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Sep 7, 2018
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Gasoline prices

I wonder if anybody can tell me about any points plans, gasoline buyers clubs or coupons anyway to make the price of automotive fuel cheaper?
Thank you, John
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If you have a Costco membership and easy access to the US, buy a Costco cash card in Canada and use it at a Costco gas station in the US. You get the spot US/CA FX rate on the cash card plus cheaper US gas prices.
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We have the PC mastercard and we buy our gas at either Esso or Mobil and by using the mastercard we get 7 cents a litre back, which are being collected on you PC card, then you can redeem your points at any Loblaws store. When you redeem those points you can get a lot of groceries or free. and it is amazing how quick those points add up. A person needs to eat so this is a great way to save.

As for Costco to me it is not worth my time to wait 20 minutes in line to save 7 cents.
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4% gas cashback credit card. Pc optimum at esso, air miles at shell
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Canadian Tire "Gas advantage" Mastercard (the yellow one), up to 10 cents off per litre based on reasonable monthly spending. Remember to never run a balance on it though...

A much better down the road option is replace your oldest gas vehicle with an electric.
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I just mix water into my tank.
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+1 for PC Optimum/PC World Elite Mastercard. If you have a Canadian Tire Gas Bar close by look for Gift Card deals at Sobey's, Rexall and maybe a few others. Sometimes they have 10-15% off $50 Canadian Tire Gift Cards, and when gassing up if you pay inside you get Triangle Rewards on top. Downside is you are paying upfront for the gift cards and have to carry them when you go to the gas bar.
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Been using scotia 4% cash back visa, petro points to save at the pump.
Use gas buddy to see where and when to fill up.
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Stop buying gas by going electric and you'll save a lot of money. In my case $5000+ per year. <- best advice anyone will ever give you. Gasoline is there for suckers with money to blow.
If you drive 10,000km per year, you're not going to save much, but if you drive 20,000km+ per year, you'd be silly not to even bother investigating the many advantages EVs offer. $1.30/100km if I charge at home, $0 at free public chargers. Haven't bought gas in 5 years now and have driven about 200,000km electric.

I used to screw around with the 10% discounted Canadian Tire gift cards or ones purchased at the gas bar with a cash back credit card and combine with multiplier coupons. Happens several times a year, so I'd stock up.
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GasBuddy app and check the price around you. Usually at nighttime cheaper then daytime.
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IntrepidRT wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:40 pm
Stop buying gas by going electric and you'll save a lot of money. In my case $5000+ per year. <- best advice anyone will ever give you. Gasoline is there for suckers with money to blow.
If you drive 10,000km per year, you're not going to save much, but if you drive 20,000km+ per year, you'd be silly not to even bother investigating the many advantages EVs offer. $1.30/100km if I charge at home, $0 at free public chargers. Haven't bought gas in 5 years now and have driven about 200,000km electric.
Come on your example is extreme at $5000/yr on fuel. I’ve spent just under $2000 to go 20,000kms. Paying a premium for an EV is a lose lose situation for the average driver.

I’ve got a gas/diesel/EV in my household so I could probably be one of the few that can actually give an unbiased view on what’s cost effective and EV is not one of them unless if you drive a shitload like yourself then maybe it is.
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IntrepidRT wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:40 pm
Stop buying gas by going electric and you'll save a lot of money. In my case $5000+ per year. <- best advice anyone will ever give you. Gasoline is there for suckers with money to blow.
If you drive 10,000km per year, you're not going to save much, but if you drive 20,000km+ per year, you'd be silly not to even bother investigating the many advantages EVs offer. $1.30/100km if I charge at home, $0 at free public chargers. Haven't bought gas in 5 years now and have driven about 200,000km electric.
Lol, recommending an EV is easy when you got the $14K handout.
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vkizzle wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 2:14 pm
Lol, recommending an EV is easy when you got the $14K handout.
Did you miss out on the $14,000 that's why you call it a handout?

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