Fred Meyer is one of my favorite stores. Everything I need (from makeup to lawnmowers) is under the same roof. Although I love the frequent store sales and promotions, I’ve found that the Fred Meyer Rewards program saves me even more money for doing the one thing I love most: shopping! Keep reading to find out how it works.

How to sign up

Head to the customer service desk at your local Fred Meyer to sign up for the Fred Meyer Rewards program. I actually don't mind that you have to go to the store in person to sign up. They give you your Rewards card right away. (The perfect excuse to go shopping!) I just tell my husband that I'm being rewarded to shop—after all, it's not a lie!

How to earn Rewards

Earning rewards for shopping at Fred Meyer is super easy—you just scan your card at checkout. You can also enter the phone number you linked to your Rewards card if you forget your card every time like I do. For every $1 you spend, you get one Rewards Point. (If you pay with your Fred Meyer Rewards Visa card, you get two Rewards Points for every $1. Apply for a card here.)

Fuel Rewards

You can also save on fuel at Fred Meyer fuel stations. You'll save $1 per gallon just for scanning your Rewards card at the pump. Plus you get one Fuel Point for every $1 that you spend at Fred Meyer. If you buy third-party gift cards—like an Olive Garden gift card for your sister's birthday—you'll earn two Fuel Points for every $1 spent. That means that a $50 gift card to Olive Garden will earn you 100 Fuel Points! You can also earn 50 Fuel Points each time you pay for a prescription at a Fred Meyer pharmacy—as long as you scan your Rewards card, of course.

How to keep track of your Rewards

Your Rewards Points will be printed out on the bottom of your receipt every time you check out. But you can also check your balance online by logging into your account and clicking on "My Rewards." If you don't have an account, you can easily create one online here using your email and name.

Using your Rewards

Once you earn 500 points in a single quarter (a three month period) you'll automatically be sent a Rewards Rebate check that you can use in store like cash. Just hand your Rewards coupon over at checkout and the cashier will scan it. My favorite part is that you don't even have to use the entire balance in one shopping trip! Say I only spend $10 of my $25 Rewards Rebate—$15 will stay on the coupon so that I can use it on my next shopping trip!

Other ways to save with your Rewards card

  • Coupons: Besides earning points, you can download manufacturer coupons directly to your store card—that means no clipping coupons! Just log in and click on "My Account." You'll see a "My Coupons" tab where you can find over $400 in digital coupons. With one click you can load the coupons right onto your Rewards card. Talk about convenient!
  • Special promotions: Another bonus to having a Fred Meyer Rewards card is that you'll get mailers once in a while that contain coupons, free recipes, special sales offers, advance notice of events and tips for products that you usually buy. And it's all because the Fred Meyer Rewards card can track your preferences and purchase habits.
  • Easy returns: Say you need to return something but lost the receipt. Of course I've never done this before. (Okay, I do it every time.) Don't worry! A store associate at the customer service desk can use your Fred Meyer Rewards card to look up your purchases—no receipt required!