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How do you save on gas? Any good points cards or credit cards?

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How do you save on gas? Any good points cards or credit cards?

How do you save on gas? Any good points cards or credit cards?
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Up here in Calgary, Superstore offers $0.07 per liter if you pay with their Credit Card, so I only fill up at Superstore. The Superstore at Deerfoot meadows is right by Costco, so it usually also a few cents cheaper there, so that's my favorite place. I'm a Costco member but I never buy gas there, the lineups are ********, and people keep running their vehicle for 20 minutes to get gas....wasting more $$ than they save. With Superstore 7c it comes out to the same price anyways, and I don't have to drive to Costco as it's out of the way.
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Basic maintenance (air filters, oil changes, tire pressure, no engine lights, etc.) , your right foot (and left foot for the manuals) , cc's (2% cashback) and esso reward cards (2.5c/L savings).
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Arviat
Use the Gas Buddy app to find the cheapest gas in your area. For premium it makes a difference because the spread is usually around 9-10 cents per liter which means you save at least $5 every fill up (provided you don't have to drive that far out of your way).
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cc cashback 3% and esso reward card 2.5c/L
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drafting behind the bigger vehicles on the highway

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Don't drive a car that uses gas.
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Hanna123 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 10:05 am
How do you save on gas? Any good points cards or credit cards?
Start with learning how to reduce the amount of gas used. Drive less, accelerate slowly, anticipate changes in traffic flow, use cruise control, keep your car maintained properly - fluids, tire pressure and air filter.
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The best cards I found for this was metro something. I think it was called the Metro Pass and more recently the Presto.

But seriously,

I used to do the following but stopped because I don't have CT Gasbars near me.
Go To a CT Gasbar (already cheaper than most stations by 1-2cents) go inside and buy a CT Giftcard with my 3% cashback CC.
Use the CT Giftcard to Pay for gas + Their weekly multiplier coupons(3x-20x) (You only get CT money with cash or CT GC at least you used to). Take the CT Money and Buy CT GCs and use that to pay for Gas. (Rinse and repeat)
Depending on the multiplier you're anywhere from 4% to like 13% return.

If you're asking how I actually save on gas?
Try to carpool or take Public Transit.
Just try to cruise as much as possible. Modern cars are designed to be most efficient between 60KM - 110KM.
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I am looking at collection petro points or esso points - seems completely useless
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Hanna123 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 12:56 pm
I am looking at collection petro points or esso points - seems completely useless
I use Esso points for car wash in winter.
I hardly redeem them for merchandises or gas, not worth it.
marktang wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 12:34 pm
cc cashback 3% and esso reward card 2.5c/L
Same here.
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I find that pumping up at SuperStore to be the best in terms of savings, here in Manitoba, we got 9.5 cents (or 95 points) back per litre and it really adds up quickly in terms of PC points... racked up hundreds of dollars in free groceries ever since!
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Drive at speed limit will give you the best saving especially on hwy, also turn off you AC. Other things like CC rebate, AM cash miles, gas saving card....etc. Also don't drive it like an on/off switch, if you see a red infront roll it there.

If you're a car guy then 0w oil, UDP, catback, lower suspension also help.

Oh, learn to drive a stick.
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Costco
109.9 regular
122.9 premium

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