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We all need a break when it comes to paying at the pump. Some have a favorite gas station. Others fill up their tanks out of convenience by finding the nearest available station. And there are those who will go to the station that offers the lowest price per gallon. It is good to have options, and if there is an option to save a little bit here and there, why not? While the gas prices vary all over the nation, shown below are the states with highest average gasoline prices per gallon, according to Gas Buddy:

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Chase Freedom Quarterly Bonus

Here’s one way you could save or earn at the pump, As a reminder, according to Chase, the Chase Freedom cards have a quarterly bonus program where you can:

 earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchase each quarter with your favorite categories and new ones still on the way.

For this quarter, you can earn 5% when you use your Chase Freedom to pay:

  • Gas stations
  • Internet/Phone/Cable Services
  • Chase Pay, Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

If you haven’t activated this offer for your Chase Freedom card, you still have time to get in the game. For this quarter, you have until March 14, 2018 to activate. Remember, all other purchases with your Chase Freedom earn unlimited 1% cash back. That is automatic.

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Discover Bonus – 1st Quarter of 2018

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One of our readers, Steve, reminded me that Discover is also offering a bonus in the 1st quarter of 2018. The bonus is 5% cash back when you use your Discover card at gas stations and wholesale clubs. Remember to activate this promo for your account. Thanks, Steve, for this reminder.

Earn Gold Status with Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited

What’s another way you could save at the pump? With using your Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited Cards, you can:

  • Get instant Gold Status and save 5¢/gal. on every fill-up (up to 20 gallons) at participating Shell stations through the end of 2018.
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How do you qualify

According to Fuel Rewards, these are the things you have to do in order to quality for this program:

  • You must be a Chase customer,
  • Be a Fuel Rewards member
  • Swipe your Fuel Rewards card or enter your Alt ID when you fuel at a participating Shell station
  • With extended Gold Status, you will receive 5¢/gal in Fuel Rewards savings on every fill-up.
  • To qualify for extended Gold Status through 12/31/2018, you must register either as a new Fuel Rewards member or log in with your existing Fuel Rewards member information at between 12/15/2017 and 6/30/2018.
  • For more details on the Terms and Conditions, click here.

You might want to check your email from Fuel Rewards, or search your email for the keyword, Shell. That’s how I found my offer.

How do you redeem Fuel Rewards savings

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How to earn up to $0.35 per gallon in savings

Your Gold status with Fuel Rewards gets you 5 cents per gallon savings. But you can earn more. Earn Fuel Rewards savings just by linking your credit, debit and prepaid cards to your account. Use those cards to pay at participating merchants linked to Fuel Rewards. For a list of these merchants, go to this link, and scroll all the way down to EARN REWARDS, and there you will see how you can additional rewards by using your cards linked to Fuel Rewards

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Savings with your everyday purchases

All in all, I think this gives Chase customers another reason to use their Chase Freedom this quarter for the 5% cash back. Plus, those enrolled in Fuel Rewards who use their Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards who go to Shell gas station can take advantage of more savings. Every little savings count.

Have you activated your 5% quarterly bonus? Have you also enrolled with Fuel Rewards?



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