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Rakuten Gift Card Shop: Save 10 cents per litre up to 1500 litres - plus Bonus Savings with $15 egift card for $130

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Rakuten Gift Card Shop: Save 10 cents per litre up to 1500 litres - plus Bonus Savings with $15 egift card for $130

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December 7, 2019
Save $35 on this Special Offer from EssoTM and MobilTM stations
Pay $130 for a $15 EssoTM and MobilTM e-gift card and a $150 EssoTM and MobilTM Price PrivilegesTM fuel discount e-card (valid for 10 cents per litre savings on up to 1500 litres of fuel.)** No expiry on both cards.
You receive two digital cards. Price PrivilegesTM fuel discount e-card is valid for a 10 cent per litre savings on up to 1500 litres. This offer is valid only on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Quantities limited, while supplies last.
Last edited by hesp on Dec 7th, 2019 8:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Buckle up op it's going to be a fun ride for you!
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whats wrong with this deal? you get $35 worth of gas
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The argument is that you have to spend the equivalent of 1500 litres to save that $35. Ignoring the gift card, it's essentially $115 for a 10c/1500L card ($150 value). At a conservative average of $1/L, you have to spend $1500 to save $35.
Sure, you were going to put 1500L into your car eventually anyway, but for some that can take well over a year, and now you're locked down to Esso for a while.
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hesp wrote: whats wrong with this deal? you get $35 worth of gas
I don't use that much gas, so getting to 1500 litres would take me a while and that's tied to filling up at Esso. You're not really saving 10 cents a litre, as the title may imply. You're saving $35 over the course of 1500, not $150 so it's about 2.3 cents per litre. Not really a significant savings if you're going to have to go to Esso for it to count.

Now, for me, it would be a bad deal since I often fill up at Costco.

It's a deal, but not an outstanding one by any means. I don't think it deserves a downvote, but nor does it deserve an upvote.
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Thanks guys for clarifying. I only go to esso since I live so close to a station but your calculations make sense now
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as a hybrid driver who has a 40L tank and fuel up about once a week, it'd take me a good year to fill up.

However, i dont understand why people dont like this deal (unless you fuel up at costco, and dont want to be locked down to esso)

IMHO, prices aside, i like esso the most as the speedpass app makes winter gas fuel up just that much easier!
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Normally you can grab 2.5c per litre saving card from Esso. This card would allow you to save an additional 7.5c over 1500L which in total is $112.5. Ignore the actual $15 gift card, you are paying $115 to save $112.5, which is a net loss of $2.5.
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StevenL184765 wrote: Normally you can grab 2.5c per litre saving card from Esso. This card would allow you to save an additional 7.5c over 1500L which in total is $112.5. Ignore the actual $15 gift card, you are paying $115 to save $112.5, which is a net loss of $2.5.
I'm still astounded that this has to be pointed out every time this thread is posted (Saw it about 4 times in the last month). This is a terrible deal. Don't go for it. Just get the 2.5c per liter discount you can get without any requirement by using an ESSO card.
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Not worth locking yourself on to Esso, especially if you can cross the border often and/or fill at Costco too
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heymanwuzup wrote: as a hybrid driver who has a 40L tank and fuel up about once a week, it'd take me a good year to fill up.
How are you filling up weekly driving a hybrid? Driving circles around the province every week?
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allawi wrote: It's a no from me dawg
Nothing thread related but did you know Randy Jackson never actually said this line? I was watching a YouTube Mandella effect video and this is one of them. My mind was blown. I can see and hear him saying it.

Anyways, yeah the deal is not great.
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You are also missing the difference in cash back between buying from Rakuten vs from the gas station, which is usually higher rate or even better if you have PC Mastercard
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Omnicron204 wrote: Nothing thread related but did you know Randy Jackson never actually said this line? I was watching a YouTube Mandella effect video and this is one of them. My mind was blown. I can see and hear him saying it.

Anyways, yeah the deal is not great.
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zevnux wrote: The argument is that you have to spend the equivalent of 1500 litres to save that $35. Ignoring the gift card, it's essentially $115 for a 10c/1500L card ($150 value). At a conservative average of $1/L, you have to spend $1500 to save $35.
Sure, you were going to put 1500L into your car eventually anyway, but for some that can take well over a year, and now you're locked down to Esso for a while.
Excellent explanation. You deserve 10 thumbs up from me.
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Cucumference wrote: I'm still astounded that this has to be pointed out every time this thread is posted (Saw it about 4 times in the last month). This is a terrible deal. Don't go for it. Just get the 2.5c per liter discount you can get without any requirement by using an ESSO card.
It’s worth mentioning That 2.5c card comes empty. You need fulfill offers to load it like fill up for X amount and get 2.5c for 40 litres or redeem points and get X litres or buy a wash etc. It’s better than nothing but the 3c discount is with RBC at Petro is easier and more consistent imo.
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hesp wrote: Thanks guys for clarifying. I only go to esso since I live so close to a station but your calculations make sense now
Firstly, thanks for posting this OP. I (and others im sure) do appreciate the effort.

One more reason why some might not think this is a good deal is because in the past much better ones were there, so significantly that they would give us 1000l with 10c off free in exchange for buying gift cards.
Coming from there just two years ago (Dec 2017), I believe that its hard to accept paying upfront for a partial discount that locks us in, I too fill often in Esso but the deal they offer is not sweet enough.
Here are some details about a past offer in case you want to break out the time machine :)
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/cardswa ... e-2158419/

Its just personally I would not pay for the discount to prevent encouraging them to get us to pay for the discount, for now that's where I draw the line (at least now).
Thanks again for posting, appreciate the effort. :)

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