An Easy Way to Save 5¢ Per Gallon Every Time You Gas Up

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A fun new(ish) perk for IHG Rewards Club members is status with Shell Fuel Rewards which equals instant savings of 5 cents/gal every time you visit a Shell station. I saw the email this spring and finally found a few minutes to create an account and link it to my IHG Rewards account. 

As a Club Member (no status) I qualified immediately for the $.05/gal discount, those with higher elite statuses can get more. The best part? Anyone can get this discount. Just sign up for a free IHG Rewards Club account which makes you a member and then link it to your Fuel Rewards account.

When visiting a participating gas station you just select Fuel Rewards or enter your Alt ID (usually your phone number). Voila! Instant discount, no additional purchases or special credit card needed.

You don’t have to go through IHG to join Fuel Rewards, but it’s a better deal if you do. Right now you can sign up for free directly on the Fuel Rewards site. That gets you three months of free Gold Status, then you need to gas up at least 6 times every 3 months to keep it. Failure to do so drops you to Silver Status and a $.03/gal discount. Status through IHG membership does not require any minimums.

In my area Shell tends to be a little more expensive than other gas stations but I’ve already found this discount useful when I don’t many options for refueling or would prefer to save time by stopping at a station on my side of the road.


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