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Old 07-22-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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Good Sam discount at Pilot Flying J

I hope I am the only one who has encountered the issues I have had the last two days at Pilot Flying J when getting fuel. I have been trying to use my Good Sam membership to get the discount and it has been a less than satisfactory experience. In one instance the clerk turned on the wrong pump. Luckily I alerted the staff in time so the "other guy" didn't fill his tank on my nickel. The next time was in Amarillo, TX. The clerk held the discount card and the credit card but didn't turn on the pump. I used a different card to get the pump to work. In addition, the pump station was charging $0.10 per gallon more than they were advertising on their sign. I wasn't that big on a deal because we were just fueling our CR-v but there is a principle involved.

I think that Good Sam should vet the companies that they "partner" with to make sure the "partner" has a adequate training program for their staff.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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i tried it and had simular experiances, still had to go inside to turn on pump, then back to get receipt, also some places dont give discounts. i thought it would be easier to get in and out, not so. also their prices are higher than other stations
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:43 PM   #3
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Off I95 in South Carolina we stopped at Flying J . GS card would not work so I went inside. Clerk turned on the pump and I filled up. Back inside, the card gave me the discount but would not accept the charge. I paid on my Discover so got GS discount and Discover rebate--- no complaints here!!!
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:05 AM   #4
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I just swipe the the credit card then the discount card right at the pump, get my discount.. Fill and go. I use the rv lanes and car lanes. If I use the trucker lanes I need to go in since I do jot have a fleet card. No big deal. I'll take whatever discount I can get.

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:44 AM   #5
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Pilot Flyin J is 30 cents more per gallon, so I try not to get gas there unless I am desperate. At least that's the way it is here in Michigan, 2.65 by my house 2.99 there.
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Swipe credit card, then discount card. Worked for me.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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Got the Pilot card through GS as life member. swipe card get 6 cent discount no problem. I watch prices if they are higher there I can by pass depending how high they are. Later RJD
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:15 AM   #8
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I won't use Pilot or Flying J unless it is the only diesel station around for 50 miles and I need fuel. Most diesel fuel that they sell is overprice and contains up-wards of B20 diesel fuel which my truck can not use. This is do to the emission equipment that the EPA has mandated. I can only use up to B5 fuel per the owners manual.


The other issue with B20 is less MPG due to less energy content of the fuel. So the over all fuel cost will be higher in comparison to good old D2 fuel when used.
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:39 AM   #9
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Oh I will shop around as well. Use the GasBuddy App. If the J is cheaper I hit it up if not I move on to the next cheapest.
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Pilot Flyin J is 30 cents more per gallon, so I try not to get gas there unless I am desperate. At least that's the way it is here in Michigan, 2.65 by my house 2.99 there.
Scott, From recent travel experience MI is CRAZY expensive for gas or diesel! We saw almost a 30 a gallon drop in prices right across the OH border before Toledo. And the prices just keep dropping the further south you go!

FYI here in Huntsville Gas is $2.27, Diesel $2.59 - probably be a bit higher in the Nashville area so top off well north of the city - what route are you taking BTW?

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Oh I will shop around as well. Use the GasBuddy App. If the J is cheaper I hit it up if not I move on to the next cheapest.
YES! Gassbuddy is your best friend!

Also if you are a COSTCO or Sams Member they usually have the best prices

If you are a GS Member AND have the Pilot Fuel CC, you save 10 a gallon at Pilot/Flying J
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