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StuartS 09-25-2016 02:53 PM

Diesel - best credit card rebate ????
What is the best way to save on diesel fuel on the road? Is there a rebate card that you use for extra saved nags? What do I need to know as e are ordering our first coach & yes it is a DP.

nukerj 09-25-2016 02:56 PM

Best I've seen is 3% on any cc.

Some travel stops take good Sams discount off cash price and still let you pay with cc. Add that with cc is probably the best you will get.

Rorytug 09-25-2016 03:14 PM

Good Sam at flying J and pilot. Citi visa Costco card gives 4% back on all fuel up to $5000 and those are the ones I use most. Nice thing is you can save five cents a gallon with the Good Sam and still get the 4% back with the card. Downside is you have to spend your rebates at Costco.

Dr4Film 09-25-2016 03:28 PM

I use my Sam's Club Mastercard CC to pay for all fuel for all of our vehicles. I get 5% cash back on all fuel purchases, diesel & gas.

I also get 3% cash back on travel and dining and 1% back on everything else.

Do not confuse this with the Good Sam's card. BIG difference between Camping World Good Sam and Sam's Club Members Buying Club.

Dr4Film ----- Richard

edgray 09-25-2016 03:31 PM

Pilot/FJ offers a charge card that allows you to activate their pumps without walking into the store, which you will have to do when using a credit card. It does not pay a rebate but it gets you their cash price less 6 cents per gallon. It must be paid in full each month, therefore is not a typical credit card.
Depending on the price per gallon, you may achieve a lower net price per gallon by using a card that pays a cash rebate. Also I have found you can save a huge amount by filling up at non-truck stop locations such as wholesale clubs and some grocery chains, but access and pump speed usually is not as good as at the TS. Last week most TS were charging $2.399 (cash price) and I filled up at Sam's club for $1.699 minus my cash rebate on a CC.

vsheetz 09-25-2016 03:42 PM

PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union) cash rewards visa. 5% credit on each months statement for fuel when swiped at the pump.

MSHappyCampers 09-25-2016 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by StuartS (Post 3269569)
What is the best way to save on diesel fuel on the road? Is there a rebate card that you use for extra saved nags? What do I need to know as e are ordering our first coach & yes it is a DP.

The Cash Rewards card from PenFed Credit Union gives you 5% cash rebate on all fuel purchases as long as you pay at the pump! :thumb::D

Kiawah 09-25-2016 03:57 PM

+3 penfed

Pigman1 09-25-2016 06:31 PM

All these cards are fine for minor rebates, but check out Gas Buddy. We just made a run out to Branson from the east coast and I saved about 18% by picking the less expensive stations over the common stations in the area where we fueled. As an added benefit, I got an additional 3 cents a gal discount by using a Walmart gift card at Murphy USA stations. You could add an additional 10 cents a gallon savings if you compared to the Flying J's, Loves and other major truck stop concessions. Down side---? If you are scared to drive you RV and toad into tighter stations or are really not that capable a driver of the RV/toad combo, forget saving money this way. Our rig is almost 71' and we've NEVER disconnected at a fuel stop

Since we run LOTS of miles (60,000 in 3 1/2 years) our savings is significant over what minor cashback on a CC gives. By the way, we also get a cashback on the credit cards.

vsheetz 09-25-2016 07:37 PM

Oh yes, fully agree with the use of Gas Buddy app. We use it to ferret out the prices, check if we can get in/out, then start swiping the PenFed card.

aden 09-25-2016 09:00 PM

Sam's club, 5% off fuel, that's 10 cents a gallon on $2.00 fuel.

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Dutchstar08 09-26-2016 06:18 AM

We use costco visa and avoid all the major hwy truck stops as there always .20 to .30 cents higher than other stations found on Gas Buddy.
Even with the discount Flying Js now a rip off since being taken over by pilot.

chuckie0204 09-26-2016 06:48 AM

Capital One Venture Card
This is the card I have used since Mar. of this year. It doesn't give cash back but gives me double miles on everything I spend. I can have my campground fees paid for by using the miles accumulated on the card. So far it has saved me over $500.00 this summer.

Captned 09-26-2016 07:20 AM

For people driving around in a class A DP, your biggest worry is a couple of pennies per gallon? :)

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