Hotel Loyalty Program Gives You Savings on Gas Every Time You Fill Up, Lets You Double Dip

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IHG Rewards Club has a new partnership that saves you on gas just for signing up (and giving your membership number at the pump). You’ll save up to 7 cents a gallon at Shell, stackable with other gas savings and with leveraged credit card earning from bonus categories.

IHG Rewards Club

Sign up for Fuel Rewards and link your IHG Rewards Club account.

Regular savings via Fuel Rewards is 3 cents a gallon, so this gets you an extra 2 to 4 cents a gallon off just for joining:

Sign up for Fuel Rewards and link your IHG Rewards Club account

And the IHG Rewards Club savings on gas stacks with other Fuel Rewards savings:

IHG Rewards Club savings on gas stacks with other Fuel Rewards savings

Or go for the Costco Anywhere Visa which gives you 4% back on your first $7000 in gas each year.

(HT: One Mile at a Time)

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Comments

  1. Nice! I signed up and immediately was send a “Welcome” email with a 5c/gallon “welcome” gift in my account.

    Also – just an FYI – I called the Fuel Rewards program and they told me it might take a week to 10 days for the FR program to reflect the correct price/gallon associated with your IHG status.

  2. Other determining factors include if going out of the way to a Shell is worth it, and Shell tends to be priced higher than some other chains.

  3. @steve — must vary, around me Shell is consistently cheaper than BP, even before discounts.

  4. All gas is cheap right now. Remember what you were paying a few years ago? Shell gas is higher quality and worth the premium if there is one in your area. The bonus for Platinum (comes with IHG cc, which everyone should have — 49$ AF for annual free night cert and platinum is a no brainer) makes the premium even less of a deterrent to using quality fuel.
    Pro tip – if you use QT gas, your car hates you.

  5. @afterbang — QT = QuikTrip? They’re rated top tier, as is Shell. At that level the variation between brands is negligible. Actually, the variation between all brands is negligible — gas is gas, only the additives differ, and the benefits manifest only under prolonged, continuous use. If you’re leasing a car for 2-3 years you will never reap the benefit.

  6. If you register a credit card with Fuel Rewards that is already registered with a Dining program by Rewards Network, e.g. MileagePlus Dining the card will be removed from the Dining program!

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