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Old 07-25-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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WalMart Fuel

DW suggested we gas up at WalMart after we saw $3.78 diesel advertised at the gas station situated on the edge of the parking lot at the Waxahachie, Texas store yesterday.

When I remarked we could find that price lots of places around town (not to mention it took a U-turn maneuver through a narrow alleyway pulling a toad), she reminded me that if you pre-pay in the store, there is a 10% discount.

Well, indeed, we filled up for $3.68 a gallon. Everyone among the Sunday afternoon crowd of motorists was kind about letting us elbow our way out of the station, and we were on our way.

Since WalMart is so popular with RVs, they could really make some money, letting this information out. The gas islands could easily be designed so that the pump on the end of each could give straight-ahead access to RVs. With 10.2 million rigs in the US, you'd think WalMart would be interested in tapping this revenue vein.

One footnote: this location has a steel frame straddling each entryway, some have chains hanging down that could damage domes, AC covers, etc. Oddly, there is even one adjacent to the store's loading dock! Poorly maintained, half are missing their chains, and seem to ring in at about fourteen feet. No problem for RVs.
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Was it a $.10 discount or a 10% discount? 10% would be $3.40, and a pretty good deal, worth the hassle. Don't think $.10/gallon would be worth it.
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Ten cents a gallon discount... it started a few weeks ago.
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I thought that the ten cent discount sounded like a great idea from Walmart, and it is. However, it's only good until Sept 11. I have the Discover credit card, and, through September, it gives a 5% discount on gas. 5% of three-dollar gas is fifteen cents per gallon. I'll keep using my Discover, thank you.
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None of the Wal*Marts that I have seen in our area have fuel stations. In fact we don't have a Flying J within 100 miles either and we're right on I-5.
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I am currently in Alpene,MI and there is no way I could get the coach in there to get diesel and get out.
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It seems most every Wal*Mart/Murphy Oil station is laid out differently. Some are very easy to navigate with toad hooked up, some a challenge and some just too tight to even try. Know what you can handle before you commit.
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Was it a $.10 discount or a 10% discount? 10% would be $3.40, and a pretty good deal, worth the hassle. Don't think $.10/gallon would be worth it.
I hadn't drunk the second cup o'coffee...

It's 10 cents. My bad. I wrote % and then adjusted the price correctly...
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I thought that the ten cent discount sounded like a great idea from Walmart, and it is. However, it's only good until Sept 11...
That's pretty grim, that they are marking Sept 11th by eliminating this good deal. I think they would've been well served to pick another date. Jeesh.
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They were refering to September 2011 and not the day September 11th.
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They were refering to September 2011 and not the day September 11th.
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Lack of coffee - I don't know why I wrote Sept 11, since I knew that it paralleled the Discover period, which is to Sept 30. Now for more coffee.
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Walmart started this just before the 4th of July Holiday. Hey, with the sensitivity of the American people regarding fuel prices, it's a good marketing strategy. There are no strings attached except that you must have a Walmart credit card. You can go into the store and purchase a prepaid card and use it for the $.10 off.

There are only 18 states in the program.

What the heck! A nickle earned is a nickle saved, or in this case a dime.
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None of the Wal*Marts that I have seen in our area have fuel stations. In fact we don't have a Flying J within 100 miles either and we're right on I-5.
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There is a Flying J 22 miles away, in Troutdale. I live in Vancouver too and have been to it many times.
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I thought that the ten cent discount sounded like a great idea from Walmart, and it is. However, it's only good until Sept 11. I have the Discover credit card, and, through September, it gives a 5% discount on gas. 5% of three-dollar gas is fifteen cents per gallon. I'll keep using my Discover, thank you.
I've had Discover, since 1992, and almost always sign up for the 5% promotions (the last one was 5% on buying groceries). I use it to pay, nearly all, of my bills, then pay it off each month. I get the cash back on paying my bills, buying gas & my groceries with it, gotta luv that!!

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