Shell has a Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) - http://www.fuelrewards.com/
Not a credit card - but a card you can pick up at paricipating Shell stations. Then go to the above site, spin to lock in you initial discount (per gallon, for the next fill up) - anywhere from $0.05 to $0.25 off per gallon.
Switp card at start of fill-up. Once you fill-up it zeroes out (but still get a min of $0.03 per gallon off at each fill up) - make online purchases at retailers throught the FRN webmall, restraunts, and groceries and earn $0.05 per $50 spent.
Great program - costs nothing but a little time.
Saving money is great - enjoy all!
It would be great, but I don't typically buy shell gas. Plus it sounds like you have to use the money you save on the FRN web site and they can jack up the price of the products you are buying to manipulate the value of the savings.
I like using Discover or some other card that will give a % cash back on gas purchases. Cash that can be spent anywhere.
Just my preference.
Costco or Sams Club if they have gas in your area are usually the cheapest of course you have to pay the yearly membership fee. In my state Shell is usually one of the higher priced gasolines so any savings per gallon would mean it is still more expensive.
Retailers are always looking for a hook. These retailers kickback a portion of the purchase price and Shell or a company acting on their behalf keeps some and places some on your card. Of course in this case you have to buy Shell gas or you get nothing.
If a Shell station is where you buy gas all the time, it is a great deal.
I visit Sams Club often for gas, cheapest price around.I know the annual fee, but we also buy food there often in bulk. The cost of the annual fee and some of the cheaper prices on foods all pay out and saves us money.
The Giant food stores in the DC / Baltimore area have a gasoline rewards program and Shell participates.
I'll have to check if this can be combined with that.
The gas discounts that Giant food stores offer actually work across ALL the chains Kroger owns (of which Giant is a biggie, and Fred Meyer probably one of the other biggies that's Kroger-owned).
It would be interesting to see if these stack as well
Also, looking at the site...the FRN rewards would seem to be especially useful if you've got some non-Kroger chains nearby--Winn-Dixie and Jewel-Osco and Bi-Lo seem to be the biggest chains involved (and a mess of regionals--see https://www.fuelrewards.com/fuelrewards/grocery-and-other-pr... for more info) as you can link the discount cards to the FRN cards and earn points that way (just like a Kroger-branded loyalty card can be used at Shell and you get the Kroger/Giant/Fred Meyer/etc. discount).
They also seem to have an e-coupons program with the FRN program that can give additional coupons if you have a loyalty card from their "participating retailers" noted above--so this does start to actually get useful if you have, say, a Winn-Dixie or Jewel-Osco or Bi-Lo nearby (I don't have any of the regionals they work with, so probably will just stick with the Kroger discounts).
Royal Ahold is the fifth-largest supermarket owner in the United States whose chains include Giant Landover (Maryland), Giant Carlisle (Pennsylvania), Martins (Virginia) and Stop & Shop (Massachusetts).
Thanks. I use Shell, but did not know this. Will check this out.
My Bank Of America Rewards credit card gives me 3% off on gas, 2% off on groceries and 1% off on everything else. I usually go to Sam's to get the cheapest gas price. Strange thing about Sam's is they will accept the BOA card at the pumps but not in the store. Gas pumps must be a separate part of Sam's.
Sam's Club (store) does not accept Visa Card.
You may want to double check on that because the Sams Clubs near me had only a certain charge card that they would accept, but more recently they accept more cards.
I'm a Kroger customer in the southeast. Kroger has teamed up with participating Shell stations in offering the Kroger Card discount.
You have to look for signage indicating participation in the program, (tricky) often posted on or near the large signs advertising the prices.
At any rate, you'll know what the story is when you get to read the instructions at the pump. (I've been known to take a moment)
An additional note- Kroger & Turkey Hill are one and the same.
My Sam's club accepts VISA at the pumps, not in the store.
Sam, in store only accept Discover Cards only.
I usually use my AAA credi card which gives me 5% off if I pay at the pumps, I have seen ads for the AAA recently and it looks like new card owners get a fixed number of cents off but it looks like I'm still getting my 5%. I have driven out of stations that didn't allow pay at the pump and go to a slightly higher priced station for my 5%. Adds up at the high fuel prices.
Tops Supermarket is building a gas station in front of the store my wife uses the most and say we will get a variable discount depending on how much we spend in the store. Hoping that we can add that discount to the AAA discount but will not know till they get up and running.
I'm glad this topic appears to be bennifical as we all want to save money - enjoy...
How many Shell stations carry diesel fuel? There must be some since Shell is a huge company, but none of the places I fill up are Shell stations, nor can I recall one around me that carries diesel.
Typically, Shell stations are more expensive in my area.
Thanks for the tip. I use CostCo whenever I can, their gas prices are pretty great, but not always able to find CostCo gas all the time depending on where I am.
This is similar to the stop n shop parntership with shell....spend over $100, get 10 cents off a gal up to $75/day.
$200 = 20 cents off per gal
tops out at $300 = 30 cents off per gal
We shop at Giant Supermarket for all our groceries. The Shell arrangement saves me big bucks. Frequently Giant has a coupon in their weekly flyer giving an extra 300 points if you spend $50 there at a single visit. That combined with the regular discount can reduce my gas at the pump by as much as the max of $.80 per gallon in a month's stop at the local Shell. Super deal!
Sign up for a Hy-Vee savers card. Every week Hy-Vee supermarket has 4 pages of Saver Specials. Purchase an item & receive from 2 cents to 10 cents per gallon on next gas purchase at Hy-Vee, Casey's and some Shell gas stations. If you buy every item in the ad, the savings will be $2.82 per gallon. 20 gallon maximum. The card zeros out on each gas purchase.
I use my visa which has a 5% reward with no limits (several cards I have are 3% with yearly caps). Hey at over $3/gal that's 15 cents off all the time.
I have a $10 shell gas card I got from Pennzoil, I don't like the Shell station the guy leans or sits on the car when he pumps the gas.
imho one shouldn't have to sign up or play games to save, just get a good credit card and use it. With this card I've already gotten 5 $250 Visa gift cards from the rewards, no messing around. It's as good as cash, no bogus ordering things online that you really don't want/need as a reward...my .02.
The $0.03 promotion is only until the end of the year. If you get the Shell debit card (free, no credit check), you get $0.02 gallon off the CASH price. These two discounts CAN be combined.
FRN discount is for a maximum of 20 gallons.
My credit card gives a 5% reward points with no hassle. No other purchases necessary.
Thru Dec. 14th Kroger is giving quadruple points for any gift cards purchase. Each 100 points gets you $0.10 per gallon discount and until Dec. 31st you can use up to 2000 points at the pump. 35 gallon limit but that is $70.00 discount! Buy five $100 gift cards and you have 2000 points.
I give some gift cards as gifts but I also buy cards for Lowes, Home Depot, Amazon, and several eating places.
The DC area Safeway stores also allow earning reduced gasoline prices - but only at stations operated by Safeway. (And I only know one of those - near the Vienna metro station).
I go to a Vons fuel station as often as I can, even though it is a little out of the way for me. Fuel prices in San Diego County are some of the highest in the USA, but Vons always has the lowest non-cash prices in the area before any discount, and that includes Costco. When I use my no annual fee AAA Visa card through BofA at the pump, I get a further 5% rebate on all fuel (as long as I have used the card for other things too). So I'm typically paying .20-.30/gal less than most other stations nearby. What's more, Vons also has a fuel rewards program, where if I buy $50 a month or more in groceries using my free Vons Club card, I get an additional .10/gal off on one fill-up that month. The savings add up, and easily beat the handful of cash discount stations around, including AM/PM which also has low prices, but adds a surcharge for using a debit card.
I use the Costco gas stations most of the time and earn the cash back for gas, but when traveling Costco may not be convenient so I may need to look at other options while traveling. I check out the Shell Fuel Rewards program...Thanks for the tip!
I haven't looked into therewards program any further.
In re Giant and Royal Ahold (Landover anyway) all I can say is 'Izzy Cohen weeps'.
It is a very good way to save money.
usually more expensive than other gas stations. Also, I try to use the cash option to save money.
This is very useful information.
I fill up with costco gas in spite of membership fees, you get 3% cash back from american express.
There's an annual limit/cap and you only get the reimbursement ONCE per year. You have to go into Costco, and then you have to go up to the cashier and request cash with the once per year certificate. If you use it towards a purchase, that's not a true 3% cash.
As others have pointed out, there are 5% Visa's which are redeemable anytime (at 5000 pt increments), with no limits. Better deal imho.
Two people have mentioned Shell being higher priced than others in their area.. mind if I ask where that's the case?
I'm asking because I find that here in Montgomery County, MD I've (almost) always found Exxon to be the highest price, and BP and Shell usually the lowest price. Excluding no-name or smaller brands, of course.
Also worth passing on I think, is that here our county has a fuel tax and I'm lucky enough to be close to the county line that I can drive to the next county (PG) and get an immediate 3 to 5 cent a gallon "discount".
Might be worth noticing county or municipality differences in your area??
I love that
for the info.
Always looking for ways to save.
MD 355 at Odendhal Exxon 3.28, Shell 3.49
Quince Orchard at Darnestown Sunoco 3.33, Liberty 3.35, Shell 3.39
E Gude at Crabbs Branch Exxon 3.26, 7-11 3.26, Shell 3.29
MD 355 at Twinbrook Shell 3.58, Liberty 3.49, BP 3.56
Gas prices vary greatly within Montgomery County but typically in the upcounty area Shell is if not the highest, close to it sometimes by 20 cents or more per gallon.
At this point any reward program is welcome. I use Costco American Express to save 4 t0 5 cents a litre and receive the 3%. At Shell I collect airmails.
Costco's gas bar. Quiet, quick pumps, easy self-pay and always cheaper than anywhere else. Plus I get Air Miles reward miles by paying for it on an American Express Air Miles card.
Walmart / Murphy gas pumps offer a 3 cents/gallon savings when you use a Walmart shopping card (I think more if you use a Walmart credit card). The past couple years, they raised the discount for the shopping card to 10 cents per gallon between around Thanksgiving and Christmas (not much time left now). The other day, I paid $2.78/gallon in Marion, IA. I just carry a shopping card with $50 or so with me, and add value as needed when I shop in the store.
Welcome to the POI Factory forum from a fellow east central Iowan!
Yeah! Just filled up at Costco for less than $3.00 a gallon. It had not happened for quite sometime! I also get a 3% off that using the Costco AMEX card.
Thanks for the welcome AlandB. Fun to see a handle I recognize from another activity.
I was informed the minimum three cents a gallon deal ended 12-31. I'll stick with my Bank America Card, I get a gas discount at any station and no hoops to jump through.
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