Fuel Points Actually Help. Don’t let them go to waste.
What’s the MOST you’ve paid to fill up the tank in your car so far? I don’t think I’ve hit $90 but I know I had a few that were $85 or $86. Lately I’ve been thrilled to have filled up for $45 or so. When gas was at it’s highest around here, it cost me $15 or so to fill up my motorcycle. That hurt.
But now, I’ve become addicted to Fuel Points. They are available everywhere and it’s fun to get off cheaper now and then. The bad part is that I got 85 cents per gallon off at Harmon’s a while back. Now when I enter my Foodie card or key in my phone number, I want the pump to offer me 85 cents off again. I typically get 20 cents off based on what we spend on groceries. I think I got 3 cents off just for entering my phone number when I'd used up all of the points I'd accumulated.
But don’t leave money on the table. These fuel point/loyalty programs can save you some money. I did a little of the digging for you so here goes. I’ve been a Maverik fan for years and I found this on the website of Penny Hoarder where they said the Adventure Club card gets you 2 cents off per gallon and you can use points to buy stuff in the store too. Maverik's Nitro Club is even better with as much as 10 cents a gallon and 4X Trail Points with purchases. Lots of $1 drinks for club members too.
Sinclair’s Dyno Points through their Dyno-Pay wallet app are good for 20 cents off per gallon. Albertson’s points are good at Chevron and Texaco. The other thing to check is that some of the grocery stores with a pharmacy offer 3X or 4X rewards at the drug counter. If you feel sneaky, you can buy Gift Cards and get big points too. Then you can use those points (3X or 4X) to go buy gas. Smith’s and Harmon’s both give you big points for buying gift cards.