Did you think your eyes were playing tricks on you last time you fueled up? Gas prices are skyrocketing, but saving money on gas is simple when you sign up for gas rewards credit cards. With the right card, get cash back every time you go to the pump.
Different gas cards give different percentages of cash back on gas purchases. Although most cards don't offer their biggest rewards on one category year-round, some gas cards do advertise a 3-5% rebate on gas all year. Carry two different credit cards that rotate a 5% cash back offer in different categories. When one card doesn't offer fuel savings, the other one may, so you can use the card that offers you the most cash back.
NB! 1% cash back is 2.51¢ savings per gallon at current gas prices (2% cash back ~ 5.02¢/gal and 5% cash back ~ 12.55¢/gal).**
Fuel prices continue to soar, and the cost of a tank of gas is higher than ever. Using a gas rewards credit card can ease that expense, with plenty of cards offering more than the usual 1% cash back. Some even offer 5% cash back and if you spend $90 filling your tank every week, that will put $18 back in your pocket each month. Do your homework, and you can find one that pays you back every time you pump.
Gas rebate credit cards come in two different categories - those issued by gas companies, which can only be used at their specific stations, and those issued by banks, which are traditional credit cards that offer rewards on gas purchased anywhere. So if you always fill up at the same station, you may want to look for a branded gas card that offers rewards at that station, such as Shell, which partners with Stop & Shop.
Similar to cash back rewards cards, but aimed at the customer looking to get the most cash back at the pump, gas rewards cards offer their highest percentage of cash back on fuel purchases, and lower percentages in other categories.
Cash back may be given as a statement credit or a check, but it can also often be converted into a gift card, sometimes for a higher amount. A minimum reward must usually be accrued - $25, $50, etc - before becoming eligible for redemption.