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Frugalist Approved Discount Programs That Will Cut Soaring Fuel Prices

In this post I review a few of my favorite fuel rewards programs/rebate apps to take the guess out of it work for you - one of which I have been using for over 6 years! Even better, the rebates and discounts are stackable to maximize your savings.


The frugal approach to “Cost of doing business”

Running a business that requires a lot of travel in a fuel-inefficient vehicle has had me stressed these last few months. I've been forced to pass my financial burden down to my clients in order to make up for the skyrocketing cost of travel and respective cost of materials. Adding trip fees and considering other upcharges is never a good feeling as a small business owner! Luckily, I was already familiar with putting in a little extra effort to save on gas. The following programs are written in order of my most recommended first.


Fuel Rewards by Shell

This is the program I’ve been a part of the longest and I am definitely the happiest with. Ease of use is most certainly the selling point for this one. After initial set up, Shell’s Fuel Rewards app only requires a swipe of their rewards card or punching in your phone number and immediately you will be given 3 cents off per gallon every single time you fill up at their gas stations. Soon, you'll attain Gold Status and you'll receive 5 cents off per gallon every time. The most I’ve saved at one fuel up with this program was 70 cents per gallon! Eating at participating restaurants, shopping at participating stores, or online ordering from big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe's via their online shopping "mall" will earn you (last I checked) up to 60 cents off per gallon! All you have to do is follow instructions online, or if you're dining in a participating restaurant, use a card linked to your account to pay the bill and BOOM, next time you're at the pump, you'll be thanking me when you see "Hello, your name here, you have 40 cents off per gallon, would you like to use it?" come across the pump screen! To sign up for Fuel Rewards, please click here and I'll receive a one time 10 cents off bonus for referring you.


GetUpside, the gas app of many discounts!

To start, I was referred to this app by my good friend Dan who may be one of the most frugal people I know, sorry to call you out Dan, but also, thank you from my readers and I for this gem! Not only are there savings on a huge variety of gas stations within this one app, but you can also get cash back on restaurants that are part of GetUpside, similar to Shell's program. Cherry on top - you can currently earn $15 for every family member or friend that signs up using your referral code! After that, you'll earn one cent per gallon for every gallon of gas someone in your referral network buys! Using this app allows you to combine with other rewards programs, however there may be some limitations to the total amount of savings when combining. Click here to try GetUpside and be sure to use my code B4VG8 to get an extra 15¢/gal bonus on your first purchase.


7/11 and others

You've made it to the honorary mentions section! You've been to a 7/11 for gas before, I'm sure, and you may have seen "are you a 7REWARDS member?" I'm going to suggest that the next time you see this, you follow the prompts and enter your cell number! In my experience, you will not receive any obnoxious marketing texts, and it's an easy way to stack up the savings when fueling up at a 7/11. There are other gas stations offering an easy pump screen sign up like this, and at a time like this, WHY NOT?! This blog is being written as the Russian - Ukrainian war wages on, and there isn't peace in sight. We will continue to feel the economic repercussions. I hope these apps and programs help you and your friends and family as they've helped me!


As always, if you have any questions or comments about my blog posts, please don't hesitate to contact me using the contact form on this site.

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