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Old 04-13-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Gas prices credit/cash

I gassed up on the way to and from Myrtle Beach. The credit price was 6 cents and 9 cents higher per gal than cash. This is a big difference, I will be carrying a lot of cash around until this gas crap calms down, I would rather not carry a lot of cash. This has got to hurt the CC companies but they sure won't get any sympathy from me!
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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In my area, the places that do that seem to be the big truck stops...Pilot, Loves, etc. We try to find a mom and pop truck stop that sells lots of fuel...normally they are cleaner, friendlier and cheaper.
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I will be carrying a lot of cash around until this gas crap calms down,
Not the wisest thing to say in an open forum.

The old cash/credit price BS. I drive a truck for a living and don't carry a wad of cash around to use for filling up. On average a fillup (at todays gouging prices) is around $750.00-$800.00. I have 2 150 gallon tanks on my Peterbilt. Sometimes I have to do that twice a week. For those specific reasons I won't visit a fuel station (Loves, Flyin J or Petro) that likes to charge more because I want to use my CC. I also look for the smaller mom and pop type of places for fueling up.

What I have noticed is that the price of diesel is usually more $$ than a fuel station off of the main interstates. I guess they feel that they can charge/gouge more because the 18 wheelers won't venture to far off for fuel.
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I agree with Ranger. I find that BP and Shell are good places for diesel and beside the price usually being lower they don't make me pay a penalty for using the CC.
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If you want the cash price when using a CC, at Pilot/J, get one of their Frequent Fueler cards. Then follow the instructions on the screen at the pump.
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I gassed up on the way to and from Myrtle Beach. The credit price was 6 cents and 9 cents higher per gal than cash. This is a big difference, I will be carrying a lot of cash around until this gas crap calms down, I would rather not carry a lot of cash. This has got to hurt the CC companies but they sure won't get any sympathy from me!
I think that this practice of charging more for CC is a crock, as they all have this figured in for many years now.They are not giving you $.06-$.09 off , they are just charging us more for what they have already factored in ( IMHO ). That being said, my 4000 mile summer trip will use aprox. 600 gallons of gas. The $54.00 extra ( at $.09 ) is still worth me using my CC , rather than carrying the extra cash.
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My AMEX card gives me a 4% rebate on gas purchases. At $4 plus per gallon, that is 16 cents or more rebate. That sure beats a 5 or 6 cent a gallon cash discount. I pay the balance in full each month so no interest charges.
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Im with Ranger429 on this one. All the big side-of-the-road truckstops fuel is on average (here in Ohio) around 10 cents gallon HIGHER than if you travel just a mile or so down past them. Saving 10 bucks on a fill up is well worth it to drive on down the road an additional mile in either direction.
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As we are now traveling across county. We have been using our American Express card at Flying J's and have been receiving the cash price plus a small discount with the Flying J card.
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