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Old 10-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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No hassle fueling!!!

For those that may not know...... Pilot/Flying J offers a fuel CHARGE card similar to other gas charge (the ones we used years ago). It is NOT a credit card; you have to pay in full each month.

HOWEVER, you can pull up to the truck islands, stick in your card, enter your pin number, pump your fuel and never go inside at all; unless you want to.

This is WONDERFUL!! I have a $1000 limit on mine, but I'll bet they bump that once they find out I pay my bill ON time, EVERY time.

Oh, and there is no "fee" to get one from P/FJ. For security, you can change your pin online as often as you wish. Neat, cause if you're worried about someone scamming your pin, just go online and change it after every fuel up.

I'm going to check an see if Loves offers something similar.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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You can get one thru Godsam that gives a 4cent discount
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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We've been using ours for months now and LOVE IT. No more double swipes because of the limit, nor is there any issue with acceptance (we are from Canada). We did increase the limit to 2k after a few months of use. Largely because of an upcoming visit to Florida this Dec.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Works great, and you do not have to use the truck lane. All pumps at the Flying J and Pilot stations take the cards and give the discount. Gas or diesel. But, if you search the web you'll see there is some pending litigation against them about the cards. Just so you can keep up with it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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Life time members get 6 cents off gas and 8 cents off diesel. Love it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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I get 2% back on my CC so that works out to about 8 a gallon plus I use the Pilot RV myRewards fuel card and it gives me 3 at the pump for diesel. Using the combination I get about 11 off per gallon.

Now I do have to walk in, but I need the exercise so it's not an issue.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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Maverik Stations/Stores has a card that will automatically give you $0.02 off, and another "Black" card that will give you $0.06 off the posted price per gallon. The $0.06 card requires you to agree to let them deduct the purchase directly from you bank account. We have used this "Black" card for several months now, and it does work quite well. I was skeptical at first, fearing possible security issues, but all transaction have been right on the money with no glitches. Even when we were traveling we gassed up at Maverik when ever we could. Seemed they always had the better prices. Just yesterday I gassed up for $3.33 a gallon for regular unleaded.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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For me its not the discount, its the lack of hassle buying diesel fuel at the truck pumps. You dont have to go inside and have an amount authorized before you can pump. After pumping you would have to go back inside for a receipt and in some cases to get your credit card back. Not anymore, I love it.

I love the truck pumps, high canopies and easy in and easy out.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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From what I've seen, you're paying a considerably higher price for gas/diesel at Pilot than at other stations in the same town (even counting any discounts). Be an informed shopper. Use Gas Buddy.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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truck pumps are also high speed. keep an ear out for the fill tube backing up so you dont splash it all over yourself/truck
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From what I've seen, you're paying a considerably higher price for gas/diesel at Pilot than at other stations in the same town (even counting any discounts). Be an informed shopper. Use Gas Buddy.
Not true at the one in East Texas. Alway Right with walmart, maybe a penny or so either way.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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I fuel at Maverik when I am in state, when I am on the road I try to get off the freeway in some town.
I have found it to be cheaper most of the time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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Not true at the one in East Texas. Alway Right with walmart, maybe a penny or so either way.
I just checked diesel prices in Tyler. Lots of stations at 3.69. Pilot is 3.85.
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From what I've seen, you're paying a considerably higher price for gas/diesel at Pilot than at other stations in the same town (even counting any discounts). Be an informed shopper. Use Gas Buddy.
I have seen them a little higher than the cheapest places but often times the cheaper places are Walmart or a convenience store with tight access. Flying j usually has more room to maneuver. Its a trade off.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:08 AM   #15
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We travel quite extensively, (14,000 miles to date) and most truck stop (major chains) are within a few pennies of each other.

The issue I see with the Wal-Marts & small fuel stops is the diesel sits and collects water.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #16
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for our diesel friends, beware of the small fuel stops. high turnover is what you want, not a few cents saved (unless you really enjoy changing fuel filters). not saying it will happen, but the likelyhood is greater you will.
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I get 2% back on my CC so that works out to about 8 a gallon plus I use the Pilot RV myRewards fuel card and it gives me 3 at the pump for diesel. Using the combination I get about 11 off per gallon.

Now I do have to walk in, but I need the exercise so it's not an issue.

Yep that's what I do also.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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Yep pilot is great easy in and out. I agree with someone who said you want the higher turn over of diesel then the smaller stations. Also the smaller stations are hard to get in and out with 35 feet of trailer. Pilot is well worth it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #19
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I just got this card also and got a $2500 limit because I linked it to my checking account. Anyone have any problems doing it that way?
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #20
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If you do not want the net30 charge account, you can activate pump start on the RV card. The discount is not as good, but you can pull up to a truck island swipe the RV card and pump fuel. Then go in after fueling and pay with a CC. I carry both and try to plan my trips to avoid fueling up in states with higher prices.

I agree with the higher turnover stations. While limited, I have had minor fuel issues with lower volume stations in both my truck and my old pusher. Mostly just dirty fuel that clogged my filters.
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