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Old 03-20-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Pacific Pride price discrepancies

After reading some of the posts here i decided to get a pacific pride card and used it for the first time last month. I was expecting a small discount as many have reported here. However, that was not the case.

I purchased 60 gallons at the Mojave CA, Shell station with PP pumps (that I use probably once every couple of weeks) after a short detour to a PP commercial fueling station in Lancaster CA, which was dark, hard to get into, and had no instructions on making the pumps work.

The Shell pump listed $224 for ~60 gallons. The next month, our bill arrived for $238! I wrote PP for an explanation and here's what I got from Jennifer Whipple at Pioneer Fuel:
Good day, I am responding to your inquiry regarding fuel costs. Pacific Pride locations do not post pricing. Reason is that the pricing changes daily, as for what you found posted was most likely the retail site they may have had in the same lot. Most times there will be retail site (Shell, Texaco, Chevron, etc.) in the same lot as a Pacific Price site and this makes it quite confusing, I apologize for this inconvenience. As for the pricing being largely different I am finding California to be very pricy and retail vendors are able to stay lower than us do to us being a franchise our prices are set as such and most often if there is a large gap we are paying more than those retail sites are selling to individuals for. I again apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

The Motorhome fueling program was introduced due to convenience. Larger vehicles are able to get in and out with ease and the waits are shorter . We are not setup as a discount fueling company, our primary outlet is for commercial fueling, the motorhome program works for some not all and we recommend to call us when wanting to compare pricing, though a hassle for you this is the best way.
So all I can say about this experience is watch your bills. We got the PP card because of a long trip through an area with very few diesel pumps that were not PP, and so we'll keep it for emergencies only.

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Do what I do. I call PP first and ask the price at the location I am considering. The PP offices are not open on the weekends but the price you get late Friday afternoon is good through the weekend. The price I get quoted is the price I pay.

Prices vary and there are times when PP is more expensive that a local station. Usually they are within a couple of cents but with the wild price increases we are seeing, it isn't always so.

The largest price difference between PP and Flying J has been 10 cents/gal with PP being the lowest.
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