RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Gas Credit Cards

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Gas Credit Cards

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Gonzo42

California

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/19/21 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I once had a Shell credit card and my local station was on my block. When I was laid off from my job, I wrote a letter to Shell, saying I wanted to keep the card, and I would pay something every month without fail. My card was cancelled and I was in collection status in three days.


MOTHER SHIP Winnebago View 24H (2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Chassis, 2008 Body)3.0 L M-B Diesel V6 bought used with 24K miles. Toad: ROCKY the Flying Squirrel.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/19/21 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Costco VISA. Get a couple grand back each year.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

chris3403

Jeffersonville, In

Senior Member

Joined: 11/18/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/19/21 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So far this year I have saved $248.90 buying my diesel fuel at Kroger's and using their fuel points.
1/05/21 Lexington Ky 15.6 gallons saved $15.60, dollar off per gallon
1/22/21 Batavia OH 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
1/29/21 Jeffersonville IN 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/05/21 Nashville, TN 35 gallons saved $84, $2.40 off per gallon
2/07/21 Benton AR 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/07/21 New Caney, TX 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/08/21 Rosenberg, TX 23.819 gallons saved $14.29 saved .60 per gallon

wowens79

Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 01/05/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/19/21 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2006, I had an LL Bean Visa, to get free shipping when purchasing from LL Bean. I found a shirt on sale for 1/2 price ($16). The bill either got thrown out, or lost in the mail, and I forgot I’d bought the shirt. The next bill had a late for of $29, plus interest on $16. It was totally my fault for not paying it on time. After that I closed all my CC accounts, and carry 2 debit cards on different banks.

CC companies don’t have those big fancy buildings, and run all these adds on TV because they give money away on cash back. I know if you are perfect and stay on top of things, you can get a bit back. For me it is not worth the hassle, or risk. The debit cards have the same protection as a CC. In the last $15 years, I’ve used them for rental cars, hotels, airlines, and never had an issue.

Different people like to do things differently. I like the ease of using my debit card, and paying for things once and not having to worry. When choosing a gas station when traveling, i notice the price differences from state to state, out of curiosity. When it is time to fill up i look at ease of getting in and out of the station, not at gas prices. If one station is $0.05 cheaper, and they are packed, and there is a less crowded station with a light to make it easy to get in and out, I’ll pay the extra $3 to fill up.


2002 Chevy Silverado 1500HD 6.0l 241k miles and climbing
2016 Heritage Glen 29BH
2003 Flagstaff 228D Pop Up

Dave H M

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TenOC wrote:

If you are a vet (You may not need to be???) check out Pen Federal Credit Union.

5% back on gas purchases


This is the way we go. We have let the bonus to pile to a point that it will pay for the two rental cars in AK this year. [emoticon]

nickthehunter

Southgate, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 07/18/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chris3403 wrote:

So far this year I have saved $248.90 buying my diesel fuel at Kroger's and using their fuel points.
1/05/21 Lexington Ky 15.6 gallons saved $15.60, dollar off per gallon
1/22/21 Batavia OH 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
1/29/21 Jeffersonville IN 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/05/21 Nashville, TN 35 gallons saved $84, $2.40 off per gallon
2/07/21 Benton AR 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/07/21 New Caney, TX 35 gallons saved $35, dollar off per gallon
2/08/21 Rosenberg, TX 23.819 gallons saved $14.29 saved .60 per gallon
If you used a credit card for those purchases at Kroger, you would have got 1.5% +/- cash back plus the same fuel points.

blaczero

USA

Full Member

Joined: 10/16/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No one uses gas buddy?

https://www.gasbuddy.com/gasback

They say up to $.25 per gallon but it's usually around $.03 to $.04. This is at just about any gas station, so you're not locked into one brand.

Not saying it's the best but I have had a good experience with it so far.

CA Traveler

The Western States

Senior Member

Joined: 01/03/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

blaczero wrote:

No one uses gas buddy?

https://www.gasbuddy.com/gasback

They say up to $.25 per gallon but it's usually around $.03 to $.04. This is at just about any gas station, so you're not locked into one brand.

Not saying it's the best but I have had a good experience with it so far.
The $0.25/gal seems like an unreasistic claim to me.

I know that I get 5% cash back every month with my Pen Fed Visa card - Thats $0.10/gal at $2.00/gal and prices are higher than that here. So the savings rate increases with price while the fixed rate/gal not so much.

Virtually every fuel station takes Visa.

But yes I use Gas Buddy to find stations and check prices.


2009 Holiday Rambler 42' Scepter with ISL 400 Cummins
750 Watts Solar Morningstar MPPT 60 Controller
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland

Bob


Thom02099

Loveland,CO

Senior Member

Joined: 02/25/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With any credit card, it is all about US as consumers managing the credit card, not letting it control US.

With any good credit card, one can go into SETTINGS and then ALERTS and set up whatever they offer in the way of alerts. A text message or email with every purchase, same for any purchases over a certain amount or international charges, a text message or email with a reminder of your payment due date (I have mine set for 10 days before the due date), and a host of other alerts. One can also set up automatic payments of either the minimum payment due (to avoid late charges) or pay in full balance. One can also pay weekly if you'd prefer, or however frequently you'd like. The point is to pay off the credit cards in full before any interest is added. There are exceptions but that's not for this discussion.


2007 GMC Sierra SLE 3500HD Dually
2016 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 243RBS
2007 Keystone Outback 25RSS - R.I.P.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/20/21 10:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not worth a few cents a gallon when you are towing something like this. Fuel at Major Truck stops with no issues. That's well worth a few cents per gallon IMHO!


[image]

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Gas Credit Cards
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.