Today marks the “official” first day of summer — a time for relaxation, family vacations, lazy summer nights, and lots of cooling off in the pool. Do you have exciting plans?

My family will be busy as usual with camp, clinics, a summer vacation across country, and visits to family in Texas. My oldest daughter will be heading to college in August so we will treasure our time together. All this translates to lots of driving for college orientation, moving in, and family time.

Double Fuel Points at KrogerThankfully, Kroger will help fuel our summer plans with savings each weekend in June. Customers can earn double fuel points on all grocery purchases every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 30. It’s easy to take advantage of this deal: just download the fuel savings digital coupon once to your Kroger card, and you’ll automatically earn double fuel points all month. Every $1 spent on the weekend equals two fuel points. Download the digital coupon here.

$100 kroger contestTo kick off summer, Kroger is providing a $100 gift card to one lucky Houston on the Cheap reader. The entry is simple! Fill out your name and email below to enter to win. You will not be added to a mailing list — the email is simply to contact the winner. You are welcome to leave a comment below, but comments will not be an entry to the contest.

Contest is open to folks 18 and older. One entry per person. Contest ends Tuesday, June 25 at 6 pm. Winner will be randomly selected and announced by email and on the blog.

Disclosure: I received the same Kroger gift card for sharing this contest. Opinions are all mine!