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[Wagjag] $165 Esso card bundle for $139 which includes a $150 fuel discount e-card (save 10 cents per litre up to 1,500

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$165 Esso card bundle for $139 which includes a $150 fuel discount e-card (save 10 cents per litre up to 1,500

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Price:
139
Savings:
16% off
Retailer:
Wagjag
A $150 Price Privileges™ fuel discount e-card (save 10 cents per litre, on 1,500 litres)
A $15 Esso and Mobil e-Gift Card.

Cheers. Enjoy
Last edited by vik56in on Feb 25th, 2020 6:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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This is trash. The discount card used to be free with gift cards in previous deals.
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flamez1000 wrote: This is trash. The discount card used to be free with gift cards in previous deals.
Life changes. It is not a constant.
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vik56in wrote: Life changes. It is not a constant.
This is not a deal.

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all that trouble to save 16%? ugly deal.
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Real talk though, all gas price privilege cards are just a way to fool people into trapping themselves into a particular gas brand for a LONG time (in this case 1500L, which is pretty much a year's worth of gas for most people). Somehow people are stupid enough to pay out of pocket for their own leash. Pretty much never a good idea unless you already gas up there any way and it's free.
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ya wish they bring back think it was $300 gift card and get 1000 liltres for 10 cents off , bought a few of them , just ran out last week of the 10 cents off .
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irishpencil wrote: This is the worst deal in the history of deals
Lollll so hilarious
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irishpencil wrote: Real talk though, all gas price privilege cards are just a way to fool people into trapping themselves into a particular gas brand for a LONG time (in this case 1500L, which is pretty much a year's worth of gas for most people). Somehow people are stupid enough to pay out of pocket for their own leash. Pretty much never a good idea unless you already gas up there any way and it's free.
The real deal is the freedom to pick the gas station with the lowest upfront cost.

As far as I can tell, none of the points systems (sans maybe CT Rewards) make up their value in points when you pay more. Ever. And, even if they did, you can probably find better deals (e.g. car wash passes) on sale for the products that you are exchanging for.

For "recognizable" brands, I rotate between Ultramar, CT Gas+, and Costco (all premium gas).
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Since there is no other deal out there. Saving 16% is 16%. You can also get 4% Rakuten rebate which brings deal to around 20%

It's not like i can NOT buy gas for my car. The upfront gift card is since in a blink of the eye. 1000L is 6 months of gas? This is free money in reality.

Even if there is a cheaper station once in a while, why buy at the other station when you can get 10 cents per litre discount which is likely less than the other station. AFAIK Shell or Petro Can doesn't have these deals.
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gr8dlr wrote: Saving 16% is 16%. You can also get 4% Rakuten rebate which brings deal to around 20%
The 16% savings is misleading and seems inflated. Better to view this as ~1.7¢/L off on 1500L worth of gas. For $139, essentially, you're buying $15 GC for $15, so then paying $124 for $150 worth of "discount" is really a savings of $26 on 1500L of gas = 1.733¢/L. Of course, you're paying $124 up front, etc. Can be stacked with PCOptimum points, etc. via SpeedPass+ app. Using the GC on the app is annoying due to the way it fails to consume the total amount if you have a discount card applied, and no way to use GC + CC together in a single transaction from the app.

Also, no Rakuten (or GCR) rebates for this... Rakuten terms for WagJag: "Special Conditions: Cash Back is not available on Esso gift cards." -- which I would presume this would be lumped under.
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$0.10 per liter *sounds* like 10% of a discount. But remember you can get $0.04 for basically free after you fuel up 100 Litre with ESSO Extra program. So the real discount is $0.06 per liter because you can not use two discount together.

This is *better* than the last deal where they didn't even include a $15 GC, but overall this deal is not good. A lot of hassle for very little amount of saving.

Petro + RBC has similar discount in combination with Petro point. Costco would be better than this if you have one near by. Very situation for most people.
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Does wag jag still have a 10$ Telus customer monthly discount?
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gr8dlr wrote: Since there is no other deal out there. Saving 16% is 16%. You can also get 4% Rakuten rebate which brings deal to around 20%

It's not like i can NOT buy gas for my car. The upfront gift card is since in a blink of the eye. 1000L is 6 months of gas? This is free money in reality.

Even if there is a cheaper station once in a while, why buy at the other station when you can get 10 cents per litre discount which is likely less than the other station. AFAIK Shell or Petro Can doesn't have these deals.
Allow me to clear this up ONCE AND FOR ALL.
The 10 cents/liter discount is completely bullshit because you're paying for it upfront yourself!!!

Here's the real math:

Pay $139 and receive $150 price privilege card ("PPC") + $15 GC.
You wanna get Rakuten? Fine you can have your 4% (even though you actually don't earn any on this, see above). 4% on $139 = $5.56 cash back. Net cost = pay $133.44 to receive $150 PPC + $15 GC

For the sake of simplifying the math, let's assume gas price is at a conservative $1/L (unless you're in AB, it will actually be higher which reduces your effective % off).

How the calculation works when you use PPC at the gas station is this: eg. pay $10 for gas at $1/L = receive 10L. PPC gets deducted for additional value of 10c/L in the form of additional gas so you get 1L extra = 11L total.
Therefore, in order to use up $150 PPC you need to buy 1500L of gas at full price = pay $1500 at station.

Adding it all up together : 1500 (pay at station) + $133.44 (paid up front) - 15 (GC value) = $1629.44 to fill up $1650 / 1650L worth of gas.
1650-1629.44 = $20.56 savings => 20.56/1650 = 0.01246 = 1.25% NET SAVING!!!!
Any gas price >$1/L will increase the net cost but not change the savings amount thereby further reducing this ratio.

IN SUMMARY
You locked yourself to Esso prices for 1650L for a meager 1.25% apparent net "savings". The Costco near me on average is 10c/L cheaper than the Esso. So by buying this POS deal you saved yourself -8.75% money -- just so we're clear, that means you LOSE 8.75%, as in you paid $144.36 EXTRA to Esso than you would have if you never bought this garbage and just went to Costco. Congratulations, you really are as foolish as Esso believes you are!
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Side note: being a deal forum, there should really be a set of math skill testing questions required to sign up for an account so discussions like this are not necessarily...

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