Loyalty programs offered by different gas stations.
Which one provides the best bang for your buck?
Suggestions offered by users so far:
*** Costco seems to be the best bank for your buck. Cheapest gas in town. But you have to accept the lineups.
https://www.howtosavemoney.ca/cheap-gas ... s-programs
1-ESSO for the optimum points
2-ESSO for existing users and redemption of points for car wash for an effective rebate of 2%.
3-Canadian Tire - Buy gift card for 5% off and use triangle card for an extra 3 cents off. Effective rebate of 7%.
4-Shell if you collect AirMiles. (It’s the less attractive option to me. It took me 2 years to collect 10$)
5-Petro-Canada with RBC promo... 3 cents off per litre and twice the Petro Points (this is dependent on having RBC Card.)
ESSO has gas rebate cards in their stores that give you 3 cents off once you activate them and they are free.
First of all, I use a 2% cash back card on all my purchases. which is nice. Currently on the Amex 10% offer.
From there, this is my list of go to places for gas:
1-Costco if it’s on the way and there is no line up since the gas rebate is up front. No need yo hustle for you money.
2-ESSO for the 3cents/litter rebate card + optimum points
3-When the first two options are not available, I go with shell and get the Airmiles.
I am located in Montréal and very conveniently in between a shell, Ultramar and ESSO which are conveniently located in less then 3 min from my house.
And during my weekly routine o have access to Costco and Petro Canada without going out of my way. I legit can pick and choose whichever gas station.
I just had never run the numbers on what the best loyalty program is. So I was wondering if someone out there had done the job.
* NOTES …
1- GasBuddy as referenced by @Quentin5 is always a good source to finding the CHEAPEST gas on any given day.