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Master List Of Gas Station Rewards Programs

This is a guest post that was submitted by Josh from Frugal Hack Me. I strongly recommend you follow him on twitter and read his website (or do what I do and add it to your feedly).

Almost every gas station chain has a rewards program nowadays, but just like the different credit card point currencies, they’re not created equal. In fact, some of them are vastly different. For example, some chains offer points, which are redeemable for gift cards, while others offer per gallon discounts. They all offer rewards, but depending on your preferences, some are better than others.

If you don’t already have a gas station preference, this post will help you decide what one you should put your loyalty in, based on their rewards program.

Master List of Gas Station Reward Programs

How They Work

These reward programs work similar to shopping portals. You get the reward or bonus on top of any credit card points, miles, or cash back you earn. So, there’s really no reason not to sign-up for one or all of these programs.

Guide

Name of Rewards Program (and link)

  • Sign-up Bonus: This is the bonus you receive for signing up with the program.
  • Everyday Bonus: This is the bonus you receive every time you swipe your card at the pump, regardless of whether you have any rewards in your account or not.
  • How to Earn: These are the different ways you can earn rewards with this program.
  • Gallon Limit: This is the gallon limit when you use rewards. For example, if you have  $2.00 off per gallon and there’s a 20 gallon limit, you can save a maximum of $40 if you use the whole 20 gallons.
  • Notes: This is where I can write any information pertaining to that specific rewards program.
  • Rating: This is where I will put my rating of the reward system. I haven’t tried all of these programs out, due to  many of them being region specific, but each rating is based on my research. Here is what the different ratings mean:
    • 1/5 – The rewards are far too difficult and/or expensive to earn and there’s no sign-up bonus or everyday bonus.
    • 2/5 – The rewards are a tad bit expensive to earn and there’s not an everyday bonus or a sign-up bonus.
    • 3/5 – The rewards are easy to earn, but there’s not an everyday bonus or a sign-up bonus.
    • 4/5 – The rewards are easy to earn and there’s an everyday bonus OR a sign-up bonus.
    • 5/5 – There is a sign-up bonus, an everyday bonus, and there are plenty of ways to earn rewards.

Different Programs

Acme Fresh Market Fuel Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Misc Offers – Earn fuel discounts by buying promotional products. For example, earn $3 in fuel rewards when buying $25 worth of meat.
  • Gallon Limit: No Limit
  • Notes: This program does not earn money off the gallon, instead it earns actually money to use at the pump. The max your card can have is $500.
  • Rating: 3/5

BP Driver Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: $0.10 off per gallon when you register.
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Fuel Purchase – $0.05 off per gallon for every 20 gallons purchased. There is a minimum of two transactions that must total 20 gallons.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons
  • Notes: This is BP’s response to Shell’s Fuel Network. It’s pretty straightforward, but it seems like it’s much easier to earn money off the gallon with Shell’s program vs this.
  • Rating: 4/5

Certified Oil Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: Varying amount of points earned on every purchase.
  • How to Earn:
    • Purchases – All purchases in store or at the pump earn points, such as 5pts per dollar spent at the pump
    • Misc Offers – Different offers come out all the time, such as 200pts for buying a Special K bar.
  • Gallon Limit: N/A
  • Notes: You earn points for every purchase, then you can redeem those points for food, gas, gift cards, or other merchandise. The points are far from valuable (they’re worth about 0.15 cents each), but they can add up quickly.
  • Rating: 4/5

Exxon and Mobil Return and Earn Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Purchases – Specifically marked specials earn money off the gallon.
  • Gallon Limit: None that I could find.
  • Notes: This is a very lackluster rewards program, I wouldn’t suggest it.
  • Rating: 2/5

Fred Meyer Fuel Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 fuel point for every $1 spent at Freddy’s. For every 100 points you earn in a calendar month, you get $0.10 off the gallon.
  • Gallon Limit: 35 gallons per reward.
  • Notes: Some Fred Meyer stores have partnerships with Shell where you can redeem your fuel points at Fred Meyer Fuel Centers or Shell. You’ll need to check your state with the link above to see if your’s does. When you use your rewards at Fred Meyer, you can choose how much you use, at Shell you cannot.
  • Rating: 2/5

Giant Food Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 35 gallons
  • Notes: Rewards expire 30 days after earning them and they aren’t the easiest to earn.
  • Rating: 2/5

Hy-Vee Fuel Saver

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Purchases – Specifically marked specials earn money off the gallon.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons
  • Notes: Your rewards can be redeemed at Hy-Vee, Shell, PDQ, and Casey’s.
  • Rating: 2/5

Irving Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – For every 50 gallons you purchase, you get $0.10 off per gallon on your next fill up.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons
  • Notes: Your not going to be saving much with this rewards program, so if you have other options, it might be better.
  • Rating: 2/5

Kroger Fuel Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Kroger is partnered with Shell, so you can redeem your rewards at either station. You can only redeem a max of $0.10 off the gallon at a time at Shell, and a max of $1.00 off the gallon at Vons.
  • Rating: 2/5

Lassus Handy Dandy Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: 500 points for signing up
  • Everyday Bonus: 10 points for every fill up
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – 20 points earned for every dollar spent inside the store.
  • Gallon Limit: N/A
  • Notes: The points earned can be used for gallon discounts or gift cards and merchandise. This program is very similar to Speedway’s.
  • Rating: 5/5

Pavilions Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Pavilions is partnered with Chevron and Texaco, so you can redeem your rewards at any of the three gas stations. You can only redeem a max of $0.20 off the gallon at a time at Chevron and Texaco, and a max of $1.00 off the gallon at Pavilions.
  • Rating: 2/5

Price Chopper AdvantEdge

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Rewards are earned by hitting spending thresholds that change regularly.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons
  • Notes: These rewards are usable at most Sunoco locations.
  • Rating: 2/5

Randalls Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Randalls is partnered with Exxon and Mobil, so you can redeem your rewards at any of the three gas stations. You can only redeem a max of $0.20 off the gallon at a time at Exxon and Mobil, and a max of $1.00 off the gallon at Randalls.
  • Rating: 2/5

Safeway Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Safeway is partnered with Exxon and Mobil, so you can redeem your rewards at any of the three gas stations. You can only redeem a max of $1.00 off the gallon at a time.
  • Rating: 2/5

Save Mart Supermarkets Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – You earn $0.05 off per gallon for every $50 you spend at Lucky.
  • Gallon Limit: 20
  • Notes: This program works on the Fuel Rewards Network, so you might as well sign-up for Shell’s rewards as well. That way you get gallon rewards from everything Shell offers and from Lucky.
  • Rating: 3/5

Shell Fuel Rewards Network

  • Sign-up Bonus: $0.20 off per gallon on your second fill up and another $0.20 off per gallon after linking a card.
  • Everyday Bonus: $0.03 off per gallon.
  • How to Earn:
    • Portals – $0.05 off per gallon for every $50 spent.
    • Referrals – $0.20 off per gallon for every referral.
    • Misc Offers – ex. $0.05 off for spending $100 at electronics stores.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons per reward.
  • Notes: This is one of the most robust rewards programs around. Shell offers many different ways to say money off the gallon, so you’ll want to check your account regularly. Also, Shell uses your maximum reward at once. So, if you have $0.50 off a gallon or $0.05 off a gallon, it will use the total reward regardless of how many gallons your filling up with (max 20).
  • Rating: 5/5

Disclaimer: This is an affiliate link. I earn $0.20 off per gallon if you sign-up through my link.

Speedy Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: Varying amount of points earned on every purchase.
  • How to Earn:
    • Portals – Anywhere from 15pts/$1 – 50pts/$1.
    • Purchases – All purchases in store or at the pump earn points.
    • Misc Offers – Different offers come out all the time, such as 1,000 bonus points for buying a $50 Speedway gift card. That promotion is one of the fastest ways to earn points since you can use those gift cards on gas.
  • Gallon Limit: N/A
  • Notes: Speedy Rewards are very different. You earn points for every purchase, then you can redeem those points for food, gas, gift cards, or other merchandise. The points are far from valuable (they’re worth about 0.1 cents each), but they can add up quickly.
  • Rating: 4/5

Stop&Shop Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 35 gallons
  • Notes: Rewards expire 30 days after earning them and they aren’t the easiest to earn.
  • Rating: 2/5

Sunoco APlus Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Purchases – Specifically marked specials earn money off the gallon.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons.
  • Notes: I don’t have a Sunoco in my area, but from the sounds of it, their rewards program is kind of a bear.
  • Rating: 2/5

Tom Thumb Gas Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Tom Thumb is partnered with Exxon and Mobil, so you can redeem your rewards at any of the three gas stations. You can only redeem a max of $0.20 off the gallon at a time at Exxon and Mobil, and a max of $1.00 off the gallon at Tom Thumb.
  • Rating: 2/5

Vons Rewards

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Earn 1 point per $1 spent on groceries and pharmacy and 2 points per $1 spent on store gift cards. For every 100 points you earn, you get $0.10 off the gallon. Points totals under 100 in a calendar month expire.
  • Gallon Limit: 25 gallons
  • Notes: Vons is partnered with Exxon and Mobil, so you can redeem your rewards at any of the three gas stations. You can only redeem a max of $0.20 off the gallon at a time at Exxon and Mobil, and a max of $1.00 off the gallon at Vons.
  • Rating: 2/5

Winn Dixie fuelperks!

  • Sign-up Bonus: None
  • Everyday Bonus: None
  • How to Earn:
    • Shopping – Spend $50 get $0.05 off the gallon. Buy specifically marked products and earn bonus money off the gallon. For every $50 you spend in store gift cards, you get $0.10 off the gallon.
    • Misc Offers – Such as spend $25 of baby products and get $0.10 off per gallon.
  • Gallon Limit: 20 gallons
  • Notes: These rewards can be redeemed at a variety of gas stations including Shell, BP, Chevron, Sunoco, and Citgo, which makes them very flexible. That being said, only certain gas stations accept fuelperks!, so you will need to check their participating locations here.
  • Rating: 3/5

A big thanks again to Josh from Frugal Hack Me. If you enjoyed this post please consider using his referral link to Shell Fuel Rewards Network and also visit his website. Below are a list of articles that I’d recommend you read to get a feel for his site:



26 Responses to Master List Of Gas Station Rewards Programs

  1. Zack says:

    Masterclass work, a really great blog that improves everyday

  2. Sam says:

    Awesome post 🙂
    Btw I think Kroger gallon limit is 35 gallons.

  3. the dude says:

    should also add some analysis on how the best of these would compare to the cc with the highest % back on gas

  4. Hua says:

    What about Giant Eagle’s program, “fuelperks!”? It looks like there is no max per gallon discount, just a limit of 30 gallons per redemption, have to redeem entire discount at one time. Here is the site: http://gianteagle.com/Save/fuelperks/

    • Josh says:

      Thanks for the link, I hadn’t looked into that program, It looks like that gas program requires you to make specific purchases for money of the gallon, which I’m not a huge fan of, because I usually don’t buy name brand stuff. Do you have experience with that program?

      • Hua says:

        I am not a member but will probably join as I am spending more time in their markets. Looks like the base level is $.10 off per gallon for every $50 in purchases and the other stuff is extra. I am pretty sure that last time I was in a store they were advertising double rewards for gift card purchases. Later I will be by a Giant Eagle and can pop in and see if I find any current GC promos.

        • Josh says:

          Very nice! The gift card promo sounds pretty enticing.

          • Hua says:

            Just signed up today… No GC promo now other than $.20 off for every $50 in Staples and $1 for every $500 in Best Buy.

          • JB says:

            I’m surprised Giant Eagle isn’t on this list, either.

            It isn’t limited to buying specific items on their preferred list, however those items typically trip special perks for those specific purchases.

            In general, all spend inside the store generates $0.10 FP that accumulates without end, however expires after the end of the 2nd month of qualified purchase (note – not the same as 60 or 90 days, it’s weird). Max redemption is 30 gallons per hit.

            For example, you could have a total accumulated discount of $4.00, but gas is only $1.99 that day. If you throw some cans in your trunk and max out at 30 gallons (the pump stops you at 30) then you have $2.01 of perks left on your account.

            Bonus perks can be found with monthly specials on certain gift cards – currently through tomorrow, all food/grocery and fashion cards generate 2x perks. This means for every $50 spend (on a $0-fee merchant gift card) you get $0.20 toward your perks discount.

            They have hundreds of participating merchants, and it isn’t hard to plan ahead and do a vast majority of your monthly spend through gift cards, if you’re diligent.

            This perks plan FOR SURE needs to find its way onto this list.

  5. Chuck Sithe says:

    Josh, in regard to the Shell program:

    If I understand correctly, this means that by being a Shell rewards member, I’ll get $.03 off per gallon, without any other requirements. I’ll still be paying with my regular cc or with my Shell gc or with cash, and I’ll just scan my rewards card beforehand, and $.03 will come off with no strings attached? And this will work both on the cash price or the cc price?

    • Josh says:

      That’s correct, at least until 12/31/15. Last year it was valid until 12/31/14 before they extended it another year, so it’s very possible they’ll extend it again. If you have over $0.03 off/gal in your account, then you won’t get the extra $0.03 off.

      • LAWRENCE CURTIS says:

        Have to contact Shell constantly because either the program is down for maintenance or it just is not working. I have trouble with this at least 80% of the time I fill up… The 3 cents off is not worth the hassle they put you threw…joined in January this year and have only saved $1.76 because of all the trouble with the system not working…

  6. MarkD says:

    I think this is a big YMMV. In my area, Shell is least 10 to 20 cents a gallon more expensive than Safeway/ARCO so you are starting off in a hole right from the start.

    I’m assuming that the Shell referrals are a one-time 20 cents off a gallon thing.

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  8. scott healy says:

    What about cumberland farms reward program, where would that fit in?

  9. Kimberly says:

    Can you combine Kroger and Shell Rewards at a Shell

    • Ray B. says:

      To my knowledge, you cannot combine rewards at Shell. I worked for a Shell gas station for about 2 years. You can only pick one or the other when it comes to redeeming rewards at the gas pump or inside the store.

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  11. Michelle Hoffman says:

    Kroger fuel points used at Shell gas stations can be up to $1.00 off per gallon but not at all locations. In Cincinnati and Dayton, it’s .10 cents max but in Columbus it’s up to $1.00. Unfortunately I haven’t found a web site that will tell you which Shell stations do or do not go above the .10 cent discount.

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  14. Nopers says:

    For the Ralphs (Kroger) fuel rewards program, the maximum discount is 20¢/gallon.

    Source: personal experience & https://ralphs.com/topic/fuel-program

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