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mistman23 131 49 June 26, 2011 at 03:34 PM in Other
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Because the Shell driver number 22 won this weeks NASCAR race, All cardholders will receive 22 cents off per gallon at Shell stations on Wed.,June 29th.OMGOMG
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Last Edited by pghyndman June 27, 2011 at 04:39 AM
Thanks to meribona for the link to the promo:

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Link from Shell for the promotion: http://www.shell.us/home/content/...d/winsday/
A thing to note:
The average gas price in the USA today is $3.58. $0.22 savings as 6.14% off. There are credit cards out there that give you 5% cash back for gas purchases (e.g. PenFed, Discover for July, August, September). Assuming your tank is 20 gallons, by switching from a 5% cash back credit card to the Shell Saver card, you effectively saved $0.80 for 20 gallons of fuel. Not sure if it's worth your time if you don't already have a Shell Saver card. Given that you're required to get Shell gasoline, not only is it less convenient, Shell typically charges a few cents more than other brands, which basically negates any possible savings.

Even if your credit card doesn't give any cash back for gas, you're only saving a total of $4.40 for 20 gallons. (If you're not using a credit card to get any cash back from gasoline purchases, I have no idea why you're even reading this thread. In essence, no one should be saving $4.40)

This argument makes no sense since people go out of their way to save 3 cents per gallon by finding the cheapest gas station. $4.40 is HUGE. (NOTE: This argument ALSO makes no sense...most people don't drive around HUNTING to save .03 per gallon. If they do, two wrongs don't make a right....unless you have time to fill out paperwork, link up your account(s), and hope to have a bone dry 20-gallon tank just waiting to be filled. Then what? Do you unlink the card? Most cards give better rewards than .02 per gallon -- after the .22 promo expires).

I'm not taking a stand one way or the other on this, but if you do not already use it, you may want to check out gasbuddy.com [gasbuddy.com] to find the lowest gas prices on your route (even more helpful if you have a smart phone and check localized pricing on the fly). Prices at the pump are reflected in real-time (as submitted by fellow gasbuddies). For the record though, I use cards that give up to 5% CB and check the pump prices via gasbuddy.



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Need more info like how to get the card and any restrictions and maybe a like to the offer if availible.
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http://www.shell.us/home/content/...aver_card/


You can pick up a card at a station and then apply online and link the card so you don't have to wait for one in the mail. It works like a debit card and is linked to your checking account.
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Need more info like how to get the card and any restrictions and maybe a like to the offer if availible.
There's no way you'd get the card by Wednesday if you applied today.

EDIT: Nevermind, according to the above post you can pick one up at a station.
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wow im goin to drive around in circles around my block to take advantage of this deal !
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God, I can't stand that guy (the driver). I almost want to TD the deal just because of that.

All that being said, unless you take multiple cars to Shell, will this be worth the time to link up a checking account, etc.? Even if your vehicle holds 20 gallons (and just happens to be bone dry), 22 cents off per gallon yields less than $4.50 worth of savings...and I'm under the impression the 22 cent savings is only good for one day (Wednesday)...and then you have to hope a Shell station isn't out of your way, that you can make it without a hassle on a Wednesday and that they don't charge more than the competition.

The normal .02 per gallon discount is a joke. Assuming gas is $3.50/gallon, that's a fraction of a percent of a discount. My Discover card will give me at LEAST 1%...and sometimes as much as 5%.
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what about the shell gift cards some of us got from discover, wonder if that could work?
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since shell stations around here charge about 22c more than everyone else, not really a deal.
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since shell stations around here charge about 22c more than everyone else, not really a deal.

Yes, but its top tier gasoline - and the only top tier gasoline in my area - thus the only gas I put in vehicles. I also have a Ethanol free gas station for all my other engine needs (prohibitively expensive to fill vehicles) Do Not Put Ethanol Gasoline into a small engine or boat!
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I think the title is missing an "f" in "off".
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Yes, but its top tier gasoline - and the only top tier gasoline in my area - thus the only gas I put in vehicles. I also have a Ethanol free gas station for all my other engine needs (prohibitively expensive to fill vehicles) Do Not Put Ethanol Gasoline into a small engine or boat!
"top tier gasoline"? What does that do? Maybe it prevents your car from getting too fat or cancer? EEK!
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My local shell takes Kroger cards. I've never seen the saver card.
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My local shell takes Kroger cards. I've never seen the saver card.

The Kroger card is a different promotion. They all take the Shell saver card. The fact that you haven't seen it doesn't really mean anything in regards to this deal.
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top tier gasoline Facepalm
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