little Debbie Fudge Brownies, two Vitamin Waters, and two Gatorades. The Slim Jim Giant Sticks were 2 for $3.00, the Little Debbie Fudge Brownies were $0.75, the Vitamin Waters were 2 for $2.22 and the Gatorades were 2 for $2.22. So, I was able to get everything for under $10.00!
My kids were surprised when they returned home from school and we went on our porch and had a “snack picnic.” It was a wonderful way to end the hectic morning and spend time together talking about how their first day of school was and just spending quality time together. I would definitely go back to Murphy USA to get snacks for my kids (and me)!
To recap, here are some great ways to save money at Murphy USA:
– Purchase a Walmart shopping card before purchasing gas at Murphy USA.
– Pay for your gas at Murphy USA using your Walmart shopping card to save $0.10 per gallon.
– Find a great selection of kids’ (and adults’ snacks) at Murphy USA stores, such as Slim Jim Giants, Little Debbie, Gatorade, and Vitamin Water.
– Check into FourSquare when you are at Murphy USA and click on “Special Offers” to see if you get any nice treats!
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Disclosure: This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own honest opinions.
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Love this! A snack picnic is a perfect idea for that first day of school! And the ways to save money rock! Thank you!
Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says
A snack picnic is such a cute idea. I think I might have to steal that for our first day of school next week!