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Old 06-01-2021, 09:47 AM   #1
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Recommendation Sought: Gas Discount Cards

Traveling from Mass to Oregon and back this summer - mostly northern route through PA, midwest, then MN, Dakotas, MT, WA, OR, ID and back east.

Any sites that compare and/or geolocate gas discount cards best for routes?

Any recommendations on gas savings strategies welcome...

Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:32 PM   #2
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We use Gasbuddy and FlyingJ/Pilot to get fuel discounts
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For gas it seems people use gas buddy. for diesel there are a lot of companies out there.
I looked at the Gas Buddy card, but they seem a bit off to me. I figured it could be used for both my truck (diesel) and the wifes Rav4. but opted for the EFS diesel card.
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Any recommendations on gas savings strategies welcome...
gas up as far from the interstate as you can, as usually a mile or more away gas is 10 cents or more cheaper
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gas up as far from the interstate as you can, as usually a mile or more away gas is 10 cents or more cheaper
I do this sometimes. The GasBuddy app is good for seeing prices along your route to plan accordingly. You can save 10 bucks at each fill easily.
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I do this sometimes. The GasBuddy app is good for seeing prices along your route to plan accordingly. You can save 10 bucks at each fill easily.
I do gas buddy too when I have a co-pilot that can handle using the phone... often that is my wife who doesn't want to be bothered and doesn't want to learn.

We almost came to blows 45 years ago, when, while reading a roadmap, we got off near Amana, Iowa onto a road that had no freeway entrance ramp back onto I-70. After that incident I stopped relying on her for road help. LOL
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Wait. How is it we are both married to same woman???
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way back in 1998, my daughter turned 16... Dad and daughter took a week at spring break for a trip out west to Colorado... I thought she would have wanted to go south... but I bought some new snow tires and off we went... first thing I did was put a road map in her hands and made her look at it... once we hit Denver, she was in-charge on a turn by turn basis. We would look at the map in the evening and determine a route to our next destination, but she had to be looking for road signs and tell me when to look for turns... We camped in my conversion van the entire time except for two nights. She only missed one turn in the entire week we were away from our Ohio home... and we had a great adventure for a father/daughter adventure.
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Nice. The first time I asked my wife to look at a map, you would think I was asking her to come up with a cure for cancer.
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I feed it when it's hungry and don't really price shop. I figure if you have to worry about it you can't afford it.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:45 PM   #12
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I use discount cards but if I have to drive 4-5 miles one way then back the savings better be good because I burned a gallon getting there. Also find the further away the less trlr friendly they are
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Around here, there are stations right off the highway that charge 50 cents more a gallon than if you ventured off highway a couple miles. I know that's only $12.50 saved on a 25g fill up, but multiply that by fill up after fill up on a long trip and it starts to add up. I bought my truck and trailer new with cash, so don't worry about it so much, but not spending money foolishly is how I was able to do that. There's an Exxon one town over from me that charges at least a buck a gallon over average cost. Always has cars at the pump. It's a 'rich' town. Always amazes me how many people don't care about foolishly spending money when they have too much of it.
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I have been full time for the last 5 years. I use a lot of diesel. Since I almost ran out of diesel in the Bad Lands of South Dakota, I had an extra 50 gallon diesel tank installed in the bed of my truck.

Since all major gas brands give a discount if you use their credit card, I have one card for every gas brand, about 25 cards. I look for the least expense diesel in the area I am in, and then use their discount credit card. Today, June 3rd, the best card to use is the Discover Credit card which is giving 5% (not cents) off you total purchase of gas. They run this special 1 quarter of each year.
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Old 06-03-2021, 02:29 PM   #15
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The Costco Visa card gives me 4% rebate on gas purchases anywhere.
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Old 06-03-2021, 03:51 PM   #16
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Traveling from Mass to Oregon and back this summer - mostly northern route through PA, midwest, then MN, Dakotas, MT, WA, OR, ID and back east.

Any sites that compare and/or geolocate gas discount cards best for routes?

Any recommendations on gas savings strategies welcome...

Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2021, 04:14 PM   #17
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Around here, there are stations right off the highway that charge 50 cents more a gallon than if you ventured off highway a couple miles. I know that's only $12.50 saved on a 25g fill up, but multiply that by fill up after fill up on a long trip and it starts to add up. I bought my truck and trailer new with cash, so don't worry about it so much, but not spending money foolishly is how I was able to do that. There's an Exxon one town over from me that charges at least a buck a gallon over average cost. Always has cars at the pump. It's a 'rich' town. Always amazes me how many people don't care about foolishly spending money when they have too much of it.
I agree. It's no different here in Anchorage. At COSTCO regular gas is $3.19, diesel is $2.85. Three blocks from COSTCO is a Chevron station with regular at $3.49 and diesel at $3.39. If you want to pay more then more power to you!
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Traveling from Mass to Oregon and back this summer - mostly northern route through PA, midwest, then MN, Dakotas, MT, WA, OR, ID and back east.

Any sites that compare and/or geolocate gas discount cards best for routes?

Any recommendations on gas savings strategies welcome...

Thanks!
I just use Citi Visa through Costco for all gas and Diesel. 4% rebate at the end of year for most gas stations.
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I use flying j when possible .I save 26 cents in pa at flying j at the new Stanton 21 cents plus the 5 cents with good sams
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Old 06-03-2021, 06:59 PM   #20
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I'm not sure how prevelent Irving gas stations are in the area you are traveling. We use one locally in Northern NY. We requested the discount card that provides a 10 cent per gallon reduction once you use 50 gallons. (20 gallon max). Then if you link your debit card to the discount card, you get 6 cents off per gallon on all fill-ups and still retain the 10 cent reduction for every 50 gallons purchased. I use it on 2 vehicles for the best savings.
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