Thursday, July 16, 2009

I've Got (Cheap) Gas

Our local grocery store chain Price Chopper has started a new discount gas program in partnership with Sunoco.

It's all turn-key with their existing rewards/discount AdvantEdge cards. For every $50 you spend on groceries, it automatically credits your AdvantEdge card with a 10¢ discount per gallon of gas. You can accumulate as large a discount as you spend on groceries (the discounts expire after a month on a rolling basis) and it is good for up to 20 gallons.

When you go to the gas station, you slide your AdvantEdge card in first. The discounted price then appears in the windows at the pump. You put in your credit card, pick your grade, pump the gas, and go. Yesterday, the price was $2.63/gallon and I paid $2.13/gallon with a 50¢ discount. All I had to do was go to a Sunoco station (some of the cheapest in the area, BTW) and put my card in.

Fabulous!

4 comments:

J.P. said...

I'm a big fan of the AdvantGAS program (or whatever it's called). It's a shame that our area has so few Sunoco stations and ironically, the Sunoco stations near us are the most expensive.

Anonymous said...

The discounts actually expire 2 months after the last day of the month in which they are earned. So if you earn $0.50/per gallon in July and choose to save them, the discounts are good for the remainder of July, August and September. You simply have to use them prior to October 1st!

Anonymous said...

In my area (Capital District) Mobil is the msot expensive. Sunoco is in the middle typically. But my friend saved 80 cents off every gallon on his fill-up -- so even if Sunoco is 3 cents higher than Hess... He still saved 77 cents a GALLON !!! Thats pretty cool!

gertie said...

JP said: "It's a shame that our area has so few Sunoco stations..."

According to everything I've read, there are more than 70 Sunoco stations across the capital region that are on this program, most of them right near a Price Chopper. I used to go to the Mobil station on the corner of Curry Rd. and Guilderland Ave. in Rotterdam...which recently changed to Sunoco, so maybe even more stations are on the way.