This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine.
We’re headed into summer with a couple of big road trips in our plans. Both trips come with hitting the road for hours upon hours. Which is why I’m excited to have teamed up with Shell to share about how I’m using the Fuel Rewards® program while traveling.
Where We’re Headed
We have two trips on the books for this summer. First, I’m taking on a major task of road tripping with teens and piloting a van full of six kids from Seattle, Washington to Estes Park, Colorado. Lizzy will be attending a camp there and Mia and I will be exploring Estes Park while she camps.
Next up is a family adventure trip rafting on the Lower Salmon River in Idaho. We’ll be heading to Lewiston, Idaho, a five-hour drive from Seattle.
How I’ll Save Money While Driving
Currently Shell has a promotion for Instant Gold Status with the Fuel Rewards® program. One of the best perks in my opinion of Gold Status is that you save 5¢/gallon on gas (up to 20 gallons / visit). With my upcoming road trips, we’ll be filling up often, and those savings can add up.
How I’ll Save Money Beyond 5¢/gallon at the Pump
I just signed up for the Fuel Rewards® program and linked my credit cards to my Fuel Rewards® account. There are certain retailers that are partnered with the program to help me earn additional fuel discounts. So, while I’m buying snack foods and drinks for all those teens at the participating Shell stations we stop at, I’ll be earning even more fuel discounts.
How It’s Easy to Use with the Fuel Rewards App
Before we headed out today for some pre-trip errands I downloaded the Fuel Rewards® app onto my phone. It’s also how I signed up, and my virtual card was immediately available with my phone number to use as my ALT ID at the pump.
The app is also an easy way to find Shell stations and participating stores so you can earn your fuel rewards. The app also has a handy feature that shows you the price per gallon at your local Shell station and what your price will be with your Fuel Rewards® savings. Remember that the current promotion gives you Instant Gold Status when you sign up, which means you automatically get 5¢/gallon off.
You Can Sign Up Too!
So as we head out for our fun road trips this summer, perhaps you’ll be hitting the roads along with us. If you are, I recommend you take a minute to sign up for the Fuel Rewards® program before you head out. You’ll get #InstantGold Status and those Fuel Rewards® savings can add up to help you splurge while on your trip.
*Restrictions apply. To qualify for the Gold/Silver Status offers, you must be a Fuel Rewards® member and swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID when you fuel at a participating Shell station. With Gold Status, you will receive 5¢/gal in Fuel Rewards® savings on every fill-up. The 5¢/gal reward for Gold Status will be combined with other rewards in your Fuel Rewards® account. If you are an existing Fuel Rewards® member, you will receive Gold Status from 6/5/2017 through 12/31/17, the “Existing Member Introductory Period”. If you are a new Fuel Rewards® member, you will receive Gold Status for the initial month you join through the last day of the month, 6 full calendar months later, the “New Member Introductory Period”. The last 3 months of the Existing Member Introductory Period or the New Member Introductory Period (collectively the “Introductory Period”) is the “Qualification Period”. You will retain your Gold Status during the Qualification Period, but you must make 6 qualifying fuel purchases to qualify for Gold Status for the next 3 months, the “Benefit Period”. During the Benefit Period, you must continue to make 6 qualifying fuel purchases to maintain your Gold Status for the next 3-month Benefit Period. A qualifying fuel purchase is any fuel purchase at a participating Shell station in which you swipe your Fuel Rewards® card or enter your Alt ID and fill up with at least 5-gallons of any grade of fuel. For example, if you are a new Fuel Rewards® member and register on 6/15/2017, you will receive Gold Status through the New Member Introductory Period (i.e., 12/31/2017). You will need to fill up with at least 5 gallons of fuel at least 6 times during the Qualification Period (i.e., 10/1/2017 and 12/31/2017) to maintain Gold Status during the Benefit Period (i.e., from 1/1/2018 to 3/31/2018). Thereafter, if you continue to fill up with at least 5 gallons of fuel at least 6 times during the successive 3 consecutive month Benefit Periods, you will retain your Gold Status. If you do not maintain your Gold Status, you will receive Silver Status. With Silver Status, you will receive 3¢/gal in Fuel Rewards® savings. The 3¢/gal reward for Silver Status will be combined with other rewards in your Fuel Rewards® account. Redeem Fuel Rewards® savings with your Fuel Rewards® card or Alt ID at participating Shell stations. Fuel Rewards® savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your financial card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. Fuel Rewards® savings must be redeemed in a single transaction. Once you begin to dispense fuel using your Fuel Rewards® savings, you must dispense to the 20-gallon limit or you forfeit any remaining discounted gallons of fuel. For example, if you only pump fifteen (15) gallons of fuel, you would abandon the remaining five (5) gallons of discounted fuel. If you have a rewards balance greater than the current per-gallon price of fuel, the price will roll down to the maximum capability of the fuel equipment, and your remaining rewards will be saved for a future fuel purchase. Dispenser may require a price of up to 10.9¢/gal. It may not be possible to combine multiple discounts and/or rewards in a single transaction. For purchases of $75 or more, please go inside to pay. Unbranded diesel and alternative fuels may not be eligible. The Fuel Rewards® program is owned and operated by Excentus Corporation. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Not valid where prohibited by law. Please see fuelrewards.com for complete Fuel Rewards® program details and Terms and Conditions. Other restrictions may apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To learn more, visit fuelrewards.com/gold or call (888) 603-0473.