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Title: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: Buckeyes1 on May 13, 2017, 01:03:19 PM
Hello,

My wife is getting a new sales job that comes with a company car/fuel card. The fuel card is directly billed to a fleet company, so she cannot use a fuel rewards card. What is the best loyalty program for gas that is not tied to a credit card? My hope is that I could use her frequent fuel purchases for savings on my gas.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: checkedoutat39 on May 14, 2017, 10:38:17 AM
If you live near a Kroger or Safeway grocery store with an attached gas station, check out their fuel points programs.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: johnny847 on May 14, 2017, 01:38:28 PM
If you live near a Kroger or Safeway grocery store with an attached gas station, check out their fuel points programs.

That won't help. Those grocery stores offer fuel points for purchases at their stores. OP is looking for loyalty points earned by purchasing gas.

OP, I've never heard of such loyalty programs. Perhaps someone else knows of one though.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: sultee on May 14, 2017, 03:04:20 PM
If you live near a Kroger or Safeway grocery store with an attached gas station, check out their fuel points programs.

I second this as you can often attach your fuel points from the gas station to grocery purchases (on your user account) regardless of what card is used to purchase. If you have a family and drive often, this can churn out some very simple rewards! Here, Fry's works. I know Costco has a similar system as well
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: daverobev on May 14, 2017, 03:04:29 PM
https://www.fuelrewards.com/ perhaps. You'll have to check all the stations near you and see if they offer a before-pay swipe type card.

Examples in Canada would be AirMiles, Aeroplan, Esso Rewards, etc. Usually about 0.5% in completely unrelated loyalty points.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: checkedoutat39 on May 14, 2017, 04:58:58 PM
That won't help.

Actually it might. They do give you 3 off per gallon just for swiping their loyalty card at the pump, and this almost always makes them the cheapest option in town.

Not a lot -- less than $1/tank for most of us -- but don't be so dismissive.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: Sarah Saverdink on May 14, 2017, 05:39:22 PM
Irving has rewards programs. When you hit 50 gallons, you get 10 cents/gal off your next fill-up. You would need to keep track of the discount so that it was only used on your personal vehicle and not a discount on the work fuel card.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: johnny847 on May 14, 2017, 06:42:45 PM
That won't help.

Actually it might. They do give you 3 off per gallon just for swiping their loyalty card at the pump, and this almost always makes them the cheapest option in town.

Not a lot -- less than $1/tank for most of us -- but don't be so dismissive.

Maybe Safeway does that (I don't have Safeway nearby) but Kroger doesn't AFAIK. https://www.kroger.com/topic/fuel-program
Please correct me if I'm wrong
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: JoJo on May 15, 2017, 04:34:34 PM
Plenti gives points at Exxon/Mobil stations

https://www.plenti.com/partners/exxonmobil


OK... just looked up the points system and not very good.... 1 gallon = 1 point.  Points are worth a penny.    At the rate of gas I use, I'd get about $2 in rewards per year!  Not worth my time to even swipe the card.

Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: daverobev on May 15, 2017, 05:45:31 PM
Plenti gives points at Exxon/Mobil stations

https://www.plenti.com/partners/exxonmobil


OK... just looked up the points system and not very good.... 1 gallon = 1 point.  Points are worth a penny.    At the rate of gas I use, I'd get about $2 in rewards per year!  Not worth my time to even swipe the card.

How much is gas? 1c per $2 is about right - half a percent.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on May 15, 2017, 05:47:32 PM
Plenti gives points at Exxon/Mobil stations

https://www.plenti.com/partners/exxonmobil


OK... just looked up the points system and not very good.... 1 gallon = 1 point.  Points are worth a penny.    At the rate of gas I use, I'd get about $2 in rewards per year!  Not worth my time to even swipe the card.

Yep, this is the only one I know of! But it is a separate card, and you earn points from the fuel ups.
Title: Re: Gas rewards without credit card?
Post by: FLBiker on May 16, 2017, 09:32:43 AM
That won't help.

Actually it might. They do give you 3 off per gallon just for swiping their loyalty card at the pump, and this almost always makes them the cheapest option in town.

Not a lot -- less than $1/tank for most of us -- but don't be so dismissive.

Yep, this is what we do.  The grocery store partner down here (FL) is Winn Dixie, but the deal sounds the same.