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Old 11-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #29
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I like the convenience of the Pilot/Flying J truck stops and the comfort about the quality of the fuel.

I signed up for the Pilot charge card. The fuel is paid directly from my checking account and I get the CASH price plus a $.05 discount. Overall about $.11 less than the credit price.

So far it's worth it to me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #30
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HEB in TX with their gift card is pump-$0.12. Bought the gift card with AmEx - 1% last fil of D $3.64 and they sell a bunch of fuel so it is always fresh.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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Yes the costco card works at truck stops and it works for diesel. I have personally talked with AMEX to confirm. Dick
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #32
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We ended up with a very bad tank of gas in Nebraska this summer, my bet it was E85 or watered gas sold as premium. Buying from Flying J et.el was reasonably assured that would not happen.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #33
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I use a Marathon Oil credit card that pays me a 25 cent rebate on each gallon of gas or diesel purchased at one of their stations if I charge $1000 per month on their credit card; the rebate is 5 cents if you charge less than $500 per month and 15 cents if you charge between $500 and $999 per month.
I use the Marathon card for everything and pay the entire bill monthly costing me nothing in interest charges. I did this with a Shell credit card for several years until they severely limited the rebate; that's when I switched to Marathon.

Marathon is based in Ohio and has stations throughout the midwest and the south.

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When I had my diesel pick-up I would fill up at truck stops most of the time, and only at gas stations I knew sold a lot of diesel. When I was pulling the fifth wheel on vacation - only filled at truck stops.
Saving a few pennies is not worth the risk of a bad tank of fuel while on vacation.
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One bad tank of fuel convinced me that the extra few cents is not worth the hassle of bad fuel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #36
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my understanding is when the price swings up/down rapidly... like recently.
The highway stations move alot more product so their prices will be closer to current market than a station that buys once/twice a month.

On a recent trip I used the gasbuddy app to get a $.30/gal discount in the Atl area.
X2 on the gasbuddy app. It works for me as well. I added a extra 50 gallon tank and top off when its cheaper where ever that may be.
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