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I'd like to apply for a new gas card or credit card that will offer the best cash, discounts, or reward points possible.

Since I'm fulltiming, I'd expect to use a lot of diesel gas and I don't mind patronizing Loves or Flying J to get the best deal, but I've noticed that Loves claims to have 330 locations and Pilot / Flying J claims to have 550 locations. My travels so far look like Loves has more locations, but I guess it's my travel pattern which will change.

It costs me about $700 to fill my tank at current prices plus filling up the toad. We plan to travel extensively for the next two years.

Has anyone done the research lately and come up with some good options?


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The Pentagon Federal Credit Union still offers 5% cash back on all fuel purchases for ANY type of fuel at ANY station with their Platinum Cash Rewards Visa Card.
That is IN ADDITION to the normal discount that you get with the Good Sams membership card at Flying J and Pilot.
I should add that there is NO limit to the amount of discount that you can earn. Some CC put a $1500 limit, etc, but not Penfed. You get the cash discount each month off of your monthly statement.

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I would choose a credit card to use anywhere instead of a Loves or Pilot card. I found this with a search on Bankrate.com

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We got a Capital One Quicksilver card when I retired and we started traveling more. We use it whenever we cannot use our Good Sam/Flying J fuel card (credit card). We found it so convenient to use the Flying J card since we can pull into the truck fuel island, swipe, fuel and go. Plus I believe we get about $.07 discount per gallon.

We traveled coast-to-coast this past summer and Pilot/Flying J's certainly outnumbered the Love's. There were few times when we filled at other places.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union still offers 5% cash back on all fuel purchases for ANY type of fuel at ANY station with their Platinum Cash Rewards Visa Card.
That is IN ADDITION to the normal discount that you get with the Good Sams membership card at Flying J and Pilot.

The only problem with the PenFed card is that fuel purchases must be charged "at the pump". That can be difficult at truck stops. I still use the PenFed for everything and get the 5% where I can. It also gives you 3% on groceries, including everything you charge at a Wal-Mart Supercenter.


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accsys wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union still offers 5% cash back on all fuel purchases for ANY type of fuel at ANY station with their Platinum Cash Rewards Visa Card.
That is IN ADDITION to the normal discount that you get with the Good Sams membership card at Flying J and Pilot.

The only problem with the PenFed card is that fuel purchases must be charged "at the pump". That can be difficult at truck stops. I still use the PenFed for everything and get the 5% where I can. It also gives you 3% on groceries, including everything you charge at a Wal-Mart Supercenter.


All you have to do is call PenFed and explain the situation at the pump. You will get an actual person to talk to and they can make the necessary adjustment to your bill.
With the normal GS discount PLUS the 5% PenFed discount, it amounts to close to a 20 cent/gallon discount. This is worth the hassle of making a phone call.

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10x PEN FED..best org I have ever dealt with with a credit card as they give you back each month AND if you call you get someone in the USA that knows something and can make you happy...


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Ref PenFed or other credit card. What I've seen out here (northwest) is two prices - cash/debit and credit card with the credit card running upwards to $.10 higher per gallon. And heaven help you if you pull into a "charter" FJ which is outside of the GS discount.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union still offers 5% cash back on all fuel purchases for ANY type of fuel at ANY station with their Platinum Cash Rewards Visa Card.
That is IN ADDITION to the normal discount that you get with the Good Sams membership card at Flying J and Pilot.
Unfortunately, I've never earned a wage from the US Government and I am not eligible.

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LOL if I had a 800 to 900K MH that held 200 gallons, I might have to park it as I could not afford to do much after the payment


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