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24% Off BP/Shell Gas Cards

Postby darkguy2 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:45 am

In case some of you guys still have money to spend on your Freedom for the 5% grocery category, you can buy $50 BP or Shell gas cards for 24% off at Harris Teeter. If you spend $50 on a purchase you can buy the gas card for 20% off plus you get the extra 5% on the Freedom. That comes to 24% overall. Nice way to save on gas when you don't get 5% on it.
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Postby lobbythis » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:04 pm

No Teeters in my area. Sweet catch though, especially for gas.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:02 pm

Do other people find it a hassle to use gas gift cards? My local Shell makes you go into the shop and tell them the exact amount in dollars you want to spend from the gift card. They won't tell you how much is on the card, so you'd better know beforehand. They also won't just let you fill the tank up. So if you think you need $20 worth, but don't want to waste money, you have to get $15 worth so the $5 won't go to waste - which means refueling more often.

I got a $50 Shell gift card once in a raffle and did use it. I'd have been a lot happier if they had just given me cash. 24% off Shell gas is probably cheaper than Costco gas, but for me it would mean a headache.
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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:38 pm

That is really weird. All of the Shells around me allow you to swipe it at the pump.
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Postby takeshi » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:54 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Do other people find it a hassle to use gas gift cards?

Yup. I find all gift cards to be a hassle.

That said, many are willing to deal with the hassle for the savings or possibly other reasons.

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Postby rockyrock » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:15 pm

It is a hassle, but could be worth it for savings at this level. No HT's in my neck of the woods though...

Shell also charges you the "credit" price when you use a GC. That automatically adds $0.05 per gallon to the cost. If you are getting 5%-6% on the GC purchase you still come out ahead but it cuts into your overall take.
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Postby Gamma » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:38 am

Not sure what location you guys have a hard time filling up at shell, but with me I can swipe the card at the pump and tells me the balance before I fill up. It also gives me the cash price when using gift cards not just for shell, but for chevron as well. This is in SoCal area

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Postby augiedog » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:26 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:So if you think you need $20 worth, but don't want to waste money, you have to get $15 worth so the $5 won't go to waste - which means refueling more often.


Aren't you supposed to back in the station to get your refund? They give cash. I once had to give my credit card to the merchant inside, and when my tank wasn't full they gave me like $2 in cash that I didn't use.
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Postby lobbythis » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:41 pm

augiedog wrote:Aren't you supposed to back in the station to get your refund? They give cash. I once had to give my credit card to the merchant inside, and when my tank wasn't full they gave me like $2 in cash that I didn't use.


Same here.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:03 pm

augiedog wrote:Aren't you supposed to back in the station to get your refund? They give cash. I once had to give my credit card to the merchant inside, and when my tank wasn't full they gave me like $2 in cash that I didn't use.


I did not specifically ask if I could get a cash refund, but from the hassle that the cashier gave me, I expect it would not have been easy.

Getting in and out of the local Shell station also involves some stressful driving near two complicated, high-traffic intersections. I'm happy to avoid it and I'm not inclined to give them another chance. Costco (a cheap, convenient fill-up) and Mobil (when I need to put air in my tires) work for me.
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