7 Top Gasoline Rewards Programs

Photo by Stuart Monk / Shutterstock.com

Many retailers offer gas-rewards programs, and smart shoppers use these to fuel up for less — sometimes a lot less. Keep your eye out for good programs. Gas stations and grocery stores typically brag up their rewards deals on prominent signs.

A little planning before you pull up to the pump helps you take advantage of fuel-rewards savings: The gas station you use must participate in the rewards program you’ve chosen. If you’re unsure, ask.

This means you may need to be flexible. I shop at two grocery chains offering gas rewards programs, but one partners with a gas chain whose stations are nowhere near me. So, I try seeking those stations when I’m on a road trip so I can use my accumulated points.

Read on to find some stellar gas-rewards programs to fuel your summer, chosen based on their rewards and availability. Members typically view their program details and monitor rewards using a program’s website or mobile app.

1. Kroger

Kroger, one of the largest supermarket chains in the world, has many store brands, including Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, QFC and King Soopers.

Signing up for Kroger Fuel Points Program saves you 10 cents per gallon for every $100 you spend.

BP and Shell are among the participating fuel chains. Pump locations will depend on where you live.

Watch for deals on Kroger’s website to earn extra points for certain purchases.

2. Safeway

Safeway rewards shoppers with 10 cents per gallon in fuel points for every $100 spent on eligible purchases at a Safeway store.

At least once, I’ve let my points build up and found myself saving 90 cents a gallon at a Chevron pump with Safeway rewards. Other participating gas stations include Texaco and Sunoco.

Want more points? Double your savings by purchasing gift cards at Safeway. That earns you two (instead of one) gas-rewards points per dollar spent.

I’ve seen Safeway offer extra points under certain circumstances — for example, an offer of double points for spending $50 in one grocery trip. (To take advantage of that offer, I had to select it in Safeway’s reward program online.)

3. BP Driver Rewards

This popular gas-rewards program lets you save at BP and Amoco gas stations.

Changes to the program are coming, however. BP says:

  • Changes to BP Driver Rewards will be announced soon.
  • In the meantime, you can continue earning fuel points by shopping at Mariano’s, Fresh Perks or Harris Teeter.
  • You’ll need to use your cents-off per-gallon rewards by Sept. 30, 2019.

Although details of the new program aren’t yet clear, BP’s past record of deals makes this program worth keeping an eye on.

4. Exxon Mobil Rewards+

If you gas up at Exxon or Mobil, sign up for this program. While many gas-rewards programs only let you save on fuel, Exxon Mobil Rewards+ branches out:

  • Use accumulated points for gas discounts, carwashes, snacks, drinks and more.
  • Want to double your points? Fill up with Synergy Supreme+ premium gas three times (buying at least 8 gallons each time over 30 days) to qualify for Rewards+ Premium (double points) status.

5. Shell Fuel Rewards

The Shell Fuel Rewards program has two tiers of savings:

  • Silver status saves you 3 cents per gallon.
  • Gold status awards you 5 cents per gallon in rewards. New members are given Gold status for their first full six months of membership. After that, they have silver status or qualify for gold by making qualifying purchases in a three-month period.

Earn additional rewards by shopping, dining and traveling at participating partners.

6. Speedway

Speedway gas stations and convenience stores are found in the Midwest and East.

If Speedway stations are a familiar sight where you live, signing up for the Speedy Rewards plan is a no-brainer. You’ll earn 10 points per gallon of fuel purchased and 20 points per dollar spent on most merchandise. Use those points for free or discounted purchases.

Speedway also has savings clubs that let you save on everything from Starbucks drinks to Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Link your rewards card with your checking account in what’s called the Speedy Rewards Pay Card feature and you can earn still more.

7. Cub Foods

Cub Foods grocery stores are only in Minnesota and Illinois, but if you live there, don’t miss signing up.

For every $100 spent at Cub stores, you get 10 cents off per gallon of fuel purchased at participating Holiday Stationstores. But, where most programs limit you to redeeming $1 per gallon, Cub rewards let you save you up to $1.50 a gallon, depending on how much you spend.

What’s your strategy for saving money on fuel? Share your tips with us in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

Read Next
8 Things You Should Never Put in a Microwave
8 Things You Should Never Put in a Microwave

A microwave can be a busy cook’s best friend. But heating certain things in a microwave can cause disaster.

17 Home Maintenance Tasks That Save You Money
17 Home Maintenance Tasks That Save You Money

Here’s how to cut household costs and maintain your property’s value.

Want a Healthy Retirement? Turn This Device Off
Want a Healthy Retirement? Turn This Device Off

A common behavior becomes increasingly dangerous for those who are 50 or older.

7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit in Retirement
7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit in Retirement

Improving your overall physical health is just one reason to stay active after 50.

7 Tricks to Cleaning Your Bathroom Faster
7 Tricks to Cleaning Your Bathroom Faster

These tips can get your bathroom sparkling with little time and no elbow grease.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Most Popular
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco
7 Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand products, they may not be the bargain they appear to be.

How to Buy Gas At Costco Without a Membership
How to Buy Gas At Costco Without a Membership

The warehouse club often has some of the cheapest gas in town. Here’s how you can get it as a nonmember.

10 Things to Stop Buying If You Want a Clutter-Free Home
10 Things to Stop Buying If You Want a Clutter-Free Home

If you like to keep things simple, avoid these purchases.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

Vacuums from this brand can last a half-century, if not longer — and they’re hot on the resale market.

A Simple Way to Silence Robocalls Today
A Simple Way to Silence Robocalls Today

A few steps can keep your phone from ringing when a spammer calls.

This Company Makes the Best Tires in America
This Company Makes the Best Tires in America

Driver satisfaction with tires is at an all-time high, but one brand stands out.

Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?
Can I Switch to Spousal Social Security Benefits When My Ex Dies?

Knowing when to claim can help you maximize benefits.

36 Things That Will Be Obsolete Soon
36 Things That Will Be Obsolete Soon

The writing is on the wall for dozens of things we have grown up with.

17 Surprising Things You Can Sell for Extra Money
17 Surprising Things You Can Sell for Extra Money

You probably don’t realize these items are worth decent cash.

8 Things You Should Always Buy on Amazon
8 Things You Should Always Buy on Amazon

The giant retailer shines when it comes to these things, from basics to hard-to-find specialty goods.

This Health Issue Can Hint at Dementia Years in Advance
This Health Issue Can Hint at Dementia Years in Advance

One type of pain is especially associated with cognitive decline.

8 Federal Income Tax Breaks for Homeowners
8 Federal Income Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Some of these deductions and credits are available to a wide swath of homeowners.

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free
3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office for Free

With a little ingenuity, you can cut Office costs to zero.

5 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free
5 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free

Hesitant to drop $119 a year on an Amazon Prime membership? Here’s how to get it for free.

5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food
5 Ways to Fill Your Pantry With Free Food

Anyone can take advantage of these resources.

9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again
9 Things You’ll Never See at Costco Again

The warehouse store offers an enormous selection, but these products aren’t coming back.

10 Types of Retirement Income That Are Not Taxable
10 Types of Retirement Income That Are Not Taxable

There are lots of things Uncle Sam can’t touch — so long as you play by the rules.

6 Reasons You Should Stop Hiding Cash at Home
6 Reasons You Should Stop Hiding Cash at Home

Stashing money around the house is anything but harmless.

These 5 States Are the Most Expensive Places to Retire
These 5 States Are the Most Expensive Places to Retire

If you expect to have modest retirement income, you may want to avoid spending your golden years here.

View More Articles

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.