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View Poll Results: which one option BEST reflects your fuel discount/rebate/cash back activity..
i don't use ANY discounts programs, even the basic credit card cash back type.. 18 37.50%
i ONLY use the basic rebate/cash back plan from generic credit cards (visa/mc/disco)... 12 25.00%
i use ONE fuel discount/rebate/cash back specific card/program... 9 18.75%
i use TWO fuel discount/rebate/cash back specific cards/programs... 6 12.50%
i use THREE OR MORE fuel discount/rebate/cash back specific programs... 0 0%
i use EVERY rebate/discount programs on the planet... 0 0%
what trailer can i safetly tow at high speeds with my electric golf cart? 3 6.25%
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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the BEST gas/diesel discount, rebate program is right HERE!

hello everyone who is filled up....

since most of us are still using liquid fuels of some sort in our tow vehicles or mohos...

i though it might be useful to explore the various rebate, discount, loyalty cards and other or related fuel programs...

and i couldn't locate another thread specific to this topic...

first a quick and simple poll of who uses cards, discount or rebates...

please vote with the choice that BEST reflects your current pattern.

next POST with the details of the programs or cards used...

-who sponsors it
-what are the rebates, discounts or savings, limitations or annual fees...
-where are the programs/cards available
-when did you join or drop any given plan/card
-why is any ONE the best or why did you chose your current mix of cards...

IF you've got a great/useful website please include a link.

there are general sites (going to many programs) like these which appear to redirect to the SAME info...

here...

here...

and here...

and bulk/prepaid card sites, that require PAID memberships, like this...

About Us : eDiscountGasCards.com!

and of course many/most visa and mc cards have generic cash back rebates for all purchases...

but the focus here is FUEL SPECIFIC rebates or discounts and both GASOLINE and DIESEL are important...

flying-j, pilot and the some of the other major truck stops have loyalty cards, but often the fuel discount is tied to FOOD or other purchases...

and some of the plans have lp gas discounts too.

i hope we can develop a good list of what folks use and why...

and help each other save a little $$$$ in the process!

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Even though we have a Wal-Mart, but not a Wal-Mart service station in our home town we applied for the Wal-Mart Discover card. We receive a little check back occasionally (quarterly?) for a percentage of our purchases made at Wal-Mart or Sams. However, we use it mainly for the .03 off every gallon on the posted amount. It has been our experience that Wal-Mart has the cheapest price, or close to it, in most towns we travel. Just three cents - but it adds up!
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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don't forget to VOTE

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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Gas $$$$

At home in Mesa AZ we buy all our gas at Costco.
Since Gas has got so high we have cut back on long trips.The last year or so we have spent the summer in the high pines of AZ and have found the best way for us to buy discount fuel there was to shop at Safeway and use there discount of 3 to 10 cents per Gal.(At Payson, Show Low and Flagstaff AZ)
Also talking with the locales helps to find cheap gas, in Winslow AZ a man told us about a little car wash that had a pump with cheap gas and you DID NOT have to get a wash.
Our best saving comes from shorter trips from home and staying longer at each CG.NO more 1000-2000 mile trips and rushing.Now short trips and NO rushing.We where out 160+ days last year.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
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don't forget to VOTE

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We always VOTE, but it does not seem to help.
You throw one bunch of bums out and all you get is another bunch of bums.But you have to keep trying and the only way is to VOTE and hope.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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I pay for gas with debit card and TRY to save credit cards for the unexpected.

which means saving up for any long trips planned.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:58 PM   #7
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We have been using our AAA VISA for all gasoline purchases since May of 2006 when this gas rebate program began. This card gives a full 5% rebate on each and every gas purchase made at the pump using the AAA VISA. I have received over $500.00 in rebate since may, 2006. What I like this rebate program is that they credit your for the rebate amount on the next card statement. This rebate program is now getting me about 18 cents a gallon discount.
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hello everyone who is filled up....

next POST with the details of the programs or cards used...

-who sponsors it
-what are the rebates, discounts or savings, limitations or annual fees...
-where are the programs/cards available
-when did you join or drop any given plan/card
-why is any ONE the best or why did you chose your current mix of cards...

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1 cent per gallon on Fuel, 10 cent on propane.
Safeway around town. 3 cents per gallon just for having the card. 10 cents if you spend over $50 in the store. That is geting easier every day.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:52 PM   #9
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Kroger's has been my favorite place to fill up lately. With every $50 spent in the store they give you $0.20 off at the pump. Up to 30 gallons. That's the best deal here in the Ohio/MI border area.
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Rebate

We use a Visa from CitiCards that rebates 5% on all gas purchases. Also use Motley Fool Visa which rebate 1% on all purchases. Turn off engine when stopped - mileage rebated around 1/10 mpg.
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I'm using a Discover Gas Card. 5% rebate on all fuel purchases up to $1,500 annually.
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good info folks, keep it coming...

wanna also know about shell, exxon, phillips, bp cards and other company programs.

some of them have really HIGH intro discounts for 90 days.

i haven't used a gas company specific card in 20 years but the rebates/discounts may now be worth it now.

looking at a recent personal credit report i noted a listing for an account with chevron which was last used in 1990...

but still listed as 'active' so when i contacted them about OFFICIALLY canceling the account, the 'gas rebate stuff came up...

now i'm looking at all the plans before enrolling...

also someone needs to ring up artstream i wanna read his list of cards...

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While not quite in the spirit of the threads intent (sorry 2air ), I've found a way of getting $4.00 Diesel for $3.20-$3.60
I slowed down my daily commute speed from 75 to 65 mph, started rolling on and off the throttle with the hills, carried a brown bag lunch so I didn't have to run to the burger place...
Tonight the MPG-O-Meter shows 26.8mpg verses it's normal 20-22.
That equates to +-$.40 to $.80/gallon savings.

It's kinda like a sale, the more I drive, the more I save..., wait, that's Mrs. HiHo's logic...

BTW I've noticed the 18 wheelers are slowing also
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While not quite in the spirit of the threads intent...
agree completely!

and here is your thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ree-41047.html

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A savings of 10% I'll go out of my way for. It isn't cost-effective otherwise. Now, if I was retired . . . .

So far as I can tell, no one wants to:

slow down
quit driving around on their off time

or,

just go home. Your lawn needs mowing and some books need reading.
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I use the Costco American Express True Rewards Card.
Business Members save 5% on all fuel purchases (Costco or not as long as the station accepts American Express); limit of 75 gallons per purchase; not valid at supermarkets or warehouse stores (except Costco, of course!). Rebate check is issued once per year.

I believe that non-business cards give a 3% rebate. You need to be sure that it is a True Rewards Card that you are using.
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Here in Northern California- Raley's supermarkets offers 10 cents off per gallon of gas for $50 spent in the supermarket, 25 cents for $100 of groceries, 50 gallon limit, so I saved about $11 when I filled up the burb last time around.Yup they have their own gas stations at some of the markets.
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Like others, I haven't used a gas specific credit card in something like 15 years! Where we live there are no rebates, deals, or anything of the sort... just money hungry folks wanting to get the most of the poor folks driving the Interstate... with that said, we drive 30 miles across the border into Oregon. No sales tax. Our fuel is anywhere from .30 to .60 a gallon cheaper there. Pays to go and come back! In addition we use our AX Rewards card almost exclusively for every purchase from food to fuel to whatever... Usually don't see savings in fuel directly, but used rewards to purchase about 75% of our Christmas gifts for family last year. So the "Christmas fund" can be a traveling fund...

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Hi, I also use the AAA Visa card and I believe that it gives me 5% back on the next billing statement; Although I don't count the pennies, I just look to see that I got something back. Also it used to be, and may still be, you had a limit of 60 gallons per day so if I tanked up more than two vehicles on the same day and went over my limit there would be no discount for any amount over the 60 gallon limit. Or, on a long fast trip, I could only tank up my tow vehicle twice a day. [24 hour period]
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Hi, I also use the AAA Visa card and I believe that it gives me 5% back on the next billing statement; Although I don't count the pennies, I just look to see that I got something back. Also it used to be, and may still be, you had a limit of 60 gallons per day so if I tanked up more than two vehicles on the same day and went over my limit there would be no discount for any amount over the 60 gallon limit. Or, on a long fast trip, I could only tank up my tow vehicle twice a day. [24 hour period]
Hi, after a little more thought, [you know how it is when you get old] I believe the daily limit was $60.00 per day. [not 60 gallons] Therefore, I recollect, I was only able to fill one tank per day to reach my rebate limit. Still better than a stick in your eye!
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